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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



"CRA" | cra | "CRA" ? |

cra calls from 37 phone numbers:

202-558-7442 310-601-7244 310-694-8639 310-734-6338 317-660-6103 404-551-3406 415-513-5915 505-216-0771 630-242-6623 709-772-3771 713-429-4169 717-237-5592 717-790-8730 757-271-1514 757-271-1549 757-336-8065 757-392-1660 757-743-0132 757-941-4753 757-941-5700 757-961-3348 760-494-0950 843-278-0375 864-502-1011 864-569-0719 864-569-0844 864-642-0193 864-642-1082 864-642-1572 864-644-1007 864-649-9008 864-674-8002 877-360-1616 888-285-9984 901-485-7415 956-267-3469 972-202-5297


(972) 202-5297

May 22nd, 2013 Chris Terry IN

I called the number back and Jimmy Stroogle was the name given in the voice mail message I received.

(888) 285-9984

February 1st, 2013 StuK CT

DISH-TV Marketing - Press 1 to for more information, then press 2 to be added to their Do Not Call list, it may take up to 30 days to complete the request.

January 17th, 2013 N Pollard OK

They tried get my credit card number.

(972) 202-5297

December 13th, 2012 hatescumbags MA

This is a scam company call CRA, Credit Resolution Advisors. www.bbb.org

They run fraudulent Credit Repair Scams. Report them to the BBB, Texas AG's office and donotcall.gov and fcc.gov

(888) 285-9984

November 22nd, 2012 brittany KS

i am tired of they calling everyday starting at 8;00am sometime three times aday hope something can be done i register for the no call but that don't seem to help

October 12th, 2012 Bruce

got multiple calls a day from this number.

September 24th, 2012 Texas TX

Dead air then disconnected

August 13th, 2012 bobkat ID

DISH-TV robo-caller has a special offer for me (a former subscriber). But first they apologize that no one is available to take my call, when they called me. How's that? After pressing 1 to be added to their Do Not Call list, another recording said, "thank you", so maybe my DNC request will stick. Remains to be seen.

November 9th, 2011 david909 CA

09 Nov 2011 -- 1:46 pm -- Caller ID said "unavailable". No message was left.

November 4th, 2011 david909 CA

04 Nov 2011 -- 3:08 pm -- Caller ID said "unavailable". No message was left. Believe this to be Dish Network calling to regain our business, as we are former Dish customers.

October 25th, 2011 Paula CA

Called again at 12:54. Picked up the call. Before they could answer I started screaming, telling them to stop calling me; not to call me anymore or I will call FCC. Hopefully, that works. Hung up and dialed this number. Automated system said I called Dish Network.

October 25th, 2011 Paula CA

Called at 11:58 AM and 12:20 PM. Right now it is 12:27 PM. Did not pick up either time and no message was left.

September 16th, 2011 Darrell

I have been getting multiple calls from this number. I don't answer it. No message left. I called dish network to find out if it was coming from them and was told no. It's some kind of scam and I report it to do not call registry every time they call.

(630) 242-6623

August 16th, 2011 K VA

This number has called for my mother several times. My mother lives 3 hours away from me. When I say she's not available he asks for my cousin. VERY STRANGE! I told my mother about the phone call from "Mr. Shapiro". She calls back but he won’t tell her what his business with her is. He tells her you have a checking account; just give me the numbers so we can take care of this. She tells him “No, give me the address where I need to send my payment or send me something in the in the mail and I'll send you a money order. He tells her “no” and hangs up. My sister calls to get the name of the company with an address (only stating her first name), he hangs the phone up on her. Then he immediately calls from another number (772-293-9818) and says”What’s your name and are you calling for Ms. (my mom)?” My sister still tries to get the name of the business and the address, he refuses. He then says, "I don’t have time for this" and hangs up.

*If you’re trying to collect a debt you would state the name of your company and give the address so you can receive your payment.


(888) 285-9984

June 29th, 2011 david909 CA

28 June 2011 -- 5:20 pm -- Five calls today from this number... no message left.

June 28th, 2011 david909 CA

28 june 2011 -- 12:18 pm -- several calls today from this number. called earlier from another number and left a message. we are discontinuing dish service and get multiple calls from multiple numbers.

(864) 502-1011

June 3rd, 2011 Resident47

Document everything, Pete, and warm up a lawsuit for lying about the prior letters and taunting you as if you're a wayward child. Refusing to provide an address is borderline, withholding a business name is flat wrong. The double dip on a satisfied account won't look good in the courtroom either.

All: If you are receiving repeated, misdirected, and/or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, the federal law which regulates collector behavior and provides you simple tools for your own defense. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and the means to sue at low cost. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov. See also your state laws for additional support.

(864) 642-1572

May 31st, 2011 pete

These guys are abusive and will not give you contact info for them. When I asked for contact info he told me and I quote "I will give you contact info when I want to". He said they have tried to reach me by mail at numerous addresses. Funny since I have lived at the same address for many years now and have never received anything from them. He then went into bullying me by saying "you don't pay your bills, why don't you pay your bills". What a bunch of jerks who are trying to collect on noncollectable debt as it's already been paid in full.
They also have a phone number as 864-642-1572

(864) 502-1011

May 31st, 2011 pete

These guys are abusive and will not give you contact info for them. When I asked for contact info he told me and I quote "I will give you contact info when I want to". He said they have tried to reach me by mail at numerous addresses. Funny since I have lived at the same address for many years now and have never received anything from them. He then went into bullying me by saying "you don't pay your bills, why don't you pay your bills". What a bunch of jerks who are trying to collect on noncollectable debt as it's already been paid in full.

(864) 642-1572

May 27th, 2011 a.l. AL

Rude people-never did tell who they represented, or what they were calling for. Perhaps they need a course in "TELEPHONE MANNERS."

(888) 285-9984

May 13th, 2011 S

Dish Network Sales & Marketing. Call them back and select the option to opt out of calls.

(757) 336-8065

May 10th, 2011 Mary CA

Hung up when got answer machine.

(888) 285-9984

May 6th, 2011 G.S.

Did not answer this call. After reading a comment here, it sounds like it's from a scammer pretending to be Dish Network. Can't the FCC do something about this?

(864) 642-1572

April 8th, 2011 Resident47

Well, mister Marine, I'm pretty sure these fools have zero proof of claim under the bluster. The "Money Mart" name smacks of the fake payday loan scam besides. "Pay us first and then we'll send the docs" is one of the most lame ruses in the junk debt playbook. An account that old may have slid past your state statute of limitations. They then hope you do something stupid to reset the clock, like admit to the debt or send a check.

There are two approaches you could take. One, being first 100% sure the claim is bogus, you could send CRA a total cease-comm notice. (known less politely as the "FO&D letter") This would also work well for "BB", who is getting disbelief in a skip trace call, a very typical reaction across the debt industry.

Else, given the borderline illegal rudeness already exhibited, you could return the hassle. Wait them out a few days. If they insist you owe something and don't mail a dunning letter by Tuesday, that's the beginning of their end. Later send CRA a letter disputing them and requesting validation. They have to keep quiet while obtaining that proof they likely don't have. Document all communication carefully. See if they give you more grief, the kind you can punish in court, and turn into a collection _from_ them. Any notice should be sent via USPS Certified with card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft those letters.

Now your homework: If you are receiving repeated, misdirected, and/or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, the federal law which regulates collector behavior. Learn your rights at FTC-dot-gov. See also your state laws for additional support.

April 7th, 2011 MA AZ

Called my cell. I got 30 seconds of "Please hold for an important announcement" repeated over and over again. I wanted them to answer to have them remove me from my call list but I didn't have the patience to do so.

