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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

ERC LLC

ERC LLC

ERC | E R C | E.R.C. | ERC (800) 497-3803 | ERC? |

ERC = Enhanced Recovery Company, LLC. See also erccollections.com out of JAX, FL. They called me from 800.383.5558. I'm a third party not even related in any way to the person (Humberto) they're after. I got a new cell # last week that used to belong to that guy. If collectors are calling your phone in error, tell them to stop calling and take you off their call list. You can sue any firm that continues to call you after you notify them you aren't the consumer and to remove you from their call list. So make sure to log the date & time of all calls. I think the fine is $1000. per call after a certain amount of time to process your number out of their system. Hopefully I'll be out off their call list soon, but I'm still getting calls from other entities.... one by one I'll shut 'em down to save my cell minutes. I've been adding the phone numbers to my cell contact list as Collection Call 4 Humberto, then the real company name & the date/time I asked to be taken off the call list under "Last Name." That initial date & time is important since the clock starts ticking at that point. It also helps you to ignore the number when it rings since you know you've already spoken to them. Read through the following link to get all the details of the congressional Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Section 816 covers civil liability. www.ftc.gov

ERC LLC calls from 74 phone numbers:

314-735-0520 510-246-3661 515-577-3040 602-235-0793 646-383-1472 646-383-1477 646-952-9798 702-430-8914 800-246-9826 800-278-2420 800-305-5112 800-305-5557 800-326-0120 800-342-0839 800-344-3924 800-358-4328 800-373-1577 800-383-5558 800-383-5979 800-390-7420 800-390-7585 800-390-7586 800-390-7617 800-390-7644 800-390-7984 800-403-7479 800-403-7807 800-403-8950 800-403-9624 800-459-0766 800-459-0835 800-459-6099 800-459-6901 800-459-7902 800-474-0201 800-493-0791 800-493-1089 800-495-7902 800-496-0232 800-496-0748 800-496-4599 800-496-8612 800-496-8916 800-497-0351 800-497-3803 800-497-3808 800-497-8044 800-501-7539 800-501-7759 800-501-8332 800-565-1368 800-565-1524 800-576-1852 800-576-2046 800-586-0013 800-586-0019 800-589-0047 800-630-1593 800-657-0052 800-657-0082 800-658-0019 800-658-0047 800-658-0054 800-658-0074 800-658-0076 800-681-0061 800-875-5279 800-875-5309 800-958-2928 801-657-3318 866-454-6488 866-454-6489 877-340-6965 919-688-6332

200 Comments

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February 19th, 2014 rose NY

they are a pain in the ass! I notified the fcc and the phone co about them,they call 4 to 6 times a day

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February 11th, 2014 Jane Doe WI

recv'd now 6 calls from this number, called them back each time to report that the person they are trying to reach is NOT ME and ive had this number for 6 years!

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January 31st, 2014 diane bilyou TN

I didn't get my email saying that the bill for verzionwireless was pay in full.plus I am or should get a letter also saying the same thst the bill was paid

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January 14th, 2014 Anonymous VA

I received calls to my cell phone from this company. They left no messages, but when I called back it asked me to "make a payment" for a debt. I currently DO NOT have any owed debts. I think this may be fraud from the Target breech. Therefore I would encourage anyone receiving calls from this or any number where they refuse to identify themselves to consider it fraud and do not give them ANY further information. I have requested that they remove my cell phone information from their system. If they continue to call, I can and will sue them.

January 14th, 2014 IDer DE

Called back the number that kept hanging up on me and entered my number. They said it would be 24 hours before it is removed. We will see...

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January 2nd, 2014 Nicole fraley OH

Call every five minutes

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December 21st, 2013 PrirenOcearee CA

hello

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December 13th, 2013 Taco TX

Idiots keep calling...

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October 23rd, 2013 Faye CO

Every day at the same rime dor 2 months, I have received a call from this number. I don't answer I let it go to voice mail. When the answering machine comes on they promptly hang up.

October 22nd, 2013 Pissed as HELLo IL

THIS IS HARRASSMENT, Since Sept 1st over 400 calls for a person not at this number. They have been told, and yet they keep calling. Time to talk with my attorney. I think they should pay for harrassing me, looking for someone not here

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September 16th, 2013 Dee CA

Does not leave message; I don't recognize # so I don't answer. Who is this?

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September 14th, 2013 Oh boy NE

Keeps calling an old work number and doesn't stop calling when told the person asking for does not work there

September 12th, 2013 Bob WA

ERC which is a debt recovery company

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September 4th, 2013 Debtor CA

They are a collections co working with Wells Fargo Bank on closed accounts. I can't afford to pay them right now so they can keep calling.

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August 7th, 2013 Marcy CA

Got a call from this number ,called it back it is ERC debt collector , on the phone with them right now . Still on hold
Press 1 to report a wrong number
press 2 to request a paid in full
Press 3 Make a payment
Press 4 to speak to an agent
I have been on hold since I pressed 4 , which says this is an attempt to collect a debt by a debt collector any information obtained will be used for that purpose, Still waiting for the next available agent, this call will be recorded for quality and training purposes. Still holding. Well its been over 5 minutes on hold I'll try back later.

July 16th, 2013 Lita

They hung up on me when I answered. They called me several times today. Sick and tired of them calling.

June 12th, 2013 Scott OK

This is ERC (Enhanced Recovery Corporation) a debt collector. If they are calling for someone that is not at this number, CALL THEM BACK! Their automated response allows you to report a wrong number! Being on the do not call registry does not stop someone who has a business relations hip with you, they will be unaware if you are the new owner of a number of someone who previously had the number. (Your phone provider does not notify all collection agencies "Hey this number no longer belongs to who it did 6 weeks ago"

They called me 3 times this morning in about 20 minutes. I was asleep (I work until 2am) They left no message, but I called back and was prompted to press 1 to report a wrong number, so I did. And if you call and actually speak to someone, don't try to talk about the account. Tell them "This is my number, you are calling me, and I want you to stop." Even if you are in debt, you have the right to instruct the debt collector to stop calling your phone. Then, if they continue, you have the right to sue them. You can't stop them trying to collect a debt you legally owe, but you do have the right to forbid them to call you. And if it's not your debt, then you have the right to inform them and tell them, if you want to keep calling me about a debt that isn't mine, we can meet up in court.

June 6th, 2013 Hummer NV

They have called us several times, left no message. I have texted them three times telling them to stop. They are already on the Govt Do Not Call List. I owe no bills in Florida. I have never been in Florida.

May 28th, 2013 mana TX

says unsaved number. my number is new and they have important message for ****. At least 3x per day. It is a NANPA number also.

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April 25th, 2013 ACG IL

calling 4-5 times per week, does not leave VM. When I answered once only muzak playing, no announcement or person.

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April 19th, 2013 Tracie LA

I have a new cell number. I get a call from this number several times a day. If I answer, it only plays music in the background for quite some time.

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April 5th, 2013 Suzanne NY

They are a collections company based in FL.
www.erccollections.com
Their toll-free number is on their website.
Call the number that called you, and you'll hear their menu. The first option is to get them to stop calling by telling them they are calling the wrong number, all you do is press one. This is the recording.
"Thank you for calling ERC. Press one if you'd like to report a wrong number."
Do it. Maybe it will stop.
To remove your number from our system, please enter the full 10 digit number and press one."
After you input your number, you'll verify that they got it right (the automated system will ask) and then they will let you know they will remove you from their system and calls will stop.

(702) 430-8914

March 14th, 2013 dude NV

Didn't leave a message. Thought it was someone I might know and called it back. BIG MISTAKE!
It went to a recording for ERC (Enhanced Recovery Company).

I don't have any debt and yet they call here asking for people I never heard of.
I tell them wrong number and to stop calling. And Yet, they continue to harass me.

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February 22nd, 2013 virginia NY

they keep calling and i am on a do not call registry list-it needs to stop they are harassing!

