Caller Type: Debt Collector
Phone Number Owner: Sallie Mae's Student "Assistance" Corp
Phone Number Report: These calls are from Student Assistance Corporation (SAC), a "corporate entity" of Sallie Mae, which is the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (check out salliemae.com). Your government, in the form of SAC, is spending taxpayer money to hire these debt collectors. They get REALLY pissed when you call them debt collectors, which is OK since they treat EVERYONE like dirt. They don't care if they call the wrong person -- even if you are not in default on Federal student loans, they will still treat you rudely, WITH THE BLESSING OF THE FEDERAL GOVT. They use extremely aggressive, but very typical, debt collector tactics, like bullying, intimidation, insult, and threats, EVEN IF YOU DON'T OWE ANY MONEY.
BTW, Verizon Residential will not block their number unless I pay them for the privelege. Nice, huh?
One way to combat SAC and Sallie Mae is to compain to your Congressman. This is Federal Funding used to bully and threaten innocent American citizens, and Congress should be aware. Use this site to find and e-mail your representative: https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml. Use this site to find and e-mail your Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm. It'll take ~10 min to cut and paste the same e-mail to your 3 Congressmen -- well worth your time.
For reference, check out the Controversies section of Sallie Mae's wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sallie_mae#Controversies. Looks like the NY Attorney General sued Sallie Mae and won -- maybe with enough complaints, we can get other state agencies or even the Feds to affect some change.
Don't trust SAC with ANY of your personal information -- they'll just use it against you. Don't give them your social security #, DOB, home address -- ANYTHING. They can verify your identity with your FULL NAME ONLY. If they don't, it's because they DON'T WANT TO. They are typical sociopathic debt collectors who get their jollies from making honest, hard-working people feel like criminals. Why? Because it works. For every 1,000 people they chew up and spit out, they will, eventually, find the one right person they were looking for. Who cares if they intimidated, bullied, and threatened 999 innocent people. DON'T BE THEIR NEXT VICTIM -- FIGHT BACK THROUGH CONGRESS.