April 7th, 2011 ACTIVE USMC NC


March 24th, 2011 BB


(888) 285-9984

March 19th, 2011 None WA

Called number back. It was Dish Network Marketing. It will ask you if you want to be put on their do not call list, press 2 and you are taken off their list. Although it may take up to 30 days.

March 7th, 2011 Bob CA

Has called 8 times in 4 hours.

(864) 502-1011

February 28th, 2011 TX TX

NCO Financial Systems (debt collector)

February 24th, 2011 Jessica CA

They had that annoying "please hold the line" message when I answered and before I could hang up someone came on the line asking for Ricardo. There is no Ricardo here.

(864) 642-1572

February 20th, 2011 Kat OK

Called my home, did not leave a Voice Mail Message. Discoved this is from Consumer Recovery Associates (CRA), LLC on 800notes.com here 800notes.com

Consumer Recovery Associates (CRA)
2697 International Parkway # 4, Suite 270
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
PO BOX 2916, VB, VA 23450
Toll Free: (866) 901-7909
Fax: (866) 596-9114

Also has an Office in SC:
135 Interstate Blvd. Suite 8
Greenville, SC 29615

Other Phone Numbers are:

Head Debt Collectors:
Christine Spruill Mr. Parker Mr. K C Scott
Peter Brunson Conrad Grey

Also found this, where someone return their Urgent Matter phone call:
... He said,

(864) 674-8002

February 14th, 2011 California CA

Caller from Jonesville, SC...Left message..."My name is Stacey & I'm calling in regards to 2790504. You or your representive need to return my call immediately."

Haven't a clue who these people are & will report them if they make contact again.

(757) 271-1514

February 12th, 2011 Hot teacher 57 Moldova, Republic of

Love me, love my dog.

(864) 674-8002

February 8th, 2011 jose VA

Don't know why they're calling me house number I am hispanic

(888) 285-9984

February 1st, 2011 Mary VA

I just called Dish Network. We are customers of theirs. The sales pitch sounded fishy and my husband hung up on them when they wanted a cc number. Dish put us on a "no call" "no solicit" list. They said that it was not their business practice to do this but it might be a retailer. I suggest, if your are a Dish customer, call them, get through the infernal answering routine of theirs and speak to a rep. They were very good with me. I didn't know there was such a "No solicit" list with them. If it is legit it's VERY BAD business practice. Hope Dish takes complaints back to the source. Godd luck everyone.

(864) 674-8002

January 29th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Horrible and owing your grandmother a grand at least, Stacey. Threat of police action is a serious FDCPA violation, and also foolish, as debt is a civil matter. See that all calls are documented, also recorded if possible. A good consumer lawyer will take such a case on contingency, with all legal fees paid by CRA when it loses.

January 29th, 2011 Stacey IN

Thes people called my 78 year old grandma and told her if she didnt give them her ss info that they wld have her arrested... These people r horrible

(864) 569-0719

January 22nd, 2011 Rseident CA

Ia woman called but didnt id herself. I just hung up.

(757) 271-1514

December 16th, 2010 Resident47 RI

Jay, tell them your employer forbids their calls and one of the numbers they pelt is assigned to a mobile phone. By law on both those counts they have to quit. Document all calls and their lies, you might need the records later if you sue.

All: If you are receiving repeated, misdirected, and/or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, the Federal law 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. See also your state laws for additional support.

December 16th, 2010 Jay CA

Cannot believe how rude this company is - they call me at my work number and my work cell number and hang up on me. I call them back and they say "is this (my name) and what is your last 4 of your social) I tell them "who are you" and they say "confirm yourself" and I ask again, how do you have my info and they hang up.

I called them back 4 times and they pick up the phone and tell me to not call them? they claim that I call them every day for the past 6 days and then hang up on me.

There is a michelle and a mr.gall are the two that I got the names for.

I am going to report them to the BBB

(864) 569-0719

December 12th, 2010 Resident47 RI

Kelly: The collector already had your credit report before he "asked", and was yanking your chain. Debt collection is a "permissable purpose" under FCRA to pull. It just can't be done under false pretense.

Real: Quite so, a debt buyer will often use that old sales gimmick of lowering an already inflated bill. When they've paid from 3 to 15% for an account and they SOOoo generously demand "only" 60% from the alleged debtor, that is no bargain.

Tom: You don't have to stand still for ongoing skip-tracing. Read up on FDCPA like I keep plugging.

December 11th, 2010 Tom CO

In Dec. 2010, I received a couple of annoying calls, asking me to return a call to 877.704.9458. I never did. I have no bad debts (plenty of good ones, though!), so I had no reason to call them back. They asked for a name unfamiliar to me, and I suspect they called the wrong number.

December 11th, 2010 Sees It Real AL

Their apparently one of the Ramora debit collection callers I say Ramora because a Ramora is a scavenger fish that hangings with a shark so it can have the scraps it leaves behind and Whats interesting to know to is those that call the "agent" (haha) who handles the call gets a percentage of what ever they Can recover Thats why they suddenly lower the settlement amount owed alot of times,I guess the some is better than nothing aspect and then theres Those that attempt to get money on a debit thats past the Statute of limitations which sounds like a good time to let states attorney general of it,Oh incidently there are links on the internet that provide state by state Statutes of Limitations involving debts.

(757) 271-1549

December 9th, 2010 Resident47 RI

Consumer Recovery Associates is another lawbreaking collector among many. "Auntie", you are correct that DNC does not apply and encouraged to complain to your AG, the AG in CRA's state, and the FTC. If you want to really put them "on notice", send a cease-comm as described by the FTC and many consumer groups. You can take them to court if that is disobeyed.

"Bunnies", you may have your own case depending on the frequency of calls and content of threats. Tell them they are ringing a mobile phone and that should stop, as the FTC doesn't want you paying for their collection activity. What "Crazy" described was a bad privacy violation. Now to actually cite the law ...

If you are receiving repeated, misdirected, and/or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, the Federal law which regulates collector behavior. Learn your rights at FTC-dot-gov. See also your state laws for additional support.

December 9th, 2010 Auntie NV

I was annoyed to receive a call from 757-271-1549 (on my called ID) today looking for a Meyer Smith. There is no such person at this number and no one at the number owes anyone any money. I am notifying the attorney general for harrassment to a senior. I am already on the do not call list but they do not qualify for collection calls. I am unpluging my phone putting the caller on record: you WILL STOP these calls or be sued.

(864) 569-0719

November 29th, 2010 Kelly OH

I received a call from a Richard Scoot from this number representing CRA. He asked if he could pull my credit, when I said NO, he said he was going to go ahead and pull it. He did and read my credit history to me. How is this legal? How can they pull your credit without your permission?

November 29th, 2010 Resident47

Ah, Denise ... now we're in payday loan thug territory. Read about the FDCPA and you'll find your caller made a major violation. They all do, in fact, since they will never have the proof of claim.

Giving you static over SSN was legit to a point. Debt collectors must answer to privacy regs within the FDCPA, hence their obfuscation in messages and demands for identifying data in live calls. It's one of the few rules they are consistent in following, as being shadowy works in their favor to make call targets anxious.

See also discussions for these numbers: 7042009909, 5598235337, 8134410108, 4434513816

November 29th, 2010 Tim OH

collectors are trash

November 29th, 2010 Denise CA

I recieved a message from a woman. I returned a call to 877-704-9458 which is the number that was left on my voicemail. I spoke with a man (I definitely would not call him a gentleman). He asked me to verify the last 4 digits of my social security number. I asked what the call was regarding. He said with all due respect he could not tell me. I said with all due respect I could not confirm after looking up the number and seeing all the complaints listed. He said he was trying to be nice but because I was being difficult he was sending me a summons to appear in court for a filing from a company called CASHNET. I have never heard of this company or used this company. Very rude and hung up on me. Unbelievable.

