Just moved, paid electric bill, got a letter in the mail about being turned over to collection agency?

I ve been living in my apartment since the beginning of July, I paid the electric bill at the beginning of this month, and I m expecting my next bill at the beginning of next month. I just got a letter in the mail that isn t addressed to any name except my apartment address, it said that "my" account has

I ve been living in my apartment since the beginning of July, I paid the electric bill at the beginning of this month, and I m expecting my next bill at the beginning of next month. I just got a letter in the mail that isn t addressed to any name except my apartment address, it said that "my" account has been turned over to the collection agency for $500+! There absolutely no way I owe that much, do you think it s probably from the owners before? Should I even bother calling the collection agency back?

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DON W:
It sounds like it's a debt from the former occupants.

On Monday call them at their public phone number (don't use the number in the letter in case it's a scam), and ask them what this is about, since you've only lived at the address for two months.

StephenWeinstein:
You should never ever call any collection agency for any reason. By calling, you give them the ability to lie and say that you agreed to pay it or that you said it was for you or anything else that they want to say that you said, because you spoke to them on the phone.

It probably wasn't meant for you, which matters if you don't speak to them on the phone. It was probably for a previous tenant (maybe the most recent, maybe an earlier one), and that matters if you don't speak to the collection agency on the phone. If you speak to them on the phone, then they can say that you agreed to pay, even if it wasn't your debt, and then you do have to pay, because you spoke to them on the phone.

Judy:
Call the electric company.
AlCapone:
Could be a scam. Could be for former tenants. Could be a mistake. Call the electric company and ask about it.
JenWales:
Send the bill to your landlord.
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