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Horrible update. There IS a Commonwealth Financial Network in Stamford (well, Monroe), CT, and also uses phone number 203-487-9969. They are supposed to be the largest brokerage around. Equally massive would be Commonwealth Financial Systems, the debt collection agency hated and headquartered at 245 Main Street, Dickson City, PA 18519, whose phone number also is: 570-347-1115. Not confusing...at all! If you have stock (you probably do, through your employer) AND debt (you must if you live in America), then it could be either one. For all we know, both are owned by the same people. (Odds are, however, that their persistence marks them as a collections agency.)
Angry Confused
 Oct 22nd, 2012
Horrible update. There IS a Commonwealth Financial Network in Stamford (well, Monroe), CT, and also uses phone number 203-487-9976. They are supposed to be the largest brokerage around. Equally massive would be Commonwealth Financial Systems, the debt collection agency hated and headquartered at 245 Main Street, Dickson City, PA 18519, whose phone number also is: 570-347-1115. Not confusing...at all! If you have stock (you probably do, through your employer) AND debt (you must if you live in America), then it could be either one. For all we know, both are owned by the same people. (Odds are, however, that their persistence marks them as a collections agency.)
Angry Confused
 Oct 22nd, 2012
Best information available: Stamford landline apparently serves a Stamford address also using 203-487-9969. But the company's actual address is: Commonwealth Financial Systems Inc., 245 Main St., Dickson City, PA 18519. Direct line: 570-347-1115.
Ticked Off
 Oct 22nd, 2012
jj, I think you need to modify your dosage somewhat.
Peggy
 Sep 28th, 2010
The bell phones ringing since i escaped that hospitaal dont werry didnt do nothing.stopvoicestanks for adress
jj
 Sep 28th, 2010
More info:
Google search shows:
NCC Northeast Credit And Collections Northeast Credit and Collections
20 N Keyser Ave Scranton, PA 18504 (570) 347-1115
NCC, a division of Commonwealth Financial
Commonwealth Financial Systems, Inc.
245 Main St.
Dickson City, PA 18519
Phone: 570-347-1115
Fax: 570-963-1644
Email: info@necredit.com
CEO John Kotula
CONTACT: Patricia A. Cobb, Esquire, EVP 570-347-1115
Cincinnati Joe
 Sep 09th, 2010
Called my unlisted number (which I have have had for over 15 years) while I was out. LNM How stale are these accounts? Calling numbers from over 15 years ago? Google search shows this to be: NCC Northeast Credit And Collections Northeast Credit and Collections 20 N Keyser Ave Scranton, PA 18504 (570) 347-1115
Cincinnati Joe
 Sep 09th, 2010
My grandmother got a collection notice from these people. Said that she owed them nearly 10 thousand dollars, but they are going to give her a 50% discount and she could pay them 4600 if she contacted them in 30 days. It had some very vague informationas to where the collection agency aquired her overdue debt from, a place I've never seen or heard of in her bills, and I've been doing her bills for some time and have NEVER seen anything overdue. I've gotten her all paid up on her everything! We checked out her credit report and there's nothing pending/overdue on her credit history. She about had an anxiety attack from this letter. I've been searching around online and more then most sites have said that this is bogus. Thank heaven she didn't try to pay them a single cent. Wanted to send them her last 5 dollars a month until she had them paid off! For a debt that she didn't owe!!! I can't even imagine how many seniors they are getting money from that aren't legit!
DF
 Oct 20th, 2009
Months of harassing phones calls from Steven Wright, Jacob Weinstein & Linda Ashcroft reps of Commonwealth Finanical. Demanding who ever answers phone to indentify themselves. Threating criminal & civil prosecution. I've now filed complaints with both PA State Attoreny General & my home state.
dave
 Aug 09th, 2009
My daughter went to get money out of her checking and the assholes had garnishes against it. They claim they had a hearing in which she was never notified of. They took $4000.00. Trying to call the numbers and no answer. Well guess what these assholes have never dealt with a mother. I am going to Scranton next week. Nobody messes with one of my kids........
Brenda
 May 15th, 2009
I got a letter from these guys claiming (incorrectly) that I owed $1400 for something or other but that they were offering a 65% discount if I paid within 30 days. Kind of makes me think they doubt the validity of the debt as well! Interestingly, I called their phone number to ask about the company and got some very evasive answers. It seems that there are several shady collection agencies called NCC that all have judgments against them.

