Can you believe this? What a loser!

@Beaufly (994)
United States
July 29, 2011 12:31pm CST
I was calling some people yesterday that had contacted me about my online adventures. I was taken aback when I heard this young woman's story. She told me that she had not contacted me even though I had her name, phone number and e-mail address. Her written surnames were different but this does not alarm me, as people get married and/or divorced and sometimes they change their names and sometimes they do not. She said that she had just recently filed for divorce and that her soon to be "ex" had been all over the internet, signing her up to receive information for different things like job opportunities, insurance and banking, schools, just about everything. Her name is currently in a lot of databases that she is trying to get removed from because some companies call 3 and 4 times a day. I sat there mortified as I listened to her tell me how she has to explain this story over and over again. I told her that I could not believe that anybody would have that much free time on their hands to do such. I also assured her that I would not be calling her back and I would be removing her name from my list. I just couldn't help but continue to thin, "What a loser!" At least she knows what she is dealing with and cutting the ties and her losses. She also said that he would do anything just to annoy her or cause her frustration. At the end of our call, I wished her well and told her that I hope everything works out for the best and that she should probably contact some authorities because this mess is truly some sort or form of harassment. What do you think? What a loser!
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@kelly10 (678)
30 Jul 11
I know what it's like getting calls from companies etc that you have given your details to. A few years back we got the phoneline back in the house to get SKY TV and broadband and within a few days we received a phonecall asking for a Mrs Anderson. I said sorry wrong number and thought nothing of it, but it happend the following day with a call from another company. This then started happening numerous times a day every single day, going on for months. We were getting that annoyed we unplugged the phone, but after a few weeks decided to plug it in again, and yes you've guessed it, the phonecalls returned. Now they were also asking for Mr Anderson and the range of companies was getting wider. We rang BT but they said if we wanted to change the number we'd have to pay, well I weren't going to pay. Then we had a really odd call asking for Mrs Anderson and when I said wrong number and to remove it from their database, they asked for a forwarding number or address. I just said they've got the wrong number so I don't have that info. Their reply was they had only been given our number 2 weeks ago, yet we'd had the number for over 6 months. I just thought they must have it wrong, but there were 2 other phonecalls the same week, one from a friend of the Andersons and one from a school. Both callers were shocked that they couldn't speak with the Andersons as this was the only contact number they had for them and the school told me that they had only got the confact info for them that same week. The friend actually phoned us twice as she didn't believe me and screamed at me down the phone that I was a liar and called me names. I put her straight again, and then told here if she rang this number again I would go to the Police. Both phonecalls from the friend were before 6.30am. I contacted BT again telling them of the last phonecalls we received and gave them dates of all the phonecalls we'd had and told them it was a invasion of our privacy, was getting very annoying, and I was getting stressed out with it. What they said then shocked me, they tried to blame me for not having requested a newly generated number when we got the line set up again and that I would have to pay. Why would I, I didn't know they gave out old numbers? Finally after over an hour on the phone they decided to change the number to a newly generated one for free. The annoying thing was though the Andersons got away with it, they have never been pulled up for their stupid, irresponsible behaviour and I wouldn't be surprised if they do it again.
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@Beaufly (994)
• United States
30 Jul 11
Wow, and there's the problem, the fools responsible for this huge mishap gets off scot free as if this is ok. This is absolutely unacceptable behavior and an invasion of privacy. It is just ridiculous and it is often the victim who gets blamed. I am so sorry that you had to go through this and i am glad that it finally got resolved. What a joke! When you do contact the proper agencies sometimes this can be an even more frustrating experience. I am just glad that you finally did get a newly generated number.
• United States
29 Jul 11
It is horrible when 2 people just can't split up maturely! Why does it always seem that one of the people always have to make it harder on another? Like a split up isn't bad enough they add to it! My husbands sister after her divorce still had his credit card. I guess he forgot about it because he never used it anyway. She racked up thousands of dollars on it and it was only in his name.
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@Beaufly (994)
• United States
29 Jul 11
Oh my cns, that is another horrid story. If you are splitting, you would think that you could just leave well enough alone and move on with your life. What's with all of the hatred. Doesn't anyone believe in karma? Those bad deeds will come backk to haunt you!
• Philippines
29 Jul 11
I agree, what a loser. He should have just minded his own business. That might have gave him a better reputation.
@Beaufly (994)
• United States
29 Jul 11
He should have gone forward with his life instead of trying to ruin someone else's. Move on and find someone to make your life happy. Go forth and fulfill your own dreams. Your dreams cannot be to ruin but hopefully to build, grow, live and prosper. I just do not understand why someone would waste their energy in this way.