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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 Associates
Toll-Free

Debt collector

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC.
120 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23502, USA

(757) 519-9300
PortfolioRecovery.com

580 calls reported from this number. According to 37 reports the identity of this caller is Portfolio Recovery Associates
Who CalledCaller IDDate
Wouldnt say2013-09-11
wouldnt say2013-07-13
would not say800 Service2009-11-12
would not say800 service2009-06-25
Would not sayunknown2008-05-07
Would not saytoll free2008-02-17
would not giveToll Free2007-06-27
would not disclose800 service2008-02-21
We Break The Law!Portfolio Ass.2009-12-20
unkownunknown2013-10-22
unkownunkown2011-02-23
unkownunavailable2011-02-23
Unkownunknown2007-08-29
unknown; called identified as "Rishawna"TOLLFREE NUMBER2008-03-12
unknown nameunknown name2007-11-09
unknown name2007-10-24
Unknown Name2007-07-06
unknown2014-01-28
Unknown2013-09-10
unknownunknown2013-04-11
unknownunavailable2013-03-22
unknownnothing2013-03-20
unknownnone2013-03-16
unknown800-772-14132013-03-16
UnknownUnavailable2013-03-13
unknownUnknown name2010-07-11
UnknownUnavailable2010-02-23
unknownno Name2010-01-19
unknownNo Name2010-01-19
unknownTollfree2010-01-06
UnknownToll Free Call2009-12-05
UnknownToll Free Call2009-12-03
UNKNOWNUNKNOWN2009-12-02
UNKNOWNTOLL FREE2009-12-01
unknown21430928662009-09-17
Unknown800 Service2009-08-21
unknownpra2009-06-25
unknownpra2009-06-25
unknownUnkown2009-06-24
unknownunknown2009-05-01
unknowntoll frre2009-04-28
UnknownTollfree Number2007-09-11
unknownunavailable2008-08-07
UnknownUnknown Caller2008-07-14
unknownTollfree Number2008-06-14
unknown800 service2008-04-04
unknownTOLL FREE CALL2008-03-07
Unknown2008-02-28
unknowntennesee2008-02-22
unknownunknown2008-02-15
UNKNOWN782162008-02-07
UnknownToll Free2008-02-04
unknownunknown name2007-12-23
UnknownUNKNOWN NAME2007-12-05
unknownunknown0000-00-00
UnknownTOLLFREE NUMBER2007-12-10
unknown800-772-14132007-11-08
unknownunavailable2007-06-19
unknownunknown name2007-06-16
unknownToll free Call2007-04-07
UnkOut of Area2007-07-17
unavailable2008-03-29
unavailableunavailable2007-12-31
UnavailableUnavailable2007-06-18
UknownNot Provided2007-06-05
Toll Free service2008-02-21
toll free number2008-03-05
Toll FreeToll Free2009-12-01
Toll Free2009-10-09
toll freetoll free2008-02-06
silencejust the number2007-05-25
Sara800 Service2008-04-23
Said it was a personal call2008-03-20
rob800.772.14132013-10-29
Resident47 isa tool2012-04-04
Refused to sayNot Provided2008-02-15
Refused to give nameNot Provided2007-11-30
recording, didn't identify (to collect debt)800 Service2007-06-08
Rebecca JeanRebecca Jean2014-02-26
Pro-Phallus CollectionsPROPHALLUS2008-11-12
PRA collector calling wrong numberCnam unknown2009-05-12
prapra2009-08-14
PRAPRA2009-06-24
pra2008-12-11
PRAPRA2008-03-24
PRA486112008-03-04
PORTOFOLIO THIEVES2007-07-23
PORTOFOLIO THIEVES*692007-07-20
portofolio recovery ass2007-09-28
PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASS*692007-05-31
portofolio recovery ASS*692007-04-22
portofolio recovery ass69*2007-04-11
portofolio recovery ass*692007-03-25
PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY AN ASS69*2007-09-25
portofolio recovery2007-03-28
portofolio recovery*69 bellsouth2007-03-04
PORTOFOLIO ASS*892007-06-14
portofolio an ass2007-07-12
portofolio2007-03-19
Portifolio RecoveryToll Free Call2010-09-29
PORTFOPLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES2007-10-08
Portfollio Recovery800 Service2009-08-24
Portfolio thieves2007-10-01
portfolio recovery zombie ass2007-10-25
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ZOMBIE AN ASS2007-10-27
portfolio recovery zombie acc69*2007-10-15
Portfolio Recovery SvcePortfolio Recov2007-10-27
Portfolio Recovery Servicesunknown2013-07-10
Portfolio Recovery Serviceunknown2013-11-21
Portfolio Recovery ServicePortfolio2008-04-18
Portfolio Recovery ScamGoogle Us!2009-12-20
portfolio recovery debt collection2013-11-27
Portfolio Recovery CollectionsNone2014-02-06
Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRA)PorfolioRec2011-08-05
Portfolio Recovery Associatesunknown2013-07-18
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesUnknown2013-05-08
Portfolio recovery associatesUnavailable2013-05-07
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesUnknown2013-04-12
Portfolio Recovery Associates800-772-14132013-03-27
portfolio recovery associates800-772-14132011-08-09
portfolio recovery associatesunknown2011-08-04
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES2011-06-01
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPRA2010-06-22
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATESTOLL FREE CALL2010-05-30
Portfolio Recovery Associates800 Service2010-05-29
Portfolio Recovery Associates2010-01-22
Portfolio Recovery Associates2009-10-06
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesUNAVAILABLE2009-08-25
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Portfolio Recovery Associates800 number2009-06-02
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesOut of Area2009-05-26
Portfolio Recovery Associatestoll-free2008-11-25
Portfolio Recovery ASSociatESPORTFOLIO2008-11-11
Portfolio Recovery ASSociatESPORTFOLIO2008-11-04
Portfolio Recovery ASSociatESPORTFOLIO2008-11-03
Portfolio Recovery ASSociatESPORTFOLIO2008-10-31
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPortfolio2008-10-08
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES2008-09-29
portfolio recovery associatesunkown caller2008-09-01
Portfolio Recovery Associates800-803-00082008-08-20
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPORTFOLIO RECOV2008-07-30
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesToll free call2008-06-11
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPortfolio2008-06-06
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPortfolio2008-05-13
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPORTFOLIO2008-05-08
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPORTFOLIO2008-05-07
Portfolio Recovery Associatestoll free2008-04-29
Portfolio recovery associatesUnknown2008-04-24
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesUNAVAILABLE2008-04-09
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPortfolio2008-04-07
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPortfolio2008-04-07
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPortfolio2008-04-02
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesPORTFOLIO2008-03-25
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesToll Free2008-03-07
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesUnavailable2008-03-05
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesTOLLFREE NUMBER2008-03-02
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesTOLLFREE NUMBER2008-02-22
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesTOLLFREE NUMBER2008-02-12
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesTOLLFREE NUMBER2008-01-14
Portfolio Recovery Associates800 Services2008-01-10
portfolio recovery associates2008-01-07
Portfolio Recovery AssociatesTollfree Number2008-01-06
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES2007-11-15
portfolio recovery associates2007-11-10
Portfolio Recovery Associates2007-11-07
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES2007-10-06
Portfolio Recovery Associates800-772-14132007-08-30
Portfolio Recovery Associates800-772-14132007-08-30
Portfolio Recovery Associates800-772-14132007-08-30
Portfolio Recovery Associates800-772-14132007-08-30
portfolio recovery associates180086006442007-06-17
portfolio recovery associatestoll free2007-04-21
portfolio recovery associates2006-11-28
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOC2011-06-02
Portfolio Recovery AssocUnavailable2009-04-29
portfolio recovery assoc2008-02-29
Portfolio Recovery AssocToll Free Call2007-12-13
Portfolio Recovery Ass.Unavailable2013-04-10
Portfolio Recovery Ass.Toll Free2011-08-11
Portfolio Recovery Ass'sUnavailable2008-04-01
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASS2008-01-28
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSPORTFOLIO2008-01-28
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASS2007-10-01
Portfolio Recovery800 number2014-01-29
Portfolio Recovery800-772-14132013-12-10
Portfolio RecoveryToll-free2013-05-17
Portfolio RecoveryNo Name2013-05-07
Portfolio Recovery800 Service2013-04-16
portfolio recovery2013-04-10
portfolio recoveryPRA2013-03-19
Portfolio Recovery800 Service2013-03-19
Portfolio Recovery2013-03-15
Portfolio Recovery800 Service2013-03-15
Portfolio Recoveryunknown2013-02-11
Portfolio Recoveryunknown2011-10-11
Portfolio Recovery800 Service2010-10-02
portfolio recoverytoll free2010-09-07
portfolio recoveryNO Name2010-08-16
portfolio recoveryunknown2009-09-03
Portfolio RecoveryNot Provided2009-05-21
Portfolio RecoveryTOLL FREE CALL2008-09-04
PORTFOLIO RECOVERYTOLL FREE2008-06-23
Portfolio Recovery800-772-14132008-03-25
Portfolio RecoveryToll Free2008-03-12
Portfolio RecoveryToll Free2007-11-29
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY2007-10-08
portfolio recovery2007-09-18
portfolio recoverynot provided2007-09-16
Portfolio Recovery800-772-14132007-08-29
Portfolio Recoveryunavailable2007-08-23
portfolio recoveryUnavailable2007-06-20
portfolio recoveryToll Free Call2007-05-22
Portfolio Recovery2007-05-01
Portfolio RecoveryUnknown2007-03-02
Portfolio RecoveryUnknown Name2007-02-28
Portfolio RecoveryUnavailable2007-02-09
portfolio recoveryunavailable2007-01-22
PORTFOLIO RECOVERYOUT OF AREA2006-09-13
Portfolio Recover Servicesunknown2013-07-10
Portfolio r2008-06-11
Portfolio JacklesToll Free2008-01-14
Portfolio Idiots800 Service2013-03-19
portfolio debt collection2013-11-27
portfolio collectionsunknown2011-09-08
Portfolio CollectionsToll Free Call2007-04-22
Portfolio AssociatesToll Free2008-07-13
portfolio associates2008-03-29
Portfolio Associates800-772-14132007-11-19
Portfolio Associatesn/a2007-08-13
portfolio associatesunknown name2007-07-25
Portfolio Assocundisclosed2010-07-09
portfolio assounknown2013-01-15
Portfolio - something800 Service2013-03-16
Portfolio RecoveryTOLL FREE CALL2008-03-10
Portfolio2011-05-13
portfolio800service2010-10-13
Portfolionone2010-02-09
Portafolio. Scam.800-772-14132013-07-13
portafolio recoveryunknown name2007-12-08
portafolion/a2013-12-17
Portafolio800-772-14132013-09-10
portafolio(800) 772-14132013-08-29
portafolio--------2013-06-03
PORT RECOVERY2009-06-24
Porfolio Recovery AssociatesToll Free Call2009-04-07
OUT OF AREAunknown2010-03-18
omar jones2013-12-21
NOT PROVIDED 9:36amNOT PROVIDED2013-03-26
NOT PROVIDED 9:22amNOT PROVIDED2013-04-05
NOT PROVIDED 9:17amNOT PROVIDED2013-03-13
NOT PROVIDED 9:05amNOT PROVIDED2013-04-01
NOT PROVIDED 8:47amNOT PROVIDED2013-05-21
NOT PROVIDED 8:43pm AGAIN TODAY. SHITBAGSNOT PROVIDED2013-04-23
NOT PROVIDED 8:20pm SCUMBAGSNOT PROVIDED2010-01-21
NOT PROVIDED 8:14amNOT PROVIDED2013-03-28
NOT PROVIDED 4:57pm on a Sat. SCUMBAGSNOT PROVIDED2010-01-23
NOT PROVIDED 1:38pm ON A SUN. SHITBAGSNOT PROVIDED2013-04-21
NOT PROVIDED 9:49amNOT PROVIDED2011-08-04
NOT PROVIDED 8:30am on a Sat. SCUMBAGSNOT PROVIDED2009-12-05
NOT PROVIDED 8:22amNOT PROVIDED2009-11-30
NOT PROVIDED 7:06pmNOT PROVIDED2013-04-23
NOT PROVIDED 6:38pm ON A SUN. SHITBAGSNOT PROVIDED2013-03-24
NOT PROVIDED 6:33pm AGAIN TODAY. SHITBAGSNOT PROVIDED2013-03-11
NOT PROVIDED 6:07pm AGAIN TODAY. SHITBAGSNOT PROVIDED2013-03-13
NOT PROVIDED 5:33pm AGAIN TODAY. SHITBAGSNOT PROVIDED2013-03-20
NOT PROVIDED 4:49pmNOT PROVIDED2011-08-10
NOT PROVIDED 3:41pm on a Sat. SCUMBAGSNOT PROVIDED2010-05-21
NOT PROVIDED 3:39pmNOT PROVIDED2013-04-11
NOT PROVIDED 1:24pmNOT PROVIDED2009-12-03
NOT PROVIDED 1:21pmNOT PROVIDED2011-08-08
NOT PROVIDED 1:15pmNOT PROVIDED2013-03-20
NOT PROVIDED800-772-14132007-10-10
not listedphone #2008-10-22
Not left on mahine2007-09-14
not an agency but a police or fbi department2012-11-28
none180077214192008-08-20
no name2009-10-06
no namenone2009-06-26
no namephone number2009-06-25
no namenone2009-04-30
no nameunavailable2008-02-06
no name1800-772-14132007-07-04
NO NAMEJUST THE NUMBER2007-06-26
No name2007-06-01
no messageunknown2010-03-04
No idea800 Service2008-03-02
Natasha-Personal Call for Husband2010-06-08
n/an/a2009-10-07
mXBVXQxrfdOVpIAntkQA2014-05-05
Ms Wigginsn/a2013-04-16
Missed CallUnknown2009-08-11
midlandout of area2008-06-27
mary2009-11-03
LTD & Portfolio Recovery Associates800-772-14132008-07-23
left no nameunknown2007-05-10
LEFT NO MESSAGE2009-10-23
left message 800-860-0644800-772-14132007-07-29
LarryBlocked2014-01-03
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!Google SOL2009-12-20
its a cop fbi phone tap2012-11-28
I don't know2013-07-25
duncan construction2009-12-03
dont knownumbers2007-06-08
Didn't sayIncoming2007-09-24
did not sayunknown2013-03-26
Did not leave messageunknown2011-10-12
debt collectorunknown2010-11-20
Debt collectorunknown2010-10-13
debit collection idiotstoll free call2007-09-14
DatBoys.On.Nimp.Org2011-10-26
DatBoys Data RecoveryChris Perron2012-04-02
DatBoys Data RecoveryChris Perron2012-03-22
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DatBoys Data RecoveryChris Perron2011-10-28
DatBoys Data RecoveryChris Perron2011-10-27
DatBoys Data RecoveryChris Perron2011-10-26
DatBoys Data RecoveryChris Perron2011-10-25
DatBoys Data RecoveryChris Perron2011-10-24
Datboys Data RecoveryChris Perron2011-08-07
CRIMINALSWEBREAKTHE LAW2010-06-12
collection agencynot provided2008-06-17
archie collectors recovery agencyunavailable2008-11-03
Annoying!800 Service2013-04-23
AGI800-service2011-05-09
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???800 Service2009-10-09
?no name2011-10-12
?2011-08-04
?unknown2010-02-15
?tool free2009-10-05
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83919072008-07-05
80077214132009-06-09
80077214132009-04-30
80077214132007-11-30
800-20759332008-07-17
800 ServiceDoesn't say2013-10-21
800 ServiceToll Free #2013-03-27
75796135442010-02-17
180077214132007-12-18
140767389472013-05-22
1-800-772-1413just 800 #2008-02-28
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12013-03-05
12013-01-01
12012-12-24
12012-11-29
12012-10-15
12012-10-12
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12012-09-16
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12012-07-10
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12011-06-28
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,800 Service2010-09-08
Toll Free2014-08-11
800-772-14132014-01-30
800-772-14132014-01-30
Nothing2014-01-22
800-772-14132014-01-08
1800-77214132013-12-30
UNKNOWN2013-12-12
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United States2013-11-15
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800-772-14132013-09-12
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40271888362013-07-24
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1-800-772-14132013-06-18
toll free2013-06-04
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800 Service2013-04-12
800-772-14132013-04-11
PRA2013-04-01
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PRA2013-03-18
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800 Service2013-03-14
800 SERVICE2013-03-12
800 Service2013-03-12
800-772-14132012-12-12
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800 service2011-08-24
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TOLL FREE CALL2011-08-08
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800-772-14132011-08-07
800-772-14132011-08-04
Tool Free Call2011-06-29
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no name2010-10-07
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800 Service2010-08-27
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800 Service2010-08-21
800 Service2010-08-11
PRA2010-08-10
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800 Service2010-07-28
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Toll Free Call2010-03-01
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Toll Free call2009-12-05
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Toll Free Call2009-12-03
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Toll Free Call2009-10-07
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Toll free call2009-06-30
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800-772-14132009-06-25
not available2009-05-04
NOT PROVIDED2009-05-01
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75796135442009-04-21
800 SERVICE2009-01-22
1800service2008-09-13
PRA2008-09-12
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UNKNOWN NAME2008-03-27
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Unknown Name2008-03-20
unavailable2008-03-09
433-801-97312008-03-13
PRA2008-02-15
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800 Service2008-01-06
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Name Unknown2007-12-19
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Toll Free SVC2007-11-12
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800-772-14132007-08-11
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TOLLFREE NUMBER2007-07-12
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800-772-14132007-02-07
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Unkown Name2007-01-21
TOLL FREE2007-01-08
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Unknown Name2006-12-21
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TollFree Number2006-09-11
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282 Comments

