OK. Well this has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever dealt with. This is my first time dealing with something like this Here is the deal. About a year ago I rented many cars from Avis in Texas for work. I live in Tennessee. I dont get insurance as my company advises against it and they will cover (they have insurance for this). SOooo. One time when returning the car, the worker does their little walk around the car and says what happened here? I said "nothing, the car is being returned as I received it." They had me sign a form where I wrote that exact phrase and initialed. I thought nothing more about it. I dont know if anyone uses AVIS, but In DFW, they DO NOT do a walk around with you. In fact, they send you to your car where the keys are already in it. You just get in and drive away. So how do they even know there was nothing wrong with it when I took it. There could have been something done in the parking garage where I got it. ANYWAY, I then moved to a new house. Fast Foward to now (a year later). I get a call from a debt collection service (J&R). They tell me that Avis turned me over to them for an amount of $832 for an accident I had in an Avis rental car. So after a little thought it hit me... I moved, Avis must have mailed me information regarding this matter after the 6 month mail forwarding was over. Now I am dealing with this collection agency who is now threatening to affect my credit record. My credit record is SPOTLESS. I dont want it screwed with. But this is REDICULOUS. I DO NOT want them to get a cent (not even from my company). AVIS had my work number. THEY NEVER tried to contact me directly. THEY had my cell number! They never tried to contact at that number either! The colletion agency had NO trouble getting me by phone. They got me on their FIRST attempt. What the Hell AVIS? So now the point of this thread. What can I do with these people? They dont give a rats ass what I did or did not do with Avis or their car Avis will NOT talk to me as it has now been handed over to the collection agency. SO I feel stuck. Here is what I have done thus far. 1. I asked them for all the information (paperwork) they had. They sent it. It included the signed AVIS form where I wrote that I did NOT have an accident. 2. I resent them this form where I signed and stated I did not have an accident back to the collection agency. I included a note stating the same and that I did not owe any money for damage I did not do. They are still hounding me nd have now given me 25 days to pay or they will hit my credit record. I realize this is a tactic but they can do it and am sure they will. WHAT CAN I DO???? I have had one person tell me that I can request to have the debt turned back over to AVIS - that it is a law or something that they have to comply with. But what will this do for me really? Is there anything I can do short of having my comany pay this to get this stopped? The situation really pisses me off. I feel like i have been taken for a ride here. ANY help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.