They send me a letter to pay them for a debit they I owe but I have never heard of this company before
I suggest you provide that letter to a credit attorney in your area to get a better idea on how to proceed. Without more information, it will be difficult for a lawyer to accurately respond to this.
As an attorney I can opine we need more information to answer your question. Initially have you ran an internet search on the name of the company? That might tell you if the letter is real. Creditors sell debt that is past due and/or hire collection companies all the time.. .
I have answered this question with a general knowledge of law. My answer does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Be wary! There are a lot of scammers out there. Many people are acting like they are collection companies, but really are not. If you don't recognize the company, and they don't give you enough information to link their correspondence with a particular debt that you owe, you should do much more investigation before sending any money to them. If you can't complete the investigation on your own, you should engage a qualified Attorney to assist you in reviewing the documentation and negotiating the matter to a closure on your behalf.
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