How do I get debt collectors to stop calling?
Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:06 AM
Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:15 AM
Punch the number in to Google and look at the first result. It's not pretty.
Well, it looks like they didn't call from an unavailable number this time. The phone number is 866-256-9096. They called twice today while I was at work, but I had it on vibrate so it wasn't really a problem. Any chance of finding out who it is with the phone number alone?
Now that, my friend, is a shared moment.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 02:40 AM
Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:17 PM
Granted, this was actually something under my wife's name but it was some unjustified dentist/insurance BS. They did stop, but 3 years later we had to pay it anyway when we bought a house to get approved for mortgage. Blah.
Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:45 PM
Posted 03 November 2009 - 04:07 PM
Fast forward to applying for a mortgage. The debt had been resold three times. I contacted the debt company, but they were too busy to discuss the problem. I gave up calling them and there is nothing on my credit reports now.
EDIT: Have you tried these three questions?
1. Do I know you?
2. Do I owe you money?
3. Why are you calling me?
Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:01 PM
Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:39 PM
At this point I just let them call. The phone ringing doesn't bother me that much, and I figure that if they keep calling the wrong number (mine) they will NEVER collect from Debra. At this point I'm actually on Debra's side. There's a limited amount of time to collect on a debt in Texas.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:20 AM
I'm getting calls from one of those damn telemarketing companies, they call me from different numbers so what I started doing was forwarding all my calls to one of their numbers.
I guess that won't work for everyone, but maybe some of you have phones that can forward only certain calls.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:33 AM
Posted 04 November 2009 - 08:18 AM
They leave an amusing message on my answering machine during the day when we're not home. Something to the effect of: "If you are not the person this call is addressed to, please hang up now. (3 second pause) If you continue to listen to this message, you acknowledge that you ARE Debra blah blah blah."