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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


Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.

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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: 304 | 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

Posts: 2342 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: AZ
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, 6/12 Sep'd, 10/14 Divorced.
"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill

Posts: 1266 | 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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