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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

nrfolkzonva

nrfolkzonva

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nrfolkzonva calls from 6 phone numbers:

757-486-3195 757-544-5537 757-769-7127 757-823-6827 757-961-3544 757-961-3548

200 Comments

(757) 769-7127

2 weeks 6 days ago luckyman CA

Called twice and left blank voice mails twice.

March 13th, 2014 aerial NE

Morons called an unlisted, public safety agency (emergency operations)cell phone. Unfortunately, DNC regs exempt organizations conducting "surveys". But that doesn't exempt them from being ignorant, annoying assholes.

February 28th, 2014 Rodrigo OR

Called 2/25/14 no message left
Called 2/28/14 hung up when I answered

February 20th, 2014 Samuel CT

YOU VIRGINIA RESIDENTS REALLY NEED TO GET A LIFE AND STOP MAKING OUTGOING CALLS TO US CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS AND LEAVE US ALONE! WHENEVER ANY OF YOU VIRGINIA RESIDENTS ARE USING YOUR AUTOMATIC RECORDING MACHINES WHICH MAKE OUTGOING CALLS IN SEQUENCE, YOU'RE SOLICITING AND WOULD LIKE YOU TO STOP CALLING US AND MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!

January 28th, 2014 jj OK

call every other day no message

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January 8th, 2014 toloHemeweike Russian Federation

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January 7th, 2014 toloHemeweike Russian Federation

Hello content find exposed my sites, amassment it if there is not then I'm sorry.

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November 27th, 2013 David FL

Several calls over several days; no messages left

November 14th, 2013 Lisa OR

Oregon Education Survey - they gave a 1-877 number to call back and complete the survey. -

November 11th, 2013 ChrisSpence Germany

The Canadian government trying to intimidate parents who report to the police about pedophiles working in the Ontario school boards.

November 11th, 2013 nancy s OR

spam

September 12th, 2013 Lou IA

They called and left no message.

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September 10th, 2013 anon VA

Portfolio Recovery is a junk debt buyer. DO NOT PAY THEM, it will not help you at all to pay them anything. Look up their address and send them a cease and desist letter from making any further contact with you.

September 10th, 2013 anon VA

The wife,

Don't give them ANYTHING. if the debt was from the 1990's is surely out of the statute of limitations for collection. If they continue to harass you, sue THEM.

September 10th, 2013 The Wife

Portfolio Recovery Solution have been using 757-961-6544 and many other number to call ad try to have me pay a debt for a loan my husband got back in the 1990s and defaulted on up in Chicago. I met him in 2010 and we got married now in 2013 they keep calling me to pay off the debt. I have explained my husband had a heart attack and is disabled and cannot work and will not be paying off the debt and it is not my debt so I have no intention of paying it but they keep calling. Each time I tell them I cannot have them calling me because I am at my job they push and push until I hang up. Then they call back with a new number. These recovery people really do go too far and it only started after I added him to my bank account in Ohio so I know for a fact where they got the info from!!

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September 10th, 2013 anon VA

crap call

August 24th, 2013 kiss my asp VA

do not call list is a big frigging joke

August 24th, 2013 bite me VA

offered 15 bucks to take poll no thanks I like my pole

August 18th, 2013 Rock OR

Claims to be from CDC in Virginia

July 19th, 2013 Anonymous VA

Some stupid pain in the ass.

July 6th, 2013 Pete TX

They called, 7:30 pm. Lots of mumbling noise. Asked to not call again. They called 10 minutes later. Noise on background. I said nothing, they hung up after 10 seconds. They called again 2 minutes later.

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July 5th, 2013 KLM FL

PRA and I have a system worked out.
They keep calling; I keep not answering. HA HA HA

June 27th, 2013 Jermey NC

They are not a real collecting agency!i know this because this morning at 3:11am they called my 12 year old daughter asking for her to pay for her dept! this is a scam to get money from people what ever you do dont pay them its a trick and its very annoying. They call her everyday and its just really rude and i would like this to stop but sadly we have no way of stopping.

June 27th, 2013 Cherryl Walker LA

We are in a war against these trash bags to gain control of our communications privacy. In the USA, the laws were changed in about 2006, and that opened the floodgates for these "monsters" to discover how to circumvent the law, and inundate us with junk phone calls. Vote out of office the scalawags who voted for the law changes in 2006, and vote into office people who will respect and honestly represent "we the people".

June 27th, 2013 Densha Otoko SD

Some great spoof names are: Mai Wang, Big Phat Dik, Mitch Komestainne. Another fun ploy is to answer the phone as (Insert name of choice) Law Offices. Mirroring their language is also kind of fun. Listen to them and repeat what they are saying as they say it. Telling them that you are recording their call is also fun. Maybe answer the phone using the name of a local television station...or a church name that you make up.

June 27th, 2013 Densha Otoko SD

When someone shows up as unlisted, private, or whatever, I do the following: I answer the phone in either Japanese or Korean. I use the name of any J-Pop/K-Pop singer I can find. One time I answered as Akihito, who is the Emperor of Japan. I put it this way: It is my phone and I will talk to the people I choose to talk to, not some scumbag trying to collect timed-out debts that they buy for pennies on the dollar. I have also answered in English as "Hugh Jorgan" (think about it). For the record, they use multiple phone numbers, none of which is their number. It is fun to just screw with them. It wastes their time, which cuts into their commissions. If you speak a foreign language, use a name in that corresponds to that language. Go to Google Translate and type in the most vile English sentence you can think of...then push translate into the language of your choice. I have also been known to just utter a continuous series of insults and profanities. These people are sharks...and they will never take their claim to court...so, abuse them as much as they are abusing others.

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June 18th, 2013 Bunny CT

I have no idea who this is. They called, got our answering machine and I heard the hang up as if it were a live person, not a machine.

