-- short story --
Rented a room in an apartment. My name was wrongly put on someone else's esb account that had arrears on it. Thought I had gotten my name removed but turned out it wasn't removed. Got landlord to ensure my name was removed from the account as it was their mistake which I then confirmed with the esb as having been removed (it was esb's mistake too).
Debt had already passed to "Buchanan Clarke & Wells". They only have my number and not the number of the person who owes the debt. They keep ringing me saying I owe the money (saying my name) and say they have confirmed the names with the ESB 3 months ago.
I have confirmed again with the ESB that my name is not on the account where the money is owed.
How do I stop them harrassing me?
Does anyone have a contact number for them in Ireland?
-- long story --
I rented a room last year in an apartment where there was no one else living. After two months the landlord moved in a scumbag alcoholic from another apartment in the apartment complex because he couldn't afford the two bedroom apartment he was living in due to his partner leaving him.
When they moved him in they moved his ESB account to my apartment and put my name on it (even though I already had an esb account in my name). They were supposed to create a new ESB account and not put me on his account.
When I received a bill two or so months later I saw that there were arrears owed on the bill. I then started to sort out the account when I saw what had happened and got my name removed from the account (or so I had thought).
The scumbag did a runner a month later and I got my esb account put back on the apartment.
Around december I started getting calls from "Buchanan Clarke & Wells" to whom I explained the situation. They said fine and there were no more calls for the next month or two.
The calls started again and I contacted back the ESB only to find out that my name hadnt been removed from the account. They would not let me remove my name as it had to be done by the landlord. I then got the landlord to remove my name which they did and I confirmed with the ESB that it was done.
Now "Buchanan Clarke & Wells" are ringing again saying that I owe the money and that they verified 3 months ago that I owed the money. This would have been around the time the names were definitely changed.
From what I have read on the net these guys are scumbags that will hassle anyone they have a number for. The problem here is they only have my number and not the number of the scumbag that owed the money.
I have just confirmed again with the ESB that my name is not on the accounts and I have told "Buchanan Clarke & Wells" this when they rang but they won't give me any information unless I give them personal information.
Thanks for any help/advice