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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



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bcr calls from 97 phone numbers:

041-335-5729 201-210-5417 201-537-4646 201-607-2732 202-540-9392 202-601-2764 202-607-2721 202-607-2731 202-607-2732 202-607-2733 202-607-2744 202-607-2746 202-607-2748 202-607-2749 202-607-2752 202-607-2756 202-607-2806 202-607-2807 202-607-3731 20260742733 202-683-1404 202-687-2733 210-757-0981 210-897-3964 213-452-6539 253-205-8166 262-988-6057 270-681-4871 301-710-5264 303-381-1601 310-464-1431 310-683-0236 323-215-1958 330-212-9116 401-830-4254 404-567-4469 404-665-3208 440-933-6916 469-713-1353 469-713-1834 502-324-1322 503-210-5003 509-774-4955 510-984-2691 513-253-0368 517-306-2733 520-254-4627 571-281-1529 573-342-4805 586-486-3531 586-486-6325 602-235-0954 614-503-0270 615-656-3754 619-374-0123 619-374-0125 619-374-0126 619-374-0127 619-374-0128 630-318-2552 630-505-3008 682-587-2493 707-238-4461 708-724-1167 717-428-2670 718-285-6618 727-213-9122 757-544-9481 763-405-0002 800-265-8825 800-307-3697 800-330-3128 800-831-0127 800831731 800-831-7311 816-931-0993 847-613-0098 866-228-8944 866-364-9829 866-364-9836 877-561-7587 877-788-1060 877-788-1070 888-276-8209 888-276-8572 888-276-8574 888-714-2338 901-466-2473 918-379-4562 951-808-5008 952-259-1101 952-934-7777 954-674-2391 954-688-4667 972-607-3416 984-626-8715 985-878-5709


(952) 259-1101

February 19th, 2014 Caruso VA

Had a call from this number and they left no message

(202) 607-2733

January 27th, 2014 julie IL

Apparently, These people have been at it for a long time, and have had MANY violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Read the article below:

(877) 788-1060

January 27th, 2014 Julie IL

Apparently, These people have been at it for a long time, and have had MANY violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
Read the article below:

(800) 265-8825

December 7th, 2013 STOP CALLING AZ

Midland Credit Management!!!This company has many different #'s. I block the number and then they call from another one. They never leave a message and when you do pick up they ask for people I have never heard of!!!. You tell them this and they harass you more!!!

If Midland Credit Management reads this take the hint, I am not John, James, Ruth, Jesus or any other name you want to ask for!!! Tell your "Skip Tracers" to stop calling wrong numbers and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE STOP CALLING!!!

(202) 607-2746

November 5th, 2013 Me KY

These idiots are calling for a Columbia House account that I closed over 5 years ago- said I owed $85, told them I had closed that and wasn't paying them nothing

(800) 265-8825

October 21st, 2013 Mrs. Morgan

They always call at 8:00am and don't even wait for the machine to pick up. I used to work for a real collections agency and this is not proper conduct. The $16,000 lawsuit is applicable here. Have a field day if you have time!

October 20th, 2013 Megan OR

I have been getting at LEAST 3 calls from these people, 7 days a week, starting at 8am and going as late as 7-8pm at night. I have answered several times, repeating the SAME thing over and over.

It's for an T-Mobile old bill, that per my records was less than 500 when they sent me my "final notice" (I'd lost my job) and that they were sending me to collections. MCM is telling me I owe over 1000 dollars now.

If the calls and the bill weren't enough, I have told them over and over, that I am a student, I am living off of the good graces of family after losing my job, I do not have unemployment or any income that I can use to pay. Their response? "Ok ma'am, I see that you have said before that you are unable to pay due to no work and no money, and you have told me today you are unable to pay due to no work and no pay. I am going to put this down as a refusal to pay."

Really? Refusal to pay? I'm seriously ready to block this number.

October 20th, 2013 martha CO

I received a phone call too this morning around 8:00 am on a Sunday. I didnt answer, since I do not know this number and have no debt either. This people should be sued.

October 20th, 2013 M Mckenzie TX

This number called, it said bill collector from Midland Tx. We have no bills & owe no one. This call was made on Sunday the 20th-2013.To my understanding even if there was such a
bill, they cannot call on weekends and after 9:pm @ night. This was a call on Sunday @ 8:29 a.m. This is not right& I could NOt speak to anyone, since it was Sunday, on Sundays people sleep in, this place is rude & this not the time to call, especially someone that does not owe, anybody. I want this turned in immediately to whom ever needed. Someone needs to take care of these wrong numbers for bill collectors & especially calling someone that knows nothing about it on A Sunday morning @ 8:29 A.M. I will pursue this until it is resolved, so if you can help please do! We have NO idea who this place is nor what it pertains to, since we owe no one! Its going to stop!

October 18th, 2013 SailingCyclops CT

The best solution to all these annoying calls is:


Yo can block whole area codes, like 800, 877.... etc, and individual numbers. Your phone never rings on blocked numbers. The caller is answered and then immediately hung up on. Peace and quiet!!

See: www.youtube.com

October 18th, 2013 K Yeager VA

Nobody on the other end of the call.Caller ID says it it MCM.

October 17th, 2013 Mario DiLeo CA

Called cell phone @ 6:05 PM, 7:05 PM & 8:05 PM ...male with heavy accent left one message...

October 14th, 2013 Tim TX

Calls 3 to 4 times per day and never leaves a message. We do not answer 8xx numbers nor do we call them back if no message is left. Finding this is MCM and possibly scammer, we are glad not to call them.
We are are the Do Not Call registry.

October 14th, 2013 ted MA

This phone number 800-265-8825 is owned by karen Chuley 25 Clintin St Seneca Falls , NY. This is getting annoying, please stop calling my number.

October 14th, 2013 sam MA

I talked with karen chuley and told that I reported her to the police and to stop harassing people. Maybe we all should call her and tell her to stop calling over and over.

October 13th, 2013 Derek TX

This number is from Midland Credit Management. They will call at all hours of the day, including before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m. as well as on Sundays...which is illegal. I finally answered the phone today (Sunday morning) and told the guy that I was recording the call and that he can't call on Sundays and if he does that I will turn them in for harassment. Haven't heard back from them! All you have to do is go on record of telling them that any further correspondence MUST be done by mail. If they continue to call, then you can get them in big trouble. They have already lost countless class action suits for falsifying original dates of delinquency for purposes of being able to file lawsuits for judgements. I have done a lot of research on consumer rights and believe me...I use that knowledge to aggravate them when I am in one of my moods! Have fun with them...I do!

October 13th, 2013 Debbie CA

Made an error in my last comment...(first line). It should read, "...notice of what you owe five days....".

October 13th, 2013 Debbie CA

I found out that they are supposed to send you a written notice of what ow five days after their initial contact. I have not received anything and I think they are a scam. I know I owe nothing and my credit report proves it. As for my credit card, I have all my records for the past few years to prove payments. I really don't want to answer these calls. On the other hand, if I do, and ask them all the relevant questions, they might realize that they can't rattle me (just annoy me).

I'm going to call Consumer Law Firm of Francis & Mailman (877-735-8600) on Monday. This is the contact number I found on the site listed in my past comment. There are also comments on that site that show many other people are experiencing what we are.

Then I'll try the FTC...if they aren't affected by the shutdown.

October 13th, 2013 Canadian Germany

The public schools are infiltrated by devil-worshipping pedophiles who work with other politicians, corporations and multi-billionaires to enforce a globalized government, labelled by theorists as a "New World Order".

Benjamin Levin,a Deputy education Minister in Ontario, Canada--was recently charged with using fake numbers to lure a teenage girl to sexual exploitation.

Meanwhile,users who go by aliases like "Mike", "LBJ", "Not Loyola", etc are discrediting the information.

