Tek-Collect, Inc and XXXX XXXX, Initially disclosed the wrong amount and date of the bill, and while I was verifying the amount with my dental insurance company sent this to Tek-Collect , Inc., a collection company with a very poor reputation. When I tried to pay the amount owed, I was told I could not. When I contacted Tek-Collect, I was told by the representative and supervisor that they would rather have this on my credit report to harm my credit, than actually receive the money. This is REPREHENSIBLE!!! These collection companies are more interested in harming consumers than receiving payment.