Complaints this year
They call and leave a plain message to return the call but don't say anything more. I just got my number a few months ago so I get calls for the wrong people all the time. So I changed my greeting to "this is the voice mail for (mine and my husband's names), so if you're calling for someone with a different name do not loeave a message. Since then they've stopped leaving messages but call more frequently. Yesterday they called 3 times and today they've already called once starting at 8:15am
Collection company. I send a payment in every two weeks (least amount $50, most I've sent is $275)for a $17000 hospital bill, but they want the entire amount paid in full. I keep telling them I can't afford any more. They have stated that they are going to garnish my wages and will get 70%. I told them if they did, they would force me to quit my job and find a new one. Now they have started calling my 15 year old daughter on her cell phone.
TO GET THEM TO STOP CALLING--
Answer the phone, they will ask if you are 'first name_last name' say yes. Then they'll tell you they are calling about whatever overdue account... Immediately tell them this "My employer does not allow me to take personal calls at work." US Federal law states that they must immediately terminate the call and not call that number back. If they ask ANY other questions, simply keep saying "My employer does not allow me to take personal calls at work. It is a violation of federal law to continue asking questions or call this number again." This gets them to stop calling even if it is your cell phone, home phone, whatever,...
There is also an .gov internet site where you can file a complaint against companies that don't follow the fair debt collection laws. You can google for it, or if people post here and say that these guys continue to call after being told the above.
Nobody ever says anything when I answer the phone. They called today let it ring twice and hung up. Too bad I can't block this number.
They call here all the time. I don't owe money to a medical office so I quit answering. Sometimes they call and let it ring once and hang up.
Keeps on calling me and my wife on our cell phones.