(Closed) Anyone else get annoying wrong number calls?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am getting collection calls daily for someone else.  I used to tell them that they had the wrong number and they stopped for a while but they started back up again recently.  It’s this stupid recording so I’m not going to waste my time calling them back just to tell them that I’m not the person they are looking for.

Post # 4
Member
3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been getting a bunch of calls for “Matt” and when I asked what it was in regard to, since I’m clearly not a Matt, they said that it was for college information, that “Matt” had entered my phone number into an online form requesting more information. I asked them to take my number off their list, but I’ve gotten more than a dozen calls in the last two weeks, all from different numbers for the same thing!

Post # 5
Member
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had a friend who had someone sign up their cell phone number for a sketchy online unaccredited college.  A whole bunch of those places kept calling her for awhile.

I haven’t had anything that annoying, but I have an east coast area code and live on the west coast, so I do get wrong numbers early in the morning.  ugh.

Post # 6
Member
46132 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t get into any sort of discussion with them. Just tell them once that “this is not Josephine’s number, please do not call again. I have to go now, goodbye.”

If the call is  from a skip tracer(someone chasing down an outstanding debt) they can be very persistent.

Post # 8
Member
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

I used to get collection calls for someone named McKenzie.  (I have a recycled number.)  It was a recording and was using all my minutes, so I called the number back.  They asked if I was McKenzie, I said no, this is not McKenzie’s phone number, so if you have her listed please delete it.  They were very polite and said they’d take me off the list.  Didn’t get another call.

If they start interrogating you, it’s likely that Josephine has an outstanding debt they are trying to collect.  Next time they call, ask them what company they work for and what their name is.  Ask them if they are a debt collection agency and if they are who they are collecting the debt for and what the contact information for THAT company is.  Inform them that they have the incorrect contact info for Josephine and to please take the phone number off their list.  If they argue or keep trying to interrogate you, ask to speak to their supervisor.  (Sometimes they’ll claim they ARE the supervisor or that the sup isn’t available.  In that case, tell them to have their supervisor call you when they are available, then hang up.)  If you talk to the sup, explain that you were talking to [name] and have already explained that obviously Josephine didn’t have enough money to keep her phone number and please take your number off their list.  If they gave you the contact info for the company collecting the debt, call THAT company and correct their records as well.

I’ve had to go through several iterations of debt collectors for McKenzie.  Now they have ALL stopped calling.  (Her friends still text me BS texts like “iz dis mckenzie?”  I hate it.  It wastes .3 minutes every time!)

Post # 9
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@MightySapphire: Oh if I was getting annoying texts from the person’s friends, I would be so pissed!

Post # 10
Member
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

haha,I had somebody who used to call me ALL the time,always asking for a “maria”. When I said,no sorry you must have the wrong number,the woman said to me “are your SURE your not Maria?” “Umm,well I certainly wasnt a Maria when I woke p this morning”lol x

Post # 11
Member
184 posts
Blushing bee

Ohh boy..did we ever get calls from wrong numbers.  My bf had tons of calls (like 10+ per day) from different telemarketers.  He found out who they were calling for and figured out what had happened.  This person had entered some number(my bf’s number) and the rest of his own information in a pop up window.  Anyways, this lasted for atleast 6 months and we had to argue with everyone to get the number off of the list.

Several years ago, I had a number keep calling me and I didn’t know who it was so I sent a text saying “who are you?”  Anyways, I get a call from some girl asking why I was texting her bf and asking me who I was.  She thought I had been seeing her boyfriend lol.  At the time, i had already moved like 12 hours away from the area code of the phone number I had.  Crazy lady!

Anyways, telemarketers are the worst :-/

Post # 12
Member
996 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What really pisses me off is when they realize they must have the wrong number or you tell them they do…and they just HANG UP on you. At least say “I’m sorry I must have the wrong number” or “OK thanks”. I always want to call them back and hang up on them. Childish I know. I’m feeling fiesty today.

Post # 13
Member
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I know, what am I supposed to do?  I texted back once “No, this isn’t McKenzie’s number anymore” and they texted back “Hahaha.  Funny McK.”  Kids are stupid.

I also had someone calling my Vonage at 2am when MB was first born.  The first night, I figured, ok, wrong number.  The second night, I was pissed off!  I blocked anonymous callers.  They called the third night, and had to use their real number.  I called them back every five minutes the next night between midnight and 4am EST.  Which for me was between 8pm and midnight.

I never got a call from that A-hole again.

Post # 14
Member
336 posts
Helper bee

YES! We only recently got a home phone with a new cable bundle, and have been getting all kinds of calls since. Almost immediately we started getting debt collectors calling for the guy who used to live here. Someone from a nearby medical center called at ONE A.M and said “wrong number” and hung up as soon as I answered. But what’s worse than phone calls is the POLICE showing up at your door (twice!) as early as 8a on a Saturday morning when you are still in bed! Again, looking for the guy that used to live here. I swear he is wanted for identity theft or something b/c we also used to get mail for like 6 different names when we first moved in.

Post # 15
Member
6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

OMG, I’ve had to change phone numbers due to getting constant collections calls for whomever had my number before.

They absolutely will not accept that they have the wrong *&^%$# number.

Post # 16
Member
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

You know what pisses me off even more?  Texts from some loan company telling me that I qaulify a loan. 

I do NOT want a loan, have not applied for a loan in god knows how long.  The one loan I had has been paid for for YEARS, and I have zero interest in acquiring a loan, and I do not know why you have to freaking text me that I qualify for one! 

Why is this even allowed?!!? 

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