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February 16th, 2013 Don Westover FL

I have gotten more than a dozen calls from whom ever the caller represents soI called the number to find out why they were calling me. Of course I got a recrding but it said "If you wish to have your number removed from our list press one", I did and that was the end of the call. I suspect you won't need three guesses to figure out how effective that was -- today I got two more calls from the 800 number. My next move will be to call my States Atorney's office and see if he can take some action to end this harrassment.

(800) 278-2420

February 4th, 2013 Avebury OK

I keep getting phone calls for someone I have never met. I have thought about just making up different stories to tell the callers. If they are going to keep calling my house I might at least get some entertainment value out of it.

(800) 459-0766

January 30th, 2013 anonyymus MD

Seriously, they are not a collection agency. I believe that it is an identity theft scam. they get random phone numbers to call in order to get your information, while they pretend to be a collection agency., because lets face it, a majority of the population is in debt somehow.

January 30th, 2013 anonyymus MD

ill shove my lawyer up their asss if they call me 1 more friken time

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January 25th, 2013 abc TX

call us and recording is playing and we can not hear properly. tired recieving call everyday.

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January 24th, 2013 David TX

Calling about collections, don't owe anything

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January 16th, 2013 h8 these calls NY

this # calls repeatedly. i answered today and got an automated message that it wasn't a sales call etc and then asked me to press 1. i hung up. i have 2 old (2006) debt claims which are expiring soon. one is from sprint/nextel which is a joke since i never had either service. after a year of harassment from them, with me demanding proof that i had service (which they could not provide since i never had service with them), they went away. the other is a bogus home depot citibank bill which i paid in full which sometimes they admit, and other times, they demand proof. i had contacted a lawyer over this and he said to ignore the calls as the debt is expiring soon and it would cost me more in legal fees than to pay the alleged debt. such crap!

(800) 565-1368

January 9th, 2013 Resident47 RI

It's never my intention to oversimplify or mislead, (even two years after I comment) so I'll try to patch my prior remarks.

I was in fact referring to a variable-by-state SoL for a creditor filing a collection suit, one which begins running at the point of contractual default. For example, you walk from a Visa card account in Kentucky. The original creditor or a junk debt buyer has five years to safely get you sued from your date of last activity or last payment. (Determining the precise date isn't always straightforward.)

Any SoL running two decades would be the result of a creditor winning a judgment. At that point, you have a judge saying that crummy debt is valid and the collector can take its sweet time bleeding you. Obviously, you don't want that around your neck like a boat anchor, so you first concentrate on beating or avoiding the creditor lawsuit. If you are sued after that five years in Kentucky, or whatever period in your state, SoL is a killer affirmative defense and a FDCPA cause of action. In English, you can make the plaintiff pay *you* for suing over a mold-encrusted account and get their case dismissed.

Now for the curious .... When I ran the numbers in Q2 2012, the national average of all state SoL in the four major debt categories (Oral, Written, Promissory, Open) was a bit under six years. Fourteen states, or 28% of the US, had at least one SoL which exceeds six years. A smaller handful punishes debtors with two or more long SoL clocks. Off the cuff, if a bank can't get its s&it together within four years after your default it really has no room to accuse you of bad money management.

further reading
www.creditinfocenter.com
www.cardreport.com

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January 4th, 2013 Lightkeeper TN

This number calls my business fax machine several times a day. I've tried calling back and got a very Rude guy that said he I didn't have an account so I couldn't talk to him about the calls. He said it was for a collection company.

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December 26th, 2012 irritated2 OR

No matter how many times you tell this agency that the person they are trying to reach doesn't live here.... They keep calling

December 15th, 2012 irritated WA

repeated calls from 800 373 1577 no message left.

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December 11th, 2012 DontAnswer MA

I normally don't answer these, but decided to (since I thought it might be Fedex about a delivery). Guy asking for a Jonathan Gagnon (not even close to my name). So, hopefully just a wrong number and not them trying to determine if this is a real number they can keep calling.

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November 21st, 2012 Pat Lowery TX

Have already filed a complaint. Calling for a person who does not reside at the number. Going to file another complaint.

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November 20th, 2012 jboo OH

Im 16 years old, no bills in my name or any kind of debt, Why are they calling asking to talk to me?

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November 13th, 2012 Tom NY

Multiple calls daily. No messages left.

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November 12th, 2012 NOT James Short OK

James Short is not at this number.

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October 31st, 2012 Resident47 RI

It's not helping her case that ''Jane'' was also ''Sandie''.

October 29th, 2012 Dumb Jane GA

Jane – you should really keep your mouth shut. You don't know what anybody’s situation is.
You need to get off this message board, as you are wasting our time, with your childish name calling.

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October 23rd, 2012 Sam CA

Every day. Same as everyone else. No clue why. Voicemails occasionally but never a name-the automated message before my voicemail greeting ends.

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October 20th, 2012 Resident47 MA

Tired: Your lawyer may have difficulty prosecuting if you can't prove your ''shut up'' was received. To a ''not me'' case I always recommend putting the agency on notice, just as you would if you were the target and the debt claim was invalid. Send a ''cease-communication'' notice via USPS Certified with return card. This is the method promoted by the FTC and many consumer watchdogs, and the best way to set a legal landmine, as such a notice is ignored at their risk of a lawsuit from you. You may already be due some payback if you can prove you've endured abusive or misleading treatment in an effort to collect debt.

The actual business name is Enhanced Recovery Corporation. While I enjoy being ''totally correct'', what I've mostly done is aided self-empowerment, like this ....

official FTC guidance and staff opinions on the FDCPA, PDF copy of the Act
www.ftc.gov

CFPB reiteration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
www.consumerfinance.gov

October 18th, 2012 okieparalegal OK

Resident47 is totally correct... These guys are pretty bad. I see them on credit reports quite a bit. Enact your rights under FDCPA.

October 18th, 2012 Tired of It

They call & call & leave no message. When I finally answered, I was on hold with really BAD music. After a couple of minutes on hold, I got a couple of rings, and then a couple more minutes of bad music. Finally, someone came on the line who asked for a man by name, who I have told them before is NOT at my number. I told them if they call me again, I will contact my lawyer to have them desist. He informed me the company's name is ERC, which stands for Enhanced Recovery Company.

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July 25th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Sadly, Jen, the ERC reps will never believe you. Mistrust of any ''wrong number'' claim is standard procedure at all the rogue collection agencies. You will never get satisfaction from a verbal request, and number blocking turns into an arms race you will lose. Send a ''cease communication'' notice via USPS Certified with return card. This is the method promoted by the FTC and many consumer watchdogs, and the only way to set a legal landmine, as such a notice is ignored at their risk of a lawsuit from you.

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

July 23rd, 2012 jen OR

They call asking for different people, then if you call them back to say that you don't know that person, or that person doesn't live there, they ask if someone else lives there, until they get the person they are actually looking for! They never believe that whoever they are looking for doesn't actually live there, and to be honest they could care less!

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June 28th, 2012 J CA

Automated option if you call back to remove your number from their system within 24 hours

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June 7th, 2012 MD FL

Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. §227, to curtail the use of automated dialers and prerecorded messages to cell phones without the permission of the consumer. Notwithstanding the passage of the TCPA, many businesses have harassed consumers by placing literally dozens and sometimes hundreds of telephone calls to cell phones.
On May 11, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued an opinion in the case of Teresa Soppet v. Enhanced Recovery Company, LLC. In the litigation, the Plaintiffs sued a debt collector attempting to collect a telephone bill from a third party. Plaintiffs sued Defendant for Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) per telephone call and One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) per telephone call if willful.
In response to the lawsuit, Enhanced Recovery Company asserted that it was not liable under the TCPA because it had consent from the party the debt collector intended to call — the actual customer of AT&T. In rejecting the argument of Enhanced Recovery Company, the 7th Circuit recognized that Plaintiffs are entitled to protection under the TCPA as they were the “called party” under the meaning of the TCPA.
Check for an Attorney in your area at NACA online..to sue!
And...File a complaint with the FCC at 
esupport.fcc.gov
And Expired Debt can be in as little as 3 Years and as long as 10 years for Credit Cards, call your state to find out, can also check Kevin Trudeau's 'Debt Cures

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June 4th, 2012 C KS

I received a recorded messages from

June 4th, 2012 CMM KS

I received a recorded messages from

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June 2nd, 2012 Lori VA

I answered the phone when it rang, said hello 3 times and no one said anything, this is not the first time this has happened, and I am sure it will not be the last, but it is annoying.

