This Girl Called Me Regarding My Outstanding Student Loan From Over 20 Yrs. Ago..I Didnt Get Her Name But She Was Very Rude..Telling Me After I Had Told Her What I Was Paying For Rent..Utilities Etc..I Still Had Money Left Over..I Explained To Her That I Also Have Personal Items To Buy IE..Toilet Paper..Soap..Shampoo And The What Not..And She Told Me It Still Didnt Add Up To The Amount I Had Left Over..She Made Me Furious..And Even Threatned Me She Was Give Me A "Negative Recommendation..And Can Have My Social Security Garnished!
 Aug 24th, 2010
student loans
 Apr 09th, 2008
They called and hung up. I hate it when they do that.
 Mar 10th, 2008
3 calls this AM; last one a message to call back Adam. Phone # to call is 866-439-1359. About to look this one up
 Feb 12th, 2008
Left message that she needed to speak with my husband bc he was given as a reference for 'someone' - left a toll free number to call her back and a reference number.
If this is a collection agency, are they allowed by law to lie as to why they are calling?
I would not answer anything that is unknown plus, doesn't this apply to the Federal Do Not Call list?
 Jan 15th, 2008
Called 3 times within 15 minutes on my cell phone with a fax machine tone.
 Jan 08th, 2008
hey all... you think pioneer is some terrible company... well they aren't they try and help people out to the best of there ability... it's the debtors that don't wanty the help. Apparently some people would rather be garnished... and YES they can do it... but look for your self about there rankings... here's the better buisness burea website... they think PCR is satisfactory :
just another
 Jan 08th, 2008
im not sure y the number they call with wont work but here are a few that do 866.888.1716 and 866.269.0804 so if you keep getting calls try one of these and get things figured out
 Jan 04th, 2008
Also in regards to when a collection agency can call its perfectly legal for them to call between the hours of 8am and 9pm as well as calling on saturdays and sundays so get used to it also it is perfectly legal for them to call your neighbors as well as your place of employment in most states so once again pay your debts!!!!!
 Dec 18th, 2007
The calls are coming from pioneer credit this company is not a scam they dont ask for your social they ask to verify the last four as for asking for something in writing its not a billing agency and if you would verify your address they would be happy to send several letters but they will all say the same thing you owe money and you should pay it yes neighbors are called thats what happens when you evade your debt and dont answer your phone or mail. As far as reporting the agency to the attorney general how about they report you for buying merchandise with a credit card that you dont pay for last time I checked thats stealing.
 Dec 18th, 2007
This company called me on a Sunday, 12/16/07. I'm reporting this to the Federal Trade Commission. It's illegal this company to call during weekends or after 9pm. Anyone else should do the same to shut this place down.
 Dec 17th, 2007
They just called me and I didn't pickup. I look the number up on Google and that's how I found this website.
 Nov 18th, 2007
I just received a phone call but I didn't pick up. I put their number up on Google and find out the number. That's how I got onto this website.
 Nov 18th, 2007
Rude lady, argued with me when I said she had the wrong number. Said she would take my number off the list but keeps calling.... Can't they get a real job. Must be depressing to wake up each day when you have a job like this....
Wrong number
 Oct 31st, 2007
'woah' is a liar and probably a collection agent working on commission. check with the attorney generals office in your state and the federal site online.

You DO NOT have to give them ANY information or stay on the phone with them.

I think it is amazing that so many collection agencies have plants on now. They are so obvious.
 Oct 14th, 2007
This guy called my office from this number 4 times today! Thanks for all the info, it was driving me crazy! I knew all my bills were up to date....I figured with my luck, it was Publisher's Clearing House & I was missing out on my millions....I tracked it back to a $400 department store credit card I had when I was 19...are you joking me?!? Let it go...and PS - calling me 700 times a day & being an asshole, isn't going to work. I definitely won't be paying any money to them.
 Oct 12th, 2007
get over it pay your bills especially your student loans so that hopefully our children would beable to recieve funds for an education. All you people that dont pay them; self employed,chiropractors, doctors, ministers, preachers, store owners, LAWYERS, you wiil get whats coming. they are non dischargable and do not ever go away and you have to br practicaly dead and not moving to get medically discharged for just because you have a butt ache and recive ssd doesnt mean your totally disabled. If you dont want to talk about your debt over the phone then enjoy that great garnishment because you know you owe it so pay it
 Sep 27th, 2007
To GaGGirl

If we're calling you and asking for someone else then yes, tell them dnc and we wont.
and i dont like when u insult my friend
all we're trying to do is help out those who want help
as for those who dont want the help
deal with the consequences of not paying your federal debt see if we care

i personally get enjoyment when people call in crying their taxes were taken
should have paid debt
Im with smiles
 Sep 23rd, 2007
To Pcr Emp:

Is the reason you work for Pioneer because you don't know how how to spell or use apostrophes or punctuation? Just curious.

