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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
Kinney, the ''Portfolio'' part of PRA's name does not refer to the stock market. This is a debt collector, a known scofflaw to be sure. Did you not bother to read any part of this thread before commenting? If a debt collector calls, it *already has* your number and often your mailing address!

If you want to file complaints, try the FTC and attorneys general. However, if you want personal satisfaction, *you* have to understand the relevant laws and confront PRA yourself. You have options and rights if you learn how to use them. Here's the federal rulebook:
http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpajump.shtm
Resident47
 Jun 20th, 2011
Kat, I had asked you before in January not to lift my entries on this site without attribution. Most of your third paragraph in this thread is my work, which I've used a lot on WCU. Again, I don't hold a copyright grudge, but should you return, please stop passing my text as your own.
http://whocalled.us/lookup/954-678-4804

Also, if you'd actually followed my advice, you would already know as a ''not me'' case to send PRA a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with card. Sitting there in a lather while blocking and ignoring calls will do no good against the hundreds of numbers PRA calls from.
Resident47
 Jun 20th, 2011
I continue to receive calls from some scam artist who is trying to get me to answer his calls so he can get my phone number as well as my location the reason I know that thes individual or group of individuals are trying to get different information is that Ihave never had a portfolio and I do not play the market so if it is at all possible put the FCC asnd the FTC on their trail and stop all the scam artists from getting the so calledinformation from unsuspecting people.
r.a. kinney
 Jun 20th, 2011
When I answered the phone with my business name, all they do is hang up. No messages left
EHAE
 Jan 27th, 2011
Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRA) called today at 9:50 am from 412-282-1420, then called again tonight at 8:04 pm from a different number 440-580-0720 http://whocalled.us/lookup/4405800720

They never leave a message, so I do not know who they are looking for. So far, they have called eleven times, this week, from eleven different numbers. ARG!!! I refuse to answer!!! If they want to speak to someone, they need to leave a message, and state who they are calling. I just keep blocking their numbers, and put my phone on Night Mode, so the phone does not ring, while I am sleeping. I have no Credit Cards, and no other Bills, so who ever they are looking for, does not live here.

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. File your complaint here: ftccomplaintassistant.gov Learn your rights at FTC.gov. See also your State Laws for additional support.

Also, just forward all unknown numbers to the Federal Trade Commission (1-877-382-4357).
Kat
 Jan 21st, 2011
Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRA) called today at 9:50 am from 412-282-1420, then called again tonight at 8:04 pm from a different number 440-580-0720. They never leave a message, so I do not know who they are looking for. So far, they have called eleven times, this week, from eleven different numbers. ARG!!! I refuse to answer. If they want to speak to someone, they need to leave a message, and state who they are calling. I just keep blocking their numbers, and put my phone on Night Mode, so the phone does not ring, while I am sleeping. I have no Credit Cards, and no other Bills, so who ever they are looking for, does not live here.
Kat
 Jan 21st, 2011
Here is a lil diddy for them.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwUnDkIPD3A
lost posterior
 Jan 21st, 2011
You mean the Martha Kunkle debacle, Ralph? I just got through summarizing that lovely story:
http://whocalled.us/lookup/205-588-8181
Resident47
 Jan 12th, 2011
These ass wipes are using dead people to sign off on Debt that's time barred! Everything they have there hands into is 99.99% made up. What's with these idiots out of Virginia Beach, another meca of misfits!
Ralph
 Jan 11th, 2011
Really, Dan. Calling at 08:17 in your time zone is perfectly fine for collectors under Federal law. There is a thirteen hour daily window, beginning at 08:00. If you have already sent the collector any notice of your availability by voice, or your state law differs, then you have a valid issue.

Ironhead, there might be an agency somewhere which tries to reset SoL based on merely answering a call, but it would likely never hold legal water. What the collector generally wants to elicit is some verbal response which pins a person to a debt account. Alternatively, you can refuse all questions and obtain a mailing address, if you think your lips may sink ships.
Resident47
 Jan 06th, 2011
Really? 0817 in the morning?
Dan
 Jan 06th, 2011
the scumbags have called me with just about every area code in the U.S........just another scum that buys very old debits for pennys on the dollar.......if you even acknowledge them they will start your debit clock back to zero....if you pick up by accident the only info I'd suggest you tell them is to F--k OFF then hang up....
ironhead
 Dec 17th, 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 to the 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.
PortfolioR Scam
 Dec 12th, 2010
Portofolio Recovery is collectiona agency for Bank of America and FIA Credit Cards, they trash , use to call several times a day using different area codes .......... STOP BANKING WITH BANK OF AMERICA
sp
 Dec 10th, 2010
Trying to collect a debt that was paid off 15 years ago and is no longer valid.
MM
 Dec 09th, 2010
Another one to add to the "Do Not Answer" section of my phone :)
Sharona
 Nov 26th, 2010
I'd agree with all but #2 and part of #5. Collection efforts should be documented and monitored for violations of your rights, which happen every day across the industry. If your "interaction" is a lawsuit for those violations, the reward from judgment may be substantial indeed.

Learn how to exercise your rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot gov.
Resident47
 Nov 26th, 2010
(440) 580-0720 is Portfolio Recovery Associates. In my opinion:

1) Do not answer these calls and do not return these calls.
2) Ignore them.
3) Spend time, money, and effort developing ways to passively ignore these folks.
4) Your credit rating is always harmed by paying collectors of charged-off and bankrupt consumer debt.
5) Nothing of substantial good for the debtor ever comes from interaction with Portfolio Recovery Associates. Ever.
phred
 Nov 26th, 2010

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