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These people call 3 to 4 times a day. They never leave a message. When you answer the phone they put you on hold.
Doesnt matter
 Oct 19th, 2010
asking for a steve
eyez
 Sep 21st, 2010
called me but i didnt answer. hope they dont call back.
Brandon Turney
 Sep 01st, 2009
This number keeps calling and hanging up when I answer the phone. On call back there is either a busy signal or they hang up the moment I get connected and say Hello. It comes up as a Waterloo, Iowa phone number unpublished and unlisted. It is also listed as a Qwest Corporation number. When I tried to go through the Qwest Corporation office for reportining harrassing phone calls, they were really uppity and said they would not try to reach them. That it is my problem. I know NO ONE in Iowa that I have any dealings with either personally or businesswise.
Joyce
 Aug 28th, 2009
They call three times a day.I don't answer. One time I did and I could hear noises from the other end but no talking.
Very strange. If this is indeed Directv, they overcharged me too. They act like a monopoly.
DAB
 Jul 16th, 2009
calls me almost everyday. i do not answer and they never leave a message.
J
 Jul 15th, 2009
Also call from 319-274-1904 and never leave a message. They call from as early as 7 am to as late as almost 9 pm. Tried to call back and most times says call cannot be completed at this time. I finally got it to ring today and voicemail said CBE Group.
Anonymousous
 Jul 15th, 2009
I called 800-925-6686 and spoke with Steve Brown. He was polite, but could not find a record of my phone number in his system. He gave me the number to their corporate office: 888-432-0130 and told me to tell them that I spoke with someone in the Des Moines office and they could not find me. I called the corporate office, she asked if I was calling from *my phone number* and I said yes. She told me the calls were for *name*. I explained that we've had this phone number for two years, and have gotten many calls for her but I am not her, nor have any information about her. She said she took care of it and the calls will stop. I hope so.
mindy
 Jul 13th, 2009
they were very rude,would not give me any info unless I verified my adress first.I didnt she hung up.....
randy
 Jun 29th, 2009
This company calles me at least 5 times a day even on my work hours. They don't leave messages or talk. It is disruption my job. I am new in my job and don't want cell phone phone ringing off the hook every 2 to 3 hours. Please stop calling me. I don't know who you are. I don't know your number and you don't leave message. Who are you?
Julie
 Jun 25th, 2009
STOP CALLING ME
KEITH
 May 30th, 2009
Woman called, stated she was from cbc group & was looking for someone with an address in an entirely different state than where I live.
Linda
 Apr 27th, 2009
I called the 800-925-6686; got Brie, she transferred me to customer service who stated they were looking for a business; told them they had the wrong number; they removed my number from their lists... (hopefully)
Laura
 Apr 21st, 2009
I called 800-925-6686 and pressed 1 twice. Advised them they have the wrong number and asked for it to be removed.
Jeremy
 Mar 17th, 2009
CBE .. would say what they wanted or why they were calling
Sam
 Mar 16th, 2009
State they were a small business firm, didnt say for waht firm and I dont have a small business
Tonya
 Mar 16th, 2009
Kept getting these calls and reporting to ftc. Today I looked up the number (319-274-1904) in the yellow pages, found the name CBE Group, 131 Tower Park Dr., Waterloo, IA 50701. Yellow pages online also directed me to their web site where I found contact numbers. I called 800-925-6686; Brie answered, transferred me to complaint dept. where Tom answered. He was very nice and looked up our number. They were indeed calling for someone who hasn't lived here in a long time. He said he was taking me out of their system and I thanked him and informed him that I had reported it to ftc several times and would continue to do so if they continued to call. I'll report back in they keep calling.
Donna
 Mar 09th, 2009
This company has called my cell phone at least 3 times per day for several weeks, never speaking. They call, I answer and then the line goes dead. When I called the number back, I received a line error signal. Finally, I decided to dial the number back via a landline and their recording answered. I then googled the company, called their customer service, chose to speak to an operator by pressing "0" and after 4 minutes and 33 seconds, the line goes dead again without ever speaking with someone.
