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I came home form work the last Thursday and Friday to a full answering machine with messages for a person named Julian Sweet (I don’t know who that is and his name is nowhere near my name). “Julian” apparently was online early Thursday and made MANY online requests for various services – home based businesses, auto/home/health insurance, travel packages, etc. and left my phone number in the request. We’re talking hundreds of requests. In the last three days I have had over 90 phone calls from different businesses seeking “Julian.” Today I started receiving mail for “Julian”. One of the items was for a new home owner’s insurance policy quote – and based upon the details in the proposal, this person knew my address, the year the home was built, a correct value, when the wiring was last checked… the whole nine yards.

Aside from being irritating and annoying, should I be worried about this? A friend of mine said that there are people who can with “one click” enter my information online and it is sent to hundreds of companies and it will look like I want their services. Is this true? And does anyone know how to make this stop, aside from changing my phone number and moving?

Thanks for your help…
I have lived at this address and had this phone number for ten years. I tried to think if there was anyone I had angered recently but I am drawing a blank. I don’t really have “enemies”… it’s crazy.

3 Thoughts on Who wastes time like this?
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    Fireball226
    July 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    yes and its disgusting….if youre home when they call just say take me off your list and they have to….also call the phone comapny about harassment..

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    pompeii
    July 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Have you fallen out with anyone close recently? Got any disgruntled exes? Or, if you’ve recently moved in, could the previous occupier be this Julian Sweet? Maybe he has fallen out or split up with someone and they’re trying to get their revenge, not knowing that he’s moved on.

    It’s probably just to cause you hassle, but I would do a credit check to ensure there wasn’t anything fishy going on, and I’d also tell my bank and credit card companies. I’d also switch off my answering machine when I was out so they couldn’t leave messages.

    I don’t know if you can do the same thing where you are, but I’d be inclined to write ‘Not known at this address – return to sender’ on all (unopened) envelopes that come addressed to Mr Sweet, and pop them back in the mail.

    Hopefully eventually they’ll get fed up and stop. If not, and you can’t work out who may be doing it, you should perhaps have a word with the police.

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    katavis
    July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    you better be careful it sounds like to me that maybe this person is trying to steel your identity, call the police and find out who you need to talk to, to look into this problem i would be scared. there are CRAZY PEOPLE out there and if they have all the info about your house and have your address’ phone number what else do they have? you should seriously do something and do it now don’t play around with this keep all emails and phone messages. maybe they can track this person down.

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