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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

bayareacreditservice

bayareacreditservice

Bay Area Credit Service | bay area credit service llc. |

bayareacreditservice calls from 18 phone numbers:

404-392-4578 800-235-5908 800-350-9095 800-454-2227 800-697-1234 855-515-3445 866-302-4761 866-358-5400 866-399-4910 866-471-9387 866-515-3445 866-562-3816 866-773-9877 877-230-9773 877-337-0269 877-341-2476 888-760-2478 925-776-2903

200 Comments

(800) 350-9095

December 12th, 2013 Andy IL

They called me a few months ago used their automated service to ask them not to call anymore then they started calling me again the other day. Been on the do not call registry for about a year. Obviously some sort of scam!!!

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November 14th, 2013 Casey CA

They have been calling my cell and not leaving messages. I finally picked up and it was a man of Indian descent with a very thick accent. They asked me to identify my information and I told them they should know who they are calling. They were calling about an ambulance ride my son had that happened a month ago. I told them I have not received any bill yet from the ambulance compamy. He then threatened that if I didnt make some sort of payment arrangement then I would be reported to the credit bureau. I told him that he needed to send me a bill and not report me to the credit bureau.

June 18th, 2013 Michelle PA

They called me 3 times in a row. I called back after the first call in which I couldn't understand what he was saying, repeated himself and what said was I owe $1000 for an ambulance bill never paid. I told them I would look into the matter and call back. After I hung up my phone rang again, I didn't aanswer and once again the same number called me.

(800) 454-2227

May 30th, 2013 Curious

I'm not sure who this is from, but I've seen others say that it is a collection agency for ATT. That is probably true... because I recently found out that I really do have a legitimate, outstanding bill with AT&T (in Indiana). I thought that my husband had paid this, and he had only paid a portion of the bill. So... it probably really is legit.

May 1st, 2013 hnl2ord IL

have called numerous times....we don't answer

(866) 399-4910

April 23rd, 2013 RRR GA

Got a voicemail that said "I watched you after the basketball game." I have no idea who this is.

(800) 454-2227

February 12th, 2013 elroy drain CA

This number calls my landline and leaves no message. RRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...I'm ready to disconnect landline.

January 25th, 2013 KC

A WOMAN ASKED FOR MY MOTHER, I ASKED HER TO REPEAT THAT, SHE DID. I TOLD HER THAT SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1999; THEN SHE WANTED TO SPEAK TO MY FATHER, I LAUGHED AT HER. I THEN INFORMED HER THAT HE HAD PASSED AWAY TOO. I EXPLAINED TO HER THAT I WAS THE OWNER OF RECORD AND ASKED WHAT THIS CALL WAS REGARDING, "I'M SORRY, WE CAN'T DISCUSS THE MATTER WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM MR. OR MRS. Cxxxxx", AGAIN I LAUGHED AND ASKED TO SPEAK TO HER SUPERVISOR, SHE PUT ME ON HOLD. AFTER A FEW MINUTES "SAM" CAME ON THE PHONE, HE ASKED FOR PROOF OF MY PARENTS DEATH AND THAT I WAS OWNER OF RECORD. SERIOUSLY? I TOLD HIM HE WAS FUNNY TO THINK I WAS GOING TO SEND A STRANGER ANYTHING, LET ALONE SOMEONE WHO IS ASKING FOR DECEASED HOMEOWNERS WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF EXPLAINATION.

January 22nd, 2013 Mom KS

Collection Agency...for AT&T

(877) 230-9773

January 15th, 2013 Kristine CA

They keep calling my elderly senior father (at least once a day )then they just stay on the line. He is a wreck.I will be reporting this to proper authorities

(866) 399-4910

November 26th, 2012 nogard0 VA

robo call for roommate from 4 roommates ago that moved out a lot a years ago. starts off if this isn't so n so then hang up else we presume you are who we want ... BUT THIS GETS INTO MY VOICEMAIL.

this is against the FDCPA law that says no third party is to learn of a debt.

(877) 230-9773

October 27th, 2012 fedUP CA

BAY AREA CREDIT SERVICES
"This is a call for Andre Cramer, if you are not Andre Cramer please hang up, if you are Andre Cramer please call 1 877 230 9773" This ia a recorded message. This has gone on for months. I called and spoke with George Jefferson (?) who said these calls will stop. I will believe it when it does stop. This has been going on for 3 months now.

(800) 350-9095

October 25th, 2012 Rude CT

These people are RUDE and this is obviously a scam. No reputable company will hang up on you when you ask them information about the company. I called 3 times they hang up on me each time. I only wanted to know who was calling me.

(800) 454-2227

October 13th, 2012 Victim CA

Totally bogus call. Never answer. Never press any buttons! Report them immediately: complaints.donotcall.gov

If you answered, DON'T HANG UP - just set the phone down and run up their charges as long as you can! Tie up their lines and run up their 800 number costs as much as possible.

(800) 350-9095

September 11th, 2012 Lololo TX

Do not answer..This is a big SCAM!! Pick your phone up then QUICKLY turn you phone back off real fast..Or if you Nswer the call..They will tell you that they can consolidate your bills..LAUGH AT THEM AND TELL THEM YOU HAVE NO BILLS..They will hangup on you if you do that..

(866) 515-3445

August 30th, 2012 Kenneth MS

I WANT U 2 STOP !!!!CALLING..THIS # ALSO 208-252-1520
Owner Name: Click Here
Line Type: Cell Phone
Location: POCATELLO, ID

(855) 515-3445

May 3rd, 2012 Connie CA

Follow-up sorry wrong number, the number I'm reporting about is 1-855-515-7068 and not 1-855-515-3445 as I have mentioned. The 1-855-515-3445 probably does belong to Bay Area Credit group, my mistake.

May 3rd, 2012 Connie CA

I received harassment phone calls from a guy claiming to be someone else every time I picked up his call his number was 510-227-6656, he calls me at lease 10 times a day. He keeps on telling me to call that 1-855-515-3445 number. I believe it is two husband and wife working together to scam people. The 510-227-6656 is an invalid number however for me the 1-855-515-3445 is a working number and the same person pick up every time I called. Took it to the police and they took care of everything. Hopefully they will be able to locate these criminals and take them to JAIL!!!!! BTW, these are just individual scamming people and are not debt collector as people have mentioned, they play out as a debt collector because everyone have debt once in their lifetime, trying to prey over anyone who is afraid of them. They change their name each time you call so don't even bother. JUST TAKE IT TO THE POLICE!!!!

(866) 562-3816

February 27th, 2012 rev 1

866-562-3816 called 47 times in three days is this illeagle

November 8th, 2011 Bee TX

Called my cell and hung up when I answered. If I were to guess who it was, I suspect those shysters from CitiFinancial AKA One Main Financial.

(800) 454-2227

August 24th, 2011 j harmon MO

they are trying to say I owe a at@t phone bill from years ago they are wrong. And they dont speak english

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August 19th, 2011 BP CA

none hung up on cel phone

August 15th, 2011 katydoodle MO

Receive numerous calls from this number. Finally called it back. Its Bay Credit Services in San Fransico, and spoke with a person who couldn't hardly speak english and was of Asian descent. They were looking for my mother-in-law who is 85 and has been in a nursing home for over 5 years. She has had numerous strokes, deaf and on hospice. She has no outstanding debt and has nothing they should be calling her about! They apparently are targeting older individuals and would not give me any information, but wanted to confirm her information, which I refused to do. Told them they did not have permission to use my number and remove it from their list. We shall see! Sounds like another group of scam artists that are too lazy to work and feed off of others! Reported this incident to the Attorney General of my state!

(800) 454-2227

July 17th, 2011 Jo

Some Credit service. Hard to understand. Asked for someone I had never heard of. Told them I never heard of her. They asked if they could help me. I asked to be taken off their list. No clear indication that it
would happen.

(800) 350-9095

May 17th, 2011 VA IL

THIS IS A SCAM. DON'T KNOW HOW THEY RECEIVED MY INFORMATION.

(800) 454-2227

May 14th, 2011 Bonnie AR

5/13/11 The automated voice asked for Rebecca and used my last name. It then warned that if I was not "Rebecca" (with my last name) I should not stay on the line or I would be admitting that I was her. I hung up and hope they will leave me alone!

November 25th, 2010 Maggie TX

Caller ID says "Toll Free Call." No voice message; I don't answer unidentified calls. But this number calls us repeatedly. Highly suspicious.

October 28th, 2010 Alice CA

they said they were calling for an over due bill of, 1,731.85 for ATT. Same name as me but, my phone is in my husbands name and, I have never lived on Cobblestone Dr. in Hayward. He wanted me SS# and, told me it's up to me to email them at dispute something. I could not understand him very well his English was not the best. Very rude and, he called in the middle of the World Series. Then, I was very rude and called him a couple of choice names.

