Every six months I get a call on my mobile from what I believe to be a debt collection agency looking for a phone number for a second cousin of mine. He used to live in my parents house, and oddly shares the same first, but thankfully different last name.
I believe they have my number because my mobile was once listed in the white pages at my parents address and my parents have a silent phone number, so I guess it is the only number that comes up on an historical reverse white pages look-up.
Every time they call I tell them I will not give them his phone number (indeed I now don’t even know it) and to never call me again. But six months later, like clockwork I get another call. What really pisses me off is I can never get the name of the company, it is “trans” something, I think maybe Transcom and when I ask them to repeat it and spell it for me they refuse to answer me. Normally the people on the phone are Indian sounding.
So three questions. Anyone know what company Snap-On tools uses for their debt collection, as I believe my cousin owes money to this mob? Normally when they call it is a silent number, but once it was from a number I believe to be on the Gold Coast.
Secondly as a 3rd party to all this what right do I have in the ACT to be left alone and never be contacted again? Thirdly who do I complain to about this to have it stopped? Bearing in mind I don’t know the proper name of the collection agency.