collection agency showed up on MJM on phone for someone else when I asked where they were calling from they did not say. Called 8:30p.m. which I think is the cutoff date. It is a Collection agency and I found it through a cell phone lookup
continous phone calls from this number and 800 numbers!!!! constant harrassment
On 11/12/2010, I had a missed call from 215-320-0424
at 9:48 am CT, along with the female voice message asking to call back to Elisa Madison 1 800 220 0605 ext. 2552. The message says something about Robert Lidenberg something. I tried to call back, but the extension was occupied.
Fed up with the calls? Capitol Hill is responsible for this mess.
(Our corrupt politicians).
Check out the link and see what I did to these credit card collections hogs.
Just for the record, Academy Recovery & Monarch are the same company.
Don't give these scum-bags one bit of info and not one red cent of your money.
If people would quit paying these bottom feeder collection agencies, they would
TheLazyComic Oct 07th, 2010
Woman calling wanted me to verify my identity, including last 4 digits of my ss# before she would tell me why she was calling. I refused unless she told me why she was calling and she hung up on me. I called back and it said "Monarch Recovery Management". I got a person, again, they would not tell me who they were or why they were calling unless I gave them my personal information, including last four of my ss#.
Got one of these calls last night. Mind you, I do NOT pickup on a number or company name that I don't know so they had to leave a message. Guy wanted Adrienne to call them back last night. The kicker...Adrienne has been dead for 12 years. Yeah, I'll give her the message. :::rolling eyes:::
Called the house asking my sister to contact them would not say what they were calling in regards of that it was some "law" that they couldnt tell info.!!! (Mind you I am 19 but sound VERY young on the phone) I heard it's a big scam.
They must also purchase new cell phone numbers. My old cell phone broke and I purchased a new one. Then a lady called leaving a message saying I had made a claim and she needed more information. Total lie I haven't made any "claims". These people must be something else. Stay clear and be careful.
Left message for some non-existent person. I've had this number for 25 years.
They called on both the home phone and cell number, I told them this was a private number and they had the wrong number.
Guy was an ass, looking fo rsome one who hasn't lived here in 16 years.
Who the hell are these people or why are they calling me,I have no accounts with these people or this business. Report this number now, or I am contacting my attorney at 5 pm today. Thank you.
Jeannie Hann Oct 28th, 2009
I keep getting calls for Tamika. My name is Carol. My answering machine say's "Hi, this is Carol", and they keep leaving messages for Tamika. The last one got more threatening. They had stopped for a few weeks and started back up again today. A live person left the message, then called my cell (because I had that number on my answering machine) and left a "very important message for Tamika". If you get the recording it says to hang up if this isn't Tamika. ha ha An answering machine can't hang up.
BOTH my messages say "hi, this is Carol", so obviously these people, besides having nothing better to do than call wrong numbers all day and threaten people with "really important matters" are really really stupid.
I never answer.
And I'm sure Tamika, whereever she is, wouldn't answer anyway.
These people really need to get a life. I really wish there was a way to harass them back at home.
i get about 10 calls a day from these people asking for a mary frank i have filed a lawsuit as i have a recorded coversation as the rep named chris sanchez told me i better pay my bill or he will send me to prison and repo my car and rape my wife yeah im serious my attorney would like to treat as a class action suit please contact the texas state board of lets shut these assholes down
craig jantzi Jul 31st, 2009
this number called at 850 pm i was sleeping i get up at 330am who is this
They keep calling and not leave much info... tired of the aclls.
I was called by STEVE BAKER from Academy Collection Services. Not only was he absolutely rude he was also obnoxious & unsympathetic when I told him I had my identity stolen, I am recovering from a brain tumor & I am also in Stage $ of a terminal illness. I told him I was under a gret deal of stress & was on the verge of a breakdown, After he had o scream at at ne he had the audacity to hung up on me! My friend after abitof connincing took me to a the ER of a Mental Hospital who wanted to keep me. I was given meds to help me relax but because of my medical conditions I am unable to take them. I can not deal with another call from STEVE BAKER, if that`s his real name anyway! This stress will send me to an earlier grave!
Collection Service (wrong Lou V.)