October 23rd, 2010 Callie TX

Called just now. I never answer unrecognized callers so I have no idea who it was. Can't remember if they've called before or not.

(888) 760-2478

October 13th, 2010 tamara 57 Moldova, Republic of

Noapte buna te iubesk tare tare

(866) 399-4910

September 21st, 2010 Gordon P TX

Probably a debt collector of some sort, called with "an important message for" a housemate

(800) 350-9095

September 16th, 2010 annoyed WA

i now block this number so they stock reeiving automated messages

(877) 230-9773

September 12th, 2010 gem

calls like every other day, avoid this number.

(800) 454-2227

August 6th, 2010 The Enforcer CA

Rec'd a call from 800-454-2227 AT WORK. This is Bay Area Credit Service. I called back - they said I had a past due final AT&T bill. My bill wasn't due for 7 more days. Their corporate office is in Antioch CA. I got a mailing address from the caller's supervisor - supposedly their actual location: 1000 Abernathy Rd. Bldg. 400 Suite 165, Atlanta GA 30328.
I then called AT&T - and was appoligized to because "AT&T jumped the gun, this should not have gone to collections." He made a note in my file and said this would not appear on my credit report. According to the AT&T rep. I spoke to AT&T sells "delinquent" accounts to Bay Area Credit Service for collections. SELLS THE ACCOUNT INFO. If you get calls from them I'd also call AT&T to complain about it, too.

(888) 760-2478

July 22nd, 2010 Phoc Mi CA

Kari Lynn Michel of Red Bank, NJ - This woman is the annoying , collection agent for OVER 50-75 companies. Keeps calling and calling and calling....Now that we have her PERSONAL CELL PHONE NUMBER why don't we return the wonderful annoying callls she has been so kind to give us eh? Remember to *67 before you call. *6719173120381

(925) 776-2903

July 11th, 2010 LATONYA27Curry

Do you acknowledge that it is high time to get the loans, which will make your dreams come true.

(866) 399-4910

July 1st, 2010 joan

Whoever is currently using this number is obviously a bill collector. Left a recorded message saying there was an urgent message for someone I had never heard of, and that if I continued to listen I would be acknowledging that I was that person. I hung up. As I am receiving a barrage of calls from another 800 Service number that belongs to Allied Collection Service, my guess is this is about the same matter - whatever it is. I inherited this irritating problem when I got a new phone number a few months ago. I just do not pick up the calls. My advice is never pick up a call that says "800 Service" as it will always be a bill collector or solicitor.

(866) 773-9877

June 25th, 2010 GET REVENGE

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Even if it's a recording, wait and see if a human takes over the call or if there is an option for them to start recording you, then blast them!

Don't get mad, GET REVENGE!

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43515 2009-07-23
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TOLL FREE CALL 2008-09-04
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(855) 515-3445

May 19th, 2010 shawn

Who are these jokers! They are calling my cell phone of all things,so, if they are out to legally collect a debt then why aren't they calling my home phone? I am attempting to block them so that they cannot use my minutes.

(800) 454-2227

May 14th, 2010 Katy

Same as everyone else. They ask for my son and say it is very important that he call them back. I get these calls at least once or twice a day.

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May 5th, 2010 John

If you are not too uncomfortable with the idea, you can say something lewd to the agent. I did this, was met with awkward stutters, and asked to be called back for a date. I never heard from them again.

(866) 773-9877

April 6th, 2010 Wayne Eble CA

I have tried to get these people to stop calling me since I do not know the person they are looking for. How can I stop them?

(877) 230-9773

March 25th, 2010 Di

These people keep calling. Very annoying

(800) 454-2227

March 22nd, 2010 cathy Johnson

they are collectors for at&t

February 12th, 2010 terry TN

THey called and said we owed on a bill from AT and T...we haven't used ATT for several years, and they wanted our social security number. I believe there is fraud going on here, and I want to know who should investigate.

(888) 760-2478

February 9th, 2010 robert bateman

who has called my wife and who has she called

(855) 515-3445

January 28th, 2010 robert s NV

855-515-3445 is
Bay Area Credit Service
aka/ HOV Financial Services, LLC
fka/ Truelogic Financial Corp
fka/ Genesis Financial Corp.
more info at
www.budhibbs.com

(800) 454-2227

January 22nd, 2010 William

I signed up on the state's NO CALL LIST and cannot wait for it to take effect on March 1st!! :)

January 22nd, 2010 William

Came is as "not provided" and I screen those calls. He said he is "Kenneth Miller" and whoever he represents mustn't know my history because he asked if he could speak to my wife and I've never been married. "Mr. Miller" would not say what company he works for and only stated that it is regarding "William's personal business." Will not be returning this call.

(877) 230-9773

January 15th, 2010 xxy CA

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December 18th, 2009 David

This is Bay Area Credit. They have other numbers including 800-454-2227 and 770-776-2500. They are rude and you need to be rude to them and call them back often or they will continue to call you. Make it worth it to them to chase other fish. If you have time to keep calling them back they will finally agree to not call you any more

(925) 776-2903

December 17th, 2009 zen NY

lots of harassing calls from these people... calling old/random numbers trying to get you to pay for bills that are not yours... very rude, can barely speak english

some other numbers and addresses

Bay Area Credit Service
PO BOX 99159
Troy, MI 48099
800-697-1234

Bay Area Credit Service
1525 Sherman St,
5th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
800-697-1234

Bay Area Credit Service
1901 W 10th St
Antioch, CA 94509
866-773-9877

Bay Area Credit Service
1109 Coleman
San Jose, CA 95110
408-235-1830

Bay Area Credit Service
2860 Zanker Rd
STE 105
San Jose, CA 95134
408-392-4400

Bay Area Credit Service
PO Box 742596
Cincinnati, OH 45274
866-880-1175

Bay Area Credit Service
PO Box 4387
Englewood, CO 80155
866-488-4299

Bay Area Credit Service
PO Box 468449
Atlanta, GA 31146
877-230-9773




SAN JOSE Headquarters
97 E. Brokaw Suite 240*
San Jose, CA 95112

Phones
866-222-2097
408-392-4400
408-392-4485
408-392-4480
866-835-2939
408-392-4600

Fax:
408-392-4520
408-248-7285
408-392-4420

DENVER
10000 E Geddes Ave,
Ste 100
Englewood, CO 80112

Phones
877-337-0290
866-488-4299
877-339-7500

Fax:
303-265-9544
702-488-4296




Websites www.bayareacredit.com (not updated in years)
sales@bayareacredit.com Web Owner: www.hovservices.com

ATLANTA
1000 Abernathy Rd.
Building 400, Suite 165
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone:
800-386-0074
Fax:
770-698-8633


INDIA
Call Center:
Kilpauk, Chennai
Phones:
800-697-1234
866-471-9387
866-773-9877
800-862-4187
800-454-2227
(Lots more numbers
than published)

Head Collectors

KARAN NEGI, Incorporator

PAR CHADHA , Manager

SUNIL RAJADHYAKSHA, Manager

December 8th, 2009 GRRR

These people call me at least 5x's a day @ work. The receptionist warns them that they are calling a place of employment and they are not allowed to and they still do it. All they ever say its a personal business call from Georgia, they never leave a company name or anything. This has gotten to be so frustrating especially for her who has to answer their calls. She never transfers and hangs up on them now. When will they stop and what do they want. I owe them NOTHING. Thanks "nth" Im going to do exactly what you said.

(800) 454-2227

November 23rd, 2009 JW TX

11/23/09 (10:00a) Called on my cell phone again. Left no voice mail message. Will not return call. Caller unknown.

November 21st, 2009 JW TX

I do not answer UNKOWN, UNAVAILABLE, or 800's on my cell phone unless I have already programmed the numbers in my contacts list. This number NEVER leaves a voice mail. If they want my attention, providing I am the person they are trying to reach, they need to leave a voice mail. I am not calling back and activating my number in their systems as a call back!!!

(925) 776-2903

November 16th, 2009 JP

To the person that was dumb enough to claim being on a no call list. You have to be kidding me!!! That does not apply to credit collectors, just advertisements.

(800) 454-2227

October 22nd, 2009 MN CA

Its one thing to be a reputable collection agency--identify your company and leave a detailed message/contact person. Be sure that your client provided accurate information---detailed info as very often,the client fails to settle the matter with the consumer prior to out-sourcing to a collection agency or client has made an error---assessed charges(penalty fees)for services without advising the consumer in writing. The company at this 800# is clearly failing to conduct itself pursuant to fair business practices/laws--which are very specific i.e.no calls after 8PM. Harassment calls do violate each consumer's right to privacy---in this era of fraud/scam and identity theft. Shame on ATT--out-sourcing---keep your"collection" jobs in-house for individuals who will perform their jobs with professionalism and courtesy---when properly trained and will assist the consumer to the satisfaction of all concerned!

(866) 515-3445

October 20th, 2009 David B CA

Announcement says [a name] if you are not [a name] then hang up. If you are [a name] press 1. You should not listen to this call where people can hear it. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information collected may be used for this purpose.