Franklin I.
 Mar 06th, 2009
when these people call you all need to go to the federal trade commission website and file a complaint if they are not talking. if enough people call they will get fined by the ftc
craig
 Mar 05th, 2009
They call many times. We don't answer,but they never leave a message. Shows only Waterloo,IA and number. Get a life!!!!
Terry
 Mar 04th, 2009
Erica, with an european accent,(from CBE group) left a message for my husband to collect a debt...1/29/09, he doesn't owe anyone...
connie
 Jan 30th, 2009
CV Group calling from 770-984-6225. They called me repeatedly and never left a message. I finally called the number and they refused to tell me who they were so I hung up.
Don
 Jan 29th, 2009
I am extremely sick of at least twice daily phone calls from this number. I don't speak to computer phone calls and no message is left on my answering machine.Someone give me a way to block this number and a legal remedy to stop this kind of harassment!!
D. Day
 Jan 28th, 2009
I just got rid of indirectTV because the service sucks.I kept the service for longer that required by the contract. I to, have started getting these calls. I have paid my last bill in full and sent the receivers back in the boxes indirectTV supplied.
bob
 Jan 23rd, 2009
They have been calling and saying more things about whom they are looking for and what they want. I have been giving them crap about who I am and telling them to call back at certain times of the day so that I can keep them busy calling me an tying some one of them busy meking calls that way it will keep them off someone else for a short period of time. Just think, if everyone that they called asked them to call back at the same time they might reach the person they want they would go nuts. By the way they have never ID themselves once and they haave been asking for some one that has never lived here or a name that I have never known and a name that has never been used in my family.
Dave
 Jan 17th, 2009
me cago en tu madre prosti, por hacerte pasar x mi jajajaja
tiffany
 Jan 07th, 2009
Glad to read other messages to find out who these people are. I have had several calls from this number. I have never had DirectTV and certainly do not owe them any money. I have never answered their calls and do not intend to do so. Thanks for all the information.
Bea
 Dec 30th, 2008
Yep, I get a call from them frequently... shows up as CB Group. I'm trying to locate their website and see if they have a 1-800 number associated with them. I've created a nice little program to repeatedly dial a number and give jibberish messages that I would like to point their way. :)
Chuck
 Dec 14th, 2008
Keep getting hang up calls from this number. I do not and have not had Direct TV.
Carol
 Dec 04th, 2008
After reading on here that this is a collection agency for Direct TV, I called them. Neither my husband nor I have ever had Direct TV, but we did recently move so I figured this was an error on their part. When I spoke with a nice woman named Jean, she confirmed that the were calling us in error. Seems they were looking for a gentleman with the same last name as us, and my first initial. She promised we wouldn't receive any more phone calls. Hopefully we won't, but at least now if they call, I can answer and tell them to leave me alone. :)
Heather
 Dec 01st, 2008
My mother and T too, get constant annoying calls from these ridiculous people. At all times of the night and day!! We let our service go, like almost everyone else, because of the service and crazy billing tactics. Every month it was a different total and I would have to call and "change my plan" to fix it. It got really old quick! I should have never got the crap when they sent out and idiot for an installer! I should have known better then. It was a nightmare from the get-go. And with the way these crazy people are calling me-they won't get anything else from us. I will pay a more important bill twice the money before I pay them!!
Tina
 Dec 01st, 2008
When I block my call back to the Iowa number, I get a message saying that 'all circuits are busy now'. I suppose this is when they are doing their daytime blitz calling.
Other times, (in the evening, for instance when all collections persons are snug in their beds)...I get a quickly mentioned voice saying "CBE" (hardly understandable) on the outgoing message, and then a request for an extension number (which of course, I don't have).
If this is a Direct TV thing, then I can understand the desperation. I now have fiber optics, and no need for a satellite dish. Direct TV is in trouble, and it shows.
