JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A ruthless collection agency has been making a local attorneys work life miserable.
The calls started coming in from all over the United States. They wanted to speak with the attorney they thought was behind a collection agency's ruthless phone calls
But Lynn Walker had nothing to do with the calls
"They were so angry that they knew it was an attorney Lynne Walker with an Atlanta telephone number," said Walker. "So they were calling the Georgia bar to get my information to call me here to yell and scream at me."
The calls from the victims poured in daily
"I'd get a call from a woman in Mesa, Arizona who said, 'Do you know that there is a fraud being perpetrated in your name?' and I said, 'Yes, I'm starting to get that picture.'"
That caller gave Walker the names and phone numbers along with a recording of one of the threatening messages.
"I will have no choice but to send this information over to the States Attorneys office for further prosecution," Walker informed them.
Walker contacted the Georgia bar, the FTC, and the FBI with all the evidence she'd been gathering.
"They all said we're not going to do anything about it. The response was, "It's not big enough," and I was like, 'How do you know how big it is?'"
So Walker called the collection agency herself. The calls stopped.
If you owe somebody money you have rights. But first, if you can afford to pay - pay your debts.
But if you are in the clutches of a bill collector, you have the right to tell them to never call you again.
It doesn't mean they can't sue you against it, but many times they're calling you about a debt that's outside the statute of limitations, meaning it's past the time they can sue you against it.
It can only be on your credit seven years. I've got more on your rights and how to protect them on my website