Then the caller says her name is Jamie Roberts and she has an important business matter to discuss with [a name]. The [a name] part is someone I know but who does not reside with me. I have told Bay Area Credit Services that the person does not reside at this residence, nor does the person have my permission to receive personal calls at this number. Doesn't phase them a bit, they keep calling. After a couple times of explaining politely that I have no interest in assisting them in finding a third party, I've become rather rude about it. Now they call at random times and leave a message - I've stopped picking up.

October 15th, 2009 nancy WA

This is crazy, same scenario as you all have described. I finally answered one of their calls and they asked for my mother (very thick accent---could hardly understand)---I asked what it was about and she said "an important business matter"-----then asked if the husband was home! I did get a "call back" number which is an 855 prefix rather than the 866. My husband called them from the home phone and did tell them my parents are both deceased. They said "fine, you won't get any more calls."
I had called my wireless carrier and they promised to block the number from my cell phone but it didn't work. Who to contact??????

(866) 471-9387

October 7th, 2009 JaP AZ

No Message, no idea why they called. I am on the donotcall.gov list so this is most likely why I don't get any idea why they have called however the continued calling is giving me a migraine. I block one of their numbers and they just call from a different number. These calls do not belong to me at all.....

(866) 773-9877

October 3rd, 2009 redimxd27 OR

My husband gets numerous calls nightly on his cell phone from this number starting around 5pm after he gets home until @ least 9:30pm, he never answers because he doesn't recognize the number and they never leave a message. And well after reading all the information from all you wonderful people on this site, I will tell him to just keep letting it ring and go to voice mail.

(866) 399-4910

October 3rd, 2009 jenn FL

this number just called me at 9:01pm, no one was there when i answered, and when i called back, it said the office was closed. didnt think they were allowed to call after 9.... which i think is too late anyways.

(800) 454-2227

October 2nd, 2009 Woody

the continued existence of organizations like this has made me quite skeptical of suggestions I read here and related sites for relief, including contacting the BBB, requesting your name be removed, reporting to the FederalDoNotCall registry, etc. The reason is plain: they operate outside of the law and won't change their behavior one bit if told their business practices are illegal. I was called twice one night this week.

(866) 399-4910

October 1st, 2009 Marty

Called 09/30/09; all I could hear was the phone ringing sound in the ear piece after I answered it.

(800) 454-2227

September 28th, 2009 Sharma MO

This number keeps calling me, but NEVER leaves a message. I don't answer calls from callers I don't recognize, so I really have no idea what they want. I DID sign up for the NO CALL LIST though

(866) 399-4910

September 16th, 2009 jeff AL

Callers name was Mrs.Weeks extension 632 866-399-4910

(877) 230-9773

September 10th, 2009 Theresa LA

These people keep calling the person who keeps calling is named Shane when he is asked to stop calling or else a complaint will be filed this Shane person becomes irrate and starts yelling and cussing. I have answered the call from this number and informed him to stop calling numerous times. If the answering machine picks up this person's call they do not leave a message they just hang up when I call the number back it's always busy. I have even emailed this company with request's no answer and problem still un resolved. I want this person to stop calling.

(866) 773-9877

August 31st, 2009 Mel WV

They called and said we owed money. However, they did not have our correct name, and we did not have any outstanding credit card bills, and this one was supposedly from 2004. They did not have our correct address, in fact, it was an address in another state. They were very rude and gave me a hard time when I asked to talk to the manager. They gave me another number to call back and verify the company. I did call that number, but who knows if that really was the "bay area credit service" that really called in the first place.

(866) 399-4910

August 27th, 2009 anon FL

sign up for something was all i could hear

(800) 454-2227

August 25th, 2009 MARIE CA

I KEEP GETTING THE SAME PHONE CALL IT WAS DRIVING ME CRAZY SO LOOKUP BAY AREA CREDIT SERVICE ONLINE AND CALLED THERE DIRECT NUMBER. THEY HAD MY PHONE NUMBER ASSOCIATED WITH SOME OTHER PERSON AND SO NOW THEY HAVE TAKEN ME OFF THERE CALL LIST. SO IF YOU ARE STILL HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THIS NUMBER CALL THERE DIRECT LINE YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID.

(866) 471-9387

August 21st, 2009 Jake AZ

This isn't the first time this company has called however they never leave a message. I have to figure that it is just a wrong #. I have tried calling the # back to get off their call list but the # doesn't get picked up.

(866) 399-4910

August 21st, 2009 Yogi

I need to report this company. They have been calling and I have tried to talk to a supervisor but whoever answers the phone says they'll handle it. I want to talk to a higher up person.

(866) 515-3445

August 14th, 2009 Marty CO

Called my cell but left no message. But I see from posts here its Bay Area Credit, who used to call me constantly a couple years ago until I tracked down the "president"/owner and his home address. Then they finally stopped. They are phishing. Do NOT give them any personal info at all.

(866) 773-9877

July 23rd, 2009 LOU MA

The people calling from this number stated they were a collection agency for Premier Credit Cards and immediatly started making threats even though I told them they had the wrong person and they have called 5 times today between 8 am and 8:50 pm

(866) 471-9387

July 9th, 2009 Jay AZ

Hang up calls all day long. They won't or can't leave a message (I'm on the national do not call list). It doesn't stop them from calling several times a day, day after day.

(925) 776-2903

July 9th, 2009 Angry n Houston TX

I've had enough of this crap from Bay Area Credit and American Medical Response Ambulance Service (a.k.a. AMR). I should have found this site years ago. An individual by the name of Jamie Roberts, who I'm now convinced is a "code name" for almost everyone at Bay Area Credit, continually calls me and has denied calling me previously. This individual is the rudest person I've ever dealt with in my life.

After 2 1/2 years of disputing the charges with these sub-humans, I've begun recording the conversations. They had the audacity to tell me on 07/03/09 that I wasn't authorized to record the conversations. Excuse me???? They won't talk to me if I record the conversations but they can threaten consumers all they'd like when they're "recording" their conversations for the "training and quality control purposes". What kind of training classes and quality control does this company teach it's employees?

Thank you to the individual who sent the link to the "Texas Attorney General" website about debt collectors and credit collections. This is good information and I will use it immediately.

Unfortunately, TIRR Hospital in Houston contracted AMR to transport my husband (to UTMB in Galveston, Texas for follow-up care) who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury due to someone else's negligence. If I would have known that AMR would have not been so diligent on their billing practices and care in transport of my husband I would have refused their services and made TIRR contract another ambulance company. Dealing with AMR and their credit collection company Bay Area Credit sure doesn't help heal the wounds of my husband's and family's life being forever altered.

In February 2008, our insurance company finally paid American Medical Response (a.k.a. AMR) in full for 18 ambulance runs beginning in June 2006 and lasting through August 2006. I've been dealing with AMR regarding these "past-due" accounts since October 2006.

I've been able to produce copies of the cashed checks from my insurance carrier. I've sent multiple copies of the EOB's as well as the cancelled checks to both AMR and Bay Area Credit yet they continue to contact me after all this time.

By the way, AMR's ambulance was INFESTED with ants on one occasion and they couldn't transport my husband, hence the reason for their no-show on one occasion and no courtesy call to let us know about their delay. Needless to say we didn't get a discount on the replacement AMR ambulance who was hours late.

One day these individuals will be judged by the Good Lord above. I hope these individuals sleep well at night.

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July 8th, 2009 Ev NJ

They keep calling my cell phone but never leave a message. It must not be that important if they don't want a call back. As long as I see that number coming up, i'm not answering unless I get a voicemail.

June 22nd, 2009 Lou MN

Rec'd this call on a business line, just said important to call, not selling anything. I've had this business # for 6 years now, last person to have it died in 2004 and I STILL get calls for her. I can only assume this was for her too, as I never give out my business # except to clients and consultants. Most irritating, last time this kept happening our asst director had to send the company a threatening letter and that stopped them.

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June 12th, 2009 Nicole CA

This company keeps calling and hanging up on my phone. They are spamming my phone on a daily/nightly basis.. Says call from (aair) press 1 to send to voicemail

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May 23rd, 2009 N jefferson CA

Called and asked for me by my first and last name as though they knew me. When I inquired as to whop they were, I was then asked if they could speak to my husband, I don't even have a husband. Then she goes on to say that this is a credit matter that they want to discuss. (I told her previously that I was not N. Jefferson from the beginning of the call, because she did not identify herself nor the company she was calling from). But, she went on to get an attitude and told me to let N. Jefferson know that she had called.

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May 22nd, 2009 Steel

SCAMMER ALERT! This comes back on Google as Bay Area Credit Services, but this person calls, hangs up, leaves no message and has one of those phone recordings on his line to make it sound like it's disconnected/out of order. If he/she/it cannot state their business in an up-front manner, I'm not talking to them. What kind of business does this sort of thing? A shady one to say the least.

