I received a coolection notice out of the blue, claiming i owed verizon $117. 09 for an address i lived in four years ago. The telephone number i supposedly had is an upstate ny telphone number and could not have possibly been connected in the area code i was in at the time. The woman claimed that the bil was from march 2003 through may 2003. While i lived at my old address (16 years) i did not have verizon as my home telphone company. She indicated they had sent numerous letters to my new address which is not true. I have a verizon home phone now but the numbner is not listed under my married name. I don't know how they got my old address, my name, or my current phone number. The whole thing reeks of a scam and from what i can tell others have dealt with these creeps. They are no longer using the westbury, ny address they have been using in the past. This woman told me this debt has been reported to "a credit age4ncy" but didn't seem to know which one. Any time i asked a question she told me i would have to wait 8 - 10 weeks for verizon to send me their documents so i could see all the information about this supposed debt. When i got my veriozn home phone number in august 08, nothing about a past due balance or being reported to a collection agency never was mentioned. I think this agency is fraudulent and the fact that they are now using a different address is telling. Further when i lived at my previous address (Which they have) i was in an 845 area code. The number connected to this debt is 518 (Albany area) . When i questioned the area code she said that verizon wouldn't be able to give me any information because the number had been "recycled. " this woman must think i am a complete idiot. In any case i am going to request my credit reports to see if it has been reported as she told it was. I am also going to send them a registered letter that they have to sign for and make them validate the debt. I wouold be interested in hearing from anyone who has had problems with this company.