I take care of my debts, thank you very much. I continuously get calls at my number from these people at Pioneer. They are rude and call for someone WHO DOES NOT LIVE HERE. I've told them many times to stop calling and they continue. These people get paid for harassing bogus claims and/or leads on legitimate debts. When we say "stop calling," do it. How hard is that?
 Sep 22nd, 2007
you guys are right dont take care of your business bc we all get enjoyment out of forwarding your loans to the dept of ed so they can deal with you...and its alot worse than a garnishment or tax offset trust me ::smiles:: its ur call
pcr emp
 Sep 21st, 2007
Okay, I am glad I found this page. I have also been receiving calls from this number over the past several days. I do have some loans out there, but I have never heard of a collection agency behave like these guys. They gave me a number to contact them, 866-269-1891. I googled this contact number and the only thing it came up with is a site called Dennis Wilbur Enterprises. I looked around the site, and it is jam-packed with pop-ups and scams. I do not think it would be wise to give these guys the time of day.
 Sep 08th, 2007
I recieved a call a week ago and asked them to stop calling my work, they haven't stopped, I then asked them validate the debt and send a letter(I gave them my address, my bad), they haven't done that, but at least she was nice. I know they are pioneer collection agency, and they are collecting a aledge debt from gateway. I
 Sep 06th, 2007
Since I didn't recognize the number I didn't p/u. I'm glad I didn't waste my mins on such a bogus caller.
Mz. L
 Sep 06th, 2007
They wanted me to give them a bank account number so they could take money every month to pay my student loans. It is a scam. Do NOT give them any information.
John R
 Sep 01st, 2007
Their fax machine started calling me this morning, every 10 minutes, since 6:30am. Since no fax is answering on my end, it just tries again later. Aggravating!
 Aug 29th, 2007
I have no received a call from them every day for the past 3 days. They wont leave a message and when I call back the number is continuously busy. After reading everyones thoughts I am glad I have not answered. But it really creeps me out. I have no student loans so I don't know why they would be calling.
 Aug 22nd, 2007
The call was actually for my husband asking him to be a reference for credit for his brother. I told the lady that my husband wasn't home and the lady then said well maybe you can help since she only had questions regarding his employment history and responsability. Before I could say anything she was already asking questions. The first question she asked was if my brother-in-law had been working at least a year at his current employment. At that point I guess I felt safe to answer. The second question was about how responsible he was. The third question was to verify the city he lived in and that is where I no longer felt confortable. I told her that she just better wait to speak with my husband instead. She quickly then tried to verify his DOB and since it was also wrong, I told her that this call was definetally not alright and that we were going to get in contact with my brother-in-law for him to keep an eye on his credit. The lady quickly said, sorry about that and hung up. That was definetaly weird. The call wasn't that bad at the beggining but it quickly became weird. It seemed to be a "fishing" phone call for sure. BEWARE!
 Aug 22nd, 2007
Called our home. We were not home we googled and found this page. We also called back and it said the number was out of service
 Aug 14th, 2007
Third time they have called. They won't leave a message, and when I call the number back, it is always busy. I do not have and collection issues, so I have no reason to speak with them......Don't know why they keep calling.
 Jul 25th, 2007
The person called and I was not home. He told my husband his name was Mike and he had a private business matter to discuss with me. He asked for my cellphone # , my husband refused to give w/o more info. The person called back in the eve when I was home. He asked if I were ...
he used both my maiden name and married name. I said what is this regarding he said are you ....( in a very angry voice). He knew my DOB and that freaked me out and I hung up. I tried to call the number back about three times, but I got a message which said the network is not available..! I did get a letter some days ago from Pioneer about a debt..but there was no answer when I called and no creditor listed on the form.

I am an attorney and I suggest all of us report them to the Attorney General's office of your state.
 Jul 10th, 2007
Called my house wasn't home, and husband answered the phone. The gal on the phone said she'd be able to share the reason for the phone call if he verified my birthdate and social.

he asked her a few questions and she didn't answer, so he hung-up on her.