In any event, if you're interested, you might want to contact the CEO at his home to ask more about the company:
John Kotula
211 ELMWOOD DR
Moscow PA
Mmmm
 Feb 12th, 2009
Calls for Brian Brown come periodically to my cell phone. I am not Mr. Brown, don't know him and have had my present number for nearly 12 years.

Each of the many times NCC has called, I have requested that my cell number be removed--maybe NCC will be responsive as this time as we discussed going to the AG with a complaint should the call again. Mr. Brown's 'account number' is 13187504

As for NCC: Caller ID shows the number as 800-848-2170 which is NCC http://www.necredit.com/company.php with physical contact information listed as: NCC
120 N. Keyser Ave
Scranton, PA 18504

Phone: 570-347-1115
Fax: 570-963-1644

Call in the 800 number and using option 1 will get you to a person who seems responsive.

As for me, the number is blocked and I hope that the contact information above is helpful.

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Not Brian Brown
 Jan 13th, 2009
Automated call on my cell phone from a guy with a British accent (i guess to make it sound more official) saying I have an important message and to press "9". I hung up.
Rebecca
 Dec 09th, 2008
For all of you saying that this is a legitimate debt collection agency you don't know what you are talking about. It is a bottom feeder type of organization who tries to collect debts that have most likely already been PAID. They purchase accounts for pennies on the dollar and do not both checking if they are actually owed or not. So don't flaunt your ignorance in such a public place.
CAR
 Aug 26th, 2008
This is Sunday, 8:49 PM, my grandmother just received a phone call from NCC demanding she pay a debt she has supposed owned for over five years. She doesn't get around well as she lost a foot to diabetes and was becoming visibly upset when I walked into her room. She had started to cry so I took the phone from her and was outraged at the women on the other end of the line, her filthy abusive language, and threatening to take my grandmother's social security away from her. I've looked up this company on the internet and am shocked, considering the number of formal complaints and laws suits, by the FTC, and other organizations and individuals that this company is allowed to continue. Does anyone have information on the results of the lawsuits against them by the FTC.
Margaret
 Jun 30th, 2008
They called, I answered and they hung up.... that's it for now.
Nat
 Apr 30th, 2008
called several times today, wouldn't say anything when I awnsered. Finally I just picked up the phone and didn't say anything. Someone stuttered and asked for Mia. I told them to never call back wrong number and blocked them on my line.
Not in debt
 Apr 22nd, 2008
Called and claimed that money is owed, had the wrong address, got rude on the phone with a family member, told the family member that I owe tons of money, threatened the family member and me. They were told to send it in writing to the correct address, they sent a letter claiming they are suing because we ignored their other letters. It's not even my account.
Ric
 Apr 11th, 2008
When I answered (7:14 a.m.)they asked for someone who does not liv. I tried to explain and they stayed on the line but ignored me. I called back and asked to be removed from their system and they said they have no record of andyone calling me yet my caller ID shows 27 timed in one day.
Hanna
 Apr 03rd, 2008
Got a call from an automated service looking for someone other than me, I guess they have a very old database.
Regular one
 Mar 25th, 2008
Frita must work for them!
JOB
 Mar 24th, 2008
Continuely been calling my home. I called them back and got a voice mail of choices and hung up. But after googling this company and reading all these complaints I called them back and got a live person who put my # into the computer and was looking for someone named Hope Wright...I said she doesn't live here and she said she would remove me from the list but never explain why they call and hang up. Fishy.
Carie
 Mar 24th, 2008
I called them back and they were looking for someone else. .
They're suppose to put it my number on their list to remove.
brrrr
 Feb 23rd, 2008
constantly calls and does not leave message on my voice mail. If they are a collection agency shouldnt they leave a message? I have no outstanding debts why do they keep calling without saying anything?
Anthony
 Jan 24th, 2008
"this is a reilable debt recovery business. tormenting the employees is a waste. The message is limited by federal law. I also don't see what the year of the debt matters, if you paid your bills no one would be looking for you. This is NOT an illegal collection agency, just check their web site. if you don't return the call to let them know its a wrong number or an xwife, they will continue to call you. grow up and find a hobby."