- Academy Collection
Academy Collection Service, Inc. , 10965 Decatur Rd. Philadelphia PA 19154- , 215-281-7500
Ed Ashman 10965 Decatur Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154-3210 215-281-7500
Ed Ashmsn Job title: Manager
Company: Academy Collection Service 215-320-0424
number showed up on call id: acs 800-220-0605
its a collection department.i know i owe money, when i get some they will get some
just received a second call today now from a martin rogers and a different number this time it is 800-220-0605
ext. 4322 and what showed on the caller id is 856-668-4135
and it is a personal matter this time. Last time it was from a James Sharper and to call him back at 215-281-7500
ext.4311 and he wanted to award me with something. caller id showed up as acs800-220-0605
and caller id number was 215-320-0424. I will never take calls or give information to these people.
I get calls all the time from this number, 3 today. I was expecting a call from someone and thought I missed it so I called back. When the person who picked up did not identify himself I hung up and less than 3o seconds later a call came in from 215-320-0424
. Needless to say I did not answer.
please report to the federal trade commission
innocent one Jan 10th, 2009
Message for someone who is NOT me left by Mark Tanzor (?) calling from Academy Services regarding a matter that is in his office. Needs a return call at 800.220.0605 x2832.
I didn't recognize the number, so I didn't answer....
ANOTHER PHONE NUMBER FROM ACADEMY.
MORE PHONE NUMBERS HERE.
GIVE YOUR COMPLAINT HERE EITHER.
ACADEMY COLLECTION 215-320-0424
GIVE A COMPLAINT HERE.*(FTC)
The guys called my house useing extreme vulgarity refering to my grandmother as " crazy ass hot maria or marie " and sounded like he was on hard-core drugs, slurring his speech. He also could pronounce anything correctly do to drug-use or total intoxication.
These people call about 10 times a day on my cell....they never say anything just dead air......they must be stopped!
I told the girl on phone that I don't know anyone by the name she asked for. She didn't leave a message.
Vernon Deavers Aug 14th, 2008
Who allows the people to call? They have been told not to call! Do they know the Federal Law! Does anyone care.
I have never heard of this Piece of crap!! But I will find out.
Farrel Lisenby Jul 22nd, 2008
A LADY CALLED. SOUNDS NICE AND PROFESSOINAL. SHE INSISTS THAT I OWE CITIBANK UNPAID DEPT. SHE WANTS ME TO GIVE HER MY BANK ACC# AND MORE TO PAY OFF THE HALF OF THE DEPT OVER THE PHONE. IT'S A LITTLE FISHY. SO I CALLED CITI BANK TO FIND OUT. THEY SAID I DON'T OWE ANY MONEY FROM THEM. THE CARD# THAT STRANGE LADY GAVE ME WAS UNDER SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME. DUH~
SHE'S STILL WAITING ME TO GIVE HER MY INFO. SHOULD I TAKE IT SEROIUSLY? TO REPORT TO POLICE OR SOMETHING?
CALLED TO COLLECT DEBT. DON'T KNOW IF IT'S REAL OR IF IT'S A FRAUD.
Someone called: "This is message is very urgent; this message is for Earl, it is very important that you call back today there's been a problem."
This is not Earl's cell phone, I'm glad I didn't answer it, and hope they don't call again.
I have no idea who these people are. I returned the call and got that it is Academy Services. I have no idea why they are calling me and I have told them to stop. I am on the do not call registry and don't owe anyone, anything at all.
gene jacobson Apr 28th, 2008
Still calling work. The girl that answers the phone got yelled at by her, because she pointed out that the number has been calling for some time, and has been told not to call. The woman screamed at her, and demanded to know what the caller ID said. Our phones turn it off after the phone has been picked up. She told her that it began with 215, and the woman said something about it being a new account, and that it was impossible for her to know that number. When she said that it had been calling before, and that it was illegal for them to be calling our office if they have been asked not to, the woman started yelling that it wasn't, and the girl hung up. She shouldn't be having to deal with this crap for me! Do I call the Attorney General of my state?
This was an automated system from a Collection Agency that said "This is a message for XXX, if you are not XXX hang up otherwise, we are Academy Collection Service attempting to collect on a debt. Please call 800-220-0605
with file # YYY"
I have gottten this several times as it is obviously a wrong number because I am not XXX
Still calling my work. Have been told more times then I can count that I can't be reached there. How do you get them to stop if they don't listen to what you tell them??
