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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
WhyMeLord...I used to get calls about a bill that was for my late mother from a different collection agency. No amount of telling the fools that she was deceased 30 yrs ago helped. I finally gave them a change of address...the street location of the cemetery where she is interred and the unit (plot) number along with the phone number of the cemetery office. That stopped them. Plus I had a good chuckle imagining the reaction of the person who answered the phone at the cemetery and what he said to the PRA pest who called.
Ellen
 Feb 04th, 2013
I get calls for my dad (been dead for near 40 years) and finally, in frustration, asked them to produce supporting documents. Most never respond but a few have sent doctored documents that I turn over to the USPS postal inspectors (I keep the envelopes). It's called mail fraud BTW and the postal inspector really get off running these down.

If you can get an address send them a certified letter requesting the supporting documents. 99% of the time they don't have them and can't produce them. Ergo you're off the hook.
WhyMeLord
 Feb 04th, 2013
That's guys for all the info
tired of idiots
 Nov 06th, 2012
I keep paying these dirtballs but they call every week looking for "automatic" payments. Fat chance. KMA-BMS Portfolio
Slick
 Oct 31st, 2012
Anna, PRA doesn't care ''who is paying and who they are calling''. Those collection reps are all competing for commissions and bonus ''spiffs'', as their pit bosses hound them to meet some periodic performance goal. You need to stop negotiating on the phone where they want you and get on a paper trail where they don't.

You can dispute PRA's claim any time, but this is best done within 30 days of its first dunning letter. Over two years ago in this thread I discussed setting contact restrictions. Furthermore, anyone at your workplace can take away their permission to call for you there. Keep records of any action they've taken and anything said. You can turn evidence of FDCPA violations against them in a private lawsuit when you're ready.

Official-type material on US federal collection law:
http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpajump.shtm
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/guidance/supervision/manual/fdcpa-narrative/
Resident47
 Oct 29th, 2012
scumbags
Morrisey
 Oct 22nd, 2012
collection agency
Elizabeth
 Oct 15th, 2012
I have told them numerous times to not call me at work, and they continue to do so. The bill they are calling about is being paid off, and they have been told this but different people from their company continue to call. They have been told to call me at home and they use different numbers to continue to call me at work. I come to work and see they have called well past my business hours. They always ask who they are calling and I answer you called me so you should know who you are calling, they demand to know who they are talking to and I tell them before calling someone they should found out who they are calling and that it looks like they were not trained properly to do their job. They want to get nasty, I get nasty right back. I have told them numerous times if they looked at their records they see that I am paying my debt, but not sure if they qualified to use a computer. I put them on speaker phone and was told to take them off speaker phone, I tell them we are recording them and they hang up. We have even given the phone to a co-workers 2 year old who banged the phone around for awhile and another co worker's dog who barks at the phone. They need to check to see who is paying and who they are calling.
Anna
 Oct 08th, 2012
BTW, these clowns are using their 1099-C fraud again. Just tell them that they can suck wind. Insult them...curse them out...it is YOUR phone...you don't need to put up with their crap. Also, mention things like..."Could you hold for a moment, I need to readjust the microphone on this phone recorder." When they ask who you are...ask them who they are. Obviously, they can't tell you who they are unless you tell them who you are. These people are NOT going to take you to court. They bought the debt for between 3 and 5 cents on the dollar. They count on you being afraid. Just do whatever you feel like. Heck, get a freon boat horn and let it off on your telephone mouthpiece. You do NOT have to be nice to these people. They are there for one reason...to get your money. Let them know that it comes at a cost. Insult anything about them that might set them off...gender, orientation, race, religion, nationality, family...get real down and dirty. There isn't a thing they can do about it...other than hang up. I love screwing with these people.
ZombieBuster
 Mar 06th, 2012
They are calling about a credit card I paid off twelve years ago, claiming I owe over $10k. WHAT THE FUCK.
M
 Nov 11th, 2010
New contact on my cell phone "Do Not Answer" and all calls go straight to Voice Mail...
GeePers
 Nov 10th, 2010
My attorney is drafting up a class-action lawsuit with me as lead plaintiff. We're going to hit PRA where it really hurts -- their pocketbook.
Fed Up
 Oct 29th, 2010
They keep calling on a debt that is 12 years old that I'm not responsible for....relentless.
Salem OR
 Oct 29th, 2010
woodforest bank, i closed my account and i guess i owed them $12 they claim but they call my work and home repeatedly and i'm sick of it. stop calling
jim
 Oct 19th, 2010
That's actually a good question, Kat. If you read but a few complaint threads about debt collectors, they all speak of the same problem. Collectors do not listen to verbal demands. They assume you're a liar covering for yourself or the person they want, which I imagine in many cases is true. If your cease-comm demand is on paper and you can prove delivery, the collector is on notice to respect your wishes or pay up to a grand for your grief. That assurance is absolutely worth the current cost of $5.54 for a business size envelope.