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May 21st, 2009 carr MO

they are using a new number, but same company... I don't know if they are scavange debt collectors, if they don't send me something in the mail.. I don't care.. I have a home phone that lets you program in different rings for different numbers.. I programed this one in as NO RING!! call all you want to a$$ holes!~! I am not calling you back~ Mail me a bill!! in this economy everyones credit sucks.. YOu sure can't hurt mine anymore than the layoff my company had....so bring it on!!!! I had a credit report ran a year ago and nothing was on it.. actually my score was really good.. I try to live within my means.. I have had a rough few months, but my bills are paid..so not sure what these people want.. I will not go into the fire without knowing what they want first.. you have my phone number so use my address~~~~

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May 16th, 2009 JS WA

refused to state why they called - each time would ask for an adult we know who is institutionalized and under conservatorship in California.

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May 14th, 2009 tara PA

keep getting phone calls but they havent left a message yet..i just let it ring...stupid people like that really annoy me though!!!!!!!!

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April 23rd, 2009 Freddy TX

If these scumbags are calling you about a debt that isn't yours, beware - they probably have also put something bad and untrue on your credit report. I know because that's what they did to me. I finally got them to stop calling (for now anyway) but now my credit if F***ed. So check your credit reports, people.

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April 14th, 2009 Laurie NY

And of course they just called AGAIN, asking for yet ANOTHER weird name, and AGAIN promising to take my number off the list.

April 14th, 2009 Laurie NY

These people will not stop calling, no matter how many times I tell them I've never heard of the person they're calling about. Today there was a recorded announcement said "this is a message for [silence]. If you are not [silence], hang up. If you are [silence], press 1." I pressed 1 to speak to a human being, ask who they're looking for, and tell them to stop calling. The guy was nice about it, but I doubt it will stop. It's a different name every time they call. Not quite sure what they hope to achieve with these random calls asking for fake people.

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April 14th, 2009 Zac OH

someone called and asked for either anna or emma. don't know.

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March 31st, 2009 DeeDee

I discovered via the internet this is Bay Area Credit Services. They called me at least once every day for several months, including on Christmas Eve. No message left, and when I answered only hangups. When they somehow tracked down my Mother at the dementia facility where she lives, I had to call the to tell them to leave her alone. The heavily-accented rep refused to tell me why they kept calling unless I sent them a Power of Attorney! As if I'm going to send an a legal family document to any Joe Blow who wants it without a justifiable and explainable reason. He even insisted in talking to my Mother after I explained she has dementia. There's no point in calling people if there's no message they'll convey - it's pure harassment. I submitted a complaint with the FCC and the calls stopped for about two months. Now they've started again. I'll be submitting another complaint to the FCC, as well as the FTC and our State Attorney General. I suggested anyone getting calls from this company that they do the same.

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March 30th, 2009 Alex CO

Ditto on all the comments left below. They won't stop calling.

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March 25th, 2009 incognito CA

Someone called and left no message

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March 20th, 2009 Cheryl

This call came from a call center in India. BACS is an American owned company with offices in several states. Their specialty seems to be purchasing out of SOL debts (for pennies)and scamming frightened and uninformed comsumers. Do not ever give any caller any information! I hope they call me back, I will simply ask them to hold and let them listen to bad synthesized music until they get wise. Time is money and I have multiple lines, so I won't miss any calls. BTW, the call wasn't for me, but they didn't believe me.

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March 14th, 2009 James TX

One of the the GREAT THINGS about 800 #'s of all sorts (866-888 and so on) is that SOMEONE pays for them. So EACH TIME you call that number, there is a charge that is registered to a company / corporate account, and these charges end up on a telephone bill kinda that same as you and I get at the end of the month or quarter. That means that SOMEONE is having to pay for them.

Now can you imagine if everyone who got one of these calls, posted this number someone where hundreds or even THOUSANDS of people would call it.

I bet that would make a large bill for that telemarketer company and MAYBE they would get the hint that it is not cost effective to call people and harass them when they don't even have the right number.


Just something to think about.

Just in case has anyone gotten a a call from this number
800-862-4187. It states that it is a collection agency operated by Jamie Roberts of Bay Area Collections.

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March 12th, 2009 Mary

I don't understand why these agencies don't identify themselves and say who they are looking for. I have had bill collectors calling me about a roommate who hasn't lived at my number for more than 2 years. I don't know if that is why these people are calling; in the part of the message where they are supposed to identify who they are calling for, nothing is said, so it's really ridiculous. I have caller id and an answering machine for a reason.

March 11th, 2009 Faye

I have been getting these calls as well. Never leave a message...

But I have something to say to those people that "proudly" work for this company...

Those of you employees that are commenting here yelling at us that if we paid our bills you wouldn't be calling, you should read these comments a little more carefully. Most of the complaints here are NOT from those that don't pay their bills, but from people you are calling that don’t have any idea who you are looking for, or don't owe the bill at all. Others are saying that they have tried to follow protocol to satisfy the debt, but that you are using illegal practices against them and not allowing them to at least verify the debt is theirs. Perhaps if you followed the FDCPA, you would be able to collect more efficiently.

It would seem from reading a majority of the complaints by others here that Bay Area Credit is using unethical practices to collect the debts. Debts I would imagine are un-collectable at this point, just junk debts that they have bought for pennies on the dollar. This is a common practice for debt that is too old to collect on. The original creditor/collector can’t because the statute of limitations is up. They sell them to unethical collectors. Once you acknowledge that a debt is yours, and/or start paying on it, it starts the statute of limitations over again and treats it like it is a new debt. Every state has a SOL. If you think they are collecting for something that is several years old, check your state’s SOL. Most are 5-7 years. After that, it should be off your credit report and can’t be collected on, no matter what you are told by the collector (this does not include government debts or child support). And collectors can NEVER EVER EVER threaten you with anything regarding the debt. This includes jail. They can't even threaten a lawsuit unless they intend on going through with it. And they CANNOT suggest that they work for a law office in any way unless they actually do. But don't let a law office scare you. That is just another collection tactic. Law offices are bound by the same laws that everyone else is. And if you think about it, they have to come to your state to sue you. Think how much it would cost for them to send someone to your state to go to court. In most cases, it's not even worth it.

Collectors like BAC are working a numbers game. For every hundred people they harass, maybe 10% get scared and it works. Do this enough, and they make more than what they spend buying this junk debt.

Folks, please read your right concerning these people. Each offense is worth up to $1000 according to the FTC. Make them pay. It will put them out of business and stop creditors from using practices deemed unfit by the government.

And furthermore, Bay Area Credit, some states do not allow the collection of debts from out of state companies. In order to collect a debt in that state, you MUST have a license to do so. I live in such a state and will be checking with the Secretary of State to see if you are so licensed. I suggest you all check your state’s statutes to see if your state is one.

I’m sorry this is so long, but I get tired of abusive collectors getting on these boards and abusing us even more. Especially abusing those of us that have no debts, those of us that have deceased family they are trying to collect from, or calling wrong numbers and harassing people that shouldn’t even be called.

I've posted the critical FDCPA stuff below for all your viewing pleasure...

"The Act prohibits certain types of "abusive and deceptive" conduct when attempting to collect debts, including the following:

Hours for phone contact: contacting consumers by telephone outside of the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time[2]

Failure to cease communication upon request: communicating with consumers in any way (other than litigation) after receiving written notice that said consumer wishes no further communication or refuses to pay the alleged debt, with certain exceptions, including advising that collection efforts are being terminated or that the collector intends to file a lawsuit or pursue other remedies where permitted[3]

Causing a telephone to ring or engaging any person in telephone conversation repeatedly or continuously: with intent to annoy, abuse, or harass any person at the called number.[4]

Communicating with consumers at their place of employment after having been advised that this is unacceptable or prohibited by the employer[5]

Contacting consumer known to be represented by an attorney[6]

Communicating with consumer after request for validation: communicating with the consumer or the pursuing collection efforts by the debt collector after receipt of a consumer's written request for verification of a debt (or for the name and address of the original creditor on a debt) and before the debt collector mails the consumer the requested verification or original creditor's name and address[7]

Misrepresentation or deceit: misrepresenting the debt or using deception to collect the debt, including a debt collector's misrepresentation that he or she is an attorney or law enforcement officer[8]

Publishing the consumer's name or address on a "bad debt" list[9]

Seeking unjustified amounts, which would include demanding any amounts not permitted under an applicable contract or as provided under applicable law[10]

Threatening arrest or legal action that is either not permitted or not actually contemplated[11]

Abusive or profane language used in the course of communication related to the debt[12]

Communication with third parties: revealing or discussing the nature of debts with third parties (other than the consumer's spouse or attorney) or threatening such action[13]