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May 27th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Lowery, Daniel, et al: Debt collectors are notoriously deaf to verbal requests. It's not so much incompetence as the policy of lawbreaking debt collectors across the industry to assume you are a liar until you give an answer which gets one paid.

To a ''not me'' case I always recommend putting the agency on notice, just as you would if you were the target and the debt claim was invalid. Send a ''cease-communication'' notice via USPS Certified with return card. This is the method promoted by the FTC and many consumer watchdogs, and the only way to set a legal landmine, as such a notice is ignored at their risk of a lawsuit from you. You may already be due some payback if you can prove you've endured abusive or misleading treatment in an effort to collect debt.

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

May 24th, 2012 Pat Lowery TX

I do NOT know who these people are. They're asking for someone who does not live at our home.

(800) 403-8950

May 21st, 2012 Antimidas MN

Just got this phone number on Friday. It is unpublished. They call and say nothing and hang up - REPEATEDLY! Called Comcrap (who told me it was a new block of numbers) and complained. They put me in hold hell.

(800) 383-5558

May 4th, 2012 Anna NJ

They left a message but the message was for my sister-in-law who has a different last name and has NEVER lived with me! This is not the first time collection companies have called my number looking for her. I know she has had financial problems and has done the bankruptcy thing for her business. But why are they associating MY phone number with her??? Also, the message begins with "hello this is for [her name], if you're not that person please delete the message as the following information's not for you] and then they proceed to leave information and ask to be called back at this number.

(800) 576-1852

April 16th, 2012 BMM PA

They keep calling after 7 pm never leaving a message i have only had this cell number for 6 months must not have been important enough to leave a message

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March 5th, 2012 Cricket Cole MI

Ironically enough, this was a legit call from Enhanced Recovery Company LLC about a not-legit bill from Sprint/Nextel. They were forthcoming and helpful enough to at least give me the info to track down the original problem.

March 3rd, 2012 Deep undercover MS

They will never take me alive

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March 1st, 2012 Rick FL

Collection agency, left a message for someone I never heard of.

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February 17th, 2012 William Calles TX

Phone rang, picked up out of curiosity. Elevator music came on....and stayed on...noone ever answered. I hung up after a few minutes. Thanks to this site I know who they are now and will be blocked from now on.

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February 5th, 2012 Me

They are debt collectors for Kohl's

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February 3rd, 2012 Resident47 RI

Canned calls to a mobile device can be violative. That alone doesn't give you much of a case. Perhaps you could read the most relevant laws rather than rely on belief.

www.ftc.gov

February 1st, 2012 T CA

This is Enchanced Recovery Associates and they use AutoDialers which I believe is against the law.

(800) 501-7539

January 8th, 2012 A CT

I have no idea, just want them to stop. Especially because they don't leave a message.

January 5th, 2012 A CT

No message, no clue.

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January 2nd, 2012 Hampton Inn SC

We're a hotel front desk, and they call us 2-3 times per day every day for different individuals -- none of whom work here or have ever worked here. When we call them back to remove our number, we're placed on hold for 15+ minutes never reaching a representative.

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December 9th, 2011 Craig RI

ERC...even tracked a phone number from MagicJack!! As if I would ever return any call, let alone answer one!! Keep trying...you are wasting your time and effort. I do not care if you call me for the next seven years!!! I told you I have no money and no income! What part of that statement DON'T you understand?

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November 18th, 2011 Juan NY

Daily automated calls. Fuck them!

(800) 358-4328

November 8th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Carol: The DNC registry is for telemarketers, meaning sales, meaning all debt collectors are exempt. The following URL links to the FTC FAQ page which the DNC site *twice* coaxed you to read before you registered your numbers. See items 28 through 32.
www.ftc.gov

If you're not the intended victim, send the collection agency a cease-comm via USPS Certified with return card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one.

ERC has been busy today to judge from the multiple forum threads being updated. Must have unwrapped a semi-fresh debt portfolio.

November 8th, 2011 Carol

I answered to tell them that we are on the 'Do Not Call' List and the person asked for a 'Brenda'. No such person here and we have had this number for 7 years-

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November 8th, 2011 jen NY

called but left no message several times. I won't answer if I don't recognize the number or know exactly why they're calling

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October 16th, 2011 Ralph DE

We get spam calls. We have the caller ID so when I saw repeated calls from a Connecticut area code (I know no one there, they left no message) I plugged the number into Yahoo.

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October 15th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Mrs. Wiggins: Some collectors will go to the mat for paltry amounts, moreso if they can pad them with interest. Since you're not the target of the skip trace, send a cease-comm as described here in February.

Evidently getting that lawyer was an empty threat from Jane, not she needed one -- nor did she send out that cease-comm which would have taken her all of twenty minutes to prep. When facing a known scofflaw debt collector, verbal demands do not stop its calls. Doing nothing does not stop its calls. Coming out to a forum and ranting about perceived ''deadbeats'' (and ''thin skin'' and whatever else in that rambling comment) does not stop its calls.

When the collector is on notice and the sender can prove its receipt without question, only then is there assurance of a desired outcome. These agencies simply do not care about your personal problems or prejudices. Until you start a paper trail, you are to them just another liar, and yes, another ''deadbeat'', who can magically produce the alleged debtor if they only squeeze hard enough.

(800) 305-5557

October 15th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Thomas: As usual with rogue collectors, verbal demands go nowhere. They rely on autodialers and a belief that your ''not me'' story is a lie. Send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one.

www.ftc.gov

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October 10th, 2011 Mrs.ahWiggins TX

They are calling for someone who doesn't live here constantly. I called back with the reference number to see what they where so insistent about and it was a seven year old $25 past due dish bill.

(800) 496-8612

October 3rd, 2011 Resident47 MA

Scooby: Debt collectors are notoriously deaf to verbal requests. Send ERC (full name Enhanced Recovery Corporation) a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one. This will set a legal landmine, as such a notice is ignored at their peril.

October 3rd, 2011 C CA

Left cell in locker at work. Checked it on my break and it showed this call. Have never called before 09/28/2011 and haven't called since.

(800) 576-2046

September 14th, 2011 Resident47 MA

Nan: I wouldn't bother with any (in)action path provided by a debt collector. ERC may overrun your ability to block calls besides. Send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one.

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

September 13th, 2011 Nan WI

Got a call from this number while gone. Answering machine picked up. Message left that they were looking for someone with what I think was just last name. Got me could not understand.Said it was Bob from Enchanced recovery company and to call him at this number. Or go to www.kerc.com and put in a reference number they gave. Have no idea what they want and who they are looking for so decided to go to web site to see what this was. Well when I went to go there I got that this domain was for sale. What a joke. I am elderly and do not have any debts what so ever and have not had any for over 20 years which were all paid but this is interesting. Anyway I do have call block on my phone and after reading about how they harass I blocked the number. Now all they will get is one ring and then a busy signal.

(800) 278-2420

September 6th, 2011 Resident47

Barbara, now that you've practiced your no-call request here, deliver it to the actual caller, which does not maintain this site or this web page. As a ''not me'' case, you are free to send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one. This will set a legal landmine, as such a notice is ignored at their peril.

September 6th, 2011 Barbara PA

Kristin has not lived here for 8 years and I am tired of getting your calls......I am not the one who owes you money so stop calling ME.

