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Abuse of power is really a charge that is brought against government officials of one kind or another.
If you are trying to pay them the full amount then you might have a cause of action for harassment or the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act.
Is there anything illegal about what they are doing
However, those wouldn't apply if you are trying to get them to settle for something less than the full amount they are owed.
No, not unless you are trying to pay them in full.
Unless the actions themselves are somehow illegal.
If they were, for instance, continually garnishing a bank account that they were aware contained only social security funds (which they can't garnish) then you could file for sanctions.
But if they are just extremely aggressive and using legal means then there isn't anything that can be done.
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