Contact by embarrassing media, such as communicating with a consumer regarding a debt by post card, or using any language or symbol, other than the debt collector’s address, on any envelope when communicating with a consumer by use of the mails or by telegram, except that a debt collector may use his business name if such name does not indicate that he is in the debt collection business [14][15]

Reporting false information on a consumer's credit report or threatening to do so in the process of collection[16]

Further, the FDCPA requires debt collectors to:

Identify themselves and notify the consumer, in every communication, that the communication is from a debt collector, and in the initial communication that any information obtained will be used to effect collection of the debt[17]

Give the name and address of the original creditor (company to which the debt was originally payable) upon the consumer's written request made within 30 days of receipt of the §1692g notice;[18]

Notify the consumer of their right to dispute the debt, in part or in full, with the debt collector. This so-called 30-day "§1692g" notice is required to be sent by debt collectors within five days of the initial communication with the consumer, though in 2006 the definition of "initial communication" was amended to exclude "a formal pleading in a civil action" for purposes of triggering the §1692g notice, [19] complicating the matter where the debt collector is an attorney or law firm. The consumer's receipt of this notice starts the clock running on the 30-day right to demand verification of the debt from the debt collector. [20]

Provide verification of the debt[21] If a consumer sends a written dispute or request for verification within 30 days of receiving the §1692g notice, then the debt collector must either mail the consumer the requested verification information or cease collection efforts altogether. Such asserted disputes must also be reported by the creditor to any credit bureau that reports the debt. Consumers may still dispute a debt verbally or after the thirty-day period has elapsed, but doing so waives the right to compel the debt collector to produce verification of the debt. Verification should include at a minimum the amount owed and the name and address of the original creditor. [22]

File a lawsuit in a proper venue - a debt collector may file a lawsuit, if at all, only in a place where the consumer lives or signed the contract[23]

This should not be understood to be an exhaustive list either of prohibited or required conduct.”

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March 11th, 2009 Cassy Cochrun MN

I don't even have AT&T...and I'm not in debt to anyone, nor have I ever been. I don't have any credit cards or bills other than my local cable company...and I live in Missouri! This number has been calling me every day for two weeks. I don't care what you say, this is not legit.

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March 6th, 2009 Tammy NM

This is my second message on here about these people. I tried complaining to the FCC yesterday, but that still didn't stop them from calling again today. Is there some way to stop these people other than someone who's willing to help us file a class action lawsuit against them for enough money that they get the message when someone tells you to STOP calling, they mean it.

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March 6th, 2009 John WV

Bay Area Credit called four times today. I answered and was hung up on each time. I called the number back and had my number removed three times. I was told each time they would make sure I would not receive anymore calls. But each time I keep getting calls.

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March 5th, 2009 X

link to ---filed a complaint with the FTC?

tks

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March 5th, 2009 Tammy NM

Have been getting calls from these people no messages though so yesterday I finally answered the phone, and they said it was in regards to an ambulance bill, I said no, I'm not paying you one dime so stop calling, and as I write this, they just called again. So obviously, they don't listen.

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March 5th, 2009 HC CA

This is a scam. I received a letter from Bay Area Credit Service, LLC. claiming that I owe money to a AT&T-West (I called my AT&T provider and they said they had no idea what claim I was referring to). So I called the Bay Area Credit Service, LLC.'s number listed on the "Account Notification" form several times all to be rudely hung up on after I stated I was inquiring about the notification rather than "making a payment."
Essentially, Bay Area Credit Service denied my request for inquiry by hanging up on me rather than answering my questions.
Btw, the number Bay Area Credit Service provided me on my form is was: (877) 405-3352 which appears different that what others below listed.

Resolution: Instead of complaining on this board, I suggest we all file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau if you had problems with Bay Area Credit Service, LLC.:
www.bbb.com
-type in the zip code of the business - for me Bay Area Credit Service, LLC listed their zip code as "94509" so I typed that number and hit "go" button
-under "Start Your Search With Trust" click link for "Check Out a Business or Charity"
-for Business/Charity Name: type "Bay Area Credit Service" and click search
-At the bottom you will see a link for "File Complaint" for Bay Area Credit Services, click that link and fill out form.

Hopefully all of our complaints will forced the Better Business Bureau to act. My complaint is currently pending.
The Better Business Bureau has received several complaints already regarding this company. Check for yourselves. Good luck to us all.

March 4th, 2009 Regina53

I got a new Blackberry with T-Mobile service last week. Apparently T-Mobile turns numbers over very quickly- I've been getting calls from 18004542227 since I got the phone. One was a hangup; after I realized from one of the messages that they were looking for "Shannon", I left an outgoing messages that I'm not Shannon and I don't know her. They're still calling daily.

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March 4th, 2009 busymom4kc MO

They call several times a day and leave no message. Don't know who they are and I do not care.

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February 17th, 2009 Jay

I'm guessing here, but they seem to be using the same tactics as the American Heart Association telemarketers have done in the past.

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February 7th, 2009 susan clay FL

to whom it may concern this is reguarding phone call to my number of 125-709-5573 I have requested many, many times to stop calling this number the person albert ? his name has obviously gave you a bogas number, this is last time I will tell you, do not call this number again! Iwill report you for harasment.please get you s hit streight!


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February 4th, 2009 P TX

This company violates federal law; they are a debt collection agency who do NOT provide a working number for you to call back and speak to someone, and they continue to call after you tell them they ahve the wrong number. I've filed a complaint with the FTC.

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January 8th, 2009 Tee CA

They've called twice but never leave a message. I called them back and got a person with a THICK Indian accent. Could barely understand the guy, but asked to remove my number and he said he would in 24 hours-yeah right, we'll see

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December 27th, 2008 Toby MA

I thought I got rid of these people a year ago. They are trying to collect on a debt from over 10 years ago. Which from my understanding is past the statute of limitations. I sent them a registered letter November/2007 telling them they are breaking the law and to stop harrassing me ( you can find the letter to send by going to clarkhoward.com and searching "fair debt collections practcing act").I will sue them if I can ever get to talk to someone. Much to my amazement I still have the registered letter receipt from a year ago. LOL. Good luck.

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December 10th, 2008 Charlie FL

They left a message asking for someone I've never heard of.

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November 12th, 2008 Harris

They are Satan by phone. they call all day but I writing the fair debt people and yall should too, we need to let them know that we are being harrassed.

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November 6th, 2008 txdj TX

I don't know who is calling. They just started today and don't leave message. I am 1 bill from being debt free and plan to stay that way, so can't imagine who htey are. I don't messaround with folks like this. I will turn the number over to the FTC to follow up on. that is what everyone else should do as well. go to ftc.gov and use the consumer complaint form. They are probably scam artists.

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November 3rd, 2008 chris MO

they keep sending me bills that never happened they hung up on me 7 times within 10 min they have reported me to the credit agency which hurts my credit score this is not right

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October 9th, 2008 Bill PA

Bay area credit - called at 10:45am - stated they was collecting on a account and if I did not take action to pay they would take me to court -- account is over years old now -- told them statue of limitations had expired and hung up on them. lady was really rude

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October 3rd, 2008 cameo CA

Received a letter in the mail from these-----!!! they wanted me to pay a hospital bill with certain dates, supposeably I went to the emergency twice. They are nothing but liars, God does not like ugly' these people need to be very very very careful in what their intentions are. I truly mean that.!They will be stopped if it is the last thing I do on Gods good green earth.!!!

September 25th, 2008 David B NV

These idiots are calling twice a day - looking for my former employer, who is also a friend of mine. They are calling a dedicated voicemail line and never leave a message. Not even the 'this is not a solicitation' recording. sometimes there is 10 seconds or so of background noise as if someone was waiting for person to pick up.

I plan on installing a call logger on a MagicJack phone number and forwarding the voicemail number to the MagicJack number. Then I will encourage the brastuds to tell me all about this debt collection effort they are making. If they repeat the conversation I had with them a while back, I will pass the tape along to my friend and give him the opportunity to lower the boom on these jerks.

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September 19th, 2008 Vanessa AZ

Bay Area Credit Service. Collects for ATT. But you call the number, choose your language preference and it rings once then goes busy...Not bogus however.

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September 9th, 2008 BECKA CA

He said I owed an ambulance bill from 2002, and asked how I was going to pay. not true.He had poor English and noisy background.

September 5th, 2008 JFrom MA MA

Calls to an unlisted/unpublished number EVERYDAY- Rude Indian/MidEastern sounding people demanding to speak to my husband. They have been told repeatedly that they will never speak to him (He has been in a coma for a year) and they tell me that they will call everyday no matter what I say or do. I called back the number on the caller ID and they told me they were Bay Ara Credit. I told them that I was recording the conversation and that they were harassing me and I demanded that the calls cease immediately. The idiot on the phone was babbling that he was not authorizing a telephone recording, but I just talked over him saying that I had not authorized him to use my unlisted number, and if the calls continued, I'd call the Atty. General's office. We'll see what happens now.

