So, Frontier is claiming I owe them $74.98, months after I cancelled the account.

I sent them a letter asking for an accounting of the amounts which lead to this total, with date for each, so I could verify that I actually owed it -- and their response has been to send it to a collection agency, CCS, who is (of course) reiterating the demand without providing any new information.

Does anyone know how to say "fsck off, I don't owe this" in legalese?

@dredmorbius That would presumably require several hours of time, with unknown probability of victory?

Could I possibly claim for the time invested, at my usual rate of $60/hour?

@woozle Illegal Debt Collection Practices
Learn what bill collectors can and cannot do under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/il

@woozle "Not only can you use your knowledge of these laws to protect yourself from harassment, but if a collector violates one of these laws, you may be able to: use the violation to negotiate a better settlement, file a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (for debt collectors with more than $10 million in annual receipts...) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), or sue the collector. (To learn more, see What Can You Do If a Debt Collector Violates the FDCPA?)"

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@dredmorbius Hmm, maybe I should think of this as a paying gig -- of which I could use more right now...

It's not like I always get paid on time by my usual client anyway >.>

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