Parents should check on their children's phone activities to protect them from sexual exploitation, especially when the exploitation comes from people who are considered members of higher social status like teachers, Principals, politicians, etc.

October 12th, 2013 Concerned Dad CA

I just learned that this organization keeps calling my 12 year old daughter over and over, even when she is in class. They know that she is a minor, there's no reason to call her whatsoever, yet they keep calling to talk to her, which makes me assume they're pretty sick. Based on some of the comments below it looks like I'm not the only one with this concern, and I'll be damned if I'm going to let some pedophile hiding behind the name "Midland Credit Management" prey on my kid. We're on the Do Not Call List (like that means anything anymore) and they've been told multiple times to back off. Next stop: police report.

October 11th, 2013 Debbie CA

The whole URL address didn't post in my last comment. I'll try it again. If you only see up to the .com, add /Midland_Credit_Management_Inc.htm


October 11th, 2013 Debbie CA

The FDCA can possibly help. I found the link below that outlines what these credit people can NOT do. If they are in breach of these rules, you can sue for $1,000...and that can be just for harassment. Keep a record of when these calls come in (date and time). Apparently, there are a LOT of complaints against this company.


October 11th, 2013 Debbie CA

I've been getting 3 - 4 calls a day and I am keeping a record (43 since Sept. 23rd). They all seem to come at the same times each day, give or take 10 minutes. I don't answer the phone. But I am thinking on doing so and telling them up front that I am recording the call. I made a list of questions...which I posted in here a few days ago. I'm sure they can't answer any of them. I'm just tired of them calling.

I used to pick up the receiver to answer and click the # pound 5 - 6 times and very quickly. If it's an automated call, I get "kicked out" and I don't get calls back...at least from that particular number. It didn't work for 800-265-8825. So it has to be some kind of other generated call.

My phone number is unlisted and with the DNC and I've had this number for about 7 years. Possibly the person before me who had this number owes a ton of money. Or maybe this Midland Credit is just making up numbers to see if they work. I've gotten calls from credit collectors looking for other people and they have been very nice. I'd ask them to take my number off their list and they all have done so.

October 9th, 2013 Lovina CA

Got a call from them yesterday. This is a new number we do not give out or even use. Hubby picked up the phone and told them it was the Butt plug help line. Told them the current one they had was probably too small and that they should go to the hardware store and buy a 2 x 4 and shove it up instead. Caller hung up on him. LOL I am going to let him answer all of these calls since we don't use or give out this number to anyone. We laughed so hard, I suggest you try it.

October 8th, 2013 Jason AZ

As other people have reported, they call and never leave a message. If the caller ID does not indicate who is calling, I just collect the numbers and report them to the National Do Not Call Registry. They may be ineffective in stopping the calls but it is my only way of fighting back.

October 5th, 2013 Jk MA

We all need to check out credit reports for accuracy every few months

October 5th, 2013 Jk MA

They only call early mornings every weekend and never leave a message! Very strange so I never answer for that reason. I do not owe Amy debt and I will never answer there calls they are wasting there time lol

October 4th, 2013 elsa CA

keeps calling without leaving any message

October 4th, 2013 Debbie CA

While I'm home, I turn off my answering machine. I'm hoping that when this number calls and not even a machine picks up, they will stop calling. I'm not answering it. I have no outstanding debt and my credit report says so.

But I am thinking of answering the call and seeing if they can answer these questions:

What was purchased?
When was it purchased?
What is the amount?
What credit card was used?
What is the date of the purchase?
What is the exact name on the credit card?
What are the last four digits?
What is your company name?
Who am i talking to?
What is your employee ID number?
Why don't you leave messages when you call?
What is the name of your supervisor?
Who or what company told you I owed money?

I'm not afraid of them because I have a clean credit rating. I'm just annoyed. It's possible that whoever had my number before me ran up a debt. Or someone has been giving a bogus number that happened to belong to me.

I figure and HONEST company will answer them all professionally.

October 4th, 2013 lg IN

Good grief--3 calls in less than 15 minutes. I do not answer calls from unknown numbers. I have voice mail. If you really need me, then use my voice mail and leave me a message.

October 4th, 2013 Jude MO

Received 4 calls from them on Oct.2nd & 3 calls today, Oct. 3rd. Caller ID says Unknown. They will not leave a message. You'd think if someone calls you 7x in 2 days they're really wanting something. So why not at least leave a message.

September 30th, 2013 Micheal PA

Debt Collectors

September 29th, 2013 StopPedophiles CO

Well this is about one of them. Is this any good? This woman must have been found not guilty because she is at the TSAA as Chair. I got this from an ECI teacher who just retired and has gone to work at the College of Teachers.







THE INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE OF THE ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TEACHERS, pursuant to section 26, subsection (5) of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 (the “Act”), Statutes of Ontario, 1996, chapter 12, has directed that the matter hereinafter described regarding the conduct or actions of Gordana Anne Stefulic, Certificate No176236 , be referred to the Discipline Committee of the Ontario College of Teachers.

IT IS ALLEGED that Gordana Anne Stefulic is guilty of professional misconduct as defined in subsections 30(2) and 40(1.1) of the Act in that:

(a) she failed to maintain the standards of the profession, contrary to Ontario
Regulation 437/97, subsection 1(5);

(b) she abused a student or students physically, sexually, verbally, psychologically or emotionally, contrary to Ontario Regulation 437/97, subsection 1(7) and engaged in sexual abuse of a student or students of a nature defined in sections 1 and 40 (1.1) of the Act;

(c) she failed to comply with the Education Act, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1990, chapter E.2, and specifically section 264(1)(c) thereof or the Regulations made under that Act, contrary to Ontario Regulation 437/97, subsection 1(15);

(d) she committed acts that having regard to all the circumstances would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional, contrary to Ontario Regulation 437/97, subsection 1(1Cool; and

(e) she engaged in conduct unbecoming a Member, contrary to Ontario Regulation
437/97, subsection 1(19).


1. Gordana Anne Stefulic (the “Member”) is a member of the Ontario College of

2. At all material times, the Member was employed by the Toronto District School Board
(the “Board”) as a Principal at [XX] School (the “School”) in Ontario.

3. During the 2007-2008 academic year, the Member granted and/or permitted Student No. 1
and Student No. 2, two male students of the Board under the age of sixteen years, entry
and/or access to her Facebook page and by so doing, allowed Student No. 1 and Student
No. 2 to access inappropriate and/or view material including:

(a) A photographic image of a male person without a shirt, wearing a Speedo bathing suit and titled, “Meal of the Day”;

(b) A drawing showing a naked woman depicting her breasts and a naked man holding a string which was tied to his well endowed penis.

4. During the 2007-2008 academic year, the Member,

(a) permitted a student and/or students to have access to a personal laptop computer which she knew or ought to have known contained images of a pornographic nature or erotic nature, which appeared to depict young adolescent males;

(b) permitted a student and/or students to have access to the classroom computer which she knew or ought to have known contained pornographic images and/or violent cartoon images and/or images of naked bodies;

(c) requested and/or allowed Student No. 3, Student No. 4 and Student No. 5, male students, to give her a massage; and

(d) made no efforts to deter or prevent a student and/or students from seeking to massage her back.

THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A HEARING pursuant to sections 30 and 32 of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, to decide whether the allegations are true and whether Gordana Anne Stefulic is guilty of professional misconduct. A copy of the Rules of Procedure of the Discipline Committee and of the Fitness to Practise Committee will be provided upon request.

THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE WILL MEET on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to set a date for the hearing of this matter. The Committee will meet on the 12th floor of the offices of the Ontario College of Teachers at 101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario.


If you wish, you or your legal counsel may contact College Counsel to discuss the scheduling of a hearing date to determine whether a date for the hearing can be agreed upon. If a date for the hearing can be agreed to, in accordance with Rule 4.02(2) of the Rules of Procedure of the Discipline Committee and of the Fitness to Practise Committee, the hearing will proceed on the agreed date.



