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Once a debtor receives the first collection letter, he can request verification of the debt in the first 30 days. A collection agency cannot continue collections until they provide proof to the debtor that he indeed owes the debt.
The statute of collections for debt collection is 6 years. Once a debt is 6 years old, the debtor cannot be sued in court. In Maine it is illegal for a conversation to be recorded when neither party is aware of a recording, minimum one-party consent is needed for call recording.
The 10 largest cities in Maine are; Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Auburn, Biddeford, Augusta, Saco, Westbrook and Waterville. Debt collectors in Maine must obtain a collection agency license and a bond in order to operate legally.