I report this phone because they ser a scam... The FCC have already the case
janet mayflower May 19th, 2013
MD, just because a few people have pushed through TCPA claims does not mean everyone can win them. That law was written for sales callers, a fact which has been upheld many times over in recent years. Historically to use TCPA against a debt collector you have to hit the privacy breach issue square on the head, and a clear excess of calls also helps. The FDCPA already bans calls made knowingly to mobile devices when they incur cost, but this is another angle which has seen inconsistent rulings. The real issue is that technology has gotten years ahead of consumer laws.
As to your other points, the FTC remains the dominant regulator of debt collectors, while the FCC has very little input. Kevin Trudeau is a known thief and cheap hustler who is only hawking dubious self help books because he's been banned from selling everything else.
Debt itself does not ''expire'', but it does become difficult to collect as it ages, moreso once the Statute of Limitations has run. SoL is determined both by state law and by one of four account categories. SoL periods range anywhere from three to *fifteen* years. The SoL sets a ''shot clock'' for litigation to collect on an account, a clock which devious collectors try to trick people into winding back. The clock begins to run typically when a debtor defaults. At times the actual date is not so easy to determine.
A debt account can be collected or litigated either until the end of human time or it's discharged by court order. Expired SoL provides a killer defense which the alleged debtor must raise if sued. The threat of suit over sufficiently aged debt creates a FDCPA violation, thus another defense or a cause of action if the alleged debtor wants to be a plaintiff. Ditto for those two states which have a Statute of Repose, which makes collection illegal once SoL expires.
Resident47 Jun 11th, 2012
Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. §227, to curtail the use of automated dialers and prerecorded messages to cell phones without the permission of the consumer. Notwithstanding the passage of the TCPA, many businesses have harassed consumers by placing literally dozens and sometimes hundreds of telephone calls to cell phones.
On May 11, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued an opinion in the case of Teresa Soppet v. Enhanced Recovery Company, LLC. In the litigation, the Plaintiffs sued a debt collector attempting to collect a telephone bill from a third party. Plaintiffs sued Defendant for Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) per telephone call and One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) per telephone call if willful.
In response to the lawsuit, Enhanced Recovery Company asserted that it was not liable under the TCPA because it had consent from the party the debt collector intended to call — the actual customer of AT&T. In rejecting the argument of Enhanced Recovery Company, the 7th Circuit recognized that Plaintiffs are entitled to protection under the TCPA as they were the “called party” under the meaning of the TCPA.
Check for an Attorney in your area at NACA online..to sue!
And...File a complaint with the FCC at
And Expired Debt can be in as little as 3 Years and as long as 10 years for Credit Cards, call your state to find out, can also check Kevin Trudeau's 'Debt Cures
06-04-2012 3:30pm 240-210-7114 another site says; Receivables Performance Mgmt Expired Debt Collector!!! & one person got message - call 888-357-2131
-Seattle and Portland
I actually said my name this time instead of the company name when I answered the phone because I recognized the number. When I got a person, they asked for someone that hasn't worked here in 18 months. When I said that they no longer worked here, they just hung up on me. How rude!!
Are you getting Harassing phone calls from 240-210-7114. Call them back and harass them... FINALLY they stop calling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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oxilealsegils Apr 28th, 2012
Says they are looking for a courtney savage. I do not know anyone by that name and there are other numbers that are similar or really close to this number. The last four are usually the same except the last number usually changes. (between 7111,7114,7112) It varies with the last four or slightly changes. If I pick it up it if you are not this person push one if you are push two. I have done it twice and still keep calling and wants you to stay on the line no matter what. It is annoying.
Any time they answer with This Is Mister You know it is a Junk Debt Collector. The "DEbt" isn't sold untill the original creditor has sucked all the insurance claim, tax swduction etc untill it has been virtually sayisfied. It has been sold and transferred around to paper companies so many times the details are lost and it is worthless, It is sold then to the bottom feeders who harass you untill you give them some money at which time the Statutes of Limitations start over and they have you. Some times if the claim is large enough they go to court and have a civil court judgment turn pennies into 100 dollar bills by judging you owe the fradulent amount they claim. They don't want to collect this what they want is to bundle this with some of the other hundreds they file each month in every city as asset backed securities. Backed by ajudgment against someone who possibly has left town was judgment proof or what ever. This house of cards will come like the motrgage crisis tumbling down. County Civil Courts are complacent coconspiritors!
skum finder Feb 18th, 2012
Man that called me, I know did not believe I wasn't the person he was looking for. It just so happens I have HER old phone number.