You can specify when and how collectors can and cannot make contact, or shut them up completely, from a one-time letter. The FTC would not expect you to make individual demands against the dozens of numbers and addresses one collector might use. If your personal gag order is broken, it's a violation, no exit. If you catch them trying to fool you from a spoofed phone number or dressing mail to appear to come from another entity, you might besides get them on a misrepresentation charge. If it coms to a fight, it will be your stack of records against theirs.

If you're deadly certain the account is not yours, feel free to go with a total cease-comm. If you're not sure, I always advise requesting validation while restricting communication to USPS or some other graduated cease-comm, so the collector will not feel painted enough into a corner to sue.

Last thing, I did not say "Registered", but "USPS Certified with return card". If, and I will not repeat this here, you read what the FTC says, and a host of other consumer defenders preach, you will find the same advice on how these thugs operate and your first response.
Resident47
 Oct 17th, 2010
Help me understand. If you tell them to stop calling you - then they just call you from a different number?????? Is that legal or do you HAVE to spend $5.00 for a registered letter ????????
kat 666
 Oct 17th, 2010
"ChargedOff2002" has it almost right, but the lead sentence is wrong. A collector can and does often force payment by securing a default judgment through the court system. The "shot clock" only runs out when a debt account has aged past your state's Statute of Limitations. Oh, they can still harass you then, but no judge can help them do it, unless of course you are foolish enough to let them reset that shot clock. There is plenty the debtor can do to forestall or prevent those bitter outcomes, without necessarily hiring legal aid or paying anything the collector demands, depending on the particular circumstances.

If you read through this thread you will see why it's so very important not to give the collector any verbal answers to inquiries. The dirtiest of them, like PRA, will try to trick you into lopsided agreements on their terms, which they will later break and make worse for you. Move the discussion to a paper trail, out in the sunlight.

Those of you who are certain the collection calls are misdirected don't have to take weeks and years of ringing phones. You can reply with a "cease-comm" notice by USPS Certified with return card, violation of which carries a fine. Those of you pulling pranks and being abusive in return are counterproductive. In any consumer dispute the first side to lose composure loses the argument.

