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What can you do if bill collectors keep calling after you tell them to stop ?

I paid off a credit card in one lump sum. They sold the claimto a collection agency and they sold it to another collection agency and now the credit card company has no information what so ever and the two collection agencies think they are doing their jobs. I know in Ohio there is a law that once you tell them to stop calling it becomes harrasment. I told them that I was documenting these calls with dates and times. They keep saying that they will not call but still do.

Asked By: tennis_bum2000 - 5/14/2007
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Tape the phone calls, make sure you ask them if its okay to tape the phone call first, or at least let them know in someway very plainly that the call is being taped. If they continue, get the callers name and the business they work for each time and make sure you are stating that you already resolved the issue and... More
Answered By: Jason - 5/14/2007
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keep calling them
Answered By: cured_severin - 5/14/2007
 
if your state has a no call list you can put your telephone number on that list there is also a federal no call list as well
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Answered By: michael l - 5/14/2007
 
Send them a certified letter disputing the claim and ask that they only contact you in writing. If they continue to harrass you they are in violation of the fair debt collection practice act and can be fined for each time they violate it.
Answered By: jenvoigts - 5/14/2007
 
Call the office of the Attorney General in your state. They will tell you how to make a complaint regarding the actions of the agencies, and they WILL follow up on it. No collection agency wants to deal with Attorney General complaints.
Answered By: peachyone - 5/14/2007
 
You have to tell them in writing to stop calling you. Keep a copy of the letter... More
Answered By: tonalc1 - 5/14/2007
 
change your phone number but be carefull, they my ruin your credit though
Answered By: nexgirl101101 - 5/14/2007
 
When the collector calls you, tell them they need to MAIL you any information they have pertaining to the debt. Say "This debt has been paid. If you believe this debt has not been paid, you can send me, via US Mail, any information you have pertaining to this debt... More
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Answered By: Kat - 5/14/2007
 
Please check with the Attorney General's office in Ohio, ask them what can be done. Also, I don't know if the BBB would be able to help but the Attorney General's ofice should be able to. If it still continues, is there a local news station that has a reporter or two that does reports on consumer conserns? If so... More
Answered By: SAK - 5/14/2007
 
Tell them you will report them to the FCC. That will stop them in a heartbeat. Federal violation they don't want to be involved in............
Answered By: hollywoodmelody - 5/18/2007
 
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