As some of you may know already, I seem to be hitting a nerve with certain debt collection agencies (ie Lowell) by my posting links to CAG on whocallsme.com.
Therefore, it seems the only logical step is - keep making people aware.
I've given regular plugs for CAG on my 'dcamaggots' Youtube clips, with some success, but intend to do the same on whocallsme, as I believe that there are still not nearly enough people who know their legal rights are regularly being abused by bailiffs or debt collection agencies.
Therefore, it's high time that as many people as possible are made aware of this site and the help it can offer.
So, what I'm looking for are as many phone numbers that these companies use as humanly possible. For instance, Lowell mainly use 01133086000, but do use several others. I'm hoping to create CAG links to every single number that is used by a collection agency or bailiff firm. Reasoning for this is because whocallsme appears to be the main site used to check on phone numbers.
I'm well aware that there's CAG links on many numbers already.
There is nothing malicious or illegal about this - whocallsme is there to inform the public about the companies that use these numbers, and what the public's experience of this company is like.
I already have drawn up a short template that I will post on each number, and I think that this is a good way of attracting more profile to CAG and offering support to those who may not already be aware of us already.
If people want to start submitting DCA/bailiff firm phone numbers to this thread, I'll see that each number given has at least one CAG link.
The world is becoming more reliant on internet access, and more people are becoming more distrustful of private companies - with good reason.
So, many want to check word-of-mouth before having any dealings with a company they've never had any contact with before. And whocallsme is very often used for that purpose.
By doing this, and the more numbers I get, I think that companies that use telephone as a medium to threaten and bully - like DCAs or bailiff firms - will eventually find that means of communication to be pretty ineffective if everyone knows who they are and what they do.
Even if they change their number, then if this thread is made a sticky, it's only a matter of time before the new number gets disclosed on this thread again and hey presto, the whocallsme entry for that number will have a link to this site also!
I think that this idea has the potential of cutting a fair percentage of telephone harassment by companies.
Another key point I've missed is that I cannot see any feasible way that CAG can lose out with this idea. In fact, it can benefit massively - better yet, there's nothing illegal about it.
Anyone suffering telephone harassment from a certain phone number can copy and paste a template onto a whocallsme entry for that number. Or ANY call log site, for that matter.
The more people who get to be made aware of this site, the more likely it is that we can help a great many more people than we already are.
Then, the more likely it is that donations will be received to keep this site going. Plus, as I mentioned before, using telephone as a medium to convey threats can be cut at a stroke, and will become a markedly less viable tool for such companies that choose to use it.
If nothing else, it shows solidarity and a good opportunity to return the favour if you feel that CAG has helped you.
Besides, these companies profit from other peoples' lack of awareness as regards where they stand in relation to debt matters. Now, CAG has a golden opportunity to profit from their dishonesty and give some measure of redress to those who've suffered past victimisation.
Let's face it - CAG has dented these companies' profits and the threat-spew industry is hurting because of it. Now, there's the potential to increase this and possibly even drive some crooks right out of business - because the government and the law as it stands clearly isn't inclined to do it for us!