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User Topic: Debt Collector- Prank?
fireproof
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Default  Posted: 12:51 PM, January 15th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I never have been called by a debt collector.

I also never carried a balance on my card.

They left a generic message to call a number but the never cant be completed as dialed.

Very odd - wrong number or a scam?

Thanks!


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stroppy_wanadoo
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Default  Posted: 12:57 PM, January 15th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Scam. Do they identify themselves as being from "Card Services" calling about your current credit card account? Usually a "Rachel" or "Heather" is the caller. I get this call a couple times a month. It's a scam - for what, exactly, I am unsure - but I wouldn't suggest calling them back or worrying about it.

Posts: 1148 | Registered: Jul 2006
LosferWords
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Member # 30369
Default  Posted: 1:17 PM, January 15th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Is this a newer phone number that you have?

I got a new cell phone/number a few months ago, and was recently contacted by a debt collection agency. Apparently the new phone number that I have used to be owned by someone else. I finally picked up and explained to them that they have the wrong person. They asked me if I was <firstname lastname>, and I said no, and they haven't called since. I did not give them any of my personal information, other than saying I was not that person (I didn't even give them my name).

Good luck!


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lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 1:48 PM, January 15th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I got a new cell phone/number a few months ago, and was recently contacted by a debt collection agency. Apparently the new phone number that I have used to be owned by someone else. I finally picked up and explained to them that they have the wrong person. They asked me if I was <firstname lastname>, and I said no, and they haven't called since. I did not give them any of my personal information, other than saying I was not that person (I didn't even give them my name).

This happened to me too. However, I have been receiving these call every 4 to 6 months for almost 9 years now. They always call for the same woman. I swear if I ever run into "LaTonya Banks" I'm going to kick her ass


A wise woman once said "fuck this shit" and she lived happily ever after.

If you want them to quit stabbing you in the back, then you need to quit handing them the knife.


Posts: 16621 | Registered: Mar 2007 | From: Houston
IrishGirlVA
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Default  Posted: 1:53 PM, January 15th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If you still have the voicemail and/or phone number they called from, do a google search on that number and see what pops. Many people report numbers online and give a description of who is calling and why.


Me, the "B": 42yo
Him, the "W": 38yo
DDay: June 2013
Status: Over

Posts: 1434 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Virginia
StillLivin
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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, January 15th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It's a scam.
They used to call STBX's number all the time, hell probably still do. He got suckered into a full conversation once. I honestly believe they shared his number with other scammers.


"Bitch please a good man can't be stolen." ROFLMAO - SBB
D: 7/2/2014

Posts: 4341 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: AZ
AnnieOakley
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Default  Posted: 3:48 PM, January 15th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I can sooo relate Lies.

We were getting calls for the same person for years as well. Most of the time I was very patient. Why kill the messenger...

However, there were 2 specific calls from the same collection agency that I went OFF on after I was patient for about 2++ years.

We finally disconnected the landline. Hardly ever used it anymore. They stopped then.


Me= BS, now 50
Him=WH, now 51
M=23+,T=27+
dday=7/06, 8/09 (pics at a work function), 11/09 VAR, 6/12 Sep'd, 10/14 Divorced.
"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill

Posts: 1364 | Registered: Jan 2007 | From: SFO area
MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, January 15th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It's a scam. File a complaint with the FTC. That should stop the calls - it does the trick for me.


MH - 43
Separated..
Nothing left to give....
"She is clothed with strenth & dignity and she laughs without fear of the future." #BlackLivesMatter

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