(A rant about creditors)
First, some backstory. My girlfriend and I lived together last year and shared a phone number. In January, we went our separate ways, but I kept the old phone number. She doesn’t have the best credit rating and while she’s got a job now and she’s paying it off, a long history of bad credit, including hospital bills, is still a problem.
In June, I started getting calls for her. When I told them she wasn’t here, they hung up. Over and over and over again - and always a different person, and always a slight delay at the beginning of the call, indicating that an autodialer was waiting for an operator to pick up. After about five calls, I got one guy to stay on long enough to tell him that she doesn’t live here anymore. I gave him her new phone number and he promised I wouldn’t be bothered anymore.
Of course, it didn’t stop there. I got three more calls in the following days. When I told them that I’d already given them her new info, they said that they could only take her new information from her - in other words, they had to speak to her. I told her to put me down as a wrong number and never call back again, which she (supposedly) did.
Now, starting yesterday morning at about 8:00, they’re calling again! I keep telling them “wrong number” and they hang up. Finally, this afternoon, they left a message on my machine with a 1-800 number.
The rant: You dumbasses! I gave you her new information and you didn’t use it! She doesn’t live here! I know you don’t want to believe me, but you’d think after calling 30 times with no luck you might actually give up or move on. You won’t tell me who you are or what it’s about, since I’m not her husband, and that’s fine - but when I tell you she doesn’t live here, I mean it!
The question: If I call them, what do I tell them to get them to stop harassing me? Should I call the police and tell the creditors I’m calling the police? I’m sure they think I’m covering for her, but I gave them her information - once. They’ll get nothing out of me now.