Q: How does one go about getting a debt collector to stop calling the wrong person without giving any personal info?
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Portfolio Recovery has been calling me for over two years trying to find another person. I have told them on more than one occasion that I am not the person they are seeking, that I do not owe this debt, it isn't my debt, and to stop calling me. They'll stop for a few weeks, and then start again. They're in a "call every day, sometimes twice a day" cycle now. I'm not the person they're looking for. They even told me that person's name on more than one occasion, but in spite of the fact that they have the same last name, I am not the person! Here's the rub: They clearly only have my cell phone number, because that is the only way they have ever contacted me. I do not want them to have my mailing address or workplace address, which they'll get if I write a letter. How do I legally stop them calling me, without giving them my address?
Hire an attorney to write a letter for you. The return address will be the lawyer's.
Block the number on your cell phone.
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