Phone number fiasco: 'No, this isn't M&M Tires'
PORTLAND, Ore. - If you think telemarketers are bad, try having a phone number that everyone thinks belongs to a business.
It's happened to one local man. Google search results for M&M Tires, and the company's website, show Kirk Clemens' work cell phone number.
"It makes it to where I have to stop what I'm doing and answer the phone," Clemens said. "So I'm not getting anything done."
"Sometimes I joke around with them (the callers)," he added. "I'll tell them 'yeah, come on down.' Other times I'll say 'no, this isn't M&M Tires.' "
Clemens said he has called M&M Tires half a dozen times to try to sort it out, but never got a resolution. So we stopped by the tire shop to see what we could find out.
One of the workers there said they had heard about the problem, but told us "it was our number first - I don't know how he got it." The company was less than helpful.
So what can you do if you find yourself in the same situation? We told Clemens to call the Better Business Bureau. He said he'll give them a ring on Thursday.