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Debt buyers purchase bad debts that were written off by the original creditor. They pay pennies on the $1 and try to collect the full amount. They have so little information about the original debt that they frequently pursue the wrong person, try to collect the wrong amount, or pursue a debt that is not owed—or was already repaid.

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