May 2nd, 2014   MD

So if PRA is advertising on this site, given the awful comments about them;
Are they trolling for the web addresses of visitors?
Are other scammers trolling to find more victims?

March 1st, 2014 CHASER CA

These guys are zombie collectors. Portfolio Recovery. They try to collect debt that is past the statute of limitations or in the case of my brother, someone who is dead. My brother died over a year ago and these idiots called today looking for him. Said he gave me as nearest relative. I know he died with a lot of bills, trying to survive cancer isn't cheap. I told these guys that he was dead. They wanted to know if I got any insurance money and they wanted a copy of the death certificate. I told thme to fu*k off and hung up and if they call again I'll report them under the fair debt collections act.

January 23rd, 2014 Chis OR

Bottom feeders

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January 14th, 2014 private CA

this man who called from this number was very haughty and arrogant. He kept asking to speak to a certain name. i said who is calling he kept saying are you (blank blank)? over and over and over. I said who is this, he said are you (blank blank)? I said it depends on who is calling who are you? He said oh so you may be? I said it depends. who are you? he said are you (blank blank?) he was getting upset with me? I could hear in his voice and I said listen you are suppose to identify yourselves, it is illegal to harrass people and not say who is calling! he just kept pushing for my name! I said you playing games! I don't have time for you games ! hung up! I get so tired of this people I am called about other folks bills, and about bills that are pass the statue of limtations. I get so tired of this people, calling my phone and being so rude and interrupiting me thorugh out my day. 1/14/2014 ( My name is private, why? who knows they may be reading the complaints) so I just say private..because they do not care about your privacy at all! I hope they can be caught, and fined so much. That it shuts down this organization forever!

December 31st, 2013 ozcan FL

I have just opened my new number but this scam company called me...

December 11th, 2013 MLW MI

Assholes keep calling from different numbers. I don't owe them one red cent!!!

December 4th, 2013 Dave CA

Yes, Portfolio Recovery. I called them and had my number removed because apparently my most recent cell number used to belong to someone who is in debt up to their ears. Just call and have it removed and be cordial. Worked for me. Or you can download Mr. Number and hang up on them.

November 27th, 2013 Lou

portfolio recovery .. 2-3 calls a day.. looking for a relative.. its insane ~~ CLEARLY time to download an app to block them.. ~

November 18th, 2013 Chelette FL

This is a debt resolutions company

November 14th, 2013 Mike CA

Portfolio recovery. Asked them to send me an invoice from the creditor and a signed contract between me and that creditor and all they send is their own little invoice. They like to talk over you while you are talking. If they are really representing a creditor it should be a simple thing to prove that I ever had an account with that creditor. They are able to do that yet but insist on calling after asking them to put everything in writing no more calls.

October 24th, 2013 Dee NY

Did not leave a message

October 15th, 2013 Kat CA

Portfolio Collection

September 10th, 2013 T.E.A.M. CA

800-772-1413
Portfolio Collections
whocallsme.com
whocalled.us

They call and ask me to call back at a 800 number. I have perfect credit....must be a mistake. They are constantly harassing me...I live alone, but My son is a Sheriff. They are: PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOC
and what they are doing is illegal!
.www.debtconsolidationcare.com
www.debtconsolidationcare.com
Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc
Steven Fredrickson - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Riverside Commerce Center
120 Corporate Boulevard
Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23502
Mailing Address: PO BOX 12914
NORFOLK , VA 23541-0914
Phone: (800) 772-1413 800-654-8818 or 757-519-9300
Fax: (757) 321 2504 or 866-296-0635

Offices:
4829 Hwy 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305

New Market Mall
5200 West Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666

500 West 1st Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67501

NasdaqNM:PRAA
(Holding @+/- $43.50)

Head Debt Collectors:
Steve Fredrickson, CEO
Email: sfredrickson@portfoliorecovery.com
Andrew Holmes, President
Email: aholmes@portfoliorecovery.com
Craig Grube, Sr., VP
Email: cgrube@portfoliorecover.com

THE NUMBER 1 800 772 1413
AND LIVE A MESSAGE TO CALL
1 800-860-0644.whocalled.us

July 31st, 2013 CaptainObvious SD

BTW, the best way to lose these people is to start out by saying that you record all calls. That always gets them to cut off

July 31st, 2013 Mah Whang SD

Remember, it is your phone...just have some fun with them. Remember, you do not have to identify yourself...and you do NOT need to be nice to them.

July 31st, 2013 CaptainObvious SD

Call traced to Portafolio, a zombie debt collector. I answered by saying (person asked for) is not at this number. Asked who I was..."I am Hugh Jorgan." They called back...I answered the phone in Japanese this time. Typical scumbag zombie debt types.

July 13th, 2013 Cherryl Walker LA

The FBI in an story in this week's Wall Street Journal (featured at Yahoo!) tells about the 14 most dangerous spam/scam/phishing phone and e-mail contacts being made out there. If you get an e-mail from a cousin in Italy who needs 6000 euros to pay for a bone marrow transplant, and they need it sent to them right away, that's the kind of stuff that is going on out there. And if you get an e-mail presumably from an American G.I. overseas, be careful!

July 13th, 2013 annom TX

The FBI is also working on this spoofing numbers as i contacted them last thursday tired off all the scams. They say dont answer or have your number changed. But i reported them

June 25th, 2013 lbk WA

800-772-1413 - Portfolio Recovery Ass.

It's a low-budget collection agency. I paid them for a while, but the wouldn't send a statement, a monthly bill, or confirmation of payment. I requested these things over the phone, and both the agent and their manager violently argued that they do not have to do so. So I stopped paying them.

June 16th, 2013 annomous HI

Looking for some Guy.. then the message say Hang up or you have 3 mins to hear their crap they have wrong # no Arab Guy at this address ..they ate disgusting. The number has been out of service for Ever ...

May 20th, 2013 ANDREA NY

PORTFOLIO RECOVERIES FROM NUMEROUS TELEPHONE NUMBER. BUT I HAVE GOTTEN SMART AND DOWNLOADED AND APP CALLED "MR NUMBER" WHICH JUST HANGS UP ON THEM. DOESN'T GIVE THEM AN OPTION TO EVEN LEAVE A VOICEMAIL. GOTTA LOVE TECHNOLOGY WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO BE HARASSED. LOL

May 17th, 2013 Jim CA

Portfolio Recovery (Debt Collection)
600 Beacon Pkwy W
Birmingham, AL 35209

May 14th, 2013 Laura CA

These are debt collectors that call from about 20 different phones numbers. If you don't know the number DON"T answer. They tryed collecting a debt from me for my ex-husband!!

April 23rd, 2013 cody CA

These people called under a toll free number. In their voicemail the caller gave his first name only and a number from my area code to call him back. Dont return the phone call.

April 16th, 2013 Phoenyx TX

I got a call on my cell phone today from this number for my husband. The woman said her name was Ms Higgins/Wiggins (her accent affected the h & w sound). My husband is at work so I asked to take a message. She wanted to call him back & I told her he was out of town for work (true because he's a trucker). She then told me that it was a personal business matter & they would just try to call back at a later date.

April 16th, 2013 Anon MI

They call repeatedly. I cannot block them through Comcast because it states it is an international number. I have never answered.

April 11th, 2013 Anon WA

Annoying! They call on a daily basis. I have a cell phone and have told them to stop calling. They violate state and Federal collection laws by calling before 8 AM and after 8 PM.

March 19th, 2013 Annoyed CO

Ever since I changed my phone number to a local area code (where I live), 1-800-772-1413 and numerous other numbers reported to be Portfolio Recovery Associates have been calling. Mostly from the 800-772-1413 number. I know the person who had my number before me has collection calls, which I have let those people know that this is not that persons number anymore and they did quit calling. But this Portfolio never, ever leaves a message so I don't know who they are trying to reach.
I believe they are using the tactic used by lots of crooked companies. I think they have software that makes it appear that they are calling from a number belonging to someone else.

March 15th, 2013 Joe IL

The Social Security Administration's phone # is 800-772-1213.Those good for nothing bastards at Portfolio Recovery are using this # to trick people on disability or retirement to answer the phone.It worked & my wife answered it.The "person" on the other end mumbled a few things then hung up.I am so sick of these people trying to collect 15 year old debits using harrasment & trickery!!!

November 28th, 2012 be carefull

Its Homeland security trying to get info on someone that could be u or someone that call will call u frequently and they had recently changed their number under a different name. U will receive a letter when the investigation is over stateting the dates and time your pheone was being monitered

November 28th, 2012 be carefull

It's a police department trying to verify a person in your contacts to see where their at. Some how they monitor the phone calls to figure out the location

June 12th, 2012 Rick 02 Australia

I looked up your fucking house you jerkoff!

March 11th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Buster, you're wrong on one point. PRA appears on my court calendar as a plaintiff throughout the year. I'm sure the numbers involved in junk debt discourage filing suit on an entire portfolio, but some people are chosen for special punishment. To rebut a second point, communication by USPS is unlikely to give away an address the agency does not already possess or cannot find. I've seen numerous instances of collectors automatically dunning a street address when only a person's PO box was used for billing.

Having personal and poor experience with your former employer, I won't argue with your skill for selective aggravation. Poking at the beehive is not a strategy for everyone, and I personally like my revenge wrapped in thousand dollar bills. The collectors' own calls can be turned against them as pointy weapons, which is half my point in promoting education in relevant state and federal laws.

March 6th, 2012 ZombieBuster SD

IOW, just ignore them...and they will move on to other "marks." I spent several years as a collections agent for Household Finance (now, the "respectable" HSBC. The simple fact is that you don't have to say a thing on the phone. Nothing works better than just answering the phone and remaining silent...but, I know how to piss them off, so I use more degenerate methods. The law isn't going to do dick for you...and, writing them letters is a great way to give them your current residence. Just blow them off. Tell them you are "judgment proof." Just do not tell them who you are. Now, I read what Resident47 had to say...and that's all very nice...and decent advice...in a way. I personally would rather piss these scumbags off.

March 6th, 2012 ZombieBuster SD

BTW, these clowns are using their 1099-C fraud again. Just tell them that they can suck wind. Insult them...curse them out...it is YOUR phone...you don't need to put up with their crap. Also, mention things like..."Could you hold for a moment, I need to readjust the microphone on this phone recorder." When they ask who you are...ask them who they are. Obviously, they can't tell you who they are unless you tell them who you are. These people are NOT going to take you to court. They bought the debt for between 3 and 5 cents on the dollar. They count on you being afraid. Just do whatever you feel like. Heck, get a freon boat horn and let it off on your telephone mouthpiece. You do NOT have to be nice to these people. They are there for one reason...to get your money. Let them know that it comes at a cost. Insult anything about them that might set them off...gender, orientation, race, religion, nationality, family...get real down and dirty. There isn't a thing they can do about it...other than hang up. I love screwing with these people.

I also speak Japanese and Korean...it is fun to start conversations with them in Japanese and Korean...it takes up their time...time they would rather spend pushing their little RICO operation.

November 8th, 2011 YKWYA 07 Australia

don't try to reason
no words, no words
i've seen it all before
don't cry because it is too late
we make some people think
that's all they need to get home
now look into my eyes
i've seen the light

the star starts in the west
we have until we cry
last time we offer
it's going to slaughter out
his covered eyes
like in a really happy ending
don't look into my eyes
you're gonna die

please don't kill me now
in a house of guilty hate
we go around in circles
retaliate
ignore the pain
ignore the terror
we saw the tears
lost in their eyes

October 24th, 2011 Anthony56 OH

Hey everyone, with the help of my local police department in Tuscon, AZ, I've proceeded to trace the harassing phone calls down to a business in Belmont, Massachusetts. I've discovered information about the owner of the establishment via google and I'm in the process in filing a law suit against this guy. From my research I've discovered, his name is Chris Perron and it appears he's pissed off a lot of other people and business owners (according to negative feedback on his Merchant Circle account as well as other places). You guys can even see it for yourself, just type the guy's name (Chris Perron) and the business (Datboys Data Recovery) into a google search engine, you can see that guy has got some serious problems and definitely needs psychiatric help. So long story shot, if you have also been receiving death threats and harassment from this guy like I have then please contact me via email so I can link you with some references to put this creep to a stop and end the harassment. By the way everyone, Satan destroys his own!
Please email me at anon09176@live.com if you have questions/concerns.on this, I have a lot more information regarding this.

October 5th, 2011 MonroeDarren Germany

The query is: how can you do. It is important to to get a niche market that you are eager to promote it their products.

August 18th, 2011 Gandalf 02 Australia

BILBO BAGGINS!!!! DO NOT TAKE FOR SOME CONJURER OF CHEAP TRICKS! I AM NOT TRYING TO ROB YOU!... I'm trying to help you...

August 17th, 2011 DisabledVet AZ

I received calls twice from 800-772-1413.
Caller ID: TOLL FREE
Call dates:
10:12am Tue 04 AUG 2011
12:34pm Tue 09 AUG 2011
Answering machine picked up but caller left no message.
Web search using search term (

August 6th, 2011 Resident47 RI

A little history on Portfolio Recovery Associates:

In recent years they'd submitted many thousands of affidavits signed by one Martha Kunkle, assuring judges PRA had standing to sue and garnish the assets of as many citizens, swearing to present ''a true and correct accounting'' of their account balances. The only tiny nagging problem was Ms. Kunkle had DIED in 1995!