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June 15th, 2013 Quicksilver LA

Number keeps calling a non listed #. What I know is if you answer the phone, you have automatically started whatever debt from the beginning. I do not owe anyone. But I do not plan to help weird callers harass me either over someone else's bill because I have their #. Advice.. do not answer calls from #s you do not know who it is. Once upon a time, I had a bill that the insurance company failed to pay to a hospital. I did not know because I never received a bill stating that. One day, I had a call from a man that spoke to me about that outstanding bill. He started yelling over the phone to me and informed me he was on the way to my house to collect and I BETTER HAVE IT. It freaked me out so bad.. I called back to the hospital to speak to the Administrator. Informed them of the call. She told me it was not the first complaint she had about it. She said she would call me back in a few minutes and for me to call the police if anyone showed up. Well no one showed but she did call me back and apologized to the fact that a X employee had taken debt files and was calling people for outstanding funds .. she did ask me to describe his voice and it was exactly as others that described him to be. So see.. you just never know about these things.

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June 6th, 2013 Alouicious HI

Got a call about 5 minutes ago. Girl said she was from some political polling organization. I asked her who is paying for the poll, and she replied in all seriousness, "oh, the poll is free." I said, no, who is paying your firm to take this poll, to which she replied... wait for it... "I don't know." I told her that she should never call my number again and hung up.

April 27th, 2013 Kimbell SD

I am on the no call list. Why do these folks think they can call me?????

April 5th, 2013 Jack NJ

The unwanted calls has become just numerous and out of control, I really think the phone companies have something to do with it so everyone sign up for unlimited call plans.

April 5th, 2013 Albert CA

They started calling two weeks ago in the evening. Only dead air when I answered the first time. Now I decline the call. What a pain.

April 2nd, 2013 V B FL

They are calling my cell phone even though I signed up for do not call...they called me today at 7:21 EST and 2 days ago...I called the number and it is Issues and answers...research center for opinions. Still I do not want them to call my cell and I do not know where they got the number. Seriously, I want to file a complaint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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March 26th, 2013 MT GA

Pussies - didn't have the courage 2leave a voicemail ...

February 25th, 2013 unknown MO

this is a nasty bill collector trying to collect on accounts that have timed out. do not answer their calls, they are threatening and harassing. There is nothing they can do to you unless you make any arrangement then you start the clock over.

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February 6th, 2013 Dana W. TX

Called around 8:30 p.m. I don't know anyone in Virginia so I didn't pickup. Will file report with FTC (see below) and suggest others do the same, especially if they are on the DoNotCall Registry like myself. Form is very short and quick.

January 29th, 2013 M CO

Left creepy voicemail with really heavy breathing for 13 seconds... DID I MENTION CREEPY!!! I called the number back after reading these comments and it said it was the Issues and Answers network and we did recently finish a claim with Allstate... I might call Allstate and tell them that these people are very unprofessional.

January 15th, 2013 Candy NJ

I am on the do not call registry and still keep getting
calls from this number!!!

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January 2nd, 2013 Jeff PA

It's Portfolio Recovery calling...a very nasty collection agency. They called me today...about a bill from 1998! Evil, vile and scumbag creatures. Simply tell them that the phone you are on is a company phone and that no personal calls are allowed. They'll tell you that the call is being recorded, so, turn the tables on them: tell them that YOU are recording the call, have proof that you have told them not to call your company phone and not to call again. By the way, be very careful in what you say: if you admit that the bill is yours or make any statement concerning the bill, the clock could reset and you could be liable for the long, LONG ago bill. Remember...these are vile, contemptible and nasty vermin. Treat them as something you'd scrape off the bottom of your shoe after a stroll through a dog-park.

November 28th, 2012 Grey NY

Have nothing in collections but keep getting calls from these folks at dinner time! I won't answer anymore!

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November 27th, 2012 pissed WA

This number has called incessantly for the last two weeks. All hours of the day, and late into the evening. Never leaves a message, but lets the phone ring 20+ times before giving up.

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November 27th, 2012 OFDU TX

I PITY THESE FOLKS!!! THEY HAVE NO TALENT AND THEIR FAMILIES AND SOCIETY ARE REALLY ASHAMED OF THEM... THEY HAVE NO REDEEMING QUALITIES AND WILL NEVER BE CONTRIBUTORS TO SOCIETY.... HOW DO THESE FOLKS GET THROUGH THE DAY... KNOWING THAT... NO ONE CARES IF THEY NEVER HEAR FROM THEM... EVER...

November 17th, 2012 YO FL

These clowns only called once today. Usually they call 4 or 5 times every day. I will never answer their calls. CID today was blank for the name and number.

November 15th, 2012 WLN FL

They call as many as 5 times a day. Never leaves a message. I have no debt and am not interested in talking to assholes.

November 12th, 2012 al CA

that number called me and offer me huge money..
them it says that that I should pay a little amount.

November 5th, 2012 John TX

I constantly get calls from this number and have for 2 years since I have obtained my current phone number. (Portfolio Recovery)I have advised them each time they have the wrong number-makes no difference. They advise the debt is from 1998. Apparently, I was lucky enough to get this person's old number. So, the last time they called, I advised them I would pay the debt when hell froze over and to get back with me then. I have no idea who the person is they are attempting to contact and most of the reps who called have stated along the line of: lying about your identity will not make your debt go away. Can we expect a payment today? Ugh!!

November 3rd, 2012 JR FL

Same idiots with yet another number. I don't bother answering.

November 1st, 2012 ROBERT TX

I did not answer the call,,,I routinely dont answer calls from numbers I dont recognize

October 26th, 2012 Rick NJ

Time to sued this caller for the constant harrassment,do not need these people calling if they won't leave a message or who they are.No name no call-back.Get a life and stopp calling my cell phone.

