I've received a collection notice from a former dentist claiming I owe him 4500 dollars for services 10 years ago. He was convicted of theft shortly after that time. He billed the govt. For procedures that never took place. I haven't paid on this for 5 years,questioning the validity and accuracy of these charges.
Should I respond with letter of dispute?
1 Answer from Attorneys
If he is in Minnesota his claim may be beyond the statute of limitation.
If a third-party is collecting on his behalf, it may violate the fair debt collection practices act.