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Yes, pranks and irritating noises are not defense strategies. There can be an end if you point the laws at collectors.

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 collectors can be sued for their crimes. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov. See also your state laws for additional support.

The name is Tate & Kirlin .... not "Karlin", "Kerlin", "Kirklin", "Kirkland", "Cirland", "Kernel", "Curling", "Kookaburra", or any other foolish error which will frustrate a reader's research. Piles of complaints are easily found when you plug in the correct name.
Resident47
 Nov 21st, 2010
CONNECTING TO FAX MACHINE DOES NOTHING. ROBOCALLS CONTINUE UNTIL THE CALLER SELLS YOUR NUMBER TO ANOTHER RIVER BOTTOM FEEDER AND THE GAME CONTINUES UNTIL FOUR OR FIVE OF THESE PLACES CALL THREE TIMES A DAY. THERE IS NO END TO THE HARRASSMENT.
FED UP
 Nov 21st, 2010
Please I want them to remove my phone number from their calling list, I do not know how they got my number. They were looking for someone else. I just blocked their number from my phone.
Audrey
 Aug 19th, 2010
They keep calling my cell and claim to be a collection agency, yet they don't even have my name right. Also I have only one loan out which has ALWAYS been paid on time. After some research here's some things I found out.

Could very well be a cyberscam. Read this article about Better Business Bureu alert on fake collection scams.
http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/67025042.html

Here's a list of other numbers used by these scammers you can add to your call blocking


267-672-5091
800-355-0333
888-799-8009
(215) 464-4500
267-407-0100
866-923-5193
267-385-3071
866-923-5194
516-765-2339
800-298-3600
609-463-5460
Willy
 Dec 03rd, 2009
Here's a list of other numbers used by these scammers you can add to your call blocking


267-672-5091
800-355-0333
888-799-8009
215-464-4500
267-407-0100
866-923-5193
267-385-3071
866-923-5194
516-765-2339
800-298-3600
609-463-5460
Bubba
 Nov 12th, 2009
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Barb
 Jul 09th, 2009
You need to stop calling me. I don't owe anyone anything, and it is illegal to bother people on their cell phones. If you don't stop, an attorney will be contacting you.
StopIt 48073
 Jun 17th, 2009
I posted the message below about calling them nonstop and guess what...it worked. I have had no more calls from these alleged collectors (to whom I owe nothing). Try it!
Allison
 Jun 01st, 2009
I have been playing my own game with Tate and Karlin. I keep calling THEM and asking them how they like it. They call several times a day and although I never answer, they wake us up (we work opposite shifts). A different person answers every time and they are rude and condescending, telling me to go ahead and call the cops, telling me I am the rude one. It is kind of fun actually although I am finished calling, it's not worth my time.
Stop the calls
 May 29th, 2009
there should not be any need to not take what the person can afford at that time. Their should not be any review of the payments, so the debt collector can get more money out of you, even if have to take longer to pay. Its your debt to pay, so let people pay it with not giving them pressure.
work with me
 Jan 10th, 2009
I wonder, if they are related to the collection service Tate & Kirlin, PA, or they just scare people and are actually a fraud
J
 Oct 29th, 2008
Stop calling me Jack it is the 2nd or 3rd time
Deb
 Oct 27th, 2008
I called the number back left on my answering machine 267-672-5091 (tate and Karlin), The guy asked for my name, I gave it to him, then he began telling me he was collecting on a debt. I simply asked, "who I was speaking to" and he got very defensive, and began yelling at me saying "Hey, you called me." He gave me a SS# and asked if that were me I said no, I asked what account this was, he gave me the account number, then he gave me the DOB, street address and middle initial and phone number.
I've reported this company to the Texas Attorney Generals office.
JT
 Oct 07th, 2008
They keep calling my # too! Don't know what they want (and because I get so many junk calls,) I just hooked up my fax so they get a loud fax ringing in their ears!! All my friends and relatives call me on my cell...if I plan to talk for a while, I just call them back.
fields
 Sep 26th, 2008
I have received calls multiple times from thid company stating that I owed $292.58 from a store card but I never owe that amount. They also statted that they had sent me many letters but the truth is that we never received any mails from them. Now they want us to have a settlement to pay the debt. They had pushed me to the end of the wall to force me to pay the debt that they have no eveidents of it.
fooluu
 Sep 03rd, 2008
This guy (Clifford Smorgan) keeps calling and leaving me a message to call him at 877-672-5070 ext 524. Hew will not state what business he thinks he has with me and I don't know him nor do I owe a sole anything. It's starting to piss me off.
Bob Sarrio
 Aug 21st, 2008
This is how I sometimes handle a typical phone call from these people.
Tactic #1

Kindness! Sweet talk. Talk to them like their best friend. Don't raise your voice. Don't argue. Just keep tying kindly to get them to prove IT! If you talk to these some of these people kindly, they will get PO'd and hang up on you.

Here is Tactic #2:

Answer like this in the loudest voice you can muster:
WHAT?!!!!
WHO ARE YOU?!!!!
WHAT DO YOU WANT??!!!!
WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME?!!!
I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!!!!!
I'M COMING TO SEE YOU TONITE!!!!!
DO YOU STILL LIVE AT...Click!


This is when you hang up the phone. Remember to start the next question just as they are replying to you. Do not give them the chance to talk. Also, this has to be done quickly. Don;t want them to hang up first. My wife recently got 'Privacy Manager' (That's no fun). Now nobody calls me anymore. SHITTY!!!!
DaleRUJoking117
 Oct 08th, 2007
This #267-672-5091 and 267-407-0100 and 267-672-5091 are all related. This is a scam. If you call these # back,they got you. Don't call back. If they are for real wait until they send you something in the mail {postal}. Then bring to the police. If its real company and you claimed bankruptcy in the past few years or recent, bring a copy to a criminal lawyer and sue them for violating the bankruptcy laws {harassment}.These guys are calling my home and to kick the person they are trying to contact don't live here and nor do I even know her. What a laugh
tlemery
 Sep 20th, 2007

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