October 25th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Jen, could you be bothered to read the first sentence of my comment right behind yours? AGAIN .... Debt collectors do not bother with the DNC registry because THEY ARE EXEMPT as non-sales callers!

I would suggest that you quit trying to negotiate verbally and slap on a written cease-comm, as I have discussed here long ago and detailed in this other thread:

(8773052082) whocalled.us

Trying to collect what has already been paid misrepresents the amount and/or character of the debt in dispute. This gives you a FDCPA cause of action which you should be happy to exercise if PRA ignores your Cert-Mailed ''shut up''. If you're sued long past your Statute of Limitations you can spank 'em even harder. You have leverage! Use it when the time is ripe.

October 24th, 2012 Jen L CA

The problem is that they are not a legit debt collector. They are trying to collect a debt that I paid in 1998. I have told them this. There is no debt to collect. It is past the time period in which it could be collected if it were a legitimate debt. They are trying to defraud me by pretending that the debt is valid and I have repeatedly informed them that I have already looked up their company and am aware that their collection efforts are fraudulent in cases other than mine.

They don't honor the DNC list because they are liars.

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October 6th, 2012 Jill NJ

they called my cell but didnt leave a message???

October 5th, 2012 Chad OR

4 calls to my cell phone in 2 days. Never leaves a message.

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September 21st, 2012 Resident47 RI

Del, ''PRA does not respect the Do Not Call list'' because it does not need to. The federal Do-Not-Call registry exists to help enforce the Telemarketing Sales Rule. Please note the operative term ''marketing''. A debt collector is not a sales person. Here are the DNC service terms you were supposed to review at registration time:

Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry
www.ftc.gov

Over the past two years in this thread I have discussed the laws which *do* apply several times. I'm not repeating myself just for you. The FCC, by the way, has almost no jurisdiction in this matter. The FTC has been managing collector regulation from the start, and the CFPB staff may get around to helping once they finish unpacking their moving crates.

September 21st, 2012 Del MO

Got a hang up call today! I reported them to the FCC and they actually stopped in June 2012- but my cell phone rang once and
quit before I could answer this morning at 10:20 AM. PRA does not respect the Do Not Call list!!!
I will be filing complaints with the FCC after this post. AGAIN.

August 30th, 2012 Mike TX

Believe it or not, it was my Granny asking if I wanted some fresh baked cookies!

August 29th, 2012 karen in tx TX

Bottom feeders! Shirley called on my cell phone (this number is given to NO one but family!) about a family member who has NO outstanding debts less than 8 years old. They long ago came off the credit report & are outside the statute of limitations.

But these scumbags specialize in trying to convince people to pay them on debts that are VERY old. DON'T GIVE THEM A PENNY! The debt will go back on your records if a payment is made & it starts to ruin your credit all over again....

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August 10th, 2012 Resident47 MA

Tom, ''the whole idea'' of the federal DNC registry was to help us control sales callers. It's been a great success in this house and many others I know. If you'd like to go back to chasing down every compliant sales caller with your no-call demands, go ahead and drop your registration.

You were never promised relief from every single call which you personally don't want. ''The Feds'' are not about to waste their time on DNC complaints regarding calls *WHICH ARE EXEMPT* from the Telemarketing Sales Rule. As to what you ''understand'' of the rules, surveyors are not held by federal law to the thirteen hour daily calling window imposed on sales and debt collection calls. The more polite firms observe similar hours, and only your state law might say any different.


Q&A: The National Do Not Call Registry
www.ftc.gov

August 10th, 2012 rubin MT

you have to fill out the form in the National registry DNC list.they need a time and date this all happened.You,need to do your part ,to get these dirt bags off the streets.

August 10th, 2012 Tom MO

After a couple hours of trying I finally got through to 1-800-234-7783 to tell Issues and Answers Network Inc. to take me off of their calling list. A live human came on and switched me to a person that could remove me. Of course that person wasn't available so I left my name and number and told them to remove me from their list. I'll probably be making another post when they call again.

August 10th, 2012 Tom MO

The call came at 9:39 p.m. local time. As I understand it, it has been illegal to call after 9:00p.m. local time before no call lists started. What good are NO CALL lists when there are so many exemptions from them? The whole idea is that we don't want to be bothered by people we don't know regardless of why they are calling. The Feds never even acknowledge that they have looked into our complaints let alone taken any action. At least the state of Missouri usually sends you a letter in a few months tellin you the action or lack of ability to take action that they have pursued.

July 18th, 2012 kb MI

They don't leave messages

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July 13th, 2012 RICK NJ

annoying calls,please stop calling,don't have any debt and I'm 66 years old and retired.Traveling on#SSS and own my own RV>

July 10th, 2012 me CA

What A bunch of rude people PRA

June 25th, 2012 Mary Wright TX

No reason to be calling me, I don't owe tham a dime.

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June 22nd, 2012 Steve Dogan WI

For any # I don't recognize, or that comes up "private caller" or "unknown", I answer by saying; "_____ (my town) Police Department". BOY! does THAT get rid of calls like this in a hurry!!
(We're a small Township with no local P.D., so I can get away with it.)

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June 13th, 2012 leave me alone OR

They called on my cell. How did they get that number? I have no debt issues.

June 6th, 2012 Annoyed

I never pick up and they continue to call. I just got my cell phone in February and I don't know how they got my phone number. Plus I don't have any debt, new or old.

June 5th, 2012 Veritas MO

FCC.gov if they call your cell phone! FTC can't help with

June 2nd, 2012 Nunya Bidness MO

Blockety block block. Or hit the call button and HANG UP. It's someone pretending to be busy, in order to continue to collect a paycheck. None of the advice offered here will help, other than you BLOCK the caller or DISCONNECT THE CALL without talking to them! Enjoy your summer vacation away from your mystery phone stalker. 8-P

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May 18th, 2012 Morgan CT

Called 3 times in 52 minutes; 4 times total in 2 hrs. Callback yielded message that they are Issues & Answers, a survey firm, and telling me I could call their PR liaison at 1-800-234-7783. I was put onto someone's voice mail to leave my name & number to be taken off their call list. We'll see! This is only going to get worse between now and November. Politicians wrote the do not call laws to exempt themselves. My only hope is that these people are smart enough to know it's a waste of time asking opinions of someone who is already enraged against you, and will actually delete my numbers.

