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-- getting dozens of hang up calls from a number that appears to be from your local sheriff's department and when you finally pick up.
This is what you hear.
And from there the call become so offensive we can't even show you what happened even when we believed it out.
Well Diana -- picked up that call and it turns out those calls were from the debt collector RFK.
-- sued them for harassment any illegal debt collection and she has won -- ten million dollar award.
But ironically now she's having trouble collecting.
On the debt collection agency and -- in the -- will live right now from Pittsburgh morning -- -- Good morning Steve so it started a couple of years ago.
Somebody called -- radio it's money you -- no money did you.
That's right I didn't know -- the -- okay and -- the wrong person at the wrong person so you eventually.
Did it you know they're not gonna stop a minute right it cease and desist letter.
You had that -- registered mail.
You realize that once they receive did what happened.
23 minutes after their headquarters received your package cease and desist.
I started getting phone calls at my home and on my cell phone just one right after the other and that as you mentioned earlier it's -- suggested the calls were from my sheriff's department.
I was never available to answer the first two days I called the sheriff's department to see if somebody there was trying to reach me and they said nobody was trying to reach me and then on the third day I picked up the phone.
And I was subjected to about two minutes of the most incredibly vulgar.
Language that you can imagine threatening in.
Unimaginable ways to sexually assault me.
Yeah I read the transcript and I can't imagine anybody.
Talking to a total stranger as they did.
-- first let's explain when you look to the caller ID it it said what.
It's set Ohio county and -- that listed the number of my sheriff's department and so then you contact do you share they didn't we're not doing thing and then you realize.
There's this thing called spoofing.
We can use software right and unscrupulous company to make it appear that they're calling from the sheriff's department even though they're.
You know and a debt collection agency.
Exactly and Steve the other thing is I started.
Looking in researching this company and I found that they routinely spoof caller ID to look like law offices or -- kept your police department bigger courthouse.
There were a lot of complaints about this company one woman in particular said she was called.
You know vulgar names like I was and so this was nothing new for this company and I think it happens more than people realize.
Don't know -- OK so you realize who was -- eventually sued them the day you're -- court they don't show up the judge heard all the evidence and awarded you ten million dollars.
Okay so -- the richest person I know unfortunately you haven't collected your money because.
-- -- Well this company is notorious for creating she LLL season.
They change -- there LLC name you know as regularly as their underwear.
But we have since learned to do the owners are behind the company and we filed an amended.
Lawsuit against them and we're going to try to go after the owners and some of the managers of the company personally make them personally liable.
For the to pay the ten million dollar -- award.
Sure and I know you would like to see the laws change and what's the number one thing for people who are getting calls from debt collection agencies they need to know Diana.
They have a right to request that that company that's calling them.
Put in writing that they do that proven writing that they actually -- the -- it's -- -- debt validation letter from you don't have to pay anything over the phone without getting that letter in the mail.
That is really good to know all right -- -- enemy we thank you very much and good luck with your next day in court system money.
Thank you -- -- by the way we reached out to the attorney representing the debt collection company.
They did not get back to us shocking.
If you believe you have been harassed by the same debt collection company please send an email to the address on your screen.
Evil debt pounds.
-- evil -- -- at gmail.com.
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