Yea that works :rolls eyes: I have told them it is the wrong number does that stop them NO If I had a way to break some legs and treacheas I would
Frita
 Jan 08th, 2008
why don't you just pay your bills?
Fred
 Jan 04th, 2008
call for family name and indicate they are sorry, I must have dialed wrong number
bob
 Dec 26th, 2007
calls about every other day from two different numbers one is automated the other hangs up when I answer! How do i get it to stop?
CT
 Dec 21st, 2007
they are now in a contract with the city of scranton to steal peoples propertys away from them thanks to judy gatelli fat ass fanucci and mcgoff aka mcgoof
5703471115
 Dec 17th, 2007
they are now in a contract with the city of scranton to steal peoples propertys away from them thanks to judy gatelli fat ass fanucci and mcgoff aka mcgoof
harsh
 Dec 17th, 2007
These people call under three numbers since I started keeping track a few days ago: 570-347-1115, 800-835-8985, and 800-848-2170. I don't have any outstanding debt.Have not had any plastic since 2000. So why are they putting so much time into just being arseholes?
Hate
 Dec 17th, 2007
they are now in a campain 2 steal properties for mayor doherty
harsh times
 Dec 16th, 2007
they are now in a contract with the city of scranton to steal peoples propertys away from them thanks to judy gatelli fat ass fanucci and mcgoff aka mcgoof
harsh times
 Dec 16th, 2007
was told that I had no right to tell them to remove my number from their records adv them that they were calling for my son whom I have had no contact from as he is a drug addict. the girl I spoke to was Ashley and then she made a nasty comment like oh you didn't see him over the thanksgiving holiday, what part of I don't know where he is at is hard to understand.
kathy
 Nov 27th, 2007
Called at 7:00AM, a cheezy three note tune played and they hung up then called again at 9:43 and did the same thing. My Call Block feature says it won't block it because it's a "private" number. I'm not impressed.
Heather
 Nov 24th, 2007
This stupid whore keeps calling my office cursing at me explaining they are not telemarketers, but they have the wrong number is what I keep explaining. She proceeded to tell me to get a lawyer because they will continue to call. Her name is Brittany and she sounds very uneducated. Probably why she calls people all day, doesn't take much brain power to hit 10 digits with your fingers. I hope these bastards burn in Guantanamo Bay.
Jake
 Nov 16th, 2007
Ashley called at 8:24 am asking for "John" (no last name). She needs a return call to 570-347-1115 her Ext. is 116. Did not say why or who. I have John's credit report in my hand and there has never been any unpaid or bad debt reported on any of the 3 bureau's reports. From the posts I have read here, we have no intention of calling her back, sounds like Phishing to me.

To the people posting comments here and calling innocent people "jobless asshole morons", I have worked in the collection industry and know the laws. I have a job and still have time to use the internet (at home). There are statutes of limitations and some states vary. Considering all of the complaints listed here, I am surprised Mr. Kotula is still in business.

Have a nice day and good luck collecting $ not owed. God Bless
;~)
Katrina
 Nov 16th, 2007
Been calling my house looking for someone that isn't here, and hasn't ever been. I bought this place in february of this year (2007) and got a new phone number with it. Tried calling their customer service to ask that they stop calling. All they did was hang up on me. Filed a complaint with the BBB and that didn't stop them either. Did some research on this company and they are notorious for collecting debt outside the statute of limitations. I plan on speaking with my attorney this week to resolve this matter.
me
 Oct 29th, 2007
called early am!! no message, who is this
kar
 Oct 23rd, 2007
I got calls from both numbers, then hang up
570-347-1115 & 800-848-2170
paul
 Sep 22nd, 2007
These aholes keep calling me.. I have fun with them all the time. I always piss em off. You got to turn things around and take control of the call. I look forward to these calls because it's so much fun pissing them off.. hahahaha
me
 Sep 14th, 2007
This clown's company calls me twice a day...

Northeast Credit & Collections
John J. Kotula
Commonwealth Financial Systems
120 N. Keyser Ave.
Scranton PA 18504