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April 28th, 2012 KARL SC

JUST POSTED...YOU HAVE TO READ THIS....

workbench.cadenhead.org

April 23rd, 2012 808 HI

Saturday, 9:22 AM, no message left by this caller 757-961-3544. Call received on my fairly inactive wireless pay-per-minute telephone.

April 18th, 2012 Lilly TX

This debt is from 1996 and they are still calling on 200 that got to 1000 with interest charges. I had just lost my job and moved away and now they are calling cell phone because its on my bank account and they can see it on credit bureau files. Tell your bank not to share your personal information / OPT OUT. And don't put your cell number on bank account or credit cards or school files.

April 18th, 2012 Deb TX

They use different phone numbers also 774-633-9224

March 13th, 2012 aiwa0u812 WA

i got a call from (575)961-3544.the number came back as a debt collector.i paid my loan off for school i went to to better my life,only t find out i went to school fo welding and can't find a job.all i did is wast money on a degree i can't use.thank you oboma for the debt i paid off.and thnksfor fixing the job market!ya go to school for nouthing,thank you. aiwa0u812.....

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February 24th, 2012 kati WI

I called the number back, and I got a recording thanking me for calling Issues and Answers. The recording said that if they had called me, they were interested in my opinions on some marketing something or other. I hung up before the recording finished. I just read the comment from Nathan, and if he is correct, it would have been a legitimate call. We have recently filed a claim with Allstate, and they did say they might follow up with a customer service survey.

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February 22nd, 2012 akamom WA

These dirtbags are calling day and night . they just called my cell at 0715. isn't there a law that prevents calls so early in the morning?

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January 17th, 2012 Unlisted MO

1-16-2012, received a call at 9pm. Called this number back and got a recording, Company is Issues and Answers, trying to conduct a survey. Said if you have issues or if they have bothered you to call their corporate office at 1-800-234-7783 and ask for their public relations liaison. Presumably you can have your number removed from their list. I will try it tomorrow and see.

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January 6th, 2012 Dawna J CA

1/5/2012 5:03 PM ... ID says Portfolio Recov.... We don't know them... No one speaks when we answer...

December 22nd, 2011 Alice TX

Calls me everyday, but I never answer the phone. I just moved here from the U.K, and I am already being harrased by these calls.

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December 16th, 2011 virginia VA

just hangs up

November 17th, 2011 Carol FL

Called at 8:04 pm and hung up when the voice mail picked up. Caller ID said Norfolk, VA. We don't know anyone from there.

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November 10th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Troubled: You may have a cause of action under FCRA. PRA needs a ''permissable purpose'' to pull credit reports. The can't just go fishing without a collection account in their possession. Obtain hard prints of the major bureau reports; those are the only ones a judge can't dismiss. The bureaus don't make it easy for consumers to correct or delete faulty trade lines, but it can be done with patience.

If a collector thinks you owe something, a dunning letter must be sent within five days of first contact. Failing that violates FDCPA.

pile o'resources:

www.ftc.gov
www.privacyrights.org
epic.org
www.creditboards.com
consumers.creditnet.com
www.debtorboards.com
www.debtorboards.com
www.debt-consolidation-credit-repair-service.com

October 15th, 2011 troubled

They call all the time, I don't owe any credit card company. Checked my credit report recently & they obtained a report 3 times within 2 months!

September 15th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Fred: Tiresome ''Pay Youse Bills'' catcalls do nothing to assist the wrongly accused, the illegally dunned, or the many people with no defaulted debt PRA calls each week.

M5: You could be leaving statutory award money on the table. Blocking and ignoring calls is not a strategy. PRA has hundreds of numbers to throw at your few.

Bothered: PRA does want your money but is not a telemarketer to be blithely ignored. It can and does gleefully haul people into courtrooms to enforce its bad will.

I'm glad my January prediction about the spamming ''Hater'' was wrong, though his sloppy approach to debtor defense was almost as bad as the sloppiness of junk debt collectors. Don't follow his example. Be smart about the industry rules and make them benefit you.

www.ftc.gov

September 15th, 2011 dave TX

scammers and scumbag foreigners

September 15th, 2011 bothered AZ

CALLER id is "portfolio recov". Another marketing ploy, they just want your money.

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August 16th, 2011 Fed up AZ

Sounds like something the f'___ing DNC would do.

August 13th, 2011 CT SD

They're wasting my time.

August 3rd, 2011 Nathan MD

Issues and Answers was hired by Allstate Insurance to do Quality Control surveys for their adjusters. They called to ask how the service was following a recent claim that I filed. It was a legit call that I was expecting, although I didn't expect the outfit to be called Issues and Answers, so at first I thought it was bogus. After listening to them, they clearly had info from Allstate about me and my claim, and they only asked legit questions about how the adjuster performed his job. So, in some cases, at least, they are legit. There was a long pause at the beginning of the call, though, and I almost hung up.

July 26th, 2011 EL-in-DE DE

this number called 7-25-2011

July 24th, 2011 Sf

Called on Sunday afternoon. Just jumbled noise in the background on the answering machine. I live in virginia.

July 22nd, 2011 CP AZ

Called my KY cell phone while traveling in AZ. Doesn't match the Oregon Health Dept. pattern.

May 28th, 2011 Fuz

I do not answer calls that I do not know who the number is. Hence it is a lost cause for them because I laugh evertime they call. I've been tempted to return their call late at night (between 2am and 3am) to ask them what they wanted. The temptation is getting harder to resist.