(888) 285-9984

November 22nd, 2010 John

I was just contacted about a SCAM.

They say they are dish network and review your sat setup because they are taking down a sat.

After reviewing the set up they tell you that they need a credit card to send somone out to change the way the dish is pointed.

DISH has NEVER asked for any credit card. This caller also did not know my secret question.

The phone number from the scam is 888-285-9984

(757) 271-1549

November 19th, 2010 bunnies TX

keep receiving calls on my cell phone (in my maiden name) for my husband, we are newly weds and do not share any accts. attitude and threatening type messages, must call back today. she leaves 877-704-9452 as cell phone says "Bobbie", as her call back. He does not have any unpaid debts. I've heard On-Star has done this type of thing to keep people enrolled, we only had free trial and one 3-month promo paid at time of call.........the 757-271-1549 number that is caller ID, is CRA (I called both numbers back) and is recording to hold, yeah right, take your time, I'll wait......

(864) 569-0719

November 18th, 2010 GA Resident GA

Caller asked for Tina. When informed that she had the wrong number (i.e., no Tina at this number), she said thank you and hung up.

(757) 743-0132

November 10th, 2010 Resident47 RI

I think often the hostility shown by a debt collector is inversely proportional to the available proof of claim. If you are receiving repeated, misdirected, and/or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, the Federal law 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. See also your state laws for additional support.

November 10th, 2010 Stefan CO

Called saying I needed to pay over $700 for a cash advance from 2005, I have never even used a cash advance in my whole life. When I told him that he said "well if thats the way you want to go about it then good luck" and hung up on me. I called back trying to get some more specific answers about the debt and wouldn't answer me at all and eventually hung up on me. Tried calling back a few more times and never got anymore information than that and they would all hang up on me when I would as for some paperwork or some proof that I owe this money. THIS IS A SCAM DO NOT PAY THEM A DIME!

(864) 569-0719

October 22nd, 2010 Resident47 RI

Consumer Recovery Associates and several aliases? That's the reading I get too, a bunch of chronic lawbreakers. Learn how to exercise your rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot gov.

October 22nd, 2010 citizen CA

From what I understand from other web postings. This is an organization that tries to collect on very old debts - many that have been discharged by bankruptcy or otherwise charged off by the company. In other words, tehy try to collect on debts they shouldn't be trying to collect on. Scam. Don't reply.

(888) 285-9984

October 15th, 2010 david909 CA

14 Oct 2010 -- 5:47 pm -- No message left.

(757) 271-1549

October 15th, 2010 crazy FL

Keep calling asking for someone I do not know. They offer PERSONAL information about this person in reference to a debt. They FREELY offer ss# and FULL name of the person they are looking for !!

(864) 674-8002

October 15th, 2010 Resident47 RI

Typical debt collector patter. Let us translate:

- "important personal business" / "important business matter":
It's important for my commission that you confuse a business problem with a personal one, so I can shame you into a fast payment before you have a chance to review the account.

- "your representative":
I can't tell if I just violated FDCPA by calling you if you already have a lawyer. If I know you do and this is true, I have to quit bugging you, which will hurt my job performance ranking.

- "needs to call me immediately":
See "important matter" above

Oh, and if these are canned messages tagging a mobile phone, there's a penalty award waiting for you. Turn to the FDCPA for relief if the collector is abusive or mistaken in contacting you. Learn your rights at FTC-dot-gov.

October 14th, 2010 Florida FL

I got a call from this number on my cell phone on 10/14/2010. The number showed up as 864-674-8002...no name. The message was: This is Carly Blackwell calling for (insert name) This is an important matter and either you or your representative needs to call me immediately at 877-704-9452.
I don't give my cell phone number out to ANYONE unless they are family.

October 13th, 2010 Oklahoma OK

The left a message on my answering machine. This is Amber with CRA calling for James Purcell, about 142-1442, please call her at 877-704-9452. This is am important matter, and either you, Mr Purcell, or your representative, needs to call me immediately!

Consumer Recovery Associates (CRA)
2697 International Pkwy
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23452

(888) 285-9984

October 5th, 2010 david909 CA

5 oct 2010 -- 1:22 pm -- no message left.

(864) 642-1082

September 27th, 2010 Susan FL

I just received a call from these people called CRA. I answered the phone and the girl that came onto the line asked me to hold because a manager wanted to speak to me regarding some "preliminary documents". When this "manager" came on the line he told me that I owed a credit card company some money and that if I didn't pay, that they would then file papers to see me in court and also with the IRS. He then went on (in a harassing manner) telling me that I should not have opened credit if I could not pay it off. I told him that I make minimum wage and that I am currently in school. He told me "well, I guess you need to drop out of school and get another job then"! I then asked him why he had an attitude because I didn't personally owe him money. His response was, it might as well be my money since it's in my office! ARGHHHHHHH!!!! I have NEVER been so harassed and spoken to like this from a collections company...so, I will be contacting the BBB and filing a complaint! Horrible people!!!!!!!!

(864) 644-1007

September 16th, 2010 rideme TX

Quit calling here!

September 16th, 2010 Oozing Pus-sore IL

CRA-you all suck! You know that you suck! Suckass suckers!

(760) 494-0950

September 15th, 2010 prefer anon

It appears Consumer Recover Associates(CPA) buys "OLD" out of date debt and try to make pennies on the dollar. Companies like this are still chasing me from some difficult times I had in the late 90's.

(864) 649-9008

September 11th, 2010 Resident47 RI

"JC" is shilling for Centennial Law, which spammed this forum for most of the summer. Admin eventually wiped all of its posts, including those from this very thread. Since then, Centennial's Deputy Director of Discount SEO is busy making these new covert classifed ads, luring to another one of its quickly lashed-up web pages, which in turn links to Centennial.

People under siege from junk debt buyers have plenty of places to seek education on the rights provided by FDCPA and FCRA which do not have a profit motive, do more than parrot skimpy summaries of Federal law, and have actually taken longer than a single coffee break to design. I would start with the FTC itself, and also find one of the several good forums dedicated to debtor justice.

(Admin: Please delete my Centennial complaints as you clear its litter from each thread.)

(864) 644-1007

September 9th, 2010 rds TX

did not answer

(864) 642-1082

September 9th, 2010 Ancient Brit CA

I've noticed that of late many collectors have been trying to find ways around the recent legislation that forbids spoofing your caller ID, and it looks as though CRA fall into that group. The caller ID simply said ANDERSON (the phone company's official ID when they can only obtain the caller's city would have been ANDERSON CALLER, so there's evidently still some spoofing going on). No message was left (possibly because our VM is currently full or close to it).

September 7th, 2010 Frink MO

More fun from zombie debt collectors. They really need to pass a simple law: if a debt is so old that it disappears from your credit report, then it is no longer collectible. What happens is that debt is sold on speculation. If one collection agency can't collect on a debt, they sell it to another company that is even scummier. If that scummy debt collector can't collect, they sell it to some life forms that are even lower. In theory, you could be hounded for ancient debt 50 or 60 years from now.
I suspec the debt spculators are eagerly waiting for their chance to ruin this economy, just like the mortgage speculators did.
What to do? Ignore them. They can do nothing. Use your caller ID, and install a program on your computer called Phone Tray Free. That will block any number you don't want to hear from. You won't even hear the phone ring. It's saved me thousands of dollars.

(864) 569-0844

September 7th, 2010 Kit Mahgrits IL

These yokels are the biggest fools....NOT A DIME for you suckers! Go play in traffic.

