Debt Collector calling my number, but name is completely different
Providing the necessary information to the bank, I gave my cell number as opposed to a home phone number, since it would be the easiest way to get a hold of me.
Just yesterday, I received a call on my cell from a debt collector, and the name they were looking for was nowhere near close to my own. The thing is, I have only given out this particular phone number to the bank, which leads me to point blame directly to the bank.
Has anyone had this happen to them before? What can you do to correct this? Why would my number even be associated with an incorrect name/debt owing to organizations never dealt with? The voicemail message regarding the debt collection had a number to call, but I've heard from other stories that even if you are not the right person and you call back, you are immediately associated with being the one they are looking for.