Allied Interstate Ripoff scammers rude aggressive hostile defensive and shady Minneapolis Minnesota
I am an attorney, and our business has a mobile phone telephone number we distribute only to our clients. I have been receiving up to 3 calls a day from Allied Interstate on that telephone number.
For the record, I have exactly ZERO accounts in collections, ZERO accounts past due, and ZERO delinquencies. I ALWAYS pay my bills on time. There is no reason on the face of the earth for which I should EVER be contacted by these scum. Yet contacting me they are, with great regularity, and costing me money in the process.
Finally, I called them back. When I called the first time, I said, Yes, I would like to know who you are. The representative hung up on me. That made me angry, so I called again. The male representative was surly from the get-go. He wanted to know if I was some person of whom I have never heard. I said I was not. He wanted me to tell him under which name my telephone was registered. I told him I would not give him that information unless he told me what he wanted first. He said as far as he knew, I was his (the unknown person, I presume) mother, wife, sister, girlfriend, or some such pretending I didn't know him. In other words, he called me a liar. I explained to this man that I had never been married, so it was impossible for me to have a husband or ex, and that I have never heard of this person. He responded, I don't need your attitude, lady. He repeated that several times in a very hostile, aggressive, unpleasant tone. And for the record, I was not giving him attitude; I simply wanted a reasonable and plausible explanation for their constant phone calls because each call costs me money.
The call lasted for less than 5 minutes, but the guy was so unbelievably rude and defensive I decided to see if I could find their website. They appear not to have a website; so classically true of collections scum. I did find the postings here and elsewhere naming them as a bad agency. I hope that someone does sue them in class action. From my brief - and God willing last - encounter with them, they are unprofessional, untrustworthy, shady, and impolite. It was totally unnecessary for that man to have attitude with me; I was using a polite but firm tone and making reasonable requests (wanting to know who they were before giving them any information).