In 2009 PRA gave up fighting a Federal suit filed in Montana over these falsified documents. The ''robo-perjury'' was penned by employees of lender Providian, led by Kunkle's own surviving daughter. Portfolio Recovery, the buyer of the large bundle of Providian accounts they were suing for, tried claiming clean hands. In 2008 testimony in another case revealed that PRA's own legal reps ''sign as many as 200 affidavits a day''.

PRA began posting a huge profit increase last year, becoming a darling among investment journalists, and last summer hired a fresh gang of lawyers for its stable of lawbreakers. By the dozen they have won stealth judgments, meaning assets frozen before the alleged debtor knows what happened, and often against the poor and working class.

Following a damning Wall Street Joural article (''Dead Soul Is a Debt Collector'') about the Kunkle mess on the last day of 2010, PRA slapped up a softsoaping ''resolution center'' website In January 2011 and promptly spammed a bunch of consumer forums to promote it. PRA had just finished merging and rebranding its municipal debt collection subsidiaries and evidently was desperate to play spin doctor in any forum bearing complaints, possibly anticipating a fresh wave of hatred from people being hassled over parking tickets. The not-very-resolving website is of course misleading and faulty in many ways, designed in part to make people forget their rights. Another reason to stay on a paper trail.

Do not roll over for PRA or any collector, but don't ignore one either. The FDCPA grants each of us the private right of action, but it's powerless if we don't use it. Learn your rights at FTC-dot-gov.

August 6th, 2011 Resident47 RI

This long thread carries a great deal of misinformation, as well as reckless contradictory advice as from Mr. ''Scam Alert'' in December 2010. (My reply is under 7579613544) whocalled.us

Here are a few debunkings:

- War dialing and call blocking is hardly an answer. PRA has invested in a huge volume of phone numbers to call from, and could resort to spoofing besides. This gets you into an arms race you will lose.

- Blasting whistles or air horns, prank return calls, and other obnoxious behavior are not valid countermeasures. They may in fact draw special attention to your case and accelerate the path to a lawsuit. *They* must be seen as desperate, *you* must be calm.

- PRA is not worried about its phone bill when it can clear thousands an hour on moldy junk debt. Find your civil court calendar and you'll see they have no problem paying legal fees to collect, either.

- The seven year FCRA time limit for reporting of accounts to the credit bureaus has NO bearing on the ability to collect debt. Each state has its own Statute of Limitations for different debt categories, the true legal ''shot clock''. The favorite game of all junk debt chasers is trying to get you to admit liability and/or send a payment to reset SoL. This is partly why early dispute of all debt claims of whatever age is critical.

- Collectors are frequently shy around phone message recorders to avoid lawsuits over privacy violations. It's not that they consider their calls unimportant, they prefer live calls, during which you'll likely perform the Identity Dance. They won't (or shouldn't) say much until the correct person answers.

- The DNC registry is for telemarketers, meaning sales, meaning all debt collectors are exempt. This fact was not kept secret from you when you registered your numbers. Attorneys general and the FTC are valid complaint venues which help the publc good but are not likely to grant personal justice. Understand that you must confront collection agencies directly if you dislike their treatment of your privacy and consumer rights.


Now for some friendly advice:

You don't have to sit still for lies and abuse from PRA or any other collection agency. There are state and federal laws to help you. You first want to get friendly with the federal FDCPA. It grants you control of how you are contacted, the right to dispute debt claims, and the means to sue at low cost.

www.ftc.gov

Any of you who might be held liable for some debt should dispute the claim and request validation. Do so on paper, sent USPS Certified with return card to best preserve your rights. This automatically enacts a temporary gag order. You can't legally be bothered until your request is satisfied. In the same letter you can revoke some or all phone call permission, an order which survives until you say otherwise.

A few decent ''DV letter'' guides are linked below:
www.collectorsexposed.com
www.debtconsolidationcare.com
hubpages.com

DV letters need not be jargon-loaded or full of furious threats, as in many poor examples you may find. If you can't get it down to a couple short paragraphs, you're probably rambling. Good discussions on the need for brevity are linked below:
www.debtorboards.com
www.debtorboards.com
www.debtorboards.com

A likely reaction from a junk debt buyer like PRA, since the alleged debtor is making the agency do actual work for a jackpot, is to quietly sell the account. It may over time return like a bad penny from multiple agencies, but sending a prompt dispute each time can prevent a world of headaches. A collector may still decide to sue if the alleged debtor is thought to have adequate assets and/or a weak case. But junk debt suits are known to be the simplest to beat since the chain of title tends to dissolve as the accounts are traded. In fact, they are usually sold with a miserably paltry amount of data; they have more bluster than facts.

Here's a rather good breakdown of the title chain issue:
www.debtorboards.com

August 6th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Irritated: The FCC can't do much for you. If you want complaint desks, the FTC and attorneys general are among the best choices. This will help ding PRA's reputation but is not likely to solve your own problem. You're even less likely to verbally convince PRA that it has the wrong party.

Since you're not the target of the skip trace, send PRA a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one. Also mention that a mobile phone is being jingled. This sets the legal trap in two ways if PRA is dumb enough to try calling again.

August 6th, 2011 Irritated PA

I'm filing a complaint with the FCC on this company if it is indeed Portfolio Recovery. They keep calling my cell phone looking for somebody with the same name as my wife. The only problem is that the social security number does not match my wife and I have asked them to stop calling my number.

August 4th, 2011 Payback time FL

Tina had the BEST idea... I'm going to setup a call bomber to redial their frigging number a good 1000 times a day and rack up their 800 bill! I love it, thanks for the idea, Tina!!

June 1st, 2011 cowbulls GA

THIS NUMBER BELONGS TO A DEBT COLLECTION COMPANY NAMED PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES.

February 23rd, 2011 R D CA

The people at this phone number must have the email address of www.webedumeasses.webarckthelaw.com

December 13th, 2010 SCAM ALERT IL

Find out about their illegal activities, trying to collect old SOL - STATUTE OF LIMITATION expired debts from clueless people!

Google: "portfolio recovery scam".

Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau or your State Attorney General - and block their calls:

Google: "phone call blockers" - they can be purchased for little money at eBay

Some call blockers:
• Uniden DECT1288 blocks up to 20 numbers, plus Private and Unknown, with the reject tone, without ringing the phone.
• Panasonic KX-TG106 blocks up to 30 numbers, plus all unidentified callers, with a busy tone, after the phone rings once.
• JF Teck Caller ID with Ring Controller blocks up to 70 numbers, and can be set to always allow up to 100 to ring through.

By the way, if you want to set up your phone to forward their calls to the Federal Trade Commission, here's the number to use:
1-877-382-4357

These pests buy very old junk debts for pennies on the dollar with expired statue of limitation, than use illegal harassment tactics trying to intimidate uninformed individuals to pay money for this junk debt, which is noncollectable since the statue of limitations has long expired. Never ever agree to pay ANYTHING to these law breaking rats, since by doing so you would void your statue of limitation protection. Google: \"Portfolio Recovery Associates Scam\" to find out more about their lawless behavior, send a letter requesting validation of debt [Google how to do so] and report them to your Attorney General, the FTC. They have many law suits pending against them. Don\'t fall for their scam - block their calls, or send a \"cease and desist\" letter [Google] or simply ignore them, or answer and sing a song or whatever. Fight these slimy roaches!! Good luck!

September 2nd, 2010 Watchful TX

011-800-772-1413 (Foreign Coded technology to bypass your Caller ID Block) Okay. Here's some info. on Portfolio Recovery. They are persistent and have oodles of phone numbers. Some numbers have US area codes. Some calls actually ID them as Portfolio Recovery. A lot of calls do not have any ID except the area code and a phone number. This 800-772-1413 has been getting through call-blocking efforts. AT&T explained that the actual number being used by these scum is 011-800-772-1413. The 011 is out of the US and is a roundabout way of coming through as a US caller. BECAUSE PORTFOLIO USES 13 NUMBERS INSTEAD OF 10 NUMBERS IT CANNOT BE BLOCKED BY AT&T. I don't know if any phone provider can successfully block it or any other numbers they use with a foreign prefixing code. AT&T had to look it up for me because only the 800-772-1413 showed in my Caller ID window. The only defense is to let it ring and not call-back. Truthfully, every phone number not known personally should be Googled before answering and never returned to the caller. Portfolio does not care if you are the one they're looking for. They'll keep calling. God help you if you are a relative or have the same surname! Remember, they have lots of people in lots of areas with lots of phone numbers at their disposal. If you have satisfied the debt, it still makes no difference. They will get you to give information and go after the excused portion. Any information or acknowledgment from you is noted and they step-up their efforts. (Save every piece of paper you have on satisfied debts. It will give you some peace, because they WILL KEEP CALLING.) If everyone wises up and refuses to answer any unknown caller, perhaps some of the collectors, scammers and sales boiler-rooms will cease to exist. Technology has given us the power to refuse intrusion. Use it. (BTW there are multiple collectors, scammers and boiler-room operations using Foreign Prefixing to avoid discovery. It seems to be rampant. I Google everything. Everyone is a potential target.) Check out all the "Caller Information" sites like this one. The stories will make you strong.

August 6th, 2010 frank NY

no message, because Ive turned answering machine off. They call several times a week under diff numbers for Erika Smith, and are trying a skip trace through her brother

August 4th, 2010 Heather NC

They called my house today looking for my ex-husband that I have not seen since 1989. I have no clue where he is. He has never lived at this address or number. I am remarried so my last name is not even the same as his. I called the number back and told them that I don't have no clue where he is and have not even been with him for 21 yrs. They also told me my number was showing my current mother-in-laws husbands name. I don't even know how they linked him to me considering my husband is not even his son. I told them I don't know who he is either and to stop calling my phone.

July 10th, 2010 Chris India

People from this company (LTD FINANCIAL SERVICES, L.P. )keep on calling me and disturbing me.I then decided to check this number and while surfing on net I got information from here www.debtconsolidationcare.com .I then came to know that this people are fraud they keep calling and harassing people.Now I am confident and i know i have good credit report.Now i am aware of my legal rights and i can take action against them.

June 15th, 2010 BEWARE OK

Do not try to appease these crooks by promising to pay. They will try to trick you into saying this. If you do, this will reset the clock on the statue of limitations for collecting ANY PAST DUE DEBT even if it has been over 10 years. Legally they will be able to proceed with garnishment and debt collection. Share this info!!!

THEY PURSUE ILLEGAL-TO-COLLECT COLLECTION-BARRED-BY-LAW DEBTS!
www.callferret.com

May 30th, 2010 DIEGO

THIS COMPANY (PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES) IS COMMITTING ILLEGAL ACTS AND IS BEING SUED BY MANY INDIVIDUALS. DO NOT RESPOND TO THEM. ADDITIONALLY MAKE CERTAIN TO REPORT THEM TO YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES (POLICE) FOR HARRASSMENT PHONE CALLS. U CAN THEN CALL THE PHONE COMPANY TO ALSO REPORT THEM AS HARRASSERS.

IN ADDITION THEN FILE AN ON LINE COMPLAINT WITH THE FTC, FCC, BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU, AND YOUR LOCAL STATES ATTORNEY OFFICE.

DO NOT ALLOW THESE SCUMMMMMMMMM BBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSSSS TO CONTINUE TO HARRASS YOU.

May 30th, 2010 diego

THIS COMPANY (PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES) IS COMMITTING ILLEGAL ACTS AND IS BEING SUED BY MANY INDIVIDUALS. DO NOT RESPOND TO THEM. ADDITIONALLY MAKE CERTAIN TO REPORT THEM TO YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES (POLICE) FOR HARRASSMENT PHONE CALLS. U CAN THEN CALL THE PHONE COMPANY TO ALSO REPORT THEM AS HARRASSERS. IN ADDITION THEN FILE AN ON LINE COMPLAINT WITH THE FTC, FCC, BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU, AND YOUR LOCAL STATES ATTORNEY OFFICE.

DO NOT ALLOW THESE SCUMMMMMMMMM BBBBBBBBAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSSSS TO CONTINUE TO HARRASS YOU.

May 18th, 2010 Genghis Khan

SCUM BAG COMPANY CALLED PORTFOLIO ASSOCIATES. THEY ARE DEBT COLLECTORS KNOWN FOR THEIR ILLEGAL PRACTICES. ONE OF THEIR PLOYS IS TO CALL EVERY NEIGHBOR OF THE DEBTER IN ATTEMPTS TO COLLECT WHO KNOWS WHAT?

INCIDENTALLY YOU MAY WANT TO CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE AND REPORT THEM AS A HARRASSING CALL. AT THAT POINT THE POLICE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A POLICE REPORT NUMBER WHICH YOU CAN THEN USE AS PROOF WHEN YOU NOTIFY THE PHONE CARRIER AS WELL AS THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, FCC, AND FTC.

THESE PEOPLE ARE REAL SCUM BAGS.

May 7th, 2010 Chuck

We're receiving repeated calls per week from this number always asking for a DIFFERENT PERSON none of which live at or have ever lived at our address (this is a brand new house). All the calls are recorded too which is illegal.

May 7th, 2010 Deb MI

Use call block ev1! Once I get calls from ppl like this! POOF they are gone..lol

May 6th, 2010 Lou TX

Apparently, these people call anyone listed in the phone book with the first initial that matches the person they are calling. Called this morning very early before the allowed time for calls. Wanted someone I do not know. I think they pass around your numbers to other debt collectors because I get several calls from different debt collectors looking for the same people. For two years, I have gotten calls from various debt collectors, including Sprint, looking for someone I have never heard of and their first and last name are not in any way similar. I have explained this to them, but they keep calling. These debt collectors are growing like weeds and will try to scam anyone out of money, even those who do not owe and have never owed.

April 10th, 2010 Peaceful1 CO

Having problems with irritating callers on your cellphone? Try checking out your phone's Settings.

There may be a Setting for Restricting Calls. If so, you may be able to set your Outcoming to All, so that you can call whoever, and restrict your Incoming to Contacts only, so that you're only receiving calls from people who you want to speak to. Just a thought.

Oh, and by the way, if you do restrict Incoming to Contacts only, you won't know when non-Contacts are calling. They'll think that they're irritating the hell out of you, even though they're really not, and, if you want to, you can always still pick up messages from them when you check your voicemail.

Hope that this helps, and have a good year. : )

April 10th, 2010 Harrassed Nana IL

These people are calling me because of my son's old girlfriend from over 8 years ago!!!! She has used my address and phone number and now I am getting the harrassing phone calls...I keep telling them this and they keep calling....I have reported it to the National Do Not Call Registry, but, they continue to call...I have explained this to them upteen times and last night they told me to just stop with the lies and own up to my debt...I called the phone company and filed an harrassment complaint with them...I am sure I will continue to receive these calls since nothing has worked...I know I could change my phone number, but, why should I have to pay to do this when I am the one that is the victim and would have to change my number with everyone....they are scum suckers.....as I am writing this, yep, they just called again....maybe changing my number isn't such a bad idea....

February 11th, 2010 Astro

caller wouldn't identify her company and speak her name clearly. Looking for someone with similar name. A collection agency that buys old debts---very old debts! After researching this company it appears they have many complaints and continue to harass the crap out of people.

