Old Employer Accidently Overpaid Me Now Demanding Repayment Threatening Collections
My husband recently changed employers and after he left his previous employer we received a letter in the mail from them stating that they had accidentally overpaid him for one month. At that time they were asking for repayment, we did not respond to the letter. Now they have sent an additional letter which states that if we do not repay the "overpayment amount" they will forward it to a collections company!! Are we liable for this? In my mind this was a mistake made by the company and not by us. We were informed of it several months later, after the money had already been spent, and now they are trying to collect it! I do NOT want this to show up on my husband's credit report as he has great credit and we are looking to purchase a vehicle shortly!! What sort of action should we take?