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Removal of Fraudulent Collections
I co-signed a lease for my mother's apartment in Chicago at the Grand Plaza. She moved out in October, 2012. In March, 2014, the Grand Plaza emailed me indicating that I owed $5814 in unpaid rent for July 2012 and September 2012 This is not true. When my mom moved out in October 2012, she had to use a key to access the loading dock elevator. She had to obtain the key from the Grand Plaza's office. They would not have given her the key if she wasn't paid in full. I do not have any proof that it was paid because my mom passed away last year and my sister who was helping her also passed away last year. So I cannot access cancelled checks. Now the Grand Plaza has a collections agency, IQ Data, calling me constantly and telling me they put this collection on my credit report and they ruined my credit--they were nasty. I tried explaining the situation to the Grand Plaza and to IQ Data, which didn't work. How do I get this off my credit report while I am trying to resolve this? There is clearly something fishy going on because they are coming after me two years after the "unpaid" rent was due. I'd really appreciate some advice on this. Many thanks.

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