Fox News offers some advice:
Be careful what you say on the phone. Don’t offer the debt collector a lot of information or engage in a long conversation. Sullivan says they may be recording what you say on the call to use the information against you. What you should do is request validation of the debt. Then get off of the phone immediately. He says collection agents are trained to influence your behavior and what they want you to do will most likely not be in your best interest
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