Former friend refuses to change address

by Joe

A down on his luck friend stayed with me from 9/2008 to 3/2009. While staying with me, he used my address for his mail. Unknown to me, he then decided to move in with another friend back in the city he had lived in. Within days I had two people show up late on a Sunday night in an attempt to contact him. Within 2 weeks, a tow truck driver arrived to repossess his car. Phone calls and letters from his bank, credit card companies followed. I also had a sheriff with an arrest warrant show up at my apartment.

The letters and phone calls start again any time his debt is bought by another debt collector.

This person will not change his address with the post office, nor do I know it.

Every time I receive new letters or calls I go through the motions of informing them that this person doesn't live at this address, etc. This happened twice in the past week.

Will I continue to have to deal with this former friend's willful negligence each time his accounts are bought by a new agency? Do I have any options to put an end to this matter once and for all?

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Aug 24, 2012
Former friend refuses to change address

Sounds like a very frustrating situation, Joe.

I assume that you have been informing the various companies and individuals who contact you about your friend's bad debts that he no longer lives with you verbally rather than in writing. I recommend that from now on you contact them in writing and that you send your letters via certified mail with a return receipt requested. Keep a copy of each letter for your files. That way you have a written record of what you have done.

If the contacts do not stop, then I would schedule a FREE consultation with a consumer law attorney. The attorney can advise you about any additional actions you may want to take.

You might also speak with someone at your local Post Office to see if there is a way for you to stop your friend's mail from coming to your home.

I hope this advise helps. Good luck!

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