Multiple debt collectors trying to collect debt that is not mine

For the last 6 months I have been called 4-5 times a week from multiple debt collectors trying to collect debt from me. I have a very common name but the person they are trying to reach has a different social security number and middle initial. I was told by one agency that they were given my telephone number by the county. How do I get this straightened around.

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May 07, 2013
Multiple Multiple debt collectors trying to collect debt that is not mine
by: Debtcollectionanswers.com

The federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) gives you the right to tell the collectors that the debts are not yours and that you do not want to be contacted about them again. Once you do, the law says that the collectors will be violating the law if they continue to call or write you.

Put your requests in writing, make a copy of each letter for your file and send the letters via certified mail, return receipt requested. Attach each receipt to your copy of the applicable letter.

In your letters, explain that the debt the collector wants you to pay is not yours even though your name and the name of the debtor is the same, and that therefore, you do not want to be contacted about the debt again. Go here to read more about sending cease and desist letter to stop a debt collector.

If any of the collectors continue calling you after they've received your letter, go here to get free legal advice about what to do next.

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