Collection Agencies and Do Not Call
June 6, 2004 8:47 PM Subscribe
I have a collections agency calling my phone number in an attempt to get in touch with my next-door neighbor. I've asked them twice to stop calling me; they keep apologizing but don't seem concerned. I was just tipped off that this is a new game collections agents are playing: call nearby and have the neighbors do a little vigilante justice to get to the target. My question: do all the calls I've received fall under Do Not Call Registry protection?
posted by werty to Grab Bag (12 answers total)
Other facts: I'm fully Do Not Call registered and don't get much in the way of unsolicited phone calls. This company has called me about a dozen times, five since my initial request to stop bothering me. When I called today, the reps would not give me a corporate address or phone number, which itself is a Do Not Call violation. They pointedly told me, though, that their call is outside the Do Not Call legislation's jurisdiction, because they're not trying to sell me anything.
I still cry foul. Whose side is the law on? (I'm in New York state, curious about local and federal regulation.)