I started getting calls from RPM several months ago. Not recognizing the name of the company and with the amount of charity calls we get even with us on the no call list I chose to ignore them. Tonight the calls came with in minutes of each other and both times I tried to answer I was disconnected. Frustrated I called the company back and was confronted by a man who stated that I had an AT&T wireless account that was in collections from 2001 that was going to be put in for "involuntary collections."
In probing further he stated that they were in possession of an AT&T wireless contract for me and that by some statute (he said to quickly for me to ever write down) that we were by law able to involuntarily collect on this account since I was refusing to pay. I asked him again to explain what involuntary collection was and he finally said that his company would collect the debt from wherever my finances are. I advised him that I would no longer speak to him because this was a threat and would need to talk to an attorney before speaking with his company again. Then he kept asking over and over if I was refusing payment to which I again responded that I would not speak with his company until I had received advice and been able to research this.
This is when he began to belittle me and I disconnected. I contacted AT&T who does not even have me in there system much less a copy of a contract I did not sign. This account was put in my name by mother, I never signed anything with AT&T.
I never disputed the charge first of all because my mother had the best of intentions, secondly because I was the one who had run the bill up and third because she was terminally ill with cancer. Considering the length of time that this has been in collections I am wondering if the statute of limitations for a judgement to "involuntarily collect" on this account would be over. I attempted to call RPM back to demand a copy of said contract but my calls went unanswered. I was so upset, can't someone close this company down!
Colorado Springs, Colorado