You have rights as an accused debtor under the FDCPA. Learn them at FTC-dot-gov.
Resident47
 Sep 30th, 2010
Yes, they only have about 3 dozen plus numbers they can call from. Its just amazing.
Robert
 Sep 30th, 2010
I keep getting calls from this company, very annoying, they call from all different states!
Rose
 Sep 30th, 2010
Not sure why they call at all hours of the day and night, I'm bankruptcy protected. Called BBB, they have multiple complaints against them.
unhappy
 Aug 25th, 2010
These guys can't make you pay for a charged off debt unless they can bully you into it by calling repeatedly. F them- send them a no call request in writing and you're done. Don't talk to them- it does no good! They'll still call and if you enter into any payment arrangement then they are justified into calling more, wiping out your bank account, or worse. They are bottom feeders- taking people who had a bad debt in the distant past and trying to make it continue into the present. Don't be a victim! Refuse their calls! Send them a no-call letter! Forget about them!
ChargedOff2002
 Aug 20th, 2010
A bunch of pain in the ass con artist collectors............just dont anwser the fricken phone at all
robb
 Aug 19th, 2010
i beez lookins fo u mutha fukin crakers to beez payin yous billz i stills beez callins yous evry day mutha fukas
jigga boo
 Aug 11th, 2010
some black nigger looking for someone that had my number at a previous time...fucking chimp, i told her to get some fucking bananas and shove them up her nigger asshole!
debtor
 Aug 11th, 2010
Bottom feeder junk debt recovery outfit -- calling for someone who never lived here.
karlg
 Aug 06th, 2010
collection agency. uses several phone numbers w/different prefixes. doesent leave message.
ziggy
 Aug 05th, 2010
Time for a class-action lawsuit, it seems.
Victim
 Jul 30th, 2010
This is a blocked/gov cell phone number and not sure how they got the number. I do not have any association with this company.
withheld
 Jul 30th, 2010
Portfolio Recovery other numbers 731-215-8010 620-662-8870 757-864-0020 877-803-0008 They will try to get money from the caller which reopens past debts. Here are some other numbers

866-940-7640
800-722-1413
757-961-3547
757-961-3548
866-909-0529
866-691-3568
757-961-3546
877-803-0008
757-961-3544
757-961-3545
731-215-8010
Tennessee
 Jul 30th, 2010
I owe nothing to anyone so I played a word game with these fools until the ape that was talking got mad and hung up on me. Molon Labe beeoch!
Dave
 Jul 20th, 2010
Just got the call.I looked at the phone - looked up the number and here I am.I am comment 19 congrats to me
kman
 Jul 20th, 2010
Constant hassle from these people (?)...
Even though no such person has this number they
bother, pester and continue to call..
Just put em on block and utilize the the high
pitch tone to destroy their ear drums.. Now they
leave me alone..
---SoldierByte---
SoldierByte
 Jul 19th, 2010
Double Down Black Bush, and Bush Junior destroyed me life.
Abort them
 Jul 17th, 2010
These dumba--'s have been told for the last time...we do not give (allow) employees calls from scumbags like these. They need to reach them at home. We have our corporate attorney on it.
-employer
 Jul 15th, 2010
SCUM BAGS!!
m503t907
 Jul 10th, 2010
Do not try to appease these crooks by promising to pay. They will try to trick you into saying this. If you do, this will reset the clock on the statue of limitations for collecting ANY PAST DUE DEBT even if it has been over 10 years. Legally they will be able to proceed with garnishment and debt collection. Share this info!!! THEY PURSUE ILLEGAL-TO-COLLECT COLLECTION-BARRED-BY-LAW DEBTS!

Calls from over 70 phone numbers, including these http://whocalled.us/lookup/800-772-1413.

Has called my home from 9 different numbers, leaves no messages, but keeps calling, anywhere from 8:11 AM to 9:00 PM.
BEWARE
 Jun 15th, 2010
These people have been stalking me for years. I have asked repeatedly for them to mail me an original document proving I owe this. If I owe I will pay it. It has been going on for 4 years and still no documentation. Don't answer them because when you do it re opens the case. They are bottom feeders from hell!!!!
DeeDee
 Jun 09th, 2010
These idiots call 3-4 times a day. They tell me I am a liar when I tell them they have a wrong number. My answering machine announcement gives 2 totally different names than the one they are looking for, and they still leave a message for someone else. They proceeded to tell me one time they are going to garnish my wages. The best one is that because I have the number that that person gave them that I am responsible for a $4,000 debt. I am recording ALL of the harassment from these idiots and going to file a class action suit against them. I am sure there are MANY more people getting crap from these people.
They are STUPID
 Jun 05th, 2010
Portfolio Recovery and Anchor Receivables:
205-423-4020
210-586-0050
212-000-4956
215-856-0901
239-642-5898
330-433-5996
336-552-8999
513-878-4916
603-589-7211
620-662-1492
620-662-8870
631-393-3106
661-673-4507
678-518-2904
731-215-8010
731-984-7690
757-321-6279
757-321-6280
757-321-6282
757-519-9300
757-864-0020
757-961-3544
757-961-3546
757-961-3547
757-961-3548
800-219-6295
800-383-8013
800-427-7142
800-772-1413
801-902-2414
801-902-2976
847-488-3003
847-678-9710
847-678-9723
864-268-3762
866-418-8102
866-428-8102
866-463-3017
866-463-3817
866-658-7508
866-691-3568
866-692-3568
866-940-7640
877-671-1851
877-803-0008
877-838-4347
877-857-6583
888-379-4884
954-926-5876
973-947-4806
980-939-7534

