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The phone is ringing, and I don't recognize the number,
All Caller ID says is, "NAME UNAVAILABLE".
Please help me figure out who is calling and what they want

NR and ASOC
Lakewood, CO
64 calls reported from this number. According to 18 reports the identity of this caller is NR and ASOC
Who CalledCaller IDDate
NRand asoc2009-02-24
NR AssociatesMR ASOC2009-04-01
nr and assocsunknown2008-12-16
NR AND ASSOCIATESNR AND ASSOC2009-08-08
NR and associatesNR and assoc2009-04-21
Nr and associatesNR AND ASOC2009-04-15
NR and Associates2009-02-04
NR and AssociatesNR AND ASOC2009-01-27
NR and AssociatesNR and ASOC2008-12-30
NR and AssociatesNR and2008-10-20
NR and Associates2008-10-16
nr and assoc2009-04-30
NR and AssocNR AND ASSOC2009-01-26
NR and ASSOCNR and ASOC2008-12-31
NR AND ASSOCNR AND ASSOC2008-12-30
NR and ASSOCunknown2008-08-29
nr and assoc2008-08-28
NR and AssocNR and Associ2008-08-22
NR and AssocNR and Assoc2008-08-22
NR AND ASOCNR AND ASOC2009-09-23
NR and ASOCNR and ASOC2009-03-09
Nr and Asoc2009-01-30
NR AND ASOCNR AND ASOC2009-01-22
NR AND ASOCNR AND ASOC2008-12-16
NR and AsocNR and Asoc2008-12-12
NR AND ASOCNR AND ASOC2008-11-18
NR and ASOCNR and ASOC2008-09-16
NR and Asocnr and asoc2008-09-04
NR and AsocNR and Asoc2008-08-22
NR and AsocNR and Asoc2008-08-21
NR and Asoc2008-08-14
NR and AsocLakewood CO2008-08-12
NR & Associates2009-05-16
NR & Assoc.NR & Asoc2008-10-08
NR & Assoc2009-01-24
NR & Assoc303-238-59672008-12-10
nr & assoc2008-10-03
NR & ASSOCNR & ASSOC2008-08-22
NRNR AND ASCO2009-01-23
ICFMacro180099252032009-06-13
American Woodworker2009-06-25
3032385967NR AND ASOC2009-01-17
3032385967Nr And Asoc2008-08-20
3032385967NR and Asoc2008-08-16
303-238-5967NR and Asoc2008-09-22
877-285-99752013-09-30
51292051752013-03-08
180099252032010-10-23
86658766502009-08-24
Nr and Assoc2009-07-20
51754194312009-06-03
21371081122009-06-01
NR AND ASOC2009-01-28
Out of area2009-01-23
out of area2009-01-20
DENVER, CO2009-01-06
NR AND ASOC2009-01-02
Unknown2008-12-18
Unavailable2008-12-12
nr and asoc2008-10-30
NR and Assoc2008-10-13
NR and Asoc2008-09-15
NR and Asoc2008-09-08
out of area2008-08-21

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22 Comments

August 24th, 2012 teri CA

This is for sure a scam but this dirt bag has my personal info.. Matt white he said was his name, Im really pissed as to how he got this info...

August 13th, 2012 Resident47 MA

It's unclear if we're still talking about NR & Associates. This thread and its counterpart on 800Notes have been dormant for over a year. In October 2011 the Colorado AG filed a suit which ''names nine individual and twenty-one corporate or organizational defendants'', one of them being NR & Associates. Two others bear suspiciously close names, Neighborhood Readers & Associates, and National Readers & Associates, suggesting common ownership and possible diffusion of scam complaints among similar companies.

www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov

Anyway, the companies were alleged to violate state consumer laws while engaged in magazine sales and their assets were briefly frozen while the court worked out where to take the dispute. It sounds like there wasn't enough to get them shuttered, but they are since under an injunction against a whole laundry list of deceptive practices.

There is no mention of debt collection, and since it's not part of the court order, that would be a natural new path to cut for the lava flow of fraudulent behavior this NR&A seems to thrive on. There have been other sham debt collection schemes linked to bogus magazine sales. The most spectacular takedown was but a few months ago, when Luebke Baker & Associates scored the highest civil penalty ever imposed by the Federal Trade Commission upon a collection agency.

Debt Collectors Settle with FTC, Agree to Stop Deceiving and Abusing Consumers
Consumers Were Subjected to Collection Efforts for Magazine Subscription Debts They Did Not Owe, FTC Alleges
ftc.gov

It's not clear yet if JM's comment speaks of a new business direction, being the first of its kind I can see anywhere. It's also not clear how to choke them off if it's true that NR&A reps are calling themselves collectors. Unlike the Luebke scheme, they would ostensibly be collecting their own debts, thus not subject to the FDCPA. A precious few states aim their own collection laws at original creditors, but the rest would have to struggle to apply their bad business practice laws.

I guess we have to ''watch this space'' to see where the story leads and assess the options of call recipients.

August 11th, 2012 JM CA

Beware, will lie you out of money. Goes by the name Matt White and says he is a debt collector. Will treaten you. If he calls you, file a report with the BBB and seek legal advice.

April 1st, 2009 Brad

They called twice today, and the first time my wife picked up, someone was cussing in the background about being in jail, and complaining about having to do a second mouth swab. The second time, someone wanted to renew our TV Guide subscription. We said no and hung up.

