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How do I stop BT hounding us for payment of someone else's account?

We have had a number of letters from debt collection agencies on behalf of BT and they are hounding us for payment of an account that has absolutely nothing to do with us. The account is for an address in a completely different part of the country where we have never lived. We have already spoken with the agencies, raised it to Action Fraud and provided BT with the relevant details but to no avail. BT have said the matter is closed but they still send the demands.

How can we get BT to recognise that this debt is not ours?

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Re: How do I stop BT hounding us for payment of someone else's account?

Would personally just bin them. Certainly wouldn't waste time phoning debt collectors.

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Re: How do I stop BT hounding us for payment of someone else's account?

Just to add it's nothing to do with BT once it get's to debt collectors and trying to get debt collectors to believe anything is impossible. They won't waste time trying to collect a debt unless it's worth a few thousand and they know that the person named will be at the address.

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Re: How do I stop BT hounding us for payment of someone else's account?

Actually the debt collection agencies have been fine, it's BT that is the problem.

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Re: How do I stop BT hounding us for payment of someone else's account?

I have tried ignoring them, but  "she" gets very stressed every time a demand appears. They're not doing her health any good, I just need to get them stopped.

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Re: How do I stop BT hounding us for payment of someone else's account?

If BT have passed a debt to a collection agency then BT are out of the picture. Collection agencies buy the debt. 

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Re: How do I stop BT hounding us for payment of someone else's account?

Sounds like a job for Citizens Advice

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