Allied Interstate has been calling saying they are helping to collect for GE Money. They also called saying they are in house collectors for Capital One. Can they be house collectors for both? Do they have to follow the Fair Debt act? Don't they have to send me a letter 5 days after phone contact? When I asked about this letter, they didn't know what I was talking about.
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