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Sent to Debt Collections by an Accountant who claims he worked .

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Sent to Debt Collections by an Accountant who claims he worked for me. Can I fight this?
Background:
Visited Accountant office months ago, had initial consultation, and told me to send files to get a good idea of my cost basis in RE. I did not send everything in, had a couple phone calls with his assistants, but had several questions that were never answered. They spit out a profit/loss statement a few months later in pdf, but I wanted Quickbooks file. Also, have no clue where or how he got any of the numbers, so it's essentially worthless. He never returned phone calls, always out of office, and I gave up a month later. Now I'm getting phone calls about a bill due by a debt collector. What should I do, I don't want to pay him, he didn't even help me!
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 8 months ago.
aside from value, did this person put in hours for which he was not paid? was he an employee or contractor? how much is involved?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
He says he did, and I hired him as a contractor I guess, since he has his own LLC. According to debt collections I owe him $260.
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 8 months ago.
You can contest it on basis he didn't perform. A debt this small rarely leads to lawsuit. Practically some people raise the objections and offer reduced amounts in settlement to avoid potential for a credit report or other loss of time. I wish you the best. I trust the answer has been helpful. kindly let me know.

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