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J, collection calls placed knowingly to your mobile phone are illegal, as they incur extra cost. You or your employer can also revoke permission to call your workplace. Give notice to the collector ASAP. If you're positively not the intended victim, go on and send a full cease-comm. Send either notice via USPS Certified with card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one. Start documenting calls and CID data, including all past calls and retain any messages. You might need the evidence later.

All: If you are receiving repeated, misdirected, and/or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, the federal law which regulates collector behavior. Learn your rights at FTC-dot-gov. See also your state laws for additional support.
Resident47
 Apr 08th, 2011
I get a call everyday on my cell and work # it is total BS, I have reported many of these calls to the federal trade comm and attorney general
J
 Apr 07th, 2011
Philips and Burns are Lying liars! They call asking for someone that doesn't live here and say the number is listed to that person in the white pages. I don't know what white pages they use but they better complain to the publisher that it has wrong listings.
Mr Losso
 Nov 02nd, 2007
These bottom feeders keep calling and harrasing us by stating that we have a 10yr telephone debt. We repeatedly asked for proof of debt but we have not received anything. The statue of limitations is long gone and they do not understand ceast and desist. They are a company called Capital Management. It looks like they recently changed there number from 213-270-6712. Google that number. Do not give them any information. They are scammers!!!!!!!!!!
Kiltlifter
 Aug 26th, 2007
Beware!!!.. Scammers.. They call everyweek saying we have a 10 year old telephone debt. They are now calling using another phonenumber 646-352-9801. We continually asked them to send us proof of payment but we never see anything. They are SCAMMERS!! Do not give them information...
skye
 Aug 25th, 2007
Guy sounded like he was from Pakistan/India. Asked for my wife by her first, middle initial and last name, for example, "May I speak to Jane R. Doe?"
Coffee
 Aug 18th, 2007
Unknown
They've called every morning same time 8:12 am for over 5 weeks. Never answer until this morning when my wife yelled at the woman who kept saying she was sorry. Let's see if it stops. (Caller ID is the way to go) Zip 28270
Steve
 Aug 16th, 2007
A difficult to understand Indian woman called my number and left a bogus 800 number to call back. When I attempted to call the number is not valid, so I called the number that came through on caller id. Of course, that number is answered by an answering machine. No on has called back yet.
Ben
 Aug 09th, 2007
Called my cell each day the past two week in the early afternoon. No name on caller ID.
rw
 Aug 07th, 2007
Kept getting calls from these people for my husband's step sister. Calls originate from India, using a California phone number, but they are head quartered in Buffalo.
I was tired of these calls at all hours of the day and night, even after I advised that they had a wrong number and I was "removed" from the list.
They did tell me that they are a debt collection agency. I asked how they got my info as this relative wasn't speaking to us when the last name they asked for was her last name. In addition, we didn't live at our current address and phone number when she was using that last name.
Anyway, I finally spoke with a "Jim" at 800-519-2687 x4011 who was nice enough to help me and made sure I was removed from their system.
Ironically, since speaking with Jim, I have gotten NO calls.
Stacey
 Jul 31st, 2007
Calls at least every other day.
Bobbie
 Jul 23rd, 2007
I urge anyone reading this to go to ripoffreport.com and read about this company. Apparently they don't like to play by the rules.
ELK
 Jul 21st, 2007
Lady named NAZ Jones has called my place of business four times. I finally talked to her and she said I owe money from something 6 yrs ago. She gave the phone to the mngr. who then tried to over talk and talk down to me. He lost I hung -up. What a joke!
D.B.
 Jul 20th, 2007
they never leave a message and they call at least 3 times a day. i never answered except i answered it today and it was a guy and he just kept saying hello and i asked who it was and he just kept saying hello so i hung up.
Krys
 Jul 19th, 2007
It's a scam! They demand you pay some fictitious bill and ask for a postdated or over-the-phone check, claiming to represent a debt collection... If you pay them, nothing positive will happen to your credit record! Do not pay them no matter what they say! On an unrelated note, if you buy a car, take an attorney with you because dealerships are also scam artists these days!
lllll
 Jul 18th, 2007
Calls every day shows up as blocked name on caller id, won't leave a message. I have never answered their calls.
Frog
 Jul 16th, 2007
calls daily., doesn't leave a message
nik
 Jul 14th, 2007
I don't answer the 5-8 calls per week from these people I don't know. Sometimes they sit there and say, "Hello? Hello? Hello?" on the answering machine. Duh.
C
 Jul 14th, 2007
Calls and hangs up when reaches machine. On Do Not Call list and no bad debts here (credit report is clean). Has to be a scammer of some sort.
JJ
 Jul 12th, 2007
Calls and hangs up when it reaches answering machine. I am on the Do Not Call List.
Zander
 Jul 12th, 2007
Calls my cell phone 3 and 4 times per day. Stopped answering it after the first couple of times when all I heard was what seemed to be background noise at a call center. They do not leave a message.
Calvin
 Jul 12th, 2007
no name/ no message
roy
 Jul 10th, 2007
Called and asked for "---" could not make the name, heavy india accent... tried to verify our number... turning them in to authorities... we are on do not call list.
Sharrie
 Jul 09th, 2007
I didnt answer but they have been calling twice a day..everyday.
Kevin
 Jul 07th, 2007
Man called at all hours everyday, says I owe 5 year old MCI bill of $67, I ask for proof, he says we don't deserve any. They have been calling since February, I let the machine get it now. Anyone know how to block it?
LK
 Jul 07th, 2007
calls, answering machine picks up, they hang up.
Bill
 Jul 05th, 2007
they used to call me 5 times a day and today i called 716-871-9050 and talked to their complaint dept in their human resources and he said that he took my # and my address off their system and that they were sending it back to their client. ill see if this works.

zip 75075 and 92055
marine
 Jun 27th, 2007
calls my cell phone 8-10 times a day does not leave message, my zip is 98951
r
 Jun 20th, 2007
This is a law firm/ collections. They try to sound all professional, LOL
Robert
 Jun 07th, 2007
No message
numerous calls
I never answer or call back
R
 Jun 07th, 2007
They called here last night for my friend who moved out in Nov. When I told him she'd moved, he called me a liar, literally, and said he'd talked to her MANY times. I made it clear this was MY damn phone... They he asked for her #, at which time I said "F you! YOU find her!" She called him, he got nasty, she hung up, he called her 8 times in ten minutes....
Tiffany
 Jun 07th, 2007
This (East) Indian keeps calling my business offices and refuses to leave any message. I happened to get his call late this evening and challenged him on his repeated calling a business number. He has called at least twice a day for weeks.
We too are on the DNC list.
Art
 Jun 07th, 2007
I,ve been receiving these for a few weeks now. I won't answer because I don't recognize the area code
spoot
 Jun 04th, 2007
Im on credit management payment. They recieved 20$ from me, and then called me and harrassed me to pay the full amount. I told them I couldn't, they cussed and swore at me. The guy changes his name from Galvin to andy, because when I hung up on him he called me 9 times in the next 2 minutes, calling and hanging up repeatedly. He once told me he was my mother and that I could keep my f***ing 20$. Indian accents on everyone who answers the phone. I dont even know what the bill is for...
Tony
 May 31st, 2007
First time called today. No response .. did not answer as ID showed "strange" area code which I don't answer. Judging from these responses, won't ever answer....
Hoot
 May 24th, 2007
zip code 98038
Called on a private business line that only my cusomters have, no creditors or banks or credit card company's etc... have this number didnt leave a message.
Erik
 May 22nd, 2007
I received a call from this number on my cell phone - hangs up on me. When I call it back states its capital management.
Deb
 May 10th, 2007
Bill collection that buys old debt.They usually dont have any info on the debt,cant validate your debt.They are known to reage debt on your credit report.If they reage your debt dispute it with all the credit agencies.Also report them to your state attorney general and ftc.
AB
 May 04th, 2007
3 calls starting at 3am! They just hang up, call back heavy middle eastern accent, they advised they were based in Buffalo NY had 200+ employees, however only three answered the phone. Repeatedly, asked for my SSN, refused to tell me why they called. I decided I could be just as annoying, have called them about 20xs today, plan to do the same everytime they call my house. I encourage others to do the same. I'm not changing my phone number to avoid them, they can change theirs to avoid us!
Jen
 May 02nd, 2007
Called, left no message. I call back, he asks me for reference number. I don't have one. He asks for last 4 of my SSN, I hang up. Calls back next day, I answer (bored I guess), series of modem-like beeps and tones. My zip code is 74075
King
 Apr 27th, 2007
Just received a call listed private caller on my caller id from 213-270-6712 in New Hampshire, no message left on answering machine.
Chet
 Apr 26th, 2007
This number appears atleast once per day on my caller ID. They never leave a message on the machine and there is never an answer to my hello when I have picked up the phone.
TLC
 Apr 25th, 2007
Trys to get your debit card number to pay a phony MCI phone bill.
John
 Apr 17th, 2007
Called my office and left a message. I had to listen to the message 4 times to figure out what he was saying through his strong accent. He said his name was Tyler from Capital Management and gave the phone number and reference number. This was the first call I've gotten from them, but I don't plan to call them
Kegan
 Apr 10th, 2007
Called as a collection agency. They said 68.00 was owed MCI. This bill 7 years old.I asked for documentation from MCI. I was tyold we are a collection agency we do not have documentation. I severed relations 7 years ago with MCI and will not pay without proof.They became agressive some puke who talked tough. I tried to explain. Iwas talked over and finally told them F- You. I think this is a scam.I am going to the atty general of my state.
Jeff
 Apr 07th, 2007
The calls are for Theresa Withers, or waters. Last person who left a message had a heavy indian accent and called himself Elvis.
Moose
 Apr 06th, 2007
They sent Letters saying we owe them $530. I called the # in the letter and an Indian guy said we owed the phone company money 4 years ago but won't give us an actual Bill or copy of past statement. Makes threats of ruining our good (I looked it up) credit if we don't give them money.
Andy
 Mar 23rd, 2007
several times a day
MX
 Mar 23rd, 2007
I called the number and the answer came, "Capital Management, this is Andy." I just hung up, which seems fair, because that is what they always do.
d
 Mar 08th, 2007
This is a nuisance call--calls my cell phone for a person who doesn't even live at my place (name is similar to a relative but not the same). My zip is 77840.
Barbara
 Mar 01st, 2007
Calls my work several times a week for someone who does not work here. Also receiving calls from 716-891-5800 and 877-743-9600 for the same person.
Diana
 Feb 27th, 2007
Does not speak when I answer. Has called a couple times a week for the last few weeks.
karen
 Feb 16th, 2007
I've been receiving calls from this number 3 or 4 times a week since early January. Caller ID reads "Private" and the phone number. They've hung up on my son or said something intelligible, then hung up. I've answered to a woman with an accent that says she isn't able to hear me and repeats "hello hello".
Angela
 Feb 12th, 2007
Calls a number of times per week to a pre-paid cell phone. No Name.
Have never answered one of these calls but they keep calling.
How do we stop them?
Steve
 Feb 10th, 2007
This phone number calls me at least four or five times a week, how can you stop them?
Lana
 Feb 09th, 2007
Left a long message, but can't understand the accent.
NL
 Feb 06th, 2007
This guy has an Indonesian accent and when we answer he asked for my husband, but puts Sr behind the name. He told my husband he is needing to verify his SSN due to a credit card bill from like 1997. Wrong. My husband doesn't have credit cards and my husband told the man I'm not giving my SSN, how about you telling me what you have as the last 4 digits. He gave these wrong last 4 digits and my husband told him he was mistaken. However, the little bastard won't stop calling our house. I would like that number blocked and I am on the do not call list.
Gary
 Jan 29th, 2007
Spam
Scott
 Jan 26th, 2007
Jan 24
A woman with an accent (Indian I think) called my home number and asked for someone who doesn't live here. Told her it was the wrong number. I tried to call this number back on 1/26 because I got another Indian accent caller (See 213-270-6712) who asked for someone who does not live here also. I got a recording saying the call could not be completed as dialed. Didn't sound like a regular phone company recording. When I called the 213-270-6712 number, I get Capital Management; another Indian accent. He wants to know my phone number... yeah right! Something is up.
Washington
 Jan 26th, 2007
2007-1-23
Privatename
said it was Capital Credit
We have received about 70 calls in two months from Miss white
gertrude
 Jan 23rd, 2007
someone calling for a connie cook who doesnt even live here.
bobba Gadoosh
 Jan 22nd, 2007
These morons keep calling but they never reply when I say hello.
me
 Jan 22nd, 2007
Calls 3-4 times a week claiming I owe money from a bill that went unpaid back in 1997. I've told them that I would not pay until I was sent an itemized statement but it falls upon deaf ears. Now every time they call they tell me I owe less and less. I still refuse to pay a bill I know nothing about. The annoyance continues.
JR
 Jan 13th, 2007
Called my home, left a cyrptic message saying the name of the company is Capital Management and the caller's name is Nelly Smith. They asked that I use a reference # when I call back and that it was important to call. When I called, they claimed to be working as a collections agency and noted a bogus claim against me, and that if I used them, they could reduce the amount I owed. Both callers had East Indian accents. Perhaps the 866-792-9369 number I was supposed to call back is a call center in India? Odd. Either it's a scam or they have the wrong person.
Michelle
 Jan 03rd, 2007
it calls about every other day
why
 Jan 02nd, 2007
Says blocked # on caller ID. Calls @ 8:30 AM
River
 Dec 29th, 2006
calls from this number but no one is talking or saying anything. I just hang up. Getting calls 5 times a week now.
z
 Dec 09th, 2006
none
maxine rose
 Dec 08th, 2006
Calls 4-5 times a week. No message left on answering machine. My zipcode is 32810.
John
 Dec 08th, 2006
No message, calls and won't respond to say who is calling from 213-270-6712. Seems like someone casing a business or attempting to tie up phone lines so that you can't dial out in an emergency or so that you would lose business when all lines are tied up.
Henry
 Dec 06th, 2006
Left a message on cell phone that was unrecocognizable. Totally garbled sounding and full of static.
Fox
 Nov 24th, 2006
Called my cell phone. They hung up without saying anything.
Bret
 Nov 21st, 2006
Private
Sergio
 Nov 20th, 2006
no message left. They have called 8 times in 10 days. I am on the do not call list.
J
 Nov 14th, 2006
Private name.
Calls every week.
KS
 Nov 14th, 2006
No name or message. My zip code is 66062.
Eldon
 Nov 11th, 2006
Calls my office number and leaves a message for sometone that doesn't even work here. Usually leaves several calls per day. My zip code is 76201.
KAY
 Nov 02nd, 2006
No Name
mark
 Oct 16th, 2006
4 or 5 times a week
Mindy
 Oct 11th, 2006

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