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FrugalRican
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Re: How do you handle the Ex.'s collection calls....

marty56 wrote:

MattH wrote:

When I was a small child, my parents were puzzled because various men came to the door at odd hours. They were very polite, and went away when told the previous residents were not there any more. Eventually my parents learned what the occupation of those two women had been, I won't be specific but you can probably guess!


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This really did make me giggle.

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Re: How do you handle the Ex.'s collection calls....

webhopper wrote:

pizzadude wrote:

webhopper wrote:

You could change your number...  

 

I have people calling for a guy named Christopher all the time... apparently he owed a lot of people and he had my cell phone number before I did... Also learned he played the bagpipes, cause someone called needing a bagpipe player for their grandma's funeral... very bizarre


That's great :smileyhappy: , too bad you don't play otherwise you could have scored a sweet gig.

 

For the first year I had it, I used to get prison collect calls on my mobile phone ~ I was tempted to answer just to see who it was calling, but I never did since this is probably the most expensive form of communication ever invented, like $19/minute or something crazy like that. 



I thought you couldn't call collect to a mobile phone, how would it get billed?   Ya I would have totally answered!

 

My mom had people calling for a man named Raymond all the time at her house... Raymond had a lot of friends!  They tried to call him for over 6 yrs!


I got a land line about 6 months ago.  I get calls all the time asking for Kimberly, which is also my first name.  The first one I got for her was from a hospital where she owed over $10,000.  That had me scared until we both figured out that I was not the correct Kimberly, especially since the last time I was at a hospital was several years ago with my insurance company paying all of the bill except the $100 co-pay which I paid while I was there.  Now, I know to ask "Kimberly who?".

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Re: How do you handle the Ex.'s collection calls....

This happens a lot to me with my practice wife too!  I keep sending letters back with her address on them and I tell anyone who calls her cell phone number her house number her email address's and her mailing address her sisters name her dads name even her cat's name and ask them kindly to never call me again!

 

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amkari
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Re: How do you handle the Ex.'s collection calls....

BigDaddy18 wrote:

... practice wife...! 


Too funny!!!  I now have a new term for the ex-husband.  He was my practice husband.  :smileylol:


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Re: How do you handle the Ex.'s collection calls....

amkari wrote:

BigDaddy18 wrote:

... practice wife...! 


Too funny!!!  I now have a new term for the ex-husband.  He was my practice husband.  :smileylol:


haha, I use it all the time, only makes since I mean it's all practice until you get it right I suppose?!


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Re: How do you handle the Ex.'s collection calls....

BigDaddy18 wrote:

amkari wrote:

BigDaddy18 wrote:

... practice wife...! 


Too funny!!!  I now have a new term for the ex-husband.  He was my practice husband.  :smileylol:


haha, I use it all the time, only makes since I mean it's all practice until you get it right I suppose?!

 

 

Yep... or in my case until you simply quit 'practicing,' dating, or otherwise trying to change it and resign yourself to being single for the rest of your life.  :-(

 

I use the same theory about my teenage driving record... 11 accidents from age 16 to 19 (or 20).  My final accident was a rollover in my mom's blazer... flipped the dang thing over the hood.  The first 10 were just practice, couldn't get it right... when I finally totalled one I could quit.  I haven't had even so much as a fender bender since and I'm now 37.   Suprisingly, my parents let me live... and continue driving.  BUT, they should've had a clue when I dumped myself and my ATC 3 wheeler upside down in the stinging nettle EVERY SINGLE YEAR during hunting season as a kid.  :-)


 


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Re: How do you handle the Ex.'s collection calls....

FISHONE4 how did you get the adressees off of the report is what I would like to know. I have tried from my ex with no luck.. Thanks

 

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My practice wife left me with all the bills too. I filed bankruptcy to get out from under the burden, but the collection agencies keep looking for her on our old joint accounts. I put her address, phone number and employment information on them and send them back to the collection agencies. Dont hear back from them after that. Figure I might have to send in a small payment once they drop off my reports from the bankruptcy to start the SOL running again for her. Could be fun...lol

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I give them his address, email, work phone, cell phone, and anything else to not call me again. It's his problem not mine. I'm an adult and know how to pay my bills on time.

 

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Re: How do you handle the Ex.'s collection calls....

polarbeardad wrote:

My practice wife left me with all the bills too. I filed bankruptcy to get out from under the burden, but the collection agencies keep looking for her on our old joint accounts. I put her address, phone number and employment information on them and send them back to the collection agencies. Dont hear back from them after that. Figure I might have to send in a small payment once they drop off my reports from the bankruptcy to start the SOL running again for her. Could be fun...lol


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