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It was a collection call for "National Yellow Pages" SCAM
Johnny
 Dec 19th, 2012
called but left no message
j
 Dec 18th, 2012
This 'bro called acting cool as I was eating dinner, talking to me like I was in the 'hood (I am a disabled white rural farmer for the record). He tries the "smooth" approach and says he works for some industrial supply company (yeah, right). I ask why he is calling my RESIDENCE during dinner and get no response, just his jive talking. I then tell him that my number is on the National Don Not Call List. What does he say? "Woooooo, I am really scared!"
Well, you little friggin piece of feces, you just messed with the wrong white boy. You see I have contacts in the law enforcement system that you have not even heard of, but they are now hearing about you! So watch your backside because my men (and women) are out to getcha!!!
AJH3
 Nov 19th, 2012
John-slash-Jack: You don't need a valid debt or a derogatory trade line on your credit reports to be hassled by debt collectors. They call third parties to alleged debtors all the time for permitted skip tracing purposes, or often pretending it's a trace to annoy and shame an intended target whose location is already known.

US federal law prohibits sneaky deceptive tactics from debt collectors. I'm in the camp which believes that the popular industry practice of spoofing a local nummber violates the FDCPA, once it's determined that the agency does not run a call center in your state.

Learn how to exercise your FDCPA rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot-gov. See also if your state laws are stronger.
http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpajump.shtm
Resident47
 May 09th, 2012
The caller id says 213-286-9999, when answering there is a msg stating 'press 1 otherwise plesase call 888-308-6981. We returned the call to the 888-308-6981 number and no one answers. We found, out however, that the number 213-286-9999 is actually a spoofed number. The caller is CBCS Collections. We do not owe any debts so this is totally bogus. Everyone, please report these jerks! We just did!
Jack
 May 09th, 2012
Number that called according to caller id is 213-286-9999, when calling that number there is a recording stating that the caller using 213-286-9999 is spoofing the number. I called the number left in the message 888-308-6981 and the called number rings without answer. Their message left only said ' press 1 if not please call 888-308-6981'.
John
 May 09th, 2012
called but didn't leave message
moe
 Jan 24th, 2012

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