The Caller ID showed "ADS" 303-255-5001 at 5:16 PM on October 28, 2009. I answered. After I said hello twice, a man came on the line.
He was calling on behalf of "Woman Within" (mailorder clothing company) to say that an account was past due. He was willing to take a
payment over the telephone, but I told him I do not make telephone payments and that I'd go online today to pay the amount owed.
I do not recall seeing any statements come in the mail. It's possible I thought they were junk mail and could have thrown them out.
This company "ADS" had called earlier today using the number 303-255-5139
. If you've recently purchased stuff from a similar mailorder
clothing company, it's a legitimate telephone call. It wouldn't catch people off guard if the company would only call under their real name.