A google search indicates that this is a debt collector trying to rattle your cage. Check out the link below. You may want to talk to your new york attorney general.
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Yes, probably scam on you. Contact your local authorities.
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This description is strongly suspicious for scam. Real debt collectors are prohibited by the federal Fair Debt Collection Practice Act (FDCPA) from operating in this fashion, and you may now have rights under the FDCPA. For more information, go to the FTC website here: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0258-fake-debt-collectors
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A debt collector would not sue you for something it knows to be a fraudulent charge. I suspect a scam. They will probably ask you to confirm you ID information such as your social security number, date of birth, and account numbers..... don't do it.
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