What's the scam?
February 14, 2014 9:28 AM Subscribe
My partner just got a call (on her cell) from someone asking for me. They wouldn't give her any information on what they wanted to talk to me about. On Googling, it's a collection company with a bad reputation. I don't have any outstanding debts. I don't have anything in collections. I pay for a credit monitoring service, and have had no blips. I paid off the black marks on my credit record over a year ago. (There were only two, and they were both under $100.) I don't have any idea why someone looking for me would know to call her, and I am pretty sure no one would be legitimately be looking for me. What the hell?
posted by mudpuppie to Work & Money (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I can't figure it out. Anyone to whom I owed money -- and I'm 99.99% certain that I don't owe anyone any money -- would already have my number. I can't think of any way that, if someone was looking for me, they could get her number. I can't think of any way that someone who already has her number could connect her to me by name. As far as I know, we don't have any sort of paper trail in common. (Our money is separate, and our bills have always been separate as well.) We are registered domestic partners, and the record of our registry is the only thing I can even think of that might have both of our names on it.
I think it has to be a scam of some sort, and given this company's reputation of harassment I'd rather not make contact if I don't have to. Does anyone have any ideas what they might be playing at?