Phone calls and mail… WHYYY

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@RenoSweeney24: Not here, but at one of my previous jobs! I worked at a site where the main phone number was extremely close to our city’s non-emergency police line, so we would aaaalways get awkward phone calls about boyfriends breaking restraining orders and neighbours being too loud, etc. The best one, though, was when I picked up and introduced myself as a representative of said business site, and the guy said….

Him: Um…….

Me: … yes, sir? How can I help you?

Him: Uuuuuuuuuh… I just wanted to tell you…

Me: … yes, sir?

Him: …. you guys are looking for me, but I didn’t do it.

Me: ………………. I’ll transfer you to non-emergency.

I still am really curious as to what he thought they thought he did, hahah.

Post # 5
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Dont just say “You have the wrong number” when you get the calls, especially ones from the school. Ask them to check the phone list they used to make the call and ask them to strike your number from that list while you are still on the phone.

Post # 8
2798 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My phone number once belonged to a total dead beat.  Every collector in the country is after this guy, I swear. 

But is grandmother is a lovely woman. 

Post # 10
3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Well, not my phone number (I’ve had the same one for 12 years), but my old address had been vacant for about 3 years after some crack heads were evicted. We had SO MUCH MAIL from debt collectors for those people. Didn’t help that we got even more mail for the crappy landlord who was going into foreclosure. So glad we bought our house after dealing with that crahole.

Post # 11
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I get calls for people trying to book trips to Universal in the fall.  I figure my number is a digit off the one for Halloween Horror Nights promotions. Thankfully I am an honest person because many of them argue with me that I have to work for Universal because they called Universal and then they try to give me their credit card information.

Post # 12
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a TracFone.

My TracFone was previously owned my some horrible, debt-ridden, bill-dodging jerk named “Lorenzo”.

How do I know this? Because for the last year, I’ve gotten 5-50 phone calls a WEEK from debt collection agencies and people “looking for him”.

Post # 13
2173 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017


My home-home (where my parents live) would get calls for a local middle school because the number was one off.

My old job, I would get calls from debt collectors…  It is damn impossible to get them to stop.  They never believed I was just an innocent person of possible some scam artist who gave out a fake number.  I eventually had to threaten to turn them over to the authorities, because their calling was disrupting my work and my work was important to maintain the safety of the plant.  That shut them up real fast.

My current residence is a rental, so we get mail addressed to old residents.  I was nice and forwarded them fir the first month, then got pissed cause they never fixed it.  One of them contacted the landlord and said I was stealing the mail (she had BILLS coming there).  Really I was just putting them back in the box with “Does not live here” written in red.  The landlord backed me up- I was not responsible for forwarded their mail.

My current work, we get a lot of calls for financial aid due to some bug in the campus phone network.  It’s annoying trying to explain yourself for the 10th time that you cannot help their son/daughter with a loan.

Post # 14
2274 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My MIL gets mail, in my maiden name, at her house.   MIL also gets mail for my deceased sister at her house; my sister only lived for 6 months, so how in the world is she getting mail for a deceased person with a different last name?  Crazy, I tell you.  And poor MIL, saves all the junk mail, and gives it to me.  I just dump it in the trash.

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