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the operator said "you may end up with more of a debt if you appeal it"

Debt amount: 
$1363
Date debt issued: 
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Period debt occurred: 
July 2010 to April 2011
Payment Type: 
Abstudy
Appealing Debt?: 
No
Tell us about your debt and how has this affected you? e.g. anxiety levels, financial and accommodation stress: 

It was very stressful because I couldn't understand what I had done wrong.

How do you feel about the way the Government has handled this process?: 

I felt powerless and when I queried the debt and said may I appeal it the operator said "you may end up with more of a debt if you appeal it".