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This is going to be a scam for sure. For your information, even if there was such a debt, the statute of limitations in Maryland is 3 years so if this is an old debt, you would be beyond the statute of limitations in all likelihood anyways. What you want to do is send them a certified, return receipt requested letter explaining you do not owe this debt and demand they immediately cease and desist all further efforts to contact you and/or anyone else to collect this debt. Inform them that any efforts to do otherwise will constitute a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and that you will report each and every violation to the Federal Trade Commission. Each violation carries at least a $1,000 fine. Also let them know that should they file any negative credit report, you will be filing a defamation suit against them for both your actual and punitive damages. In my experience, the fine under the Federal Act and the threat of the defamation should be an end to these collection efforts.
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