(864) 649-9008

September 7th, 2010 JC

Other sites have shown them as a debt collection company. Do Not Call list does not apply to collection companies. But if you have a collection company harassing you with repeated calls (especially with an automated dialer), failing to identify themselves, or at odd times of the day, etc., they are in violation of the Fair Debt. Collection Practices Act. It makes no difference if they are dialing the wrong number or you actually owe money, you can collect up to $1,000 by fed. law plus any actual damage. There is a site www.stopdebtcollectorsharassment.com with full FDCPA info and contact info for attorneys that handle it without charging you.

(757) 271-1514

September 4th, 2010 Kat OK

Found this:

Received a call from 7572711514. did not answer call but called back and got "CRA please hold for a representative". I hung up and searched the number on the internet. was able to get the name of the company. Further research revealed they are registered with the state as an LLC and are members of the BBB. of VA.

Consumer Recovery Associates, LLC
2697 International Pkwy, Pkwy 4, Ste. 270
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

This phone # is also associated with ph #843-278-0375.

(757) 743-0132

September 3rd, 2010 Victoria

I got a call yesterday from this number & I didn't pick up the phone. I called back & will comfirm it is CRA (Consumer Recover Associates) Why would they be calling me? I don't know who they are & what their business is.

(864) 644-1007

August 25th, 2010 whatever AZ

its been three years since repo of car they wont return stuff from car so they can kiss my ass

(864) 642-1082

August 20th, 2010 Kat

Found this...

Never saw this number call to my cell phone ever before... I dialed it from my work phone (3 times) and each time I received a disconnected message. Whoever it was, did not leave a message / voice-mail. I dialed the number from my cell phone and the call went through!!? Was answered by someone that only anwered "C.R.A." -- this is an attempt to collect on a credit card debt (I paid it off 10 years ago, I do not have any proof or receipts that go back 10 years, they want 4 times the amount that I had originally owed, and it is way past the statute of limitations).

(888) 285-9984

August 20th, 2010 rs ME

It is Dish network trying to get you to switch from cable or Directv. If you were a customer before, they have a deal for you if you come back.

(757) 743-0132

August 18th, 2010 Annoyed GA

Received numerous calls from during work hours. All calls went to voice mail but no messages left.

August 18th, 2010 god KY

Calls & hangs up. I'm on the DO NOT CALL list & they think they do not have to follow the law!!!!!!!!!

August 18th, 2010 Marie TX

Bad news collection agency.

Its Consumer Recover Associates. They are out of Virgnia Beach.

There address is

2697 Internatonal Parkway

Virginia, Va 23452

August 18th, 2010 Shar TX

They are a collection agency that is ruthless...uses illegal tactics and numerous phone numbers.

August 18th, 2010 Leigh TX

Just received a call from this number for my husband (who has a very common name). They just said this was Pat (a woman) with CRA and it was extremely important for him to call her back at 877-704-9457. I asked a question but she hung up on me and her demeanor during the call was rude. They called several months ago also and told me my husband needed to contact them to find out what was happening to him. Do some research, I did and it seems to be a scam to collect old debts. I do know that a debt collector cannot contact you any longer if you have an attorney so I intend to contact them and give them our attorney's information.

August 18th, 2010 Sheila

Who is this?

(864) 644-1007

August 16th, 2010 x

called this morning, no one there when I picked up

August 7th, 2010 Oklahoma

Consumer Recovery Associates
2697 International Pkwy
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23452

This guy said he would report me to the IRS because my credit card was considered income & he would 1099 me for the balance, basically like what you would do to a sub-contractor if they worked for you. This was the most insane thing I have ever heard from a collection agency www.callhunter.com

August 6th, 2010 mojo jojo AZ

Third number CRA has tried to call me from. I'm willing to bet they have phone lines in other states. I'm also willing to bet they picked this area code to call from because they know I have family in SC.

(757) 271-1514

July 31st, 2010 Oklahoma

Caller ID is the same as their number. They call early mornings, like 7:30 am, leave no message, so block their number.

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

July 29th, 2010 brinksboy CA

they aked my name and wanted to verify my social security number. Yeah right!

(864) 644-1007

July 27th, 2010 Heather OH

This is CRA a collection agency - this idiots have about 25 different numbers they call from.

July 27th, 2010 Numchucks IL

Call me again jagoff and we will commence to rasslin......

(864) 569-0844

July 23rd, 2010 Kat

From 800 Notes

I received a call from a Chistine O'Conner looking for my husband on my work cell. I was puzzled how she got this number and she then had the nerve to ask why I was being rude to HER!!! She too said it was important that my husband call her tonight and wanted me to make sure he called her. I said I would forward the message, but I can't make him call anyone back..... she then hung up on me. The other number she gave me was 954-543-4367 whocalled.us

(864) 642-0193

July 22nd, 2010 Kat

They call early in the mornings, and never leave a message.

Citi Financial

CitiFinancial Customer Service
6801 Colwell Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039

Call 1-800-995-2274 to speak with a representative 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

(757) 941-5700

July 19th, 2010 chris TN

my caller id said williamsburg, va, no name. Didn't leave a message.

(864) 649-9008

July 16th, 2010 cd DE

You probably work for centennial law and are mad that no one's interested in your services.

July 16th, 2010 Nick CA

Jean they are a debt collection company. Either you own a debt or you don't. If you're getting a lot of calls, get help like from the law office posting below. Why do people bother to write so many useless comments here?

July 16th, 2010 Jean OH

says hold on they have a very important call but never says for who!

July 14th, 2010 M FL

Got a call from this cra and they asked for me .Then i ask them who they was they didnt want to tell me there name nor who they worked for.I then said im not going to respond unless u tell me who u are and who u work for.Then she said i dont work for u and that u are going to listen to what i have to say.Then i said ok then i hung up on her ass.These people are scaming everyone.This makes twice this year i have been attacked bye scaming people.Please everyone dont give out your info for fucking anyone.This company needs to be taught a lesson.

July 13th, 2010 Oklahoma

CRA (Capitol Recovery Associates) Collections
has two addresses

4505 N Front St
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1708
Phone: 717- 237-5560

1150 Lancaster Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Website: www.capitalrecoveryassociates.com
When you click on the website links, all it does is list other websites doing the same thing.

Capital Recovery Assoc Inc is a private company categorized under Collection Agency, Except Real Estate and located in Harrisburg, PA. Our records show it was established in 1989* and incorporated in Pennsylvania*. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $10 to 20 million and employs a staff of approximately 100 to 249. www.manta.com

Read other complaints about this company, trying to collect a debt 21 years old. HA!

July 13th, 2010 SF TX

These people ARE sick. They called me today at my work and on my cell, asking for money for two accounts written off more than 10 years ago. The first woman threatened with reporting me to the IRS just like another poster said, and then told me I had one hour to think about it and call and arrange payment - and then she hung up on me when I asked questions. I called back and asked for a supervisor who started to play good cop but then I got suspicious and hung up. Not sure what's up with this, but I'm reporting it.

July 12th, 2010 Marquis Garrett GA

They say they are going to report the debt to the IRS and let them deal with it. These people are sick.

July 12th, 2010 WM

I got a call from this number, and it was on an emergency business phone. Looks like ID theft to me. I'm reporting the number (864) 649-9008, as we speak.

July 12th, 2010 PI

Don't know who this is--but they would not tell me what they wanted--how rude of someone to call and NOT discuss for the reason for the call..If I get another call from this number- I will report this to the BBB as it only stated Gaffney SC,,,don'y know anyone who lives there...

July 12th, 2010 dmw

I belive this is another of our stores in SC. They didn't leave a message so it couldn't have been important. Don't think it was a collection company.

(864) 642-0193

July 7th, 2010 VM TX

caller looking for ex-son-in-law
ref'd a file number and
gave "toll-free" # for him to call
them back @877-704-9457
have no clue as to how I was linked
back to him, it's been 11 yrs since contact w/ ex sil ???

