Robert Bromley at Allied Interstate collection agency called my work looking for me about my father's student loans, not mine. I am not a co-signer to his loans.
My dad is almost 70 and is a retired public school teacher and this year his teacher pension was basically wiped out and his fixed income is really tight. He has student loans and the government worked out a payment plan by garnishing a portion of his social security.
I was getting a lot of missed calls from 1-800-367-1822 (which I now know is Allied Interstate), but they never left a voice message. I tried periodically to call back and was put on a wait message with no information of who I was waiting for. When I did finally get a person she just said hello how can I help you. I asked who the number is from because I keep getting calls from it. She asked for my name before telling me, I wouldn't and the conversation ended at that.
A couple of days ago my boss called me at home informing me that a Robert Bromley called there for me. Robert Bromley gave him my father's case number and wanted me to call him at 1-800-367-1822 and told my boss I would know what it was all about. I did not know what it was about, but I did recognize the number, so called and Robert Bromley said he is collecting on my father's loan for Allied Interstate. I was very upset that this person is calling my work, giving others my father's case number, and calling my cell. I gave him my father's contact number. He then basically wanted me to contact my father for him and threatened to garnish his social security. I informed him that this was not something I am a direct party to and to not call my work about this. Robert Bromley replied "what are you going to do about it and hung up.
Today, two days later, Allied Interstate called my cell twice. I called them again to request no more phone calls to me about this and the lady that answers saying only "hello how can I help you" wanted to just connect me to Robert Bromley. Robert Bromley again wanted me to contact my father for him.
Since my father already has an arrangement that is taking money out of his social I asked for the contact information of the actual agency that hired Allied Interstate so that I could let my dad know in order for him to verify this is a legitimate collection by Allied Interstate. Robert Bromley said I was now wasting his time. He then said that the phone calls will continue to me and hung up.
I left a message for Anythony Rathlen Allied Interstate collection manager Robert Bromley supposed boss, requesting no more calls to me about this. On two different days I have asked to speak to a person in charge attempting to put an end to this in a simple manner and to avoid filing a formal complaint, but no manager was available to talk to me.
I believe that Robert Bromley Allied Interstate collections could possibly be in violation of some aspects of FDCPA by Robert Bromley freely giving my father's case number to a person that is not a party to his collection - such as my boss (my work that he called is not affiliated in any manner to the public school system my father worked for, the lenders, etc, and has zero connections to my father). By trying to call me at my work and on my cell wanting me to tell my dad to call him, and by his threats to me personally that the phone calls will continue. I am now in the process of filing complaints with the BBB, Attorney General Office, and FTC and writing a letter of cease communication. Any advice on any further actions I should begin exploring and how to go out them by anyone reading this that knows about these things your advice would be greatly appreciated. thank you