Today I received a letter from these people and they want payment sent to them at Malcolm S Gerald and Associates 332 South Michigan Ave, Suite 600 Chicago, Il 60604, but they have an address in the upper left hand corner PO Box 1058 Oaks, PA 19456. Thats when the first red flag went up. Then I checked them out on the BBB site and they have a unsatisfactory record with the bureau. I am going to hit them with a debt validation letter.
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