Phone: 570-347-1115
Fax: 570-558-6329

I AM GOING TO SPEND THE REST OF MY AFTERNOON PRAYING THAT JESUS GIVES HIM A HORRIBLE FORM OF CANCER.
JKnoxville
 Aug 28th, 2007
this number was on caller id. man left a message to call ncc at 800-899-5251. he never said my name, and I don't owe anyone any old or new debts.
anon
 Aug 20th, 2007
they said nothing
Mary
 Aug 16th, 2007
They are definitely a scavenger debt company. have called me under several company names over the past year. They have threatened legal action multiple times, have not seen anything from them ever. NOTHING in writing. Legit debt collection will ALWAYS send something in writing.
J
 Aug 15th, 2007
Linda Ashcroft- swore at me over the phone- they're not supposed to do that. Called back and requested a supervisor, he assured me I was lying and Linda would never do such a thing. Trying to collect on debt that was settled and way past statute of limitations (like 11yrs old). Do not give them any info they are trying to trick you into admitting you owe money so they can restart the SOL. They are bottom feeding scum and I say keep crank calling them-A LOT. Especially since they can't be bothered to follow federal legislation on fair debt collections...
M
 Aug 10th, 2007
Called several times during the week never left a message.
Bryan
 Jul 27th, 2007
These people called at 8:40 this morning. It gave the number and the name NCC A Div of. We got another call shortly after that said "unavailable". My guess it was the same people.
Judi
 Jul 26th, 2007
Hey idiot. you have enough time to post on the internet get a job and pay your bills and stop complaining.
your stupid
 Jul 24th, 2007
has called 4 times today. will answer next time to see what they want.
katie
 Jul 23rd, 2007
Calling every day of the week and at unacceptable hours.
Frank
 Jul 14th, 2007
Never left a message
me
 Jul 10th, 2007
I get several calls a week. I have told them I am not who they are looking for, but they just argue. The fact is, in my state, there is a six year statue of limitations. Meaning they can keep calling and try to get you to pay, but have no legal way to actually make you pay.
A
 Jul 04th, 2007
hey, assholes spouting off about "statues" and "knowing the laws." Its 7 years for credit reporting and UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE for bills.

And the dicks that think that if they dont pick up the phone they'll stop calling: YOU OWE MONEY! If its a wrong number, just tell them.

morons
morons
 Jun 29th, 2007
This is a scavenger debt collector. They buy bad debt that is way beyond the statute of limitation and try to get you to confirm that you owe them. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION. DO NOT CONFIRM YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. Just take their name down and ask them to stop calling. If they refuse, report them to www.bbb.org
Barry
 Jun 29th, 2007
this is a reilable debt recovery business. tormenting the employees is a waste. The message is limited by federal law. I also don't see what the year of the debt matters, if you paid your bills no one would be looking for you. This is NOT an illegal collection agency, just check their web site. if you don't return the call to let them know its a wrong number or an xwife, they will continue to call you. grow up and find a hobby.
ann marie
 Jun 27th, 2007
The woman says she has been trying for a while to get in touch with me. Liar!, geez I hate these people.But I guess everyone has to earn money some how.
Nena
 Jun 19th, 2007
I found the full name of one person in the office Sally Monroe and I drove them crazy by calling back every couple of minutes just to say hello. I tied up their phone lines. What if we all did that?
RA
 Jun 13th, 2007
Why does not a government agency help us out by putting theses people out of business
Ron
 Jun 13th, 2007
Call every day at around 8AM to wake us up with no verbal communication.
Mike
 Jun 07th, 2007
They call and also repeat my personal info to family members, and that is also illegal. they are not allowed to discuss your business w/anyone but you, unless they have your permission. then my family thinks i have an unresolved debt, and get on me about it. they have harassed me even though i have requested they stop!
jm
 Jun 02nd, 2007
This company has contacted me for the past year about a debt they claim i owe from about 8yrs ago. This is the second company that has tried to get me to pay a debt thats already been paid, and they are scammers!
jm
 Jun 02nd, 2007
since you know its a collection agent we just add it to the ignore list then the phone never rings
krusnik02
 May 19th, 2007
I simply ignore all calls from this number (and the 800 number people have mentioned). If they are indeed a collections agency, I have no idea why they are calling me in CANADA, since our credit systems are completely separate.
In Canada
 May 08th, 2007
"Miss Manning" as she called herself, wouldn't not tell me WHAT the call is about and wanted my full name! WHY would I confirm or deny WHO I am if I don't know WHAT the call is about. SHE claimed that I was very rude and hung up
Nancy
 May 08th, 2007
Calls all the time looking for people I've never heard of. Their toll free number is: 1-800-848-2170. You can call them all the time to run up their phone bill if you're petty and bored.
John Heagerty
 May 01st, 2007
Called and left a message for my wife to call "Anthony" someone-or-other at an 800 number. Add that to my NOT to do list.
David
 Apr 25th, 2007
Kotula, John J

609 Herbert St

Scranton, PA 18505-3424

570-342-6582


Time to have a little fun?
weezie
 Apr 19th, 2007
well, i have a good time with them the few times i can get them to speak. just make up some crazy stuff on why THEY owe YOU money and get real serious and mad about the cash they owe you. dude really flips his lid.

im going to attemt to find employees names and home numbers and call them at 3-4 am a few hundred times to ask where my money is, so if anyone can track down that kind of info let me know.