September 5th, 2008 JfromMA MA

Asian/Indian sounding people calling on unlisted/unpublished number EVERYDAY asking for my husband.I told them he would not be speaking to them (He is in a coma, but I had no intention of telling them that). They are incredibly rude people-Told me they would call everyday no matter what I said, so might as well let them talk to my husband. I refused. Called back the number from my caller ID and they said they were Bay Area Credit Services. I told them that I was recording the call, that any further calls to my number would be considered harassment and to take my name off their call list. The idiot on the phone was madly babbling that he was not authorizing a phone recording, but I just talked over him saying that I did not authorize him to have my private number,but that didn't stop them!- and if they called again I'd take legal action.) We'll see what happens next. But, I'm prepared to call the Atty General's office, the FTC, and the any other G'vnt agency I can think of if these calls continue.

September 1st, 2008 D Jack CA

The owner of Bay Area Credit is Richard B. Hunter. Call him at home @ 559-297-0274

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August 29th, 2008 Sam CA

Bay Area Credit on ATT bill After dropping service also 2x5 times a day

August 28th, 2008 Larry MO

We keep getting calls from this number and it is always an automated message that they have a very important message waiting for us and to please call 8004542227. Upon calling this number when it is answered, again it is an automated voice that does not identify the business only a voice that says THANK YOU FOR CALLING US BACK. TO SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES, PRESS ONE FOR ENGLISH. Upon pressing one for english, we hear one ring and then a rapid busy signal. I won't be calling them back. If any business wants to talk to me, they had better be on the phone to talk when they call. I will absolutely not call them back. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON DAILY FOR OVER A MONTH AND IS NOTHING SHORT OF HARRASSMENT.

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August 26th, 2008 PJ TN

These people have been calling and calling. I knew I didn't owe any money, so didn't call back. I was gone and my hubby talked to them. Bay Area Credit. Said I owed $$$ for an old Southwestern Bell Mobile Account. (I don't) I told them to send me something in writing and the girl said she couldn't give me details. I told them I would not speak with anyone without written documentation. We'll see if the calls continue. They had my previous name before I married 6 1/2 years ago. How do we stop these people???
They told my husband to have me call 866-0488-4299 and had a reference number.

August 25th, 2008 SWEETNESS

They have been calling for weeks now and to my new number that isn't published! A woman's voice says'push 1 for an important message.Yeah,right! I'm not stupid.I just hang up.I had changed my number because of telemarketers and had "call block".Now I might have to put that back on.I tell you pyou some people just don't care about others and how scammy they are trying to swindle people out of money.

August 21st, 2008 MO

They called my cellphone twice now. The 2nd time they left a message saying to call back at a different number and recite a numerical code. I went ahead and called, and the guy told me they are Bay Area Credit Service. He said it was about collecting a bill from Sprint of over $700. I got "slammed" by Sprint about seven or eight years ago, but resolved it. The guy was pressing me to "make arrangements for payment today". I said I preferred to handle things by mail & asked for the company's mailing address. He tried to ignore me, & finally said he'd look it up, and would I hold, and then of course he just left me on hold indefinitely. I hope this info is useful to anybody else who's gotten this bogus call.

By the way, I read on another website that there's no way to block an incoming call from a particular number on your cell phone, but what you can do is save that number as a contact and then give them a custom ring tone, and assign them a silent ring tone, i.e. an mp3 file of just a half second of silence. Neat trick -- I'm going to do it. I'm also going to look into reporting this call to my provider and to the California state attorney general's office.

August 20th, 2008 weary FL

Message said to press 1 or call 877-337-0269. So, I looked up the number and it is a creditor.

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August 15th, 2008 Alice CA

BEWARE: IF YOU ARE NOT THE INDIVIDUAL THEY ARE LOOKING FOR, DO NOT IDENTIFY YOURSELF BY PROVIDING YOUR FULL NAME. If you do so, they will link your private phone number to your name and that information will be sold!
I recommend that you send them a CEASE AND DESIST NOTICE via a retail fax service as an order to halt their phone harassment. You only need to identify the affected phone number, no names, and no address! It may not work immediately but you will have a record for further proceeding, if need it. You should request a confirmation of the fax transmission for your records. Here is the information as of 08/15/2008:
Bay Area Credit Services, LLC
97 E. Brokaw, Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone (408) 3924400
Fax (408) 3924520
URL www.bayareacredit.com

It also appears that they have access to phone records from suspected debtors and they use such records to call every phone number available. Remember, you are not obligated to provide any information about the suspected debtor.

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August 15th, 2008 Ron

Recorded message with heavy accent saying "please press 1 for an important business announcement". I did, figuring I'd ream out whatever human finally answered. But then it rang and rang before coming to a "please wait for the next available agent" message. Are you kidding me??? I'm not going to waste my time on hold for a telemarketer, even if it's to yell at him. I hate these guys, they've called me every stinking day for weeks now.

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August 13th, 2008 susan NV

Cant stand them calling 3-4 times a day. I dont owe anyone anything and have never had anything go to collection. They dont leave a message and if I pick up the phone there is no one there. I am on do not call lists. I refuse to pay the phone company to block the number they call from.

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August 7th, 2008 Chino Hills CA

Call History: 2 voice mails left on our unlisted home phone number this week by British accented female. Answered 3rd call directly as earlier messages were unclear. Same female voice surprisingly. Said she was "Cynthia" from "Bay Area Credit Services". Said she had important business and wanted to verify an (old) PO Box number (of my deceased parents) as being a correct mailing address. At some point she volunteered her's was a collection agency. She asked for the last four digits of my social security number to verify my I.D. before giving out more information. I declined. She asked to verify a phone number, again I declined. I asked her what account is outstanding and she said she could not give out that information. I said, "then I can't help you", and she abruptly hung up. By the way, our is an "unlisted" phone number. We'll be reporting this to the appropriate authorities.

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August 1st, 2008 Guy TX

two days in a row on my cellphone. I do not owe anybody anything. even my house and cars are paid for... My cellphone number is pretty much unknown, I do not give it out. I filed a complaint, please do the same...

esupport.fcc.gov

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August 1st, 2008 Not Her

I just started getting calls from these people at my home - asking for a Donna Douglas (yay Elly May) The recording told me to call 800-862-4187 and ask for a Janice Roberts. Well I wasn't going to but did - they answered with a recording and almost hung up but I waited. Told the lady who answered that they are calling my number for a person who doesn't live here. She was actually quite nice and said she'd remove my number. Now let's see if I get another call tomorrow.

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July 31st, 2008 Trish GA

They are calling me again- after I changed my number and it's now unpublished! Ugh! You can't understand them if you answer the call. I just tell them to stop calling me and hang up. The # appears on my caller ID all the time during the day, but they never leave a message.

(877) 341-2476

July 30th, 2008 oldman WV

always call at 1st of last week of month female voice with foreign voice recording

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July 26th, 2008 Jim Childers CA

Sight the U.S. Code: TITLE 15--COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 41--CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION
SUBCHAPTER V--DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES
Sec. 1692d. Harassment or abuse.

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July 18th, 2008 Ron

They call every single day.............

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July 17th, 2008 Michael

In my case, they appear to be calling on behalf of AT&T regarding unauthorized 3rd party charges (voice mail) totaling nearly $400. I called AT&T when the charges first appeared, and they wanted me to pay the charges. When the charges were finally reversed, AT&T said, they would credit my bill. I refused this option, as I would have be out-of-pocket while waiting for the charges to be reversed. I insisted, rather, that I WOULD NOT pay the disputed charges, reasoning that when they were reversed and credited back to my account, all that would remain would be my regular monthly charge.

I contacted the 3rd parties and they said they would reverse all charges; however, they never did. AT&T eventually disconnected my phone, which is no biggy, since most of our calls are wireless, anyway.

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July 17th, 2008 bill PA

been calling daily now for past week -- recording -- "i am calling with a very important message" -- i hang up after hearing this -- voice is from female - heavy foreign accent

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July 12th, 2008 Joe Dredd CA

When asked for my number I replied, "1800f*ckyou"

They stopped calling after that...

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July 11th, 2008 Klaus TX

You can have this number at Bay Area Credit at 800 862 4187.
I have complained after the agent had removed us from their call list.
These people are rude.

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July 3rd, 2008 Dimitri

I had them stopped once. They are calling for someone that I had my number before I did. They started up again this week. I called the number in San Jose and was, of course, routed to India. I let them have it one more time and told them I would file a report for harassment with the FTC and the Atty. General if they call one more time. She gave me the mailing address for the person who they think is at this number. I might just write her too...

June 30th, 2008 JW

This is a collection agency. Southbay Credit. I finally called back (from a payphone) after 10 calls in 3 days at all hours and demanded to know who was calling.

The debt obviously can't be that important if they can't be bothered to have a human calling. Mine is a 4 year old AT&T bill for about $60. Should be interesting to see who else is getting calls about old AT&T bills from these folks.

