In January 2014 I began receiving debt collection calls for an employee who was formerly one of my direct reports. Not wanting to get into a conundrum with HR (which is very easy to do with this company), each time I received a call, I simply stated that they had the wrong number and resolved not to become involved.
After around 9 months of these calls, I did ask an HR specialist how I should handle it. She agreed with me that it would not be proper protocol for me to contact this person as they no longer worked for me and that it wouldn't be proper for me to contact their supervisor as it was personal and confidential information. In the end, she gave me no help and I was right where I started.
After a couple more months of almost daily calls I started explaining the situation to the callers - not in so much detail - just that it was a person who had worked for me in the past and that I had never had any type of personal relationship with them. (Not sure why he used my number anyway.) Each time I was told that my number would be removed.
Here we are, April 2015, and I'm still receiving calls almost every day. Does anyone have any idea of how I can resolve this without creating more problems for myself?