i get a phone call from this number every other day. GRRRRR! SO annoying!
 Jun 28th, 2007
A woman asked where my sister works at? She repeats this is important, I need to talk to her.
 Jun 26th, 2007
Call leave message saying a collection agency for someone that hasn't lived here in over 20 years! BEWARE
 Jun 22nd, 2007
They keep calling my tracphone.
The phone is used for school field trips and work only. I don't answer.
 Jun 18th, 2007
Yes, this is Pioneer Collection Agency. I know they do collections for at least Providian.
Mr. J
 Jun 13th, 2007
Asked if I was someone else (not my name). I asked where they got this number. Ane they hung up. They called a few months ago too, and wouldn't answer either.
 Jun 06th, 2007
Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc.®
P.O. Box 100
Arcade, NY 14009
Phone - 800-836-2442
Fax - 877-324-0409
 Jun 06th, 2007
Called last saturday and this saturday saying we owed money to Yamahal about $8000.00. We don't anything to anybody we told them they had the wrong person, but they keep insisting we verify our ss# and dob and that we will have to pay or they will sue us.
 May 19th, 2007
said they were a collection agency but the account they wanted money about we don't have. very rude. DEMANDED my SS3 which i wouldn't give. If they are a collection agency and i do owe them money they can send me a bill and leave off calling.
 May 15th, 2007
Some girl called, didn't catch the name, something Donahue, may be, and asked me to take a message for my neighbor, who supposedly lives next door. I asked where did she get my phone# she said something, but I was in such an alert that I didn't even pay attention, was thinking who could that be. I asked for her phone# - she hung up. Too strange to be legit.
 May 11th, 2007
Yes we to receive calls from this agency called pioneer credit. however my wife has student loans and has been working with them. she faxed back the info to get thing going and they still call 3-6x a day starting at 5:30 in the morning... isn't it against the law to call before 7:00am?
 May 04th, 2007
to Douglas Knight
it is true if you ask their company nm they must gv it to you, they are not allowed by law though to tell you what business they are handeling to their client, that would be 3rd party disclosure, they know the law. if they didnt they wouldnt have a job, so when they call to verify employment, do it. it is part of their job to verify their clients place of employment. seriously you people just need to answer the phone and pay ur student loans, and keep track of them. then you wont get annoying calls :-D
 Apr 27th, 2007
This person(male) called asking for a specific party who supposedly lived next door to me;said he was a mutual contact and asked if I'd deliver a message. I said no
 Apr 26th, 2007
Pioneer is a collection agency. we have received calls from this company attempting to verify employment. If you receive a call and they refuse to identify themselves it is a violation of the law. If you are a non-involved 3rd party, they should not be divulging any information pertaining to the person they are looking for. File a complaint with the FCC.
Douglas Knight
 Apr 25th, 2007
This company is legit and is owned by sallie mae, they ask to verify the last four digits not the whole thing and if you dont they ask for your DOB, they are defaulted student loans that you need to pay on or u get ur taxes taken by the irs, or ur wages get garnished, not cool, they are actually trying to help you, get into a federally backed program cld the rehab. program, so answer the phone pay your bills and shut up. get real grow up and take care of ur debts
Sallie Mae
 Apr 25th, 2007
These guys have called me probably 50 times in the last 3 months. They leave a message every week. The first few times, I picked up the phone and told they have a reached a wrong number and I don't know the person they are looking for.

This is very frustrating. Can someone suggest actions - legal or otherwise - that I can take?

Changing my phone number might help, but that's a pain.

Thanks for listening.
 Apr 25th, 2007
Called a second time. This time a male voice asked for me and said he was from Pioneer. I refused to speak with him and hung up.
 Apr 14th, 2007
Phone call from caller Id 585-492-8099 (buffalo NY) returning a call to the number is a rapid busy signal. Person receiving the call was told only "pioneer" and was given a fax number to send documents 888-256-0239 when placing a call to the fax # given the Id is 585-815-6510 Apparently a collection call for a person no longer at my number.
Link below:
 Apr 14th, 2007
Rachael called and asked for a person not here. She wouldn't say what it was about and just said she was handling some paperwork for the person not here. This is untrue because I am that person and said I was not here. This is a scam call.
 Apr 14th, 2007
They asked if my last name was Stewart (which it is not). When I said no, they wanted to know if the last 4 digits of my SS # was something different than what it is. I guess they were trying to get me to give them my correct SS #, which I do not give out over the phone. How did they get my phone number for a different person? Sounds kind of suspicious.
 Apr 10th, 2007
This guy has been calling my cell for a few days now but I didnt answer because I dont know anyone in NY. I accidentally answered today and this guy identifies himself as "Pioneer Credit" and starts in with "whats the last 4 digits of your social?" so I asked "who are you and what's this regarding?" and he replies "just give me your social and I'll tell you what this is about" We went round and round like that for a few minutes until I finally just laughed at the guy and hung up. Personally I think they are just phishing for personal info to use in identity theft. I recommend not telling them anything and reporting them to the appropriate agency.
 Mar 20th, 2007
I got a call, but from Buffalo,NY.They hung up when I answered.
 Mar 19th, 2007
This is Pioneer. They tried to bully me into paying a late fee of $25.00 that was incorrectly charged 5 years ago...they want over $600! They are rude and hung up on me. I'm not paying it!
 Mar 14th, 2007
Just got a call from these assholes. Rude to say the least. It started with a very sweet girl who sounded understanding calling about my student loan which is already resolved. Anyway, some guy grabbed the phone from her and started in with threats ect. I am going to file a complaint. Thanks google for the info.
 Mar 09th, 2007
who the hell is Pioneer?