(800) 658-0047

August 12th, 2011 Sick and Tired GA

Good stuff Micah
2008-04-30 02:32:50 UTCMicah
This following information may be very useful to many now and many to come. They had an office in Ohio which they had to shut down. Also another in Boston, Mass. They have three locations in operations at this time which are:
8014 Bayberry Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216
904-645-0049
10550 Deerwood Park Blvd Ste 600
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904-645-0049
St. Lucia and they are currently in progress of opening two other locations in Orange Park, FL and across from the OSI collections ageny in the same location of Deerwood. Enjoy the following:

John Schanck-CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER xt 2003 [cell#904-910-4908]
Kirk Moquin-PRESIDENT/COO xt 2004
Mark Thompson-CHAIRMAN/CEO xt 2005
Jeff Norton-SENIOR VP xt 2007
Liza Akley-VP OF OPERATIONS xt 2001 [cell# 904-891-9704]
Tom Clement-SR VP OF SALES 623-561-8231
Sarah Shields-VP OF SALES 425-271-6266
Denny Bender-VP OF SALES 614-834-7207
Fred Graessle-VP OF SALES 614-558-1215
Robert Barlow-CORPORATE CONTROLLER xt 2016
Rachel Frady-Q/A MNGR xt 2061
Latoya Harrison-Q/A ANALYST xt 2051/2058
Veronica Brown-Q/A ANALYST xt 2159
Tiffanie Williams-Q/A ANALYST xt 2060
Ginny Walker-COMPLIANCE xt 2028
Jamie Jutte-TRAINING & RECRUITING MNGR xt 2022
Stacey Sexton-RECRUITER xt 2009
Tiffany Brown-JR RECRUITER xt 2002
Kendra Stokes-TRAINER xt 2119
Valerie Lunsford-TRAINER
Kim Howell-OPERATIONS MNGR xt 2020
James Curtis-GROUP MANAGER xt 2012
Jeffery Birtz-GROUP MANAGER xt 2120
John Adkins-GROUP MANAGER xt 2128
Wendi Spellers-GROUP MANAGER xt 2121
DeAngelo Cahoun-COLLECTION MNGR

August 12th, 2011 Sick and Tired GA

I just left a message for Liza Akley-VP OF OPERATIONS xt 2001 [cell# 904-891-9704] on her cell phone telling her to take my number of their list and the next automated calll I get I am filing a formal complaint. If everyone starts calling them with that message maybe they will get the message.

(800) 658-0074

July 7th, 2011 Milton Hunt MA

How much i owern on my account.

(800) 403-7807

June 3rd, 2011 Craig RI

Enhanced Recovery, with some "English" woman's voice wanting me to call back! Well That isn't happening, no matter how many 800 numbers you try! We NEVER take 800, 888, 866 calls, nor any calls with out-of-state area codes unless the number is recognized! Do you think you have MORE stamina than I do? Sorry, you are out of luck!Keep the calls "acomin"

(800) 390-7586

May 31st, 2011 Ralph VA

Brain dead monkeys from ERC calling you. These untrained monkeys can't back up anything they have on you. They pay good money for worthless debt that can't be backed-up. They call once a day and use robo dialers. Hoping you'll call them back and pay up. Why would you pay if they can't even tell you what you owe the money for? Another collection Agency gone bad!

(800) 403-7807

May 24th, 2011 Ron RI

Enhanced Recovery...

(800) 278-2420

May 15th, 2011 Resident47

More to the point, ERC buys old junk debt on the cheap, then uses illegal strongarm tactics to collect, like its many industry peers.

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.

May 14th, 2011 GEORGE TX

THEY SELL FAKE DEBTS!!

(800) 565-1524

May 10th, 2011 Tim WA

Looks like ERC has a new number. I've been getting calls every other day from these fools trying to collect a debt that does not exist. I have my credit report right in front of me and they are listed on there as inquiring about my credit. Nowhere does it say in my report that they are collecting on behlaf of anyone.

Here is ERC's info from my credit report.

ENHANCED RECOVERY CO LLC
8014 Bayberry Rd.
Jacksonville FL 32256

(800) 497-3803

May 6th, 2011 Jamie

Theyve called me numerous times, apparently my CAT is in COLLECTIONS? are you kidding me?

(800) 875-5309

April 20th, 2011 BooBooBear ID

I've been getting calls for years for a debt for another woman. ERC started calling me on it about a year ago. I told them that I was not the person they were looking for, and to stop calling me. Needless to say, they haven't stopped.

PLEASE everyone with this problem report them to the FTC.
complaints.donotcall.gov
Please note that there is now a special link and form to report debt collectors.

ERC is doing two illegal things. First, they are continuing to call after being told they have the wrong person. We are not required to spend money sending a cease and desist order, that is only required for the right debtor to get them to quit calling. Those of us who don't owe them money have the right to have them stop after being told on the phone.

Second, they are leaving a message on my answering machine naming the debtor. It is against the law for debt collectors to disclose anyone's debt to anyone but the debtor themselves.

PLEASE REPORT THESE JERKS!

(800) 390-7617

April 18th, 2011 blank IL

Computer Generated call from ERC. Requests you wait for a message. Do not bother

(800) 403-8950

April 16th, 2011 Resident47 RI

NID: You have no external proof that ERC got your request. It's a cheap excuse to keep calling and it's not right, but that is what you should prepare for if you try to revoke consent verbally or electronically. The surest way is to send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one.

Since you were given a "reference number", ERC might think it has a claim on you. Be careful to only take away phone calls and dispute the claim if you get the required dunning letter next week. If locked under a total cease-comm, a collector will be more motivated to file suit. By the way, their calls to mobile phones are banned under FDCPA if you inform them. Just one of those useful things you'll pick up if you do some homework as I'd advised three months ago.

April 16th, 2011 Not In Debt CA

I just received a call from ERC with a reference to go to their website with a reference code. Website seems to be non-existent. I followed "Just As Annoyed" suggestion and it said my number should be removed permanently in 24 hours. We'll see. And it was my cell phone! Arg. Thanks for your comments!

(800) 459-0835

April 13th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Enhanced Recovery Corporation, a repeat lawbreaker with a long list of phone numbers to ring from. 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 12th, 2011 Alex

I think this might be Time Warner, they have been trying to get my business ever since my brother signed me up with my cell number. This is very annoying.

(800) 373-1577

April 11th, 2011 Jane AZ

I am sure this is not the place to discus things with people with thin skin. I have a husband in the hospital as of right now suffering with a stroke O.K? I have no clue what our future will be, but if I am behind on bills, I want them to call me and not call someone else.It is a warning board and I have put up with these people calling me for a Tiana Lock for about a year now.For your information,there are some people that give fictitious numbers and being complete deadbeats, so take your thin butt off of this message board and go somewhere else.

(800) 390-7617

March 31st, 2011 tripping OK

It's ERC all right. They have been calling me constantly. They are looking for another person that has never lived here. Told them on 3 occassions to remove my number - theyy agree to but never do-- next time I will not be so nice!!!!!

(800) 305-5557

March 30th, 2011 thomas NC

they have called everyday and asked for someone who is not here. we have asked them several times to remove us from their list. sometimes they say ok or asometimes they just hang up.

(800) 875-5309

March 19th, 2011 Resident47 RI

I believe the full name is Enhanced Recovery Corporation, another lawbreaker. Send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one.

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.

(800) 501-8332

March 19th, 2011 solomon UT

a very slight overdraft , yes very slight, some two dollars, happens to become two hundred because of small print reasons...and I am NOT giving them a fucking dime, and they can try and harass me for as long as they want....it's a stupid scheme, and I have already paid them exorbitantly for my actual overdraft...let it be a lesson, deal not with banks, big evil banks that think they can intimidate by this manner...I have real debts to worry about and they do not utilize third party obscurity (wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more, say no more) boycott all banks, corporations, and any damned thing involving people that you can't even talk to directly about these ridiculous "debts"...after all, it is only money, and they have more than plenty to bug me about a couple hundred bucks that I never borrowed in the first place...WELLS FARGO...fuck them nefarious swine.