February 10th, 2010 catsdad PA

Call me in the morning, call me in the evening, call me at suppertime... no wait thats a song

February 9th, 2010 Mimi

I have had numerous calls from these scammers...yep, they buy old/un-collectable debts........months go by, then all of a sudden they start up again because of their "portofolio" cycle. They use many different numbers and that is how they can call you several times a day. IT IS AGAINST THE COLLECTION LAWS TO CALL OVER AND OVER AND OVER. They can get away with it by using different phone numbers. I actually dealt with them(a real person) and asked for them to send me something in the mail that proves I owe this debt. I never received anything. The only reason they keep calling is to find some sucker who will pay. Often, the box(old debts) they get actually have paid-off debts in files. They know this but continue hoping to find a DUMMY!!! We need to report them to the ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE WHERE THEY ARE LOCATED ..................THEY CAN BE SHUT DOWN!!!!! THEY CAN LOSE THEIR LICENSE TO COLLECT.............this is the only way to stop the calls.
Everyone is having the same problems from all over the United States. Everytime you get a call and look up the number.........it is always these idiots......they have several trunk lines........THE ONLY WAY IS TO REPORT THEM OVER AND OVER AND OVER. AND, we can actually go after them for using up our cell minutes.......class action suit is on the way........for Harrasment along with several other abuses.

January 28th, 2010 daddyslitteboy KS

yeah, i had one of those from 620 area code, on my cell phone too. my momma told me to not talk to strangers, tell these people the same thing. start with "I know you are trying to make a living, but I am not allowed to talk to strangers" "do not call me again". or start off and ask if you have won the free alarm clock, that really gets them confused, if not, say "goodbye"

January 22nd, 2010 mr PA

Just adding another number to the list of them that they call from. This time the number was out of Kansas and it was 620-662-8870. Do not answer this call it is PRA calling from a different call center.

January 22nd, 2010 rick TN

waiting for an important call and i get this creep again no answer and no message.hope lighting strikes this idiot.this is a cell phone private for my own personnel use

January 19th, 2010 Rick TN

Turned phone off for a few days.turned back on and now a new number calling this afternoon.This is bull shit they should be forced not to make these calls.This is a cell phone,the goverment has let this pass through.No privy I have had this number for 15 years and never had this problem.Only people that I want to talk to should have this number.

January 19th, 2010 br PA

These people will call forever and never leave a message. I know who they are because I have called the number back and have gotten a recording telling me the name of the company. They can call until their phone breaks I will never answer. I don't have any debt with these people and they seem to harrass everyone. Dont' answer these calls!

January 18th, 2010 Joy

They have been calling me for years. over a bill i didn't make and i made arrangements and never one payment went on the bill. they crooks. They can't be blocked by *60, they have another number 757-961-3544, 253-363-9001, 727-3446293, 800-294-7691, 757-961-3545 and 866-428-6581. they will get rash enough to cuss u out. they are rude. and when you start asking questions they say well it must be u cuz you wanna know too much and i am gonna document i talked to you and you were rude and you did this and that.... and i said no - but if u want an answer from them i need more information otherwise this number is going in the trash.

December 9th, 2009 PGT CA

They were looking for someone I do not know. Internet search on Portfolio Debt Collectors shows this company is a ruthless debt collector that goes after OLD debts. They will do anything to collect, include false reporting to credit bureaus, threats and 1099C with IRS. Get legal representation if these people come after you.

December 5th, 2009 marcy CA

they call several times a day but they hang up on the machine. it's a little ridiculous. if you want something leave a damn message. otherwise, I dont pick up.

December 5th, 2009 Candace TX

I got a call and they ask for Chris. I told these people that they have the wrong number and we just got this number two days ago. The guy was very harsh and ask if I had a number for this guy. PRA you need to listen to the consumer and if they say that they do not live here ever you need to be educated enough "Common Sense" to delete the number you are calling. I am tired answering your calls repeating ourselves to you. I have reported your Agency to the State of Texas attorney general for harassment and be aware there is a law here in Texas. You can not harass the people here. Get a life and go back to school to become more educated. Maybe you could be the one with a descent paycheck and not have a guilty conscious going to bed each night that maybe you can harm people mentally and physically that cause them to commit suicide. Ever think of that?

December 5th, 2009 DNA-MASTER

This phone number belongs to a serial DNC-Violator.

December 3rd, 2009 Beavis

Cornholio Recovery Service. "I need tp for my recovery hole"

December 3rd, 2009 Goober PA

They called my home and asked for Thomas (no thomas living here). I asked "Thomas Who ?" He then demanded in a loud, rude voice.. "I need to know who you are"

I then told him that since he called me, I wanted to know who he was and what he wanted... He then stated "I don't have time for this"... I said "OK, thanks for calling" and hung up....

December 3rd, 2009 Anon

Idiots trying to call and harass about a debt my ex husband owes. It's been four years since I divorced him, he doesn't even live in this town any longer...yet I'm the one getting the harassing calls while he's sitting pretty in a totally different town. Would give them his current phone number if I could! They keep calling me though and I'll be contacting the attorney general of my state about the harassment.

December 2nd, 2009 jeff TX

never answered this number good thing i didn't seeing as i come here and its some collection agency.

December 2nd, 2009 AD TN

Most phone lines these days have "Call Block Service". Dial *60 then follow directions. The calls may not stop for a while but your phone will not ring when they call and you can still use your phone without these calls coming through. They get a message saying that their call is blocked.

December 2nd, 2009 Karen in TX TX

another of the MANY phone numbers used by Portfolio Recovery! This is a scummy bottom feeder collection agency that tries to intimidate folks into paying old debts that are WAY past the statute of limitations! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS & fair debt collection law! Do NOT send collectors ANY money if the last payment made is outside your state's statute of limitations! In Texas it's 4 years & scummy collectors still call 7 or more years later trying to intimidate us into making a payment. If you do send ANY $, it starts the stutue all over again, since it is based on the last payment activity. I've learned a LOT from budhibbs.com!

Protect yourself! Report illegal collectors to the Atty General's office!

December 1st, 2009 Sharkman NH

They just called me again. Good thing I have Caller ID; that way, I don't bother to answer the phone. I don't owe these people anything, but they won't stop calling me. Can we all call them at their 1-800 number and run up their phone bill?

December 1st, 2009 Unknown

These people are crazy! Calling umpteen times a day at all times of the day/night. They tried to take me to court and they never did persue it further because I hired an attorney and they knew the debt was out of the SOL.. I guess they figure they will just aggervate the crap out of me now.. Thye really shouldn't hold their breath!

December 1st, 2009 R.E.A. PA

Believe me no insult intended on the animals, they do behave better. However, there is no good excuse for that kind of disrespect by a debt collector. He talked over me and had no intention of working with me. All he wanted to do was take care of the debt immediately so that his numbers looked better. No wonder people do not answer their phones. I answered because I intend to resolve these things as fast as I can. Some companies have been terrific to work with. This company has a history of complaints and I am planning to notify their States Atty. General ASAP! Don't take my animal comment literally. It wasn't meant to be insulting, just making a point.

December 1st, 2009 NYB

@REA - please don't insult animals. Animals in no way behave like debt collectors. It would be insulting to an animal to say it behaves like a human - not the other way around. Do what I do and don't answer the phone if you don't know who it is. If they want to contact you bad enough, they'll send a letter.

November 30th, 2009 R.E.A. PA

Got a call on my cell phone at 2 p.m. today. The piece of crap on the other end was looking to collect a debt. He gave me the typical info. that it was Portfolio Receovery trying to collect a debt. I told him that I know my rights and asked that he provide proof of the original debt and then I will contact them. He stated that they don't send copies, that it costs the company money and that I need to pay. He then got totally rude and told me to "pay my bills!" NICE! This is why people do not talk to these pieces of crap. I get better treatment from the 16 year olds at McDonald's! Obviously he was raised and/or trained by animals. What this low-life doesn't realize is that my husband was killed in an automobile accident and my 12 year old son was severely injured. I can't work full-time and food needs put on the table first and foremost. If he would have taken a moment to listen I could have told him that I am working to pay off debts. It takes time but I am trying to be cooperative but again, I know my rights! Send me the info. and then I will take it from there. I was given no opportunity to explain the situation. If you are going to have these people call train them appropriately. Obviously this company will hire anything that has a pulse! PATHETIC!

November 12th, 2009 Tina PA

I believe that 800-772-1413 is the same as, ATTY T. Landis 215-642-3400 also 800-853-4000..

I was informed by local authorities to answer the phone then hang up, then dial *57 to initiate a call trace. It is the law that once you tell someone to stop calling they must, I requested several times and they keep calling, as well as I asked for an address to send them a certified letter, they refused and hung up on me.

You can continue to call their 800 number as with each call you make to them, costs them money for the toll number.

November 3rd, 2009 mary ME

please dont take out the payment iv had truble with i fund i have to close this acc me and my husband are getting a divorce i will let you know what happen thank you

October 9th, 2009 Manassas VA VA

Called at around 10:20AM EST but left no message.

October 7th, 2009 DC AL

Numerous calls daily from this number!!! Very annoying!!!!

October 6th, 2009 eb TX

refused to disclose. And would not state what it was in reference to.

October 5th, 2009 Jake AZ

Called my cell phone, I was in the middle of cleaning house I still have the gloves on. I can't type very fast with the gloves on so here it goes. I have all my phone #'s on the (donotcall.gov) list it hasn't helped on bit. Let me clarify, these companies still call but now they hear our machine pick up so no message just repeated calls... I have had it. I don't feel well so I will take Matt Bieneman's advice as soon as I get out of these stupid yellow gloves!!!!!!!!!!! So it is Portfolio Recovery Associates (just a not to myself). I don't owe anyone anything why call me?

September 25th, 2009 weary FL

Some bitch from this place called asking for someone that does not live here. When I advised her of that, she lied, telling me this number was given as an alternate number. I told her, "You're lying." She was lying...and then she got nasty. I told her “never call again.”

Why doesn't the FCC do their job?

September 21st, 2009 latina TX

Left a message in spanish; they are collecting on a debt.

September 4th, 2009 sunshine OR

left a message asking to call back and ask for Rishawna, never said who they where calling for or what the reason was for the call.

September 3rd, 2009 howardastern RI

portfolio recovery. bottom feeding debt collectors. they buy junk debts HOPING they can scare you into paying them, wether you owe or not. just use the whistle method listed below. works like a charm. just ask "julia", if she can hear your question. hahahahahah!!!!!!

August 31st, 2009 catsdad PA

They have been calling just about everyday for around 2 years now. Haven't answered yet nor do I everintend to. Its got to the point if they miss a couple days I worry that something is wrong and maybe I should call them back just to make sure everything is OK... LOL LOL LOL

August 25th, 2009 Matt Bieneman MD

This scammer has called twice today, once on each phone line. It appears that they are running some kind of debt collection scam. (I know that it is some kind of scam because I have no debts.) The first caller gave the name of the company but refused to give her name or the address of the company. They then called again 3 minutes later. The second caller gave the name and P.O. box address of the company but refused to give her name or title or the physical address of the company. She then connected me (after a long delay) to someone claiming to be "Justin Miller", "Vice President of Operations" for "Portfolio Recovery Associates". (This is apparently a lie since the company website lists someone else as the Vice president of Operations. But they are already lying to you even before you pick up the phone, because they are purposely hiding their caller ID information. I have the cheapest service available, and my Caller ID info always shows up when I call someone.) Since he is apparently lying about his title, he may very well be lying about what company he works for as well. He identified the second caller as "Brittany". He claimed that they had no idea what numbers they were calling because they place two million calls each day, but after about 10 minutes of arguing with him, he magically came up both of my phone numbers and promised to "take them off his list". (I never requested to be on his "list" in the first place. This is like asking an email spammer to take you off his list. It doesn't make any more sense for telephone spammers.) He doesn't understand the concept of the FTC Do Not Call list (http://donotcall.gov), and doesn't know anything about the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which prohibits harassing calls to people whom they are not trying to collect a debt from. He eventually claimed that Lexis-Nexis informed him that I was "associated" with the person that they were looking for. He refused to say what that "association" was, just that it could be friend, relative, or co-worker. After filing Do Not Call list complaints and a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (http://www.ftc.gov), I checked that there is such a company registered with the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation with a valid Maryland Debt Collector's license. It is license number 4363 and doesn't expire until next February 27. If they call again I will file an Investigation Request with the state (http://www.dllr.state.md.us/finance/consumers/comphow.shtml). The State of Maryland lists them as Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, 120 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 100, Norfolk, VA 23502. Their web site is www.portfoliorecovery.com I also sent a certified letter to Lexis-Nexis ordering them to remove any information about me, since they are obviously giving out false information. I realize that debt collectors are desperate these days, but this one apparently is willing to have a debt-collection scammer for a client, and is stupid enough not to bother with even five seconds for a simple web search which would have at the very least made them very suspicious that they have a wrong number. The scammer refers the fake debt to a debt collector, then sits back and waits. He is not even bothered about only recovering 30% or 50% or whatever, since for him it is pure profit. This "Justin Miller" seems to think that there is no problem with working with scammers or with calling two million wrong numbers each day. If I were looking for a debt collector, I would go to a professional, and not waste my time with these people. They're never going to recover any money for you by calling random telephone numbers, or by obtaining wrong numbers from unreliable sources of information and not bothering to verify them.

August 24th, 2009 Manassas VA VA

Called again this morning, the robo caller only left last part of message saying it was Portfollio Services and attempting to collect a debt. What debt? Who are they calling for? Never did say.

August 21st, 2009 Manassas VA VA

They call different hours, different times, but never leave a message.

August 19th, 2009 hungry2 KS

debt collectors are hugry now, lots of competition for money from folks with NO money, what a wase of thime expecially when thr original credior has written off the debt, taken some tax relief and moved on..i say sue me.

August 18th, 2009 John WA

(jmh what can I say?) you're an idiot for the way you act like the only superior being in this place. You are the one popping off at the mouth. Maybe the specific number and name that Jean mentioned was the wrong one, but there is a number for these kinds of calls. The do not call registry. It's easier to get them through their website - www.donotcall.gov, once you're on the list you can complain about the harrassing calls, complaints.donotcall.gov

Next time jmh, think before you write.

August 18th, 2009 John WA

Lee THE WAY YOU REPEAT, REPEAT, THE WAY YOU REPEAT, THE WAY YOU REPEAT, is just as annoying as these callers, DO Not keep posting this way if you want to be taken seriously.

August 13th, 2009 Chris MA

So I have received calls from this number at least once a day since I moved into my new apartment, I never had a call from them at my old place and I've had the same phone number for 15 years. Today someone finally left a message ... for a previous tenant, and I mean previous by 10 years! This company must cross reference addresses and phone numbers and thanks to Comcast my phone number came off the private list and showed up on this new address. I know this guy moved out 10 years ago because I'm friendly with the landlord. It's going to suck to change my phone number but it looks like that's my only choice.

August 11th, 2009 Susan GA

I now make it a practice to let all calls go to the answering machine from unfamiliar callers. These people are relentless low lifes. They call as much as 6 times a day, weekends included anywhere from 8AM to 9:30PM and never leave a message. Maybe someday they will take the hint. Until then I just started leaving a fax machine on auto answer. Hope it ties them up a little longer and they also enjoy the fax tones!

July 20th, 2009 Hakeem

There is still also a derogatory picture of Muhammad on their website. As a Muslim, I am deeply offended by that and I have contacted them and asked them to please remove this picture off their website. I hope that they will do so or I shall contact them again.

