I was going to let it drop because I figured the issue was over. The first day, not forty minutes after I got the Iphone activated, I got a call, my first call on the Iphone, in fact – and no one knew the number yet besides me and AT&T. Strangely, the line was dead. Then a while later I got another call. And all throughout that first day, I got calls. I attributed this to the fact that my new number came up on Caller ID as some guy named Blandall Revins*. I am not Blandall Revins, and this is an important fact.
Late in the day, after way too many of these calls, I Googled one of these numbers and it lead me to a forum discussing collection agencies. Great. Blandall Revins, it seems, was in a bit of trouble, and had probably dumped his last phone number in an attempt to get away from the hounding of debt collectors. So I queued up one of the more recent numbers and told them to remove me from their list, and they promised they would, and I told them to remove me from all their lists, and they played dumb saying that they had nothing to do with the other calls. Whatever. I called the other number that had been harassing me, told them to knock it off, and thought that was it. Sunday morning I got yet another call, from yet another number, and immediately get that taken care of. The week, amazingly went quietly and I thought it was taken care of. All I needed now was for my Caller ID info to change over to me, and that is just a matter of time . . .
Until today, when my morning was shattered with several calls from one of the damned numbers that I had already told to knock if off! Three calls in less than three hours – aren’t there some rules against that? I called, bitched them out about how I was told I was taken off the list and told the lady on the other end that this was it – if I get another call from them, I will be contacting the attorney general about the harassment I’m receiving from them over someone I’ve never heard of until 9 days ago.
What pisses me off right now is that when I call on my Iphone, I show up as this guy, who so badly managed his life that he has all these people out chasing him down for his every last dollar. I don’t want to be associated with him in any way whatsoever.
Ah, great, another call – this time listed as BLOCKED. “Is this Blandall Revins?” “No,” I say, frustration very evident in my voice, “We just went through this, just a bit ago!” And with that, the line went dead, chirping out a few beeps. That had better be the last of them.
*Name “cleverly” disguised to protect the original person – I don’t want this poor sap Googling his name one day, finding his name and realizing he could sue me to pay off his debts . . . or just use the money to get in more trouble.