If you receive a call from this number, you have been called by junk debt /
collection agency that buys debt from original creditors that has been written off or settled and is beyond the statute of limitations in most states. They are trying get the money for themselves, not the original creditor.
They are reportedly a serial violator of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). They may be illegally using credit information obtained from Experian or other credit reporting agencies.
This company has been known to contact and harass people they believe may know the person they are trying to reach including distant relatives, ex-spouses and possible former co-workers.
NEVER answer these calls if you see this as a caller ID. NEVER return these calls. NEVER give them ANY information about the person they are seeking or refer them to others.
Any "positive" comments you read in these notes about the company may have been written by employees of the company.
The company is:
Consumer Recovery Associates
2697 International Parkway #4
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
PO Box 2916
Virginia Beach, VA 23450-2916
16719 Huebner Rd. Bl 2, Ste 201
San Antonio, TX 78248
The following is the most comprehensive information gathered about this company from various sources on the Internet.
***If you've been called by a number not on this list or by someone using a different name, please copy this list, add the number/name in the correct order and repost it in its entirety.
Company Names that CRA reportedly uses:
CIA and Associates
Consumer Credit Association
Consumer Recovery Associates
CR Associates, LLC
CR & CC Associates
C & R Associates
Farm CIA & Associates
J Lamb and Associates
and possibly GC Services
Phone numbers that CRA reportedly uses:
Individual names that CRA reportedly uses:
Chris Adams / Christopher Adams
Ms. Armanchile / Mrs. Armanchild
Tracey Berman / Tracy Burman
Sarah Brevard / Sara Brevard
Dan Chatman / Dan Chapman
Sarah Danvers / Sara Danvers
Mr. Gilam / Gillum
Sidney Albert Glenn
Carl Gray / Carl Grey
Conrad Gray / Conrad Grey
Stacy Jones / Stacey Jones
Jay Lamb / J Lamb
Kristen / Kristin
Lindsay / Lindsey
Marisa / Marisha
Willa Mason / Willie Mason
Chad Miller / Chat Miller
Sherri Morse / Sherry Morse
Gary Reison / Gary Reasons
K C Scott
John Sheldon / John Shelton
Ms. Silva / Silvia / Sylvia
Liz Spiegel / Spiegle
Stacy / Stacey
Curtis Taylor / Curtis R. Taylor
Maranda Whiten / Miranda Whitten
If you want to take positive action:
* Report them to the Virginia Attorney General:
* Call the Federal Trade Commission at
+1.877.382.4357 and file a complaint
Voice mail transcript:
"Hello my name is Catherine Miller contacting you today in regards to a formal complaint received in my office which will result in service of process being completed. Either at your home address on record or the active place of employment for xxx xxxxx. Please contact 866-310-1658. Immediately to avoid any further legal action from being taken against you. Once again the phone number is 866-310-1658 or press one now to be connected to the operator...."
Do not return this call. Also, no idea who they are calling about.