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Here's just some Portfolio Recovery Associates' numbers

404-921-2537

407-347-4014

954-622-9827

859-586-9557

620-662-8870

678-275-8928

731-984-7690

205-588-8181

731-215-8010

702-410-7497

702-410-7489

702-410-7076

702-410-7069

407-347-6414

412-235-6111

404-592-5171

404-719-4368

757-961-3544

407-347-4021

205-423-4020

847 994 2540

518 207 3602

404 921 2521

484 489 2841

484 489 2840

626 209 2244

626 209 2241

800 772 1413

410 575 1863

620 662 1492

859 918 0780

678 265 1576

678 265 1568

858 346 1184

800 860 0644

443 313 1382

443 313 1381

412 282 1423

412 282 1422

412 282 1421

440 580 0721

440 580 0720

877 803 0008

757 864 0020

914 513 0163

571 261 0047
Watchman
 Jun 25th, 2013
This group are calling on old debts and beware as they call from SEVERAL NUMBERS. This is a new one for me as I have them all listed on my phone to ensure I don't answer. Here are a couple: 407-347-4014, 404-592-5171, 412-282-1420, 443-313-1380, 678-262-1568, 858-346-1184, 510-355-1780 and new: 626-209-2241. DO NOT ANSWER THESE CALLS WHAT SO EVER OR THEY WILL CONTINUE TO CALL YOU AND BOTHER YOU!!! TX RESIDENT!!!
TX RESIDENT
 May 24th, 2011
Class Action filed Against Portfolio Recovery Associates
http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/case/telephone-consumer-protection-act-violations-class.html?ref=newsletter_bca

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida on behalf of all persons in the State of Florida who, since February 18, 2011, received a non-emergency telephone call from PRA to a cellular telephone through the use of an automatic telephone dialing system or an artificial or prerecorded voice and who did not provide prior express consent for such calls during the transaction that resulted in the debt owed.
Oklahoma
 Apr 22nd, 2011
Portfolio Recovery ASSOCIATES...ONE OF THE WORST BUYERS OF DEBTS THAT ARE PAST STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS. DON'T GIVE THEM THE TIME OF DAY.
NONYA
 Mar 10th, 2011
Add yet another number for my call blocker from these dirt-bags!
Tracy S
 Jan 31st, 2011
They call about 5 or more per day. They use several numbers but please don't answer. They always call around income tax time for debt that is past statue of limitations. BEWARE!!!
Mc
 Jan 17th, 2011
Answered after seeing it was from Atlanta GA.....when I answered I said nothing. Noone on the other end....heard a click....then nothing.....GET A LIFE YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES.....do you think if we were made of and rolling in fucking money we'd be in debt!!!
Beefeater
 Jan 09th, 2011
These fine folks call 4,5,6,7,8 times per day. They use multiple phone #s - 412-282-1420, 404-592-5171, 205-588-8181, spoof their id to "unidentified" several times a day, and probably use many other numbers I don't know about. Best solution: use caller id. If you don't recognize the number or if it's "unidentified", just don't answer. No legitimate business EVER has a need to hide or spoof their phone number. If it is a legitimate call, they will leave a message. Telling PortRecoveryScum nicely that they have the wrong number does no good at all. It simply encourages them to call more. Don’t waste time trying to be nice or help them. They won’t stop calling.
pwr
 Dec 23rd, 2010
These fine folks call 4,5,6,7,8 times per day. They use multiple phone #s - 412-282-1420, 404-592-5171, 205-588-8181, spoof their id to "unidentified" several times a day, and probably use many other numbers I don't know about. Best solution: use caller id. If you don't recognize the number or if it's "unidentified", just don't answer. No legitimate business EVER has a need to hide or spoof their phone number. If it is a legitimate call, they will leave a message. Telling PortRecoveryScum nicely that they have the wrong number does no good at all. It simply encourages them to call more. Don’t waste time trying to be nice or help them. They won’t stop calling.
pwr
 Dec 23rd, 2010
These fine folks call 4,5,6,7,8 times per day. They use multiple phone #s - 412-282-1420; 404-592-5171; 205-588-8181; spoof their id to "unidentified" several times a day, and probably use many other numbers I don't know about. Best solution: use caller id. If you don't recognize the number or if it's "unidentified", just don't answer. No legitimate business EVER has a need to hide or spoof their phone number. If it is a legitimate call, they will leave a message. Telling PortRecoveryScum nicely that they have the wrong number does no good at all. It simply encourages them to call more. Don’t waste time trying to be nice or help them. They won’t stop calling.
pwr
 Dec 23rd, 2010
ID said Atlanta, GA
Annette
 Dec 20th, 2010
Calls about once or twice a day. Trying to collect on a debt from 10 years ago. I just hang up.
Sleeper
 Dec 20th, 2010
Ms. Dee, verbal cease-comms do not work on pushy collectors like PRA. Follow my advice from a month ago if you want a real solution.
Resident47
 Dec 20th, 2010
They call from various numbers, leave long messages and I've called MANY times to tell them that the person that they are looking for is NOT at this number. Then they question me...
Ms. Dee
 Dec 20th, 2010
A third party collections rep is generally paid either a meager wage or entirely on commission, or some hybrid. Call activity is motivated aggressively by the pit bosses, who constantly hold everyone's job for hostage to meet periodic revenue goals.
Resident47
 Dec 19th, 2010
We have a new phone no. and these wizzrds are calling
for the old owner of this number.

