I live in Italy, and over the past few weeks I have been finding missed calls by a phone number from the Netherlands; since I have a relative that works there my first thought was that the number belonged to the office he worked. When I finally contacted him he said he didn't know the number, so I made some research and I found out that that number belonged to a debt collection agency called ACCS International, in the Netherlands.
Now I have never been in the Netherlands, except for a few days back in September 2014, to visit said relative of mine, in Bergen op Zoom. During that period, I'm 100% sure I didn't sign any contract with anybody, nor I have ever interacted with any public office to who I could have given my number to, nor any public officer who could have checked my ID or something like that. In other words I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I haven't shared my name or telephone number with anyone in the Netherlands.
- So my first question is, just out of curiosity, how is it possible that some agency is the Netherlands has my number?
- Second, and most important, what could they possibly want from me?
To be honest I don't want to contact them because I don't want to give them a person of reference, as I fear it might be a fake (although the agency seems legit, they have a website and all, if it's a fake it's very well done), and even if it's not I don't feel like providing personal information unless I really have to, it's a matter of safety.
What do you think it's the case? What could they possibly want? Do you think it's a fake? May be just a case of wrong number? Should I contact them anyway?
Tanks in advance to whoever can help,