Ended Fios with $0 balance received a $200 bill sent to collections months later

We had Verizon when we moved into our apt and was VERY happy with the service. When our lease ended we moved into a bigger apt however that community was contracted with Comcast (the worst!!). We setup the cancellation date and everything was good. We called and asked when our last bill was due and they said the following month. We asked if there is anything else because our contract was for 2 years, but we would only have used it for about a year. They told us no we would be good and the account will be closed and we would owe nothing. Then they said we would be credited (receive a refund) because they were not able to service our new apt. Everything was cool and we paid our last bill. We received a statement showing the credit/refund owed to us. So everything is good and now we just found out we mysteriously owe $200 and that Verizon has sent this unpaid bill to collections. We had never been notified and was assured by not only the rep on the phone, but the rep in the store when we returned our equipment. We are currently trying to fix this; however, Verizon is claiming there is nothing that they can do since they sent it to collections. I really believe this is some very shady business practices as I am researching and seeing this is not an isolated incident. Any suggestions would be nice. Thanks

Re: Ended Fios with $0 balance received a $200 bill sent to collections months later
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