they called me asked me if I was so and so and if my date of birth was such and such. That is illegal. If they are a debt collector, they have no right to give out personal information on someone when they don't even know who they are talking to. Not only that, but they called again and claimed they were from a federal agency, and they clearly are not. So, they give out personal information about people, and they misrepresent who they are. These are violations of the Debt Collection Act.
CBE Group Inc
POd Callee Aug 30th, 2010
He wouldn't tell me what CBE stood for and wanted me to verify my address or the last 4 of my social. I told him I didn't know any Chaz and was not going to give out my info. He finally said he'd call back when I was going to be more professional about it and hung up. Me be more professional? Hello he was calling me. They need to lose my number because I will never speak to them again.
Dominic Quitoni Aug 28th, 2010
They called me at 7 CST this morning. They called again at 1pm. I answer the phone and they don't say anything? I just hang up obviously. So bizarre.
This # is a scam!! I got a request from this same person(s)/Company requesting personal information for payment on some lessons I was giving. They went on to say they had a daughter who was going to move down and needed some lessons while she was here and so on. they asked me for my full name, home address & ph#. That is enough to get them started which posed the RED FLAG so I tested them just to make sure since, you just never know, and all I listed was my first name and ph# and what do you know I get a call within 5 mins but I didn't answer. I heard the Voice mail they left and I guess they didn't realize the phone was off the hook but you could hear a few people talking in the background to other people like ourselves requesting bank information so they could wire the $$. So busted and how sad that we cant even trust those who are honest and need our services without being on edge about who to trust nowadays. SCAMMERS!
2 calls in the last two days. Called them back to find out why and spoke to Debra and Tim. They are looking for a whole list of people who I don't know. Assured me my number will be removed. I called them at 800-899-7051
Aren't they supposed to wait till after 9AM to make these calls? They called me at 8:00AM and then when you answer they are snotty and its not me they are looking for.
The calling number is not useful in getting someone on the phone since all of the voicemail boxes it transfers to are full. However, I was able to find out who they are trying to reach (nobody I know) at my number and the associated account # when the automated system read the # I called from. By calling the toll-free number provided on this blog 800-925-6686
, I reached an operator. I told her that they were calling a wrong # and that I wanted my number removed from their records. She transferred me to "Jean" who said she would remove my number, but began ranting at me ("that's CRAP...!!!) when I said I had to track them down on the internet since they were calling & hanging up and no live person would pick up at 319-234-6686
. Since there are laws against their practices, and since Jean jumped down my throat and became obnoxious, I am not too confident that they are going to stop harassing me. Therefore, I decided to report them to the FCC. http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm If we all take a few minutes to report them, this nonsense may finally stop. Best of luck, everyone.
rappunzell Jul 09th, 2010
7/7/10 - 12:18 p.m. Call from 319-274-1902 that hung up as soon as I picked up on the 2nd ring. We are a business with our numbers listed on the DNC list. For over a month one of our numbers has been receiving at least 2 calls daily from 714-364-4442
-CBE Group located in Placentia, California. It either hangs up as soon as answered or once got a recorded message to hold the line and then disconnected. We stopped answering those & after weeks I reported them to DNC. Today, a call came through from the 319 area code and I find it is also CBE Group but this time out of Iowa. I am not waiting weeks to report this number. I am doing it NOW! For the few commenters who said just pay your bill, I agree & if you can't, try to work with the provider, but obviously CBE is wrongly calling many people & the person in our office getting those calls pays her bills, does not even do business with any of those listed in the comments & has never been turned over to any debt collector. These kind of "businesses" need to be cracked down on. They are harrassing businesses and many innocent people.
This company should be prosecuted for harassment. I have my first initial listed instead of my full first name and they constantly call my landline asking for different people whose names start with "A" (Anthony, Alouetta, Antoine, etc., etc.). If a person did this they could be criminally charged; it should be the same for this company. I have blocked four of their numbers so far, but it is a problem because they have so many! Understand, I do not owe any debt and they are just calling my house to randomly try to match up the initial of my first name with someone in their files! I am thinking of sending them a cease and desist letter if that will do any good.