(if it matters they are looking for someone with my last name, but i first name i have never heard of)
johan
 Apr 19th, 2007
These people continue to call. We never had a credit card from Providian. They are trying to collect money we don't owe. not the most intelligent people
J
 Apr 19th, 2007
Called looking for my mother's ex-husband's first ex-wife about a debt from 1994... She's in contact with a collections / harassment attorney now because they call all the time even though they've got the wrong person.
name
 Apr 10th, 2007
They were calling me at work and i noticed a posting from a guy kevin on this website from another debt collector redline recovery and the guy said to go to www.adviceontime.com to get info. I was shocked because that website does have a lot of good info and its free, they dont even require you to register or anything. i tried one of the letters and they havent called me! I hopes it works for you guys too. They also had awesome advice on buying a car!
Jason
 Mar 29th, 2007
They have called 4 times and have never left a message. I answered by mistake once (was expecting a call and didn't check caller ID) and they never spoke when I said hello several times.
Janet
 Mar 24th, 2007
Called and did never ever leaves a message, and I never ever answer the phone unless I recognize the caller ID information reported in iobi (cool program from verizon).





Northeast Credit & Collections
A Divison of.....
John J. Kotula
Commonwealth Financial Systems
120 N. Keyser Ave.
Scranton PA 18504

Phone: 570-347-1115
Fax: 570-558-6329
Tony
 Mar 16th, 2007
Call several times a week. Once, they left a message looking for a Mr. Wallace.
JF
 Mar 15th, 2007
I got these guys to stop calling me by using a free letter on www.adviceontime.com i want to thank mark for giving me the website.
Kevin
 Mar 13th, 2007
OH...make that SEVEN times!!!
N
 Mar 13th, 2007
They have called me SIX times today!!! WTF??!!
N
 Mar 13th, 2007
Caller ID shows up as 570-347-1115 (NCC A Div of Co). The phone number operator provides is 800-848-2170 representing Commonwealth Financial. Claims I'm in collections for a credit card I never heard of.
anon
 Mar 03rd, 2007
Calls constantly
annonymous
 Feb 28th, 2007
This is the second time they have called TODAY and as soon as I answer they hang up. Who are these people?
Christina
 Feb 06th, 2007
Called this morning, woke me up, then hung up. I *69 called the number and they were rude as hell and just told me they were NCC and would tell me nothing else and wanted my name.
Ann
 Jan 27th, 2007
This is a illeagal bill collection agency, they called me looking for someone else and then threatened me, also they called my cell phone which is even more illeagal, and they said they were gonna call again. I intend to file suit, i know the laws on this matter.
Dan
 Jan 22nd, 2007
these idiots called at 7:38AM and let it ring JUST long enough to wake me up on my ONLY day off...i am NOT a happy camper
julie
 Jan 22nd, 2007
Called my fax machine!???
Dumbasess!
John
 Jan 16th, 2007
They called my cell phone. Hung up when answered. I called them back and they were looking for someone else. They're suppose to put it on their list to remove my number.
kim
 Jan 04th, 2007
MISTER daly (snort) called, wants to be called back at 800-848-2170 x251...um, yeah, get right on that....like when hell freezes over..........
julie
 Dec 27th, 2006
Calls several times a week, never leaves a message.
Howard
 Dec 22nd, 2006
never leaves a message, calls 3-4 times a week
double
 Dec 18th, 2006
called asked forcathy then hung up
xxx
 Oct 24th, 2006
Paul from Northeast Credit Collections called @ 6:19 in the morning telling me I owed $4000.00 on a credit card debt from 1994??? These people are off their rockers! or smokin' rock... His number is 1-800-848-2170.
Lori
 Aug 29th, 2006
calling all the time and requesting family members by name.
edith
 Aug 17th, 2006
Constantly calling and hanging up as soon as answered. If this is a collection agency why don't they talk.
Kat
 Aug 14th, 2006
automated call
lorrine
 Aug 03rd, 2006

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