(800) 875-5309

March 18th, 2011 Laurie NY

I am getting calls from this number and they are not for me. It is a collection company.Quite annoying.

(877) 340-6965

March 9th, 2011 bear100 NV

A bill collecting company named ERC (their statement) keeps calling me even though I asked them not to. A number does show in caller ID when they call. They have called my family in another state and bothered them as well. Also my e-mail has been hacked and every person in my contacts list has gotten 2 e-mails with negative statements about me and my money situation, they even make me sound suicidal.
Needless to say my friends and family were worried sick because of the worried sick because of these e-mails. Who are these people who think that we the people will put up with this? What can be done about them?

(800) 493-0791

March 9th, 2011 Greg NV

A bill collecting company named ERC (their statement) keeps calling me even though I asked them not to. A number does show in caller ID when they call. They have called my family in another state and bothered them as well. Also my e-mail has been hacked and every person in my contacts list has gotten 2 e-mails with negative statements about me and my money situation, they even make me sound suicidal.
Needless to say my friends and family were worried sick because of the worried sick because of these e-mails. Who are these people who think that we the people will put up with this? What can be done about them?

(800) 373-1577

February 26th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Oh, lovely ... ERC, another chronic lawbreaker inspiring a spike in recent complaint traffic. What I'd prefer ultimately is for a call recipient to report the name here independently.

February 26th, 2011 Googled MI

800notes says it's Enhanced Recovery.

February 26th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Careful with those insults, Jane. A fair number of those "deadbeats" work as hard as you if not harder, having been swept under job loss or medical expenses. I'd just explained the skip trace concept three weeks ago. Misdirected calling is arguably the practice which draws the most complaints against the collection industry overall.

Collectors will always start with whatever contact data is on an account, but may branch out to relatives, neighbors, workplaces, or anyone they think could help. Strictly from an efficiency and investigatory standpoint, this makes sense. The usual problem is that collection reps are trained to disbelieve anything they are told which thwarts payment. You must understand that collections is a meat grinder business wherein a single rep might work accounts by the dozen every hour. Reps are paid to seize assets, not behave like librarians. The bad collectors don't need much for an excuse to call, and they don't much care whose name is on the settlement checks they want.

You may if you like hire a lawyer at $300 an hour to send the same cease-comm you can for $5.54, but it won't work any differently. The FDCPA is designed to let people enforce such simple rights at the least cost. I would consider legal aid only if the agency is foolish enough to violate your demand.

It would be helpful to all if someone would finally report a business name for this caller.

February 26th, 2011 Jane AZ

These people continually and constantly call me,in regards to a Tanya. I`m NOT Tanya. Do you people understand that some deadbeats give out fictitious numbers? You keep calling and I`ll keep recording of every time you call and I will get a lawyer,since you will not speak to me personally;AND you run a collection agency? How is that possible? Did it ever occur to you to check out numbers you are calling, AND thanks deadbeats, I love getting your calls and so do the rest of these hard working individuals that write their concerns on this website. WE`RE ALL TIRED OF YOU DUMB DEADBEATS!!!!

(800) 496-8612

February 19th, 2011 Scooby

They were calling daily for someone who does not reside at my number. I called the 1-800 # and chose the option to have my number removed, but they still call daily for someone named William.

(800) 390-7617

February 17th, 2011 Sarah MO

Please hold for a message from ERC

Yeah, right.

(800) 496-0232

February 16th, 2011 RG TX

Enhanced Recovery Corporation
8014 Bayberry Rd.,
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(800) 617-0049

(800) 565-1368

February 13th, 2011 Yogismom WA

Resident47. You are correct...sort of. But Mr. Mann is also right. The real "shot clock" as you put it Resident47, is a bit of a misnomer (in the way you have chosen to apply it). The "three to fifteen" year SOL that you asserted varies by state? This is not correct bc you write this as if that SOL refers to the one on the original debt itself rather than the ability of an interested party to file a claim and receive a judgment against a debtor with an original debt that is well-past the original SOL. These are two very different things and are regulated under different codes, acts and laws both at the federal and state levels.

Mr. Mann, depending on the state you live in, the original SOL as applied to your debt does indeed vary from three years to typically no more than seven. There may be some states with a longer SOL than seven; I just don't happen to know any off the top of my head. Here in WA state, it's seven. But...the company or collections agency, law firm etc. that chooses to buy your original debt can operate beyond that original SOL. Here's how: They can, after proper notification blah blah blah (you know the various federal verbiage that applies) take you to court and sue you for the debt + some additional monies. THAT is the SOL Resident47 is referring to, not the original one on your original debt. And, Resident 47 is right in that this expiration date is YEARS longer. In some states, it's 20 years from the date the original debt was incurred.

As for debt collectors using certified mail? They don't. Again Resident47 is correct. But I tip my hand to you Mr. Mann. In the end, you're dead-on. ERC at least is a bunch of bottom-feeders.

(800) 496-8916

February 8th, 2011 Resident47 RI

PWR is referring to a "cease-comm". The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft and send one to rogue collectors.

(800) 496-0232

February 8th, 2011 Resident47 RI

C: Someone reporting to 800Notes in May 2007 was given the same bogus domain, which is likely unregistered. Whatever page you saw spouting the WhoIs data probably displays ads on its own. Others have heard the canned "Chelsea" as well, probably no such person works there, so asking for that person may "code" your return call in some way.

Not that you're obliged to call ..... 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.

February 8th, 2011 c WI

message said this is Chelsea from Enhanced Recovery Services and they are calling to collect a debt. to call that number or go to a website of kerc.com. Went to the web site and it showed that the domain name is for sale and lower on the page it was talking about dieting. What does dieting have to do with supposedly calling for a debt?!

(800) 496-8916

February 7th, 2011 pwr TX

Debt collector with a wrong number. I wonder if these clowns are related to Portfolio Recovery Associates. I've already written PRA a letter demanding they stop calling. If this is the same jerks, I have grounds for a suit.

(800) 373-1577

February 5th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Are you certain someone is tossing out your number as a decoy? Debt account data, which can be faulty from the start, get corrupted as accounts are passed among the collectors in huge bundles. You can get a skip trace call if your name is similar to the target, or you're a neighbor, or the noted SSN is a digit off, all kinds of stupid reasons the collection agencies are slow if not resistant to correct.

It does become the agency's problem if it makes repeated misfired calls to you. Send a cease-comm via USPS Certified with card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one.

February 4th, 2011 Sandie AZ

This time it is not this companies fault.Someone keeps making up a number and I get the collection calls.
THANK YOU PEOPLE!!!! Do you ever think that we are not TOO thrilled to get your collection calls. You stupid people get a BLANK job and pay your BLANK Bills on time!!!! I have an emergency going on at my house right now and for you to just give out any number,you are tying up my phone line.

(800) 383-5558

February 4th, 2011 thelazycomic PA

Enhanced Recovery Company has more phone numbers than brains.

Fed up with the calls? Capitol Hill is responsible for this
economic melt-down.
(Our lying, cheating and corrupt politicians).
Check out the link and see what I did to these credit card collections hogs.

www.youtube.com

It's Enhanced Recovery Company, and I don't remember signing ANY kind
of agreement with your crap agency. Ahhh, these idiots bought a bad
debt. Get in line, you jerks. Can you believe these morons THINK they
have some kind of mystical powers to get people to pay ?? Oh, sue me.
I've already lost everything, and since this country is STILL spinning
out of control, I don't think I'll have anything in the near future either.
Get ready America, as we all start to feel like we're living in Cuba.
Is it time to call Obama "Fidel Obama" ??
For those of you who think this is really an irresponsible approach to all
of this... NO COMMENT... until you've walked in the shoes. And I don't want
to hear any crap about Suze Orman.

