When I finally got to the end of my rope, I called the 888-714-2338
number, talked to a nice Indian woman named "Jane" (ha) and asked for my number to be removed. She said it would "be taken care of." Yet I'm still receiving daily calls from "BCR." Anyway, FYI, calling them won't remove your number.
they call DAILY Aug 27th, 2010
Let me preface this commentary by making it very clear that no one should rely on this comment as legal advice. If you would like to take formal legal action, I encourage you to contact your own attorney. I am posting this simply because I am personally experiencing the same hassles as reported below and want to see this behavior stopped. Specifically, for some time, I was having the same problem with repeated calls from BCR. To remedy this, I obtained some software on my smartphone that automatically "ignores" the calls, so it doesn't ring all the time anymore, but now I get voicemails from them every day. I have no outstanding debts, and I have no idea why they are calling. Further, I will not call them back, because I am not particularly interested in providing identifying information via their caller id system, nor confirming that my number is valid. However, ignoring the problem certainly is not working. For anyone else experiencing this problem, PLEASE contact the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ and register a complaint. It is the only way anything will be done. "Harrassing them back" as recommended below may provide a bit of personal satisfaction, but is probably illegal in itself and frankly does not solve the problem. As a closing note, there is some good commentary at this site as well: http://stevengharms.com/getting-harrassed-by-bcr-credit-collection-agency. Good luck to all!
IrritatedLawyer Jun 25th, 2010
A legitimate business would state their name, the person they wish to speak to, and their reason for calling.
To file a complaint with the National Do Not Call Registry- 1.You may file a complaint if you received an unwanted call after your number was on the National Registry for 31 days. 2.You may also file a complaint if you received a call that used a recorded message instead of a live person (whether or not your number was on the Registry).
Federal Communications Commission regulations prohibit telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phone numbers.
Each time they have called I filed a complaint with the National Do Not Call Registry.
The numbers BCR has used to call me- 202-607-2746, 202-607-2748
They call me from this number a few times a day. They never leave a message, so I assume it isn't anything legitimate. Completely annoying!
I believe it is BCR, they call from the following...
"Salem WI, Also call as BCR, shortly after
"Salem WI, Also call as BCR, shortly after
262-586-4646 "Salem WI, Also call as BCR, shortly after
And also these numbers...
Number Caller ID
is being used. When I pick up a recording says to call BCR at 888-276-8572
. I've never called, figuring it's a scam. They've called every day for 2 weeks-very bothersome.
Who ever keeps calling my phone please stop you have been calling myphone for a week and a half now I want you to stop now! The numbers are... 202-607-2749, 202-607-2806
. I had one of my guys friends pick up and they say they were looking for "April Blue". Who ever that is?!?! I still refuse to pick up and my mother says I shouldn't pick up as well. Who ever it is I just want them to stop or I'll complain about this to the police is they don't stop within the next week.
This is a scammers ruse...... they look up old bills trying to collect and if they don't get some sucker to pay up they go to the next victom. WARNING They have no right to any old debts as there is a time limit on when they can collect.
They are not legal................ They tried to collect on a fingerhut bill from 6 years ago and was excused in bankruptcy
This is NOT a collection agency for Cellular One, or anyone else for that matter. If this were a legitimate company they would, at least occasionally, have the correct information on who they are trying to reach, but it seems that they always ask for someone that does not, and in many cases never has, owned the number they are calling. They refuse to send anything in writing as to what they are trying to collect for, and will most likely hang up on you if you request it. They call from several cell phones registered in Westchester, D.C. There seems to be no legal recourse available, at least from the forums that I have browsed (just google the phone number), so I suggest that we start contacting some news agencies and see how these guys like life in the spotlight. I bet a few hungry reporters calling them all day, every day, will change their minds on their scamming tactics. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a few calls of my own to make.
My caller ID shows "BCR 18887142338" as if the number is part of their name, and then 202-607-2806
below it, as if that's an alternate number or something. I see about 20 calls from BCR (this and also a slightly different number I think) over the last two weeks, but still don't know why. I finally answered this morning but they didn't speak when spoken to. I'll check website at http://www.bureauofcollection.com to see if I can reach them to make this stop.. Their "complaints" button sends email (as of 1/30/209) to: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; and email@example.com.
Every day for the last several weeks I am receiving multiple calls from area code 202, prefix 607 and all of the numbers I have seen elsewhere reported. I do not answer the phone. No messages are ever left. Low lifes.
This caller kept call my child's cellphone several times a day lookking for "Lary". Eventhough, I spoke to them and told them that they got a wrong number. That do not stop them for calling my kid again and again. Those people are idiots. Why they keep call the person whom can not resolve their problem. I registered my child's number on National Do Not Call List and just filed a complaint. Will see what happens next.
This collection compant BCR calls me 12 times per day 7 days a week. Today i am off and i am sure to piss someone off at BCR. If i need to open my own buisness of collections to target them along with legal fees this will be fun. I enjoy going after scams like this company.
. How many numbers do these people have? They call everyday, morning, noon and night. Haven't bothered calling them back. Sounds like a debt collection agency and I have no debts so why bother? Seems like telling those people not to call makes them call more.
I have been getting 2 calls a day from "BCR" in Washington DC, from 202-607-2748
, -2749, & -2806, among other numbers. They are calling for people from whom I bought this house over 2 years ago, who apparently have dodged their debts! Apparently this company did a reverse look-up for the new phone number for this address, & they call here every day, even Sunday morning at 10:07 a.m.! I keep telling them the facts & to stop calling me but the calls keep coming. I am going to discontinue my telephone service & just stick to my cell phone from now on. This is distressing, especially since my husband has been sick with cancer for several months. Yes, I've told them that, too, but it doesn't seem to matter to them. What creepy people!!!
tired of the calls. They leave their number to call. I would like them to quit calling. Calling everyday several times a day. Very annoying.
D Connelley Apr 05th, 2008
I have NO past due accounts- none! When I did answer some time back, it was for another person (guess it was whoever had this cell phone before) but they are continuing to call 3/4 times daily. Also believe 202-607-2806
and 607-2749 is either the same company or same kind of company. So between the three of them, I'm getting 6 to 10 calls a day. It would be a different matter if I had any out-standing past due bills but I don't so I find this very irratating.
I have my telephone number for 6 weeks now and from the 3rd day I was given this number, on, these people of BCR have been calling me daily looking for a person I have never heard of. I kept explaining them, that I have just been given this number and that I do not know the person they are looking for. Unfortunately they do not care, because they keep on calling me. I had three people sofar. 2 women and more often a man with an indian accent. Either the Caller ID says BCR or Dist. of Columbia and the numbers vary from 1 888-714-2338
/ 1 202-607-2749
/ 1 202-607-2806
BCR are pieces of SH*T!!! they call from 202-607-2749 & 202-607-2806
as well as other numbers. If you REALLY want this stopped you'd have to kill every filthy jew on this planet....its the only way!!!!!!!
One good thing to do is answer it, wait until someone asks for "so and so" and have a whistle ready or any very high pitched screaming devise....then let those kike pigs or their puppets go to the emergency room for busted ear drums. Each and every single time they call do that to them (and ALL other demonic jew trash who call you)!
BCR Killer Mar 04th, 2008
They called the cell today, we just activated that cell yesterday and there already calling that. It sucks lol
Ashey and Zach Jan 31st, 2008
I have received calls from this number for the past 7 days at least twice a day.How do we slow this scummy down?
another scumbag's email is: firstname.lastname@example.org, if you go to http://www.bcr-dc.com, there may be more scumbag emails.
Please direct all your spam, no matter how vulger, to the lead scumbag lawyer at bcr: email@example.com
These rude *&^%$#, have called me for three months at least, every single day, sometimes multiple times, even when I was in the hospital. I paid the friggin CINGULAR cell phone bill, over a year ago. I did not renew my contract with CINGULAR precisely bec they could not porperly credit my account on several occasions, for my regular payments. I reported this harassment to the state no-call complaint website. I now have an attorney. DC, well that should tell ya something about these bozos.
A woman called today this was the third time I answered she asked for a Linton Pitts, I asked who is calling she said Carrie I told her there is no one that lives here by this name and to stop calling this number. She asked if is was and stated my number I said yes but there is no such person by the name of Linton Pitts, she said are you positive, I said yes I am I know who lives at my house and to stop calling here, to take this number off of there list and do not call here again. They have also called from the number 202-607-2806
. They must have total ignorance working there when you've told them 3 times that no one by the name Linton Pitts lives at this number and to remove from there list and they keep calling.
These idiots keep calling to my home asking for somebody that I do not even know. I told them already that they got the wrong number but apparently they are animals that they keep calling and calling ! What a pain in the neck !
They call all day long and hang up on me. I am sick of them.
This is my cell phone. They call asking for someone named William. This number has been mine for OVER A YEAR - since August of 2006. How can I block a cell phone call? How do I get someone to stop calling my cell phone. Like the other posts here, it is BCR. When I call back the number that called me, I get a recording and the "opportunity" to leave a message. I left my message. Fat lot of good it is going to do me.
This is Bureau of Collection Recovery. They are a collection agency for cell phone companies and ebay. They are relentless.
today i'd finally had it and called them back. all the other times i just don't answer. when i called they anwered "bcr". i asked what the heck they wanted to be calling my home between 5 and 10 times a day. he asked for my number and i gave it to him (duh...). he asked for my name, which i did not give him, as since they have called a hundred times, they should know who they are trying to reach. he finally told me the name of who they are trying to reach, who i've never heard of. he said my number will be deleted from their call list. we'll see. i'm a stay-home mom with an unlimited long distance calling plan. if this is war, i can play, too...
Here is what we should do, call them back and don't say a word, let them feel the burn. Waste their time and annoy them. If enough of us get together and do this, they may start removing our numbers.
Call us a lot, sometimes they hang up, sometimes they ask for someone we've never heard of...
They've been calling for almost two months and because we never knew who they are we never answer.
They call day and night. Say they are collecting a debt, but refuse to send documentation in writing. very nasty.
Calls every day, leaves no message on answering machine. Hangs up when I answer the phone.
I keep receiving phone calls from these idots. They call every freaking day (and night) demanding (YES DEMANDING) that I return their calls. I have my phone to automatically reject their call attempts anyway but it goes right to my voice mail.
I know that these representatives are just doing what they were hired to do but the tone of their voices, makes me think that they can, somehow, take me to court. Can these people do that or are they just trying to scare folks into returning their calls? I wonder.
They keep calling and asking for someone I don't know. I keep telling them, I don't know the person don't call.
been getting calls from them for over a month now, 4 to 5 times a day. i just recently obtained my number and they keep askning for an amilia since day 1.
We have also received calls from 202-607-2806
. Appears both numbers are related. The 202 num shows caller ID "BCR 788-871-4233
This place has called my number twice today, was home when they called again and answered it...there was no one on the other end. No sounds at all, just an open line. When they didn't say anything I hung up. Have no idea why they all of a sudden started calling my number today, have never heard of them before. Called me at 11:28 am using 202-607-2806
(Caller ID said BCR 888-714-2338
) and then again just a moment ago at 6:54 pm using 202-607-2749 (caller ID said the same thing as first call). Who are these people?
People called 15 times. Were told several times the person they are looking for doesn't live here and that the # they are calling is mine and has been for 4 yrs. They continue to call.The last time they called there was a recording saying to call 1-877-714-2338
. When I called that # I was told it is out of service and to call 1-866-inginia. That number is out of service.
14 calls since 6/22 they ask for someone who does not live here. We have told them several times that the person they are looking for does not live her yet they keep calling.
Called at 8:30 in the morning while everyone is still sleeping in. Shows 2 #'s on caller ID 1-888-714-2338 and 202-607-2806
9 calls, no messages since 6-13
I got this number calling my fax line all day long.
After numerous attempt to speak with someone, i finely was able today. The woman called Randy, said that BCR is a financial company, and they were looking for " Elisabeth Jones", I told her it was my fax line that was called every 5 minutes and that there was no Elisabeth Jones at that number. I also told her my number was registered on the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY and that I should not receive any more call. She said she would remove my number. As I am typing a call came to my fax showing no name or number and I am sure it is them again!
the numbers they used to call include: 202-607-2749
so far.Apparently these people call many of us, how can we stop this practice?