May 26th, 2011 Buford OR

Received call from this number, heard background noise, I said hello and the party hung up.

May 23rd, 2011 Gary Abel AZ

Then I sugggest that anybody that has access to this number. Share her number with us and we can bombard her with phone calls. Say are from the department of

May 23rd, 2011 Gary Abel AZ

Please do not call unless I ask you to delete me from your list

May 18th, 2011 Nicoll CO

Called at 10 am but did not leave message.

May 9th, 2011 VA WV

Left no Message

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May 7th, 2011 m503t907 MD

I never answer these type of call calls.

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May 6th, 2011 Greg CA

Reported as a DNC list violation.

April 14th, 2011 Sandy OR

Hangs up as soon as answering maching comes on.

April 12th, 2011 ray AL

don`t want this # calling

March 23rd, 2011 Withheld OR

I have a "Do Not Call" number. Why are you calling a blocked number?

March 19th, 2011 Nad NJ

annoyed

March 8th, 2011 NY NY

Rec'd call 3/7/11 asked Q/I questions about allstate. I answered NO to about 5 questions caller hung up. Caller was a female who sounded like she had a cold, alot of background noise.

March 5th, 2011 minion

to conduct a survey

March 5th, 2011 minion

its a survey

March 2nd, 2011 Chicago Ed NY

Rang my cell phone. Call went to voice mail. They must have put the call on hold because there were three minutes of a hold beep. No message. My cell phone is not "published." Quite an annoyance.

March 1st, 2011 PGS

Called 3 times last night-after 9 PM-two "messages" were just beeps the third had a mans voice who started speaking before the recorder started but he said he will be calling me back. Not if I can help it....

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February 23rd, 2011 Tracy S IL

SCUMBAGS keep calling my FAX PHONE..geez

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February 23rd, 2011 SPS

Called numerous times. Stated calling for oregon health dept. I called the Oregon health dept. They are doing a survey. Silly to have it from an out of state survey group. I told them so.

February 22nd, 2011 Ted

Recevied a call from this Norfolk, VA Number. By process of deduciton, we believe the call to be associated with Identity theft from a Chinese women who resides in the Norfolk area and along with her associates conducts identity thieft. Earlier she and her Chinese associates hacked into our email account, when we recovered the email, then she tried to elicit our password from the account using a recognizable email address that we could trace, also she created a false myspace page in China with our name. We have documentation on this. We were hoping the Norfolk police would do something about this harassing and nusiance calls. We tried to talk with Nationline who distributes the number, but they were unwilling to help.

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February 21st, 2011 Fred PA

PAY YOUR BILLS AND THEY WONT CALL

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February 18th, 2011 Audrey CA

I keep getting calls from this number and they won't stop.
I have gotten 10 calls from them in just a few days.
They call me several times a day too.
No message, sometimes it's a real person, but sometimes it's an automated call.

February 17th, 2011 Jean OR

I get calls from this number several times a day. They never leave a message when I don't pick up. I'm really getting tired of them.

February 12th, 2011 LaMusica MI

Got this call on a weekend to my cell phone, and like many others, am on the Do Not Call list. No message left. This is getting really annoying, I've got several calls like this, not necessarily from the same people, but when I look up the number, I'm always directed to these sites. I wonder who's been selling my cell number.

February 4th, 2011 Matt OR

I receive a call from this phone number that just does beeps over and over for about 5 minutes on the message machine. This is about the 20 + time they have called. Nobody responds if you try to talk to them for me.

(757) 961-3544

January 31st, 2011 Resident47 RI

Any day now the 'PRA Hater' will find this thread and hijack it with his ongoing copy-pasted crusade against a single agency. Also known as 'Scam Alert', 'Junk Debt SOL', 'Scam Fraud', 'Junk Dept', and other handles, let's save him some trouble. Without actually reading this thread, he'll dump one or more of the following:

- A stupidly redundant copy of the blocking device tag found on the bottom of EVERY page on WCU
- A self-contradictory and misspelled rant against PRA by 'Jonathan' made on this site in December 2009 (first appearance 8888548938, which also has an early entry from 'PRA Hater')
- The front end of a blog post from 5.5 years ago (http://credit.typepad.com/credit/2005/04/junk_debt_buyer.html)

No attribution is ever given to the authors, and the overall agenda is unclear. Defining the broader debt industry problem is a good long discussion to have, but beyond the scope of this forum. Blocking or ignoring calls and defeating bad collectors are incompatible strategies, as anyone with experience in debtor defense would agree.

Along with the frequent name changes, at times the poster has dropped his load on the wrong threads, unwittingly emulating the runaway skip tracing behavior of the collectors. As with any offered advice, always consider the source.

January 31st, 2011 Resident47 RI

Side note .... PRA is the agency made infamous for passing along the "robo-perjury" of thousands of affidavits "signed" by a dead woman. See the Wall Street Joural article "Dead Soul Is a Debt Collector" for more.

January 31st, 2011 Resident47 RI

Changing your own number is a VERY last option, KV. There is plenty you can do before that. As you and most others have found, verbal demands never work on these rogue debt collectors. Send a cease-comm via USPS Certified with card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one. This makes your demand actionable in litigation, therefore very hard to ignore.

"Rude and combative" handily describes the typical rep for these firms. Depending on how severe the hostility, you might have grounds to threaten suit and win a settlement. Read about the FDCPA as I've plugged before and see if you have such options. Document all calls meantime.

January 31st, 2011 KV NC

Annoying and rude, very combative when you actually have someone to speak with. They ignore you when you tell them to stop calling. Changing my phone number, last option as I see it.

