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Debt collector has wrong person and is contacting my employer

A debtor with my same first and last name and middle initial owes a student loan debt for a college in another state I never attended. The debt collectors have my previous address listed on the notice,...
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Can a debt collector garnish my wage without a judgment?

I am going through student loan hell. Trying to consolidate loans and running into walls (repeatedly). I am getting overwhelmed. Can a debt collector garnish my wage without a judgment? I am trying ...
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I'd like to sell my interest in a money judgment/garnishment - not sure of market for that

I am a landlord and just filed with the county sheriff for garnishment of a bad debt - a prior tenant. The tenant has a job and is being garnished - I just don't want to wait fo so long to get the ...
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What is garnishing / garnishment of wages or accounts and when does it happen?

What does garnishing / garnishment of wages or accounts mean? Under what circumstances does it happen and what are the implications?