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Can two collection agencies collect on the same debt

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Can two collection agencies collect on the same debt?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Thank you for your question. I am happy to assist you.

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Two collection agency cannot collect on the same debt. A debt is only required to be paid one time.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
My credit card was sent by the credit card company to a collection agency. I had worked out a payment plan with this agency and was paying on time consistently. Then the credit card company sent my account to another collection agency with the balance back to the beginning. I am now getting my bank account garnshed. Is this legal?
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.
No it is not legal. I suggest that you retain local counsel. Here is a link that may assist you: www.Martindale.com
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