By the way, this is on a debt to Citibank, which, according to my paperwork, they sold to two different collection agencies. Is that legal?
Liars!! Said that he was a financial advisor and was returning my call, and that my work number was the only one given! When our receptionist said that she would take a note then, asked if she had a pen and HUNG UP ON HER! Has been repeatedly told that I can not take personal calls at work, so this was just low.
No one is ever on the line, just blank.
call them ask for ext 2432 it is mike hughes, the man who controls the dialer,,,,,have fun!.
Keep calling jerks -- I set your ringtone for "silent"... my phone does NOTHING when you call.
p.s. Calling from a different number was a nice touch. :)
Academy Collection called me looking to talk to someone who does not live at my number. They were rude and harassing.
Here is some information I found so far:
The Minnesota Department of Commerce has a listing with the Names and home addresses of the debt collecters there. Here is the link:
Click the link at the bottom for the collectors name and addresses, or try this link:
The CEO is ROBERT J PICONE
Per this site: http://www.crs2006.com/creditors_description.asp?psg=16
His email address is ROBERTJPICONE@AOL.COM
and his number is 215-281-7500
I highly suggest you do not allow children to answer the phone when this number is calling. They have no respect for any one. my son answered, and was yelled at they demanded that he put me on the phone when I was not home. When I called back they could not locate my account. No one knew who had called. They are very rude.
calls our number the person looking for is not at this #.
Calls every morning and hangs up. 215-320-0424. What can be done about this.
Called my place of employment, hung up as soon as I answered phone.
Nancy Nurse Dec 17th, 2007
I get calls from them on my home and cell hardley ever do they leave a message
but this evening I was home when they called this man Michael Raines said he was the Manager and started tell me I was trash for not paying my Citibank account (I did get behind do to medical reasons) my balance is less than $1,000 and I had paid another collection company in the first place but he called me a liar and told me he knew where I lived and threatened me screaming at me I even told him the call was being recorded and he swore and said pay your f----- bills lady and we wouldn't have to call you. No one deserves to be talked to like this if your behind in bills or not. This Company must be stopped.write letters to the atty general see the bottom of the page for all the places we can contact for the complaints.
Got a call from these guys asking for someone that I don't even know. The caller started talking abusively and using racial slurs. He just didn't get that I was telling him that he's got the wrong number. Now I see calls from these guys almost everyday on my caller id. They just called again a couple of minutes ago. The FTC website http://www.ftc.gov allows you to submit consumer complaints online which I went ahead and did. Hope the government can do something about this. These guys are crazy.
Called me with someone else's name. I told her she had the wrong number and she added a middle name as though that would change my answer. I guess she thought that would make me confess to being Ms. Harris? Maybe next time I will play with them a little. Add some excitement to my day.
I recevied a collection letter on Saturday for a debt that's not mine. The listed creditor was Chase Bank. I called ChaseBank this morning. Chase said they would open an investigation and wanted my contact number. I gave them my cell phone number. Within 5 minutes of hanging up with Chase, this company (215-320-0424) called my cell phone. Does anyone know what gives? I called and believed I was talking to a representative of Chase.
Sorry, thought it would show...https://www.academycollection.com/
Says they are..."Ethical, courteous and professional revenue recovery leveraging cutting edge technology to quickly and efficiently resolve delinquent accounts on a national basis."
Here is there website, it says they "Ethical, courteous and professional revenue recovery leveraging cutting edge..."
They call at least 2x a day, every day. No one answers the call, although it sounds as if they are still on the line. After repeatedly asking who's there? the phone goes dead. Then they call back 30 seconds later. Same scenario. last week they asked for Terri Greg. WhenI said no one here by that name they hung up. Then called back 30 seconds later. Too bad you can't send an electronic explosion through the phone.
these idiots have been calling on my new business lines for over six months. they ask for NICK CHANG. after explaining there isn't anyone here by that name and these are new numbers, they hang up and call again a couple of days later. sometimes two or three days in a row. i am sure they have called over 40 times.
today i had it out with them, stating there isn't any nick here and never has been. take me off your list. i'm on a federal do not call list and i'm sending their name to my lawyer. the guy says" list? what list?""do not call lists do not apply to us" then he says "ok nick, i'll just give you a call tomorrow." these guys never give up.
