Can I sue a credit card company for calling 20 times a day trying to fax something whenI don’t even have their credit card?

UPDATED: Nov 24, 2011

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Can I sue a credit card company for calling 20 times a day trying to fax something whenI don’t even have their credit card?

I start getting calls every 3-5 minutes around 5 p.m. and sometimes it goes on until 8 p.m. I’ve tried to call back but the numbers do not accept incoming calls. My answering machine will be full of 30 voicemails of just that trying to send a fax beeping. I can’t block the numbers because its multiple numbers from the same company and that’s expensive. I asked them too stop 3 times.

Asked on November 24, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Maryland


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Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Possibly the repeated calls to you by an automatic system could be deemed an unfair debt collection practice by a third party collection company in your state under its statutes on the subject and under federal law.

Whether or not this is so, I suggest that you consult with an attorney who practices debt collection defense for a consumer such as you to discuss whether or not you have a viable claim concerning the repeated telephone calls to you.

I would write the debt collection company a letter that is calling you requesting that it stop all contact with you keeping a copy of the letter for future reference.

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