February 27th, 2009 Chelsea RI

They called me saying I needed to renew my TV Guide membership when I knew that it was already renewed. They proceeded to ask me for my credit card information and when I denied them they began sending me bills with completely different invoice numbers then TV Guide. THIS IS A SCAM. Don't give out any information to them unless you want to get cheated out on your money.

February 4th, 2009 Jennifer IL

They called my cell phone and didn't leave a message. I called back and listened to a prerecorded message that told me to leave my name and number to be removed from their call list. I did this, so we'll see what happens.

February 3rd, 2009 MPM CA

Calls repeatedly, doesn't leave message. Blocked them with call reject.

January 23rd, 2009 G KS

They called and I didn't answer since I didn't know who it was. They just hung up on the answering machine. Scary. From other posts, it kinda sounds like inmates are calling to renew magazine subscriptions. I wouldn't give them any info if I were you.

January 20th, 2009 Linda

I did call the number listed here by someone to phone to get removed and I was told to call the number on my caller id to get removed and he was not nice about it.

November 22nd, 2008 Harried TX

Yesterday, I got 4 calls from these people. My mother is literally deathly ill and trying to rest. This morning a person was actually there. "Steve" from Magazine Services trying to sell us a subscription to "Cruise" Of course, I asked him to take us off the list and tried to explain the situation. I can only hope.

November 14th, 2008 Hillbilly

"This is from NR & Associates in Wheaton, Colorado. Call 1-800-831-8388 back (not the number on your caller ID) and tell them that you are getting annoying phone calls from them and that you want your phone number permanently removed from their call list. The calls stop."

I called 1-800-831-8388 and spoke with the nicest gentleman, please stop phoning them. He was kind enough to give me instructions which I followed. Call 303-238-5967 and it tells you to leave your name and telephone number you wish to be removed.

October 9th, 2008 Aaron MA

# listed to Sally Skyver 10403 W. Colfax Ave Lakewood, CO ( "Plant Manager, CO. Dept. of Corrections"). Google Map this address and you will find a large building in Denver. It lists the businesses located in the building....none match name or phone # of "Sally".
They are seeking credit card #'s primarily, but also confirmation of name, address and phone#'s of the people they are harassing. They say they will stop calling if you provide this info. to them. Caller ID is the only way to deal with them....do not answer the phone. (" magazine subscription renewal" is the gimmick)
I am receiving approx. 35 calls a week, irritating if I let it. Caller ID is the only answer,I simply delete the calls. This is a scam...they want something from you....don't give it to them. File a complaint with the "Do Not Call" Registry.

October 8th, 2008 Dale FL

A google of this number turns comes up with the following reference:
Colorado State Judicial Branch - Self Help - Victim Restitution
Division of Adult Parole Supervision, 10403 West Colfax, Lakewood, CO 80215, 303-238-5967, Fax: 303-238-0170.

October 8th, 2008 Patricia MA

This # is registered to:
Sally Skyver
10403 W. Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO
She is listed as: "Plant Manager, Colorado Department of Corrections
(as I am writing this I just got another call.... 8-10 a day, 7 days a week for several weeks )

August 28th, 2008 S Batts

I talked to a rep when they called. I told her to remove me from their phone list. I told her I don't want any magazines but I do want them to stop calling. I told them that they call three times a day and that is entirely too much. The rep then hung up on me.

August 22nd, 2008 MO TX

Called to renew golfing magazine.

August 22nd, 2008 AM CT

This is from NR & Associates in Wheaton, Colorado. Call 1-800-831-8388 back (not the number on your caller ID) and tell them that you are getting annoying phone calls from them and that you want your phone number permanently removed from their call list. The calls stop.
this is some kind of magazine subscription scam.

August 22nd, 2008 ANNOYED IN NJ

These idiots called me 3 times so far today. Once around lunch and I picked up and didn't say anything. Once in the evening around 5pm and this time I picked up and didn't say anything and a man said "hello" but I didn't answer him (I like to mess with telemarketers).

Then 9pm they called AGAIN! What the hell?!

I called back and I get a million rings and then a busy signal.

JERKS!

August 21st, 2008 V. Short

I am getting a call from this number 3 times a day and it's been going on for 10 days now, today is 8/21/08 I called our phone company and oh yes, for a fee I can block this number. Same with Rick, I answer and no one on the other end. So today I decided to hang on the line and then the operator came on and said you must hang up and dial again. Heck, I'm not the one calling. When I did a search it says it comes from Colorado, some kind of district court but the comment from MMR says it's a subscription company. If I could get them to talk to me, I'd tell them where to go.

August 21st, 2008 MMR

These people seem to be running a MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION PHISHING SCHEME. They called trying to sell us a renewal of our Car and Driver subscription but couldn't tell us when our subscription expires (it's 2010), which was a tip-off that they didn't have full records in front of them. They wanted $39.60 for 3 years; Car and Driver itself sells a three-year subscription for $22. I said I'd think about it and asked for a callback number, and they hung up.

August 20th, 2008 Annoyed CO

At least 3 times a day, never answer. No messge left.

August 14th, 2008 Rick Dalka

At least two calls a day. No one on the other end, when I answer.

When I call back, a recording that the number is no longer in service.

The call ends before my voice mail picks up.

How do I stop these annoying calls?