So because I am a woman also he didn't believe me that I wasn't Erin Burchnell, the person he is looking for. I also got a call from them showing phone number 571-261-0047
. This time it was a lady and I explained that I wasn't this person (Erin) she was looking for. But this time I told her I would report them to my Attorney General's office with harassment. I have done it before and I'll do it again! And yes, I do plan on reporting Erin's name each time I get a call for her.
Kay was correct in July 2010. Hassling her mom was a privacy violation under FDCPA. So was the rep's hostility when being told the debt claim was invalid. Sounds like others in this thread have suffered abandoned and misdirected calls. RPM is known for sloppy skip tracing and hounding the wrong people who just happen to have a slightly similar name or number to the actual target.
What Martha encountered in the same month was a shy tiptoe around privacy regs, a common industry reaction. Realistically the rep could divulge a business name without breaking the alleged debtor's privacy, but it's such a sore spot for lawsuits that many agencies prefer an air of mystery .... which I suspect they find helpful in scaring payments from the innocent.
If you know for sure a collector has nothing valid on you, write a cease-comm notice. If you're not sure, draft a notice on paper disputing whatever claim and requesting validation. In the latter case you need to be sent a prompt dunning letter anyway, the lack of which is itself a federal violation. Send either notice via USPS Certified with card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how and why to draft these letters. If you don't take the exchange to a paper trail it will never exist legally, capische?
I'd also note that collector calls to mobile devices are also FDCPA violations, IF you notify the collector. Get a nice enough pile of lawbreaking and you can handily win the $1K statutory fine per action. You might in some cases also ding the agency under TCPA at $500 a pop for canned calls.
Resident47 May 19th, 2011
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 and provides you simple tools for your own defense. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and the means to sue at low cost. Start your homework on your rights and first response tactics at the FTC site. See also your state laws for additional support.
Resident47 May 19th, 2011
no massage left on my cell.
This is the most annoying robocall that I've ever gotten. They call and when you answer, a canned voice asks you to stay on the line for the next operator. Unbelievable.
Marsha Meek Sep 05th, 2010
We keep getting calls from this number, asking for different members of the family. When the person answering says, "Just a moment. I'll get them," and hands the phone to the person asked for, there is no one on the line. They just hang up. What gives?
start calling them and ask them for their social and adress harrass back they will stop. I called 40 times today they finally said that they would leave me alone. If they harrass you you can harrass them
RPM... shady!! Got a huge attitude with me when I told them I had paid off the debt in question. They then called my mother and informed HER that they are trying to reach me because I owe over $500 to TMobile. Even if I did owe that, isn't that illegal for them to share that information??
I called back requesting information on the type of company calling. Person on line would not respond to that question, just saying that the number that had been dialed (mine) was a wrong number and therefore no reason to verify their type of business. People were looking for another person, but I felt my question valid (they did call for a person of my first name, and at my number). Response when I called back with my question was rude.
They call me at about the same time, 5:53pm. This time, I stayed on the phone to see who this caller was. They asked for me using my maiden name, had my soc sec#, but gave a wrong birthdate -Jan __ 1977 and a wrong address. Says they are collection for T-Mobile. I'm a Tmobile customer (have been for 10 years) and have not received any past due bill nor am I in collection with T-Mobile. I told this person that I am 50 years old and don't owe Tmobile. This has got to be a scam. My phone number is supposed to be non-published.
they called my cell phone ( a recient activation and not given to anyone other than family), and called me by name and said I had an outstanding debt of $100+ for AT&T. A service I have never had before in my life. If this continues, I will contact my state's attourney to prosecute the matter.
cjbryant1132006 Apr 17th, 2010
Called and no answer. Shows up as unknown.
is also connected with RECEIVABLESPERF.
I have had this number a short time and the collection agencies for the previous owner of the phone say they can call anytime and as often as they want to.
