Can a bank call a third party to collect a debt?
Today is 2/23/11 and I received a phone call from a bank asking to speak to me. They wanted me to contact my daughter and have her call them right away. They said they have been trying to contact her for several days and have been unable to get her. They want me to call them and let them know the best time to call her, or call her and have her call them. This is about the fourth time in the past several months this bank has done this. I've called them back twice and asked them what this was regarding and they told me I was put down as a reference. But, if that was the case, why did they want me to contact her and have her contact them. I've asked them to stop calling me, but to no avail. Is there anything I can do to get this stopped? I have a feeling they are trying to collect on a past due payment or something similar and this is not a "reference" call. I've had people call me for references before and they have never asked me to contact the person I was giving the reference on for them.