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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-01-11 03:39 PM
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8. Phone Calls for Someone Else
Edited on Wed Jun-01-11 03:41 PM by hamsterjill
I'm one of those people (and there are many of us these days) receiving phone calls on my home land line for an individual that has a similar name to mine, but not someone who I know. I don't know the person, don't know how to contact the person, am not connected to this situation in any way, shape, form or fashion. I'm just getting phone calls.

In the last 30 days, I've received over 20 phone calls asking for this person. Each phone call comes from a different number, and a different company name is given. Each time I explain that I do not know this person, and each time the rude collection agent says that they will update their records accordingly. But I'm betting that they don't give a rat's ass whether someone else calls me the next time or not.

As far as I can tell, there is no way to get this stopped. I was, at one time, demanding that the person on the line give me the company name, address, etc., and I was sending written notification that I was not connected. But most of the time, these jerks hang up when this information is requested. And I've found that sending a letter really accomplishes nothing, because they simply use a different company name on subsequent phone calls.

This is a racket! It's simply some smart-asses using google to try to find relatives, etc. And they are, obviously, NOT even very good at using google. This industry needs to reined in.
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