IF THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE FIND YOU GUILTY of professional misconduct, you are liable to the penalties set out in section 30 of the Act.

A MEMBER whose conduct is being investigated in proceedings before the Discipline Committee may examine before the hearing any written or documentary evidence that will be produced or any report, the contents of which will be given as evidence at the hearing. You or your representative
may contact the office of Caroline Zayid of McCarthy Tétrault LLP, solicitor for the College in this matter, at Suite 5300, Toronto Dominion Bank Tower, Toronto, ON M5K 1E6, telephone 416-601-

Date: January 14,2013

Michael Salvatori, OCT
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer
Ontario College of Teachers
12th Floor, 101 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 0A1

TO: Gordana Anne Stefulic
[XX] [XX]

AND TO: Calderoni Steer Wanderon McTavish & Smith LLP
2 Sheppard Ave E
North York ON M2N 5Y7
Dale Stump, Solicitor for the

B E T W E E N :




McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Suite 5300
Toronto Dominion Bank Tower
Toronto, ON M5K 1E6

Caroline R. Zayid
Tel. 416 601-7768
Fax 416 868-0673

David E. Leonard
Tel. 416 601-7684
Fax 416 868-0673

Solicitors for the
Ontario College of Teachers


September 28th, 2013 Jason AZ

I had a call from this number yesterday and again today. Judging form the comments, it is a good thing my caller ID took the call. Since my wife and I have an absolutely clean credit report, this would appear to be a scam or else, someone has used our number as a bogus reference number. At any rate, I will monitor my caller ID and not answer the phone. By the way, they did not leave a message either time they called.

September 27th, 2013 Jackie CA

They said the call would be recorded and asked if was home and I said wrong number because they didn't say where they were calling or anything caller I'D says toll free number....

September 24th, 2013 JO BO TX


September 24th, 2013 penny lane AL

BEWARE! Never answer a call from this number. These sub-humans are illiterate and inarticulate bottom feeders. When you can understand them, which is rare, their language and grammar is atrocious. Screaming and cursing you is their primary mode of communication. My advice would be to buy a whistle, pick up the call, do not speak. Just start blowing.

September 23rd, 2013 Thrilled TX

I blocked this name & number using CallClerk software. For almost a year, I have blocked 87 numbers with ability to block an untold number more. That way I will not run out of numbers I can block. Even works with a wild card to block numbers that show a name but no number or number but no name. It keeps a log so I can see how many times a number has called in the event I care to report them.

September 21st, 2013 Dokey -Do MI

Voicemail - recorded female voice stated that all representatives are busy assisting other customers. A "representative" came on the line and said, "Hello? Hello?" and hung up. Apparently, this is Midland Credit Services and a ripoff or scam. I have excellent credit.

September 20th, 2013 mike PA

thay call me 10 times a day 7 days a week can i stop them???????

September 19th, 2013 Pam WA

Answer to a "please hold your party will be here shortly". Did not wait,

September 18th, 2013 John TX

They just called me, but I left it unanswered as I do with all the uninvited calls from 800 numbers after 8pm.

September 17th, 2013 carol FL

This number if part of Praxis collections and handle bills for Credit One credit cards... Go online to the BBB and put their name in and it will come up and from there submit your complaints, I have done so already and the BBB had responded the next day

September 16th, 2013 ANoNO TX

Looking over my Google Voice BLOCKED & SPAM LIST for the day I see these idiots called again Yesterday @ 11:16 AM.
Caller: Midland Credit Management (MCM)
Call Type: Debt Collector

September 13th, 2013 ed TX

never leave message

(404) 665-3208

September 12th, 2013 Gary SC

It is a collection agency

(800) 265-8825

September 12th, 2013 scmoo MS

called at 8:49 a.m. left no message when machine picked up; caller ID showed "toll-free" and the phone number. I too am on the DO NOT CALL LIST. Call not legit or they would leave a message.

September 11th, 2013 Greg CA

Reported as a violation of the DNCL.

(202) 607-2746

August 14th, 2013 Lisa VT

got this call today & while reporting here, I read Amos' report. Sorry but I had to giggle at the absurdity! ((in no way shape or form am I in any bias, group, sect nor denomination. Seems that I am not the only person---now what in 'Gods' name does AT&T have to do with trying to get US to pay for ANY funeral, minister or not? White, black, pink, green--? Way2go Amos, lol at the 'dig the ole boy up'--& what constitutes having a # in WDC w/addy in Minnesota, eh? (lol) Also I question--how did the ssn's come into play? The fact of jail or legal stature? was that just good PI work, Amos? I have to A S S ume so!! Thank you for being here!!

(630) 505-3008

July 28th, 2013 Recluse PA

These scumbags call my cellphone every day, violating "do not call" laws and also the TOS of their provider, Windstream, but Windstream doesn't care either. Turnabout is fair play. Let's annoy them with hang-up phone calls and "spam" emails - fill in their email addies at "grow your penis" websites, etc.so they get inundated with spam. Can't find a toll-free number for Kantar OPS but email is: info@kantaroperations.com, fax #212-621-0916, phone 630) 505-0066 Windstream is: 866-445-5880 and 800-481-5441 and support@windstream.net

(800) 307-3697

July 23rd, 2013 ARNIER VA

Calls several times a day - please stop!!!

(954) 688-4667

June 11th, 2013 Sunny FL

Horrible people who can't speak proper English. They are liars and scammers trying to get money.

(202) 607-2731

June 6th, 2013 ci IN

this is a company out of India operating here and the address given to me is
June 6, 2013- PHONE CALL STATING I OWE COLUMBIA HOUSE DVD CLUB 90.00 caller had india accent and I told him I did not ever get a Columbia house account and it was wrong person.
T1-08 COLO 1 202 607 2731
Received Colorado exchange
Bureau of collections Recovery INC. 7575 Corporate way Eden Prairie Minnesota 55344

(202) 607-2744

May 16th, 2013 Tired CA

Tired of these calls, they call me non stop! Can't anything be done stop this? What is the purpose of having laws?

(202) 607-2807

May 7th, 2013 Chris MO

THis is some jerk called Cpt Ed John Medina. He has never been in the US Army and pretends he's a Captain to get girls. He keeps calling to get the veterans to stop calling him. He's a liar and cheat. He has never been in the Army and can't get in the Boy Scouts. A poor stupid man with no manhood.

(630) 505-3008

April 24th, 2013 Tired TX

These idiots called at 9:00 tonight!! How do these people get away with this??!!

April 20th, 2013 Samantha FL

Call came in Saturday and the caller left no message, just hung up. Bahumbug!

(571) 281-1529

April 18th, 2013 ababa VA

I keep getting a call from 571-281-1529. I don't know them. Any idea?

(877) 788-1070

April 18th, 2013 oscar TX

received a message from my boss stating that I owed money and I needed to pay them or I was getting in trouble. I called them and asked for the woman Kate that is the name she gave my boss. They did not have a kate working there red flag 1 should have followed gut on that one. they could not tell me where I lived had an old address over 20 years old. they wanted to collect on an old att bill for 20 dollars so I gave them credit card info big mistake. had to call back and cancel payment after talking to att

(202) 607-2744

April 17th, 2013 jui CA

Bureau of Collection Recovery Inc.
7575 Corporate Way,
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

Toll Free Contact:

file THIS WARDIALING formal complaint with the FCC:

calling every three seconds and not-communicating violates ALSO the 1984 telecommunication Act

(630) 505-3008

April 4th, 2013 sc MS

called at 8:02 p.m. left no message; caller id showed Millyard Brown - needs to quit calling. My answering machine states "unsolicated calls will be reported".

March 27th, 2013 Tom TN

These obnoxious jerks called again at 7:40 last night. No message again. These creeps call several times a week but it doesn't seem important enough to leave a message. Put them on call block. Let's see how long it takes for them to call from a different number.

