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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




portfoliorecov calls from 84 phone numbers:

205-396-3619 205-423-4020 205-588-8181 262-209-2244 404-592-5171 404-719-4368 404-921-2521 404-921-2537 404-935-6551 407-347-6414 410-575-1863 412-282-1420 412-282-1421 412-282-1423 412-282-1424 440-580-0720 440-580-0721 440-638-5278 443-313-1380 443-313-1381 443-313-1382 484-489-2840 484-489-2841 510-343-3502 510-355-1780 518-207-3602 518-207-3608 518-207-3618 616-613-2227 620-662-1492 620-662-8870 626-209-2241 626-209-2244 678-265-1568 678-265-1576 678-275-8928 702-410-7069 702-410-7076 702-410-7489 702-410-7497 731-215-8010 731-256-7106 731-345-4195 731-984-7690 757-321-2508 757-321-6270 757-321-6271 757-321-6277 75732162778 757-321-6278 757-321-6279 757-321-6280 757-321-6281 757-321-6282 757-519-9300 757-864-0020 757-961-3544 757-961-3545 757-961-3546 772-000-0000 800-860-0644 817-500-9094 847-678-9710 847-994-2540 847-994-2544 847-994-2545 847-994-2549 847-994-2550 847-994-2557 858-346-1184 858-346-2242 859-586-9557 859-918-0780 866-800-0609 866-879-2116 866-909-0529 877-366-6577 877-803-0008 914-513-0163 914-513-0443 914-595-7031 950-678-4804 954-622-9827 954-622-9836


(404) 719-4368

1 week 4 days ago Stinkin' Lincoln IL

Fucking Shysters from Portfolio.

(205) 396-3619

2 weeks 6 days ago Bart

Portfolio buying an ad here claiming to help people not be bothered by them is hilarious.

Consumer Portfolio Srvs


Have a complaint needing attention? File your complaint TODAY!

(817) 500-9094

February 28th, 2014 not me WA

Yet another new number from Portfolio Recovery.

(510) 343-3502

February 25th, 2014 Scottsdale AZ

Robo scam.

(205) 396-3619

February 23rd, 2014 T OR

The last contact from these people was a letter saying that they could not sue me or garnish wages because the debt was too old. Now they need to loose my phone number since they insist on calling my partners cell phone.

February 23rd, 2014 jason IL

fraud. and called on a sunday. pretty sure that is illegal

(817) 500-9094

February 17th, 2014 Christine KY

Yet another number for Portfolio (aka The Creepers). Even though the 'debt' is not valid, they still call almost every day using numbers from all over the US. If the caller id shows a city name and state abbreviation - don't bother answering. Just block the latest number if possible (we have completely filled our phone's blocked number capability).

February 17th, 2014 Maxwell Smart TX

The ever scumbags of US pain Aces of Portfolios Recovery

(440) 638-5278

February 13th, 2014 V. Nudelmann IL

This was an illegal call from Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. displaying
440-638-5278 (Strongsville, Oh).

(205) 396-3619

February 10th, 2014 Mark GA

They have been advised not to call work and keep doing it breaking the law.. Think I will cuss them out

(404) 719-4368

February 4th, 2014 Theresa NV

I am getting really sick of this company calling all hours of the day and I have told them several times to stop calling that nobody lives at our number that they are looking for.

(205) 396-3619

February 3rd, 2014 Yahuli PA

The person these people are calling for doesn't live here and has the same last name as I do, but I don't know her. These people have promised many times to take me off their calling list, yet they still bother me at most times of the day.

(404) 719-4368

February 1st, 2014 Mona AZ

This broke, uncouth liars from Portfolio Recovery called me at 7 Am asking for someone who has never lived at my house, I told the chick I was going to call the police, non-stop calls for people wgo don't live here, disgusting trash, bottom of the barrel losers.

(440) 638-5278

January 29th, 2014 Anonymous MD

True id unknown. Call ID as PORTFOLIORECOVERY. Using multiple telephone numbers to contact your number repeatedly. My number is unlisted and unpublished, yet this nuisance caller keeps calling. Filing complaint with Verizon abuse department.
Multiple numbers id are:
620 263 3537
440 638 5278
412 235 6111

(866) 909-0529

January 27th, 2014 RAD

They have been calling for over 2 years. Sometimes 4-6 times a day. they have approx 200+ telephone numbers that they use. The first lady I talked to told me that "this call may be recorded" My answer was "GOOD! I Hope So!"
I asked her for her number and the Account # she was calling about. The number she gave me was 2 numbers short. Eventually, a "supervisor" jumped in. I explained to the Idiot that Portfolio Recovery Services was contacted by my Lawyer 2 years ago and they were told NOT to call me. SPECIFICALLY because I had already been officially served and this case had already been filed whit what ever legal beagle Portfolio Recovery Service hired to do so. The Idiot says, "Well! Who's Your Lawyer?" My reply was, you already know who my lawyer is, it a matter of record. Look It Up In Your Computers, Check Your Own Records. I then repeated "Do NOT Call This Number Ever Again. The Idiot says "No! Send Us A Letter" Obviously too stupid to understand that they had already been contacted by my lawyer with a cease & desist letter, as in DO NOT CALL. So, they will be getting a registered return receipt letter including copies of the letters that's going to the Secretary Of State & The Attorney General of That State.

(440) 638-5278

January 24th, 2014 Unknown PA

This number belongs to a collection agency Portfolio Recovery Services

January 23rd, 2014 Not Again MD

Won't leave a message. You hit redial and it asks you to select 1 for English/2 for Spanish. Hold and they will finally identify themselves as Portfolio Recovery.