Don't give these scum-bags one bit of info and not one red cent of your money.
If people would quit paying these bottom feeder collection agencies, they would
all collapse. As they say in the Wizard of Oz... be gone, before somebody
drops a house on you.

(800) 565-1368

January 24th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Mr. Mann, I won't argue with your general description of the junk debt game, but your advice is flawed. I had already corrected the same point you try to assert here regarding the FCRA ten days ago, under the number 8777190743 for VanRu. Again, the seven year FCRA time limit for reporting of accounts to the credit bureaus has NO bearing on whether those accounts may be collected or sued for. Each state has its own Statute of Limitations for different debt categories, which is the real "shot clock" for lawsuits. That period ranges anywhere from three to fifteen years.

Also, it is I think extremely rare for debt collectors to send anything Certified. They process accounts by the thousand, so rely on the "mailbox rule" for proof of delivery. If the piece doesn't bounce back, it's assumed as received. Alleged debtors in response of course cannot rely on the same, and must send everything USPS CMRR to best preserve their rights. A collector which thinks it has a valid claim must send a dunning letter within five days of first contact.

Just so search engine pluggers won't get lost, the law you tried to cite is called the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, or FDCPA. Start at FTC-dot-gov to read more.

January 24th, 2011 matt mann

caller is 'enhanced recovery corporation' a scum sucking bottom feeding collection agent.. If you know what's on your credit report, and you know the Fair Credit Collecions Act. then they have nothing on you. Their game goes like this.. Aside from collecion of legitimate debt, they also buy outdated debt that has aged off your file, (normally older than 7 yrs) At that point, the debt is legally out of date, and is UNCOLLECTABLE. Then along comes a company like ERC, and they buy the debt from the original creditor, and then they start hounding you with calls, playing games trying to establish contact with whomever is named on the debt. If they can find you, then they resubmit the old outdated debt back to the credit bureaus, and the 7 year collections clock starts all over again at zero.. BANG! you just shot yourself in the foot, you can pay them, but that just makes money for them. Any money you pay, goes to ERC, not the original creditor, b/c the creditor has sold that debt to ERC, and written you off, a long time ago..

IF THEY CALL, IGNORE IT, AND HANG UP THE PHONE. IF THEY WERE SERIOUS AND HAD ANYTHING TO HANG OVER YOU, THEY WOULD BE SENDING YOU A LETTER CERTIFIED MAIL, NOT CALLING YOU.

(800) 403-8950

January 12th, 2011 Resident47

When ERC reps call again next week, "Just", you may have to put your demands on paper. Learn how to exercise your rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot gov.

January 12th, 2011 Just As Annoyed CA

Dial this ERC automated number to report wrong numbers: 800-586-0013
Push 1 for the option to remove your number from their system.
Enter in your 9 digit phone number.
Push 1 to confirm.
The automated system confirms the removal of your number within 48 hours.

So far.. so good...

(800) 501-7539

January 6th, 2011 Resident47

That's a tactic I haven't heard yet, a collector demanding to score your money even speedier via web page login. Rapid and unintelligible speech is part of the schtick, trying to make you anxious. I'm guessing the canned call did not make "meaningful disclosure" of a business name, yet has no problem calling out yours and demanding action. That may be a Fair Debt violation. I think the agency is skip tracing, not even sure you're the alleged debtor.

You are of course not obliged to do a thing they say. Keep records and copies of all calls, and prepare to respond on a paper trail. See advice from the FTC and various consumer watchdogs concerning "cease-comm" and "validation" letters.

January 6th, 2011 seedie WI

I answered this call and got a recorded message. The message addressed me by name, said the call was on behalf of a collection agency, and told me to go to a webpage and then gave me a reference number - which was all too fast, I got neither the webpage nor the reference number - they must expect that the call will go into voicemail. As far as I know, no collection agency should be interested in me.

(800) 326-0120

December 22nd, 2010 Resident47 RI

Mar, your comment needs rebuttal on two points. First, debt collectors are not selling anything, therefore are exempt from the DNC registry. There are a few cases where TCPA trips them up, but don't look there first for a payday.

Studying the laws is always good advice but sending people to Kevin Trudeau is not! That modern snake-oiler is the first and only person in history to be banned for life from selling any product on television. Stupidly, the ruling allowed book sales as a loophole, and faster than you can say "Natural Mega Memory Cures", the clown was back on the air hawking dubious advice books. I would wager there is not one "hidden wisdom" line in "Debt Cures" not already available freely through countless consumer defender sources.

Speaking of valid sources, 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.

Possibly if your mobile phone account is that obscure and in a special category, ERC already knew it was a mobile device prior to calling. That's key, since the FDCPA bans collection calls to those gadgets or in any manner which creates cost to the alleged debtor. Tell them straight out in writing your mobile phone is off limits. Document all calls for a potential suit.

(800) 305-5557

December 22nd, 2010 Resident47 RI

Mar, your comment needs rebuttal on two points. First, debt collectors are not selling anything, therefore are exempt from the DNC registry. There are a few cases where TCPA trips them up, but don't look there first for a payday.

Studying the laws is always good advice but sending people to Kevin Trudeau is not! That modern snake-oiler is the first and only person in history to be banned for life from selling any product on television. Stupidly, the ruling allowed book sales as a loophole, and faster than you can say "Natural Mega Memory Cures", the clown was back on the air hawking dubious advice books. I would wager there is not one "hidden wisdom" line in "Debt Cures" not already available freely through countless consumer defender sources.

Speaking of valid sources, 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.

Possibly if your mobile phone account is that obscure and in a special category, ERC already knew it was a mobile device prior to calling. That's key, since the FDCPA bans collection calls to those gadgets or in any manner which creates cost to the alleged debtor. Tell them straight out in writing your mobile phone is off limits. Document all calls for a potential suit.

Frank, I would concur that if need be you should always lowball a junk debt buyer, which typically purchases account bundles at 03 to 15% of the face value. But the first response is never "How do I pay", but "Prove I owe" ... something these agencies are rather slack about. If you'd rather pay 20% instead of zero percent, do it your way. Otherwise, use the laws to your advantage.

(800) 326-0120

December 22nd, 2010 Mar FL

They call my cell (from Different #s)my cell which is a free SafeLink for low income people. My number is unlisted and I've only given this number to a few long distance friends so they will recognize when I call them, and when they call me to call my land line..because I only get 60-90 free mins a month on my SafeLink cell.
They, ERC are most probably trying to collect EXPIRED DEBT!!! Check your STATE FOR IT'S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS!!! Or go to the library or bookstore and check in Kevin Trudeau's book "Debt Cure$ -They Don't Want You to Know About" Pg 43 Then you can inform them the Debt is expired and uncollectable!!!! And If you are on 'The Do Not Call List' you can sue them for 500. ...check on the internet there are sites that help you with this...

(800) 305-5557

December 22nd, 2010 Mar FL

They call my cell (from Different #s)my cell which is a free SafeLink for low income people. My number is unlisted and I've only given this number to a few long distance friends so they will recognize when I call them, and when they call me to call my land line..because I only get 60-90 free mins a month on my SafeLink cell.
They, ERC are most probably trying to collect EXPIRED DEBT!!! Check your STATE FOR IT'S STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS!!! Or go to the library or bookstore and check in Kevin Trudeau's book "Debt Cure$ -They Don't Want You to Know About" Pg 43 Then you can inform them the Debt is expired and uncollectable!!!! And If you are on 'The Do Not Call List' you can sue them for 500. ...check on the internet there are sites that help you with this...

(800) 658-0047

December 17th, 2010 more irritated

DONT BUY STUFF YOU CANT AFFORED!!!

(800) 501-7539

December 17th, 2010 Resident47 RI

Gotta love those predictive dialers, SOOoo much more efficient than humans at abandoning calls and goofing up details.

