I've just received a second notice from a New York state based outfit, requesting I pay an "outstanding" charge of $50 odd Canadian, for their client, a Music Club which I will leave nameless at present. The situation is highly galling. To my knowledge I have no unpaid accounts from the music club, whether from ordered or unordered shipments. Yes, I received three different unordered shipments from the club! The first got opened because I thought it was something I had ordered and was expecting. But I returned it. Two more shipments were returned unopened. The last one returned was even ship-dated a day subsequent to the day I phoned in my immediate cancellation of membership (last October) My cancellation was due to general dissatisfaction with the music club, and unordered shipments were part of the reason. Anyway, several months later this Debt Collector wrote (their letter received by me 18 January 2005), and said they were working for the music club, and that I must either pay the amount or contest the charge. Within a day, I was in phone contact with the music club, went over the history of this problem, and as of January 20th, was told that the account balance had been adjusted to be $0. I wrote to this Debt Collector on January 20th to inform him of this, and closed with, "trusting this matter is closed" Now, a month later, this Debt Collector has written to say that since they did not hear from me, I obviously owe the money, please send it... Is this just a petty shake-down? If I just ignore him, will this go away? Is there any Public Agency that regulates this industry in NY?