Rit Margue
 Nov 13th, 2008
I have recently terminated my account with Direct TV. Could this be a collections notice for Direct TV? I have been paying off my bill, so why is it being forwarded to this ridiculous company for collections?
I will continue to hang up on these mean women.
Rit Margue
 Nov 13th, 2008
All I get is a message stating if this is so & so, and you listen to this call, you are to call a certain number. I just hang up, but have been receiving the call about every other day lately.
ATM
 Nov 02nd, 2008
Scott West Says:
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.

Scott West
DirecTv
Albany, OR
1-541-926-4635 Field Office
1-360-885-9669 Regional Office
1-541-936-1908 Office
1-800-531-5000 Customer Service

maybe we should flood his office with calls. cause I paid my bills on time and they gave me terrible service, terrible install guys, terrible equiptment, I spent at least 20 hours in 3 months on the phone because their billing dept and techs screwed up our service so bad we cancelled it. I am not broke or poor, Direct TV has NO EXCUSE for the way they treated me and my family and I will not ever pay their "illeged" termination fee, especially after being a customer for almost 4 years on a 2 year contract, their "automatic renewal" is illegal and was not authorized in any way signed or verbally. I'd rather file bankruptcy and ruin my credit than pay them a dime.

Watch out Scott West...you'll get yours.
Dunellen NJ
 Sep 23rd, 2008
It is Direct TV's collection service, no doubt for the "early termination" fee they illegally smack you with after you endure more than your share of bullshit with their HORRIBLE service and customer service. even after 3 or 4 years of service they tried to say we were still under contract...interesting. but they were calling my cell to reach my boyfriend...thats a no no.
Christine
 Sep 23rd, 2008
THIS IS GFS FINACIAL SERVICES, THEY ARE A COLLECTION AGENTCY TRYING TO HARRASS YOU TO GET MONEY FOR SOMETHING YOU OWE, DONT FALL FOR THEIR SCAM!
AGRAVETTED
 Jul 28th, 2008
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.

Scott West
DirecTv
Albany, OR
1-541-926-4635 Field Office
1-360-885-9669 Regional Office
1-541-936-1908 Office
1-800-531-5000 Customer Service
Scott West
 Jul 11th, 2008
Saw IOWA on Caller ID. I don't answer if I don't know who/what it is.I have anonymous call rejection but guess this doesn't apply to companies and bill collectors.
Didn't leave a message.
I just read down page, I hope they don't call again! I don't and never had DirectTV. If they keep calling, well, I have Caller ID and this is one reason why.
Carrie
 Jul 10th, 2008
Got 3 calls today. Never had direct tv and this number is new to me.
aimes
 Jul 03rd, 2008
Seems that is an agency hired by Direct TV (for one) would only identify themselves as a caller for "private business matters" Now I'm even more glad we got rid of Direct TV
person
 Jun 18th, 2008
This number calls all the time(atleast 5 times a day)I work at night and sleep in the day, Most of the time they do not say anything. They will not answer my questions so I will not answer thier questions. Ask for Almir and have fun with it. Try to sell him something, He gets really p* Off and gets really upset.
Shawn
 Apr 21st, 2008
These people call everyday and say they simply want to verify my address. BS. They seem to be a collections company for DirecTV. I have told them I don't give out personal information and not to call any more. I recorded today's call and told them not to call. We'll see.
John
 Apr 18th, 2008
Getting repeated calls daily. They never leave a message. Now they've taken to calling at every hour of the day or night. I screen my calls, and until they leave a message, I'll never answer. Besides, I have a by the minute cell phone, it would cost me to answer. Getting real tired of the harassment though.
Dale
 Apr 18th, 2008
410-347-5600 is C.R. Dynamics (caller ID)
Stayed on the line but wouldn't leave a message.


I'm pretty sure it's a collection agency for my daughter.