March 25th, 2013 Tom TN

These morons called again today, didn't leave a message. Let's just do away with no call lists and save various governments a lot of money.

March 23rd, 2013 PEN--DE-HO TX


March 22nd, 2013 Tom TN

These creeps just don't seem to have a clue. Some reports say it's Millward Brown and other times it's Kantar Ops. Could it be Millard/Kantar Scams?

(877) 788-1060

March 18th, 2013 Michelle TX

I've received several calls and threatening letters from this so called company. Accounts I do not have or ever had stating I owe over $993.27. I told them politely I do not owe this money and if for some reason I did I will contact the company I owed the money to directly. And the answer I got from this "Dan" person is if you do I will take your house, car and every thing else you might own. Excuse me but that is ILLEGAL...AND I AM GOING TO TAKE THESE PEOPLE DOWN!

(202) 607-2732

February 26th, 2013 DizLiz CO

This was BCR Collections. They didn't leave a message on my answering machine.

(952) 259-1101

February 19th, 2013 Ming OH

Called my cell but no message, freaked me out a little.

(800) 265-8825

February 13th, 2013 arlene IN

These calls need to stop. I am on the do not call list and from what i have read on here it is all fraudulent.

(202) 607-2731

February 13th, 2013 Fred MO

They are calling the wrong person. I do not have any debt and they are looking for some guy that moved out of this address 5 years ago. NO I do not know him, but the neighbors told me he moved out back then. My next call is to the Att Gen office and the BBB.

(630) 505-3008

February 4th, 2013 BR OH

Survey company. I've told them 3 times to remove me from their list and that the number they called is my personal WORK cell phone and to STOP calling a work number. They won't stop. I've programmed my work cell phone to not ring when they call. That's about all you can do.

(800) 265-8825

January 10th, 2013 jaak7777 PA

midland credit COLLECTIONS

(630) 505-3008

December 13th, 2012 Melissa TX

Have called continuously for weeks now. Never leaves a message. Rings back busy.

December 7th, 2012 sl FL

Received this call one minute after the call from Portfolio Recover 7579613544.

(800) 265-8825

November 27th, 2012 JJ TX

I have been getting calls from "UNKNOWN CALLER" no phone number so I finally picked up and I asked what he wanted he said he needed to speak to me (asked for me by name) I said "she is not available". I asked who was calling and to leave his number as "she" will call back. He said his name is JERRY KINGSTON ( I see he changes his name like changing hats) and he is calling from MCM. Well I don't know any JK or anyone from MCM. He gave me a number to call back... 800-265-8825. He had an accent and I am guessing he is calling from INDIA. I am fed up as this person calls at all hours, everyday. I will block his phone number. Next time he calls I will pick up and put the receiver in the drawer. I have no intention of calling back or having any dealings. I think this is a scam and they buy the names,otherwise how did they get my name and number.

(202) 607-2731

November 16th, 2012 pwr TX

Scum sucking pig debt collector.

(800) 265-8825

October 31st, 2012 Holman SC

This guy called thomas scared our daughter to death saying if her mother didnt call him back she wouldbe in jail

October 29th, 2012 Marc CA

have called consitantly at 9pm California time, no message, no call back #, never heard of them befor now, and located this site saying scam!!!!

(800) 307-3697

September 28th, 2012 lawer sue u MB Canada

my lawer going to sue there ass off

September 25th, 2012 Ron Esposito PA


(800) 265-8825

September 11th, 2012 haha5 CA

Calls for random names of people we haven't heard of.

We get bunches of these, the folks who had our number (10 years ago) were deadbeats... last few years it's just random names.

August 29th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Lee, the large volume debt collectors have been outsourcing to South Asia for years now. Some are owned outright by Indian firms.

I would really like to see where you've pulled your statistics regarding the most likely persons to pay fraudulent debt. The wealthy have no problem outspending their opponents in court. It's the middle and lower classes which are the low hanging fruit, who often don't know they have rights or legal tools to fight with. I can't go a month without reading about someone who paid off some debt they never owed simply because their credit report and a major purchase were being held hostage by a lawbreaking collector. Don't even get me started on the ''sewer service'' scandals like we've seen in Minnesota.

Here are guides to the federal laws which protect the rest of us who can't buy our way out of trouble:

August 27th, 2012 Lee CA


I suspect MCM group is using low-paid foreign workers from India who could speak English. I suspect the Job of MCM is to keep calling the same number over and over asking for a Fake name or Non-Existing Person. This is a NEW kind of Making Money invented by the Chinese and India, the purpose of strategy is to bother people so they have to deal with the bills that they never owe to avoid being harassed, I suspect MCM group also using the other method is to report to 3 credit bureaus the deb that victims do not owe .

MOST of people in US don't pay the deb that we do not owe but estimate 02% of rich people will pay to this kind of threat to avoid being harassed or to face a bad credit reports .

The math is to make phones call to thousands people a month and .02% of rich people who will pay, as I suspect it is MCM group will Make A Fortune by using this criminal method. Recently, Vietnamese police arrested 10 Chinese doing this kind of business in Vietnam .

If MCM group is a legitimate collection agency , they will not have more than 1,000 complaints file in BBB website about "wrong number" harassment phone calls, false credit reports, also thousands of people report about MCM group on the internet about MCM group consistent with the phone calls to a "wrong person", "wrong numbers".

August 16th, 2012 JrK RI

two three times a day no message left,or nobody there when picking up and saying hello

(202) 607-2731

August 1st, 2012 amos NC

Caller ID is BCR 18777881057. Its a landline in Washington DC. Bureau of Collection Recovery Inc., 7575 Corporate Way, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344 These are AT&T's pond scum debt collectors. They will not clear your debt. They don't even care if they are seeking the former owner of the phone number. In my case they wanted me (not a negro) to pay for the funeral of a negro minister (250-07-4832) who died in 2000 per social security death list. Seems that his negro felon son (229-96-7687) (who died in 2003 per social security death list) was too cheap to pay for his Dad's funeral. I suggested that they go dig the ole boy up, dump his ass out on the ground and repossess the casket to settle the debt since he is not my kin. Actual debt holder probably is Edith (his wife) or Gregory (other felon son). She still resides at 3138 Truxton Road, Augusta Georgia 30906 (he's in the pen). One of them has a social security number that ends in 0081.

(404) 567-4469

June 26th, 2012 orlando

They keep callin and calling and calling and calling!!! What the hell i feel like punching them in the mouth

(630) 505-3008

June 18th, 2012 MY name OR

Called no message left @ 1:30 pm Pacific time..... NO clue who you are or why the call. AND I don't care...... I am on the DO NOT CALL list as well........If ya can not show ID and or leave message, than DO NOT BE CALLING ANYONE...........!!!!!!!

June 17th, 2012 Pam WA

I hope they stop calling soon as I keep getting them every day even satur and sunday unreal. I quess I will call phone co and see if I can block these calls

June 9th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Again, do not follow the poor example of Joni Watkins, R. Williams, ''7032579301'', and Charles. Your caller does not maintain this site or this web page. Your caller is not going to dutifully study random forum complaints. Your caller cannot magically determine which numbers should not be called based on anonymous comments. Don't start slapping your own phone numbers here unless you want them harvested by actual criminals.

If you want survey calls to end, you must make your request DIRECTLY and PROPERLY. Either speak to a rep or send Certified mail and confirm whatever phone number you'd like the survey firm to stop calling. A legit survey firm will take a polite request seriously. Making fuming comments here won't work. Tooting whistles and air horns like a bratty child won't get it done. Whining about the Do Not Call registry is irrelevant, since surveyors are not sales reps.

In the US, the magic phrase for most survey and sales calls is NOT ''take me off'', but ''Add this number to your Do Not Call list''. Surveyors are not held by federal law to the thirteen hour daily calling window imposed on sales and debt collection calls. The more polite firms observe similar hours, and only your state law might say any different.