(757) 961-3544

January 8th, 2014 toloHemeweike Russian Federation

Hello longing distinguish my sites, collection it if there is not then I'm sorry.

(404) 719-4368

January 7th, 2014 PORTFOLIO SCAMS


(757) 961-3544

January 7th, 2014 toloHemeweike Russian Federation

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

(731) 345-4195

January 7th, 2014 Ms B SC

Another phone number from *Portfolio Recovery Associates* ~ They have millions of numbers to call from ~ Beware! a call from 731-345-4195 is a debt collection scam ~ They are *Phishing* for info --AND-- using *Scare Tactics* to get money from you ~ give-them-nothing.

(205) 396-3619

January 6th, 2014 Ms B SC

A brand new number from bottom-feeder, Portfolio Recovery Associates ~ they have millions of phone numbers to call from.
Beware! a call from 205-396-3619 is a debt collection scam ~ they are *Phishing* for info --AND-- using *Scare Tactics* to get money from you ~ give-them-nothing.

(731) 345-4195

December 21st, 2013 Who Cares AZ

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

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

(440) 638-5278

December 21st, 2013 Who Cares AZ

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

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

(678) 275-8928

December 7th, 2013 STOP CALLING AZ

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

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

(914) 595-7031

December 7th, 2013 STOP CALLING AZ

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

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

(410) 575-1863

December 7th, 2013 STOP CALLING AZ

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

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

(404) 719-4368

December 7th, 2013 STOP CALLING AZ

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

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

(859) 586-9557

December 7th, 2013 STOP CALLING AZ

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

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

(616) 613-2227

December 6th, 2013 Jim GA

I got this call today from 616-613-2227. the caller ID said unauthorized.
This is a new one, never got that ID before. I didn't answer, just picked the phone up and hung it back up. Its the SOS, I have gotten to many to count. Credit card BS, alarm system BS and many more. I have filed complaints with the FTC and FCC trying to get them to enforce the do not call registry, just a waste of time. They are not going to do a damn thing about this. They email me back saying that I can sue them in local court. How can you sue someone when you have any idea who they are? One day, someone will figure out how to put a stop to these low life scum, the DNC registry is sure not the answer because our government is not going to do anything to help stop them from calling. I saw a article about this in the AARP paper. It said to go to nomorobo.com. I did but my land line carrier is Windstream and they do not have simultaneous ringing service. If anyone has the answer to this telemarketer problem, please let the rest of us know.

(410) 575-1863

November 29th, 2013 G.SMITH CA


(678) 275-8928

November 14th, 2013 jon NY

portfolio recov
calls me, does not leave message. cannot call back, no answer. nuisance call.

(914) 595-7031

November 13th, 2013 FA FL

assholes, block this number.

(859) 586-9557

November 11th, 2013 John FL

these guys are scumbags.......

(410) 575-1863

November 8th, 2013 art FL

scammers, asking for money you dont owe

(859) 586-9557

November 4th, 2013 Johan FL

Thy called and left no message so I'll not callthem back.

(616) 613-2227

October 27th, 2013 Faye VA

Just the number came up but there was no message. I have no real clue as to the identity of the caller.
It is an irritant.

(410) 575-1863

October 23rd, 2013 jim B SC

Bottom feeders trying to collect on a 10 year old settle debt.

October 23rd, 2013 ... TX

Don't answer!!

(616) 613-2227

October 23rd, 2013 MikeF CA

Phone call starts out the same, "Because of your excellent payment history in the last six months..." This call was received at 7:45 AM in the morning. I specifically have a do not call message on this phone number. I pressed 9 to speak to someone and when I asked for their company information they hung up. I put the do not call message on my line specifically because of this company and it helped for about a month, but they are back.

(859) 586-9557

October 19th, 2013 al la NM

These are terrorists seeking to get your personal information to clear out your banking accounts and run up your credit cards to finance Al Qaeda and the Taliban killing our American military forces and perpetrating cyber attacks on Wall Street, American corporations, and the United States government. If you do any business with these terrorists, YOU ARE A TRAITOR and deserve what is coming to you!

(678) 275-8928

October 19th, 2013 al la NM

These are terrorists seeking to get your personal information to clear out your banking accounts and run up your credit cards to finance Al Qaeda and the Taliban killing our American military forces and perpetrating cyber attacks on Wall Street, American corporations, and the United States government. If you do any business with these terrorists, YOU ARE A TRAITOR and deserve what is coming to you!

October 17th, 2013 sis freda IL

Have been calling my phone from 50 different numbers forever, trying to collect on a bill that was paid in full over 10 years ago. In fact I now have a card from that same company that they say I owe. CRAZY!!!!

October 16th, 2013 Bank MO

This number keeps calling a bank, when we answer, they immediately hang up. I called the number back and told them to remove our number from their database and they still continue to call 10-15 times every day.

(914) 595-7031

October 11th, 2013 LYNN WI

By reading, it appears that they are debt collectors. I have no unpaid debt & am not late on any bills.

(877) 803-0008

October 11th, 2013 roulette82 Ukraine

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(616) 613-2227

October 10th, 2013 Karen TX

Well, they continue to call. Same phone number 616-613-2227 this time showing Visa Rewards. I waited on the line and spoke with Jason. I asked Jason to not hang up on me like all of his co-scammers, he was being recorded and this is the 2nd time within a week you are being reported. Guess what, Jason hung up on me. I am on the state and federal Do not call list. I seem to be filing reports daily on the jerks. Big scam, I wish they were caught.