I believe their website to be
http://www.crdynamics.com/
Annoyed
 Mar 18th, 2008
we keep getting phone calls from this guy he won't leave us alone he is harressing my daughter can you do something about it? his name is Joe Gardner his phone number is 570-362-8813
carol horner
 Mar 13th, 2008
Heard it was a collection agency for directv
Amanda Pulliam
 Mar 02nd, 2008
This number belongs to The CBE Group, Inc. The corporate and operations center is located at 131 Tower Park Drive, Suite 100, Waterloo, Iowa 50701. Their toll free number is 800-925-6686 and an alternative direct phone number is 319-833-1237. They have an office in West Des Moines, Iowa as well. According to CBE Group's web site, "The CBE Group Inc., (CBE) is a privately owned accounts receivable management company." Another contact avenue is at http://www.cbegroup.com. To stop getting phone calls from this bill collector, simply tell them that you do not desire to receive phone calls and request that further communications be handled in a written format. Legally, they must comply with your request. If you sense that they may not co-operate with your written format request, simply tell them that you are reporting them to the Commission's Fair Credit Collections division and ask for their name or the name of their immediate supervisor. Most likely, they will immediately hang up the phone because they know that you know something about Federal fair collections procedures. Take it from me, it works!
Chris
 Feb 23rd, 2008
No message left on my voice mail to indicate the nature of the call. Other entries below indicate a connection to DirecTV and I too have "issues" with DirecTV so I am assuming that this is DTV's endeavor to prompt me into action - of some sort.
Chris
 Feb 23rd, 2008
Get calls from this number starting early in the morning and not stopping until 9ish. They never leave a message. I don't know anyone from Iowa so I don't answer. They should leave a message.
Amber
 Nov 21st, 2007
I was receiving about 10 calls a day every day till 10p.m. I called the number and they automatically knew it was me and I told them they had the wrong number. I hope they listen and stop calling me. I do believe they might be with DirectTV since I cancelled my account after they over charged me.
Lizzy
 Oct 19th, 2007
I get this nuber too. They never say what they want, just that they have "personal business" to discuss with me. I, of course, never fess up to being me. Its fun to mess with them anyway. I told them that I died, I told them I was now a women and until they use my new name, I would not talk to them, it fun....
Hoops
 Oct 17th, 2007
I think it is illegal to call with a prerecorded message.twice a day for two months and im on the national no acll list for over a year now..they wont stop calling and ive told them they no longer have my permisson to call. thay are breaking the law and no one can stop them.I think we should call them back and blow a whisle at them that would let them know just how annoyed we are at them..
azcowboy
 Oct 12th, 2007
Just looked up the phone number on phone reverse directory. I can buy the full report and activity for that number for 14.95, which I'm not going to do, however, they ARE NOT a collection company because the number is registered as a residential number. The name is available on the report if it's purchased. It's a phising number. DO NOT give any personal information whatsoever.
Mandy
 Oct 08th, 2007
I receive these calls almost daily and just recently did at 5:41 p.m PST. NO one ever responds...no noise whatsoever.
Mandy
 Oct 08th, 2007
I receive almost daily calls from this number. No one responds ever.
Mandy
 Oct 08th, 2007
I have just found out after a number of calls that these calls have been made by a collection agency owned by Directv. I
Cecil
 Sep 28th, 2007
STOP CALLING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marie
 Sep 21st, 2007
this number always called twice a day.
chris
 Sep 19th, 2007
Everytime I answer their calls, I get no answer on the other end. They call twice daily: once in the early afternoon, once in the very late evening.
Jenny
 Sep 13th, 2007
Its a collection agency. Trust Me!!! I called it back.
Jenna
 Aug 30th, 2007
I have been called by this number repeatedly this week, at all times of the day. They never leave a message and I have not answered the phone. Melissadata shows it is from Iowa. I live in 95065. Most recent call was 8-29-07 @ 9:32am PT
chad
 Aug 29th, 2007
No caller ID and no message left. I don'tknow anyone in this area code.
Cheryl
 Aug 24th, 2007
Called saying they were CBE Group.
