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This isn't a debt question per say but its bothering me and I'm wondering if someone can help.

 

I had to contact Scott & Co last week about my council tax.

When they were checking my details they read out a mobile number that I didn't recognise

and asked me if it was correct, I told them it wasn't.

 

 

I thought it was odd since I have never had any dealings with Scott & Co

before so they had no way to have a number for me.

 

It wasn't till I got off the phone that I stated thinking it could have perhaps sounded like a number I had years ago

I have had my current number for at least five or six years.

I never thought anything of it.

 

Around an hour later I got a message from MMF,

I had a loan with them years ago.

and judging by the fact that it doesn't appear on my credit file I assume its more than six years.

 

I know of no way they could have gotten my number

and find it suspicious that it was within an hour of getting off the phone to Scott and Co.

 

 

I am going to send MMF a letter telling them to stop texting me

but I am beginning to wonder if Scott and Co have given out my number

then who else have they given it to and what can I do to stop it.

 

I had payday loans years ago and got into a bit of a mess but they are all stat barred and/or paid in full now.

I have had perfect payment record for the last five years

and I don't want all this nonsense of constant calls/texts to start again.

 

I have already had one old payday loan suddenly add itself to my credit file five years after the fact

and I really don't want this happening with anything else.

 

 

Is there anything I can do to stop scott and co passing on my details?

I am sure it must have been them

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You said Scott & Co had your old number, what number did MMF contact you on ?


 
 

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They are texting my current number now.

The whole thing is just so strange.

 

 

I have never had any dealings with Scott and Co before

so I don't know how they would have even had an old number for me,

 

 

they didn't get it from the council because I have had my current number

the whole time I have lived in this council area.

 

 

MMF certainly have no way of having my current number,

I have had no dealings with them for several years.

 

 

I am not worried about MMF chasing a debt because I know it no longer exists, if it ever did,

 

 

I am slightly worried that I am going to start getting constant calls and texts about old debts

I am just thankful they don't have my work number this time round.

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Hi,

 

Thanks for clearing that up, like you I have no idea how some of these companies get a hold of our numbers, I've a feeling they have a lot of different ways.

Like you say it does seem odd MMF contact you now out of the blue after you getting in touch with Scott & Co.


 
 

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I haven't heard from MMF in years.

To be fair I have moved house and changed my phone number so that's probably why I haven't heard from them recently

but even before I moved it was a long time since I heard from them.

 

 

If I remember correctly MMF were one of three companies chasing me for an old quick quid loan,

if that's the case its likely that its just approaching the six year mark

and they think I am too stupid to notice that its stat barred after five in Scotland.

Although it doesn't appear anywhere on my credit file but I cant remember if it ever did appear or not.

 

I don't want to contact them and rock the boat but if the messages keep coming I will write to MMF

and tell them to stop harassing me and that I don't owe them anything.

 

 

I am also going to contact Scott and Co and tell them that they do not have permission to share my details,

it might not help but its worth a try.

 

 

As long as I don't start getting lots of calls/texts I will leave it at that but if it gets worse

then I will need to do something because I cant go back to the stress caused by constant calls and texts like last time.

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I know where your coming from it does get stressful, I was sick of Scott & Co phoning and coming round to my door, thankfully I'm not due them anything now so it's good to have some peace and quite :)


 
 

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I would suspect your credit file

and then linking with facebook or other such sites

 

 

I know MMF use linkd-in.

 

 

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I don't have my mobile number linked to any social network,

I'm only on facebook and my profile is completely private.

 

 

The timing is a bit convenient though,

if they were going to find me through my credit file surely they would have done it by now?

 

 

There are no suspicious searches on my file either and that wouldn't give them my mobile number, would it?

Like I say I wont worry too much about it if it doesn't keep up.

 

 

At the moment I suspect that they have gotten my number from scott and co,

but aren't sure if its me because it could just be someone with the same name

as there is nothing to link me to my old address unless they have searched my file

which it doesn't look like they have as yet,

so I think they are just fishing at the moment.

 

 

if it keeps up I will write to them telling them to stop harassing me.

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And now the constant calls have started!

 

 

I just refused to go through data protection with them

and she said she would send a letter so I said 'go ahead' and hung up.

 

 

At least if they send a letter I will get a clue as to what this is about I guess.

Off to type up a letter to Scott and Co telling them that they have no permission to share my details.

 

 

I will wait for MMF's letter to arrive before I deal with them

I think that way I know what its about before I go steaming in with letters.

 

 

If I find out for sure that its been scott and co that gave them my number

I am going to be so angry its unreal!

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Are you still getting the calls kirstyo ?


 
 

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It stopped for maybe a week or so but started again in the last few days.

 

 

I confronted Scott and Co who said they never pass out details

but I don't see how else they could have got my number.

 

 

No letter ever arrived from mmf so either they never sent one

or they don't have an up to date address which would kinda let Scott and Co off the hook I guess.

 

 

I'm off tomorrow so want to get a letter off to mmf

but on the other hand I dont really want them having my up to date address

because I cant be bothered playing letter tennis with them

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you never had a loan with them.

they purchased an old pdl debt...who?

 

 

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I suspect they were one of three companies chasing an old quick quid loan that had been sold on to umpteen companies at the same time and was ultimately written off because of it. It was so long ago I'm not 100% sure though

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Yeah one of those threads is mine from 2013

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