By the way, here's a link to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site nearly begged everyone to read at registration time. See items 28 through 32.

Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry

The Kantar Operations website tells you repeatedly that ''participation in research is entirely voluntary'' and ''all participation is voluntary.''


Their clients know they will be wasting their money if a hired survey firm operates illegally or rudely. When you find a survey firm has actually done something illegal or impolite, and not merely created brief inconvenience, *then* you will have a valid complaint.

June 6th, 2012 charles OH


(202) 607-2746

May 30th, 2012 amos NC

Caller ID is BCR 18008317311. Its a landline in Washington DC. Bureau of Collection Recovery Inc., 7575 Corporate Way, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344. These are AT&T's pond scum debt collectors. They will not clear your debt. They don't even care if they are seeking the former owner of the phone number. In my case they wanted me (not a negro) to pay for the funeral of a negro minister (250-07-4832) who died in 2000 per social security death list. Seems that his negro felon son (229-96-7687) (who died in 2003 per social security death list) was too cheap to pay for his Dad's funeral. I suggested that they go dig the ole boy up, dump his ass out on the ground and repossess the casket to settle the debt since he is not my kin. Actual debt holder probably is Edith (his wife) or Gregory (other felon son). She still resides at 3138 Truxton Road, Augusta Georgia 30906 (he's in the pen). One of them has a social security number that ends in 0081.

(202) 607-2733

May 27th, 2012 Resident47 RI

If you can suspend your bashing on our legally elected President for two minutes of non-hate, you might realize that if anyone is guilty of a false front it is this debt collector. Posing as any government agency is a serious violation of federal law, the FDCPA, which can get them sued by each victim of such a lie. Ditto for Andy's story of BCR trying to get a non-debtor to cover the bills of the long deceased.

Learn how to exercise your FDCPA rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot-gov. See also if your state laws are stronger.

May 24th, 2012 amos NC

It appears to be Acorn Calling and saying that it represents Medicare and that they need the person at this phone number to pay for medicare bills for some one who used to have this number. Its either ACORN working as a collection agency for Obama or medicare fraud authorized by Obama.

May 21st, 2012 andy NC

Caller ID is Unknown Name. Its in Washington DC. Bureau of Collection Recovery Inc., 7575 Corporate Way, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344 These are pond scum debt collectors for AT&T. They will not clear your debt or even care if they are seeking the former owner of the phone number. In my case they wanted me (not a negro) to pay for the funeral of a negro minister (250-07-4832) who died in 2000 per social security death list. Seems that his negro felon son (229-96-7687) (who died in 2003 per social security death list) was too cheap to pay for his Dad's funeral. I suggested that they go dig the ole boy up, dump his ass out on the ground and repossess the casket to settle the debt since he is not my kin. Actual debt holder probably is his wife or other felon son who has a social security number that ends in 0081 and still resides at 3138 Truxton Road, Augusta Georgia 30906.

(630) 505-3008

May 19th, 2012 Linda MI

They want to survey someone aged 14-24. Sorry, no one of that age in this household.

This was their fourth attempt to contact me. Now that they have their answer, maybe they'll go away.

(202) 607-2731

May 18th, 2012 Janice TX

Tired of calls from this # and similar #s building up on my Caller ID . . . . . no messages left on answering machine . . . . . I answered the phone and heard what I expected to hear, i.e. somone asking to speak to someone unknown to me. I told the Caller, "{That person} doesn't live here; I don't know {that person}; and if you don't stop calling my #, I'll report you to the authorities". {click} Hope he got the message!

(630) 505-3008

May 3rd, 2012 joe ON Canada

They say rearch center.

April 27th, 2012 7032579301 VA

i don't know who this is. but please don't call us again .

(877) 788-1070

April 9th, 2012 Greg IL

The company is called Bureau of Collection Recovery. Their pertinent information is noted below:

Bureau of Collection Recovery
7575 Corporate Way
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344
952-259-1191 fax

(202) 607-2731

April 9th, 2012 Greg IL

The company calling is Bureau of Collection Recovery. Their pertinent information is below:

Bureau fo Colelction recovery
7575 Corporate Way
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

(877) 788-1070

April 6th, 2012 who knew PA

get a little tried of the phone calls- bcr- will not tell us whats in refer to - Tell them we are not who they are looking for. will tell them the next time to get lost, now they are calling our cell phones.

(202) 607-2731

April 5th, 2012 Resident47 MA

Who are ''they'' who won't let you record, Texas? Your state has a single party consent law like about two-thirds of the nation. Also, no debt collector is going to spring for the six dollars to send you Cert Mail. Its lawyer might do so if you're already in litigation.

Karen, I will say it once more for you and for every other ''not me'' case. Stop beating your head against the phone waiting for unresponsive reps and make your demands on paper. A shifty collector like BCR will ignore verbal requests precisely because you cannot prove you made them.

(954) 688-4667

March 16th, 2012 tricia

Liars. Scammers

(202) 607-2731

March 15th, 2012 Texas TX

They don't let me record the call, so unless it is certified mail correspondence I have nothing to say.

(630) 505-3008

March 12th, 2012 pattycake TX

Have called here 3 times today. I let it ring and they hang up on the 4th ring before it goes to the message machine. Tried calling the number back and all I get is a rolling busy signal. I am on a no call list so I don't know who these pests are and why they are calling me.

(800) 265-8825

February 27th, 2012 B WA

Left no message

(202) 607-2733

February 27th, 2012 Boysmom FL

This is a credit agency - BCR. I've been told they are nasty, nasty people! Don't take their calls & DON'T send them money!!!!

(630) 505-3008

February 22nd, 2012 R. Williams

My telephone number is private and I have been receiving calls from Kantor Ops. I didn't answer.
Please do not call anymore.
Your cooperation in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

(877) 788-1070

February 22nd, 2012 Resident47 RI

Debrah: A mysterious ''business matter'' is nearly always debt collection. BCR can't tell you even that much until you are identified as the targeted debtor. Your verbal demands to stop the calls will never stick.

If this agency thinks you owe something, be sure to respond on real paper to its federally required dunning letter with a dispute and validation request, adding that you either restrict or revoke consent to call again. Given the industry's documented need to break laws to get at your assets, you should dispute even if you agree slightly with its claim.

If the account is not legally collectable, or it's simply not you they want, you're free to send a full cease-comm, cutting off all contact. Send all notices via USPS Certified with return card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft them. Pay close attention to all communication and document it well. If those contacts yield legal violations, you may collect from *them* through a judge or arbitrator.

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

February 21st, 2012 Debrah OR

Receive a call weekly. Using my maiden name from 15 years ago. Want to verify my address. When I ask why calling am told "I need to spead with you about a business matter". Will not tell me what the business matter is, keep drilling me to verify my address. Every phone call I tell them to never call me again ... they continue to call every week.

(202) 607-2744

February 16th, 2012 AJ TX

Calls every week several times. I do not answer so I can't add anything...apologies

(630) 505-3008

January 30th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Now that you've practiced your no-call request here, Ms. Watkins, deliver it to the actual caller, which does not maintain this site or this web page.

January 30th, 2012 Joni Watkins WV

Please stop calling my home. I care for my invalid mother and have small children. Your calls are interrupting their sleep. I will take further action (legal) to stop this harrassment.

January 17th, 2012 cleojones

These people suck.. They are very aggressive.. hang up in their faces

January 13th, 2012 Annah TX

I keep getting these calls everyday at around 17 hours or so...I never answer these type of call, and they never leave a message. What do they fucking want??

(202) 607-2731

January 5th, 2012 Karen

I am getting this call frequently and they keep asking for Kathy. I have told them to take me off of whatever list my number is on. I have told them I don't even know anyone named Kathy and that I will call the phone company to have them monitor my incoming calls if they call again. Sometimes it is a man and sometimes it is a woman. The first few calls was a recording that apologized for keeping me waiting but if I would hold an agent would be right with me. I always hung up.