I wasn't the person they were looking for
John
 Aug 24th, 2007
I keep getting calls from this number on my cell phone while I am at work. I am not able to answer the call when I am at work. When I am able to answer to find out who it is they never say anything and hung up. I don't know who they are or what they want but they need to stop calling my cell phone it is on the National DNC but they keep calling. they called me at 7:51pm on 08/08/07, 8:52am on 08/09/07, 8:20pm 08/09/07, and 8:28am on 08/10/07 so far haven't gotten any today but it is still early. Wish they would stop calling my damn cell phone it is not free it is costing me my minutes.
Char
 Aug 11th, 2007
They start calling at 7:30am and don't stop till 10:30pm. I live in Texas. I think 7:30am till 10:30pm is just a little outrageouse and they never leave a message!!
Carrie
 Aug 09th, 2007
for the last few months i've been getting this phone call from 319 area code finally i answered the call the girl kept asking me all kinds of questions about my name , address,social exc. i refused to give it to her and kept asking her who she was she would not tell me , i called back the number and a girl answered by saying " hello " is this a real business ? anyways they call all hours of the night and day , this is a form of harrassment ?
mendy
 Jul 28th, 2007
I am sick and tired of them calling. They call everyday sometimes twice a day!!!!
Victoria
 Jul 27th, 2007
This is CBE group - they're hired by DirecTV to collect outstanding balances.
Bob
 Jul 24th, 2007
I started getting calls from them too, but they won't say what they do, just that they are a "multifuntional" company.
Gianna
 Jul 24th, 2007
Called at 8:47 no one was there, several calls from this area code with no one there. Anyone know what is up, is it not safe to answer?
Annoyed
 Jul 18th, 2007
I get up to 6 calls a day from this number at all hours, several after 8 pm. This has been going on for 2 months straight. I never had anything to do with DirctTV which I have always felt sucks when compared to cable. Fortunately I have a call log on my expensive phone system and have documented all calls and times (computer driven), I am on telemarkers do not call list. I personally took this agency to court over harassment and our judgement is pending. It is illegal for a company to repeatedly call "on the assumption that you are a former Direct TV customer" and this was their downfall. We will settle out of court, I have kept my court costs low because my wife is a trial attorney (we made this our weekend project). To make a long story short, many of this collecting agency's information is incorrect and they have bought caller information from various distributors, we will win our case based on unfair and unlawful business practices.
Bob
 Jul 10th, 2007
I have received calls from this number quite often. But I do not pick up a number I do not recognize. When I did the research, I found about this site. Suprisingly we also disconnected our Direct TV account as they had no reception and were asking us 140 dollars to get the problem rectified!
msb
 Jul 03rd, 2007
has called twice... no speaking just blank - then hang up on their end
cee
 Jun 29th, 2007
i thought these people could only call mon-fri? i recieved a call on sat and on sun after 5 pm. They just called, when I didn't answer they hung up.I returned the call and asked that they conduct business during business hours.
kel
 Jun 24th, 2007
The females who call our home would not propertly identify themselves and wanted my husband to verify his social over the phone. They would not give us any informaton regarding the phone call unless I identified myself as the wife and I refused since they would answer any of my questions as to why they were calling MY house. They are very rude.
Rocky
 Jun 21st, 2007
When I answered they asked for my social security number. I asked why then hung up. They never ID themselves.
JT
 Jun 21st, 2007
They called today; when answered phone they hung up. I called them back. They wanted me to identify myself. I refused and hung up. They called back. We finally were able to determine that the person they are looking for is the person I purchased my home from a few months ago. MY home # is non published. They will not explain how they got my number or how they associated MY HOME # with the previous home owner. I am asking a federal court tomorrow for an injunction. Calling and hanging up on me is harrassment. I had to be transferred to 4 different people just to get the company's name and physical address. I am also contacting the Iowa Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau.
