Collectors Calling My Cell For My Wife

by Mike
(Harrison, Ohio)

I took over my wife's cell phone because I had my leg amputated just above the knee last year in case I needed it. I keep getting collection calls asking for her and I keep repeatedly telling them it's my cell phone now and to not call me anymore because I had my leg amputated and it's hard for me to rest and they call me all hours of the day anyway. Is there anything I can do about this?

I am tired of receiving the calls from them. I'm going through therapy and to prosthetics for adjustments and they keep calling me regardless all day long. I told them I would report them for harassment if they call again.

What can I do to stop these calls and get something done? Thanks for your time.


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Feb 21, 2011
Calls for your wife's debt


We're sorry to hear what you are going through.

Collectors aren't allowed to call repeatedly for the purpose of harassing debtors, but there is no specific number of calls that are considered harassing. It's left up to the courts to determine whether a collector's behavior is considered harassment.

As for the calls to your wife's cell, it would probably depend on the circumstances. Is your wife communicating with the collector? Or is she ignoring their calls?

We recommend you and your wife at least read the first chapter of Debt Collection Answers online for free so you'll have a basic understanding of your rights when dealing with this collector.

If you think the collector is breaking the law by calling repeatedly to harass you, it would not hurt to you can contact a local consumer law attorney with experience in debt collection cases. Find out how to get FREE or low cost legal advice about debt collection from a consumer law attorney here. They can evaluate the situation and advise you at to whether the collection agency has potentially broken any laws.

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