Saugerties, NY asked in Collections for New York

Q: I just received a call from collection there are three bills two are 2013 and one is 2015 never on my credit

They said they sent a letter in April 2020 which I did not receive. These bills have never showed up on my credit and they said the hospital filed for collections in 2016. Can they do this?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This is something that a debt collection attorney would be able to advise best on, but you await a response for two weeks. At this point, depending on the amount at stake, it might be advisable to look into a brief consult with a collection defense attorney to look over all the alleged claims. Even though you did not receive the bill/letters, if for some reason they move ahead with any kind of legal action in which you wind up as a no-show due to incorrect address information or other technicality, that could create bigger headaches if they succeed in obtaining a judgment. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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