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Perhaps negotiating it significantly to 10 cents on the dollar would be a good result. Explain to Aspen that you are not obligated to pay anything but willing to resolve the issue for 251 dollars Otherwise, Aspen would be in violation of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act if they fail to explain why you owe the amount you owe and do not itemize all costs for you to review. Unfortunately by not paying it Aspen could report this to the credit reporting agencies which would lower your credit score. However, if the debt is not owed, that would also be a violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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