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This may very well be a scam or an illegal attempt to collect a time barred debt. It is difficult to say without doing a full records check. BUT be very careful in dealing with these people. They may simply be trying to scam you.
In fact, even if a debt judgement was entered in 2009, it may very likely be time barred. OHIO has a 5 year limitation on judgments unless they are renewed. See:
(21 years if renewed or revived: http://codes.findlaw.com/oh/title-xxiii-courts-common-pleas/oh-rev-code-sect-2325-18.html)
Additionally, the statute of limitations on debt in Ohio is 6 years.
So it is very possible that you do not owe this debt AND that the debt collector is violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If so you can file a complaint with the FTC:
The best course of action at this point would be to consult local counsel who can look at the Notice you received, check the court records and determine whether any debt actually exists. Most attorneys who do this work will meet with you at little or no cost to assess your case. Additionally, if the debt collector has violated the law you may be entitled to punitive damages as well as attorneys fees.
This link can help you find local counsel:
You can also file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General Office of Consumer Protection:
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