Call your local phone company to see if they have a service called "Call Intercept".. there is a monthly charge to have this service. With "Call Intercept", you can block any number in the United States. I have "Call Intercept" on my home phone thru Verizon and I am able to block 25 numbers. The person calling your number will get a recording saying "THE PERSON YOU ARE CALLING DOES NOT ACCEPT CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER, GOOD BYE." It's GREAT blocking Portfolio Recovery Associates from calling all day from different numbers. I am hoping that Verizon will extend call count from 25 to 50 numbers.
Eileen
 May 30th, 2010
I like to answer and get absolutely rude with them. I had one tell me, "sir, you don't have to talk to me that way". I said, "yeah, well you call me b--ch, I didn't call you." As long as they call, they can expect verbal abuse.
Checker
 May 25th, 2010
now another call today,unknown other call was from 757-864-0020,have kept a record of all harrassing calls,starting from Newport News ,Va.13 calls since the first of the year.todays call from Birmingham,Alabama why hasn't the floods hit this phone number caller or a tornato.
Rick
 May 06th, 2010
im not sure why they call me i'm 75 years old and dont owe anyone a damn dime. those little fukk-tards !
they also call from 731-215-8010 , 757-864-0020
henry
 Apr 27th, 2010
wtf mate?
tek
 Apr 27th, 2010
They have been calling, i guess going on 3 years now. Haven't answered yet, nor do I ever intend to. These lowlife scumbags, and I'm being nice calling them that, are calling about a debt that was written off more than 10 years ago. It doesn't show on my credit record at all. It is well past the SOL. If they miss a day calling, I get worried that something is wrong with them. WHAT ASSHOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
catsdad
 Apr 25th, 2010
special double ring (like u'd assign to granma's number), out of my area code, or lots of zeros in the number and it goes to the answering machine; leave no message and it goes into the Bel-Tronics call blocker... It's pleasantly rude and concise lol. Terrible we have pay $ to have harassment piped into our homes.
wudabuddle
 Apr 19th, 2010
Sneaky lowlifes
ss
 Apr 19th, 2010
So... This will make me feel better to vent with you, but is there anything to be DONE?
wbb
 Apr 15th, 2010
Gotta admire Portfolio's tenacity, or would it be they never quit hoping? I'll never answer their calls, and never send them any money.
Davin
 Apr 06th, 2010
What dumb idiots. I work at an apartment complex. I answered the phone with the apartments name and my name is Mary how can I help you. The guy saids yes Mary this is so and so from Portfoilio Recover etc called to collect a debt for Capital One. I asked him who he was calling for and he says Mary N*** (which is one of our residents). I then told him that this is an apartment complex office and I was not who he was looking for. He said well you answered to Mary. I told him "my name is Mary but its Mary S****". I think they need to listen a little more carefully and make sure they are talking to the correct person before they start spilling out private information. What idiots
Mary
 Apr 05th, 2010
8:48 pm same company different number everyday. PR
pissed
 Mar 30th, 2010
Portfolio Recovery Associates - Bottom feeding scumbags. Yet another number of theirs to add to your phone's "ignore" list
Seng
 Mar 25th, 2010
collection agency
me
 Mar 24th, 2010

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