... from a collection agency that was looking for my son-in-laws father! I didn't answer because I didn't recognize the number so they left this long message on my answering machine. How on earth did they ever get MY name and phone number? They must really be grasping at straws! But how did they ever connect him to me??? The man lives 600 miles away and I haven't even seen him in years! What kind of research could they possibly have done or what data base could they consult that would bring up MY name in a search for my daughter's father-in-law???? sister in law's father is a real piece of work! They have nothing to do with him. There are still legal proceedings going on about him trying to get what was left to sister in law and his brother when their mom died. Other than seeing him once or twice in the company of lawyers, they haven't even talked to him in two or three years. He's still living in the house that was left to sister in law and his brother by their mom when she died almost three years ago. And even though he lives in the same town and knows that his only grandchild was born over two years ago, he's never seen him, never made a move to contact them to see if he was OK, never even asked about him. I wouldn't put anything past him! I really don't understand how collection agencies work but this whole thing about them calling MY house is almost creepy. It brought back a lot of bad memories of those places calling my house looking for my son after his father had run up a bunch of bills using my son's name and social security number after we divorced. It just really bothers me! I called my daughter and asked about it - turns out they got a call from the same place! But just to be safe, they're going to check with the credit bureaus to make sure there's nothing on there that's not supposed to be. The whole thing is just wierd!!! Does anybody know how this stuff works?