They call me at least 5 times a day.They use different numbers...
All have appeared on my cid in the last year.Normally, I do not answer long distance numbers like this, but one day this winter my DUMB fiancee answered it and they claimed that I owed them a cell bill from Rogers Wireless, which was cancelled more than 5 years ago after a service and billing dispute, which i thought had been cleared up since.The "lady" was quite rude and started to rant at him on the phone,demanding me. When I took the phone, I just listened for a min and heard her continue to rant.It made me sooo mad!! I told her to F#@% off, and to not call here anymore,I do not owe!Since then, they call me EVERY DAY, SEVERAL times a day from these different numbers, never the same one twice in a row.From what I have read they are considered scam artists because people who have never had the service, or, like me, do not owe on a previous service, are also being targeted.The numbers seem to all go through an Ottawa relay # 613-567-3100.They have a history of changing their company name,thus collecting the aforementioned phone numbers, but it is all the same company.They also try to tell people that they are a risk management company, and claimed a couple other company titles as well..IT IS A LIE!!They apparently also seem to be violating several laws regarding debt collection.If you are forced to talk to them for any reason, tell them you are setting up a call trace through your phone company.Request that they do not call you back,but, if they do, then you are going to record your conversations.Try to get a name each time they call, then tell them to send a letter requesting the collection to the address they have listed.. DO NOT GIVE THEM AN ADDRESS IF THEY ASK!!If they argue, say that if they really do have a bill, then they have the info already!!Calling on Sundays is also illegal.Whatever you do, DO NOT VOLUNTEER ANY INFO WHATSOEVER!! I cannot emphasise this enough!Then go through with your threats.It may cost a few bucks, but if they are a shady company, they need to be shut down!Trust me, the harassment will not stop by ignoring them!They do not abide by the collection laws!They also seem to enjoy harassing people.No joke.They will threaten you.They will be abusive and rude.They are persistent.They do not care that it is 7 am and you have small kids, are very ill, that the person does not live in your household,or is dead,or that you do not owe.The only way to get rid of them is to follow the steps above..do not be afraid to threaten them, they are menacing and threatening and harassing YOU! You should not be stressed every time your phone rings.You have the power to stop them if you fight back.Good luck!I hope I can help someone out there, and if we stand up to them collectively, we'll get rid of them!:)
P.S.- I have also called Rogers to complain.They said they would get back to me,and follow-up calls to them have not produced tangible results as of yet..it has been over a month since I started THAT phone chase, so, while I advise you to call,and you may get different results, depending on your situation,it may not stop them either.Also, if you call them back, or if you are on hold YOU ARE CHARGED long distance!!