This company calls multiple times a day and never leaves a message. I have no idea who they are and I don't plan to call them back to see.
I have been taking care of my sister and this person keeps calling her ( she is sick in bed with depression and a breakdown and they will not tell me why they are calling it is very upseting to her infact she even had me contact her ATTY.He said don't speak to them.I have other things to make her feel safe I surely don't need this group as I am very old myself.Please block her phone#
I have NEVER had direct tv. I have never in my life had an outstanding debt or collection, I work in finances!! They call our house at least five times a day as early as 8am and as late as 9pm. I finally just blocked all numbers that came up CB group on the caller ID.
I just figured them out. This is the "new" name they are calling under. The old one is "access receivable management". My old car insurance company says I owe them $32.00. But they "lost" all the paper work I sent them to drop the coverage on a car I didn't own anymore. So I fought them on this for 2 years. They lost the proof over 5 different times. So I was this CB Group to collect the 2 grand my old insurance company owed my. I even sent them all the proper proof. But the management explained to me that they didn't work for private citizens......and now still call me for a debt they know to be incorrect.
I love the phone calls that hang up when you answer and then call beck 5 minutes later and say nothing.
Collecting debt for Direct TV - they call constantly and do not leave a message - I finally called them...
Funny. Never had Direct TV but yet you asses call me constantly. Get a real job!
calls 5 times a day and into the night every day i wish i can block them and the unknown calls that call all the time.
This is a debt collector for a company I owe money to. I will not ever pay them no matter how much they call.
On behalf of DirecTv, I am hereby authorized to send each and every account that has outstanding balances to CBE for collections. This is my job. Pay your bills on time and in full, and we would not have to do this. Being poor/broke is not an excuss, you ordered the service, you pay the bill.
DEAR DEADBEATS Nov 22nd, 2008
look like 15 times someone would get it by now (IT'S THE WRONG NUMBER DUMB ASS).HIRE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT THROUGH SCHOOL AND WE WANT HAVE THIS PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Someone called the other day, 10/21/08, from (319) 274-1902 and asked for someone who doesn't even live here. The funny thing is that the phone line they called on is unpublished and unlisted, plus on the National Do Not Call List and we still got the call.
they called us trying to collect a debt that is not ours. these collection companies, when they receive a new acct to collect on, just google the persons name and then just start calling anyone with the same name without comfirming SS# or even to see if their addresses are the same. There is someone out their with our same name who owes alot of $ and we keep on getting his calls. I am sick of it and I'm not sure how to get it to stop!!
innocent person Aug 29th, 2008
This company has been calling my house 5 ot 6 times a day from 7am to 10pm. They do not say anything when I pick up and if I let the machine pick it up they do not leave a message. I have no outstanding bills this is harrasment. I did try to call the company and only get a voicemail box.
When I picked up, another recording message answered asking me to call.
when i called back, nobody picks up
No Message, Caller keeps calling and hangs up after the third ring. Finally got someone on the phone, asked them to state their business and they refused. Told them no one but spoke English at this number and they refused to speak to me. Caller said he would get someone who spoke Spanish to call. I advised caller our number was on the Do not call list. I also said I would report the number unless he stated his business. He refused and I hung up.
maybe if you paid your bills they wouldnt call
They call every four hours for a person who does not have this number any longer. They continue to call, one time it was 11:30pm! They either will be silent, hang up or there is an automatic recording. When I called them, that is when they told me who they were calling for and I advised them that they had the wrong person. They wanted me to fax in my cell phone bill with the number and my name, my drivers license and statement from the phone company that the number was the wrong number for their person. I refused to fax in my bill and license, but I did eventually have my cell phone company send them a statement that their person of interest had the number before me and does not use that number any longer. This did not stop them. My cell phone comapany was able to block their incoming number in their system since it was an extreme circumstance (phone companies CAN do this), however this company has now found a way to either use a different number or make it private. I had to block calls now from private numbers. So now the calls are down to an average of 3 a day from this company. I just ignore them.
