Well, I don’t have the credit report yet – it’s due to arrive via the mail by next week. And I’m reaching a slightly calmer state regarding this whole stupid thing. I’ve reported the calls to the appropriate agencies, then this passed weekend I relented and told the rest of my family what was happening, since they were over at the house and we were chatting anyway.
They all agree it’s phishing, or a case of wrong name / wrong number. If they’re a legit collection agency, then they don’t have OR need my social security number. I know, for a fact, that I don’t owe anyone any money. I know, for a fact, that no one’s late bills or overdue notices have been coming to my address. So, if someone out there is pretending to be me, and screwed someone out of a load of money, they don’t have my address – which will make proving THEY aren’t ME quite a bit simpler.
They called again tonight, my sister answered the phone, and this time they asked for Christian W–, to which my sister replied “There’s no one here by that name.” That won’t stop them, though. But I *69’d the number again, it was the same, so I filed reports again with the FTC and Do Not Call Registry.
If nothing else, this has been educational ! I do have one enemy out in the world, but that person is in another country, and would never have known my SS # or how to use it. But if things get nasty, I’ll give that name to the police.
Onward and Updates ! 😀