Caller ID is the best investment. I have no interest in answering calls listed "UNAVAILABLE" and from numbers I don't recognize. Only CREEPS use this tactic to harass people.
 Nov 20th, 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

 Jul 30th, 2010
Portfolio Recovery and Anchor Receivables:

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.
 May 30th, 2010
Portfolio Recovery (a collection agency) that uses multiple telephone numbers: 800-772-1413, 866-940-7640, 757-961-3544, 757-961-3545, 757-961-3546, 757-961-3547, 757-961-3548. JUST DON'T ANSWER!
 Feb 22nd, 2010
Called but no message. Portfolio Recovery has been calling me for months based on a debt my ex-wife ran up. I have tried to push them to go to court but they refuse. The last time they did so, on a differnt Credit Card, I responded as required by law and they didn't pursue it because they know they will lose. Seems they add a new number every few months. With modern technology, I am able to forward all their numbers direct to Voice Mail (never rings), so they don't even bother leaving messages anymore. Here are all the number I have collected:

 Feb 16th, 2010
Got a call Sunday afternoon, 1:35. Isn't it against the law to call on a Sunday? Hung up before I could get to the phone. It's Valentine's Day, fer chrissakes, and these zombies are calling. My credit is clear, but there's some piece of trash in my area with my first initial and last name (but different middle initial, if the morons would ever pay attention) who has had collectors after her for years for all the debts she keeps racking up, then defaults on. Companies can't find her, so they harass me.
 Feb 14th, 2010
This number calls severa; times a day at all hours. They are trying to collect on a debt that has been paid off for over 7 years. When asked to send the original debt info' they get very rude.
 Feb 13th, 2010
Their website is at
Their corporate mailing information (where you need to mail what I said in my previous post) is at:

Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.
120 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
 Dec 20th, 2009
Any collection agency that violates the FDCPA may be sued. Consumers can find more information at

There is much controversy over statute of limitations in all states. Even within the states, judges don't agree on the dates which really does a lot for the whole situation.

Most of the time, if you approach these bozos with a formal letter sent certified mail, return receipt requested and tell them to cease communications until they fully validate the debt, they will sell it to another bozo collector who will proceed to attempt to collect on it. When I say fully validate the debt, I mean specifically state in your letter for them to provide documents proving you actually signed a cardholder agreement or contract for the debt they are pursuing, copies of all documents they have on file pertaining to the alleged debt and authorization from the original creditor that they as a collection agency have the right to collect upon the alleged debt. Do not accept a copy of a statement as a validation of a debt, it is worthless. They will try and use this to shun you and satisfy the requirement but it does not. That is why you must specify in detail the documents (any and all) they have pertaining to the alleged debt. Yes, it's a pain but so are they and they are relentless. In some cases, if you do not challenge it, they may turn it over to an attorney within your state and attempt to file a judgment against you for the alleged debt. They can win if you do not fight it and having previous evidence that you have fought it is necessary if it does come to that point.

Know your rights as a consumer and act against those who violate them.

The following is directly from the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act:

§ 809. Validation of debts
15 USC 1692g
(a) Within five days after the initial communication with a
consumer in connection with the collection of any debt,
a debt collector shall, unless the following information is
contained in the initial communication or the consumer has
paid the debt, send the consumer a written notice contain-
(1) the amount of the debt;
(2) the name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed;
(3) a statement that unless the consumer, within thirty days
after receipt of the notice, disputes the validity of the
debt, or any portion thereof, the debt will be assumed
to be valid by the debt collector;
(4) a statement that if the consumer notifies the debt col-
lector in writing within the thirty-day period that the
debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, the debt col-
lector will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of
a judgment against the consumer and a copy of such
verification or judgment will be mailed to the consumer
by the debt collector; and
(5) a statement that, upon the consumer’s written request
within the thirty-day period, the debt collector will
provide the consumer with the name and address of the
original creditor, if different from the current creditor.
(b) If the consumer notifies the debt collector in writing within
the thirty-day period described in subsection (a) that the
debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, or that the con-
sumer requests the name and address of the original credi-
tor, the debt collector shall cease collection of the debt,
or any disputed portion thereof, until the debt collector
obtains verification of the debt or any copy of a judgment,
or the name and address of the original creditor, and a copy
of such verification or judgment, or name and address of
the original creditor, is mailed to the consumer by the debt
collector. Collection activities and communications that
do not otherwise violate this title may continue during
the 30-day period referred to in subsection (a) unless the
consumer has notified the debt collector in writing that the
debt, or any portion of the debt, is disputed or that the con-
sumer requests the name and address of the original credi-
tor. Any collection activities and communication during the
30-day period may not overshadow or be inconsistent with
the disclosure of the consumer’s right to dispute the debt or
request the name and address of the original creditor.
(c) The failure of a consumer to dispute the validity of a debt
under this section may not be construed by any court as an
admission of liability by the consumer.
(d) A communication in the form of a formal pleading in a
civil action shall not be treated as an initial communication
for purposes of subsection (a).
(e) The sending or delivery of any form or notice which
does not relate to the collection of a debt and is expressly
required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, title V of
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, or any provision of Federal or
State law relating to notice of data security breach or priva-
cy, or any regulation prescribed under any such provision
of law, shall not be treated as an initial communication in
connection with debt collection for purposes of this sec-
 Dec 20th, 2009
Call at 10 pm and ask for my SS number , for deb with 3 Company i never have credit in my life
 Dec 18th, 2009
Im confused i just got a new cell phone number and this number keeps calling me and i tell them i just recieved a new cell and that the person is no longer avaliable at this number yet they still call, the wierd thing is when i was trying to find out who they where you call the number back and it tells me the number 757-961-3547 is not in service, but they call from it all the time how does that work??
 Dec 18th, 2009
Here we go again...just tired of Portfolio Recovery using different numbers. The debt was settled over 9 years ago and they still keep calling and leaving no messages.
 Dec 17th, 2009
973-947-4806 Portfolio Recovery Associates trying to collect an old debt