(678) 275-8928

October 10th, 2013 Lynn WI

I did not answer and they did not leave a message.

(914) 595-7031

October 9th, 2013 Anonomous IL

They call looking for a guy I use to date over 8 yr's ago. They need to send him a Christmas card if he moved they'll give them a forwarding address. Leave me the fork alone.

(616) 613-2227

October 9th, 2013 crosby ID

I don't have caller ID and the message doesn't leave a number, just ends after saying to press 1. However, the message begins the same way described by many here. it's already in progress and says something about billing cycle then says "Again this is your final notice as it relates to the financial stimulus"
I dialed the number Luba posted and asked for Steve Hale. Here's how it went
(me) my name is crosby
(me) please leave him a message. the message is. this is your first, middle, and last notice to stop calling my message and fax line. my name is crosby and my line is XXX XXX XXXX. do you have the message?
(me) the number calling me is leaving a partial message saying it's my final notice about the financial stimulus. are you claiming that he is not responsible for these calls?
(me) well... if you have the power to make them stop... then it would seem clear you are connected with them. I do not have caller ID. I can't give you the number which dialed me. I had to go online and search the message being left to find out who is behind it. all roads seem to lead to Steve Hale. I am not asking anything more than for you to stop calling the number I gave which is the message and fax line for crosby, that's me. if you are related with many telemarketing agencies making these calls, then alert all of them.

October 7th, 2013 Karen TX

Just for a call from 616-613-2227, Bank Card Services, automated to reduce rate from jonathon, live agent came on the line named Jonah, I asked for the name of his company, he told me visa/MasterCard. I asked again for the name of yours company that's working with visa/MasterCard. He hung up on me. Tried to call back, was on hold and call disconnected. This is a scam. I am on Do Not Call List and have been calls from these people daily, multiple times a day. Reporting this number again to Attorney Gerneral.

October 3rd, 2013 Glenn FL

Just as you suspect, these people are thieves trying to get your card numbers so they can steal you blind. Funny that the NSA can tap your phone calls to grandma but they can't and wont do a damned thing about people who steal millions and millions from people who can't afford it.

Tried to report them today and guess what - the government is shut down to prevent the law from being carried out.

Why bother?

(877) 803-0008

October 2nd, 2013 slot84 Ukraine

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(914) 595-7031

October 2nd, 2013 Shirley MN

I do NOT know who this is or why they have targeted me for their calls. They woke me up early this morning with their call and I am recovering from surgery. This is simply WRONG!!!! If I have to identify myself when making calls, so should telemarketers and debt collectors.

(410) 575-1863

September 27th, 2013 jean OH

They are plunders, scavengers, aka a--h---s!

(616) 613-2227

September 25th, 2013 Jeff MN

Received two robo calls today from this outfit using two different numbers. Been calling every day for the past several days. I have never had a credit card in my life and yet they keep hounding me with credit card interest rate BS.

September 24th, 2013 Ruby Vice KY

I have repeatedly asked to be removed from their call list & they keep calling. If I say I don't owe thousands of dollars on credit cards, they hang up. I don't consider this very professional. I want them stopped.

(859) 586-9557

September 22nd, 2013 cautionflag NC

This company has been calling me almost every day for a few years. I picked up the phone and talked to them a few years ago. Seems that they want to collect on an old Discover card debt. I have never had a Discover card and told them so. They asked for my social security #, but no way was I giving that. They asked for the last four digits, I wouldn't give them that but told them if they would give me the last 4 of the one they had, I would verify that it was mine. Gee, they don't seem to trust me with that information either. I figured they Googled a name like mine and called all that was listed. I did tell them that if they did have anything that was mine,then send me proof of the debt in the mail (as they are required by law). Of course, nothing has arrived. It is easier to keep harrassing people on the phone. The way it plays out is they will try to convince you to pay something on the debt and it will go away. But, once you give them a dime, the whole debt is yours and now collectable...even if it was an out of date uncollectable debt. Any payment reinstates the debt

(616) 613-2227

September 21st, 2013 fed-up NJ

Credit card services again. Maybe it is time for a class action lawsuit. I will continue reporting them to donotcall.gov

September 21st, 2013 Mary V RI

this was my 56th second and last chance to take advantage of lowering my credit card interest.....they keep on calling. No matter what you do or say they will call and call and call. I have reported it at least 30 times and nothing gets done....this no call list is a joke.

September 18th, 2013 DMG NJ

I get these calls on my home phone while I am at work, or in the evenings. I've called the number back following their prompt to remove my number... to no avail, they still call. I've followed the prompt to speak with a Rep... and the system tells me they are all busy at this time & requests I leave a voicemail.

I'm on the Nat'l. & my State's Do Not Call Registries. I will be filing yet another complaint online w/the FCC.

(859) 586-9557

September 16th, 2013 ANGRY PA

Portfolio's president is Rick Goulart, 9515 24th Bay St., Norfolk, VA 23518; 757-961-3525.

(616) 613-2227

September 14th, 2013 Donna McCullar CA

How do I stop this person from harassing me

(914) 595-7031

September 11th, 2013 dontoweanyone TX

portfolio recovery, collections agency

(757) 961-3544

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!!

(914) 595-7031

September 4th, 2013 Not Me WA

I installed call zapper software on my PC just to screen out a-holes like this outfit, it answers the phone, silently waits for their "Hello?" and ZAP's them at full screeching volume with fax tones.

(859) 586-9557

September 1st, 2013 me TX

Portfolio Recovery...may they burn in hell:(

(410) 575-1863

August 30th, 2013 me WA

"How many numbers do they have? At least 47 that I know of."