This is their despicable website:

www.portfoliorecovery.com

July 18th, 2009 Pi FL

If you are on the Do Not Call registry, please file a complaint against these morons here: complaints.donotcall.gov
They apparently have the ability to trace from cell phones, since they were initially calling my WORK (company-issued) cell phone & are now calling my Home Phone number. The ONLY way these same people could have gotten my home phone number was by looking me up based on my NEW work cell phone (with which I promptly recieved several calls a day from them starting from the day it was issued to me). The more complaints the better, that will cause the FTC to investigate and possibly charge/fine this company. This company is back-tracking to home phone numbers using previously used cell or phony phone numbers. They are basically calling to harrass based purely on a guess.

July 16th, 2009 JE VA

Called four times today and left four voice mails while I was at work. Looked up the number here. Returned their call, asked if I had an account number. Told them no. She looked it up by the phone number. Was looking for a Melissa something. Told her I had no idea who that was. She apologized and said she'd remove the number. Will repost if they call again.

July 6th, 2009 jill FL

dont answer your phone america.i dont the same way they annoy you,you annoy them dumb ass by not picking up your phone.they can call all they want to,i have just as much time as there stupid ass.i look at the caller id and laugh at there ass.dont stress your self .it is hard times.they cant get anything and they know it,nothing else to do

June 29th, 2009 Lee FL

TO TRUTH2--- THEY CAN NOT, REPEAT CAN NOT, REPEAT CAN NOT, change the date of a debt. Once the original creditor charges-off an account that is the final date on that account. The ONLY, REPEAT ONLY way a date can be changed if the consumer, REPEAT CONSUMER, makes another payment of any type on the debt. If someone has changed a date of charge-off, you as the consumer can sue the company who has changed that date. Another reason consumers should ALWAYS keep checking your credit reports. See the forum www.dentconsildationcare.com for a lot of help

June 25th, 2009 Ya right NJ

Debt collector trying to collect a debit that was FRAUD almost 13 years ago. Keep calling, I'll never pay money I never used.

June 24th, 2009 B CA

my 13 year old daugher call me and tell me she gust got a call from this prick PROBABLY MOLESTED AS A CHILD and feels the need to try to get to little daughter calling her names and telling her she needs to pay her bills hello she is only 13 dumass may he need to find out if he has the right name to start with

June 20th, 2009 TSACGIV FL

PLEASE CHECK ALL PHONE NUMBERS OF PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES IN WHO CALLED US.
whocalled.us

June 17th, 2009 TSACGIV FL
June 2nd, 2009 Annoyed SD

-This 1-800-772-1413 has called our house 3 times since 9 this morning.....it is now 10:30 a.m. The 2nd time they left a message saying this is Portfolio Recovery Associates please return our call at 1-800-860-0644 this is an attempt to collect a debt. First of all they didn't even say a name and second of all I have no unpaid debt. I have shut off my ringers and my answering machine! So annoying!

May 20th, 2009 Private info

left message with DETAIL about someone who I dont know...past due collection account..if i was that person Id be fuming mad...disclosing private imformation on vmail that is no one's business but the person they were trying to reach..but obviously had the wrong number! how do they get away with this crap?!

May 2nd, 2009 Truth 2

In regards to TRUTH below
You said, "Don't be stupid; always ask what the date is (looking for 7 years prior) and if it is still in stats... that is the key."

There was a thing om Opray, that said these theives can legally change that date, everytime they contact you, thus prolonging that 7 years to 20 years or more. They said the best thing to do, is do NOT answer the phone, and have zero contact with them, so that 7 year status remains, just 7 years. If you write them a letter to cease calling, they can legally change that date, and keep contacting you.

May 1st, 2009 BIPPITY BOP AZ

THESE PRICKS CALL MY HOME EVERY SINGLE DAY, A FEW TIMES A DAY. THEY DON'T LEAVE A MESSAGE, THEY JUST HANG UP IF NO ONE ANSWERS. SO I ANSWERED THIER CALL THIS MORNING, I SPOKE WITH SOME ASSHOLE WHO HAD A MAJOR POWER TRIP (PROBABLY MOLESTED AS A CHILD SO HE NOW FEELS THE NEED TO BE IN A MORE POWERFUL POSITION SINCE HE WAS ALWAYS ON THE BOTTOM)
ANYWAY, AFTER SENSING THIS GUYS APPROACH I DECIDED TO FUCK WITH HIM AND HIS QUESTIONS A BIT. I HAD THIS GUY SO CONFUSED HE'LL BE TOSSING AND TURNING ALL NIGHT. I FUCKED WITH HIM SO BAD THAT THIS PRICK HUNG UP ON ME!!! NOW THAT'S SOMETH'N HUH?
SO THE NEXT TIME THESE MORONS CALL TO HARASS YOU, DON'T RUN AND HIDE, PICK UP THE PHONE AND FUCK WITH EM, HAVE FUN WITH THE EM. REMEMBER, A CREDIT CARD DEBT IS AN >UNSECURED DEBT< THEY CAN'T DO SHIT! THEY CAN JUST MAKE IT "OFFICIAL" IN COURT THAT YOU OWE MONEY TO THEM, THAT'S ALL. THEY CAN'T TAKE YOU ASSETS, IT'S AN UNSECURED LOAN. SO MAKE THESE PRICKS REGRET COMING TO WORK BY TURNING THE TABLES ON THEM.

April 29th, 2009 linda VT

exactly, they call 7 days a week but no message. is this illegal? i thought companies like this can only call during business hours. plus i have a do not call listing. a--ho-es

April 29th, 2009 Samuel MI

This company never leaves a message and call from them come in every day of the week. If I had the money, they would be paid.

April 28th, 2009 no money

Tell them you have someone handling any alleged debt they say you owe and give them this number- (202)456-1414. This is the number to the white house switchboard. I figure that if the government has fixed the rest of the economy they can fix this too.

April 27th, 2009 Margie VT

We didn't answer and they didn't leave a message on answering machine.

April 27th, 2009 Laurie LA

Portfolio Recovery....you cannot get rid of them. You must learn to deal with them. I have a separate contact name in my phone. Each time I receive a call from them, and I determine by checking the net to see if it is them, I add the new number to this contact in my phone. I have set this contact up to use a specific ring tone of "Silent", so I do not have to receive their calls. It is a rare occurrence when they ever leave a message. The debts they are trying to collect on are from 1993, well beyond the 7 years. Just pulled a credit report and they are not reporting on my credit report. So, the only issue I have with them is the contact phone calls. Having them on a silent ring seems to have resolved that issue.

March 28th, 2009 debt collector VA

1. do not call list is for telemarketers - does not apply to collections. want them to stop then record co name and once you have advised that is a wrong # report any additional calls to your AG
2. Debt consolidation co can be just as bad if not worse than the dirty collectors...hello you are paying someone else to avoid collection calls...you can do that for free...not to mention most debt consolidation co charge you a fee each month and then get a percentage of whatever theyh "save" you...again you can negotiate this on your own, for free
3. if you have debt stay in contact with the creditor and try to pay something whenever you can...then your account is less likely to end up in a collection company
4. medical bills...go to that provider and ask for charity...lots of drs have $ allotted for those in need
5. there are good collectors everywhere and bad collectors everywhere...just like in life regardless of career when you scream and yell and curse at someone it tends to bring out the worst in them and you

March 6th, 2009 dw AZ

do these people at Portfolio Recovery or any other debt collectors really think that they will get money from people, when they have NO money. tell them to contact Nancy Pelosi, she will talk to Obama and send money asap.

February 4th, 2009 kat

I am on the do not call list and these people keep calling my house, I have not answered because there is no reason at all to call my residence, I am plugging this 1-800-772-1413 into the do not call agency and reporting them immediatley.

January 22nd, 2009 Tayeb Ounada TN

This service keep calling me asking for a person who doesn't live here anymore. They refuse to identify themselves except to give the first name of the caller who keeps chamging. They are very rude and persistant.

November 25th, 2008 brad TX

Called me asking for the wrong name. This has happened many times before. The few times I've answered the phone, they scream at me that I'm lying when I say I don't know the person they're calling. I've googled it; it's a scam. They harass you so much you give them money to go away. Don't even answer the phone!

November 12th, 2008 Kim Yagushi WA

Trying to sell sexual enhancement products.

October 14th, 2008 MJ OH

Ms. Johnson wanted husband to call back. Said wrong middle initial..so maybe wrong person...

October 13th, 2008 jeremy battles AL

Hey, they are a coolection agency for credit cards. i used your entry to get their phone number because I'm settling with them on one of mine. Good luck.

September 27th, 2008 877-803-0008

The only way to effectively deal with Portfolio Recovery Associates is to NOT engage them in conversation. They have already been well established as liars and thieves and will make your life miserable if they can making false claims about your financial business. The best method of handling their calls is to go to Walmart to the sporting goods department and buy a referee's whistle. They sell them for $2.95. It comes with a handy lanyard that you can conveniently hang on your phone. When they call (when you are sure by the phone # displayed on their caller ID) simply BLOW THE WHISTLE into the phone as loud as you possibly can. Continue to use this method until the calls stop. If they don't stop simply keep blowing your whistle ad nauseam, you owe it to them to be as persistent as they are!

September 17th, 2008 Al SC

They have call me dozen times and I called and ask for their supvisor and his name was Joel and he was a *ss and rude!
thanks for the address below I will write them a nice letter.:>)

September 15th, 2008 Dave NJ

Portfolio Recovery called and asked for a return call to 800 860-0644. These companies look up the SSN of debtors and then look for similar SSNs with the same last name figuring they will get a family member. They then get their phone number (from Comcast in my case) and call in an attempt to put pressure on debtors by harassing their siblings! I owe nobody a dime so getting calls for debtors other than myself regardless of who they are is an infringement on my rights of privacy. It will cost me $1.45 per month for an unpublished number which I plan to file a claim in small claims court for against Portfolio Recovery at some future date.

Today I called Portfolio and spoke to Chris. I asked him about the weather, how his weekend was, if he was married etc. He asked the purpose of the call and I said that since their automated system keeps calling me and I'm retired, I should do them the courtesy to return their call, at least as often as they continue to call me, after all it's their dime right? We should make a list of all the people who use this strategy and schedule everyone to call each of these numbers at a given time on a certain day for each and bury their switchboard. Whaddyathink?

September 4th, 2008 Rick TX

12 year old debt. Morons.

July 23rd, 2008 Oklahoma OK

Caller ID said 1-800-732-1413, but the message they left, said to call them on 1-866-428-6587 ext 11294

LTD & Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.
120 Corporate Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 757-519-9300
Fax: 757-518-0901
Toll Free: 888-772-7326
www.portfoliorecovery.com

281-255-6639 sec fin corp

July 8th, 2008 JRD IL

Well, I do owe money, but I don't have it to pay these people. But, according to the FDCPA, they are not allowed to call you after, I believe it is 8 PM. I have gotten PLENTY of calls after that time!! Would talk to them, but don't have any way to bargin with them Oh well, guess I'll just have to learn how to ignore the ringing of the phone!

June 23rd, 2008 DIANNA CO

Portfolio Recovery Associates. Would not give their name. They call my home approximately SIX (6) times per day/six days a week. Today I called them back. They are trying to collect on a debt that is from the late 1980s. They say the last payment was 1992. I informed them that they cannot collect on the debt, and that the debt is NOT mine! They said YES, we CAN still collect, and that although they cannot take me to court/sue me, and/or put it on my credit report, that they WILL continue to CALL CONSISTANTLY until I "BREAK DOWN" and PAY!!! Then, they hung up. I called again, they hung up! Last call, person explained that I would have to put "in writing" a request for them to stop calling my number, and that it doesn't matter that I'm on a "do not call" list, because they are not "telemarketers", they are collectors. She stated that they will stop calling for only 10 days, per letter of request that I send in to their office. Then, she told me that she would make a settlement of $2,100.00 "today" and stop the calls immediately. SHE KNOWS THAT I HAVE SAID THE DEBT IS NOT MINE!!! These people are rude and do not treat you with respect!

June 17th, 2008 cm TX

There is a "debt validation" letter form on www.creditinfocenter.com that you can use to get these debt collectors to back off. They have to prove they are supposed to be collecting the debt. The letter also tells them to stop calling you. If they keep calling or break the law in other ways, you can take them to small claims court for $1000 per infraction.

May 13th, 2008 js GA

no name no mess

April 30th, 2008 Lorraine MD

PRA calls me at least 7-8 times weekly saying I owe a debt from a credit card I had over 14 years ago. This card was paid off in full acording to credit card company. Told PRA this and have told them to cease and desist calls. They refuse to and are rude an obnoxious during calls.

April 29th, 2008 Howard P. Crown ID

This company has been told to cease and desist from calling until they send all the documents on the debt. All they do is ship the time barred debt of my ex-wife from one call center to another. I just keep filing BBB in each city and with the FTC. I am waiting on the signed return receipt to take all of this junk to an attorney.

April 26th, 2008 Jess

these folks called at 8:00 in the morning on a Saturday! Completely ruined my sleep!

April 25th, 2008 Bullock MO

They keep calling my 13 y.o. cell phone (almost daily)... they either leave a message or try talking to my daughter or myself (should she be at school and cell here)... when we tell them that noone is here with that name they start questioning us with info on the same person ?!? (as I guess they had the number before I did)... It's getting very annoying... I've reported the calls on another site like this also... as, sometimes they call like 3 different times...

April 23rd, 2008 READ THIS NH

CHECK OUT THIS SITE FOR SAMPLE CEASE AND DESIST LETTERS!
Remember: You might need to have PRA think you are sending a "payment," or else they will likely not open or accept your certified/registered letter! They are not DUMB, they are just evil...

credit-collection-agency.com

March 27th, 2008 JANETT NY

CALLED MY NUMBER ASKING FOR MY UNCLE WHO LIVED HERE OVER 7 YEARS AGO. TOTALLY DIFFERENT PHONE NUMBER UNDER MY MOMS NAME...
UNREAL

March 26th, 2008 Rob ID

These evil people continue to call me -- over and over. They are looking for someone named Archie Meyers ... I have explained to them that there never has been an Archie Meyers with with this phone number and to please remove me. I think it is a big ploy. These are very evil people. I think they are a PHISHER company. They will not give any information about THEIR company.

March 12th, 2008 Michael KY

Left a message---an actual person, not a recording for once---for a person who doesn't live here, not even the same last name, and added an imbecility at the start "If you're not [this person] don't listen to this message"! How about, if you're not sure you're talking to whom you're supposed to be, don't leave a message? Or, better yet, don't call.

March 11th, 2008 Stink

Here is a cool site. Go to www.clubdean.com

March 10th, 2008 D PA

Zombie debt collector. They are in violation of the law because I sent them a certified letter telling them they are calling about an invalid debt.

March 6th, 2008 john TX

I found free letters on www.adviceontime.com that you can mail to this a@@holes to get them to stop calling you. They also have an article on how to deal with them. Fight back, they have to respect your legal rights.

March 5th, 2008 Pissed PA

Im sick of these Piece of SHIT debt collection agencies, for a debt that they will not disclose, and harass you until you die The economy is shit and in the Northeast its even WORSE Somewhere along the line whoever the debt was owed to its payed by a tax writeoff or selling it to a shit company who emplys illegals and excons to harass people , Meanwhile im sure those assholes are up to their ears in debt themselves!

March 2nd, 2008 Debbie MA

These people call and leave messages for people. One person who used to live in this house but NEVER had this phone number ( I have had it for 20+ years) and once they called for the man who used to live next door (again, he NEVER had this number). the have many different phone numbers. I am on the DO NOT CALL LIST. they NEVER call for me.