Brad K
 Jun 14th, 2007
I just contacted the FCC and emailed the chairman asking him to ban all annoying computer generated phone calls. I also contacted these people at CBE Groupe owner of this number and threatened to sue them if they called again. Their number is 800-925-6686
Ray
 May 30th, 2007
They continued calling after I told them not to do so, up to five times per day, then I began using extremely foul language, calling either male or female, the most disgusting foul words I know, and they began hanging up, and the calls stopped after me having to resort to my tactic. called from 319-274-1904
JIM
 May 29th, 2007
Received a call they wanted me to call an 800 number
Ray Broussard
 May 24th, 2007
They start calling from 7:am and dont stop i got a call at 10:30 pm last night i get from 5 to 15 calls a day
RC
 May 20th, 2007
It's a DirectTV collection agency, this happened to me too, and they were VERY rude & highly unprofessional. We made a complaint to manager
Jen
 May 17th, 2007
this number has called my cell phone more then once in the last 2 weeks and its the same time in the morn. 8:45.
i dont know any one out there.
Chad
 May 03rd, 2007
wouldnt say what they wanted.asked me to confirm my mailing address and social
joseph
 May 01st, 2007
This caller is really getting on my last""" nerve.The person he is asking for do not live @this address.
Sara
 Apr 26th, 2007
the number they calling me from is 319-274-1904
kc
 Apr 23rd, 2007
These people call approx 6 times a day. Everytime they call they refuse to tell me how they are or what they want. When I ask them this they always say "you know who I am calling on behalf of and why." then just sit there. I usually end up hanging up on them as they don't say anything more. THIS IS GETTING VERY ANNOYING!!!!! How can I resolve the problem/pay the bill/whatever if they will not tell me anything!
Lily
 Apr 12th, 2007
Have received over 5 calls from this number. THey are looking for my son, say they can't talk to me. They say it is personal and won't talk to me. They were very rude when I called them backWho are they?
Sue
 Apr 11th, 2007
This is a collection company. My Direct Tv account went to them for collections.
Eric
 Apr 05th, 2007
I have a few calls from this the last being 852am on 3-31-07 Female vocies have left messages that I can not understand.
Paul Buffington
 Apr 01st, 2007
Direct TV for outstanding balance for sure, they call me and it was my father-in-law's old bill. very rude people.
Melissa
 Mar 23rd, 2007
repeated relentless calls
nancy
 Mar 15th, 2007
After reading these reports, I gathered I was on DirecTV's sh*tlist, and called them to find out why. Although I cancelled my account with them several months ago, my service was bundled through Verizon, who was also supposed to be responsible for billing for them. Turns out Verizon never collected for DirecTV, so all service I had received during my contract was unpaid. I paid the balance, received a confirmation number, then called the "Iowa Call" number listed in my caller ID. I provided them with the confirmation number and they said my account would be taken out of collections. Although I don't like their practices, once I dealt with them directly, they seemed fair enough. Hopefully the calls will stop now. I'm glad this service is here, so I could know who they were and be prepared when I called them.
GiacomoHoldini
 Mar 13th, 2007
This number calls our home atleast twice a day. We had direct tv for a short period of time and switched to dish network. This Erica leaves a message to call her toll free number. She even calls on Sunday. Now that I know who it is, she is going to get told off. Thanks for the info. I will also contact the FCC. It is time to stop this kind of harrassment. I almost accused my new boyfriend of doing something shady.
T Pletz
 Mar 13th, 2007
This caller called me everyday at 8:00am and 9:00pm every day for weeks non stop. These people should be stop because of harassment law. They should be sued and we all split the money up.
Mark
 Mar 13th, 2007
Keep getting calls from this number
Jerry
 Mar 12th, 2007
Called this morning. IA
Ted s.
 Mar 08th, 2007
Shows up as "Iowa Call". It's a collection agency for DirecTV.
M
 Mar 05th, 2007
No name on Caller ID, only the number. No message left. I am in zip area 54241.
Darren
 Mar 03rd, 2007

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