Date Received: 2018-01-25
Product: I do not know
Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: First, let me describe the problem and the abhorrent practices that I believe are in violation of the law. I had to do research to obtain the following information which included obtaining information from the FTC.
I keep getting repeated calls to my telephone number by the following company : NCC ( Nationwide Credit Corporation ) XXXX XXXX XXXX, XXXX XXXX XXXX, VA XXXX The repeated calls from NCC have a recorded message ( possibly robo dialed ) for another person to call them, even though this telephone number is not registered in that person ‘s name and never has been. Further, that person does not live at this address. I’ve had this number alone for over 32 years.
NCC leaves only a long distance number to call them which would cost me money. No option to talk with anyone and no toll free number provided as required by law.
The calls just keep coming, why should I have to pay and waste my money to get a lawless company to stop harassing me when I am not even a party to the debt?
So I call the FTC & they are able to lookup a toll free number. I have since called NCC and told them that this phone is mine and does not belong to the person they seek ( name provided to them ) & that no such person lives here. I told them to cease and desist. Why should I have to waste my time & be put through all of this nightmare when I am clearly not the person they seek?
Why are these companies allowed to behave this way? Harassing a person that they know full well is not the individual that they are after? This number is listed and anyone can see that it is not the telephone number for the person that they seek.
This is abhorrent to keep harassing me without giving me a toll free number or an option to talk to anyone. This is terrorism by telephone and this company needs to be punished for these underhanded, deceitful & unlawful practices.
I don’t feel violated, I have been violated and it’s totally uncalled for. Debt collectors are supposed to provide a toll free number if they demand a return call and they have no right to harass the innocent. Hint, my number has a very male name and the person they are after is female. Is this a reading comprehension problem on the part of NCC are do they intend to terrorize everyone with a similar last name trying to get them to pay the debt of another person? This is disgusting XXXX behavior.
Company: Nationwide Credit Corporation
State/Zip: VA 236XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2793193
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