There is no law preventing a person from purchasing debt that you accrued. You do, however, have the right tell the attorney/collector in writing that he/she is no longer permitted to call or write to you at home, and that if he continues to do so, you will file suit against him under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. You may want to familiarize yourself with the provisions of that statute - http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0149-debt-collection - before sending the letter.
If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore, NY 11710 Telephone -516.512.6333 Email - Jgold@goldbenes.com
Also, you might want to check with a local consumer protection attorney, but generally SSD is not garnishable income. You can also check with your state's Attorney General if they have a consumer protection division. They may be able to help you. There is a lot of information out on the internet about dealing with debt collectors. Google Bud Hibbs. Elizabeth Powell
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