February 28th, 2008 Cynthia

I can just imagine their 800 number as well as their 860 number being posted on the bathroom stalls...lol. For some weirdos to call them and harrass, that way they will know how irritating it is to receive annoying calls. :-)

February 28th, 2008 ExDebtor

Don't pay attention to this guy's post: ExDebtor, he at Porfolio Agency.....

February 25th, 2008 pk OK

Interesting encounter with them; left a message on Sunday afternoon, I called back next day. An agent answered with "This is Pamela, how can I help you?"! I informed her of the message and asked what the call was about, (she told me to hold for a while for their info to pull up on their screen - which I assume at the very least is my name/address tied to my number (# I've had for over 15 yrs)). Then, all it took was the question "is this 1stName LastName", to which I replied "no, my name's 1stName2 LastName", and her reply? "I'm sorry we've got the wrong number, I'll remove you from our list"! There are only a handful of people here with my last name, I presume they just trawl thru all of them to see if they get lucky. I've this call for this particular individual at every ~1.5 yr interval for the past +7 years(I kid you not!) from different agencies, and everytime I get the pleasure of setting the record straight. All I needed to do was an online search for this individuals name in my State's court dockets/County clerk's/Assessors' office, etc - and this chap has a trail (no currnt address/telco though) - the last 2 time I offered this lead to these collection agencies, all they can reply is 'sorry, but we're just trying to collect on an account' jeez, maybe I should start charging them to track down their 'clients'. oh well, another call in 18 months ...

February 25th, 2008 N. S. M. ID

This company calls me 3 to 4 times per day. I don

February 24th, 2008 Jo ME

Wow, it looks like I'm definitely not the only one being harassed by these people! I have no idea what they want from me! They just called me, and it's Sunday evening! I answered the phone and got a voice recording saying to call concerning a "personal business matter." Yeah right! They called my private home office line that I have only had for a few months and only certain people have that number! What a joke!

February 24th, 2008 TSACGIV

PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES SCAM FORM1099C.
I RECEIVED IT.
FROM TAX PURPOSES...FORM 1099C?
PLEASE READ HERE:
www.debtconsolidationcare.com

February 23rd, 2008 tp

ok so they called at about 8:30 on saturday, feb. 23, 2008. they wanted to speak to some spanish sounding name? yet even when told there is so such person, they kept pressurizing to speak with him. they would not give up for about 10 minutes

February 22nd, 2008 Penny

These people call my house and my husband answered they told him they were from the social Security office and it was very important they talked to me. They had him so upset that he called me at work to tell me to call the social office immediatly. The ss office# is 800-772-1213. They call everyday and leave message saying they are collecting a debt.

February 13th, 2008 arasmus CA

Portfolio Recovery Associates - Claim to be collecting a debt from a utilities company (Con-Ed) 3 years old. Wanted to have the debt settled on the phone. I told them that I'd like to check the status of this account with Con-Ed first. According to Con-Ed there was no money owed. The customer service person at Con-Ed said that in cases when they do sell debts off to collection agencies, they keep the outstanding balance on record specifically for this purpose. No outstanding balance. Either the company is crooked, somebody with Con-Ed data is selling fraudulent accounts off, or this is a case of identity theft.

January 28th, 2008 TSACGIV

PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES IS A TICK (CARRAPATO IN PORTUGUESE)THAT IS
A BLOOD SUCKER FROM HELL AND PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES AND LTD 77074 ALREADY STOLED A 1050,00 FROM MY HUSBAND BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL IN 2005.
NOW PORTFOLIO RECOVERY THE CLIENT IS TRYING TO PIN AGAIN THIS ACCOUNT OF 91
IN THEIR VICTIM HERE THAT IS NOT A DEBTOR AND GET RIP OFF ALREADY(MY POOR HUSBAND!!!)
I THINK PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES AND LTD 77074 ARE ILLEGAL AGENCIES
AND GOVERNMENT NEED TO CLOSE BOTH OF THEM.
I THINK PORTFOLIO AND LTD 77074 HAVE MONEY THAT ARE DIRTY MONEY.
I DIDNT WANT TO BE RICH IF I HAVE TO HARASSED BLIND MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE,
OLD PEOPLE AND POOR PEOPLE TELLING LIES TO PEOPLE AND MAKE PEOPLE
KILL THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY NEED MONEY FOR THEM OR ABUSED A BLIND AND MENTALLY VICTIM HERE.
I PRAY TO GOD TO MAKE JUSTICE TO MY POOR HUSBAND HERE.

January 24th, 2008 k CA

CID(unknown name)woman left message saying if your not such and such "do not listen to this message futher"... HA. then she said for such and such to call 866 909 0529 ext.... the name they have is not here but repeatedly call regardless.

January 23rd, 2008 mad

I have no idea what this is about, but I read a few remarks prior to this report. I just want to let you know that if you speak to someone about an old debt, it can be re-instated on your credit report. The laws are not cut and dry.

January 23rd, 2008 tERESA GA

These people called my home 1-23-08 and ask for my sister,I told them she could not come to the phone they ask me if i knew a girl named Tina Craig I said no they then said she used my sis as refference,i then ask name of company and lady was not going to give it to me.I ask her what made her think i would give number if i did know tina if she would not tell me who she was.she said PRA and hung up

January 14th, 2008 JM OR

Got a call from these people today. didn't even hear my phone ring. it's a auto dialer they call up to 10 people at a time. they will talk to the first human voice it hears. the rest of the calls are registered as answered, and put back into a lotery of numbers to be called. Whatever you do, don't call back it makes the chances of being called greater.

January 14th, 2008 RS

Excerpts from Budd Hibbs' website:
Portfolio Recovery Associates, (PRA) bottom feeders with deep pockets, have apparently figured out how to get blood from a turnip. The turnip blood appears to be flowing from portfolios they collect on that date back in to the 90

January 7th, 2008 PORTFOLIO ASS FL

1800-772-1413
Portofolio Recovery Associates call sunday at 8:09 pm my house.
18007721413 THIS PHONE NUMBER BELONG TO PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES COLLECTION AGENCY FROM HELL.

January 5th, 2008 Matrix CA

I received a call from one of their operators looking for someone that does not even live here. I have had the same phone number for over 20 yrs! Today I received another message asking for a callback. I decided that since they are wasting my time and money, I figured that I will call both their 800 and 866 number at least 5 times a day and hold the line open as long as possible. After hours the 800-772-1413 number will keep the line open for 3 1/2 total minutes (the 866-909-0529 # is about the same). I figure at .04-.05 cents/minute for their 800/866 lines plus the time for the attendant to delete my blank messages I am costing them at least $3.00/day in phone fees so about $90.00/month plus filling up their voice mailbox. If more people did this, they would be closed down in a few months. I am really a nice person but cannot stand Nazi tactics.

January 4th, 2008 TRUTH KS

i say to those who owe debt, know the laws behind the people whom collect it. A debt is owed, yes, HOWEVER after 7 years it is no longer affecting you, it falls off your credit report after 7 years regardless of how many times it changes agency's. you can only be sued for a certian amount of years depending on how long the statues of limitations are in your state, BEWARE, some states are longer than the 7 years the debt stays on your credit report, so you can still be sued. You need to look up the statues of limitations in the state you reside or own property in. Most states are average of 3-6 years statue of limitaion. But some are 10-15 years. colections buys debt for penny's on the dollar and get rich by having you pay out of statue accounts, that are in no way affecting you and they can not sue you on. Pay the debt you legally owe, and forget about the other. See what it is you still legally owe, unless you are one of those moral freaks whom think you should pay it after 15 years.... Quit letting the BIG DOGS of the collection world get rich off your dollar, sheeze we collectors get paid regardless....and a few thousand extra a month off your money too... on bonus, or commission of convincing you to pay the old stuff.... hhmmm. Don't be stupid; always ask what the date is (looking for 7 years prior) and if it is still in stats... that is the key.

January 1st, 2008 tennispro

Received many calls over past 8 weeks.Initially did not answer because Caller ID list as Unknow caller with 800-772-1413 displayed.Two weeks ago answered phone without checking ID, man would not give his name and only reason that it was a personal call, I refused to idendify myself and hung up. At 4:30 p.m. on New Years eve received another call and woman identified herself that she was trying to collect on past due debt which I have none and tried to get last 4 digits from my SSN. I refused to provide and told her to give the last 4 digits of the SSN of the individual that she was trying to get and she quickly stated 3333 which obviously is not mine so I told her to go to hell and not call again and hunh up!!! I called our local police to register a complaint.

December 23rd, 2007 Jim

Left a recorded message that was cut off because they started talking while the answering machine was giving its recorded message. They said something about the information received would be used by a debt collector. We do not have any delinquent debt.

December 17th, 2007 John Smith CO

OK if your really POed use your computer. Establish an internet connection with this 18007721413 as your provider dial in number. set it to disconnect every minute or two and redial until successful. Additionally to can set your fax machine built in to most computers today to dial that number and send them a fax. If there is no fax on the other end the computer will keep trying for hours. Give them an hour or two of your computers attention. If we all did this every time they would never get another call off as their lines would be busy. They computer call us...computer call them back. Then they will call the phone company to complain that your harassing them so save the caller ID that they called you first. It works great also tell the phone people to butt out if they won't stop them from harassing you it is a two way street.

December 13th, 2007 Patrick NC

PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES looking for someone who owes $$$

December 13th, 2007 mark57 NC

I get a call from this number(caller ID= "TOLL FREE CALL") every day lately, I owe approx 150.00 on a student loan, maybe that is it, but since they refuse to leave a msg and I refuse to answer calls from unknown callers/numbers, I may never know.

December 5th, 2007 Lauren CO

This was funny because they called for my brother in law's ex-wife who lives in another state. They've been divorced for at least 10 years. I don't know if she even goes by his last name. They must really be reaching!

November 29th, 2007 JackTheFox CA

These guys are annoying. Man was the dude who called ever rude, too... he kept saying "Isn't it possible that you know this person?" and "Isn't it possible that she used to live there?" ... NO... it isn't possible...

November 15th, 2007 TSACGIV FL

PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES CALL AT 8:06 AM IN MIAMI,FLORIDA AND DIDNT SAY A WORD.
I FORGET TO TAKE MY PHONE OF THE HOOK TODAY BECAUSE THIS PEOPLE ARE SO ILLEGAL LIKE LTD 77074 THAT GOT FINED FOR FTC.
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES STILL CALLING HERE TO HARASSED MY HUSBAND
BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL FOR AN ACCOUNT OF 1991 NOT IN HIS NAME AND I THINK
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY CLIENT IS NOT DIFFERENT FROM LTD 77074.

November 12th, 2007 Steele NV

Collection agency. They called here asking for an "Ernesto" and we advised them that we have had this phone number for the past 5.5 years. Additionally we have been getting phone calls from collection agencies for this man for the past 18 months. Whoever this ernesto is, he is using our phone number and our address, yet we do not get any mail for him which means he is having his mail forwarded to him. The woman politely apologized and took our number off noting the file.

November 10th, 2007 TSACGIV

PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES CALL HERE AT 8:27AM IN SATURDAY AND I REALLY THINK THEY THINK THEY CAN DO ALL ILLEGAL THINGS THEY WANT BUT THEIR FRIEND LTD 77074 GOT FINED ALREADY IN NOVEMBER 2007 FOR FTC.
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES HARASSED TOGETHER WITH LTD 77074 AND NOTHING HAPPENED TO THEM.
THEY THINK PEOPLE CANNOT FIGHT AGAINST THEM.THEIR MONEY CANT BUY EVERYTHING?
I'LL SEND THIS COMPLAINTS AGAIN AGAINST THEM BECAUSE I'M LIKE A ZOMBIE VERY DIFFICULT TO KILL AND I HAVE GOD BESIDES ME AND THIS ZOMBIE ACCOUNT FROM 1991 IS NOT IN THE NAME OF MY HUSBAND.

November 8th, 2007 David

Called my cell phone from 800-772-1413 and left a message for someone else in my family who doesn't use this phone to call 866-909-0529

November 6th, 2007 Agememnon KS

I sure wish some folks would learn to turn off the caps Lock key. It's as annoying as the dirtbag "debt collectors". I started using a program called PhoneTray. Once you have thier number, you can set it to play the "This number is out of service" recording on the first ring. You can set it to not even ply an audible ring for those numbers. If the phone ringer is off you'll never hear them call again. Amazing how fast the calls stop. IF I owed anybody anything it would be different but when I am debt free and these asshats troll around it just pisses me off to no end.

October 27th, 2007 TSACGIV FL

TODAY SATURDAY AT 8;25 AM PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ZOMBIE ACCOUNTS CALL MY HOUSE
VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING(I LIVED 11 YEARS AND ALMOST 11 MONTHS IN MIAMI. C SOME BAD COLLECTORS OF PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ARE
OUTLAWS AND IS NOT LAW OR ATTORNEY GENERAL OF FLORIDA THAT STOP THEM.
FINANCIAL SERVICES FLORIDA IGNORED MY COMPLAINTS FOR THEM.I SEND ALL CHECKS
OF MY HUSBAND THAT IS NOT A DEBTOR AND FINANCIAL SERVICES TOLD A LIE ABOUT MY LAST CHECK FROM 2005.
THIS ACCOUNT IS ONLY IN MY NAME TANIA ALVAREZ AND IS FROM NEW YORK FROM 1991
AND PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES INSISTED IN CALL HERE TO HARASSED MY HUSBAND BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL FOR THIS ACCOUNT AND ALREADY LTD FINANCIAL SERVICES AND PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES TOOK ILLEGALLY IN 2004 AND 2005
ILLEGALLY 7 CHECKS OF 150,00 AND SOME PEOPLE FROM GOVERNMENT OF FLORIDA IS
COMMITTED FRAUDS WITH PORTFOLIO RECOVERY EITHER BECAUSE I HAVE NOT AN ACCOUNT
WITH MY HUSBAND IN THIS BANK CITY BANK,MY HUSBAND RECEIVED HIS SMALL DISABILITY CHECK OF 623,00 AND I HAVE ALL HIS 7 CHECKS HERE AND MY HUSBAND IS A MAN AND HE IS NOT ME TANIA ALVAREZ.MY HUSBAND IS NOT A DEBTOR IN THIS ACCOUNT AND WE HAVE NOT A JOINT ACCOUNT TOGETHER.
I GO TO DEBT CONSOLIDATION CARE FORUM NOW TO GIVE MORE COMPLAINTS THERE.
THANKS WHO CALLED US FOR PUBLISHED MY COMPLAINTS EITHER.

October 15th, 2007 TSACGIV

PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ZOMBIE ACCOUNTS CALL HERE AT 7PM IN MIAMI FLORIDA.
CALL RETURN 69* 18007721413
18008600644 IS THE NUMBER
TO CALL THEM.
1991 NATWEST ACCOUNT FROM
NEW YORK.

October 9th, 2007 collector

Sara; i'm a collector, 20 yrs old, homeowner, 2 cars PAID OFF, my wife stays home with my son, i'm the only income, my credit is better than 52% of the U.S. population.... i think i do pretty well for a brain dead dirtbag... i won't disagree that some collectors are disgusting individuals, but as i've personally seen, it goes both ways for debtors... some are in situations they cannot control that puts them in a financial bind, others don't give a damn the money they owe, purposely opening up and charging more and more debt with no intentions of paying...

bottom line, in this business, there are good and bad on both sides. I would like to apologize to anyone who was affected by idiot collectors who don't do their job as federal law states in should be done....

October 9th, 2007 sara ME

Ever wonder where drug addicts, prison parolees, and newly released mental patients go? They become debt collectors....oh.....that's why they are BRAIN DEAD DIRTBAGS!

