Bill collectors that call you at work.
Hire an attorney and tell them you are disputing the debt. Then they have to stop calling you
They only have to stop calling your at work if they are a debt collector, you are a consumer, this is consumer debt AND you have notified them that you cannot take these calls at work. I would send this dispute certified mail, return receipt, so that you have proof of your instructions.
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If they are indeed a third party debt collector, and not the company actually owed the money, they have to comply with debt collection laws. You can tell them not to contact you again, by phone, but it's best to communicate in writing.
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I recommend you obtain as much contact info as you can from this collector, and then tell him to never contact you or any third parties again regarding your account. I would then put that in writing and mail (verified copy) as well as fax. If that collector contacts you or a third party again then you may likely have a lawsuit claim under the federal debtors collection protection act, which may include damages of up to $1000
It is pretty simple - tell them how to contact you some other way and demand that they stop contacting you at work. Then follow up with this same statement in writing. If you continue to get called at work, you can make some nice cash under a violation of the FDCPA. You will need a consumer attorney to represent you. Making sure you put your demand that the creditor stop contacting you at work IN WRITING is key to your case as is giving the collector an alternative way to contact you. Hope this perspective helps!
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