(630) 505-3008

December 23rd, 2011 Herb

I just let it ring...

(253) 205-8166

December 14th, 2011 Anon WA

They keep calling my house then yelling at me, calling me ignorant, then telling me I am in trouble for not paying a debt although I have never had any debts in my life. I reported them to numerous agencies both in WA. and MN.

They have another number - 952 259-1101

(952) 259-1101

December 14th, 2011 So Very Hurt Switzerland

After reading all these responses I can't believe any of you really think this is a legit company. IT'S NOT A COMPANY, ITS A RING OF SCAMMERS! My neighbor works for the Bureau of Investigations and she is now fully aware of not only this thread but also all their info. These jerks are going down hard. They called me apartment 3 weeks ago asking for someone that I had never heard of, i told them that but they kept asking me weird questions. I asked the guy if i could please speak to his supervisor, he hung up. I called the number back but they answered the phone

(520) 254-4627

November 9th, 2011 Barbara Young AZ

Answered and no direct connection. Sounded as if the call was transferred to the middle east. Did not, for the fourth time, wait for further conversation with person with middle eastern accent.

(800) 307-3697

September 19th, 2011 scott PA

tell them to stop calling my home

(202) 607-2732

September 13th, 2011 lol

Me to fk whoever it is

(630) 505-3008

September 12th, 2011 hiyasaloek United Kingdom


(202) 607-2748

August 2nd, 2011 J CT

they also use the numbers 202-607-2748, 202-607-2731, 952-259-1101, also the number will appear on the caller ID as 0118603318050, 0118609673143, 0118603318050, 1-877-458-1070. the amazing thing about this company is that they call ask for someone else and then want you to ID yourself. They just called and asked (not disrespect intented) for a name theat sounded indian. However, I have an common english name that is HARD to misprounce, when I said there is no one here by that name I hung up. They called right back (before my hand was off the receiver) and asked for another name. They don't give upand I don't even know who they are looking for or what they want.

(202) 607-2744

July 26th, 2011 maggie

they call me every day and i am getting scared ....when i answer they ask for my name and then they hang up

(630) 505-3008

July 16th, 2011 JJ

The call came on 7/16/2011 at 12:39 PM PDT on a Saturday. I have wireless phone. The caller ID gives only the number and not the name on that service. The caller identified themself as a market research firm. I was so angry I didn't bother to ask the name. I informed them that I was on the DO NOT CALL list and they had violated it. The caller said, "we are exempt because we are a market research firm." I replied that although you may CLAIM to be a market research firm, and therefore, exempt, if I ask that you remove my number from your list, you are required to comply. The caller said they were not required to comply. (Yes, they ARE required to comply!) It went back and forth. I played broken record, I kept repeating myself. They finally hung up.

July 7th, 2011 sbud MA

I called back and pressed 1 to get my number removed from their list.

June 23rd, 2011 AnnoyedIN IN

The simplest and most rude 'market research' company ever conceived, poorly trained 'interviewers' and the inability to understand the polite request of TAKE US OUT OF YOUR CALLING LIST, morons

(202) 607-2733

June 4th, 2011 Susilo Fox CA

Anoying !!

(630) 505-3008

May 19th, 2011 MAC

Did not answer the call - they did not leave a message.

(202) 607-2749

May 4th, 2011 Craig PA

Wow...everyone everywhere gets these calls...I'm the latest !!
This guys info is the best here ::::: To Don Baldwin, if you live in Minnesota there is a statute on the books that can help. It allows you to sue a company like BCR for harrassment after they have been told not to call or that the party does not live there. You can sue for $500 per call and it can be done in small claims court. We have a judge in Mankato who has held against telemarketers several times and it has gotten expensive for them.
2007-11-03 16:09:48 UTCDon Baldwin
BCR is a collection company that calls constantly. bureauofcollection.com is their url. Write a letter and tell them to stop. They are located at 7575 Corporate Way, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Their phone number is 952-934-7777 and their FAX number is 952-259-1191. I wrote to Mark Neill their Chief Operating Officer to stop the calls. They won't listen if you simply ask them not to call. I've been experiencing six months of calls from them and telling them not to call.

(630) 505-3008

May 2nd, 2011 MIKE OH


May 2nd, 2011 MIKE OH

Tired of getting calls from these people.

April 25th, 2011 m OH

You know you people amaze me, these places keep people working, yeah it might not be the best job in the world but it does keep people working, if you dont want to talk just simply hang up or tell them you want to be on the do not call list in a polite way, but being rude and obnoxious is ridiculous, People need to grow up.

(202) 540-9392

April 11th, 2011 Resident47 RI

I would lay odds this is Bureau of Credit Recovery, a debt collector which uses other DC numbers. Your verbal demands will not be met. Send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one. Learn how to exercise your rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot-gov.

April 11th, 2011 Joe GA

Caller ID says 'Washington (many spaces) DC'
Is this BCR??? We just got this phone number and have gotten calls before from this calaler id 'Washington DC' and rarely they leave a message. A couple of times they did answer and it was BCR. We have asked that they stop calling as we do not know the person they are calling for. Now they have changed their number? These people are really morons and a nuisance.

(202) 607-2744

April 6th, 2011 Linda MI

BCR called me 12 times from 2 numbers (800-831-7311 for the first and last calls, 952-259-1101 for the rest of the calls) between 12-1-09 and 3-31-10. After a flurry of calls in 12/09 and 1/10, they averaged one call every 2 weeks. They never left a message on my answering machine so I don’t know who they were looking for.

Whenever I have a caller ask to speak to the 'man of the house' (or some variation) I always say 'This IS the man of the house. Would you like to see my…(I think you get the point).' Of course, they hang up. They don’t call back either.

April 6th, 2011 debbie TX

These people call my house 3 times a day and never leave a message. When I answer They want to talk to my husband. I AM NOT MARRIED, and they keep calling. This is harassment at its best and should be tracted down, by somebody, these calls are everyday. They start in the morning, to afternoon to after allowed time. Someone let me know how to stop this

(952) 259-1101

April 2nd, 2011 Mark MD

No message, just called my cell phone

(800) 307-3697

March 29th, 2011 Glenn

Fund raising company famous for sleazy tactics - they've been sued for misrepresentation and they call and call and call and call day after day after day and hang up after two rings.

(202) 607-2807

March 22nd, 2011 Huckaby GA

These people called my home and asked for someone else. I dont know what they wanted or why they was calling my number but I'm not that person and this phone only have my name on it so why call me and ask for someone else.Then when I say I don't know what you want or why you are calling, they say do you know them or not and I say if I did you shouldn't be contacting me.Try contacting them with a number that has there name not mine.I was not about to take a message for someone I just know of and dont talk to.

(630) 505-3008

March 19th, 2011 bob IA

left no message

(800) 265-8825

March 10th, 2011 sue r CT

started calling a week ago as a blocked nbr from 8 in the morning til 4 7days a week never amessage. Do you think maybe people are working during those hours mon thru fri? Finally took a call and it was midland to settle a debt if we didn't settle today it would be a refusal to pay. Oddly enough both the person I spoke to and his supervisor had american sounding names but very thick east Indian accents

(630) 505-3008

February 11th, 2011 Janie

This is telephone company ATT. To get a survey or follow up on an order one placed or it placing and need more info.

(404) 665-3208

January 20th, 2011 margret GA

wrong name

(630) 505-3008

January 15th, 2011 sigh... VA

I find that a good, loud air horn is your best method to get rid of scum callers.

Stocking up.

January 15th, 2011 sigh... VA

Getting tons of bill collectors looking for my SISTER who doesn't even LIVE here God-freakin_damn it!

The next bill collector who calls for her is getting an air horn reply.