October 1st, 2007 TSACGIV

PLEASE GO TO THIS FORUM
TO GIVE COMPLAINTS ABOUT
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY (ZOMBIE)
ASSOCIATES.
I'M SICK AND TIRED OF PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES HARASSED MY HUSBAND BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL.GIVE COMPLAINTS IN WHO CALLS US,RIP OFF AND DEBT
CONSOLIDATION CARE FORUM:

www.debtconsolidationcare.com

October 1st, 2007 TSACGIV

PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES CALLING 2 TIMES MY HOUSE TO HARASSED MY HUSBAND BLIND
AND MENTALLY ILL FOR AN ACCOUNT NOT IN HIS NAME FROM NYC 1991 AND THIS ACCOUNT IS ALREADY PAID
AND PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES ALREADY STOLEN 1070,00 DOLLARS WITH LTD FINANCIAL SERVICES FROM DISABILITY CHECK OF MY HUSBAND AND WANT MORE
MONEY.
;PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES BAD DEBT COLLECTORS
STOP TO HARASSED MY HUSBAND BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL !!!!GOD IS WATCHING
EVERYTHING.
1991 ACCOUNT FROM NYC AND I LIVE IN MIAMI 11 YEARS.
ZOMBIE PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES STOP TO HARASSING MY HUSBAND
BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL.
THIS ACCOUNT IS ONLY IN MY NAME TANIA ALVAREZ TSACGIV

September 28th, 2007 TSACGIV FL

PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES CALL TODAY 2 TIMES AND DIDNT SAY NOTHING IN THE TELEPHONE.
I HAVE NO FEAR OF PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES AND
I THINK IS ILLEGAL HARASSED MY HUSBAND AND
CALL HERE FOR A BOGUS ACCOUNT NOT IN HIS NAME.
PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES STOP TO HARASSED MY HUSBAND BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL.
MY HUSBAND WAS A GOOD DEBT COLLECTOR IN NYC AND HE NEVER CHARGED A WRONG PERSON OR ASK ANYBODY
TO PAY A BOGUS ACCOUNT FROM 1991 NY AND WE LIVE IN MIAMI FOR 11 YEARS ALREADY)
PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES MY ENGLISH IS REALLY BAD BUT I LOVE MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE RESPECT
FOR GOOD PEOPLE.
THANKS "WHO CALLED US?
THANKS DEBT CONSOLIDATION CARE FOR HELP ME AND HELP MANY PEOPLE LIKE ME.THANKS ALL PEOPLE GOOD IN THE WORLD.THANKS!!!

September 27th, 2007 JC MA

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC
Aka/Anchor Receivables Management
Corporate Headquarters
120 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk VA 23502,
Mailing address: PO Box 12914 Norfolk VA 23541
Phone: (800) 772-1413 800-654-8818 or 757-519-9300
Fax: (757) 321 2504 or 866-296-0635

Offices:
4829 Hwy 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305

New Market Mall
5200 West Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666

500 West 1st Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67501

NasdaqNM:PRAA
(Holding @+/- $43.50)

Head Debt Collectors:
Steve Fredrickson, CEO
Email: sfredrickson@portfoliorecovery.com
Andrew Holmes, President
Email: aholmes@portfoliorecovery.com
Craig Grube, Sr., VP
Email: cgrube@portfoliorecover.com

September 26th, 2007 mistermoon

P.S. I justed changed my phone number to an unlisted number.

September 26th, 2007 mistermoon

ON 2007-07-20,SAD WROTE:
1ST OFF ALL THANK U TO ALL U DEAD BEATS WHO DONT PAY THEIR BILLS UR THE REASON Y I HAVE A JOB! 2ND IF U WOULD PAY UR BILLS WE WOULDNT HAVE TO CALL...IF WE HAVE A WRONG NUMBER BE CIVIL ABOUT IT AND TALK TO US LIKE ADULTS AND HAVE SOME RESPECT! WE DONT KNO WE HAVE A WRONG NUMBER UNLESS SOMEBODY TELLS US! IF U DONT WANT US TO CALL U PAY UR BILLS SIMPLE AS THAT! ITS UR CREDIT UR SCREWING UP NOT OURS SO WE COULD CARE LESS IF U PAY UR DELIQUENT BILLS! I GET A PAYCHECK EVEN IF U DONT PAY YOUR BILLS...BUT DONT COME CRYING TO US WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO GET A LOAN AND CANT BECAUSE WE ARE PULLING A NEW CREDIT REPORT ON U EVERY 6MONTHS AND EXPECT US TO HELP U OUT...PAY UR BILLS AND THE CALLS WILL STOP! HOW HARD IS IT...IF U CANT AFFORD SOMETHING DONT BUY IT!
************************

Dear SAD, Piss off. You don't have any idea of what's happening in the reaL world. These PRA assholes have been calling me trying to collect on a credit card debt that was completely paid off 17 years ago. They refused to stop the harrassment, they refused to quit calling, they refused to provide verification of the debt. You and PRA can both kiss my ass.

September 25th, 2007 TSACGIV FL

PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY AN ASS
CALL AGAIN HERE TODAY.

September 21st, 2007 Tommy D.

I have rec'd a number of no ID / no message calls from this number. PORTFOLIO RECOVERY seems to be violating several laws in their calling practices. Look-up section 805 and 806, among others, in the THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT at www.ftc.gov They call before 9am or after 8pm local, call and just let phone ring without message or ID, etc. In my case I have no known debt and will not respond until they send something in writing to my known (8yr) address of record. Good Luck.

September 18th, 2007 colleen TX

A message has been left on may ans machine several times a week for months and I have perfect credit. How do I get them to stop?

September 17th, 2007 cm TX

EXDebtor (5/16/07) must have had a debt that could be collected on (wages garnished), but most debts can't be! www.creditinfocenter is a good website to go to for information about debt, collection agencies and the laws concerning both. Don't put up with this stuff! Send a letter telling them to stop calling AND file a complaint with your state's attorney general's office!

September 16th, 2007 WTF IL

These idots called me at 8:46 in the evening asking me to call some 800# at my convenience. I could not get a person when I called so I will have to wait and see what the deal is. I have read about this type of thing many times before, but now it's happening to me!! I don't owe anyone who is not getting paid regularly, so they can't be looking for me.

September 3rd, 2007 tom-m NJ

they called on Memorial Day, if you can believe it. Recording asked me to call a different number. Yeah, sure. I'll fly to Mars first.

August 30th, 2007 Kaye

It's not called "cease and desist all contact with me" it called "cease all communications". Send it certified with a return receipt so they can't say they didn't get it. If they continue to call you, turn in a complaint to the www.ftc.com and your local attorney generals office.

August 30th, 2007 Leigh

Here is their mailing address:

Portfolio Recovery Associates
Riverside Commerce Center
120 Corporate Blvd.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

August 30th, 2007 LC

Visit this website:

Know your rights.

www.consumercity.org/billcollectors.html

August 29th, 2007 NYC

Read this from The Fair Debt Collection Practice Act:

www.fdcpa.com

It tells you what your rights are as a consumer and debt collectors. They really are a-holes.

August 27th, 2007 FLL Attorney FL

If the age of the debt is 7 years or greater they cannot do anything. They can be annoying, but try to ignore them.

August 25th, 2007 Joe MA

looking for someone

August 24th, 2007 JrBudgirl8 MI

Keep telling these jerks nobody here by the name they are looking for. They just keep calling and harrassing. Going to file a complaint against these stupid jackasses. I guess they are too stupid to understand that the person that they are looking for must have moved several years ago. So they have to harrass somebody!!

August 23rd, 2007 Bob SC

I dont even have credit to even have a debt

August 22nd, 2007 Jimmy Dean CA

These guys are total losers. They troll for info on old debts that were never owed and try to give you "settlement offers." DO NOT RETURN THEIR CALLS!

August 18th, 2007 D RI

Same complaint as all the rest. Calls at least 3 times per week. When I called to tell them the person they are looking for does not live here, I get hung up on.

It is just annoying. They need to be stopped.

August 9th, 2007 Peeved CA

Got a call from these morons on my cell phone and they left an automated VM...asking me to call a number with no without referencing a number or I.Ding me

Knowing I have zero debt; I became concerned and ran 3 credit checks on myself....as suspected I have no claims and all is well......

They are a fraud and it would seem that the harrassment has to violate some law? Calls @ 10:30PM PST......ugghhhhh

July 30th, 2007 b

called on a sunday...

July 23rd, 2007 TSACGIV

PORTOFOLIO THIEVES CALL
MY HOUSE TODAY WITH
THE NUMBER 1800 772 1413
AND LIVE A MESSAGE TO CALL
1800-860-0644.whocalled.us

July 22nd, 2007 DAVE NM

THESE IDIOTS WILL CALL YOU ON SUNDAY. WHAT A JOKE

July 21st, 2007 tsacgiv FL
July 21st, 2007 tsacgiv FL
July 20th, 2007 SAD

1ST OFF ALL THANK U TO ALL U DEAD BEATS WHO DONT PAY THEIR BILLS UR THE REASON Y I HAVE A JOB! 2ND IF U WOULD PAY UR BILLS WE WOULDNT HAVE TO CALL...IF WE HAVE A WRONG NUMBER BE CIVIL ABOUT IT AND TALK TO US LIKE ADULTS AND HAVE SOME RESPECT! WE DONT KNO WE HAVE A WRONG NUMBER UNLESS SOMEBODY TELLS US! IF U DONT WANT US TO CALL U PAY UR BILLS SIMPLE AS THAT! ITS UR CREDIT UR SCREWING UP NOT OURS SO WE COULD CARE LESS IF U PAY UR DELIQUENT BILLS! I GET A PAYCHECK EVEN IF U DONT PAY YOUR BILLS...BUT DONT COME CRYING TO US WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO GET A LOAN AND CANT BECAUSE WE ARE PULLING A NEW CREDIT REPORT ON U EVERY 6MONTHS AND EXPECT US TO HELP U OUT...PAY UR BILLS AND THE CALLS WILL STOP! HOW HARD IS IT...IF U CANT AFFORD SOMETHING DONT BUY IT!

July 20th, 2007 TSACGIV FL

PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES AN ASS AND THIEVES CALL HERE TODAY.1991 ACCOUNT
AND OVERPAID ALREADY.
THEY TELL MY HUSBAND THAT IS BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL
THAT HE IS TELLING THEM
THIS ACCOUNT IS IN HIS NAME AND I TOLD THEM THAT
WAS ONLY IN MY NAME.THEY
TELL MY HUSBAND THAT I DONT SPEAK ENGLISH AND HE NEEDS TO PAY MY ACCOUNT FOR ME.
LTD 77074 AND PORTOFOLIO
TOOK ALREADY 1050,00
FROM HIS DISABILITY CHECK
ILLEGALLY.2 COLLECTIONS
AGENCIES FULL OF THIEVES:
LTD 77074 AND PORTOFOLIO
AN ASS FULL OF THIEVES.

July 17th, 2007 DEBT COLLECTOR

STINK, YOU SHOULD BE ADVISED, THAT REGARDLESS OF THE AGE OF YOUR DEBT, CERTAIN LAWS ALLOW FOR CONTINUED ACCRUED INTEREST. YOUR DEBT MAY VERY WELL CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE INTEREST. IF THE LAW ALLOWS FOR IT, THE COLLECTION AGENCY CAN CONTINUE TO APPLY INTEREST TO YOUR BALANCE, AS LONG AS THE INTEREST RATE IS NO HIGHER THAN THAT OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR.

July 14th, 2007 Stink

Also my debt is to old to collect,yet Portfolio Recovery Associates has the nerve to lie by telling me that the debt continues to collect interest.

July 14th, 2007 Stink

Isn't it so convenient as well as coincidental that a bill collector which harasses Social Security recpients has a phone number only one diget different that Social Security?

July 14th, 2007 T Lo MD

I am free from any old debts so I don't know why they keep calling since they often don't leave a meesage. My caller ID shows several different numbers when they call.

A few times they have left a recorded message to call them, so I called and the guy asked for my telephone number and I just thought it was a scam so I didn't provide any information to him.

There is no reason for anyone to call and try to collect a debt from me, so unless they send me a letter I will not respond to them. Sometimes I get calls for the previous person who had my phone number, therefore I think this may be why I get calls from Portfolio.

They don't leave a message stating my name or reference number - are these people scam artists?

July 14th, 2007 R Walker

I received a casll from these people telling me that they were calling about a debt and left a number to call back. I called back and asked them to tell me who they were,and their address. The lady on the line Amanda refused to provide me their address though she did provide the name. She kept asking for my name which I refused to provide until they fully declared their identity. Amanda refused to do so, so I requested that i be forwared to a supervisor.
A little later Sam came on the line, refused to give his full name, and refused to provide their full address. He kept asking for my name which I refused to provide as they were the ones that called me.
I counted 15 times that he refused to disclose the company address so that could have their full identity. I requsted the name of the president of the company and they refused to provide this information also.

This is a very unprofessional organization, who have failed to conduct basic research before making the call. They call in the evening and refuse to disclose their identity simple stating this is harrasment.

If anybody has an email address for the president please let me have it.
The NASDAQ listing states "you can depend on being treated fairly and professionally by dedicated, well trained and responsive people" They clearly are falling well short of this statement.

July 12th, 2007 Michael Moorman

They left a message on my phone telling me I have debt with me but it fail to tell me with what collection company and where the debt came from any bank. On the phone they must tell me the name of collecion company and the name whom they bough the debt from.

July 12th, 2007 Bill TX

Its a stupid debt collector, i used a letter at www.adviceontime.com and they finally stopped calling me.

July 12th, 2007 TA TX

Keep receiving calls from this debt collection agency regarding Tom or Lydia Abrego. Repeatedly informed this company that they do not live here and we do not know them.

July 12th, 2007 TSACGIV FL

18007721413
MY ACCOUNT IS FROM 1991.
STOP TO CALL!!!
www.ripoffreport.com

June 30th, 2007 Matt

I've lost track of how many times these people have called. They aren't even calling for me. I've called at least 3 times to tell them, and they continue to call.

June 27th, 2007 Judy NY

This outfit calls me several times a day with a recording telling me to call by close of business. I don't owe anyone a dime. I believe they're looking for someone with the same last name. I'm afraid to call them back because once you call these people they are free to call you. any advice on how to make it stop.

June 26th, 2007 Cindy

Called in regards to my husband. Said he owed on a credit card from 06. He doesn't have any credit cards. When he called them back, they wouldn't give him any information to verify it was him they were looking for.

June 26th, 2007 Jo Custer

I was away for 2 months. Can't even count the number of calls. I am on the 'do not call' list and intend to report this.

June 25th, 2007 ...

IF U ALL TOOK THE PROPER STEPS WITH THEM, WHETHER IT BE A WRONG NUMBER OR WHAT EVER THE CASE MAY BE, YOU'D GET WHAT YOUR ASKING FOR... THE CALLS WILL STOP IF YOU DIRECTLY TELL THEM THAT THEY HAVE THE WRONG NUMBER, YOU DON'T KNOW THE DEBTOR, AND DO NOT WANT TO BE CONTACTED AGAIN ABOUT IT, THEY DO NOT HAVE A CALL LIST, SO IT DOES NO GOOD TO TELL THEM TO TAKE YOU OFF IT. THEY HAVE NUMBERS ONLY BECAUSE THEY WERE AT ONE TIME AFFILIATED WITH THE PERSON THEY'RE ASKING FOR, OUTDATED OR NOT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COMMUNICATE LIKE AN ADULT AND YOU'LL GET THE RESULT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.