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June 20th, 2008 Greg CA

Got a recorded message from this phone number (caller ID says BAY AREA CREDIT) telling me to call 800-454-2227 for an important message 'which is not a solicitation'. Yeah, right. I am on the DNCL, and am filing complaints on both numbers. "BAY AREA CREDIT" can go to hell.

June 19th, 2008 Q

I have never had T-Mobile nor used any ambulance service ever... But, I was curious about the statues; so, you can search it easily by typing your state and then "statutes on debt collection" if you are unsure... Hope this helps some!! It's good to know your rights under the law!!
This is for the great State of Texas, under the jurisdiction of The Texas Attorney General:
Protections Under the Law can be found at: www.oag.state.tx.us

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June 12th, 2008 D CA

CALLED US TWICE A DAY STARTED YESTERDAY.DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS...JUST ANNOYING

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June 11th, 2008 Stephanie CA

I called back several times, twice I got thru to a person, everytime I get hung up on before I can figure out what is going on.

June 6th, 2008 Maria in IL

These shit stains have been calling my house non-stop for the last 3 weeks. The person they are looking for hasn't had my phone number for 3 years! Update your records you shit for brains company.

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June 6th, 2008 de TX

Have received this recorded message to return important call this was not a sales call. when dial number get another recording to pick to hear in english or spanish. then goes into a busy signal

June 6th, 2008 Ms. Jones

Never leave message, but calls repeatedly

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June 6th, 2008 Alan CA

Bay Area Collections.
I called them back and they were looking for someone with my last name but a first name I had never heard of.
I guess they didn't like my attitude because they responded in kind.

June 3rd, 2008 tired of scams

I'm wondering how they got my cell phone number..I've had it 3 months and the only people who know it are my family and the phone company. I don't ever give it out. This is extremely frustrating!

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June 3rd, 2008 Dee CA

This company has repeatedly called me to collect on an unpaid debt to our ambulance service which has been paid since 2007. I have even talked with both companies and have proof of payment from my insurance company. They leave me alone for a month or so then start the computered calling again. I am have filed a complaint with the BBB and will see a lawyer now as it will effect my fico scores. How frustrating this type of harrasment is. What else can be done? Any answers out there?

May 31st, 2008 Paul AR

They keep calling me, I anwser the phone they don't say anything then hang up. Then I call back and get a recording that they are closed. Friday I got these calls ever 20 mins. 5 times. I have no credit problems and never have.The number they call me from is 1-800-84 forgot third number then 2302. I found out from a lawer they can be reported to the attorney generals office and the b.b.b.

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May 31st, 2008 John Citizen

I NEED TO MAKE A CORRECTION TO MY COMMENTS ABOVE, go to www.budhibbs.com ,not the other one, (notice spelling).

May 31st, 2008 John Citizen

One more comment about these calls from Bay Area Credit and their automated call center crap from India. These are 3rd party junk debt collectors who are trying to scam anybody they can or gain as much information they can on old out of Statue debts or junk debt lists bought from other sleazy debt collections agency's. In this the "attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose" clause as they say when they do get someone on the phone and are required to under the FDCPA. Turn the tables on them! Don't give them any information, pump them for what information they have. US citizens should not have to put up with this harassment and intimidation (especially from someone in another country)! File a complaint online with the FTC and notify your State Attorney General.

May 30th, 2008 John Citizen

Do a number lookup on 678-486-1027! You will find one of the same Indian idiot debt collectors that works for Nationwide Credit that works for Bay Area Credit. I know because I goded him enough that he called me back on his personal cell phone to harass me so he wouldn't be recorded on Bay Area Credit's recorders. He didn't know enough to do * to block his phone number. Now I've got his number to call and wake him up or just do some heavy breathing. Just kiddn', but maybe it's appro-po! After sending Bay Area Credit a CEASE and DESIST letter and the continuing 100 or so calls at $1,000.00 a call from them, I think I'll turn this over to a good debt collection attorney on the halver's and will have a nice vacation nest egg!

May 30th, 2008 John Citizen

This is Bay Area Credit, San Jose, Ca. Speak to them one time, do not give SSN, do not acknowledge that you owe any debt. Only ask for the full name of the caller, the amount that they think you owe and their account number or "call number" (as they like to call it) that this supposed "debt" is connected to. Don't get impatient if you can't understand English with a heavy Indian accent, just keep asking for a supervisor until they put one on, you can understand??!! Then Google www.buddhibbs.com (a consumer advocate) to see what fine folks that Bay Area Credit are! Then go to www.ftc.gov to find out your rights under the FDCPA. Send Bay Area a CEASE and DESIST letter along with a Validation letter, certified mail, return receipt! If you need further good advise go to www.myfairdebt.com and www.fairdebtcollection.com, You can file a complaint online with the FTC. Don't let these snakes terrorize you.

May 28th, 2008 Notwally CO

Big Scam. Phishing expedition and ID Thieves. Actual ambulance chasers (they somehow are getting the numbers of people that have been in accidents. DO NOT SPEAK TO THEM!!! BEWARE!!

May 28th, 2008 Margaret

I have been receiving this call daily for 6weeks, they ask for Eva and tell her to return the call for some very important information. The call back number is 866 853 0322 ext5184. I answered the call once and told them I was NOT Eva and did not know anyone by that name and to please stop calling me. The calls continue and it is very annoying!! I am on the DNC list and have reported it to the FCC I don't know what else to do.........

May 27th, 2008 answer

AVOID THE RUN AROUND. GO STRAIGHT TO THE PROBLEM!

Bay Area Credit Service, LLC
Corporate Headquarters
97 E. Brokaw Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (866) 222-2097 (408) 392-4400
Fax: (408) 392-4520
Email Our Offices sales@bayareacredit.com

(877) 230-9773

May 27th, 2008 answer

AVOID THE RUN AROUND. GO STRAIGHT TO THE PROBLEM!

Bay Area Credit Service, LLC
Corporate Headquarters
97 E. Brokaw Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: (866) 222-2097 (408) 392-4400
Fax: (408) 392-4520
Email Our Offices sales@bayareacredit.com

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May 26th, 2008 Irritated

Got a call Memorial Day am when I planned to relax and "sleep in". Did not answer, a recorded message was left -appears to be a collection agency that wants a return call "not a solicitation or sales call". I have been getting calls I never answer also from Oxford Management another collection agency. I found out who these agencies were by typing in their numbers on the search bar...very troublesome for people to deal with. I have no credit issues with anyone and feel that they may be related from the past owner of my phone number. ANNOYING! Don't answer is my advise. The Do Not Call blocking does not stop these callers.

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May 22nd, 2008 Jane AZ

They call twice a day asking for somebody that does not live here. I always tell them there is no such person and they continue to talk "oh then perhaps you may help me" and I hang up. I dialed #69 and got the number 800-697-1234. When you call they do not say what compant they are just a basic answering service that says press 1 to talk to a rperesentative. I talked to a guy with a heavy accent. He put me on hold and knew the number I was calling from because he told me about the person they were looking for. He then said they will no longer call. We will see....

May 21st, 2008 Michelle LA

I keep getting these harrassing phone calls .Can't understand a word as they can barely speak English. I keep ignoring the phone recorded messages then they send me a Bay Area Credit Service LLC. letter saying I owe on a hospital
bill from 1999 that was a workman's comp case. Some overseas scam artist company this is.

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May 18th, 2008 john CA

multiple calls even saturday & sunday, not even trying to contact me but someone else who I have never heard of. after 20-30 calls they stop, wait a month or two and then start again, but are asking for another person who does not live here.
they are a bunch of jerks, they are not interested in reason.

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May 17th, 2008 Tony

This is crazy. Important call? Right! I am reporting to my State. Please everyone report so we can stop this junk.

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May 16th, 2008 Jeff

this company call me at least once a day leave message to call back, but when call back no one answer. they still call even my phone is on the do not call list.

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May 16th, 2008 penny

when they leave message they never say who they are looking for but leave a ref #. i have also had calls from them for someone else and tell them that person is not here has never lived here and so on and so on they say they will take our # off but then they keep calling after a few days.

May 15th, 2008 CJK MO

email address is: grnbazojw@intergate.com

May 15th, 2008 CJK MO

I receive an e-mail with this phone number attached. It says:
If you have a phone and can return some calls each day to simply share some
information with others we want to hear from you as it is possible to generate
upwards of 3500 weekly, daily is even possible.

You could receive the first Fedex envelope of cash in 48hrs

Don't delay
866-786-7829

Here's the email address it came from: Monte Thompson I haven't tried emailing it yet, so the email address could actually be fake but if its not maybe phone calls and emails will get them to stop!

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May 14th, 2008 PEGGIE MN

rEC'D THE SAME MESSAGE. WILL NOT CALL BACK ANYONE/ANY COMPANY THAT WILL NOT LEAVE DETAIL MESSAGES.

