Can collection agency call me for my mother debt that she never had?
I received a phone call from Collection agency stating that they are attorney calling for my mother security breach matter. When I called the person back she explained that my mother has incurred debts since 1998 with one credit card company that now they took over the collection. She said that someone opened the credit card account in 1998 and has been paying it until 2004 then payment stopped. I told the collector that my mother never had any credit cards and therefore that debt wasn't her debt. The collector told me that since I'm my mother's power attorney (which I don't know how they got that info from) I can speak freely on her behalf and I should take care of her debt. I told the collector that I need to find out more about the credit card she opened and incurred transactions since I have no idea who opened the account or stole her identity. I told the collector that I will call back next week. I received multiple calls from the collectors the next day and the day after 2-3 calls a day. Is this allowed? Can I do anything to stop this phone call for the debt that didn't belong to me or my mother. Although I am my mother's power of attoney but can the collection agency pressure me or forcing me to deal with this matter? My mother and I are in state of Florida. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you
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