June 25th, 2007 jmh

INFO OFF FCC.GOV/ABOUTUS.HTML

About the FCC:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating INTERSTATE AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BY RADIO, TELEVISION, WIRE, SATELLITE AND CABLE. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions....

Jean, they don't deal with these types of phone calls, only cellular/PCS and 2-way radio.

PCS stands for "Personal Communications Service" which is a system of digital wireless communications, used especially for mobile phones...

800 numbers don't fall under this category, so research before you pop off at the mouth and make yourself look like a complete fool Jean.

:-)

June 23rd, 2007 Jean

I went to the FCC site & filed a complaint, sent a copy to my congressman,and a cease desist letter. another thing you can do is put their number on speed dial, also the extension #! Do not even talk to them

June 20th, 2007 Paladin FL

They call every single morning 8:20 no message.. I use it for an alarm clock almost.. the fuckers

June 20th, 2007 Carlos

Punks keep on calling, trying all hours, anyway my ringer is all ways off cause I never use my home phone.

June 17th, 2007 tj

this company is attempting to pin a 17 year old debt on me that i never even heard of. i told them if they think they have the right guy to please file a suit in court against me they said no, they would just keep harrasing me

June 14th, 2007 TSACGIV

THE CALL WAS RECEIVED JUNE14,2007 AT 3:42 PM IN
MIAMI.
THIEVES THAT STOLEN 1050,00
FROM MY BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL HUSBAND.THESE PEOPLE
FROM PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY
ASSOCIATES WAS A CLIENT
OF LTD 77074 AND THEY HARASSED MY POOR HUSBAND
ALL DAYS OF THE WEEK BECAUSE 150,00 FOR MONTH
FROM HIS DISABILITY CHECK
WAS NOT ENOUGH FOR THEM.
THIS ACCOUNT FROM 1991 WAS IN MY NAME TANIA ALVAREZ
AND WAS OVERPAID ALREADY
BUT FLEET AND WESTMINISTER BANK NEVER PUT IN MY CREDIT REPORT THE PAYMENTS.
IT IS IS NOT A VALID ACCOUNT AND THESE PEOPLE TOOK THE MONEY FROM MY HUSBAND SOCIAL SECURITY WITHOUT ANY COURT ORDER.
IF I DIDNT FIND DEBT CONSOLIDATION CARE FORUM MY HUSBAND WAS DEAD NOW.
THEY STOPPED TO HARASSED
HIM BUT PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY STILL CALL MY HOUSE.
REPORT EVERYWHERE THESE
PEOPLE BECAUSE GOVERNMENT
IS NOT HELPING PEOPLE.
REPORT THESE PEOPLE IN
*WHO CALLED US.
*DEBT CONSOLIDATION CARE FORUM.
*RIP OFF.
TANIA ALVAREZ TSACGIV

June 14th, 2007 tsacgiv

PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES CALL AGAIN TODAY.
THESE PEOPLE ARE WHITE COLOR
THIEVES AND THEY WORKED ALWAYS WITH OTHER ILLEGAL COLLECTION AGENCY BECAUSE THEY ARE AGAINST THE LAW
AND THEY ARE THIEVES.
PLEASE REPORT THIS THIEVES
BECAUSE THEY ARE THIEVES.

June 14th, 2007 Anonymous NH

10 years ago I became very ill and disabled. (My employer forced me out on disability bc my illness was creating a liability). I had to go onto social security, which pays me less than $800 per month. That is my only income. These people call and call and call knowing that the debt is too old to be collectible. I have no assets for them to seize, but that does not stop them from harassing me. They know they cannot attach my social security but that makes no difference. So I never answer my phone unless I recognize the person on the caller ID. I have nurses in and out all of the time bc I am unable to do things for myself. I tried years ago to resolve the problem but all I got was a woman who told me to get my lazy ass a job. (I am bedridden and homebound).

June 8th, 2007 Rockdawg CA

ExDebtor must own stock in Portfolio Recovery. If they call, hang up! This dog has no teeth, it just gums you to death with annoying phone calls!

June 7th, 2007 Sheri IN

This company is a joke. They dont want to ID themselfs but they dont have any sense to know that this can be looked up on computer. What a bunch of idiots.

June 4th, 2007 Rick FL

They only message they leave is "please call (an 800-#). All information is regarding a debt, but they don't say who or what.

May 31st, 2007 TSACGIV

THESE PEOPLE GET VERY RICH
BECAUSE THEY HARASSED WRONG PEOPLE ALL THE TIME.THEY STEAL THE MONEY UNTIL FROM THE BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL THAT
HAVE NOT BUSINESS WITH THEM.
I'M SICK AND TIRED OF
Portofolio Recovery AN ASS.

May 23rd, 2007 T

They call here all the time with a recording to call a number. If the call is so important why don't they have a real person call instead of a computer.

May 16th, 2007 EXDebtor

Portfolio Recovery Associates is perfectly legal!. I have spoken to my attorney about this company for consultation about them calling and harrassing my family. I decided upon myself to just ignore them, However my attorney advised me to resolve the matter with them. Before I could come up with the funds to pay, They started garnishing my wages, They placed a lean on my home, and freeze my assets (bank account). So I advise anyone out there with a debt to listen to what these peopl ehave to say because their business is legal. Its considered third party collections, The companies we fail to pay, sell our charged off debts to third party agencies fot tax purposes and because we are no longer an asset to trhem but a liability. So by law they have every right to collect. I wish I would have educated myself before

May 16th, 2007 Meritt

DO NOT CALL

May 9th, 2007 Tim

This is Portfolio Recovery. If they claim you owe them or their clients money, do not talk to them at all. They are trying to confirm that the number is you. Send them a cerified letter/return receipt requested telling them "Cease and desist all contact with me". That's all nothing else.Only give your name/address and the phone number they called you at.Keep a perfect record of any additional calls after you receive you return receipt. if they continue you may be able to sue them for damages.

May 7th, 2007 Terminator X DC

Collections for unknown reason

May 6th, 2007 tsacgiv

18007721413 call today at 8;04 pm and the client is
PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES.NO ORIGINAL CREDITOR BECAUSE IS 2 COLLECTONS AGENCIES LTD 77074 AND PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES THE ONLY ONES THAT KNOW ABOUT
THESE DEBIT.THE CREDIT BUREAU TOLD ME IS NO DISPUTE WITH THIS PEOPLE
AND I DONT OWN NOTHING TO THEM.
THEY STOLEN 1050,00 FROM
MY BLIND MENTALLY ILL HUSBAND AND WHEN I FOUND DEBT CONSOLIDATION CARE
THEY STOP TO MAKE MANY HARASSING CALLS (5-10CALLS) MORNINGS TO NIGHTS ,SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THIS PEOPLE IS GETTING RICH ROBBING PEOPLE.

May 5th, 2007 Topaz FL

Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc
Steven Fredrickson - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Riverside Commerce Center
120 Corporate Boulevard
Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23502
800-772-1413

Continuously getting numerous phone calls to my private phone and messages left on my answering machine from employees at Portfolio Recovery Associates asking for someone that doesn't live here.

Called the offices of PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES INC at 1-800-772-1413 several times
demanding a stop to these annoying and harassing phone calls to my number asking for a person who doesn't live here.
During one such phone call, a female employee of PORTFOLIO RECOVERY
ASSOCIATES INC hung up on me when I tried to explain to her that there was no such person at this number and to stop calling me. That showed very unprofessional and bad
behavior on her part. The second time I asked to speak to a supervisor and again explained to her that there was no such person at this number and to stop calling me,
and to take my phone number off your records. She said she could not find my phone number
in their records, an obvious lie because they have been calling me. She suggested that I should contact “Vice-President,
Bill Odea”. This showed very unprofessional and bad behavior on her part.

Mailed Cease And Desist Letter and never heard from them again.

May 4th, 2007 Stop Calling

These people call all the time. It's so annoying. It's for an old school loan that I tried and tried to pay off. Each time I'd set up payment arrangements, my loan got sold off to another company. The last one did not end well. I had dealt with them and had finally come to a settlement. The guy wanted me to write a check ASAP. I told him I needed a few days to get the money and he got pissed. I told him that he was asking me to write a bad check and I wouldn't do it. He hung up and now I am dealing with these guys. Whatev. They called us at 9:30pm tonight.

April 22nd, 2007 tsacgiv

portofolio recovery associates call today AND PORTOFOLIO IS A CLIENT OF ANOTHER COLLECTION AGENCY LTD 77074.SEE COMPLAINTS IN THE FORUM.

www.debtconsolidationcare.com

April 20th, 2007 tsacgiv

PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES AND LTD 77074
ABUSING MY HUSBAND BLIND
AND MENTALLY ILL IN THE SAME
TIME.www.debtconsolidationcare.com

April 19th, 2007 tsacgiv

about PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY
ASSOCIATES.FORUM COMPLAINTS.www.debtconsolidationcare.com

April 18th, 2007 br

left message to call back for some fake debt the credit card company made up because it refused to cancel my card because of annual fee or refused to enforce the visa policy of getting money back from a request sale.

April 16th, 2007 robert

these morons called me tonight sunday 8pm. I tried answering, they left stupid message to call, I tried.
There are two deadbeats out there who used my number, 1 pre 1999, and 1 2005. Do not call list is useless, since it is "debt collection"

Company called accurint.com (lexus nexus) provides these scummy debt collection agenices with "their" info. was a PITA to remove my number from their records, but too late, damage is done. Yea, let the machine get it. but trying to stop all of these a-holes leaving recordings.. BAH!!!!

April 14th, 2007 Gia NC

I was so glad to find this site. I have been getting the same calls for months! My phone doesn't even ring! A message just simply "appears" in my voicemail telling me to call 800-860-0644...who claim to be Portfolio Recovery Associates, I couldn't find that number listed among their 800 numbers! I wasn't about to give them my social security number! I owe absolutely nothing, I've checked with credit bureaus even to make sure I'm not going crazy! When I asked her to remove me from the list b/c it was the wrong number, she said she didn't even have my number on file!! Be cautious before you give any info out...I never received anything by mail so that is a sure sign that they have the wrong number thinking I'm someone else.

April 9th, 2007 JACL FL

The calls started several weeks ago and if I was around and saw the 800 toll free etc I ignored it.
Recently I picked up and just listened .. no sound at all, but afterwards there was no dial tone .. we have digital phone so I had to reboot the modem.
I then called back from another phone, and after a brief recording where I heard 'debt collection' a very arrogant abusive woman came on .. she asked me if I was calling from the number they were calling & I said no, then she demanded that number before she would even speak to me. I said I wanted to know why they were calling & we ended up both talking at each other and finally she slammed down the phone.
I called the police but no help there.
That day, 4/06/2007 I blocked the call.
A call came thru today from 757-519-9300 showing 'Porfolio Recovery' .. I did not answer but I checked and 757 is Virginia where they are based.
I have not decided what to do next.

April 7th, 2007 Eileen KY

Thank goodness for caller ID. Since we know it's not for us (we don't even use credit cards!), we let the answering machine pick up. It's kinda annoying to have to delete all the messages, but on the other hand, it makes me happy thinking about all the work these creeps are doing using the wrong phone number. ;-)

April 2nd, 2007 Shawn

They call and call and call. 3-4 times a week.I've asked to be on the "Do Not call list" and told them this is the wrong number, but nothing changes. What else can I do?

March 28th, 2007 tania alvarez

1800 772-1413 march 28 at 8;22 am in miami in florida.
information 69*.

March 17th, 2007 tsacgiv

Portofolio R.Associates call today saturday,march 17-2007 at 8:17 pm to harassed my husband blind and mentally ill for a account(1991-92) that is not in his name. i send many complaints and who cares?
the only people that care
about consummers is DEBT CONSOLIDATION CARE FORUM MEMBERS.
WHO CALLED US?it is a great help for us too.thanks!

March 4th, 2007 tania alvarez

portofolio recovery associates,call today sunday march 4,2007 at2:26 pm.these people from portofolio are so illegal to call sunday and
harassed a non debtor.

March 3rd, 2007 Bill

Calls like this tick me off. They usually are calling the wrong number looking for another person who owed a debt many, many years ago. In my case, the person that had my phone number before it was re-issued to me!

February 28th, 2007 Emmy

Collection agency/Junk debt buyer. Violates FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practice Act) as well as FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act). Completely disregards the law.

February 27th, 2007 Bailey

Calls all the time with different number..I just answer the phone, put it on mute until they hang up..

February 15th, 2007 Don KY

These morons keep calling and sending letters. They said they bought an account from US Cellular that I owe 128.00 on. I have ALWAYS been with Verizon, I've never even walked in a US Celluar store. There's a guy with the same name as me liviong 80 miles from me and I always get this crap. He must be unlisted. Idiots.

February 12th, 2007 M. Brown NY

agree about the identity of this number. Big idiots with systems that are are way beyond anything they could handle. Such random actions of collection practices.

February 10th, 2007 StephenG OK

Same experience as the above people. It's getting old. They call a couple of times a day. I think I'll get hold of the AG.

February 9th, 2007 Dude CA

I answered to hear a recording to call some #.

February 6th, 2007 Kay

These people have harassed me long enough with either hang ups on our answering machine or I pick up and they are looking for someone who had this phone number years ago. I ask them to stop calling and again last night I received another call from them, the guy was nasty and told him 'he knew how to check with google' and I said then you better TRY it, MY number doesn't come up with that person's name! DUH! Get me off your list...this is harassment and I've already reported your numbers! CLICK!

February 5th, 2007 Bailey

Calls us all the time and leaves busy signal on answering machine

January 31st, 2007 Andrea CA

I Called them back and asked who they were. They wanted my info and said they could could not tell me who they were calling on behalf of. I said it was a scam and they seemed shocked. I hung up!

January 30th, 2007 Jason CA

They called again this morning. This time, there was a woman who faintly asked for a person who did not live here. I hate these persistent companies.

January 30th, 2007 Jason CA

I picked up the phone when I saw their number. All I got was dead silence followed by a beep. Morons.

January 30th, 2007 Ernie MA

Like a previous poster said, this company called my number looking for someone else entirely. The woman I spoke with, upon hearing that the individual was not at my number, said they'd take it off their list.

December 9th, 2006 Janet CA

They call and ask me to call back at a 800 number. I have perfect credit....must be a mistake. They are constantly harassing me...I live alone, but My son is a Sheriff. They are: PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOC
PO BOX 12914
NORFOLK , VA 23541-0914
(800) 772-1413
and what they are doing is illegal!

November 7th, 2006 David

These guys must be desperate. I got a message on my machine for a person that doesn't even live here! Yeah, same last name but that's all. I've reported them for calling my number since I'm on the National Do Not Call List!

October 24th, 2006 GFND MT

Left a message asking me to call 866-296-0635 "for debt collection purposes." I called to tell them to put me on their "do not call" list, and the guy I talked to was quite nice and personable, and he says he's removed my number from their records. Only time will tell, I guess...

October 6th, 2006 Sean

Zombie debt collector. They are pursuing an 8-year-old debt. They can't sue. They can't put anything on a credit report. They can just be annoying.

September 16th, 2006 Cornloaf CA

What a joke. They called me with a recording that asked me to call 800-860-0644. I called that number and the recording said that they were Portfolio Recovery. Too bad the recording said that they were closed for the day. IDIOTS!

September 13th, 2006 MIKE

THIS NUMBER BELONGS TO A DEBT COLLECTION COMPANY NAMED PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES.