Hello everyone have just joined on here after reading this thread.
Last week my hubby received a letter from Fredrickson Int informing him that I had died and that they wanted to see a copy of the death certificate. Came as a bit of a shock to him as I was on holiday at the time, but after a quick call to me he was reassured that I was still alive and kicking. The letter stated that I owed money to I think it's a catalogue company, but I've never bought anything from them and only know about them because it was one my Nan used to use years ago and she's been dead nearly 30 years. Then today I receive a phone call, well actually it was a very gabbled answer phone message from a firm called SRJ asking for someone (who as far as I know never lived here, we've lived here nearly 20 years) to give them a and they left a ref no. I was going to ring them back and tell them that they didn't live here, but thought I'd google the SRJ first and low and behold 1000's of site appeared with complaints etc etc about them. So I read some of the frums about these firms and found out hat they were connected. I then decided to contact Consumer Direct and spoke to a very helpful person who has put my mind at ease. One thing they did say though was to not give these companie any more information then they already have about you. i.e. if letters are sent to Mr/Mrs x x Person then don't tell them what the x's stand for. Basically if it's not on their letter to you then don't divulge it. And what ever you do don't ring them as you have no way of accuratly recording your actions etc. And they did confirm that they are [problem] companies