January 26th, 2011 TEX TX

calls 6-8 times a day DI FRAUD WATCH OUT THEY WANT YOUR INFO THEY ALLREADY HAVE MOST OF IT.
DON'T RESPOND

January 26th, 2011 tex TX

calls 6-8 times a day DI FRAUD WATCH OUT THEY WANT YOUR INFO THEY ALLREADY HAVE MOST OF IT.

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January 15th, 2011 Teresa CA

Received two calls from this number but did not answer. How do you get the number blocked??

January 12th, 2011 Sherry SC

I am getting sick and tired of getting many phone calls on my cell phone from 757-769-7127. My phone is registered with the do not call registry but somehow they are getting through anyhow. They never leave a message but call in the late evening. Annoying!!!

December 31st, 2010 MK WA

called everyday for the past 5 days, last wednesday they called four times. I screen all my calls, they never left a message which I think is very rude. I was beginning to think I had a stalker, and was getting a little spooked with the last couple of calls. I was concerned enough to start searching the internet for a reverse directory then just entered the phone # and searched and found this site. Next time they call I am going to pick it up and give them 'some answers" they may not want to hear lol!

I live in OR and am tempted to call and complain to this person mentioned by OREGON Resident:
Any questions or information call Renee Boyd (971)673-1145 Public Health Division Portland,OR.

December 8th, 2010 JP

Got 2 calls around 7 pm on my cell. No message left. Don't know anybody in VA. I blocked number thru Verizon spam filter.

December 8th, 2010 Elle

caller identified himself as a health care survey for our state. after way too many questions, much of them ones no one should answer, the topic turned to tobacco. I think this so-called survey is a ruse for the tobacco industry to direct their marketing

November 23rd, 2010 LW

about a dozen calls in the last 3 weeks. i'm ignoring, but am getting pretty tired of this..............

November 18th, 2010 Claudio

Answered the phone. No one on line, a couple of clicks and then hung up.

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November 17th, 2010 Luke FL

Portfolio or so they say

November 10th, 2010 Resident47 RI

The FTC is more than happy to seek million-dollar judgments against rogue collectors, but that only happens when enough victims complain, and NOT via the DNC registry, which, for the umpteenth time I repeat, does not apply to debt collectors. You won't get personal relief from PRA and NCO by wishing, CT. You have to do the homework and confront the agencies yourself, which should not be too hard if you cannot effectively be dunned. Learn how to exercise your rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot gov.

November 10th, 2010 CT NY

I keep getting calls from Portfolio Recovery, they will NOT leave me alone.

I do not owe them anything, and their pre-recorded messages they leave certainly are not going to get me to call them back!

With everything I've been reading that says they are a scam, I HOPE that someone will shut them down!

I have been filing complaints on the Do Not Call website every time I get one of these calls. I HOPE others will file the complaints as well!

I wish they would leave me alone!

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November 10th, 2010 Harriet NY

I'm annoyed becauseI keep getting calls from this number and I'm on the Do Not Call list like others have posted here. If what people say is true that it's a survey then that's the issue because they may be exempt from the do not call list. I this listed on www.donotcall.gov

"Exempt Organizations include charities or certain non-profit organizations, organizations engaged in political solicitations or surveys, or Sellers or Telemarketers that call ONLY consumers with whom they have an established business relationship or from whom they have obtained the express written agreement to call."

So apparently do not call list is only for telemarketers that want to sell you something and if you do not already have a relationship with them (e.g. you bought something from them before or you agreed to let them contact you ... watch what you sign online or on paper).

October 28th, 2010 Kim UT

Probably some political BS

October 21st, 2010 irritated CA

Called and was extremely rude when I told them I don't want to participate in anything they had to offer. They kept me on the phone for quite some time.

October 19th, 2010 Glenn

Answered the phone. No one on line, a couple of clicks and then hung up.

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October 10th, 2010 Resident47 RI

"Are collection calls moving overseas too?"

Absolutely. Like many other industries, collectors are farming out to call centers in India and anywhere else the labor is cheap. Can't speak for PRA myself, but it's quite possible. You could also have someone stateside with faulty English. Collectors are also known to hire jailbirds.

October 10th, 2010 Jeremy

The caller ask for my wife's grandfather who doesn't live here. His name is Richard, which is easy to pronounce, but she pronounced it "REE-SHAR". Like in French. Are collection calls moving overseas too? If this person is really in Virginia, they need to learn English.

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October 6th, 2010 J PA

This # called our home 2X within a 10-15 minute timeframe. Left no message. I did not pick up. We are on the do not call list and do not have any friends or relatives in VA.

October 6th, 2010 XDark GA

Issues & Answers Marketing Survey. Got answering maching

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October 4th, 2010 m503t907

Stay away from these people; they are looking for easy prey.

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September 29th, 2010 Ronnie

I received 2 calls from this number (757-769-7127) One at 6:52 PM and one at 7:19 PM. First one was unanswered so answering machine would pick up, but unknown caller left no message. On 2nd call, wife answered after 2 rings, but after saying hello, no one answered or said anything. I am on every no call/no mail known but still continue receiving these calls from various people/organizations. Believe this one to be a telemarketer or someone conducting a survey, which I don't do. If I receive one more from this number, it will be reported to the state attorney general's office for appropriate action.

September 28th, 2010 E NE

Called my cellular, I didn't answer, and s/he didn't leave a message.

September 28th, 2010 Steve FL

some sort of market research firm. They called after 9pm. I told them as much, and that I didn't appreciate it. She apologized, and I hung up.

September 26th, 2010 MillerSJM VA

Issues and Answers, consumer survey's.

September 24th, 2010 W.S. VA

Called my home phone, was doing a survey on # of visits to downtown Norfolk VA. it was not apparent that it was a telemarketer, so i answered the phone. The person doing the survey was incredibly polite.

September 23rd, 2010 J OR

Called my cell phone every within every 48 hours, never leave the message. I called back the number and machine answering saying that they are with Global Market Research Network doing survey and to call 800-234-7783. I think everyone should be avoid with this numbers and contact FCC for more information.