What do they want?

What is the point of my
responding here?
 Feb 22nd, 2007
This number was in the caller I.D. They left a message directly for me with my boss and refused to tell him who they were or what it was for except to say it was related to "Law Office". The return call number they left was 866/834-0067 x56147. I tried calling back both numbers to figure out what this was and the lines have constantly busy.
 Feb 20th, 2007
Last night it was the second called, asking for myself, I asked her how she got the #, she said that I gave it to her lol, I told her she got a wrong number.
 Feb 20th, 2007
they didnt say anything since this is our bussiness line they hung up
 Feb 05th, 2007
I have been receiving calls from this number 3xday, every day for the past 3 weeks.
 Jan 31st, 2007
Is this some type of collection agency? They're calling the wrong #, I think. Very frustrating, as they won't leave a message and the number doesn't work!
 Jan 25th, 2007
tell these fuckers to stop calling before I go and blow the fucking place up I hope they know how easy it is to google and find out where they are

1/12/06 110:03
 Jan 13th, 2007
They called my eleven year old daughter's phone asking for my ex husband, whom I divorced 10 years ago. My hubby asked who gave them our number and they said my ex gave it to them. (No, they matched last names and called her phone... I'm sure of it.) Hubby told them this was not his residence; do not call back and the guy said, "Ok, we'll call back tomorrow." I'm filing a complaint if I get another call from them.
 Jan 09th, 2007
They call but do not leave messages. I will not answer if I don't know the caller.
 Jan 03rd, 2007
the co. called my cell asking for my new wife who wasn't available, asked if i was the spouse and said that she owed $870.91 on and old visa and asked if i could help out. i wasn't doing anything but talk to her about it. she never had that visa, and we got a free credit rpt and it's clean. really suspicious why they called my cell for her, there's nothing that has my unlisted number with her name except the marriage license.
 Dec 29th, 2006
This is Pioneer Collection Agency. They may try calling your work number and ask to verify your soc# in order to garnish your wages at your place of employment. They may also call your HR dept. and try the same thing.
 Dec 01st, 2006
unknown name called 11/15 and 11/16. No message left on answering machine
 Nov 16th, 2006
yep its Pioneer Collection Agency. Go to the website it says Arcade, NY!
 Nov 16th, 2006
I bet its Pioneer Collection Agency. They have been harrassing me about a $100 school book but from a different number. An 866 number so maybe they're trying to trick people into answering and getting your money.
 Nov 16th, 2006
I got a wrong number from this caller. The caller ID said Arcade, NY. They didn't hassle me, surprisingly.
 Nov 09th, 2006
they said they were calling to verify a personal reference for a job, but wouldn't say who they were or what agency they were from.
 Nov 09th, 2006
company gave false fax number
darla lambertz
 Nov 09th, 2006
They called I didn't answer
 Nov 07th, 2006
This number has been calling me 3 times a day for the psat 4 days. I dont pick up the phone b/c I have no clue who it is. WHen I called backed the number it said its not working!!
 Oct 26th, 2006
This person(male) called asking for a specific party who supposedly lived next door to me;said he was a mutual contact and asked if I'd deliver a message...this is the second time asking the same info
 Oct 19th, 2006
Received the call and didn't recognize it. They've called 3 times in the past 3 business days and I finally decided to look it up.
 Oct 18th, 2006
I have no idea who this is, so I do not answer it. They will not talk on the machine either.
 Oct 13th, 2006
I, too, receive calls at my home and my job from Arcade, NY and don't answer because they won't identify who they are via answering machine. IF it's the same company that calls my job, and are asked not to, then they are a collection agency that won't give me further information when I request it, and I don't transact such this kind of business on my work phone.
Ms. D
 Oct 09th, 2006
I got a call from them at 2:56 6/8/06. Called ID said Arcade, NY so I didn't answer it.
 Sep 22nd, 2006
This "company" asked me for my social security number and birth date. Yeah, right. Sorry, my mom told me never to give this info on the phone. I think this is some kind of scam. They mentioned something about my student loan, but on a follow up call to my student loan lender they reported my account current and in good standing. Watch out for this one and don't ever verify personal info on the phone. Ask them to mail you something so you have their info in writing. When I asked they refused .... something's awfully phishy here!
 Sep 20th, 2006