Like others, I receive calls from Gila Corp/Municipal Services Bureau every day. It pertains to an unpaid traffic ticket from California 7 years ago that my father, who is in a nursing home, never paid. Call blocking does not work. I called and told them that my father was in a nursing home in New York and they wanted his number! I said you have to be kidding right? I told them I am living in his house and have nothing to do with the ticket but the calls keep coming. My carrier (Verizon) says they have developed a way to sidestep call blocking.They suggested a complaint to the FCC. If anything works I would appreciate it.
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I REFUSE to answer any calls from this # because they call my home at least 5+X's per day EVERY SINGLE DAY.... that's right 7 days a week! I don't know who they are, I've never heard of them, Their name shows up on my caller ID, sometimes they will call either right back or within 5 minutes sometimes or at least every 30minutes to an hour... I want to know how to have it stopped for GOOD! I don't even think its ME their trying to get a hold of. I believe I spoke with them when I first got my house # because the phone company we go through "recycles" their #'s and I explained to them that they were looking for the wrong person and that my number was "recycled" and that they were probably trying to get a hold of an old user of this # and they STILL call me. It shows up on my caller ID as "GILA CORP".
Two automated calls from them. One yesterday (caller ID said "Gila Corp"), one today (caller ID said "unknown"). Both calls came from the same number - which was not blocked on my caller ID. Said "this is not a sales call or solicitation. Please call us back, regarding an important court matter." Gave an 800# and hours of availability. First of all: COURTS DO NOT CALL ANYONE ABOUT ANYTHING - EVER. Nor would an attorney ever call, out-of-the-blue, on any matter. They write letters - and/or contact YOUR attorney, if you have one. Secondly: IF I would be stupid enough to call the 800#, they would then have identifying information about me, that they are not entitled to have - such as a correct name and phone number. - and I would STILL not know who THEY are, or what they want with me. NO LEGITIMATE COLLECTION AGENCY DOES THIS! These people are "fishing." They are using fear tactics to trick people into giving up personal information, to suit their own BOGUS, FRAUDULENT and NEFARIOUS purposes! DON'T take the calls, DON'T call them back, DON'T fall for it!
They call my mother at least 10 times each day everyday after my grandfather's death. He was a military pilot so I think this might be the cause of this. I don't believe my grandparents have ever had a 'unresolved court matter' in Austin, TX so this must be a scam for "TICKET COLLECTION" from 1987... The law in Austin, TX is that if a ticket is pending in traffic court for over 4 years it is void. So this is definitely a scam. BLOCK THIS NUMBER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE