Got an automated call on my business phone requesting for me to call 800-414-8319 to pay a debt owed. Told to wait for reference number but none was given. I held the line and the automator said for me to leave my SS#. I don't owe money so I knew this was a scam. I didn't leave any info. I called the 800 number and got a "Mr. Harris". I told him I already knew how much I owed, I just needed to know the address to send it. He asked me if I was Jannie Hilton of whom I am not (he called my business) I agreed that I was mrs. hilton and he gave me my address of which I also agreed. Don't know who Jannie Hilton is but I do know that the address he gave is a street name around here. He offered to do a bank draft but I told him I didn't have an account anymore so I needed to send a money order. He didn't put up much of a fight and gave me an address of PO BOX 1244 Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. He told me my debt was $516.30 and then asked me if that was the amount I had previously been given. I agreed that it was around the amount just alittle higher by a couple of dollars. He laughed and told me to have a nice day and that once he received payment, I would be sent a letter to confirm that the debt was paid. ANYONE LEGIT WOULD NOT HAVE TO ASK FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION. BE AWARE AND DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY INFO.
Brenda C
 Jan 22nd, 2009
They have many different phone numbers 800-414-8319, fax # 201-308-9370). Check out Bud Hibbs website, if you are having trouble with debt collectors.
 Apr 23rd, 2008
Received an automated call on my cell phone Sunday, 20 January 2008, at 9:10 am EST. Message was that this is not a sales call and that I need to call a toll-free number during the week. Looked up source phone number on Google and found this thread. Twice in the past year I have received dunning letters for someone with my last name, a different first name, and my correct address. The first time, I called the collection agency in Colorado to tell them that no one with that name has ever lived at this address. I suspect that the agency sent the same dunning notice to every Brown in the area hoping to find the correct one. I suspect that this is what Palisades is doing, but they use an automated dialer to do it. If I get another call from them, I will be contacting the local TV station's consumer reporter before I call any toll-free number that might ask for my SSN.
James Brown
 Jan 23rd, 2008
Name: ASTA Funding
Phone: 201-567-5648
Address: P.O. Box 1123
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Principal: Mr. Seth Berman, Esq.
Customer Contact: Mr. Seth Berman, Esq. - 201-567-5648
File Open Date: June 2003
TOB Classification: Consumer Finance & Loan Co.
BBB Accreditation: This organization is not a BBB Accredited business
 Dec 27th, 2007
Name: Palisades Collection, LLC
Phone: 201-567-5648
Address: 210 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Original Business Start Date: May 1998
Principal: Mr. Gary Stern, Manager
Customer Contact: Mr. Seth Berman, Esq.
Entity: Limited Liability Corporation
Incorporated: May 1998, DE
TOB Classification: Collection Agencies, Business Opportunity Cos.
BBB Accreditation: This organization is not a BBB Accredited business.
 Dec 27th, 2007
Asta Funding, Inc

Arthur Stern, Chairman
Gary Stern, President and CEO
Mitchell Cohen, CFO
Mary Curtin, Vice President of Operations
Nan Beilinson, Vice President

If you would like additional information about the Company, please contact Stephen Axelrod or Donald Weinberger at Wolfe Axelrod
Weinberger Assoc. LLC, 317 Madison Avenue, Suite 515 New York, NY 10017, 212-370-4500, 212-370-4505 FAX,
e-mail: ~ website:
Rob Knight, Vice President
 Dec 27th, 2007
Palisades Collection, LLC, is a company which claims to be collecting debts assigned to them by other firms for collection. Search the internet for "Palisades Collection" and be prepared to find thousands of references to the company by individuals claiming to have never owed the money Palisades is seeking.

I'm presently being sued by a law firm representing Palisades for $2400 I supposedly owe AT&T. When I contacted AT&T, I was told AT&T hadn't assigned ANY debts owed them to Palisades and that AT&T didn't show me as owing them anything.

Some complaints I read about Palisades claimed Palisades had sued or dunned people with the same names living in the same area as true debtors of various companies. Many people panic when they're contacted by law firms, so Palisades frequently gets money they have no right to.

Don't pay them anything until you've looked over what your internet search finds.

Harry Pool
 Nov 02nd, 2007
I have had repeated calls from this number. "This is not a sales call, please call 800-414-8319" messages have been left on my voicemail. When I return the call it is an automated voicemail giving the debt collector speal and then asks you to "hold for the next available representative". After a short pause, "To help expedite your call, please enter your nine digit social security number". I hung up at this point.
 Oct 30th, 2007
i have received the same 414-8319 without area code for 3 months too and they havent left a msg either. I called 800-873-5648 and told them to take me off their list. DO NOT ENTER your social security, just wait on the line and press 5 when they give you the option. They said they would remove me. Someone named Sherry Thomas (sp?) is apparently using/used my number and a bunch of collection agencies have been calling me. I mention her name just in case anyone else is getting the same alias. Hopefully, the calls will stop now.
 Sep 10th, 2007
They called me several times. I finally got a person on the phone at (201)308-9360 and they said they are trying to collect a debt, but didnt say what debt. I told them to stop calling me and they told me to dial 800-873-5648. Instead I called my lawyer and he is getting a cease and desist order to shut them up. Yes their address is Pallisades Collection 210 Sylvan Ave. Inglewood, NJ 07632 DONT TELL THEM THE TIME OF DAY!
 Sep 05th, 2007
keeps calling every day. They use to use the 201-308-9360 number until this past month. Now they are using 414-8319 with no area code. Calls have been happening for months on a daily basis to my cell phone. I reported to FTC
 Jul 08th, 2007
They call every single day at 8:30 in the morning and leave a message on my work phone! to my understanding they are fradulent.
Jon S.
 Jun 29th, 2007
I get calls from "Palisades" (collection agency) but the calls come from a Canadian # (11-600-414-8319), and the recording says to call the 800 #. I called both corporate #s and left messages telling them to stop calling and that I was filing FCC and BBB claims against them. This company has several hundred complaints lodged w/ the BBB about them: they seem to try to defraud people into paying them by claiming you owe them money and placing an entry on your credit report as proof: any creditor can place a negative entry on your credit report if they have a SSN. They seem to be scam artists: check any claims they make against you and make them prove it before giving them any info or sending $$.
 Jun 08th, 2007
It's 8:15 PM. I
got a call with caller ID 4148319. No area code. message said it was a call from Palisades. Nothing more except it wasn't a sales call. They said I could call their 800 number from 8AM to 8PM ... and they made their call AFTER 8 PM.
 Jun 01st, 2007
I called, hit 8, got Admin, but when I explained why she should stop the phone calls she sent me to a generic voice mailbox to leave a message. I don't know what to do.
 May 23rd, 2007
Note that the number from Karen has one digit off, they are actually at:
Palisades Collection, LLC
210 Sylvan Ave
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
 May 23rd, 2007
Got number of corporate office in NJ. 209-567-5648. Go for option #8 (Admin dept) Tell them to remove your number. Also, file harrassment report with FCC (on line)
 May 18th, 2007
same phone number same hangup 4 times so far in May.
 May 17th, 2007
They call me every day at around 5pm and hang up. This has been going on for over 3 weeks!
 May 15th, 2007
I finally got thru to customer service at 800-873-5648 and they promised to remove my number from their calling list. At the beginning, you will be asked for your SS #---just sit there---don't enter it. The call will then start thru a series of options---go ahead and select option # 5. When I told them I have reported them to authorities, they quickly promised to remove my number from their call list. Tomorrow will tell me if I was successful. Good Luck tcat
 May 14th, 2007
They call me almost every evening and no one is there. I called them back and nobody answers. I believe this is a NJ number.
 May 13th, 2007
Its a real collesction agency, I just got called and checked on here. I just looked at my credit report and Pallisades is listed on my report as wanting $300 for a Long lost phone bill. I have been getting harrsassed for $300. Guess I better pay it.
 May 11th, 2007
they call all the time, I never answer when toll free #'s are listed on my caller ID.
 May 08th, 2007
Called me and hung up. I called back but no one answered. Reading on here that its a scam. How do they get my number.
 May 01st, 2007
I've gotten two calls from this "company" in the last couple of months. When I answer, there is no one on the line.
 Apr 26th, 2007
They keep calling my cell phone. It is beginning to become aggravating.
 Feb 15th, 2007
They need to quit calling me. I am close to going to the BBB on their company anyway.
 Jan 30th, 2007
They call here several times a day and never leave a message. If I pick up they just hang up. If it is a collection office why are they calling on Sunday mornings?
 Jan 21st, 2007
they call several times a week even the weekend - no one is ever there and you try to call back but no one answers -
Bob J
 Jan 20th, 2007
They said their address is:
210 Sylvan Ave.
Inglewood Englewood Cliffs NJ 07632

I looked this up and there is not a business at this address on any map.
 Dec 18th, 2006
I just called again... just waited until someone answered and I asked about the scam information from the internet and the hung up. This is obviously not a legit business.
 Dec 18th, 2006
This company just called me and with in thirty seconds asked me for my Social Security number and other ID numbers. I did not give it to them becuase they would not tell me anything about their company. I asked what their company did for a living and they would not tell me. They said it was Mr. Gabrial Escobar – Palasades aquisisation company.

I will be reporting this call. The call just happened. Monday December 18th 9:00 AM.
 Dec 18th, 2006
these folks are phoning all day sunday oct. 29th.
melinda wright
 Oct 29th, 2006
(201) 308-9360 keeps calling me and whe I answer they hang up. I tried returning the call but with no answer.
 Oct 21st, 2006
This number calls my cell phone multiple times every day. They never leave a message, the call disconnects when I answer and no one answers when I call back.
 Oct 16th, 2006
It said this is not a sales call then, no one ever came on. The line just disconnected
 Oct 10th, 2006
they call about 10 times a day and wont leave a message. there is actually no one there when you answer!!!
amy smith
 Sep 21st, 2006
This number was listed on caller id as ASTA Funding but the message said Palisades at 800-414-8319. This is a collection scam. Do not send them any money. They have been reported several times and it's a mystery how they are still operating.
 Sep 14th, 2006