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September 14th, 2010 Resident47

Warsun: I think the answer is that collectors are not going to look at court records but credit reports to see if they can make a jackpot. You might want to pull your own credit report, free via the FTC, to see if you have any derogatory trade lines attracting the wolves. Maybe your bank sold the debt account? In a perfect world your court case would be the last word, but sadly damaged credit needs continual vigilance.

Portfolio Recovery has a poor record of FDCPA compliance and has been quite busy lately to judge from all the recent complaints. Could be they are becoming desperate as the Great Recession erodes their profit sources, mainly destitute borrowers. If they're insane enough to dun you for a discharged debt, they can do it on paper like the law says. You may challenge politely, sending a copy of the judgement in your favor with your cease-comm. Else maybe can sue them instead. Not sure how the FDCPA would apply since yours is not a bankruptcy discharge, but I doubt the FTC would think PRA's behavior is justified, so it's possible you have some means of defense.

September 14th, 2010 Warsun

Has continously called my number.I haven't turned on my call blocker yet but i think i know whats going on. They want a collection over a 3000 dept that was run up by my bank and not me. I won the court case on it but they still call me. I was told by the judge if they call me again or try to solisitate to me show them this paper with my court case indicating THEY LOST and i WON.

I get the calls and sit here an think. Why in the hell should i have to tell them to stop calling me. Once it went through the court it should have already been posted "This guy is to be removed from your records.". So i have not talked to them.Even if you tell people hey stop calling me. This court case says i won an you need to delete that info from your records. They are STILL GOING TO CALL YOU! So wtf?

September 14th, 2010 charlotte MI

keep calling for debt that belongs to husband's ex-wife that he hasn't seen in 8 years

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September 12th, 2010 Brian IL

Called my cell 3 times within 10 min. No msg left

September 3rd, 2010 Donald WA

Issues & Answers Network, a Global company attempting to contact "you", is the outgoing announcement.

September 3rd, 2010 Gary IL

I answered but didn't say anything. After about 5 seconds they hung up.

August 31st, 2010 E AZ

Called twice but never left a message

August 25th, 2010 Prissy NC

I've received multiple calls on my cell from this number. Never leaves a message! I won't answer because I don't know who it is!

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August 23rd, 2010 DonaldL

Call for our son who is overseas. We have told them that and they continue to call. I do not pick up or just hang up quickly.

August 22nd, 2010 m503t907 DC

I never answer caller IDs that I do not recognize.

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August 17th, 2010 Iris

This number called our house and said she worked the Oregon Department of Health and...I don't remember the rest. She asked how many adults lived in the house. She wanted to interview my husband who said he was not interested. She wished me a good evening and hung up. I wondered what a person in the 757 area code was doing representing themselves as working for the State of Oregon.

August 12th, 2010 Jason OR

Has called repeatedly and has not left a message

August 9th, 2010 ncarter

Have called my work cell phone 4 times in 48 hours. No voicemail. Really annoying!

July 29th, 2010 Ric MD

Called my cell around 6pm. Did not leave a voice mail. Called back and the message said it was an Issues & Answers survey, they left a # to call back if you have questions 1-800-234-7783.

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July 22nd, 2010 momb05 LA

You can file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form at esupport.fcc.gov or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

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July 21st, 2010 Al

called my CELL and left no message

July 20th, 2010 No Virginia VA

He said he was calling to do a traffic survey, asked my age, where I lived and my cell phone number. he wanted to continue the call on my cell phone. i said no-if its a traffic survey why does he need my cell phone number?

July 15th, 2010 s AZ

Issues and answers called me at 8 pm on 7/14/10. Whats more amazing is that they were calling from Virginia a 3 hr time difference. Who carries out marketing research at 8 pm or 11 pm?

July 14th, 2010 Rich OR

Have received calls from this caller for three years. Have blocked 8 of the numbers they use but they keep changing numbers. They always call saying they are looking for an Earl *****. Originally they were looking to collect on a lawsuit against this person, and proving to them that I am not this person seems to make no difference to them. Had my phone company contact them but they will not stop calling. Now they are calling themselves Issue and Answers doing a CDC survey. How many times to you have to say "no" before they get the message. They should have their phone service removed.

July 13th, 2010 me AL

called my CELL and left no message

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July 6th, 2010 Henry PA

Has been calling for several weeks, left messages on answering machine for a while claiming to be a debt recovery service.

July 4th, 2010 m503t907

I do not answer unknown callers. No message was left on my recorder.

June 29th, 2010 fset VA

I let it go unanswered; they pulled my name out of the phone book to pursue anyone who might pay

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June 23rd, 2010 H

Just called me at 11:30 pm. Said it was something with Issues and Answers with Allstate. I said, it is awfully late to be calling, but if this number calls me again, I'm not going to be as nice next time!!!

June 9th, 2010 Marcella

No message left on my cell phone. Globel Research Networking, canned message, when I curiously answered.
I am on the No call List.

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May 30th, 2010 Eileen

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Call your local phone company to see if they have a service called "Call Intercept".. there is a monthly charge to have this service. With "Call Intercept", you can block any number in the United States. I have "Call Intercept" on my home phone thru Verizon and I am able to block 25 numbers. The person calling your number will get a recording saying "THE PERSON YOU ARE CALLING DOES NOT ACCEPT CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER, GOOD BYE." It's GREAT blocking Portfolio Recovery Associates from calling all day from different numbers. I am hoping that Verizon will extend call count from 25 to 50 numbers.

May 29th, 2010 Pissedoff

Early late dinner Sundays CONSTANT

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May 28th, 2010 Anna TN

This number shows up on my phone between 9pm and 11pm and there is never a voice mail.

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May 21st, 2010 Lawson VA

Called our company during business hours looking for one of our employees. It sounded like a collection agency call. I hung up on them.

