Banks that make collection calls
August 2, 2008 11:16am CST
Some of you know that I am separated from my husband and he moved out back in March. Well, I am getting collection calls for him and I explain to them that he does not live here anymore, that we are separated. They continue to call and I am annoyed. I even gave them his cell phone number. He completely ignores them and does not pick up his phone when they call. I mean I am still listed as a secondary card holder on his credit cards but he should be dealing with them not me. One lady called today for him, I spoke to her before and she wanted me to pass the message on to him. I explained I gave him the message last time she called. I even tried to work out a settlement with them myself but because he is the primary card holder only he could work out a settlement with them. They said I could pay his bill if I wanted to though. When my credit card companies call, I don't ignore them, I pick up the phone and speak to them. Is there any way I could get his card companies to stop calling me?
• United States
2 Aug 08
You can try putting the number on the Do Not Call list, but since that number is listed for him, that may not work. I suggest writing a generic letter to all the companies that call or when they call as to talk to a supervisor. Or you could take the easy way out - get a new number. Since you are secondary on the card, I would be leery. Him not paying the bills could mess up your credit too.