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After research i and over 20 calls i find out this is one of the biggest collection companies in the USA if I’m correct . Anyway i had got about a dozen or more calls from them according to my caller ID on my home phone . Finally i answered and some AH on the other end ask for the lady of the house . I asked who they were talking about and they said the wife of the house . Well i refused snd said whatever you have to say to her you tell me what you want ! I got pissed and said NO and they still refused to tell me who they wanted and why . All they would say is it was a personal matter . No a few day before they called and wife did answer and she said they were ugly to her and if she didn’t pay they would have a warrant and have her arrested ! So when i talked to a man that called I wasn’t very nice and he finally said well i see we’re not getting anywhere with this so he hung up . He had an accent like some India or Pakistani person . They’ve continued to call and i continued to block their # but they must have bunches of different #s cause everytime i block a different # is used . Anyway tonight I’m going to get my wife to sign up at Credit Karma and we check her credit and see if anything is going on but personally i know she doesn’t owe anyone anything . I check my every week and it’s good .

so now my rants over i just want to know if anyone here has got calls from Allied Interstate also and did you get them stopped and how ??
 

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After research i and over 20 calls i find out this is one of the biggest collection companies in the USA if I’m correct . Anyway i had got about a dozen or more calls from them according to my caller ID on my home phone . Finally i answered and some AH on the other end ask for the lady of the house . I asked who they were talking about and they said the wife of the house . Well i refused snd said whatever you have to say to her you tell me what you want ! I got pissed and said NO and they still refused to tell me who they wanted and why . All they would say is it was a personal matter . No a few day before they called and wife did answer and she said they were ugly to her and if she didn’t pay they would have a warrant and have her arrested ! So when i talked to a man that called I wasn’t very nice and he finally said well i see we’re not getting anywhere with this so he hung up . He had an accent like some India or Pakistani person . They’ve continued to call and i continued to block their # but they must have bunches of different #s cause everytime i block a different # is used . Anyway tonight I’m going to get my wife to sign up at Credit Karma and we check her credit and see if anything is going on but personally i know she doesn’t owe anyone anything . I check my every week and it’s good .

so now my rants over i just want to know if anyone here has got calls from Allied Interstate also and did you get them stopped and how ??
The person doing this is “spoofing” the caller id and phone number — blocking that number is a waste of time. We get the same kind of thing from some hvac air duct cleaning service. It goes on forever. I hope they finally get caught and fined.

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When i looked them up there were links claiming they sued them and you can get 1k per call but if i need to I’ll call my real lawyer !
 

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Those types of threats are likely illegal.

Unless you're familiar with Kredit Karma, I would first look at getting my free online credit report or maybe see if one of your existing credit cards gives you access to credit reports. I would be hesitant to give my Social Security number, birth date, etc., to some "random" web site that claims to be a credit site (such as Kredit Karma).

By federal law, you are entitled to one free credit report per year, from each of the credit reporting agencies. I get a different one every four months, just to check to see if anything is out of wack. For more information, check the federal government agencies FTC and CFPB. There should be information on both/either of those that indicates your rights to credit reports and the "safe" way to access them.
 

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Those types of threats are likely illegal.

Unless you're familiar with Kredit Karma, I would first look at getting my free online credit report or maybe see if one of your existing credit cards gives you access to credit reports. I would be hesitant to give my Social Security number, birth date, etc., to some "random" web site that claims to be a credit site (such as Kredit Karma).

By federal law, you are entitled to one free credit report per year, from each of the credit reporting agencies. I get a different one every four months, just to check to see if anything is out of wack. For more information, check the federal government agencies FTC and CFPB. There should be information on both/either of those that indicates your rights to credit reports and the "safe" way to access them.
I been with Credit Karma myself for about a year and so far everything has been checking out AOK . They show all my credit in the past that are closed and open accounts that are open now and all checks out .
 

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Could be a case of mistaken identity. I had an incident when we were first married that once I answered the phone they assumed they had found who they were looking for and put my address and phone number on their collection records. In my case I had to hire an attorney to clear my name.

The calls could be a phone phishing scam as previously stated and they might believe your spouse is more likely to give up valuable information like SSN, etc. so they keep asking for her. If you are already checking your credit reports, you could consider freezing your credit with each of the three credit bureaus. It takes some effort but does create a credit firewall for financial protection.

If you have not already, I highly recommend setting up your account with Social Security online (user name and password) to avoid future identity theft.

Hiring an attorney would be a last step or perhaps contacting your states Attorney General (website) for information or guidance about nuisance collection calls.
 