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 16th, 2010 Craig RI

This is ENHANCED RECOVERY collection agency!

(800) 501-8332

December 15th, 2010 Resident47 RI

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 15th, 2010 Bradford CA

Called and left a message saying they were ERC and trying to collect a debt. We don't use the phone number they called so its likely either a)bogus or b) calling for someone else.

(800) 342-0839

December 7th, 2010 Resident47 RI

I wonder if "Tina" still works for ERC, a known lawbreaker among collectors. 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 7th, 2010 Doug Doty AZ

ERC - ENHANCED RECOVERY COMPANY, COLLECTION AGENCY. ROBOT CALL THAT HANGS UP WHEN YOU ANSWER. Jacksonville FL. They call EVERY DAY BETWEEN 8:00 & 9:00 AM. They sometimes also call 2-3 other times during the day and evening.

(800) 875-5309

December 3rd, 2010 Nyflva1 FL

Collection company

(800) 496-8612

November 27th, 2010 Resident47

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.

(800) 278-2420

November 27th, 2010 assclown KY

Enhanced Recovery Corporation 8014 Bayberry Rd Jacksonville, FL 32256 1-800-617-0049 www.erccollections.com Phone Number Complaint Quote Decoration

(800) 496-8612

November 27th, 2010 mkd WA

called and said this message is for (they left no name) if you are not this person delete this message. Moment of silence then said this is Chelsie of Enhanced Recovery Co they are a collection agency, etc. Call and give reference number (none given).

(800) 658-0047

November 26th, 2010 Resident47

Mildred, ERC is never going to read your complaint here. See my entry from October, please.

November 24th, 2010 mildred FL

this erc called last night at 8 00pm, i am a senior citizen and i can not afford taking calls at that time. pls. take my no. out of this list. reporting this abuse.

(800) 390-7644

November 24th, 2010 thelazycomic PA

Enhanced Recovery has more phone numbers than brains.

Fed up with the calls? Capitol Hill is responsible for this mess.
(Our corrupt politicians).
Check out the link and see what I did to these credit card collections hogs.

www.youtube.com

Don't give these scum-bags one bit of info and not one red cent of your money.
If people would quit paying these bottom feeder collection agencies, they would
all collapse. As they say in the Wizard of Oz... be gone, before somebody
drops a house on you.

(800) 390-7586

November 13th, 2010 thelazycomic PA

Fed up with the calls? Capitol Hill is responsible for this mess.
(Our corrupt politicians).
Check out the link and see what I did to these credit card collections hogs.

www.youtube.com

Don't give these scum-bags one bit of info and not one red cent of your money.
If people would quit paying these bottom feeder collection agencies, they would
all collapse. As they say in the Wizard of Oz... be gone, before somebody
drops a house on you.

(800) 875-5279

October 28th, 2010 Resident47 RI

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.

Possibly the number was spoofed for Veronica. As for KC's note, collectors must honor privacy rules in the FDCPA, though an air of mystery has a way of helping their scare tactics.

October 27th, 2010 DJ Norton MI

Voice Mail: Hello, this is Chelsea from Enhanced Collection Agency. Please call this number and give the
following Ref. number.......
I have no bills and I've received this voice mail message 4 times in the past 2 weeks.
Please help

(800) 493-0791

October 26th, 2010 Resident47 RI

If only Enhanced Recovery would enhance its compliance with Federal law .... Start taking notes, Beth. You have a bad violation on ERC already. You and Reggie and Alley have all discovered that a verbal cease-comm is not going to work on this bunch. Get it on paper and it becomes actionable.

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 Beth SD

Also have no idea who these people are and what they want.

October 26th, 2010 Beth SD

Called my work - per my co policy have told them never to call my work.

(800) 390-7586

October 26th, 2010 Resident47 RI

Amanda: The FDCPA forbids collection calls to mobile phones on the theory that they should not incur cost. Collectors have a TCPA exemption they may use in their defense. Anyway, by written notice you can specify how, if ever, you should be contacted.

All: 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 25th, 2010 amanda OR

It keeps trying to call me and sucked all my minutes off my phone. I'm so ticked.

(800) 658-0047

October 23rd, 2010 Resident47 PA

Hi, I go by Resident47

October 23rd, 2010 Resident47 RI

I am again the first in a four year old collector thread to recommend that you learn how to exercise your rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot gov. I see several examples here of illegal behavior from Enhanced Recovery, for which no one needs to sit still. Don't listen to industry apologists of the "Pay Yuz Bills" trolls. ERC is quite purposely annoying and lawbreaking, no different from its rogue peers. Debt collectors don't all care if the correct person pays or if the debt account is legitimate. Since you do care, on a live call question everything, reveal nothing, and make no verbal agreements.

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 a private right of action. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and collectors can be sued for their crimes. Some of you have found that your verbal demands to limit or cease communication, as allowed by the law, are ignored. You will have to place the discussion on a paper trail to enforce regulatory compliance.

Meanwhile, the DNC registry is for telemarketers, meaning sales. Charities, debt collectors, political speech, and surveyors are all exempt as they are not included in the FTC definition of "telemarketing". This was made known to you when you registered your numbers.

October 23rd, 2010 Lynn IA

They keep calling and I am not the person they are looking for. Told them. Keep calling.

(800) 497-8044

October 22nd, 2010 27284 NC

After the purchase of my Tracfone a year ago, I have now been receiving calls from this number on a consistent level for the past week or two. I will not answer a number on my pay-per phone if it doesn't match an ID programmed into my cell phone. This has got to stop. At least 5 calls a day, 8am to 9pm.

(800) 496-8916

October 19th, 2010 Casey Ketcham AL

This number keeps calling me on my cell phone everyday asking for James Glover by a machine and driving me crazy.

(800) 358-4328

October 8th, 2010 raj

Hey, does anyone know which bank this company collects for? I owe bills with BofA, Chase, Wachovia, Discover, etc. Does anyone know which bank they are collecing for?

(800) 658-0047

October 4th, 2010 irritated2 KY

No it is not their fault people don't pay their bills. However it IS their fault when they have been told they are calling an incorrect number and they continue to call. I do not appreciate them continuing to call my pay-as-you-go cell number and costing me money when it has been explained to them that this is a new cell phone for me and that the person they are trying to contact is NOT at that number. VERY poor business practices. When I called them to tell them to AGAIN remove my number, the woman was extremely rude and hung up on me.

(800) 497-3803

October 1st, 2010 Debbie PA

I received a collection letter from this company, erc. I called the 800 number and talked to a nice guy who told me that this was for a past due debt with Sprint from 2004. I told him that I couldn't remember having Sprint. He told me that it was for Nextell, then I knew he was lying. He told me in order to settle the account he would need my monthly income and banking information!? What? I don't think so. I urge everyone to be ware of these people. No one collects this way. Never give them your personal information. They're not getting my money either!

(800) 565-1524

September 30th, 2010 Steve IL

Usually indicate they are calling for an individual that I have never heard of and that I should delete the message if it is not for me (which I have done). Sometimes however the caller reads a stream of one digit numbers that have no meaning to me. Used to get the calls very frequently (up to 3 per day) but they have dropped in frequency to less than one a week.

(800) 658-0047

September 28th, 2010 Irritated

Hey LOL, you sound like one of those bottom-feeder collectors!

September 20th, 2010 lol GA

its really not a big deal about collectors callin..they are just doing their job..they find out its a wrong person they should take it out.. yeah..but really all of yall talkin crap...its too funny..lets be mature ppl..its not the collection agencys fault its the sorry ppl that wont pay their bills :)

(800) 459-0766

September 18th, 2010 Cindy AL

left a hard to understand message..debt collection agency..looking for someone I do not know. Our number is called by all the debt collection agencies. Lucky us as we moved and were given this horrible number.

(800) 383-5558

September 17th, 2010 8003835558 NY

They call my house morning noon and night and leave no message.

