A collection agency is harassing a local consumer about appliances that were bought from Leon's around 12 years ago. Not only is the consumer claiming foul, but the collection agency put a note on the person's credit profile, preventing a mortgage from going through until around $1500 is paid (the original cost). The statute of limitations on collections on credit is something like 6 years, so this agency is abusing their power. The agency refuses to remove the note too. What's even more bizarre is that this is actually a repeat of the exact same scenario on the same appliances from 4 years ago!
If I was the consumer, I would launch a lawsuit, asking for damages in the amount of the house they're trying to buy - especially if the mortgage falls through.