I am writing this in a hope to appeal to your better nature. Please stop using my phone number as your own. It is bad enough that you are using our number, but when we start getting collection calls for you it is a little much considering we have no clue who you are.
I understand that many times you may need a phone number, but did it ever occur to you that the number you are using is someone else’s and not just some random number that popped in your head? If you did know, I am curious as to why you thought it was ok to use someone else’s number. Maybe you thought that since you didn’t know us that it was ok since you would not be the one bothered. However, it is still lying and in the long run you are the one that will have to deal with the consequences one day. If you are a Christian, doesn’t your Bible state that lying is wrong in your commandments? If not, well then I would hope that morally you would see the wrong in it as I am sure you would be upset if someone did the same to you.
When your business accounts go to collections and they call us, often times it wakes my baby out of her nap time with the phone ringing. Also, the collections never stop calling so simply ignoring the calls is not an option. Many times it also takes me weeks to convince the collections agency that this is, in fact, not your number. This is more than just a minor annoyance. It is also inconvenient as I have to take time out of my day to call each and every agency back to let them know that this is, in fact, not your number and that we have no clue who you are and we have had this number for many years.
My husband has had this number for many years before I met him and we have been together for almost 9 years and ever since I have been with him you have used this number as your own. After calling the phone company I realized that this number had not be issued to anyone before my husband, so you cannot use the excuse that it used to be your number. Even so, you should have called all your business contacts and let them know of the change a long time ago.
Recently, I have been getting calls from American Express. I do not know if you have had this account for a while or if you just opened it…but again, I do not appreciate nor am I sympathetic to you using our phone number. I have had to call them twice to let them know that you used the wrong number for their account since when they call (as with most collections) it was automated and I have to take time out of my day to call them back.
While I do not agree with lying about anything, the least you could do is use an old payphone number instead of someone’s home number as your own. At least then no one would be woken up out of a sleep due to you not paying your bills.
In closing, I would like to recommend stop opening credit accounts or getting loans if you are unable to pay them. I realize that maybe you feel like you need to in order to support your family or maybe you are stuck in a materialistic mindset. However, racking up this much debt will only hurt you in the long run. Whatever money or material things you get from these business transactions is fleeting at best. The money will go quickly and if you are doing this for nefarious purposes you will eventually be caught or at the very least live in fear of being caught. That can in no way be a quality life.
So, please Mr. Siambrello. Stop using our phone number. Think of how you would like it if someone used your phone number like you have used ours.
– owner of the phone number you have been using.