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I get calls like that once in awhile and I just tell them to mail me a statement...:smile:...to PA State Police, attn Lt. Schilk....:unsure:...for some reason, that's as far as I ever get before they hang up.
 

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I get about ten robo calls a day but never answer them. If I don't recognize the number it gets blocked. The robo that baffles me is the one that shows coming from me - I can't block that one. I just hope they all die a slow, painful death.
 

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I get calls like that once in awhile and I just tell them to mail me a statement...:smile:...to PA State Police, attn Lt. Schilk....:unsure:...for some reason, that's as far as I ever get before they hang up.

If i ever talk with them again that's what i'll tell them !! LOL !!
 

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My phone anti-spam program blocks any calls that aren't in my contact list.
That list includes friends, doctors, business we deal with etc.
Why would I want to get a call from someone I don't know when it is so easily avoided?
 

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My phone anti-spam program blocks any calls that aren't in my contact list.
That list includes friends, doctors, business we deal with etc.
Why would I want to get a call from someone I don't know when it is so easily avoided?
what phone is it , a landline or cell phone ? If it’s a landline what kind do you have ?
 

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My phone anti-spam program blocks any calls that aren't in my contact list.
That list includes friends, doctors, business we deal with etc.
Why would I want to get a call from someone I don't know when it is so easily avoided?
what phone is it , a landline or cell phone ? If it’s a landline what kind do you have ?
:unsure:...prob'ly two soup cans an' a string.
 

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download a freee app called HIYA . It will show who and where the call is originating from, although "spoofing" does get past them. I onily answer callers from my personal "contacts" list, people or businesses that I know ad do business with. If they are your contacts list, it will show name and number.

And it's free.
 

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I don't hang up. If I answer the call, I follow the robot instructions until I get a real human, and then set the phone down and let them talk to air. I like to waste their time as much as they waste ours. ..... Hopefully it also records as a forwarded lead that they failed on.
 
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Why do you even engage with these people?
Call your State AG and file a complaint.
I wont pick up a call that isn't I'D on my phone and I know who it is.
If oit's that important they can leave a message and I'll call back.

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what phone is it , a landline or cell phone ? If it’s a landline what kind do you have ?
We used to have a land line because like everyone else we thought we couldn't exist without it.
We thought we needed it for doctor calls and emergencies etc.
We were wrong.
When we did have a landline we used Nomorobo which is a very good spam blocker.
There are about a half a dozen other land line spam blockers out there that work well for land lines.
There also several makes of 'little boxes' that you connect to your land line phone that will serve as
a blocker. Some of them work quite well. Amazon has a few available.

One of the biggest tips they give to help stop robocalls on your land line is:

  • Never ever interact with a robocall.
  • Don’t press a button, wait for an agent, or even speak.
  • Anything you do that shows your number is real and active will just make you an even bigger
  • target for promotions, real or fake, in the future. Seriously, just hang up! (Or better yet, don’t answer at all.)
Some people like playing games with spammers. You're just encouraging them because now they know someone lives there.

For our cell phone we use "Should I Answer". We have an Android based phone.
However there are literally dozens of spam blockers available for both iPhones and Android.
It is the best spam blocker I have found. It is programmable with settings you can use to set it up almost any way you want.
Ours is set up to block any call from someone who is not in our contacts list.
So everyone we want or need to talk to is in our contacts list. That includes our doctors, three hospital lines, a few business'
and of course friends and relatives.
No one else can get through. And I mean no one. Have never had a spam call with this program. And it's free.

Should I answer works so well we dumped our land line.
Don't miss it, have never needed it again.

So for us spam blockers have worked for both our land line and cell phones.
We just chose to dump the land line after we found out it was no longer necessary
and saved some money in the process.
 

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download a freee app called HIYA . It will show who and where the call is originating from, although "spoofing" does get past them. I onily answer callers from my personal "contacts" list, people or businesses that I know ad do business with. If they are your contacts list, it will show name and number.

And it's free.
I am going to check out the HIYA app. A friend recommended Truecaller for eye-phone which for me is only effective one out of ten times.
 

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I don't know who I get robo calls from, because I hang up before They go into their pitch.

I keep a land line specifically for the dreaded robo calls. Whenever a site asks for a phone line, we give them the land line. Whenever we order something, takeout or whatever, we use the landline. Yeah my message machine attached to it records a ton of silence, but my cell phone doesn't get that many spam calls, and if it's important they always leave a message.
 

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We've been getting a ton of survey calls. Never should have answered the first survey.

And Credit Karma is a very, very useful web site IMHO.
 
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