Letter from Lawyer Regarding Cell Phone Debt
I recently received a letter from an Attorney's office stating they are collecting a debt for Sprint. I also with in on week get a call from my father (I am 27) stating he received a call from a firm stating my account was going before a judge and they wanted to settle prior to a judgement. This was for an account I signed up for at 19 and ended at 21, they are trying to say I owe 989.00 for a bill that was originally 125.00??? I called the number and I knew they were not allowed to call my father (he was never listed on my account) and I live in California(community property state) and I informed the "rep" that they had violated my privacy by informing my father of my personal debt. We may have the same last name, but they called his cell phone and tried to collect from him! When I spoke with the supervisor, he informed me they did not break the law??? And what is with a law firm stating they are collecting a debt? I have read about these Junk debt companies that pay a lawyer to put the lawyers name on their collection notices to help improve collections. Can someone point me in the right direction?