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Billy's friends have been getting worse
Old 10-30-2011, 07:29 PM
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Default Billy's friends have been getting worse

I don't know if he's still giving the number out but... fuck i've had this phone for 6 months now.

One lady who called for him seemed to hope I'd give her billy's new number. I'd already told her I had no idea who he was... but she finally got a clue when I told her I'd gotten the phone from walmart.

But the night before last I left the phone in my car. thank goodness I did... one of his friends called FOUR times... 4am, 436, 436, and 815.

since then i've ensured my voicemail has MY name on it... so when t hey call for billy they'll hear "PepperElf*"... maybe they'll figure it out.

* Well, my real name at least. which my long polish last name, which is why I don't mind putting it on the phone. They probably can't spell it anyway so...

Old 10-30-2011, 09:30 PM
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I have been getting calls for a guy named Steve, bill collecters..who don't believe you when you say that Steve no longer has this number and one person texted me and said "We are going to chop wood on Friday do you want to come with", I texted back and said I had no idea who they were and told them my name, then on Friday, as I arrived at work the husband called and I said Steve does not have this number and he asks "is this "D", I said yes and he says "oh my wife said you texted her". I thought to myself.."why in the hell did you call if you knew the number did not belong to Steve"!! How stupid!!! Very annoying so I feel your pain!!

Old 10-30-2011, 10:57 PM
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yeah it's weird tho... i've had the number for 6 months.
i think maybe billy's giving it out still or something...

Old 10-31-2011, 12:29 AM
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Quoth PepperElf View Post
yeah it's weird tho... i've had the number for 6 months.
i think maybe billy's giving it out still or something...
I got collections calls for this one woman for the three years I had the number. I have no doubt she continued to give out my number over the years to avoid creditors.

At least the school system stopped calling at the end of the academic year for her truant son.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:55 AM
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We've had people give our our dept. number to collection agents as their "contact number." Jerks. But that's not nearly as annoying as getting someone else's calls at your home.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:44 PM
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yeah that's what annoys me about this ... it's a pay-as-you-go phone

Old 10-31-2011, 09:40 PM
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I occasionally get collection calls for some woman way into debt. Not because of my number, but because her name is the same as mine. Very annoying to try to convince people that I'm not her, especially since I have this fear (especially the first time it happened), that somehow someone got a hold of my info and there IS something in my name. But I'm paranoid about identity theft so I will NOT give them any of my info. I've discovered that I can ask for the address they have for her and when it's not mine I can state that the have the wrong person. Mostly they're good about getting me off their lists and I won't hear from the same place again once I take the time to talk to them.

Funny thing though. Was taking a look at my account at work (we're allowed to look at our own account, just not do anything) looked it up by name instead of account number and there was an account, WAY in the negative, under someone with the same name as me. My name isn't very common, so I can only assume it is likely the same person. So glad my own work's collection agents have never tried to call me. That would seriously annoy.

Old 10-31-2011, 09:46 PM
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The most annoying are the automated messages..no way to tell them "Never heard of that person, go away please"
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:55 PM
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I keep getting calls for John. But I don't answer and they leave a voicemail. I need to change my vm greeting to include 'this is <my name> if your calling for John you have the wrong number.' Of course will the help? Unlikely.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:18 PM
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About a year after I got my phone, I started getting calls...I don't remember the guy's name. But I'd answer the phone, and the person on the other end would say "Who the f**k is this?!?" Yeah, I was about to ask you the same thing.
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