I live in Nevada and received several calls today. A male answered asking for a name. When I asked "who are you trying to reach", he hung up on my. I called back several times and someone would answer and then immediately hang up. Someone answered a third time and said it was ARA and I advised them I had a missed call. The BFA said she would find out what department and put me on hold. Just received a second call and heard a bunch of background but nothing was said. I decided to google the number and found this site. Glad I am not alone. I am going to block the number on my phone.
They have been calling our number several times a day & never leave a message. Then one time I answered the phone & a black man asked for Jason; & I told him he had the wrong no. & to stop calling our number. He was very rude & I hung up the phone. He continues to call thereafter also, unfortunately. This aggregation should not be allowed from anyone!
Was waiting for them to call back after reading all the posts. They did. Very assertive male. Told me he (after asked) he was with ARA and I was named in a judgement from an account I had with Columbus...I stopped them right then and said I know this is a scam, check the internet and hung up.
Started calling yesterday. Called three times never leaving a message. They call approx. every 45 mins. Today they've called four times already and it's not even noon. I plan on answering next call and giving them a piece of my mind before blocking the number.
They've call twice this morning. First time they called he put me on hold immediately, so I hung up. Then the 2nd time he called, he said he had personal private information on my husband that he had received and that they need to talk with him and want another number where they can reach him. I asked him his name and what company he was calling from. He said Samuel Douglas but would not give me a company name. When I told them I wouldn't give them another number for my husband, he got a very nasty tone and asked me just why I wouldn't be interested in helping my husband when this was a legitimate call from someone just trying to help. GEESH! This guy was a really bad scammer - I'd suggest he look for another profession as he's not going to get any info from anyone acting all crazy like that! LOL!
First call came in this morning at 9:20 - I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. Another call came in 40 minutes later. Once again, I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. Third call came in another 40 minutes later, and as before, I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message. However, after the third call this morning, I Googled their number and found this site. Thanks to all the posts I've read here, I've added the number to my auto-reject list, so I won't be bothered by them again (unless they start using a different number!). My FICO score is 833, so there is no way they have a legitimate debt to collect from me.
Pennsylvania Jun 08th, 2017
Caller ID said Illinois so I answered, thinking maybe it was family. Certainly NOT my family. The first man identified my by a former (20+ year) old name and said that I owed on an AAMOCo card. He was all worried about my situation, clearly good collector. When informed that I knew he was full of baloney, he then backpedaled and said, well it's an old debt. I explained that it wasn't and to remove me from the call list. He asked me to hold for fraud division. Right. The next guy was verbally confrontational, clearly bad collector, and threatened me with Federal Legal Affidavits if I didn't pay up. Warned me to not write any checks or use my credit cards. Dude didn't take being called out graciously.
I recieved several call from this numbers.scammers.
California Jun 05th, 2017
They called me twice. First time said nothing when i answered. Second time said it was for a debt. they have for me. Said my name but had wrong social. I asked them they said it goes by your social security. I said that's not mine ssn. Then we hung up.
California Jun 01st, 2017
Called twice with in 30 min, leave no message. Will not be calling back or answering w/the info I'm reading.
North Carolina Jun 01st, 2017
very unfriendly Voice - They ask for a person by first & last name, didn't say yes or no, then asked them whos calling they said ar & associates, but when i asked what is it that they do the caller hung up on me with out answering the question as to what they do.
California May 30th, 2017
Keep calling but never leaves a message. And I won't call back just to see what it is about cause I don't care what they want. If they do leave a cryptic threatening message, I still won't call them back. If they are a legit company, they will send you a certified letter of the supposed debt. 9.999% of the time the alleged "debt" they are trying to collect isn't even on your credit report anymore. They are simply scavengers trying to scare people into giving them money on a debt that they have no legal leg to stand on. Ignore them and never admit to ever owing a debt because even if you did once owe it, the statute of limitations to collect is long past but if you admit anything or offer to start making payments, it could potentially reactivate the debt and the statute of limitations. The best defense is to simply ignore them. give them any response at all.
Keep getting calls from this number. I never answer. Today they left a message for my husband (who has a different number) claiming it was urgent he call them. After reading these messages, we will not be calling back or answering calls from this number. THANKS!
They called me twice today within 45 minutes and didn't leave a message.
California May 24th, 2017
they've called me several times this morning. I answered the phone, said they were calling on behalf of an attorney who's about to file civil docs against me because i've failed to reply to a 90 day request for information. I told them I haven't received anything, what is this about, they refused to give me info. I don't know why they're calling. Told the woman not to call me again. I have a mortgage and credit cards with the bank that they say this is in reference too. I don't owe anyone any old or new debts. I don't know the angle however beware
They started calling about three days ago. They call several tumes a day but never leave a message. Thanks to everyones info I will continue to ignore them.
They've called me twice looking for my husband (who has his own #). They claim to be collecting an old debt from 14 years ago (before my time). All the info they said they have on him can be acquired by doing a credit check. They are a joke....
The statute of limitations is 4 years. These bottom feeders buy old lists for pennies hoping they can collect a small percentage. Never call them. If they call again tell them to take you to court if they think they have a case. Admit nothing. That usually ends the calls. FYI You will always owe the money but it can never be collected in court. Look up statute of limitations on a bad debt in your state.
California May 22nd, 2017
These guys called and said I had an Amocco Card back in 1986 that I had a balance I did not pay. That was 30 years ago and is bullshit. They also said they would take me to court. Scammers for sure does anyone know who ARA is?
North Carolina May 22nd, 2017
Calls multiple times claiming there's a claim against me with a case number. Scam!
Calls my house 5 times a day
They are scammers!!
North Carolina May 15th, 2017
I get at least 3 calls per day from this number. When I answer, nobody there.
Said they have a claim for 14K but she needed to transfer me to someone else to explain what is was for. Said if you cant explain it then we are done. CLICK!
,answer phone no one answers. Called back and spoke to a guy, he said they were an acqusition company. Told him I wasn't interested and I've received two calls from different numbers. Lombardi,IL.
Keep getting calls from this number. Called them back and was told they were an acqusition company.