• Report: #140762

Complaint Review: Allied Interstate

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  • Submitted: Thu, April 28, 2005
  • Updated: Thu, April 28, 2005

  • Reported By:wilmington Delaware
Allied Interstate
Greensboro, North Carolina U.S.A.

Allied Interstate REPEATEDLY CALLING US ERRONEOUSLY SAYING THAT OUR PHONE NUMBER IS LISTED BY SEVERAL PEOPLE FROM WHOM THEY ARE ATTEMPTING TO MAKE COLLECTIONS ripoff Greensboro North Carolina

*Consumer Suggestion: You need to send them a letter.

*Author of original report: ALLIED NEEDS TO GO UNDER

*Author of original report: ALLIED NEEDS TO GO UNDER

*Author of original report: ALLIED NEEDS TO GO UNDER

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My husband and I live in Wilmington, Delaware, since August of 2003. In approximately the last 6 or 8 months, we have begun getting multiple phone calls/machine messages from a recorded voice ("Martha") from Allied Interstate Company. Initially, we would call the stated 800# to inform "Martha" or whoever answered the phone at the time, that there were no individuals by the names they were seeking living at our property OR owning our phone number (302-xxx-xxxx). We were told that their records would be collected, but that 'someone' was using our phone number as their own.

Fast forward a few months, the flurry of phone calls from AI resumed. They come in fast and furious and follow each other each time they begin, at least twice. There is no return phone number in the caller ID, which simply says "out of area" or "unknown name, unknown number." My husband attempted to address this last week once again, and informed them that this is an error and they must at once remove our number as this has become a nuisance for us. We were assured that they would comply and remove us from their database of phone numbers. Shortly after that, we received 2 more calls.

Yesterday and today - 4 calls total. Can you shed some light on how I may proceed to prosecute this company or file a complaint of some kind? They are causing us ENORMOUS stress and I called them today to put them "on notice" that I would be filing some kind of formal complaint and/or lawsuit.


Lorraine
Wilmington, Delaware
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/28/2005 11:09 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Allied-Interstate/Greensboro-North-Carolina/Allied-Interstate-REPEATEDLY-CALLING-US-ERRONEOUSLY-SAYING-THAT-OUR-PHONE-NUMBER-IS-LISTED-140762. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

You need to send them a letter.

AUTHOR: Mike - (U.S.A.)

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act says that when you tell a collection agency to stop calling you, they have to stop calling. They have to stop even if it is really your debt or they are looking for a person that you know. The problem is that if you tell them on the phone, send a fax, or even a regular letter, they will deny receiving it and keep calling. You need to send the letter certified mail with return receipt requested. Once you have the receipt, if they call again, they are breaking the law.

The important thing when dealing with a collection agency is never to reveal anything about yourself that they don't already know. It will be used against you. If you have no bad debts, some collection agencies will just make them up. So if your phone number is listed in the phone book, you can give them your name and address, since they can get those easily from a reverse phone book. But if it's not, don't tell them. Your letter should list out the number(s) they've been calling and tell them that the company is not to call again in regards to attempting to locate ANY person or collect ANY debt. Also very important: DO NOT SIGN your letter. Signatures can be lifted.
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#2 Author of original report

ALLIED NEEDS TO GO UNDER

AUTHOR: Lorraine - (U.S.A.)

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR REPEATED CALLING US?

WE DO NOT OWE ANYONE ANY MONEY - ALLIED INTERSTATE EMPLOYEE KEEPS INSISTING THEY HAVE OUR NUMBER ON FILE FROM INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE "USED" OUR NUMBER FRAUDULENTLY.

NOTHING WE DO CAN MAKE THEM REMOVE OUR NUMBER!
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#3 Author of original report

ALLIED NEEDS TO GO UNDER

AUTHOR: Lorraine - (U.S.A.)

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR REPEATED CALLING US?

WE DO NOT OWE ANYONE ANY MONEY - ALLIED INTERSTATE EMPLOYEE KEEPS INSISTING THEY HAVE OUR NUMBER ON FILE FROM INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE "USED" OUR NUMBER FRAUDULENTLY.

NOTHING WE DO CAN MAKE THEM REMOVE OUR NUMBER!
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#4 Author of original report

ALLIED NEEDS TO GO UNDER

AUTHOR: Lorraine - (U.S.A.)

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR REPEATED CALLING US?

WE DO NOT OWE ANYONE ANY MONEY - ALLIED INTERSTATE EMPLOYEE KEEPS INSISTING THEY HAVE OUR NUMBER ON FILE FROM INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE "USED" OUR NUMBER FRAUDULENTLY.

NOTHING WE DO CAN MAKE THEM REMOVE OUR NUMBER!
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