Credit NBC 4 consumer reporter Liz Crenshaw with this answer.
Question: Why do I keep getting calls from collection agencies, even though Iím not in any debt?
Answer: We turned to Consumer Attorney Sonya Smith-Valentine for the answer to this question. She says that there could be more than one reason for the calls. If the consumer has a common name, the debt collectors might be confusing her with another person of the same name. If this is the case, unfortunately, there is no way to stop the calls. The calls could also be a sign of identity theft. Smith-Valentine recommends checking all three credit reports to make sure there isnít fraudulent activity. And if suspicious activity IS found, consumers should contact creditors to close the fraudulent accounts. Also, place a credit freeze on all credit reports to prevent further damage from being done.
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