What happens when you dispute a debt with a debt collector?
I was just called on my cell about a bill I supposedly owe from 2008. (yeah, 4 fucking years ago!) I have not recieved any letters or other calls about this bill. I got quite the run around on the phone trying to figure shit out. The collector says it was from a hospital, one that I had never been to. So I call that hospital. The hospital says to call another number that handles their billing. Those people say I owe this, that and another from various dates. All of which I believe i have paid. (copayments) (I have to go through my bank statements to verify tho) They also say a date but the amts are not matching what the collector say I owe. So I call collector back, get shit because I wouldnt give my social. Hang up. I call back to get another person and this time the collector tells me the date in question, which matches one the hospital says but their amt is different. hospital says 48 dollars, collector is saying 90. I asked where an extra 50 bucks is coming from. hang up (they hung up on me!!!) So I call back, go through it all again and I am told once I get it right with the original creditor to call them back.W..T........F???????
What the hell do I do now?