June 21st, 2010 JP NH

Rogue debt collector that uses illegal practices

(864) 569-0844

June 10th, 2010 Ferret cookies SC

One of the many numbers CRA (bill collector) use. Block it and/or ignore it.

(888) 285-9984

June 9th, 2010 Jeremy KY

I received a call from this number on my cell. According to many post its a Dish number well i don't use dish i use direct tv so it can't be that. They left a very weird voicemail it sounded like a bunch of people talking and then it sounded like somebody was breathing then gasping for air! :D And the one gasping for air sounded like me!

(757) 941-5700

June 4th, 2010 LL CA

I have been receiving this phone call but when you call them and ask for pertinent information, like their address - they will hung up on you. I'm writing a letter to the better business bereau and 3 reporting agencies.

They are very rude when you ask them for their information. When you asked them for paperwork, they're not able to send it to you.....


June 3rd, 2010 Sillypup SC

A junk debt collector. They threaten you to collect money from you, claiming you owe a debt; usually a very old debt that has expired AGES ago from statute of limitations (4-6 years depending on state). Also if you don't answer they may leave nasty messages on your phone, stating you or your representative must contact them soon as possible.

June 3rd, 2010 Courtney

Received a call from this number and then they tranferred me to some lady that sounded like a man, named Tanya. The lady as extremely rude and threatened that she was going to put a lien on my home...I don't own a home! Wtf! The debt she is referring to is 10 years old...and it was my ex-husbands!

(864) 649-9008

June 2nd, 2010 Ds

Caller....Debbie, left somewhat threatening message for a person on my voicemail.....
Since I identify my name on my v.m. And it isn't the name they addressed, makes me wonder..... Not sure why they would leave that type of message. Someone needs to check them out!!

May 26th, 2010 den OH

people asking about family members,refused to tell me who they are.did some seaching and found no.came from nuvox which is now windstream.some real rude people hung up on me and another family member.makes you wonder about identy theft?

(864) 569-0844

May 19th, 2010 RIP GA

I usually do not answer numbers I do not recognize and everyone I have any need or interest in talking to is in my phone book and shows up on my mobile phone screen so I didn't answer this call. I called the number back around 11:00 PM and sure enough it is these CRA assholes. Added another number once again to my block list. These people mus have a thousand telephone lines. If you go up to the top of ths page where you put in the telephone number in the caller ID and lookup box and type in CRA it will take you to a page that lists all the numbers that have been identified as CRA. My suggestion is to add every one of the numbers to your block list, if your phone has that capability becaue these people are rude, demeaning, pushy assholes you don't want to talk to. Also if you do happen to answer the first thing they ask is your name. Instead of giving them your name do what I do ask them who this is and refuse to give them your name. They really go ballistic when you will not play their game according to their rules and then slam the phone down in your ear.

May 18th, 2010 jim AZ

not a called good phone when back more crocks

(757) 941-5700

May 18th, 2010 RIP GA

No need to go into great detail here all you need to know about this CRA outfit works can be found on this web site. Rude arogant threatning assholes. Reag what others have to say.

(505) 216-0771

May 10th, 2010 Heather OH

This is the 7th phone number these a*$holes (CRA) have used calling me - ON MY CELL! Well, I NEVER PICKUP a number I don't recognize so they can just keep changing numbers ... the trick is not going to work on me.

(888) 285-9984

May 6th, 2010 Glockpacker FL

I have a letter from DishNetwork, and verified it by email, that they've made a satellite change, and my HD disk must be re-directed (re-aimed) at the satellite location. If this number calls again, I'm going to try and see if that's what it's about. If it is, it's a legit call. I'm in South East Florida.

(310) 694-8639

May 6th, 2010 Chas.A OK

I just ignore. I was divorced several years ago, and had a lawyer take care of everything. I think may be some minor item which "fell between the cracks," and is WAY beyond any statute of limitations. These outfits apparently buy old debts, no longer in legal status, for a dime on the dollar and hope to collect whatever they can effect on a small proportion with anybody unlucky or foolish enough to get into a dialog with them. Just whirl autodialers from a host of #'s and should be completely ignored. These weasels have always been around, and now use modern telephone technology to pester.

(713) 429-4169

May 5th, 2010 Foreigner IL

I get this call..it is CRA and they don't deserve a conversation with you. File a complaint with the FTC

May 5th, 2010 matty SC

It is CRA and they were very rude and treated me like I am dumb, actually calling me that at one point. Im sure they will call back although I pretty much told them I was finished with them.

(317) 660-6103

May 5th, 2010 Foreigner IL

They keep calling in the early morning around 8:30am at around 12:00 noon. I guess they think they're calling a business instead of a home. The only thing showing on the caller i.d. is Indiana Call. I figured they were probably a scam collection agency buying up debt written off by the original debtor years ago.

(310) 694-8639

May 4th, 2010 John Doe OR

310-694-8639 Call at all hours of day. Won't leave message.

May 4th, 2010 Ron GA

These people are a pain in the a**. Calling me on at least 20 numbers for a debt from 1997 for $ 135.00. Being that $ 135.00 is not a great deal of money I wouldn't send these people one red cent just because of their harrassment menthods. What a rude bunch of aholes. One guy I talked with was in Greenville,SC and I mentioned to him thatI was in Greenville at the time of the call and I would come right down to his office, pay them the money and then thank HIM personally out in the parking lot for his rude demeanor and nasty mouth. He immediately hung up and I haven't received any more calls from their Greenville office. Guess collecting that $ 135.00 wasn't worth a new set of front teeth to the guy.

May 4th, 2010 Cue CA

This company is definitely a collection company. They are literally calling about a 10 year old debt my EX-husband had. They are so crafty it's pathetic. They have called me from 843-278-0375, 310-424-5690, 713-429-4169 and 310-694-8639. I just drag and drop their numbers into my "Ha-Ha" contact which has no ring and won't take messages....

(713) 429-4169

May 4th, 2010 trur TX

These people r very rude and they need to stop calling people home they call ask is this and is ur ss# this.....

May 3rd, 2010 Ron GA

If anyone else gets a call from this number please let me know who it is. I have a feeling that it is that CRA outfit but I'm not sure.

(310) 694-8639

April 28th, 2010 xxx TX

sneaky bxstxrds, i think this is now the seventh or eight number from which they call me, always a different area code and always "unknown", i dont owe them anything and i wish they would stop harrassing me

April 27th, 2010 Jim

CRA collections there hidding behind this number if you *67 call back it is not a good number call directly it good this site say it is a cell NEW Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC

(843) 278-0375

April 26th, 2010 no name TX

this is now the sixth number they have called me from, all different area codes, shady people, all i know is that i do not owe them any money

(888) 285-9984

April 24th, 2010 curtwayne

It is true, if you call the number you will get a recorded message saying it is Dish Network Sales & Marketing, and will give you a couple of options. Press 2 to remove your phone number from their sales calls.

(317) 660-6103

April 23rd, 2010 CP NV

I have received numerous calls from the number listed. I called the number and spoke to a VERY rude man who made threats that made me uncomfortable. There is no reason they should be calling me and actually told me to contact my lawyer. In researching the number I found CRA in Carmel, Indiana. Any ideas on how to stop them?

(505) 216-0771

April 22nd, 2010 Mad Mad Mad

They are trying to collect money the was written off long ago. Also they tell you they will give you a SPECIAL discount if you pay in full. Good luck with that one.

April 21st, 2010 Connie TX

They call my home and cell at all kinds of hours and even on Sunday.

