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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

Portfolio Recovery

Portfolio Recovery is a collection agency that buys discharged debt and is very aggressive in collection attempts.

PortfolioRecovery.com

Report a phone call from 757-506-0177

22 calls reported from this number. According to 9 reports the identity of this caller is Portfolio Recovery

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17 Comments

March 9th, 2013 m NY

Portfolio Recovery who also has several other names they go by in order to collect past due debts which normally would have already passed the statute for collecting (according to some states, collections on certain debts can only be collected during a certain time period, after that it is defaulted as non payable, google budhibbs). Here are other numbers by which PR goes by. file complaints against them, they should be held accountable for harassment calls and annoyances.
(731) 256-7106
(205) 453-1648
(620) 860-2755
(757) 275-8578

March 1st, 2013 Chris CA

I highly recommend calling them over and over, and HANGING UP! I owe no dept and when I call them they said "oh they had the wrong number!!!! So I give them a taste of their own medicine!

January 22nd, 2013 a1 TX

Left no message

October 19th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Strange report, Ronnie. ''Officer Celebrity Name Here'' from ''Not Really the Goverment'' is associated with fake payday loan collectors in South Asia. PRA stoops pretty low, but they have too many marginally legitimate debts to chase to bother with fake accounts. I would suggest you've misreported the caller's number. On a long shot, a fakie has ''borrowed'' a real collector's number, but in that case the poser is usually trying to pass as a law firm and not a junk debt buyer. Do report here again if a pattern emerges. Keep watch and stay safe.

October 18th, 2012 Ronnie OK

I also received a call from this number but the person on the other end said he was Officer Kevin Smith with Federal Grant Investigation. What scares me is that these people know way too much about me. This person also called me from another number 401-223-3503. If it is indeed Portfolio Recovery they will use any tatic to reach people. So far this guy has called from area codes 401 (Rhode Island), 757 (Virgina), and 760 (California). Caller claims I owe a debt but refuses to send any documentation, but demands I pay immediately, and hangs up.

October 18th, 2012 1broke girl TX

Debt collectors have always been able to use predictive auto-dialers and rerecorded messages to reach traditional wire line numbers, and collectors have also been able to manually dial wireless numbers to reach consumers. But the combination of using those advanced call center technologies on wireless numbers was interpreted as forbidden under the TCPA.

In 2003, the FCC banned the use of auto-dialers and prerecorded messages for calls of any kind made to wireless numbers. The Commission was responding to what it called a “greater nuisance and invasion of privacy than live solicitation calls” in using wireless numbers which were gaining popularity. The fact that consumers were charged for the incoming calls punctuated the FCC’s finding.

October 16th, 2012 Sue Them CA

This law office handles law breakers such as this. You can reach them and they can help you probono. www.attorneysforconsumers.com They are excellent and helping me winning cases.

October 10th, 2012 Daves not here IA

Scumbag collection agency trying to get information about a former resident. Won't take no for an answer and insist that I'm responsible for paying this old debt.

The last time they called, I interrupted them in mid speech and asked, "Do you know this person? Because HE owes ME about $12,000 and if you're a friend of his I want to know who to send the bill to."

They hung up on me.

August 5th, 2012 Southworth NY

Blocked successfully by my Call Control for Droid. They just can't PID me.

May 28th, 2012 Resident47 RI

PRA will continue to call you many times in the future until you revoke permission to call on Certified Mailed paper. I have linked to a huge volume of good advice for debt collector handling twice in this thread. You and ''D'' have no excuse to come back next month with the same complaint.

May 28th, 2012 LA Girl CA

They've called me many times in the past, for a long time. The last time they called me Sunday May 27 at 12:41 pm. They didn't leave a message, again.

February 6th, 2012 d IL

nothing showed on caller ID but the number 757 506 0177. They called my cell phone no message was left. I have no idea why they are calling me.

November 21st, 2011 KEYWEST

THESE PEOPLE ARE SCUMBAGS!

November 10th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Prepare for more of that snotty tone, Sue. You've no obligation to respond verbally and they know it. PRA is a chronic lawbreaker. Document all calls and CID carefully and record clean phone audio if possible. Be aware that PRA has a ridiculously large bank of phone numbers to call from, many left over from defunct telco Sunrocket. If you are dunned be sure to dispute the claim on paper as the FTC discusses.

See my August 2011 comments under the thread below for several stinging facts about Portfolio Recovery. (Sadly you'll have to scroll past some recent stupid troll posts to get there.)
whocalled.us

November 10th, 2011 Sue

I believe this to be a collections agency. I accidentally answered the phone and instead of hanging up, I sat there in silence. The caller repeatedly said "Hello" in a rude way, then said "Ma'am, I can hear your TV in the background" in a tone that suggested she was not calling for a pleasant reason. I called the number back and the automated message said I was calling Portfolio Recovery Associates.

October 26th, 2011 Resident47 RI

You don't need a valid debt or a derogatory trade line on your credit reports to be hassled by debt collectors. They call third parties to alleged debtors all the time for permitted skip tracing purposes, or at times pretending it's a trace to annoy and shame the intended target.

Learn how to exercise your FDCPA rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot-gov.
www.ftc.gov

Note that collection calls made knowingly to mobile phones are forbidden under FDCPA and TCPA. Make them ''knowing'', hint, hint.

October 25th, 2011 J

Call came in on my tracfone. I've only a new number for a couple of weeks. Missed call and no message. Don't have problems with my credit.


How do I stop them from calling?

  1. Ask the unwanted caller to stop calling and put you on their do not call list (they are legally required to comply).
  2. If your number is registered with the National Do Not Call Registry you can file a complaint with the FTC.
  3. Block them with a call blocker or something like Nomorobo.