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Your ex-SIL will love you all the more for helping the collector skip trace him under no obligation. Julea, if you as a former relative felt pestered by "morons" you can just imagine what they are doing to his whole family now. It is about creating anxiety and pressure, as you suspect, until the target is smoked out and dances for them. So far the strategy is working.

You did have other options and they were already discussed in this thread. I would guess these collectors won't be back for you unless your intel was thought to be faulty.
Resident47
 Dec 17th, 2010
Call from a collection agency, manned by foreign morons, wanting my EX-son-in-law. I know they don't believe anything you tell them, but he really is my ex-son-in-law and he and my daughter have been divorced for over six years which makes me question the validity of the debt. All the heavily accented caller wants, apparently, is to confirm MY phone number. They call about three times a day and each moron says they will remove my number, but they don't. They aren't interested in his number or his mother's number, but just want to confirm that they actually called my phone number. Why?????

I got his and his family's numbers by quizzing my granddaughters which makes me feel awful, and I finally got the little hussy who called today to write them down. (Maybe) My only recourse seems to be to not answer when I see their number. This is a really stupid way to do business on their part and I can't imagine what they hope to gain from it unless they're hoping I put pressure on the ex-son-in-law. I don't talk to him and he lives five states away, judging by the area code.
Julea M.
 Dec 16th, 2010
Just send the cease-comm today, Jennifer. Your politeness moves them not. These are not reasonable professionals hounding you, they are collectors, trained to disbelieve anything you say which does not lead to a payment. I would also document the time and content of each call, in the event you later find they made FDCPA violations or they are stupid enough to ignore your written demand. (... for which you will want a delivery receipt)
Resident47
 Dec 07th, 2010
I have received two more calls from these idiots--they called yesterday at 8:15 a.m., which, unfortunately, is legal. I told them yesterday they had the wrong person and to stop calling, but they called again this morning. I'll tell them one more time to stop--after that, I'm submitting the "cease and desist" letter. Considering that these folks have already had issues with the FTC, I'm not cutting them any slack.
Jennifer
 Dec 07th, 2010
They've called several times this week, and at least twice they've managed to get around my caller ID/privacy manager. The phone rings but the caller ID says "no calls." You can obtain the number by hitting *69. Weird. The guy who called me barely spoke English, and I wasn't even sure why he was calling. They are looking for someone with the same name, and I've learned the hard way it can be hard to convince these people that they have the wrong number.
Jennifer
 Dec 03rd, 2010
Seems this collector has learned nothing from its FTC fine. Complaints should be filed there and with the relevant state attorney general to reinforce the lesson.

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 13th, 2010
On Friday, November 12, 2010 I received a call from the number 732-941-0140 around 8:10 pm. When I picked out the phone, there was dead silence...just like all the other calls from this number. I called the number and it turns out they were looking for another person who owed money. I was taken off the call list and I asked to speak with a supervisor to complain about the frequency of the calls and how no one ever answered when I picked up the phone. The supervisor I spoke to interrupted me and began a diatribe of what here legal rights were and began argueing and yelling at me. She then banged the phone on the desk while yelling at me and hung up the phone. I tried calling back but operators would hang up on me. I finally got through to an operator supposedly named Tenisha. She yelled at me and told me to stop calling.

I ran the number through a search engine and saw a lot of people had simmilar issues with calls made from 732-941-0140. I found another OMS call center online and spoke with a supervisor named Omar, he was great.

I'm surprised at the level unprofessionalism, lack of control, and dis-respect displayed by the call center and supervisor at 732-941-0140. I'm also disturbed and genuinely concerned for the safety of my personal information which these women may have access to.
GS
 Nov 13th, 2010
Recording said push 1 to speak to a person. Which I did and told the lady that I was on the do not call list and to not call me. She said well, it's an automated calling system. I said I don't care, take me off. She then repeated it was an automated calling system! I said Ok I'm reporting this, which I am. I owe no money to any debt collectors and they didn't ask for anyone by name.
Indy
 Jul 16th, 2010
they keep calling my home fax machine. they keep saying they will delete this number. after 2 yrs or so of calling they still haven't
kh
 Jun 27th, 2010
I do not have caller ID on my home line. Someone has been calling at the same time(s) every day, but hang up when I answer. On 3/18/10 I got a message on my cell phone from this New Jersey Number saying I need to call them about a personal business matter. I do not know if the two are related, but I suspect so. I don't know why they are calling, but they need to stop. I am on DNC registry.
not me either
 Mar 20th, 2010
I do not have caller ID on my home line. Someone has been calling at the same time(s) every day, but hang up when I answer. On 3/18/10 I got a message on my cell phone from this New Jersey Number saying I need to call them about a personal business matter. I do not know if the two are related, but I suspect so. I don't know why they are calling, but they need to stop. I am on DNC registry.
It is not me
 Mar 20th, 2010
Report Oxford Management, this company has already been brought up by the FTC for their illegal practices.