April 21st, 2010 PERPLEXED


(317) 660-6103

April 21st, 2010 Not important PA

is one of those irritating numbers that show up on your caller ID that can never seem to be identified. When you return the call, you get the ominous "Can I help you?" or "Case number please." They refuse to identify who they are when questioned, will not state they are debt collectors, and by tone imply you have committed some illegal act and are in great trouble or they would not have called you. It is a violation of FDCPA. It took quite a bit of research and cunning to discover whom the voices were behind the lawbreaking 866 number were...but it's coming together now and they are without excuse.

Give us your stories on CRA and let's put together some useful information to bring these folks down. Record their calls where legal and save the tapes for future use. We'll post 'em here if you have something of interest.

In the meantime, hold them to the law; make them put everything in writing, validate the debt. Use the cease-communication letter. Violations of the law should be pointed out to the Virginia Attorney General.

CAUTION: I recommend you NEVER disclose your bank account or credit card information to a debt collector, as you risk them emptying your account, or maxing out your credit card. If you feel they are reporting on your credit bureau files in error or need assistance in dealing with them, email the details w/your location. Assistance and referral to a consumer legal specialist may be available

(888) 285-9984

April 14th, 2010 PATEL NJ

he calls

(317) 660-6103

April 13th, 2010 RIP GA

Just bought a telephone number via Skype a couple weeks ago and have gotten 3 phone calls from these people. Each time it starts with a recorded message so I just hung up. I work outside the U.S. and when someone calls my number in the U.S. I got from Skype it relays the call to me nywhere I am in the world. This website was great in finding out who these people are. Must be trying to rach someone who had this same number at one time. Last thing I need is to get a phone call from the states in the middle of the night with some rude jerk on the other end. Anyone know what other numbers this CRA calls on so I can put a block caller on those numbers ?.

(843) 278-0375

April 7th, 2010 Annoyed GA

I have been receiving calls daily, beginning on 3-26-2010. I have never answered and no message is left.

April 7th, 2010 Connie TX

I receive several calls a day from these people on both my home and cell phone. I do not answer them. My daugher answered yesterday and said it was a recording.

April 2nd, 2010 WoW MoM TX

They are in flagrant violation of the FDCPA - they also call with a number and name which will not show up on your caller ID if you block their number from calling you. I have a marvelous software program which will backdoor this sort of activity and have turned them over to our attorney for prosecution. They are rude and that is a light term for their unprofessionalism and are using scare techniques with debts that are usually out of the statute of limitations. Take notes and file on them for every unlawful act. We are fortunate and have no debts that would warrant their activity - ours were paid long ago and to the originating creditor. Have a field day with them - they deserve it.

April 1st, 2010 Very appauled TX

They called looking for my uncle. When I told them the situation, the lady got very serious & started threatening with the words "very serious charges" and even made a flat out mockery of him fighting overseas. She was extremely beligerant, blatenly rude, completely disrespectful of my uncle, as well as all military that are fighting for our rights...risking their lives for our freedoms!

March 30th, 2010 said TX

A female called about some legal matter from some client and refused to discolse anything and wanted me to verify some personal information so I refused abd she hungup one me

March 25th, 2010 just received DC

just received a call, or actual they started to leave a voice message but then cut off in the middle...lucky me

i never keep my cell phone on. that way they are forced to leave a message and that allows me to google the phone number.

March 25th, 2010 cristi TX

im 18 years old. why the hell is this person calling me? i live in south texas!

March 25th, 2010 C. T. AL

I just received my first call from this agency (CRA). The lady was rude and tried to get me to write down a toll free # (866-946-1358) then transferred me to a Mr. Sitton. He was very aggressive and kept asking me to verify my personal information (name, address, ss#, etc) and I wouldn't. He got very defensive and said that I had a collection against me for Citibank from 1993 and I told him that I didn't and he kept going back and forth with it and I continued to say that it wasn't mine and if I had been mine the statute of limitations ran out 10 years from the date of the collection. He got really upset when I said that and said that a 1099 would be filed against me with the IRS. You have to stand up to these rude people and know your rights. He said that I needed to accept the payoff amount and settle it today. I laughed and said calmly, "sir, I do not have this debt and even if I did you stated the debt was charged off in 1993 and the statute of limitations is 10 years. Have a great day" and I hung up!!!!! I googled the phone number 843-278-0375 and came across this site and many others that have complaints against these people. I urge you all to go to ftccomplaintassistant.gov and file a complaint. The more people that file a complaint, the greater the chances are that the government will shut them down. DO NOT give them any of your personal information. If they continue to call and harrass you, report them to your carrier and request a trace be placed on your line. The next time they call notify them of a trace that has been placed on your line, and that a recording is being made and local law enforcement will review it for harassment prosecution. This will end all of your calls! God Bless you!

March 23rd, 2010 Curious IL

Got a call from someone named Willie Mason, a female whom said she had an important legal matter to discuss but would not tell me what the matter involved.

(877) 360-1616

March 22nd, 2010 Kevin CA

CRA call requesting my wife contact them ASAP at (877) 311-7543. The woman would not tell me what is was regarding, or even her name. Thanks for the postings!

(843) 278-0375

March 16th, 2010 Wings 00 Puerto Rico

I got also a call from 843-278-0375, but all you people that are writing about this number i will advise to do not worry and if they call you must curse them and hang up. 843-278-0375 is a collection Agency located in charsten in SC, this agency buy creditors debts for penny on the dollar for profit. all debts from the creditors have a stature of limitation and once the stature is up the creditors write them off as lost debt and then sold to agencys. no one has to pay these debts. the agency are using ilegal tactics to scare all of you to pay, do not be fool you do not have to pay no one, because all the collection debts on the agency is all beyond of stature to limitions, and actually all workers sitting on ther little desks wating to make a large percentage profit on collected debts they all could go to jail because it is ilegal according to the laws of the FTC for any collection agency using bad language, false information, make up names, acting as a govewrnment agent which is false etc.. all this is ilegal and the agency 873-278-0375 will be closed and all workers doing time in federal prison. so if they call tell them to go to hell and kiss your ass and tell them that the federal authorities will soon be knocking at there door where ever they are hiding, usually this agency works underground so they won't be caught all of you do your reseach and find them and take those roaches out of the ground they have no power over you all they wan't is money, as much as they can and remeber you owe them nothing all debts are written off and beyond the stature of limitations the law is on your side i am glad to say so God Bless and continue the good fight using the law against 843-278-0375 and the so called cra.

March 12th, 2010 dp FL

One of the a$$holes just called, asking for a relative, not listed on this number. Would give no information except it was very important to have this person call back to a toll free number and all that b.s. I listened to him give the number [877-311-7782] and said "uh huh" and hung up.

Son does have a very old bad debt which he was told some time back would be forgiven if he sent a money order to some person, not a business name, and for much less than the debt was for. That's the type of business they are in.

Or maybe it was the $1.08 hospital bill he supposedly never paid, but which was billed wrong to insurance, for which he got a cell phone call yesterday.

Make your day by blocking your number from their caller id and calling them back, over and over, and at all times of the day.

(888) 285-9984

March 11th, 2010 Amanda TN

all i heard was someone (sounded like a black man) talking in the background and didn't even notice i picked up. then hung up - jerks!!!

March 9th, 2010 Scott MT

I let it go to the answering machine. They left a message, but it was just some woman muttering and what sounded like a dog licking the phone. The woman says something about a guitar and a wet washcloth??? Then, an elderly woman starts shouting "wet washcloth, wet washcloth!!!" in the background. The other woman says "hold on, I'll get your wet washcloth!!" Then it just hangs up. Weird!!

(843) 278-0375

March 8th, 2010 Fifth Amendment VT

I just got the call too. He referred to me as Thomas which is not my name. He said his name was Scroggs from CRA and I needed to call him right away. Something serious was going on down at the station that I was probably not aware of. He's correct I have no idea what he is talking about. I let the machine get it. The number he left was 1-877-311-7782.

