If you have ever had a debt that went as far as a collection agency, you probably already know the annoyance they can be, even if the debt is not owed. But before you deal with them, check out the what collection agencies cannot do.
In Canada laws exist for the practices of debt collection. Normally bill collectors will ‘push’ these laws to get money. Debts that are over the Provincial Statute of Limitation should be ‘disputing the debt” and a collector told not contact you over the phone again. If a collector harasses you or makes threats, learn how to file a complaint with your province.
The Federal and Provincial Governments have Limitation Acts which provide a limit on the time an unsecured debt can be perused by legal proceedings. If an unsecured debt is not collected, or payments are not made on the unsecured debt within these time limits, then legal action cannot be taken by the creditor.