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January 14, 2013 12:02 PM Subscribe
Multiple collection agencies have been calling my house for years asking for some dude we have never heard of. Telling Agency A this doesn't prevent Agencies B, C, D, and so on from calling anyway. The Attorney General told me we're SOL. What can I do?
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It all started with a phone call from a hospital a few years ago looking for John Doe. I told them they had the wrong number and they said they would update their files. Within a couple of months, we started getting calls from various collection agencies looking for ol' Johnny. Some of them are belligerent about it, some friendly; some believe me when I say I've never heard of the guy, and some think I'm just trying to shelter him. But in any event, apparently the damned hospital sold the debt to approximately 382 collection agencies who are trying to drive me mad by calling every few weeks, one by one.
I contacted the Texas Attorney General who said that, since it's all different collection agencies, there's really nothing anyone can do about it.
But are they right? Am I doomed to this battle of paper cuts?