Skip to main content

View Diary: How to Deal with Collection Agencies, if you must (77 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Yes I get calls for people who had this phone (6+ / 0-)

    number 20 yrs ago as I have had this same number for nearly 14 years.  I get calls for relatives and siblings and I started telling them I never heard of these people and finally after 4 yrs, the calls stopped. As I have a relative who ignores her debt and these calls and they call me..with her permission, I finally said..

    I never heard of her. Yes I know I said she was a relative but I have since found out, it is not the same person..the person you want is not related to me...I was wrong.
    The calls stopped.

    What they will do is try to pressure a relative to get that family member who owes to call them .....guilt them or get them to do so their relative is not being annoyed. But it backfired in my case as they found out I refused to help and got the calls to stop by insisting it turns out I never heard of this person.  LOL

    Follow PA Keystone Liberals on Twitter: @KeystoneLibs

    by wishingwell on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 01:22:43 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  With the sister-in-law it was simple (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Nulwee, NM Ward Chair

      We only had a few bill collectors calling us about her. Considering she's living on SSI & not likely to be coming into any sizable amount of money to pay anything she's owes, I figure they just wrote off the debt.

      And pressure us for her debts? I'd laugh at them & hang up. Now my wife might be a different matter: I figure she'd lose her temper, scream at the bill collector, then call her sister & scream at her.

      But when you're collecting money, any trick is worth trying I guess.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (148)
  • Community (64)
  • Elections (43)
  • Civil Rights (37)
  • Culture (32)
  • 2016 (32)
  • Baltimore (28)
  • Texas (27)
  • Economy (27)
  • Law (27)
  • Environment (26)
  • Bernie Sanders (26)
  • Hillary Clinton (24)
  • Labor (23)
  • Rescued (21)
  • Health Care (20)
  • Barack Obama (20)
  • Republicans (18)
  • International (17)
  • Freddie Gray (17)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site