Harvey wrote:Can I take them to court for the money they owe? It seems like a pretty clear cut case and I don't particularly like being jerked around like this!
You can. I seem to remember reading about someone who sued the state because they went after him for child support and when he didn't pay, they threw him in jail. He had no children. His mistake? He threw the info from the CS collection people away because he assumed it wasn't for him. In the end they took many thousands of dollars from him, and he was suing the CS agency.
In your case I would be astounded if you didn't lose money trying to go through the courts to get your money back.