May 21st, 2010 B.H. PA

The caller wanted me to verify my social security number so that she could make sure I was the person she wanted to talk to. I would not give her my number nor did I have any bills that are due for collection. She insisted that I was beligerant and would call back later when I had calmed down. The nerve, she called me and has been calling and leaving messages on my answering machine. It is a recording and they say if I do not hang up I am accepting the call as the person that want to talk to. What kind of scam is this? Do they think I am uninformed about their mess. I will report them to the Better Business Bureau.

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May 21st, 2010 f

I received a missed call on my cell from this number. I don't answer phone calls from blocked or phone numbers I don't recognize but I am glad I decided to search above number on internet

May 20th, 2010 Laurel TX

I have been receiving calls from this number for a couple of weeks every other day. I never answer as a message is never left on my voicemail. I don't answer calls if I don't recognize the number. Finally, I decided to look at the area code (757) it was unfamiliar to me, and I have been receiving these calls on a steady basis.

May 19th, 2010 mike NY

called at 6:30 pm. i'm from new york i do not know. did not answer.

May 12th, 2010 Spokane WA

Called at 7:17 pm to my cell and left no message. I did not return the call.

May 1st, 2010 chris MI

they called me 2 time in 2 hours at 7 and 9pm. If they want to know about the health of people from Oregon, why the hell don't they call people from Oregon.

April 28th, 2010 shaffercfp

I had a 4 minute message on my voicemail of beep beep beep- just prior I had a block call hang up-not sure if related.

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April 12th, 2010 J. Green TX

Sick to death of these calls! My answering machine is very clear as to who the number belongs to yet they keep bothering us...as often as three times a day-even late at night. My husband and I are Seniors and do not have outstanding debts. Something should be done to these people to get this to stop!

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April 2nd, 2010 OREGON Resident

MAIL RECIPIENT: Dept. of Human Services Public Health Division and the CDC are conducting a health survey to find out more about the general health of Oregon's adults. Interviewers from Issues & Answers will call on behalf of OPHD and the CDC. The health survey will help these agencies to use taxpayers' dollars wisely by providing programs and services to improve the health and well-being of Oregonians. Survey interviewers will not make a sales pitch of any kind. Answers are kept confidential and anonymous, and household will never be identified in any reports.
Any questions or information call Renee Boyd (971)673-1145 Public Health Division Portland,OR.
Notice received from Dept.of Human Services Center for Health Statistics Portland,OR.

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March 29th, 2010 KK MD

Fredrickson, Steven
Brief Biography

Mr. Steven D. Fredrickson is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. Prior to co-founding Portfolio Recovery Associates in 1996, Mr. Fredrickson was Vice President, Director of Household Recovery Services’ (“HRSC”) Portfolio Services Group from late 1993 until February 1996. At HRSC Mr. Fredrickson was ultimately responsible for HRSC’s portfolio sale and purchase programs, finance and accounting, as well as other functional areas. Prior to joining HRSC, he spent five years with Household Commercial Financial Services managing a national commercial real estate workout team and five years with Continental Bank of Chicago as a member of the FDIC workout department, specializing in corporate and real estate workouts. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Denver and a M.B.A. degree from the University of Illinois. He is a past board member of the American Asset Buyers Association.
Basic Compensation
Total Annual Compensation, USD Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD All Other, USD Fiscal Year Total, USD
840,000 -- 12,300 899,554

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March 26th, 2010 Stephanie WA

I receive several phone calls a day from this number on numerous occasions I have tried to explain to these people that the number they are calling does not belong to the person they are asking for. I always receive the same response of someone telling me that they can't help me or continue on without a 16digit card number or a social security number. How am I suppose to give them a card number or a ss# if I am not who they are calling for. They have become very aggressive in their phone behavior and every time I ask to speak with a supervisor, they give me the same run around on how they can't help me because I don't have they 16digit card number or a ss#.

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March 25th, 2010 Ralph

Total Scum buckets from hell! Violate every rule there is in debt collecting. They don't validate anything, they just keep sending you what on the original letter. Cease means nothing to this ass wipes. Norfolk is a meca for collection agencies as they get seasonal help that flow through the town like the bad water!
Phone No. 800-772-1413 800-654-8818 757-519-9300 877-803-0008 800-772-1413 866-691-3568
Fax 757-321-2519 757-518-1773 757-554-0586 316-662-2777 620-662-2777 757-321-2519

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March 24th, 2010 Chen DC

called 4-5 times in the past 2 days. Left no message

March 24th, 2010 MJG NJ

Have called and left no message 6 times in 10 minutes on both cell and home phone leaves no message and we have a Do Not Call Block on all our phones!!

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March 17th, 2010 Carl

Wrong number. Keep getting calls for Patricia A McVeigh about outstanding debt from not paying her bills. Sounds like a fake name to me.

March 17th, 2010 Donna MN

Bill collecter asking about my minor child. Not selling stuff but trying to get info. My kid is 11.....

March 14th, 2010 Davin SC

I'm sure they see this web site and I refuse ever to talk to them or send them money!

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March 10th, 2010 PJ CA

I don't take calls from numbers I don't recognize. No i.d. cones up other than the number, and they never leave a message.

March 5th, 2010 C.L. MD

Called the number back (757-769-7127) and it said "Hello, you've reached Issues and Answers, a global marketing research firm". Recording goes on to say "if you received a call from us please be assured this is not a tele-marketing firm, nor an attempt to sell you anything. We are conducting a survey and want your opinion."

It's still unwelcome, in my book.

March 4th, 2010 Rich GA

Issues and Answers Marketing firm: www.issans.com

March 1st, 2010 G.P. PA

Called the number back (757-769-7127) and it said "Hello, you've reached Issues and Answers, a global marketing research firm", I hung up after that.