What action can be taken against Account Solutions Group?
Date: Thu, 12/30/2004 22:53
I've been surfing around for information and ran across this page. I am irate over some phone calls I have received do to the rudeness of the people calling. I am not associated with the person they are calling for; I do not even know who it is.
Over the last week or so I have received numerous calls from Account Solutions Group. The first call occurred right before Christmas, the person on the line asked for "Jennifer Maxwell". When I told them that there was no one in our home by that name they asked who they were speaking to. I refused giving them any information and requested that the person identify himself and the company he worked for. The person would not tell me anything other that he was calling from New York from a company he called "Account Solutions." Unimpressed with his answer I told him that I did not have any information for his continued inquiries and asked him to remove me from his do not call list. He told me that he wasn't selling anything and continued to ask me for information. He was able to pull up information on who I was as well as my wife's name and asked me to confirm it. I told him to put me on his do not call list and terminated the call. The call struck me as funny because of the rudeness of the person on the phone and how elusive the person was to any questions about who he was or why he was calling.
Early this week I received a second call from this company. I immediately recognized the call because they again asked for "Jennifer Maxwell". I told the person I had already received a call and asked to be put on their do not call listing. The person again was elusive with any questions about the reason for his call and again pulled up information on myself and my wife. I told him again to put me on their do not call listing and hung up the phone.
Wednesday I received a third call from Account Solutions Group. The person again requested "Jennifer Maxwell". I (at this point extremely frustrated) told the person that I had received numerous calls from his company and had requested to be put on a do not call list. I asked to speak with a supervisor. I was placed on hold and a few moments later told that one was not available. I asked him to take my name out of their listing. He asked to confirm my phone number and address. I told him that I was not interested in confirming my address or any other personal information to him. He told me that if I did not confirm my address he would not remove my phone number from their listing. I told him that was ridiculous. He again started asking questions about "Jennifer Maxwell" and stated that if I did not answer the question he would not take my phone number out of the listing. I told him to remove my listing and told him I would be reporting this incident to the Indiana State Attorney General. I then hung up the phone.
Thursday evening my wife received another call from a company the person would only identify as "ASG". They asked her for "Jennifer Maxwell". When she asked who are they representing they stated, "That depends on who I'm talking to." My wife told them we were not interested and hung up the phone.
I looked the company up on the Internet and found their phone number (the number they gave me during the third call did not work when called.) I noticed a couple of postings on bulletin boards where people said they were "Unlawfully Harassed" by this company. I also found out they are a collection agency of some kind. I called the number on one of the posting and managed to speak to a supervisor. After speaking with her for some time, she said that I am now out of their listings.
I am tired of being called by people like this in the privacy of my home. Even if I did know a Jennifer Maxwell asking to remove from their listing should have been respected by any ethical company. I have enrolled in "Do not call lists" in the past but these people always seem to find a way around the system. What action can be taken to discourage companies like this one?
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