The one after that will be invited over for "punch".

January 13th, 2011 Resident47

I once read that "Common sense isn't all that common". Beg to differ here but there are four categories of Federal DNC exemption: Charities, debt collectors, political speech, and surveyors ... they are not included in the FTC definition of "telemarketing".

January 13th, 2011 Common sense MI

The only people exempt from dnc list are charities and campaigning politicians...know of what you speak before you speak. So the guy named not a dumb ass kinda is..lol. Oh and just to help folks, when you sign up for dnc list, save page on browser, there is a place to report problem numbers, the way it works is they don't investigate one complaint, but if a bunch of people do, then they will do something about it. I had a credit card debt reduction comp call 4 times a day everyday, I don't have cc debt, so I kept reporting them, miraculously the calls stopped, we have to do our part too, this country has turned into a bunch of whiners who don't want to lift a finger to help themselves, but expect everyone to kiss there ass, grow up and help yourselves.

(202) 607-2731

January 7th, 2011 Resident47

Darryl: Send a cease-comm via USPS Certified with card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft and send one.

Richie: While I don't discount a spoof theory, once in a while a collections rep will use a personal mobile phone to do his business in "stealth mode".

January 7th, 2011 Darryl

A collection agency who calls me asking for me, by my name, collecting a debt from at&t of over $1000 which I DO NOT owe. also 202-607-2733

(630) 505-3008

December 11th, 2010 Hank

Called the number David left 630-505-3008. Left a message that they are calling our fax machine, which we had to disconnect because of so many calls. Told them they would be reported is the calls did not stop. Will call the BBB in Il. if I have to.

(888) 276-8572

December 2nd, 2010 Resident47

Review the comment from Mr. Berger, gang. It's all solid, except that if you're not sure you owe something, make BCR validate its claim and make any contact restrictions in the same letter. The FTC and many consumer forums describe how best to format and deliver those letters. Learn your rights at FTC-dot-gov.

December 2nd, 2010 Melody AZ

Yesterday I got the call from this BCR (local #602-490-0195)at 12:03 p.m., an auto mated voice comes on to tell me that I need to call this 888-276-8572 back immediately. I didn't do it then. Today I get the same call at 11:11 a.m. this morning and I get the same message for the same number. I called it this morning and I get this music and then a guy whos tells me to hold and the line goes blank. I heard some noises in the background and I told them that I wanted to speak with someone right now. I heard a clicking noise and then I hung up. Both calls have come in with Phoenix, AZ. numbers. Two days in a row. They don't ask for anyone specific, just to call the number immediately. I'm tired of these wacks calling and using up my line time,

(630) 505-3008

November 13th, 2010 Jay CT

Call is supposedly from Kantor Op, which is a marketing research company.

BUT -- It has been reported that sometimes these calls are actually from debt collectors who are trying to get you to answer the phone. They then can validate who lives there or even say that you "agreed" that the debt is true, so they can collect after the statute of limitations runs out.

In either case, DON"T ANSWER.

It's either a marketing research company or a bill collector.

November 11th, 2010 kevinkerson India

now a day we are facing with this problem...

Find A Lawyer

(202) 607-2744

November 10th, 2010 MacBoy MI

Someone POST address info, and I will file a CLASS-ACTION against BCR

(877) 788-1060

November 9th, 2010 Anne L

Calls my cell phone every few days; always a recorded message giving hours of 8-5 and instructing me to call BCR. No idea what it is about. Called this time hoping I could make it stop. Got "BCR. ..call may be recorded...please hold the line for an account specialist..." And after a short wait, a representative answered. He was polite. They identified themselves as a collection agency.I asked them to take my number off their call list. He wanted my name and I refused. I am aware that my cell phone number was previously assigned to a non-English speaker that callers tell me was a waste hauler. Maybe that's it.

(630) 505-3008

November 7th, 2010 Fay Sheffield LA

just wish these nuisance calls would end

(877) 788-1070

November 4th, 2010 nancy CA

I got a call from BCR. and reported them to ATT and the FCC. They tried to scam me for $311 dollars. It didnt work. Make sure you report them so we can put a stop to scamers.

(202) 607-2744

November 3rd, 2010 Texas2 TX

File a complaint with the Minnesota Attorney General's office: www.ag.state.mn.us

November 3rd, 2010 Texas TX

Called 3 days in a row asking for someone who does not live here and who I do not know.

(202) 607-2732

November 3rd, 2010 Richie

They called my house while everyone was getting ready to go to sleep. I am sick & tired of these people calling my house day & night. When I first answer the call, they had a foreign accent. Plus they can't speak clearly, very rude & impolite at all from the numbers 2730 & 2732. All they wanted was my mom or dad (passed away) they just simply said. When I asked for a message, they told me that,"This was a private matter & I won't tell you our reason for calling under any circumstances what so ever." These people are rude.
Ever since then, I'm avoiding them by letting the answering machine get it. When the machine pick up the call, they never left a message at all. Also, I'm getting calls from the same company at a 985 area code from Louisiana at 8:00 in the morning.

(202) 607-2748

November 1st, 2010 Richie

They start calling from different numbers around the 8am in the morning through 5pm in the evening. The man was looking for my Mom or my Dad. He had a funnny accent that I could'nt make out. When he asked about my dad I told him that, "My Dad passed away 2 Years Ago in October of 08" & I asked him to leave a message for my Mom & he said "That this was a personal stuff & tell you what it's about". And he was going after my mom's number at work I did'nt tell him, So I got rude & hung up the phone on him. This is a total invasion of privacy asking for someone's else work number. This Number is a scam.

(877) 788-1070

October 27th, 2010 Resident47 RI

Might that be Bureau of Collection Recovery? Another bunch of scofflaws ....

If you are receiving misdirected or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, which regulates collector behavior and provides you simple tools for your own defense. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and collectors can be sued for their crimes. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov.

(202) 607-2731

October 27th, 2010 Richie

I checked the number online at 411.com & it's someone calling from a cell phone in Washington D.C. This is a scam number trying to get information or want money from us.

(877) 788-1070

October 27th, 2010 Richie

I received A call from this number real early in the morning looking for my mom. The man on the line has a foreign accent that you can barely figure out what he's saying.

(619) 374-0126

October 26th, 2010 Resident47 RI

Kelli: That's a dumb thing to say even coming from a collector. First they have to prove the account is yours, and likely cannot.

If you are receiving misdirected or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, which regulates collector behavior and provides you simple tools for your own defense. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and collectors can be sued for their crimes. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov.

(202) 607-2731

October 26th, 2010 Resident47 RI

"Michael B" was correct. Dunning by postcard or any other method which breaches privacy is illegal. Calling a workplace once told to stop and making threats are also illegal (but common) tactics. I hope he filed suit since he had a pretty strong case.

If you are receiving misdirected or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, which regulates collector behavior and provides you simple tools for your own defense. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and collectors can be sued for their crimes. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov.

October 26th, 2010 Richie

I received a call from them on a land line, it was a lady with a strange accent looking for my Mom. We are not behind on any payments or anything like that. I think they are calling to get personal information from us, so I told them that "she wasn't here" & they rudely hung up on me. Ever since then,they never call back.

(619) 374-0126

October 25th, 2010 kelli OH

BRC they wont stop calling for someone I dont know and they told me since this is my number now im responsable for the clients bill!

(630) 505-3008

October 23rd, 2010 Me AL

How can I get them to STOP CALLING?????

October 21st, 2010 VAP IL

Very Annoyed person. Not really but they did call and I did not answers and now I know to NOT answer. .

October 12th, 2010 J. Johnson CA

I have been calls from this number for months now. I do not want them calling me anymore. I have put my land line number on the do not call list, and my cell phone. Apparently they don't care.

(800) 307-3697

October 8th, 2010 Stephanie WV

3 calls 2 days in a roll with just silence on the other end.Please do not call my home phone number anymore.