This crap should in and of itself be outright illegal, this is just short of blatant telephone harassment. If these calls were not intended to be deceptive, Portfolio would use their own name on the Caller ID. Nothing requires you to answer their repetitive calls, and they well know it, hence the electronic trickery.

(859) 586-9557

August 15th, 2013 KO CA

Called, asked for me, and then they hung up. Said Portfolio Recovery.

(616) 613-2227

August 14th, 2013 lester DC



August 12th, 2013 jcross1231 KS

Didn't leave a message.

(859) 586-9557

August 12th, 2013 Maxx RI

I have received numerous calls from the about an out of stat debt.

I will also be reporting this to my states Attorney General's office and also to the FTC.


(616) 613-2227

August 10th, 2013 looie NY

These dirtbags stopped calling for 3 weeks; now they're starting up again.

August 9th, 2013 Kat NV

Left no message

(410) 575-1863

August 8th, 2013 John Doe NV

I have purchased my 6 year old daughter a pre-paid phone for emergency purposes only, and this number (410-575-1863) continues to call her phone almost on a daily basis. When I call it back it says that its

(616) 613-2227

August 6th, 2013 OFDU TX


(404) 719-4368

August 6th, 2013 joan p

these portfolio assholes call from all dif numbers and at all hours of the day and night yes even sundays before 8am and after 8pm they know no limits of good manners and dont ever stop even if you say u arent who they are looking for and want your number removed and they also send a ton of unwanted threatening letters and most of the time when u answer noone will b on the other end and when there is they are often rude and abusive in the nature of thier tactics to "recover" yrs old debts that often times have reached thier expiration date and are no longer valid. ive got no clue how these people get my cell phone number i go with prepaid cell service and i thought that left me name less and untraceable to scumbag debt collectors whoowhee id almost do anything not to have them call i have set my voicemail box prompt to spanish and it keeps them from leaving sooooo many messages lmao guess they are easily confused.

(616) 613-2227

July 31st, 2013 jjgalesville IL

Calls from card services offering to lower my credit card rates. I have no credit cards so how can they lower my rates? When I ask them this, they hang up on me. I ask to be removed from their call list or call the number back and press 1 to be removed. I keep a record in a spreadsheet in my computer. They never call back from that specific phone number but use a different one. Computer initiated calls are supposed to be illegal so how are they getting away with it. Some of the numbers I call back tell me the number I called is no longer in service. Why would the phone company let someone make calls and not have a record of the number being used? The phone companies are being cheated out of money and should stop this if the government won't.

July 31st, 2013 sick of this WA

got a call from them no message left.
what I usually do is answer and put the phone on mute, it comes back dead and they stop calling.

July 30th, 2013 deltamama GA

I blew a whistle loudly into my phone's mouthpiece. I have gotten near daily calls from this # and finally decided to answer it and blow my whistle! I will keep doing this till they stop!!

(404) 719-4368

July 27th, 2013 Michigander MI

They called three times today, starting at 8 AM on a Saturday morning!

July 27th, 2013 Tommy MI

They are debt collectors looking for my ex-wife. I sometimes play games with them when I have free time. I find it fun and even fascinating at times. However as of today I placed them on a restricted caller list. Now when dial MY number they get a recording that goes something like this. "The number/person you have dialed does not wish to accept calls from your number" HAHAHAHA bitches.

(616) 613-2227

July 25th, 2013 Pluto67 MA

I just got a call which I have added to my block list. I will now get no ring but I do get a list of blocked calls on my phone.
I have the Panasonic cordless telephone Model kx-tg6842b (2 handsets)
You can block 250 numbers plus kill the one ring that existed on earlier models that only allowed 30 blocked numbers.
The one handset model sells for $70 at Amazon.

(678) 275-8928

July 25th, 2013 Anon FL

Portfolio Recovery calls multiple times per day before 8:00 AM and after 9:00 PM. Criminal SCAMMERS trying to collect FALSE debts. Will get your info through the different credit report agencies when you open a new bank account, get a new credit card, get a loan of any kind, etc. Then they will manufacture false debts often from loans that were PAID in full years a go. They harass their innocent victims and are actively being investigated and prosecuted by many government agencies. Do NOT answer their calls. Portfolio Recovery and their employees are CRIMINALS who are in the business of EXTORTION.

(616) 613-2227

July 24th, 2013 Luba NC

domain Lucre, INC is:
Triton Technologies Inc.
Steve Hale
4009 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: +1.6163648761
Email: steve@triton.net

(914) 513-0443

July 24th, 2013 Mike Ales NJ

RELENTLESS collection agnecy for credit cards. THEY WILL KEEP CALLING non stop. THe guy before me had debt obsioul and I got his cell number. They keep thinking I'm him and "covering" for him. They still keep calling. Had to change my number to get them to stop calling. They will call 50 minutes a day NO EXAGERRATION.

(404) 921-2537

July 24th, 2013 ike Alves NJ

Douche bag collection agency NASTY and used threats to take my house. I got the number a month ago they are calling for whomever had the number for me. They wont take me off the list. Asked for a supervisor and got hing up on. Reported to FTC.

(404) 719-4368

July 24th, 2013 Bob TX

left a "cordial" message for the shitheads

(616) 613-2227

July 19th, 2013 Diana KY

A repeat call after I requested they remove my name and quit calling as I was on "no call list". Reported again to the FTC. Will report them EVERY TIME using case number given by FTC.