They keep on calling looking for some Joe Blow, just block them on your caller ID service. Both unknown calls & the numbers they do leave on your caller ID. They are bottom feeder, scum suckers tring to $cam someone.
Fate will do them their justice, it always does. They keep on $caming untill they screw up, and then it's bend over pick up the soap time.
the number shows on the caller id - no name is listed with it. the number is 215-320-0424
. They have been calling dailing and demanding to speak with Juan. I tell them that no one by that name lives here and they either hang up or blow a loud whistle into the phone. They call daily between noon and 1pm. I have registered this number on the do not call registry for several weeks, but nothing changes. I have also called this company and they answer it as Academy Services - I have no idea what they do or who they are. I ask the operator to speak with someone about stopping the calls to our home. They then transfer me to a voicemail box and I leave all the info, but still they continue to call our number. Pls help. I would like to press formal charges for harassment.
they have called everyday for the past three weeks....looking for someone who doen't even live here..... get the clue and stop calling!!!!!
Ok, I have to admit that I do owe some debts out there and they are calling to collect in some way. What I did find very odd is that a lady by the name of Janet called me and asked if this was Ryan, I said yes. She then asked if I thought her voice was sexy. I said yes because it was. She then suggested that we meet somewhere in Phily and go to a hotel room. We agreed on a place. Then after the call I got to thinking that this was just too odd and I did not go to actually meet her. I sat across the street and say a lady that kept standing out front with papers in her hand. After a half hour she left. She then called my phone the next day to ask why I did not show up. I told her that I saw a lady out front but did not go in. Now what kind of company needs to collect a debt so bad that they offer a sort of sexual encounter to get to someone?
constant calls for carmen dumas, when I became irritated about the calls said they had 3 offices and no way for her to know others had called said she would leave my # on record because I sound like I liked the calls.
no answer. this is a philadelphia exchange
as above, unknown - did not leave message
SHOULD I CALL THE NUMBER BACK? I'M IN GA ANYONE ELSE
Actually I worked for Academy Collection Services for many years. They do their best to educate their collection agents on a continual basis. I knew the owners personally and can state for a fact that 99% of their staff are very professional. So before you people go on a tear and complain, maybe you need to examine the reasons why you are receiving calls from them. The easy way to avoid the calls is by calling them directly and working out an arrangement.
ALL COLLECTION AGENCIES WILL WORK WITH YOU!
These stupid peoples call almost everyday, wish they all go to hell.
They asked for a Terry Sport. theres noone here named that.
I have decided to record all phone calls to my residence for "posterity." SE TN
Company called us. Caller would not state whom he represented. Confronted me about my identity...ACS is looking for someone I don't know who had the number years ago. I'm getting tired of this company. What good is the "Do Not Call List?" One call is fine, but, in the past two years, we've received 70-80 calls from this company. Apparently, they're not too good at their job.
They call often and no one is there. Very annoying.
Interestingly when our mortgage was bought by CitiMortgage these harrassing calls started. Makes sense now - Citi owns the hounds
NO Message, No voice, Just hangs up
It's Academy Collection Services. They are relentless.
They have been calling repeatedly for 6 months for a guy I don't know when I asked them to take my number off their call list they told me to pay the debt first. I told I was paying for someone elses debt they said that then they will continue to call until a payment arrangment was made. I told again I don't know the person you are calling for why would I pay their bills.
Ever wonder where drug addicts, prison parolees, and newly released mental patients go? They become debt collectors....oh.....that's why they are BRAIN DEAD DIRTBAGS!
These morons call my husband's phone about 20 times a day. It's a private number that only 3 people or so even known and we've been very careful who we gave it out to.
Called this number to find out who the hell they are- was transferred *5 times* before the lady said my husband owed over 12,000 dollars to CitiBank.. BS!We do not owe Citibank nor have we ever had an account with them.
Hung up on them after reading this.
they keep calling and won't leave a message. Very annoying....
phone rang, no answer, hang up after 5 seconds.
