Hey guys I am having a big problem with my contacts. While trying to do a backup of my 300 contacts I kept having a problem with various backup apps backing up 1700+ contacts. They all would do this and the last one I used actually showed the contacts names as it was backing them up.

It revealed many of them had up to 30 stored for just the one contact name, so way more than duplicates. I am wondering how I can fix this problem as it is not the apps, its actually how android is storing them and creating many "contacts" for just one contact.

thanks for the help.