But they don't give a ratz hiney. They must get paid by the call?
Jeff
 Dec 19th, 2010
Hey consumers,

Did You Receive a IRS 1099-C from Junk Debt Collector Portfolio Recovery Associates?
SBM Staff


Originally I had read about Portfolio Recovery Associates Inc. sending out questionable IRS 1099-C Misc Income statements in October 2009. From what I have gathered are: (1) these are time barred debts (past state statute of limitations), (2) that the amounts being reported are the face value of an alleged debt, when Portfolio Recovery Associated may have only paid pennies on the dollars for the debts that they are sending 1099’s for, and (3) consumer has never done business with Portfolio Recovery Associates (no business to consumer transaction), (4) no products or services we provided to the consumer by Portfolio Recovery Associates, (5) that Portfolio Recovery Associates may or may not have proper documentation of the debt.

From a FMD Consumer reader (March 1, 2010)

Portfolio Recovery -
Portfolio Fraud
 Dec 13th, 2010
Find out about their illegal activities, trying to collect old SOL - STATUTE OF LIMITATION expired debts from clueless people!

Google: "portfolio recovery scam".

Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau or your State Attorney General - and block their calls:

Google: "phone call blockers" - they can be purchased for little money at eBay

Some call blockers:
• Uniden DECT1288 blocks up to 20 numbers, plus Private and Unknown, with the reject tone, without ringing the phone.
• Panasonic KX-TG106 blocks up to 30 numbers, plus all unidentified callers, with a busy tone, after the phone rings once.
• JF Teck Caller ID with Ring Controller blocks up to 70 numbers, and can be set to always allow up to 100 to ring through.

By the way, if you want to set up your phone to forward their calls to the Federal Trade Commission, here's the number to use:
1-877-382-4357

These pests buy very old junk debts for pennies on the dollar with expired statue of limitation, than use illegal harassment tactics trying to intimidate uninformed individuals to pay money for this junk debt, which is noncollectable since the statue of limitations has long expired. Never ever agree to pay ANYTHING to these law breaking rats, since by doing so you would void your statue of limitation protection. Google: \"Portfolio Recovery Associates Scam\" to find out more about their lawless behavior, send a letter requesting validation of debt [Google how to do so] and report them to your Attorney General, the FTC. They have many law suits pending against them. Don\'t fall for their scam - block their calls, or send a \"cease and desist\" letter [Google] or simply ignore them, or answer and sing a song or whatever. Fight these slimy roaches!! Good luck!
Scam Alert
 Dec 13th, 2010
just another scumbag that buys old expired debits for pennys on the dollar, if you even acknowledge them they start the debit clock back to zero.....so if you ever pick up the phone I would suggest the only info you give is to tell them to F--k off then hang up.....
GG
 Dec 13th, 2010
This is another phone number Portfolio recovery uses. they have over 50
California BA
 Nov 29th, 2010
PRA is certainly among the worst 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.
Resident47
 Nov 26th, 2010
debt recovery use's multiple numbers
NORM
 Nov 22nd, 2010
This people are harssesing me on the phone.According to them it was a past debt.First off i dont know the person they asked for.And they got pissed off when i went to ask them in full detail who they was.And ask them to stoping calling this number.People dont give out any personal info to this people be for warned in advance.
John Doe
 Nov 22nd, 2010
no message left, A@#!'s The caller is Portfolio Recovery.
t
 Nov 22nd, 2010
no message
t
 Nov 22nd, 2010

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