State Statutes of Limitation on Debt Collection
Debt > Statutes of Limitation on Debt Collection
Are you being hounded by a debt collector for an old debt you thought was written off years ago? If so, it is likely you are being contacted by a scavenger debt collector, which is a company that purchases older, mostly uncollectible debt for a tiny fraction of its value. Scavenger debt collectors are notorious for using illegal and unethical methods to collect "time-barred" debt.
You do not have to pay debt that is considered too old by your state. Every state has laws governing the time in which a person or entity can file suit to collect a debt. Generally, a creditor or debt collector gives up his right to file suit to collect a debt after a period of six years from the time the debt was written off (or the date of last activity on your credit report), but various states allow anywhere from 2 to 15 years to collect delinquent debt (see statutes of limitation table below).
The purpose of these statutes of limitation is to bring some measure of fairness to the debtor so that he / she (1) will not have to worry about being sued for the rest of their lives; and (2) so that the debtor can properly defend himself with fresh evidence and witnesses, if any.
This doesn't mean that a creditor cannot file suit against you after the statute of limitations has expired; however, if a creditor or debt collector does file suit, you can ask the judge to dismiss the suit on the grounds that the statute of limitations has expired. In fact, if the statute of limitations is about to run on debt you owe, don't be surprised if you suddenly hear from a collection agency threatening to sue if you don't pay immediately.
If a debt collector contacts you regarding an old debt, do not admit that you owe the debt and do not agree to make any payments. Simply tell them that the "statute of limitations has run on this debt and do not contact me again". If they continue contacting you, send them a certified letter, return receipt requested, telling them not to contact you about the debt again. Remember -- DO NOT ADMIT THAT YOU OWE THE DEBT, DO NOT AGREE TO PAY THE DEBT, AND DO NOT AGREE TO SEND ANY MONEY TO THEM. If you do, then the statute of limitations might start running all over again, giving them the legal right to sue you.
240-210-7114 Dec 26th, 2009
They call looking for someone specifically and will not give any information about who they are. Sometimes they hang up just as you answer.
They have called several times. They do not leave messages. This latest call was at 10:15 on Sunday morning. I thought that was illegal?
Booth McKeown Nov 16th, 2009
All of a sudden in the past week I've started receiving numerous calls from this number and 888-357-2131
, and 240-210-7114
. Most were hang-up calls, but a few left some undecipherable message asking for some Arab guy to call them back. Probably all related, and probably all part of a phishing scam as others have suggested on here.
no need to call 713-747-0437
,no-one you need lives here.pls discontinue to blow-up
jay foster Aug 28th, 2009
These people keep calling and calling.
They let the phone rein three or four times and then hang up. They have called several times before 9:00 am
RECEIVABLESPERF Waldorf, Maryland
The first time they called(8-14-09 at 11:30pm central), left a v/mail with a bunch of people talking in the background-they used up the 3 min messege time. Today they just called letting it ring 6 times about 4:30pm 8-15-09
Bonnie Gore Aug 16th, 2009
Called today around 2:15pm didnt leave a message
I reported this # to the FCC:
These people call me 2 or more times a day, every day for the past 6 months. I turned them in to the Do Not Call registry.
The message left said "I have important information for you Call me at work 888-357-2131
Receivables Performance Management is a bottom-feeding collection agency. They are trying to collect a debt that I paid off 7 years ago. I just never answer the phone because they will eventually go away. All they want you to do is pick up once and then they try to scheme you into verifying the debt is yours and valid. Then they will harass you for a while. Pretty pathetic.
keep getting these calls from receivabiesperf really getting sick of it
Told me they were from Suncom and were trying to collect money from an account back over a year ago. The balance was somewhere over $500 and I don't recall the balance being anywhere near that amount.
I recieved a phone call from these people..they hung up! I called them back and they would not identify themselves unless I verified my social security number...which I declined...they then told me they would continue to call and call. I have reported them to the states attorneys office!
These people were looking for someone else, but I receive calls from them all the time!!!
arthur bossert May 24th, 2009
I am on the federal do not call list for years - further calls will result in my instituting a complain.
Dorothy Farley May 19th, 2009