Wrong Person, But They Keep Calling

by CT

I have talked with their reps many, many times, and we discovered they have the wrong person. There is another person in this same town with my same first and last name (diff. middle initial, diff. address, diff. birth year, etc). But they keep calling a minimum of three times a day, every day! How do I stop them?

This same name person's number is obviously not listed, but mine is. Do I have to disconnect my phone or change the number, go unlisted, what? This is crazy!!

Isn't there an agency which protects citizens from this kind of unnecessary, continual harassment?

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Apr 20, 2011
Stopping Collection Calls for Someone Else
by: DebtCollectionAnswers.com

CT -

You can certainly file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC.gov) and your state attorney general's office. And you should do that since these agencies will investigate if they see a pattern of abuse by a particular company. But it won't solve your specific problem.

For that, you should call a consumer law attorney. The good news is that you have a very strong federal law on your side, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Under that law, collectors cannot call third parties except to locate the debtor, they can't call repeatedly unless you tell them to call back or they have reason to believe you have additional information to help them locate the debtor, and once they have found the debtor those calls must stop.

If the debt collector has broken the law, you may be entitled to damages and your attorney's fees, which is why some attorneys will take these kinds of cases on a contingent fee basis.

You can talk with a consumer law attorney with experience in debt collection cases. Learn how to get low cost or FREE legal help with your debt collection problem here. There is no fee unless you recover.

Don't be afraid to stand up for your rights here. It sounds like you have done everything you can to resolve this and now it's time to get help. Let us know how this turns out.

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