July 19th, 2013 oxgeen NH

lincare oxgin company? maybe ?what do we have in conmen other then credit carddo you have afamily or your self on some kind of servis to do with lincare .com

July 19th, 2013 looie NY

These a*holes have been calling me, from different numbers, since God was a buck private. I have never answered, yet they keep on calling. When are we going to get the legislation banning robo calls that we've been promised for years? Not that it would do any good; it would probably be as effective as the DNC list.

July 17th, 2013 Ruthe GA

Bank Card Svcs. Leaves a message, "...it changes before the next billing cycle. Again, this is your final notice" [devoutly to be wished!] "as it relates to the financial stimulus. So press one now to take advantage of this today."

It seems the 616-613 numbers are NOT to be trusted.

Reported to DNC. Atlanta, GA

July 17th, 2013 wesipece TX

Called trying say they could lower my interest rate on my credit card. Actually what they want to do is sign you up for more credit. When I asked if this was related to my current cards or a promotion they hung up.

July 17th, 2013 FL WA

Same old tired crap. Telemarketing scam. Will these people ever go away? Do people actually fall for this stupid stuff? What a complete waste of time. Shitbags should be looking for real work.

July 16th, 2013 xxx OH

Recording was talking before my answer machine started recording "This is your 2nd & final notice to lower your credit card & payments. Press 1 now to find out the terms conditions before the next billing cycle. Again, this is your final notice as it relates to the financial stimulus. So press 1 now to take advantage today." Called yesterday from 616-613-2227 same recording.

July 16th, 2013 LMC NC

I have reported them to the useless DoNotCall so many times it isn't even funny. "Final notice.." You promised! Yet I keep getting more final notice calls.

July 15th, 2013 hmw NY

No identifiable name. No message.

July 15th, 2013 jcr-Seattle WA

Answering machine picked up partial message....something about being the final notice to accept some offer. I wish it truly is their FINAL notice.

July 15th, 2013 g TX

these people call all of them time(day or night). it is a recording and you have to press a number to talk to a real person. i am on the do not call list and they still keep calling.

July 13th, 2013 Withheld IL

They call all of the time and will not respect 'Take me off your list'. The woman I spoke to was an illiterate, rude idiot who apparently gets her jollies by calling people and trying to rip them off. Plain old low life. Sad what people choose to do with their time.

July 12th, 2013 Ollie CA

just called. I answered. Nothing happened, lots of clicks, so I hung up again.

July 12th, 2013 Gary B OH

This number just called my landline phone. Did not leave any message, just hung up.

July 12th, 2013 Gilmore NH

They call several times per day leave message avout a final notice to take advantage of their credit card offer. I pressed on and "Robert" answered. I said, Robert i want my number removed from your list. He hung up on me!!! I called back and was able to select to have mynumber removed from their calling list. We shall see.

July 12th, 2013 Diana KY

Because I am sooooo tired of getting these calls, I answered to tell them to quit calling as I am on the no call registry. I asked what the call was about and she said lowering interest rates on my credit cards. So I said, you have information on all my credit cards and she said yes. I asked where she got the information and she said she gets paid $12 an hour to do this job. And I then asked why the credit card companies didn't offer these lower rates. She then said, "You don't know what you're talking about." I responded, you don't know what you're talking about and shouted "quit calling me; I'm on the no call list!" And then she stated, "now I'm going to use your credit cards bitch!" I called the FTC and reported the call.

July 12th, 2013 Mary V RI

important message...this is your second and final notice to reduce the interest on your card.

(443) 313-1382

July 12th, 2013 Rachel Riley GA

Please leave a message or stop calling me I've had this number about six months n I font know what you want when I answer no one ever says anything

(443) 313-1381

July 9th, 2013 Dave Scholfield TX

another Portfolio Recovery number

(914) 513-0163

July 9th, 2013 Gottagetalife OH

This is Portfolio Recovery. They are as irritating as poison ivy. Nasty people with no compassion. I have breast cancer & do you think they care? I have informed them that I don't owe this money, however that response fell on deaf ears. They call up to three times a day. They try using different numbers. I have stopped answering. Wish they would stop calling. Wonder if they will keep calling after I'm dead? Most assuredly. Let them have my ashes!

(757) 961-3544

July 5th, 2013 KLM FL

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

(443) 313-1382

July 5th, 2013 cgm

came up as kingsville.. portfolio recovery trying to collect a debt from 1982

(443) 313-1381

July 2nd, 2013 Sylvester CO

O.K. This is Portfolio Recovery Services' modus operandi:

I moved to Colorado 9 years ago from another state. Upon moving here, I got my current phone number. Almost immediately I started getting calls for an "Angela Braxton" from a collection agency. During 2004 and 2005, I called Portfolio Recovery Services (PRS) numerous times to let them know that I'm not Angela Braxton and have no idea who she is. PRS ignored my pleas to stop calling and kept calling me anyway, sometimes day and night.

Finally, I got the feature from Qwest (now CenturyLink) that allows a person to block 25 numbers. Over the next few years, I kept blocking numbers from PRS. As you poor guys know, PRS will then start calling from a different number. Eventually, I ran out of blocking possibilities. So I cleaned out all those 25 blocked numbers and started afresh. As usual, I continue to get calls from PRS asking for Angela Braxton. I keep blocking the new numbers PRS uses to call its "victims."

At 8:46 this morning I got another call from PRS which went to messages. In the meantime I decided to enjoy this constant harassment and have a little fun at their expense. I decided, "O.K., I'll pretend to be Angela Braxton" and returned their call claiming to be Angela Braxton.

They wanted to know if my address is in Aurora. It is not, and so I said so. On second thought, I should have said "Yes." PRS' second question was about my social security number, giving the last 4 digits of what Angela's social security number is supposed to be. Again, I said that was not my SS number, which is true.