Other numbers under Portfolio Recovery Associates:

Never answer the phone that says on caller ID Virginia Call, New Jersery Call, unavailble, unknown, or out of area.

Please everyone Post any other numbers they call from here and everywhere else too. thanks
 Nov 28th, 2009
Almost everyday i am getting call from from this number (757-961-3547 - Portfolio Recovery) and I am sick of this call.
Today i am registering my complaint on "". YOu can do it too...but you need to register your phone number in this government website to protect unwated marketing calls.
 Nov 18th, 2009
They call night and day starting at 6am and stoping around 8pm drives me nuts
 Oct 31st, 2009
These idiots are definitely trying to collect outdated debts. Extremely pushy and don't take no for an answer. Let's shut 'em down!
 Oct 30th, 2009
The phone number 757-961-3547 is a collection agency named Portfolio Recovery Services. They seem to specialize in outdated accounts that no longer show on your reports and will suddenly call over and over about old old debts. They seem to be listed as a legitimate collection agency but use verbally abusive methods and make insulting comments in their collection attempts.
This is it
 Oct 29th, 2009
I only get these calls when I am logged on to the internet via my dsl. I think they may be trying to dail into your computers. They never leave a message and it only happens when I am online.
 Oct 29th, 2009
Called but no message.
Manassas VA
 Oct 29th, 2009
Oh... my... goodness....

It was on Monday. My younger cousin and I (who is 17, btw, and since she's not really from America, she is not familiar with debt collectors at all.. and she is learning more and more about her family as she stays here longer) was expecting a phone call from our aunt who was coming in from out of state. The home phone rang and all she saw was the area code starting in 7. So she picks up the phone and immediately greets with a "Hi, auntie! Are you in town yet? We can't wait to see you!" This lady (and I use the term loosely) gets on the phone and says "May I speak with ______ (I forgot the name)?"

She answered "Who are you? Are you family??!!"

The lady said "I am calling about a business matter."

My cousin answered "Well then you must be family because only family handle our business! What side of the family are you on??!!"

That's... when everything went downhill from there. The lady **screamed** at my poor cousin by saying "Did you not hear what I just said? I AM NOT FAMILY! THIS IS A PERSONAL BUSINESS MATTER! SO IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO SHE IS, LET ME KNOW SO I CAN HANG UP!!"

By the time my cousin gave me the phone, she was in tears. Like I said, she hasn't had this kind of experience before, not in the country she's from. And I must say... it was a good thing that operator/collections agent hung up, lest she would have gotten an earful from me!

But because I am who I am, always standing up for my family, I did my research. It took me a while, but I found this site ( and finally found the jerks responsible for this phone call. So I did what came naturally: called and did a customer service complaint. No one talks to my little cousin that way... ever.

Apparently, customer service is not a priority for them. Every single agent I have called in that company were just careless and non-chalant about the purpose of my call. To top it off, they sound like they are from the streets, if you get my drift. I'm not putting that down, as I was from the streets myself, but when you are at work, and you're working for any kind of corporation, collections being one of them (even though I think they are the lowest level scum of the earth), there is a particular tone of voice that you need to display when you're on the phone with a client. In other words, you have to have a professional voice. The way I was treated and the tone of their voices (especially a "Ms. Woods." I'm sorry, but I think either she was chewing gum or eating when she was on the phone with me!) just totally turned me off.

So yes... I agree with everyone on here that say that these people are just flat out scumbags. However, I do see potential in this company, **IF** they play their cards right and play nice. There is nothing wrong with trying to collect a debt that is owed, but there is a right way and a wrong way. These people did it the wrong way. Period.

P.S. - I called around 9:30 their time, and they have the nerve to tell me no supervisor is available. Typical call center lies... there's always one on duty, but they are not willing to transfer the calls, I guess because it gives them demerits... but that's just a guess.. But still... as my in-laws would say, what a bunch of schmucks!
 Oct 28th, 2009
I get calls from these SOB's everyday. I do not owe anyone for anything. I have told them repeatedly - still they call my home. I have told them that I will file a law suit. I have left a message at their corporate office - I can not call the number back - real A'holes. Does any one know how to get the authorities involved and investigate these guys. They
 Oct 28th, 2009
They have been constantly calling both my cell and also my residence number. I finally answered the home number and they asked for a person by name and there's noone here by that name. Funny they have my home address, so they must have did some Internet searching for the address and that's how they got my home number but how they also got my cell number, I don't know.
 Oct 27th, 2009
I believe this is probably Portfolio Recovery. I've received calls from them from 866-940-7640, 800-772-1413, 757-961-3545, and now this one. They never leave a message.
 Oct 26th, 2009
Never Leaves A Message, Call Everyday.
 Sep 12th, 2009
Get a call every a.m. from this number, they never leave a message and I have no idea what they would be calling aobut. I don't answer since I don't recognize the number and don't answer unknown numbers. Figure if they don't show up, then I have no reason to speak to the person.
 Sep 11th, 2009
To Kristian and Nonya - If folks have real debt, thats fine, do what ever needs to be done - within the law. But STOP calling people who have been issued a phone number that some deadbeat used to have. If they aren't paying you, they probably didn't pay the phone company either, and I DON'T KNOW THE JERK!
 Sep 09th, 2009
 Sep 09th, 2009
They have called repeatedly for months. Apparently for a debt from 19 years ago. I have no idea so I don't answer anymore.
 Sep 08th, 2009
2 calls so far this morning ..
I dont bother answering any of these out of town numbers and toll free numbers.
there are too many taking old debts and trying to recoup them.
 Sep 08th, 2009
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. “PRA”
120 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23502, USA.
(local) 757-519-9300
Our Corporate Headquarters is located in the Riverside Commerce Center:

Portfolio Recovery calls from 39 phone numbers:
 Sep 06th, 2009
This guy called me named Cheney, and kept demanding information but I refused to give any. He was rude and harsh, left no number nothing.
 Sep 04th, 2009
in response to Kristian, You have no idea what you are talking about. They can only report a debt for seven years after last activity on the account.Most states have a statue of limitations for debt. If a debt is past this sol they can sue you for it but you can plead it is past statue and get it thrown out.These creeps buy old out of statue debts for pennies on the dollar and try to collect on them.If you pay a debt out of statue it will make it show up on your credit report for seven years from the time you pay it.To find out about fdcpa google Bud Hibbs. Kristian it sounds like you just might work for these creeps. Don't be scared by their bulling fight back.
 Sep 04th, 2009
White Pages reverse Lookup say it is a landline from Newport News, VA
 Jul 21st, 2009
NO MSG. I ignore all numbers I don't know
 Jul 18th, 2009
Received this call on my home phone, after I got a company issued cell phone for work (Portfolio Recovery). I started getting hundreds of calls on the cell phone for a woman who was apparently being sought by collection agencies. Imagine my surprise when that cell number was tracked to my home phone number, now I'm getrting the god-damned calls on my home phone! I'll be contacting the do not call registry about this for sure! What's worse, is it's a robot, telling you to call a 1-800 don't even have the opportunity to tell the asses they have the wrong number/person!
 Jul 18th, 2009
.... very simple.....if they could do something legally , then they would've done it....
 Jul 17th, 2009
They have been calling for around 2 years on dozens of numbers. Haven't answered yet nor do I have any plans of answering. They are calling about a debt that is over ten years old. Not on my credit report and my report is excellent.
 Jul 17th, 2009
They have been calling my cell while I was at work. Called the number on my caller id and it was disconnected. I used local phone number listed on this site and finally got ahold of someone. The debt they are trying to collect isn't even mine. Its was 4 the person who had my phone number before me. Woman on the phone stated I should not get anymore calls.
 Jul 16th, 2009
Phone rang but they left no message. Will not answer calls I do not know. I WON'T answer! They can kiss off!
 Jul 15th, 2009
Kristian -- I don't know where you got your info from -- but statute of limitations is 10 years. NOTHING IS 21 YEARS. You would be a good candidate to work for them -- or do you already? When I brought your comment up I kinda smelled something . . .
 Jul 14th, 2009
Got a call at work. My work number is not a listed number and the girls who answer the main line are not allowed to put calls through. Caller ID listed only this number, with no name. Since I know all the numbers that can get through to my direct line, I knew this had nothing to do with work, so I didn't answer it. Voicemail was left that said "this is a bunch of shit"
 Jul 14th, 2009
I have no clue who these people are or what they think they are doing but after the 30th call from these morons I finally got some girl on the other end who claimed to know more about my finances than I did (She didn't, not even close). She swore I owed the phone company $276 (Obviously I don't otherwise I wouldn't be online right now with my DSL connection from my own computer). I Was nice an cordial to her, even though she was trying to be a bullying bitch. I simply stated that the Fair Trade Act prohibits this kind of behavior and that I was not only going to contact the BBB but also have an attorney file charges for harassment as well as will violation of the Fair Trade Act. She hung up and I haven't heard from the since.
 Jul 13th, 2009
Do not talk to these low life scum. They will take your money and won't give it to the original debt. Deal with the original debtor not with these deceptive people.
 Jul 13th, 2009
They called me also, keep a dog whisle by the phone. They hate your response.LOL
 May 23rd, 2009
they call daily & lv no msg. I have tried to call the # back 3x & says # is not in service. Today I picked up. A woman was on the line & refused to answer w/what company. I asked her why she was calling from a # that was not in service. her response was "how is that possible" but she refused to id the company & hung up on me after ~ 1 1/2 mins.
 May 22nd, 2009
Actually guys, they can call you for past debts. Your past debts stay on your credit report for 7 years if the debt has been PAID. If the debt is still past due the debt can be listed on your credit report for 21 years. Easy way to get people off your your bills. I had a $50.00 water bill that I never knew about...collections got a hold of me...paid the bill and everything stopped.
 May 22nd, 2009
a woman call me her name is sharice or someting like that she does'n wants to tell why is calling i ask he dont call any more
 May 21st, 2009
Got call today at 8:35 am - away from house at time - called back and said number not in service-????
 May 21st, 2009
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc. “PRA”
120 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23502, USA.
(local) 757-519-9300
Our Corporate Headquarters is located in the Riverside Commerce Center:

Portfolio Recovery calls from 39 phone numbers:
 May 21st, 2009
no VM left. Called back & msg said # not in service
 May 20th, 2009
its a debt collector (Portfolio Recovery) for southwestern bell phone company. they keep calling my house about a closing bill from 12 years ago (july 97). they can't report to credit agency nor can they sue since the statute of limitations is up, but they figure they can harrass. i told them if they call again i will file a harrassment case against them. MORONS!!!
 May 20th, 2009
They wanted to talk with me.I told them i wasn't here.
I am getting fed up with these A**s holes calling all the time!!!!!!!!
 May 20th, 2009
They keep calling me too and even found my address and sent me letters saying I owe for a cell phone from back in 1995. I never had a cell phone until 2004. the people are VERY rude and yell at you if they cant get any info out of you. They are horrible people!!!!!

May 19, 2009
Jennifer GA
 May 20th, 2009
They keep calling me to collect on a supposed debt from over 10 years ago. When I press them for details, they cannot provide anything. Per Fair Credit Reporting Act, you can request (and they are obligated) to provide proof backing up their claim, and it has to be detailed. Plus, after 7 years, they can do nothing to your credit report anyways.
 May 19th, 2009
Portfolio Recovery- collection scumbags- DO NOT DEAL WITH THEM!
Karen in TX
 May 19th, 2009
This is a collection agency. I spoke to the man I told him to call me sometime next month. i was just dignosis with cancer having surgery he said yeah diagnosis so what does that have to do with you paying. I told that rude F---- never to call again.
 May 19th, 2009
Scummy witch wouldn't even answer my question about last date of activity- statute of limitations is about to expire & they know it!

Don't answer these scummy collectors- they FAKE a FALSE caller ID, which is ILLEGAL & against Fair Debt Collection practices, so I am REPORTING them!
Karen in Texas
 May 19th, 2009
This is a collection agency called Portfolio Recovery. NEVER answer the call. They may call you several times a day for years. They are maggots and violate the law as a common practice. I repeat NEVER RESPOND to the calls!
 May 19th, 2009
I tried calling the # back but it rang "we're sorry this number is not in service"...a spoofed number I presume. I wanna kick these fucker's collective asses!
FW Bud
 May 19th, 2009
I think they are identity thieves. They kept trying to get personal info out of me. I wouldn't tell them anything.
 May 18th, 2009