I had a tenant that stayed in my apartment but left three months back. However, after he left, I started getting calls from Stevens Business Service about a debt that belonged to my tenant. I tried to contact the tenant first to sort out the problem. But could not reach him as he had shifted to other country.
So, I tried to clarify the same with these agents who keep bothering me every now and then. I told these people that I do not even stay in that apartment. It is vacant as of now but was occupied at the time the debt date is showing. During the time, the apartment was occupied by my tenant who must have spent that money. I am not sure how the debt got my name on it.
However, these people do not listen. I even asked for the verified copies of the documents to sort the problem myself. But, these people are not even telling me the name of the company or any other details. I was in my office last week when they called and asked me to pay right away. They are harassing me.
I have tried to call their company a few times. I have got no help. These people try to shut me up whenever I am trying to tell them the truth. They say that the debt is on my name and they won’t be able to help me any further. If this is the case of identity theft, these people must provide me some time to investigate the same.
But, that would only be possible if they would provide me with the documents that must have had my signatures on it. Because I have not signed any such document, I can very well prove that the debt does not belong to me.
I have attempted to talk to their supervisor and supervisor’s supervisor. But, nothing has worked so far. Last time when I was checking my credit score, I found out that they have even spoiled my credit score without any intimation.
It is very upsetting. I am about to retire. I work in a small company. I have not much savings left. Whatever I had, I invested in my house. I rely on my rents that come from the other two apartments that I own. But, if this is how this would affect me, I am not sure how
I would give my apartments on rent.
These collection guys are making no excuse for complaints like mine. They must do the necessary investigation before asking me to pay for the debt that I do not own. I am very disturbed. These people have started calling my friends and colleagues. They threaten me and calls me a liar. I am trying to cooperate. But, I believe they will only listen legal voices.
I am soon be contacting my attorney for filing the dispute against this debt and then, they will have to show all their cards. What a heck? Not a good company and very unprofessional.