And then I blew it big time. They started asking other questions. I said I could not help them because I was not the Angela Braxton they were looking for. When they started to ask for information about me, I said "You have no idea who I am, where I live, what my SS number is. You know nothing about me, so just try to go after me for whatever you want!"

Now, maybe if I've planted some good ideas in those of you who might be more creative than I am, go to it! Let's have a little fun and help stop this nonsense. Maybe if everyone pitched in and shared their experiences here as to what they tried and how successful their efforts were, we might hit on an idea or two that will make this type of harassment come to a screeching halt!

Bon voyage!

(914) 595-7031

June 30th, 2013 Against FDCPA VA

If this is Portfolio Recovery- they are breaking the law calling on Sundays. They are not supposed to call on Sundays as they did me. It is against FDCPA. Their main office is (757) 519-9300 at 120 Corporate Blvd Norfolk VA 23502. Their corporate Counsel on staff is Judith Scott- Suggs. If this continues to happen to everyone, let's call and harass them every chance we get- This must stop.

(757) 961-3544

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.

(914) 595-7031

June 23rd, 2013 Lori MI

They say that they are trying to collect money for a magazine I never ordered!

(859) 586-9557

June 17th, 2013 Wanted IL

I have received at least a hundred calls from Portfolio Recovery wanting to collect a debt that has met its statutory limit. In order to avoid these calls, I give my MagicJack phone number, which is connected to a ipod, to any possible company that would feed my contact info into a credit profile. I keep the volume turned off on this ipod and I never know when they are calling. It totally solved the problem of unwanted contact with these jokers.

(757) 961-3544

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.

(404) 719-4368

May 31st, 2013 Yahuli PA

These people never talk and never leave messages.

(914) 595-7031

May 16th, 2013 Angry NE

When I asked the woman stephanie to take me off of their list because it was a scam she hollered at me and told me that walmart is a scam too and that she was going to keep calling

(410) 575-1863

May 10th, 2013 Ruth Ann MO

This number called, asked for me by name, then when I said I was the person they wanted, they hung up on me.

May 3rd, 2013 Rich G TN

they didn't leave a message.

(859) 586-9557

May 1st, 2013 mac TX

A new number? Do not answer calls from "out of area" or "unavailable" and will add to Call Block.

April 29th, 2013 Tim OK

This is that dumb company Portfolio Recovery.

(678) 275-8928

April 28th, 2013 Bill KY

I've been out of town for three months. They call about three times daily, including Saturday and Sunday (today). I don't know anyone in Marietta, GA, and I suspect attempted identity theft when callers hide their own identity, so I don't answer. I have been a victim before.

(404) 719-4368

April 27th, 2013 knei TX

who call us

(410) 575-1863

April 27th, 2013 SLE IA

someone called asking for my husband yet did not leave me any information on how they could be reached and I could not understand this person as they had this heavy accent. I do believe it was as if they were spamming or fake somehow because they would not provide any type of documentation on who they were when I asked for a name.

I will block this number and I will report it to the FCC for the treatment I have gotten.

(404) 719-4368

April 26th, 2013 Linda FL

Supposedly they took my number OFF because I am not that person nor have I heard of that person. They are from the bottom of the he** Have contacted the FCC about these people harrassing me and I told them that when they keep calling I keep sending to the FCC

(914) 595-7031

April 26th, 2013 Nunya CA

It's Portfolio Recovery Services. They're a debt collection agency. I finally told someone that I'm on the DNC Registry and haven't done any business with them, especially in the last 18 months, and he still said that he was allowed to call me. They're bullies and need to be stopped.

(404) 719-4368

April 20th, 2013 rena OH

Call couple of times a day. Only one time do they leave a recording staying they are trying to collect on a debt. Funny thing I don't owe any debt so stop calling me.

(410) 575-1863

April 19th, 2013 sp CO

How many numbers do they have? At least 47 that I know of.

(678) 275-8928

April 18th, 2013 SC WV

Portfolio Recovery

(757) 961-3544

March 26th, 2013 MT GA

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

(702) 410-7497

March 11th, 2013 Kenny OH

The man immediately started to call me all sorts of names like deadbeat, c-sucker, SOB. I hung up!

How do these wierdos get off calling people and doing that? Maybe that's how they get off (!)

(731) 256-7106

March 1st, 2013 LPB OH


(800) 860-0644

February 27th, 2013 jb SC

please stop calling this is a work number

(757) 961-3544

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.

(678) 265-1576

February 17th, 2013 Mary ND

Assholes called at 430 on a Sunday that's ridiculous

February 16th, 2013 DOES IT MATTER AL

stop,stop,stop,....do not call my number again!!! over and over and over...rude,rude, never leave message!!!! DO NOT CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(412) 282-1423

February 13th, 2013 Receptionist IL

THey keep calling all day and either they have an automated message with the name of a person who I have never heard of or they don't speak at all. Waste of time answering them.

(626) 209-2244

February 10th, 2013 Bart NJ

Really? You're telling me you are NOT spoofing numbers and actually have some one making calls at 5:47 am PST on a Saturday? They can't be that desperate for a job.

February 9th, 2013 Lt. Riker OR

Idiot Co's calling me on a debt that's already aged out. Not getting a penny from me! I'm disabled and unemployed; you can't get blood from a turnip!

