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Doesn't much matter how the agency (NCI maybe?) found a working number, so long as you confront the call source directly. If the number is assigned to a mobile phone, calls there are banned under FDCPA. You might also ding the collector under TCPA if you never gave consent to AmEx. Put their money in your pocket for a change, if you learn how to play this right.
Resident47
 Apr 19th, 2011
Resident: The DNC number is one that Amex does not have and I have no idea how these clowns got it.
js
 Apr 19th, 2011
JS: If you haven't worked it out by now, non-sales callers are exempt from the DNC registry. Debt collectors are privy to lots of data about us. What they can't dig up themselves can be sold to them. I'm not sure what "record" you think you're on for a no-call request. You can't verbally revoke permission to call and expect that to be honored by a parasite like this. You'll need to send the collector a cease-comm notice and memorialize any past verbal demands. Send the letter USPS CMRR. See FTC-dot-gov for more handy info on debt collection, and get friendly with the FDCPA to preserve your rights.
Resident47
 Apr 19th, 2011
I spoke to these jokers the last time they called (I'm dealing with Amex directly for payment matters and told them this; it's on record that they are not to call me). They called almost nonstop starting at 8 this morning. Even tried calling my brother and daughter; I have no idea how Nationwide got their numbers (daughter has a different last name; very curious as to how they managed to link the two). I already filed a few dozen complaints with donotcall before I found out who they really were; will be looking into filing with my AG if they don't lay off.
js
 Apr 19th, 2011
I did not pick up because I have no friends in Georgia. I received a letter in the mail a few days later from Nationwide and put two and two together. They are a collection agency affiliated with American Express. From the research I've one on them on the web, they have had to pay settlements for unfair practices and harassment. http://www.ftc.gov/opa/1998/10/nationwide.shtm There are also plenty of other sites if you google them that mention complaints of their aggressive and often wrongful threats. I will deal with Amex directly. I do not need another one of these bottom-feeder companies taking up my time.
Mike
 Mar 28th, 2009

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