(800) 501-7759

September 15th, 2010 AMH WA

Since we've had our number after moving to WA a year ago, we have regularly gotten calls from this company for Dolores B. and Olivia D. I have a letter of complaint ready to go if they call again. We'll see if it works.

(800) 565-1368

September 15th, 2010 Texan TX

Recorded call looking for a named person. The named person doesn't live here, never has. If you try to call back to let them know they have a wrong number, there's no live person to talk with. Also received a call from them for a different person -- didn't know that name, either. They keep calling. I don't answer anymore.

(800) 565-1524

September 14th, 2010 Lisa Nicol-Kerr ON Canada

We have had a number of people calling us to say we were calling them but this is not us and it appears to belong to ERC.

(800) 658-0054

September 13th, 2010 Resident47

Wow, Chas ... Four years of skip tracing you in error is 3.86 years too long. Most of this thread is about misdirected collection calls, not covered by DNC. As I've said elsewhere, a written "cease-comm" notice should quiet a debt collector. Sambo, how do you know that Robbie has a legitimate debt to chase? These debt buyers often don't admit they have boundaries. But they do, outlined in the FDCPA.

September 13th, 2010 Chas

These poeple have been calling my home phone number 2 or 3 times a week for the last 4 years looking for someone that I do not know.

(800) 497-8044

September 10th, 2010 beege OR

Got a call from this number and it hung up instantly when I answered. Get frequent calls from this number.

(800) 875-5279

September 8th, 2010 KC WA

A MESSAGE WAS LEFT WITH NO VOICE JUST DEAD AIR - IF YOUR GOING TO CALL PEOPLE LEAVE A MSG - UNLESS A NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN TO CEASE ALL COMMUNICATION. PROBABLY THE LATTER.

(800) 501-7539

September 7th, 2010 frank FL

damn bill collector

(800) 497-8044

September 7th, 2010 JP WI

Keep calling my number looking for 'Erin' or 'Aaron' though I've told them 5 or 6 times to take my number off of their list. Registered a complaint with the no call database.

September 1st, 2010 D.L.A. PA

Enhance Recovery Corporation ( a collection agency) Visit there website to find out more about who is calling you at www.erccollections.com

(800) 658-0054

September 1st, 2010 Cal CA

Called twice leaving a message for a James.

(800) 875-5279

August 30th, 2010 veronica IN

this number and 800-565-1524 both call every morning on both the home phone and the cell at 8:30 AM.. they come back as registered to a Richard/ Renita Smith in Oklahoma OK. Call back produces a recorded message for ERC. We've never heard of them, do not know anyone in the entire state of Oklahoma, and haven't had a credit cards for over 20 years.This is just trash but for some reason it doesn't stay blocked either.

(800) 390-7586

August 25th, 2010 jb AL

800-390-7586 keeps calling my number also. ID says Out of Area, If this is a legit company why don't their names appear on the ID as a professional company should. Or send a legit letter to whom you are looking for!! and stop bothering people that shouldn't be involve and leave us alone. I hope someone SUE the hell out of you!!! There are people that pay their bills every month and on time.

(800) 658-0054

August 24th, 2010 arvs CA

These idiots are harassing people by automated calling

(800) 630-1593

August 19th, 2010 MFJ TX

Call leaving message all day and all night, requesting I call them back I have filed several reports with the Fair Trade Commission

(800) 576-1852

August 18th, 2010 Daniel PA

ERC..asked for a Reginald Sims...advised no one has ever lived here by that name. However I have had to explain this 6 times.

(800) 459-7902

August 16th, 2010 STOP CALLING

Have gotten a call 10 times a day for the past month from "Chelsea". It wouldn't be so bad if they had an actual person calling but no, its some robot named Chelsea.

(800) 658-0054

August 12th, 2010 SAMBO WA

collection agency that called. left message looking for a deadbeat that used our contact number at a dentist office. no matter how many times we talked to the collection agency these fairies still bother us leaving messages. Soooooooooooo, Robbie Lynn Lafayette--whereever yuou are in the Pierce county area of Washington state- get off that fat ass of yours and pay your bills so these calls will quit!!

(800) 459-7902

August 11th, 2010 shannon NY

stop calling me the person u r looking for is not at this number

(800) 493-1089

August 11th, 2010 kimsch IL

message left by a computer voice: Erase if this message is not for you. I am Chelsea calling from Enhanced Recovery. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information will be used to do so. Call ...

(800) 501-8332

August 10th, 2010 RILEY CA

This is a collection agency for Wells Fargo. Haven't had a Wells Fargo account in years, and they are trying to collect $17 in bank fees, how ridiculous is that.

(800) 576-1852

August 9th, 2010 Ryan

This number has been calling for the past two weeks. Beginning at 7AM Usually. It calls my House number (which is unlisted) doesn't leave a message, and then IMMEDIATELY after calls my CELL phone and leaves a 20 second automated Message saying they are trying to collect debt etc. It's VERY annoying. They don't however leave a message when they call the house phone, only on the Cell phone. Let's put an end to these bastards!

(800) 459-0766

August 6th, 2010 rrrr Puerto Rico

not that it is this call or to

(800) 501-7539

August 5th, 2010 M in California CA

Same complaints appear online for 800 657-0082.

(800) 390-7585

August 4th, 2010 FED UP MI

I called this number and they said they are ERC and trying to collect on someone's (not mine) debt. They said they would take me off their list. I received another call again. A year ago I began receiving calls from HSBC. I had no accounts with them and they said they would take me off their list. Instead, I began receiving calls from other numbers. I reported all these to the FTC and the number would change. I believe they have sold my cell number to these other debt collection agencies and this cycle will continue.

(800) 576-1852

August 3rd, 2010 ERC PA

An automated voice then I held for at least 1 minute and then the call hung up.

(800) 501-8332

July 30th, 2010 John OH

My cell phone # is on the DNC list, but this company continues to call and leave voicemails for me to return their calls with a reference #. I do not have any outstanding debts that I'm aware of, so I'm not wasting my time returning their calls. If it's a true debt collector, they can write a letter.

(800) 497-8044

July 27th, 2010 QCell MN

This is Enhanced Recovery Corporation who is a debt collection agency. The message typically is automated and tells you to call back referencing a particular # before you can find out what debt it is concerning. Feel free to block their number as they are a debt collector. I would go back to the merchant (if you owe the debt) and make a deal to pay it off. Debt Collection agencies are typically unethical scum IMHO.

(800) 459-0835

July 23rd, 2010 GreenSki

These people have a serious problem somehow they have mine and my husbands number,they will call us@ least 5 times a day.Of course we don't answer,they must be super bored because they call me then him right after.We never answer,we don't owe anybody money.I think the next time they call,most likely within the next few minutes I will answer and say "911 what's your emergency" although I'm pretty sure it will just be a recording just like all the messages they leave and not an actual person.

(800) 497-3803

July 17th, 2010 Ali

I received a call from these people looked it up and found this reference be aware people its a scam!!!!! Now I'm definitely not picking up!!!

2007-04-23 23:42:07 UTC
Adam H
Anyone who recieves a call from this purported company would be best advised to terminate any reference to collection's. I've been taken by this said company; beware, they did provide appropiate information to a account that is delinquint; since I was provided with proper info with to whom I had delinquint monies owed and they saying they were a collection agency I wired a partial (although a significant amount) to these person(s) and calling my debtors the following day discoverd the primary account holder is compleatly unaware of this agency! Damn-it! Burned agian!

(800) 658-0054

July 8th, 2010 Rick CA

Called my cell. I answered but their machine left message for someone I don't know and said they were a collection agency and wanted a call back.

July 7th, 2010 Jay CA

They are debt collectors...got a call for no reason, though I am in Do Not Call list

(800) 501-8332

July 2nd, 2010 JOHN OH

Caller left 1/2 a msg. Had no idea what it was about. Don't owe money to anyone so I'm not answering.