(757) 864-0020

February 4th, 2013 Ellen

WhyMeLord...I used to get calls about a bill that was for my late mother from a different collection agency. No amount of telling the fools that she was deceased 30 yrs ago helped. I finally gave them a change of address...the street location of the cemetery where she is interred and the unit (plot) number along with the phone number of the cemetery office. That stopped them. Plus I had a good chuckle imagining the reaction of the person who answered the phone at the cemetery and what he said to the PRA pest who called.

February 4th, 2013 WhyMeLord TX

I get calls for my dad (been dead for near 40 years) and finally, in frustration, asked them to produce supporting documents. Most never respond but a few have sent doctored documents that I turn over to the USPS postal inspectors (I keep the envelopes). It's called mail fraud BTW and the postal inspector really get off running these down.

If you can get an address send them a certified letter requesting the supporting documents. 99% of the time they don't have them and can't produce them. Ergo you're off the hook.

(731) 256-7106

February 1st, 2013 Angela TN

These people keep calling me and I have told them I owe no money but persist. I have a 820 credit score and they keep insisting I owe them money. I do not owe anyone an old debt. Where do they get a cell number from. How do they access my personal information. Also use my maiden name which I have been married for 9 years. I am sick of it. I have called my brothers best friend, which is an attorney. If they continue to call I will sue. Law states that they cannot harrass me like this.

(484) 489-2841

January 31st, 2013 Kate OK

They were looking for someone else in my family. I would not give themacontact number. instead I asked for their number and name and said I would pass it along and leave it up to the person they are trying to contact as to weather or not they will call them back. Now I hope they leave me alone because I will report them and just hang up on them.

(412) 282-1423

January 31st, 2013 FedUp TX

Calls several times per day and will not leave message. Added to reject list.

(731) 256-7106

January 29th, 2013 FaQue OH

they are trying to collect debts that have been discharged by the original creditor, it should be illegal but our wonderful government refuses to close that loophole

January 24th, 2013 blowme TX

get a call from this number almost daily, same time of day. Never leaves a message---that tells me it is an annoyance call. Tagged and added to rejected call list!

(484) 489-2841

January 24th, 2013 Dakota GA

They call and don't even talk and when I hit redial it goes dead!!
They have called twice today
(484) 489-2841

(412) 282-1423

January 17th, 2013 Robert Murray PA

My wife is on disability and still they call at all times of the day!

(731) 256-7106

January 16th, 2013 Michael SC

Bottom Feeder Collection Agency that buys ancient debt for pennies on the dollar and then threaten in an attempt to collect.

(757) 961-3544

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.

(731) 256-7106

December 31st, 2012 irritated MI

I guess people don't understand what, "You have the wrong number" means anymore. Looks like these people woule realize they're wasting time on me when they could be spending it whining to the correct party.

(443) 313-1382

December 27th, 2012 Mark TX

They keep calling asking for a person whom I do not know. I have filed a complaint with the FTC under the Fair Debt Collection Act.

December 20th, 2012 Mike MO

Portfolio Recovery is a junk debt collector. When confronted they are rude, asked them to mail me documentation and they have yet to send me any paperwork verifying said debt was 2 years ago. They have started their tactics again since I have moved and now have another #.

(702) 410-7497

December 18th, 2012 Knowledgable MA

Portfolio recov is a scam and pretend to be a legal office they have people call and pretend that they are serving you with a court summons and do not follow fdcpa they are in complete violation of many infractions. It is also a violation to use a auto dialer to dial cell phones with out permission. If contacted by this company take precaution

(757) 961-3545

December 17th, 2012 Bix Nood IL

The only legitimate jobs niggers take are telemarketing, phone surveys and debt-collecting, well, and being bus drivers.

This bullshit scam is employing niggers and keeping them in fried chicken, grape soda and Nikes, even if I legally owed the debt, I wouldn't pay it for this reason.

(443) 313-1382

December 13th, 2012 Boo ME

drop dead !!!!!!!!!!!!

(626) 209-2244

December 12th, 2012 Mr BILL PA

"Polio" Recovery: they call all the time! They ask "by my first name?", I say "why?" They say "What do you mean why?" I say "you called me?" They say "Is this name?" I say "why?" They say "I have an important message!" I say "who are you?" They are so stupid that say "their name." I say "who do you represent?" They either say, "I'll call back!" ( sometimes I say I'll be waiting for you tomorrow) or if they say "I'm with Portfolio Recovery!" If they say "I'm with Portfolio Recovery!" I say "Polio Recovery?" They say "no, Portfolio Recovery!" (now they are pissed) I say "why would anyone want to talk to Portfolio Recovery" and hang up! Sometimes they call the next day, sometimes they don't call for a few days. I guess that they are keeping a record on me? Try this! This pisses them off! I'm retired, I wait for them everyday! :-)

December 7th, 2012 Cammie GA

I got a call on 12/7/2012 @ 3:50 pm.
The guy asked for my mom, he sounded country. I assumed it was a person in Florida, possibly someone we knew because the area code there is 628. I guess I was wrong. He said he'd call back when I told him she wasn't home. He's an awful debt collector, because he sounded like a normal guy and kind of distracted/flustered or what have you. I don't know. Annoying though.

(731) 256-7106

December 6th, 2012 Linda MI

To Ash:

Don't think it's over. Once one company stops calling you, they'll sell the debt to another company and it will start all over again.

December 6th, 2012 Ash OH

I actually called the Tennessee number back. I've gotten calls from their Virginia and Tennessee offices. As the debt is actually not mine, i explained to Nancy that I've had this phone number three days and do not have any outstanding debts. She thanked me for my time and marked me as a wrong number. If only the other collection agencies calling me for this guy would follow suit...

