Originally Posted by Leylla
I dunno, but I keep getting calls from medical billing from someone I have never heard of. And we've had this number going on 5 years now. I litterly get 5 calls a day, and it's the automated service telling me to call an 800 number. (I really hate these)
I have called their number 4 times now asking them to remove my phone number and correct this, however they won't.
So good luck,
If they are calling you for someone who doesn't live there, and you've told them this, then you can get them for harassment. Next time they call, be firm. "So and so doesn't live here, I've had this number for five years. So and so has NEVER lived here, I don't know him, and I don't know how your organization thinks that this number is his. If you call me again, knowing now that so and so does not live here, I WILL seek legal counsel."
ETA: My former roommate went to collections for a cell phone bill. When Husband & I moved, we took the phone number with us. I was cordial but firm with the collector and offered to look up ex-roommate's parents in the directory so they could find him that way. They didn't call again. When we lived in our last apartment, we would get collections calls for former residents. I would explain that the phone number had stayed the same, but I didn't know Colleen or Patricia or Kevin or Yolanda or Kyla or Thomas (seriously, we had a LOT of calls), and I know they're just doing their job, but they REALLY need to stop calling because we don't know these people
. Screening your calls would work, too, in theory. Answering machine: "Hi! You've reached the Smith family, John, Karen, and Diego can't come to the phone right now. If you're calling for Patricia, Colleen, or Yolanda, they don't live here and never have, please update your records. Otherwise, please leave a message and we'll call you right back."