Let these people talk and give them no information. I have bookmarked this and will check the progress tomorrow.

March 8th, 2010 G WHITE VA

Just recieved a call from 843.278.0375. The man wouldn't give me his name but he said he was calling from CRA in Greenville, VA. He stated that he was going to send my outstanding credit card account to the IRS as unclaimed income by the end of the business day if I didn't pay it. Can you really send a credit card balance as unclaimed income? He was very rude so I gave him my credit law firms number and I just hung up on him. What the hell do they think they are doing? Now my whole day has been ruined by this a**hole.

March 5th, 2010 David Holland TX

I have now gotten two unwanted calls from this number.

It appears to be a collection agency.

I am not aware of have any outstanding unpaid debts, much less any that should be in the hands of a collection agency, nor is there any such indication on my credit reports.

March 1st, 2010 Mac DE

This number has continued to call my land line. If they are offensive, threatening report them to your carrier and request a trace be placed on your line.The next time they call notify them of a trace that has been placed on your line, a recording is being made and local law enforcement will review it for harassment prosecution. This will end all of your calls!

(505) 216-0771

February 26th, 2010 C.

CRA is a debt collector. If they get a hold of you, they will make your life hell. Don't pick up when they call. They purchase "dead" lists from companies who have written off people's debts. The phone numbers on CRA's lists may be old but they don't care. They collect using threats that the IRS will put a lien against you or they will take you to court to garnish your wages. They don't have the legal right to do either. They call out on different numbers so don't pick up the phone unless you know who's calling you. If they do talk with you tell them to take your name off their list or you will call the Virginia District Attorney and Better Business Bureau. Hopefully they'll stop calling you. I haven't picked up because of what other people have said. It's basically fraud because the company that was owed money has already written it off.

February 24th, 2010 Doc IN

I called back and the number just rings and then I am placed on hold. Noone ever picks up.

(317) 660-6103

February 22nd, 2010 Dennis C.

Listened to autodialer's OGM, which ID'd as "CRA" and a debt collector. Person they were trying to reach has never been at this # (which is a dedicated faxline, and doubly annoying!).

OGM also gave debtor's name and reference #, and tollfree 866-452-9518 to call back on.
(BTW, the 317-660-6103 on the Caller ID is NOT a working number.)

Male opr who answered went into the CRA database and removed my # (time will tell...), but was otherwise rude when I tried to give details about the bogus info their autodialer was using for CID.

February 11th, 2010 John Smith

Junk debt collectors, don't talk to them, they can send any information to you in the mail.

February 10th, 2010 jen

Left a message on my cell phone saying they were from the IRS. Called my house and then my husbands cell phone claiming to be calling about some bogus debt supposedly from 2002 that neither of us has ever heard of. When he told them he knew nothing of it, the guy said "oh I guess it will just be your dirty little secret between you and the IRS" and then hung up on him. Very strange.

(415) 513-5915

February 5th, 2010 PA PA

had a vm left on my answering machine from this number for a family member who no longer resides with me, and the message said they needed them to call back to discuss "a situation". I didn't know who it was and since it "sounded" important, I called back to inform them not to call here, and they identified themselves as CRA also.

February 5th, 2010 Fluffyone WY

These people keep calling, 415-513-5915, said its for an ambulance bill? Umm, we haven't ever used a fricking ambulance. How do I get these vultures to quit calling, I've blocked their number, they keep finding ways of calling. White pages say its unpublished, landline, in S.F.

February 4th, 2010 ladybug

They just called me-- I asked 3 times who the company was-- and she finally said CRA -- and that they were a process server LOL I just laughed and hung up

(888) 285-9984

February 3rd, 2010 Alicia ID

I let the answering machine take it. It sounded like a small child or feeble woman muttering names incoherantly from a distance. I thought at first a friend's toddler accidentally called me.

January 29th, 2010 mt IL

I called the number back. A recording came on and said they were dish network. The recording states, ei you want to stop the calls, press #2. hope it works.

(415) 513-5915

January 27th, 2010 HAWAII


January 27th, 2010 Portland OR OR

Got a call on my cell phone for my husband, with whom I am currently seperated and goign through divorce, AND who has NEVER been associated in anyway to my cell number...he has always had his own numbers.
The caller was female, and even though my voicemail clearly indicates that it is a phone connected with myself and my son...I do not mention my soon to be ex-husband's name on my voicemail message. She said her name quite fast (liz Chevian???)so it was hard to understand, she said the message was for my husband but only mentioned him by first name (odd). The message said that he has a very serious situation here in her office and she needs to either go over it with him or whoever is currently representing him and that he needs to contact her immeduately at 866-584-0926.
Very odd - she doesnt list the company she is from OR my husbands last name!

January 26th, 2010 User2 TX

Didn't leave a message

January 25th, 2010 Jane KS

important matter regarding paperwork that just showed up in her office (Ms. Carter). Gave toll free number 1-866-583-0814.

January 22nd, 2010 Krez TX

The same story as below - would not tell me what this call was about... I hang up. Most likely it is a collection agency valtures. Unpublished landline phone in San Francisco per whitepages.com

January 20th, 2010 another user

Called and asked me to verify my SS#. I refused and asked them what the call was pertianing to. They said they couldn't tell me until I verified. They said to call back if I changed my mind. I won't be. Had a freind call back and (after a bit of trouble) they told him the company is CRA. Couldn't find any reason why any of the CRAs I found on the web would be calling me. Area code is San Francisco. Anyone know anything?

January 20th, 2010 a user

Left message for "important legal matter." Probably a scavenger collector. Check your state law - if a debt is older than 4 years (depending on state) they cannot legally collect it or put it on your credit report!

(888) 285-9984

January 7th, 2010 x

caller ID shows dish network. The caller does not sound professional. who knows who they are and what they are truly after.

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December 16th, 2009 Harrassment AR

Said that they needed to verify a statement made by my husband and that he needed to call back ASAP. We will not be calling back.

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December 4th, 2009 Billy TX

Do you really need a person that no body can under stand?

November 9th, 2009 JOANNE NC

Do we not have laws against annoying telemarketing calls? YES we do, and YES I have registered....but still constantly harassed by these companies...something needs to be done, to make the No Calls list effective....

November 6th, 2009 Linda VA

The only things on the answering machine was hello in a very creepy voice.

(760) 494-0950

October 26th, 2009 P.O OK

Thank God for caller ID. and google.

I don't answer calls from people I dont know.

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October 13th, 2009 Totally illegal NJ

This type of communication is exactly what Debtor/Creditor law was designed to alleviate. I can't believe these people actually think their bullying and harassment techniques will be effective. They should be stopped. What they are doing is illegal and unethical. unfortunately, for people who owe money, their humility may make them more susceptible to be taken advantage of.

October 7th, 2009 Robert

I received a voice mail on my cell phone saying I needed to call ASAP. I did and inquired to what sort of company CRS was. He wouldn't tell me unless I gave him my name so I gave him my first name. He told me they were a filing service. I told him not to call my cell phone and hung up. A minute later he called back and said "Robert ________, Now you need a lawyer" and hung up. I called back and he blocked my number. What a jerk.

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October 1st, 2009 harassed TX

I answered and a woman asked to talk to someone who doesn't live here. I told her so, and asked her to not call here again. She retorted that this was the first time she had called my number and she was just trying to do her job. I replied to take my number off of her list, since that is her job duties to do as I asked. She wished me a good day and hung up. Of course, as it is with all of these folks, her mannerisms were all SARCASTIC or SOUR-CAST-ICK, as you may prefer.