December 4th, 2012 Annonymous FL

Rude ass dude on the line trying to collect from me. He was trying to get my new address and bank info, I never would have stopped paying if the cc didn't change terms and ruin my 700+ credit score, too bad for them.

(757) 961-3544

November 28th, 2012 Grey NY

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

(412) 282-1423

November 28th, 2012 RICHARD TX


(757) 961-3544

November 27th, 2012 OFDU TX


(731) 256-7106

November 23rd, 2012 Rollo OH

No Message

(757) 961-3544

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.

(484) 489-2840

November 16th, 2012 private KS

idiots try to collect off expired 11+ year old bill dont answer them

(484) 489-2841

November 15th, 2012 Ruth OR

I don't know who this is but the calls are really getting to be too much. Sometimes 2 or 3 times a day

(757) 961-3544

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.

(731) 256-7106

November 14th, 2012 Blahblah OH

I've gotten into a habbit of answering calls from numbers i don't know, just to mess with them.. When i answer, they just hang up.. So depressing. .:(

(757) 961-3544

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.

(702) 410-7497

November 12th, 2012 Bart NJ

Wow. Slave driver bosses have employees in at 5:51am to call the east coast?
Or would they be just illegally spoofing their number? Nah, they'd never do that right?

(443) 313-1382

November 8th, 2012 Peg WV

Called at 8>42 this morning. I answered, said "Hello" 4 times, and no one answered, though I could hear them in the background, then they hung up.

(702) 410-7497

November 6th, 2012 maidensolo OK

If the call you get is a recorded message you can file a complaint with the National Do Not Call Registry whether you have registered there or not. They will accept the complaint.

November 6th, 2012 maidensolo OK

I have filed a complaint with the National Do Not Call Registry. I suggest you do the same. These idiots can call up to 3 times a day and as late as 9 pm. Since it is a recorded message the Do Not Call people pay more attention to it. Apparently recorded messages are really bad and you can get them stopped. From the info above in the list of numbers it looks like they just get another number and continue with their business.

(757) 864-0020

November 6th, 2012 tired of idiots CO

That's guys for all the info

(757) 961-3544

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

(757) 864-0020

October 31st, 2012 Slick TX

I keep paying these dirtballs but they call every week looking for "automatic" payments. Fat chance. KMA-BMS Portfolio

October 29th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Anna, PRA doesn't care ''who is paying and who they are calling''. Those collection reps are all competing for commissions and bonus ''spiffs'', as their pit bosses hound them to meet some periodic performance goal. You need to stop negotiating on the phone where they want you and get on a paper trail where they don't.

You can dispute PRA's claim any time, but this is best done within 30 days of its first dunning letter. Over two years ago in this thread I discussed setting contact restrictions. Furthermore, anyone at your workplace can take away their permission to call for you there. Keep records of any action they've taken and anything said. You can turn evidence of FDCPA violations against them in a private lawsuit when you're ready.

Official-type material on US federal collection law:

(678) 265-1576

October 29th, 2012 Resident47 RI

Hatter, the brief advice: Document all calls, send PRA a written ''cease communication'' notice via USPS Certified with return card, and sue for relief if your rights are denied.

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Whether you are called a debtor or some collector thinks you can flush one out, you have rights and options. Many are simple to exercise if you only learn how. You are granted control of how you are contacted, the right to dispute debt claims, and the means to sue violators at low cost. The FTC and the CFPB can start you on your homework. See also if your state laws grant additional or stronger rights.

official FTC guidance and staff opinions on the FDCPA, PDF copy of the Act

CFPB reiteration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

(757) 961-3544

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.

(757) 864-0020

October 22nd, 2012 Morrisey MN


(678) 265-1576

October 22nd, 2012 mad hatter CO

Calls constantly- another Portfolio recovery number. Trying to collect on a debt we paid off over 5 years ago!

(757) 864-0020

October 15th, 2012 Elizabeth TN

collection agency

(731) 256-7106

October 13th, 2012 Cliff G NY

Scumbag Collection Agency. Put 'em on Black List so now no calls will get though. LOL I do not answer any calls from any number that I do not know. You will never get me to answer and give you my real location, keep trying losers.

(702) 410-7497

October 9th, 2012 KJD97 GA


(757) 864-0020

October 8th, 2012 Anna ME

I have told them numerous times to not call me at work, and they continue to do so. The bill they are calling about is being paid off, and they have been told this but different people from their company continue to call. They have been told to call me at home and they use different numbers to continue to call me at work. I come to work and see they have called well past my business hours. They always ask who they are calling and I answer you called me so you should know who you are calling, they demand to know who they are talking to and I tell them before calling someone they should found out who they are calling and that it looks like they were not trained properly to do their job. They want to get nasty, I get nasty right back. I have told them numerous times if they looked at their records they see that I am paying my debt, but not sure if they qualified to use a computer. I put them on speaker phone and was told to take them off speaker phone, I tell them we are recording them and they hang up. We have even given the phone to a co-workers 2 year old who banged the phone around for awhile and another co worker's dog who barks at the phone. They need to check to see who is paying and who they are calling.

(702) 410-7497

October 6th, 2012 Bea MO

Portofolio Recovery Associates refuse to stop calling me even a day after making the payments asking me if I want to go ahead and pay it off. I kept telling htem, I am sticking to what I told them - I will call them myself on the 3rd of each month to pay down in installments of 100 myself for next five months. They still will not stop calling. Harassing me all the time to the point I stop answering their calls and call them myself on 3rd each month to pay the balance down.

(678) 265-1576

September 30th, 2012 j OH

PORTFOLIO RECOV ,same companie diff number hang up

(757) 961-3544

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

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.