I had a case with Citibank which my attorney has settled and I have the paperwork to prove it. They called demanding that I settle this debt immediately. I tried to explain to them what was done with this and they wound not accept me response and kept demanding payment in full. When I asked for a mailing address or fax number to send copies to they refused to give me that information and got even ruder than they had been. I finally hung up and have refused to answer their calls which they are still calling 5-6 times a day. WTF
215-320-0424 called and said for me to call 1-800-220-0605
..both are academy collection services.....a big scam....
Got a call from this # - 215 area code @ about 9:45a. Their message said to call this 800 back and an extension to enter and a name too. As I recall, they have called before.
Thanks for all of the info. I will be sure not to call them back. I don't have any unpaid debts...
Several things people stated happened are violations of the Debt Collections Act and should be reported to the Attorney General's office in your state and/or Pennsylvania, where the calls come from. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office is at www.attorneygeneral.gov
Additionally, full contact info for this company (Academy Collection Service, Inc) can be found at: http://www.dc.bbb.org/qsearch.html
Just enter the phone number and all the info comes up.
The following things are violations of the Fair Debt Collections Act:
-Threatening to send the sheriff (they do not have the power to do this, and it is illegal for them to claim they will take any action against you which they know they won't or can't actually take)
-Calling you at your employer when your employer has stated the calls are unacceptable
-Calling back after you have told them not to call
-They are required to send a letter within 5 days of the phone call if you are determined to be the debtor
For more info on Fair Debt Collection, see
They called every day and left no messages and when I was able to answer they asked for someone that did not live in the house. I just called them back and they took my phone number off their list. We will see how it goes within the next week or so.
The ID said ACS800-220-0605
It said something to the effect of that it was acadamey services and was trying to reach a neighbor of mine. It gave his name and addy and gave me two options. The first was to help them and the second was to stop receiving the calls.
A recorded message: The lady asked if I could pass a message to "Eric W-----" a neighbor of mine about a outstanding lone or press 2 to remove my name from their list. Yep! I pressed 2 - the message said thanks and hung up. I hope I am finished with them.
received a call at the office for an employee from academy services. These ppl break about every FDCPA law there is. Everyone needs to start keeping logs of who they speak to what they ask or say what time they called and how often and then report them. It is a $1000 fine for EACH offense payable to YOU by the offender!!
Office mngr Aug 29th, 2007
The beach said that she woul forclouse my house, hahahahaha I told her to do so, becouse I do live in a rental comunity!!!!
"We handle 'business and financial matters'."
Called our company asking to speak to an employee in the plant. I told him that she was out in the plant. He said, well can you get her to the phone, this is an emergency. So I asked who was calling and he told me "It's none of your damn business who this is", so I said well then I can't get her to the phone, and I hung up on him. I could tell that it was a bill collector.
BOY ARE THEY THE RUDEST PPL! They were telling me that my nephew gave them this address and phone number and I told them NO HE DID NOT! And she said academy collections service and I was like hmm ya want money huh? well try again. Good luck. THEN I guess she thought she might have better luck with a second call and started yelling at me and told her he hasnt lived here and she told me those famous words "well pass this message along to him". Then she started saying that my nephew was lying. I was like look here B**** who do you think you are F off and all that junk and hung up. I think she got the message. But I am sure I will receive more calls soon. I am reporting this company to Better business bureau.
They have been calling my home for about two weeks, every day, a few times a day. They are looking for "Roland Carion." Roland, are you out there?? Please call them back because they are starting to get on my nerves. They have the wrong number and they will not give up!
They leave this number but repeatedly call from 215-320-0424
I keep getting a call from this number on my cell. its really annoying. They make it seem like you have to call them right away they need to stop this. i will take things in my own hands. thank you
not usingmyname Jul 25th, 2007
They call all hours of the day and evening and the phone only rings twice,I have never answered a call.Im glad I found this site to read all about them.
I just called this number back after having them call and having no one on the line after I answer.
They were looking for R peterson. This is a business line and no one by that name works here. I issued a complaint and they said the number would be removed.
They leave a message daily stating they are trying to find a relative of mine and they leave the name of my sister-in-law. My number is unlisted. How the hell did they get my number????