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2009 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following press release:

The operators of a debt collection company that used false threats and other unlawful tactics to collect consumers' debts have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated federal law. The settlements bar future violations and require the defendants to pay $225,000.

According to the FTC complaint, the defendants, who had about three million consumer accounts and collected debts in every state, falsely threatened that nonpayment of debt would result in garnishment of consumers' wages, arrest, or legal action.
Richard
 Mar 17th, 2010
Today 3/17/10, My office recived a call from this company. I told them they need to idenitfy their company infomation and to provide there FED/STATE REQUIRED BOND INFOMATION before I released any infomation to them.I was transfered to 3 people and the all were not able to provided the information I requested. VERY SHADY!!!!!!!! I will report this to the Fair Debt Collections Act I KNOW MY RIGHTS. THEY ARE IN VIOLATION also with the Federal Trade Commission. I have sent a Cease and Desist on all collection activity, now I will send another one by certified mail, so I can have a receipt of their signature. Maybe they will get the point!
WILLIAMS LEE
 Mar 17th, 2010
Peter Pinto is CEO of Oxford Debt Collectors. His home address is:
135 malloy drive, east quogue, new york 11946.
Worth $1.1 million - doing well from harrassing people.
He is married to Vanessa Langiulli Pinto
Deb
 Feb 28th, 2010
Despite the fact they are calling for the wrong person and have confirmed they won't call again - I keep receiving calls from these idiots. I'm reporting them to the FCC. Enough already.
Deb
 Feb 05th, 2010
These are other numbers for them... They've been calling for months using all of these different numbers. Thet're idiots and all for $50 on a gas card.

208-232-8892
408-907-9109
541-491-3000
561-491-3000
561-666-8537
561-666-8539
570-496-1130
570-504-5400
610-230-7201
631-454-4845
702-520-1117
718-684-9404
732-941-0140
772-828-2898
772-882-3200
800-722-0248
800-801-3122
866-419-2681
866-419-2738
866-597-1544
866-716-9863
866-804-9796
866-822-6551
866-822-6740
866-822-6756
877-217-5764
877-871-9585
Betty Sue
 Nov 13th, 2009
got a call from this number, when I answered, i got a recorded woman's voice say " Hello" in my ear, then hang up... See also Oxford Management, 732-941-0140.. they are a bottom feeder debt collector, tht buys old out of date debt, then spend the afternoon dialing people trying to pester them into paying on debt, they may not owe...
matt mann
 Oct 20th, 2009
They call at least three times a day, asking for the wrong person. After reading these posts I will report them. Idiots!
Crazy
 Sep 24th, 2009
there is no eric that lives here.why do you keep calling?please quit calling!!!!!!!!!!! I sure didn't give my number to you a legal step is next if you don't quit.
herbert n. hall
 Sep 15th, 2009
I have not had any calls from this company but I have a friend that they called 7 times today. As long as they do not leave a message they are not in violation of FDCPA. I work in debt collections and our company follows the letter of the law plus--- They must be going on the theory that the one who calls the most gets the money. Maybe years ago, but todays consumers are different they want to pay there debts. Never would I ever disrespect any of my customers by calling that many times. I look at my work as being a helper---Helping them to get it paid, if I see that they cannot I may have to wait. Just to let you know I work secured accounts.
If someone is getting this many calls get a copy of the Fair Debt Collections Act see what your rights are. Violations need to be reported to Federal Trade Commission online. They can also send a Cease and Desist on all collection activity, mail it certified so you have receipt of their signature. If you get a copy of the FDCA you will see this.
Barbra Orr
 Sep 11th, 2009
called and when I answered no one was on the line. I hung up they called right back... "Jennifer" was calling, for someone that didn't live here, and I did not know.. She acted like I was lying. Tough shit bitch, it's the truth.. She started saying something about "Penalities for lying, and I laughed told her to fuck off and hung up.
MATT MANN
 Jul 31st, 2009
check this out: http://www.ftc.gov/os/caselist/0623177/090624oxforddecreeoms.pdf

