can't pay back debt

I owe my previous apartment 1500 dollars and I can't rent where I want to because that comes up. I wanted to pay it off but when I went back to my previous apartments they said that they were new owners and that the people I owed the debt to are gone and they don't know how to locate them. So it's a stain on my record and I can't get rid of it. They told me to call a collection agency but they told me that they only dealt with people trying to collect money from someone even though I'm trying to pay. What can I do?

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Get your credit reports from The collection agency that has this debt should be listed there (since you say it comes up when you try to rent). Contact the collection agency listed on your credit report to see how you can resolve the debt. Please read our free ebook first so you understand how to deal with the collection agency.

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