When answering machine came on a woman was talking to a college and she left no message. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PATRICIA ROCCO SHE DOES NOT LIVE HERE..STOP CALLING ME
They are calling for my mom's former caregiver who doesn't live here. My mom is 88 yrs old, and we don't need this harassment, yet they refuse to investigate to see that this is not her number. Not only are they harassing us, they are deceiving their "clients" who think they are calling the right person.
8-892-4708. please return call. (message truncated from front, no area code was left on machine)
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!
RAY called stating he was from CB Group asking to confirm my ID. I refused to confirm anything for him since he would not tell me the nature of the call.
Why does this company keep calling for someone does not live here. I don't think the person they call for ever had this number either.
They are a harassing collection agency hired by big credit card co. Mine was Shell Gas. They call at 6 am to 10 pm sometimes. VERY ANNOYING!!
Is this a legitimate collection agency. Our id was stollen and it has been hell with these guys ever since. They claim they are the real deal. Collection agency who cleans up for Chase Bank Master Card Services.
THIS NUMBER HAS BEEN CALLING MY HOUSE 3 OR 4 TIMES A DAY...EVERYDAY....WHAT THE HELL
This number calls every SINGLE day!Either hang up after three rings or computer talking on the other end. I called this number back yesterday, and a man answered, told me it was a XXX group, then hang up on me!
GUESS SAID THAT IS COLLECTION AGENCY CBE GROUP INC.
CHECK THIS NUMBER IN THE FORUM.
dont call 707-477-4916
anymore. she's only 14 years old and she cannot have a credit card. DONT CALL ANYMORE OTHERWISE WE WILL BE CALLING THE POLICE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
Jayne Fowler Jul 14th, 2007
They are caling all the time. In the past 4 days I have gotten 12 calls from this number. Evertime it is a recording that saies.. connecting call and then silent.
The number belongs to a collection agency. I called them back and spoke to four different agents because we kept getting disconnected or they were releasing the call. Turns out they were trying to get a hold of the previous owner of my phone number.
they keep calling but do not leave a message. I finally called them to see who they were looking for!!
CBE is collection agency for Citibank/Union 76 Gas credit card.
This company is constantly calling. Most times everyday and several times a day. Man, whoever their trying to call doesn't even live here anymore.. i'm new to my area, a month now and the first phone call was from them and they haven't stopped since!!!!!!
Getting an average of two calls per day on our new line. Have reported it to the FCC complaint line several times and encourage fines.
No one on the line. Rang three times
called asking for a Randall Prichett. He must have been who had this phone before. They call at just before 9am almost every other day. They hang up, when they actually say something, right after I tell them it is not his phone. However, they keep calling.
I keep getting calls from this number. They usually hang up. when they do leave a message it is to call 866-896-5257
this is a number left by a caller from Iowa. the number called freom was 319-274-1902
. A collection agency of some kind.
This number has been on my ID for a few weeks.
I deleted it a little over an hour ago and it's back on there again.
If I can get an address of this place I am going to start sending them my junk mail once a week.
The CBE Group Inc.
131 Tower Park Drive
Waterloo, IA 50701
CEO: Thomas Penaluna
Telephone harassment is illegal, file complaints, go to court, what ever, make these jerks pay!!!
If they are looking for Don or amy hammond they no longer have this #. Do not call this # looking for them.
This company is a collection agency in Waterloo, IA. One of their clients is BP Amoco credit cards. A computer calls your number, and when you answer they will answer if they have a live operator to connect you with. Otherwise, you could get a taped message, or a hang up.
D. Linquent Dec 18th, 2006
Silence on the other end.
There's silence on the other end everytime I pick the phone for this phone number. Why are they calling all the time?