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May 14th, 2008 Huggy IL

For those who are receiving calls from a credit collections agency trying to collect for old debts or old debts, or bought out by a company other than the one you originally made a loan with, CHECK YOUR STATE STATUTES.

In most states, there are laws stating the time limit concerning the amount of time a Credit Company of any kind can collect a debt. They can list it on your credit report as unpaid and this will affect your credit rating.

May 13th, 2008 nth TX

I am not a lawyer, but to get them to stop calling try this, it worked for me, sort of.

Send a certified letter stating that they have 30 days to provide you with all documentation of the alleged delinquent account, including but not limited to any and all legal contracts signed by you, any copies of bills that you supposedly received, etc. State very clearly in the letter that they are not to call you anymore and they should only correspond to you via mail. *** If you request, they have to oblidge, its federal law.

State in your letter that if you do not receive documented proof within 30 days that you legally accepted the debt in question and did not pay the debt in question, that you will consider the matter closed and demand that they cease all action against you. Also, demand that they do not contact any credit reporting agency.

Here's what will happen. They will stop. And they will sell your fake debt account to another agency. In a few months, you'll get calls from someone else.

Good luck!

May 10th, 2008 dezh IL

Constantly calling and leaving no message even on weekends

May 10th, 2008 Robert WA

10 May 2008

I just received a call from Bay Area Credit at my home number for a Mark McDermott. When I responded that I do not know a Mark McDermott and queried the caller about who he was his response was

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May 9th, 2008 Marty CO

Good grief - here I go again with these jerks from bay area credit! Had multiple calls last year from them (they called from different number), I've never dealt with them or any creditor they might represent (I have NEVER had a bad debt), and I filed complaints with FCC. Stopped for months, now starting again (two calls in last 15 hours). I have tracked down individual president of this company and am sending him certified mailing threatening lawsuit if they do not stop calling me. Suggest you all do the same.

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April 29th, 2008 Rachele

The rudest dam man I've ever talked too. Kept asking me if this was my debt,repeatedly told him no, I don't
have no outstanding debt. He demanded I go to the police department and report a fraudgelent crime had been committed. He also asked me if I wanted to settle this today, by paying with a credit card.
He got smart with me several times, and I finally told him too looooose my number, and hung up! By the way they called me on my cell phone, and for the record I've never had T-Mobile, nor do I owe any collection agencys money

April 27th, 2008 Wolfie

They began calling my house in February, 3 months ago. I phoned the number on caller id back once and found out it was Bay Area Credit. They were looking for a guy who had lived with me for 9 months and had just switched to T-Mobile, but I told them he no longer lives here, nor ever would again. They asked where to reach him and I said....____County Prison. That he was in jail for assaulting me. Obviously, he cannot pay this 2 month overdue bill at present. Still, they persisted in phoning me. On second explanation, the rep. said they would take my number off the list. Still kept receiving the calls anywhere from 1 to 3x a day. They tried the tactic of calling an 800# back as a VIP call. They phoned this morning, I tiredly explained that the person they want is in JAIL and will NEVER be at this number again. The man apologized and said my number would be taken off the list. Later in the day...""ring"". Next call, I'm letting them know that the phone co. will receive their number and report it to police. That I am suing for "harassment". This has gone beyond ridiculous.

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April 24th, 2008 john TX

This was the Bay Area Credit service

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April 22nd, 2008 I Smell Fraud GA

These people at "Bay area" are not only relentless, but very mean. I paid this so called debt three years ago through the original company. They insulted me by telling me they cannot help it if I do not understand English, even though they were the ones struggling with it. They said they would continue to call everyday. Sometimes multiple times in one day and when I say I already recieved a call and made arrangements to fax proof of payment they say the other person I spoke with is a liar. They refused to send me an invoice and only wanted a payment via the phone. They will not send me anything to prove this so called debt I owe. I smell fraud.

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April 16th, 2008 SE CA

I have gotten the same "please call us back" message twice. Everytime I call back it hangs up. I do not pick up unknown number (the number appears from the bay area). It sounds fishy!

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April 16th, 2008 M

Dont let them call you moe than once. Answer and say, "Please do not call again". They are required by law to cease calling you.

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April 10th, 2008 Chuck MI

Person said wrong number

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April 9th, 2008 Robert CA

I have received several automated calls on my personal home phone and also the answering machine attached to my phone in the past asking if I was a person named (so and so). The recording went on to say please hang-up if I was not the named person, but if I was the named person, then please call 800-862-4187 and ask for Jodie Roberts at Bay Area Credit. Those calls in past were mostly received in the daytime hours. These automated calls still continue to be made to my phone.
Recently, I received a late after normal hours call at 07:55 PM from a live voice for the 1st time calling to speak to (so and so) party. I asked the caller to identify herself and who she works for. The caller Identified herself as Jodie Roberts from Bay Area Credit asking to speak to my friend. I said (so and so) is not available and I asked what is the call about? Calling Party said the call was of a personnal nature and she could not discuss the matter with me. She (the calling party) did not say anymore about the matter and requested I take a call back message. The Bay Are collection agency rep would not give any detailed info to my friend and the Bay Area Collection Rep then told my friend that they were atempting to collect money that was owed to one of their customers who Bay Area was acting as their collection agency.

April 3rd, 2008 Tommy Boy PA

These fecks keep calling and I keep ignoring!! I just programmed their number on my cell as a Telemarketer with a silent ring (I never pick up their calls, and simply delete their voicemails if/when they leave them!!) FECK EM!!!

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April 3rd, 2008 nevertell TX

Have had several calls from this number very early in the morning and late at night. Was hung upon twice when I asked who they were an tol them not to call back. The lady yelled at me that they would keep calling until they reached the person they were looking for. Called back asked to speak with a supervisor and was told hat they woul not call again. They called twice yesterday and I called and told them again not to call back. They said they would take my number off thier list. We'll see. Next stop the FTC or the Attorney General!

April 1st, 2008 Brian T. WA

They call me daily - trying to reach my ex-wife who owes some credit card money.

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March 29th, 2008 Chad

This so-called company has called me 3 days straight, regarding a credit card that I never had. I called the card company and got everything straight with them, and when bay area called me again(after 9PM) I tried to give them the info from the card company and was insulted. I have asked for their info and have been denied, when asked to speak to the supervisor's supervisor, she hung up the phone. I have already filed a police report, and plan to seek legal counsel on this matter.

March 28th, 2008 Dianne NV

I answered the phone and it was a recording saying it was serious to call back. But they didn't even talk to me when I answered. Also I am on the no call list.

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March 28th, 2008 LEE 16 India

You ALL People Complaint abt the harrasment.. Buti Belive you People Harras Thme byNot paying the bill ontime. you people dont think you responsiblity and just make fun that their r indian ... but still they are honest and know how to pay the bill.. one more thing USA has most Bad Debts..............SO Pay the Bill and Dont make excuses.......I know You only to complaint but never want to pay... Just make always exuse that you donthave money send me bill ... common DAMMIT

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March 27th, 2008 KEVIN MARTIN 07 India

I HAD TALKED WITH THEM..THEY CALLED IN REGARDS TO SOME UNPAID AMBULANCE BILLS WHICH IS PENDING SINCE 2002..THE FIRST I WONDERED HOW THEY GOT MY NUMBER..THE WORST PART IS THAT THEY HAD ALL MY INFO, INCLUDING MY SSN...ALSO THEY HAD AN ACCESS TO MY CREDIT REPORT...I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO PAY ON THE A/C...AND THE PAIN IN ASS COLLECTOR "SAM PARK" MADE ME PAY....BEWARE OF HIM

March 25th, 2008 Dagmar CA

The first time they called I had answered the phone and was flat out threatened. They threatened courts, jail time, and told me they would always be able to find me and do what they they needed to do because they have my social security number! This "company" is nothing but a gang of thugs and I hope no one ever pays them. I don't believe they are legitimate and I don't believe they collect on legitimate debts. So far they have called me every day, sometimes multiple times a day for a year!

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March 24th, 2008 sherri CO

This number calls every day for the last 7 years. I will not answer any 800 numbers. answered once and got some guy that I can't understand and just hung up on him.

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March 18th, 2008 Bob B. IN

Have had repeated messages left saying to call this number. They say it is important and not a sales promotion. I have not called back and don't intend to. I have also had calls from United Mortgage and when I told them I was on the Do not call list and had never done business with United mortgage the line suddenly went dead.

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March 16th, 2008 PamB FL

File a complaint with the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). Report that they are violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by repeatedly calling. You can also file a complaint with your attorney generals office.

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March 14th, 2008 lisac WA

03/14/2008 2:02pm 2:04pm 2:05pm 2:06pm 2:09pm 2:19pm 2:26pm
I feel really bad for this Robert Watson guy. They've left 6 messages for him

March 14th, 2008 lisac

and yes - I did get two simultaneous calls from them yesterday. I don't know how the hell they managed that