(630) 505-3008

October 7th, 2010 ben NM

not home

October 2nd, 2010 Terrye S AZ

It is just annoying! I answer they don't say anything. Don't call if you are not going to talk.

(510) 984-2691

September 29th, 2010 Dale

This is BCR debt collectors at their Berkley office. Typical harassment hang-up calls from them before they try to talk to you.

(630) 505-3008

September 27th, 2010 janice AR

After being hung up on many many times, some voice came on and then a person came on who was not interested in my opinions because I AM OVER 60..AND THERE IS NO MALE IN MY HOUSEHOLD UNDER 65. The insult of annoying me with call after call at all hours only to be hung up on, then they tell me i am too old to participate in their survey....then they try to hide who the are. I called them back to ask some questions and a very annoyed young man rattled off the name and some affilliates I have never heard of. THESE PEOPLE ARE RUDE AND I WOULD CERTAINLY NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION. THIS MAKES ME WONDER ABOUT THE CREDIBILITY OF THEIR PRODUCT. I HOPE THEIR CLIENTS READ THESE NOTES.....IT IS QUITE POSSIBLE THAT PEOPLE WOULD GIVE BOGUS INFO JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE SO ANNOYING. I AM DISABLED AND IT IS NOT EASY FOR ME TO ANSWER THE PHONE ON THE FIRST RING....not to mention something that is THIS ......THIS....THIS STUPID ! I HOPE THEY NEVER CALL ME AGAIN...IF THEY DO, I JUST MIGHT JOIN IN ON THE CALL THEM BACK CAMPAIGN!

September 23rd, 2010 Dallas

Just have fun with them. If they keep calling, I answer with my best 98-year-old-non-English-speaker voice (hellooooo? nooooo...noooooo...nooooo....) no matter what they say.

September 21st, 2010 jose

get call from kantor ops caller id#630-505-3008 then half a dozen from 630=595=3008 name unavaliable

(510) 984-2691

September 19th, 2010 Brian CA

They are in Berkley, a branch of BCR debt collections. Its common for them to have an auto-dialer call you with multiple hang-up calls to get your attention before a person finally contacts you.

(630) 505-3008

September 17th, 2010 Natalie

Kantar Operations is a survey research company. They do consumer surveys regarding products, services, politics, etc. I found out that they usually don't leave messages because they are looking for people "at home now" and since they call several times (various days, varying times), they'd be leaving multiple messages. As mentioned by another poster, if you request your number removed from their call list, they comply right away.

September 16th, 2010 patty

I get a lot of hang up calls they dont like to talk to voice mail/too bad!!!

(602) 235-0954

September 13th, 2010 Ray AZ

Collection agency

(630) 505-3008

September 10th, 2010 ken PA

left no messg.

(404) 665-3208

August 30th, 2010 school GA

The same person calls several times a day asking for the same employee. I tell her she is working and cannot take the call and then the lady asks for her husband. There is no husband. They have called for the last two months and are still calling at different times during the day. We tell the lady this is a place of business and she still keeps calling.

(202) 607-2806

August 27th, 2010 they call DAILY VA

When I finally got to the end of my rope, I called the 18887142338 number, talked to a nice Indian woman named "Jane" (ha) and asked for my number to be removed. She said it would "be taken care of." Yet I'm still receiving daily calls from "BCR." Anyway, FYI, calling them won't remove your number.

(202) 607-2749

August 25th, 2010 Sbd MO

I received a call from them and they did not leave a message. I have worked in collections before and so far they have broken no fair debt collections act guide lines. I do owe some money here and there so I cannot complain. Oh and Bob, they can call mornings and weekends. Everyday of the week starting at 8am. I beleive ending at 8pm, but may be 9pm.

(800) 831-7311

August 24th, 2010 Scooter UT

I give up on these guys. My number is a new number and I've told them over and over they have the wrong person. I just call them back, do not press any keys on the phone pad and just put the head set aside and let there recording play over and over (ALL DAY). It will run up their bill and maybe they will remove my number some day.

(202) 607-2744

August 24th, 2010 Pam NY

i got calls from them before but never answer. t hey never leave a message so i know they are illegitimate creatures seeking to suck the financial blood from me and i'm not having it. i ignored it ... i don't recall receiving any communications from them and i will not respond.

(800) 307-3697

August 18th, 2010 Dave Young Canada

this is the letter I sent to xentel today
Dear Xentel (http://www.xentel.com/index.htm )

I�m only gonna ask nicely once, so please listen
PLEASE remove my number from your call list

Google search has revealed that you are the owner of the 1-800-307-3697 number that has been harassing us

Please do not call my home phone number anymore....this will be very damaging to your corporate image...especially if I have to go to the newspapers will an article that I will write for them revealing the true nature and impact on the unsuspecting average person (lots of research material on google)

We could call the article �Giving Charity a bad name�. I would send it to this man
Leonard Stern, Editorial Pages Editor (613) 726-5831 lstern@thecitizen.canwest.com
I would start with a background of my son who has being going to CHEO for juvenile arthritis since he was 2 years old. Then I�d mention how he has benefitted from the StarLight Foundation. Then I�d go on behind the scenes to look at how money is raised for charities. Then I�d go on to show how money collection in the name of charities has become big business. That�s when we roll hidden cameras all over your (and companies like your) organization.
Sounds like good press yes??

I can also pass along all your good contact info www.xentel.com so they can contact you with their harassment experiences. Maybe they�ll what to start calling your home numbers with an autodialler so you know what it feels like...i could go on...class action law suite, etc

So...unless you want to start a war... Remove my number

Glad we have this chat...since all your phone jockeys hang up in my ear when I try to get real information :)


Dave Young
Ottawa Ontario

P.s. Don�t call us, we�ll call you

(202) 607-2744

August 17th, 2010 Sandra

Have been getting call all hours of the day,when ask if I'm Sandra then they hang up.They also call when I'm not at home but never leave a message.They have several different numbers that they use,really getting tired of it.

(202) 607-2749

August 13th, 2010 Allison Norman TX

Calls my cell phone, does not leave a message, when I call back to find out what this is about, and to stop calling my private cell phone, tells me that I am getting rude and hangs up. I am going to file a complaint with the FTC.

(630) 505-3008

August 11th, 2010 David AZ

Kantar Operations (based in UK) Manager gave me an address in London ON however calls appear to coming from Illinois. Anyway please complain to Kantar Operations, 535 East Diehl Road,4th Floor, Naperville, IL 60563-1355. Their phone number is 630-505-0066. Fax is 630-505-0077.

(202) 607-2744

August 11th, 2010 Sarah TX

Have called me everyday for the past week, either early in the morning, at lunchtimes, or around dinner time. Never leave a message.

(800) 307-3697

August 11th, 2010 chris hadfield AB Canada

These idiots keep calling. Up to 3 times a day! I have been home on occassion and have asked them to STOP calling and they WON'T!!! Doesn't this fall under the catagory of harrassment???
How does one get rid of these kinds of people??
Have a sick child of my own and DO NOT need to be harrassed! We have enough to deal with right now keeping our own child healthy!!!!!


(202) 607-2746

August 11th, 2010 Pamela Jackson FL

Caller placed a call to my phone and rudely demanded my last name.

(619) 374-0125

August 6th, 2010 I bug your boss WY

The number 202-607-2746 is from Bureau of Collections (main office in Eden Prairie, MN) and the President/CEO is Marty Sarim. He can be reached by email at MSarim@BureauofCollection.com. I suggest you e-mail him everytime they call you. lol

(202) 607-2746

August 6th, 2010 I bug your boss WY

The number 202-607-2746 is from Bureau of Collections (main office in Eden Prairie, MN) and the President/CEO is Marty Sarim. He can be reached by email at MSarim@BureauofCollection.com. I suggest you e-mail him everytime they call you. lol