My husband has not seen or heard from his brother in over six years. We have moved twice in those 6 years. His brother has not shared this phone number with us or this (or the previous three) addresses with my husband. HOWEVER we keep getting phone calls for him for what appears to be a collections agency. I really do not know my BIL too well as I only met him once for a very brief time. When they call, I say,"Sorry, no one with that name lives" here and they will usually respond with "Well isn't he (husband's name)'s brother." ME: "Yes, he is his brother, but he doesn't live here, he doesn't even live in this county as far as I'm aware and we haven't seen or heard from him in 6 years". THEM: "Well we called his number to speak to his brother". I honestly thought that collections can not call family members looking for the person who owes them. These people are rude and some refuse to believe me about not seeing him.Answer Question
Answer by Jademom07 at 5:17 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 5:17 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
I don't know if it's illegal to call family members but I do believe it's illegal to harass anyone. I would tell them that you are looking into harassment charges since they keep calling you. I bet they stop.
Answer by Cindy18 at 5:19 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
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Answer by shay1130 at 5:22 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
Answer by parrishsky at 5:26 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
We had that happen to us. We got a land line hooked up and we started getting calls like that for people who had the numbers before us. The collectors did not believe me when I said we where not those people. They even asked if we lived at a certain address, they named off. I said no that is not our address. They tried to get my address. I said no. They kept calling. Tell we moved and changed phone numbers. I just started hanging up on them.
Answer by louise2 at 5:30 PM on Jul. 13, 2010
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Answer by Journey311 at 9:27 PM on Jul. 13, 2010