Originally Posted by TeamCasey
I've been reading a bit more this morning. This company has a horrid reputation for harrasment and collecting false debt. Unless they send me something in writing, they can sit and spin.
You should document all of the calls you receive, TC. If the agency has been told that the person they are looking for is deceased and--by default--not available, they are (or should be) aware of the proper channels by which they may collect on an outstanding debt, if such debt exists. Continually attempting to contact an individual they know to be unreachable--be it via phone calls, mail, or otherwise--can constitute harassment.
Additionally, any lawyer working in the field of debt collection, bankruptcy or some similar area should be able to advise you here. You also might try the local bar association, who frequently maintains attorneys on retainer to answer such questions received from the general public. Just remember: a collection agency has a right to attempt to collect an outstanding debt, but they do not have a right to harass.