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fireproof
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Default  Posted: 12:51 PM, January 15th (Wednesday)

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)

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.

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LosferWords
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Default  Posted: 1:17 PM, January 15th (Wednesday)

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)

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


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IrishGirlVA
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Default  Posted: 1:53 PM, January 15th (Wednesday)

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": 41yo
Him, the "W": 38yo
DDay: June 2013
Status: Over

Posts: 253 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Virginia
StillLivin
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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, January 15th (Wednesday)

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.


I don't need further confirmation of what a fuckwit he is. I already have plenty, thanks very much. -SBB
D: 7/2/2014

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AnnieOakley
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Default  Posted: 3:48 PM, January 15th (Wednesday)

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, 45
Him=WH, 46
M=18+,T=21+
dday=7/06, 8/09 (pics at a recent work function), 11/09 VAR. Done.
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Posts: 1261 | Registered: Jan 2007 | From: West
MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, January 15th (Wednesday)

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


FWW - 41
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