They just got slapped with a judgement from the FTC 6/23/09 - tell them you are going to report them to the FTC and mention this judgement if they call again
S
 Jul 31st, 2009
This is a DEBT COLLECTION AGENCY. They are asking for the wrong person.
JS
 Jul 12th, 2009
I'm unlisted and on DNC list. I'm also in chap 13 so no one is supposed to call me. So it's BS. I shouldn't have any collections after me. Today was the first time they called so I answered, they hung up and no message.I'm going to re-list my number on DNC, From what I understand DNC is only good for 6 months. Their just rabid jerks!
S
 Jul 06th, 2009
We've had this telephone number for four years and have been called since day one asking if we are Sandra Raoul (sp?) and every time, for four years, we tell them we are not and nobody by that name lives here. We ask them to please remove our number from their list and try to find that person by other means. Oxford has now started calling, same scenarios as below...I've been told by them they will remove our number, they will take us out of que, etc...no luck. This morning after answering yet another of their calls the rep yelled at ME saying, "All you had to do is tell us that" and then hung up. I was so angry I called them and spoke with "Kelly - a Supervisor" who again raised her voice at me after telling me if I would've only done that the first time all of this would've been over by now. What a crock...obviously we're dealing with several different things here...people who don't pay their bills and make it bad for all the rest of us, AWFUL customer service from a company who does not care about their reputation and doesn't stand by its word to actually resolve the issue at hand - and my time wasted on writing this email and contacting our lawyer so that we may start the process to sue this company if we get another call!
seeking legal
 Jul 06th, 2009
Oxford Managemen call me every day 1 or 3 times, Why. Who are they ? Why importune me? Why every day disturbing me about 3= three moths ago. If this company do not stop my unlisted
phone I must going to help a court of justice, TOMORRO !!!!!
June 29 2009.
Gizella
 Jun 29th, 2009
I am sick of the political candidates of new jersey Chris Christie and company-(Lonagan is almost as bsd-only about a dozen calls)I believe i have just received my 18th call from them.(This one was from Pat Christie) No wonder politicians can not get anything done - They are too busy suffering from verbal diarrhea
lori
 May 30th, 2009
What can I do to get these morons to quit calling? They're looking for someone who I don't know. I guess they don't believe me when I say they have the wrong number.
zombie-like
 May 13th, 2009
Been bothering me for no reason... add., and phone... Oxford Management, Corp Office, Makess Rd., Melville, NY. 11747. Phone: 1-800-982-6096
Wayne
 Mar 14th, 2009
three calls in last few days - caller id is Oxford Management - they need to stop.
me1
 Feb 28th, 2009
They call two times daily usually in the morning and evening. No one is saying anything on their end and they will not stop calling ! As many complaints about these calls from this number 732-941-0140 it would seem the FCC and or the Attorney General would investigate and take legal action immediately. You cannot send them a registered letter to cease the calls because there is not immediate address.
Mike
 Feb 24th, 2009
The idiots call once in the morning and once in the evening . . . WTF is wrong with them???

I'm on the no solicitation list . . . and I've reported them!
Me Too
 Feb 11th, 2009
They call and leave partial messages with a reference number and at times ask for someone who no longer lives at this address, there seems to be no way to make them stop, so rather than have the messages, I pick up and hang up.
Tay
 Jan 28th, 2009
I answer and the line rings on their end and then disconnects? Stop calling if your system fails!
over it
 Dec 20th, 2008
Another bottom feeder debt collector. Nicd website though.

Oxford Management
Corporate Office
135 Maxess Road
Melville, NY 11747
800-982-6096
631-454-4508 (fax)

http://www.oxfmgt.com/
me
 Dec 09th, 2008

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