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August 19th, 2009 RoninMD

They will pretend to be from a government agency but they are really a outsourced collection agency. Banks don't really have the money that you borrowed. They make it out of thin air by just typing that amount into your account. It's called fractional reserve banking. It's a form of counterfeiting. How can you owe somebody something that you borrowed when they themselves didn't really have it to begin with? go see. www.truthring.org Don't be fooled into thinking that you will go to prison. We no longer have debtor prison's.

August 19th, 2009 unlucky winner

Got a call from this number today, asking o speak with my aunt. The lady who's name was Christine stated that my aunt need to get a certified attorney to get in touch with her by the end of the day. Her tone was very nasty and she left a toll free number which was 866/946-1358. This company has away to get hold of your cell number and because it's in the person's name that they are looking for they interrogate you. These are very threating phone calls and they need to be told to stop. Someone could have a heart attack from these calls. Yes everyone has financial problems and the world is in a recession. I know half of the ones calling people are in debt too, so to owe a debt should not be foreign to them either!
Caller ID: 843/278-0375
Caller: CRA
Caller Type: Collection Agency
Rating: 0 Sweetpea - 17 Jul 2009
I too keep getting calls from number 1-843-278-0375, telling me I must call them back right away. The man's name was Mr. Shaldon. He said he was from CRA? Had a case number which I must call him back, very hatful man in his message left on my home landline and also my cell number. I will not call back or respond. Easy answer to all of us getting this type of calls see caller ID number you do not know...do not answer.To many scams going around these days.They use 2 numbers 1-843-278-0375 and 1-866-946-1358
Caller ID: 1-843-278-0375
Caller: CRA
Rating: +1 rc - 23 Jul 2009
File a complaint with the FTC via the web at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

You can submit as much or as little info as you want but if enough people "complain" with at least the company name, CRA, and the phone number, hopefully the FTC will get involved and shut them down or at the very least make them revise their tactics.
Caller ID: 843.278.0375
Caller: CRA

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July 11th, 2009 joeboy TX

Register your number with the national no-call listing and your state. Everytime they call, report them and they will get the message

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July 8th, 2009 prefer anon 2 CA

A Nancy Henry called, says urgent matter and will I hold on. Puts me on hold. I hung up. Collection!

June 18th, 2009 prefer anon CA

Got a call asking for me, she gave a first name and said a 3 letter acronym after I asked where she was calling from. I asked whats that and she said a "mediation Service". Sounds like trying to collect old debt. Id prefer to be anonymous in case they check this forum to see if their calls get thru. (all my old debt is written off and out of date by a few years))

May 7th, 2009 jj TX

I got the same phone call... It's a scam!!

May 5th, 2009 Attorney OH

Richard Scott leaves messages that he has sent a certified mail that has been returned undelivered - he is attempting to collect old/bad debt and will not provide verification of the debt upon request. This is a collection scam - don't bother to call or answer his calls.

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April 28th, 2009 jimbob TX

i hate dish network!

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April 23rd, 2009 d

left name (Richard Scott) and message saying he sent some certified mail that was returned and wants to know why it was returned (because it was the wrong address - which he probably knows and is bluffing me so I'll call him).

(310) 734-6338

March 23rd, 2009 Angela

Called my MOTHER-IN-LAW for me! Very rude & yelling the whole time... would not give reason for call. Knew what I looked like!!!

March 13th, 2009 Pissed Off CA

Called with a scary message for my 85 year old mother...Thank goodness I intercepted the voicemail, but very, very disturbed by the tone of the person's voice on the message.

March 2nd, 2009 Concerned

Some reference to a case number. Refused to give specifics as to Name and reason for called. I was just leaving for LAX. Had to cut the conversation short when they refused to reveal the reason for the call.

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February 11th, 2009 Camelot IL

We are not Dish Network customers and have requested they stop calling. Yet, the calls from this number continue several times a day.

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February 8th, 2009 4urbenefit MN

If you receive a call from this number, you have been called by junk debt / collection agency that buys debt from original creditors that has been written off or settled and is beyond the statute of limitations in most states. They are trying get the money for themselves, not the original creditor.

They are reportedly a serial violator of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). They may be illegally using credit information obtained from Experian or other credit reporting agencies.

This company has been known to contact and harass people they believe may know the person they are trying to reach including distant relatives, ex-spouses and possible former co-workers.

NEVER answer these calls if you see this as a caller ID. NEVER return these calls. NEVER give them ANY information about the person they are seeking or refer them to others.

Any "positive" comments you read in these notes about the company may have been written by employees of the company.

The company is:

Consumer Recovery Associates
2697 International Parkway #4
Suite 270
PO Box 2916
Virginia Beach, VA 23450-2916

The following is the most comprehensive information gathered about this company from various sources on the Internet.

***If you've been called by a number not on this list or by someone using a different name, please copy this list, add the number/name in the correct order and repost it in its entirety.

Company Names that CRA reportedly uses:

CIA and Associates
CC Associates
Consumer Credit Association
Consumer Recovery Associates
Court Company
CR Associates
CRA Associates
C&R Associates
C & R Associates
Farm CIA & Associates
J Lamb and Associates
and possibly GC Services

Phone numbers that CRA reportedly uses:

Individual names that CRA reportedly uses:

Donald Adair
Mark Adair
Chris Adams / Christopher Adams
Laura Angelini
Charles Bambino
Ms. Beagles
Ms. Blaine
Sarah Brevard / Sara Brevard
Peter Bronson
Tracy Burman
Mr. Cagle
Mrs. Campbell
Ms. Catasin
Kirby Chapman
Vincent Cignerale
Ms. Claine
Sarah Danvers / Sara Danvers
Raymond Davis
Marion Dunham
Ms. Elder
Ellie Faircloth
Jennifer Feagles
Denise Flynn
James Fox
John Gibson
Mr. Gilam / Gillum
Bert Glenn
Laura Glenn
Sidney Albert Glenn
Conrad Gray / Conrad Grey
Paul Gowl
Christy Hartman
Mr. Hartman
Miss Howard
Mrs. Jenkins
Ms. Jewel
James Johnson
Mrs. Johnson
Perry Johnson
Mrs. Jones
Jay Lamb / J Lamb
Mr. Lane
Tyler Lang
Mr. Ludwig
Ms. Kitchens
Ms. Kitchum
Kristen / Kristin
Lindsay / Lindsey
Marisa / Marisha
Stephanie Martin
Chad Miller / Chat Miller
Gary Miller
Sherri Morse / Sherry Morse
Mr. Parker
Gary Reison / Gary Reasons
George Reasons
Ricky Royster
Jennifer Segal
Liz Segal
Tonya Sells
Eric Scott
K C Scott
Randall Scott
Richard Scott
John Sheldon / John Shelton
Ms. Silva / Silvia / Sylvia
Michelle Silver
Mr. Sitton
Liz Spiegel / Spiegle
Christine Spruill
Stacy / Stacey
Jim Stewart
Curtis Taylor / Curtis R. Taylor
Mrs. Thompson
Mr. Wang
Mr. Weippert
Ms. Wells
Maranda Whiten / Miranda Whitten
Gina Williams
Mrs. Yelder

If you want to take positive action:
* Report them to the Virginia Attorney General:
* Call the Federal Trade Commission at +1.877.382.4357 and file a complaint

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January 27th, 2009 bp

multiple calls from this number. nobody on the line.

(630) 242-6623

January 22nd, 2009 LGV TX

Miss dodge said to call her as soon as I receive her message ... not gonna happen!

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January 14th, 2009 ne MO

Report to FCC: www.fcc.gov

December 27th, 2008 al

called 9:02 am on 12-24-08 and again on 12:26 at 7:44 pm and again at 8:39 pm lousy bastard will not leave a message