My wife owes money to a company that has hired a collection agency. The agency called my phone which was being borrowed by a friend for a while. The company told my friend that my wife owed money, even giving them the exact amount owed, and threatened to sue if we didn't pay up. They didn't even bother to make sure who it was on the phone. We don't have issues paying the bills but are in a dispute with the original company. Isn't there a law against disclosing this type of information to just anyone?
Normally, I would side with you and say that this was invasion of privacy. However, under the circumstances of calling your cell phone, I don't think you have a case. In my opinion they were entitled to assume that they were talking to you.
If the debt is in dispute, you should immediately provide notice of the dispute in writing.
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