One Chinese province is shaming people into paying their debts by forcing everyone who calls them to listen to a message about their overdue payments, The Guanyun People’s Court in Jiangsu province has hit 10 people so far. When someone tries to ring those blacklisted, they are forced to listen to a pre-recorded message before the call is put through.
"The user of the number you've dialled has been listed as someone who is avoiding debt repayments ordered by the Guanyun County People's Court. Please urge this person to fulfill their legal obligations” the message says.
Reports say that simply changing phone numbers won’t work, as mobile phone numbers in China require name registration, so those messages would still follow you.