I have been getting calls for approximately 3 years from collections of a person who shares my first and last name but has a different middle initial. I am wondering as to my legal rights because I have politely explained to them many times that I am not him and he is not me. I have never been to college, I spent 9 years in the military and have a great job as a result of that, though I may want to go to school eventually, and this happens to be a university I might like to attend as they offer programs in engineering that would only serve to further the skills I acquired during my service, so part of me does not want to offend. However I have gotten tired of the constant harassment and am considering contacting an attorney. Do I have any rights legally? They want me to verify my social security number by giving it to them, of course with all the phishing scams out there I told them I was not likely to give the number. I have phone records which show hundreds of calls from these agency over the course of this.