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Call for our son who is overseas. We have told them that and they continue to call. I do not pick up or just hang up quickly.
DonaldL
 Aug 23rd, 2010
I never answer caller IDs that I do not recognize.
m503t907
 Aug 22nd, 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
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
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!
anonymous
 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:

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
Friend
 Feb 16th, 2010
These pests buy very old junk debts for pennies on the dollar with expired statue of limitation, than use illegal harassment tactics trying to intimidate uninformed individuals to pay money for this junk debt, which is noncollectable since the statue of limitations has long expired. Never ever agree to pay ANYTHING to these law breaking rats, since by doing so you would void your statue of limitation protection. Google: \"Portfolio Recovery Associates Scam\" to find out more about their lawless behavior, send a letter requesting validation of debt [Google how to do so] and report them to your Attorney General, the FTC. They have many law suits pending against them. Don\'t fall for their scam - block their calls, or send a \"cease and desist\" letter [Google] or simply ignore them, or answer and sing a song or whatever. Fight these slimy roaches!! Good luck!
jon
 Dec 22nd, 2009
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.
120 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

http://www.portfoliorecovery.com/

Any collection agency that violates the FDCPA may be sued. Consumers can find more information at http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpajump.shtm

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-
ing—
(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-
tion.
MaggotAssassin
 Dec 21st, 2009
973-947-4806 Portfolio Recovery Associates www.portfoliorecovery.com trying to collect an old debt

Other numbers under Portfolio Recovery Associates:
973-947-4806
800-772-1413
757-961-3544
757-961-3546
757-961-3547
757-961-3548
877-803-0008
866-940-7640
757-961-3548
212-000-4956
980-939-7534
864-268-3762
866-691-3568

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
Paula
 Nov 28th, 2009
Called but left no message.
Manassas VA
 Nov 06th, 2009
Continue to call and not leave a message. Thats why I dont pick up or return call.
John
 Nov 05th, 2009
They call our house multiple times a day from multiple numbers. They're calling about an old credit card debt that my mom had that's at least 15 years old and was discharged through bankruptcy. Usually it's just a recording asking to call back, but not saying who the call is for, but one time a live person was on the line, so my mom talked to them. Once they said what it was about, she hung up on them. Now I just pick up and hang up the phone when they call. I was going to just let it ring, but they'll let it ring 20+ times, so I just hang up on them.
KC
 Nov 05th, 2009
They keep on calling, and calling, and calling, and calling........Ha, ha, ha...........the check is in the mail........waht a bunch of a__holes
Tonto
 Nov 04th, 2009
i got calls from them gave them the number to telemarketer looser number /from rejection hotline 973-474-9051 tell them to call that its funny as heck lol
heavensrose
 Nov 03rd, 2009
Called but left no message at all. Not even who they were looking for.
Manassas VA
 Sep 11th, 2009
Company is:
Portfolio Recovery Services
120 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone number: 1-888-772-7326 (local) 757-519-9300
They call from multiple numbers.

Steve Fredrickson
President and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Stevenson
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer

Craig Grube
Executive Vice President, Portfolio Acquisitions

PRA operates businesses that focus on the following:
Debt Purchase:
We acquire portfolios of charged-off and bankrupt consumer debt at a discount and seek to collect a multiple of our purchase price over the economic life of a portfolio. Once accounts are purchased, we sort them and attempt collection using a variety of techniques including: third party agencies, our in-house collection attorneys, and a network of third party collection lawyers.
JohnK
 Sep 08th, 2009
Receive calls from one of the following Portfolio Recovery numbers twice every day. Today they called every hour starting at 8:23 am. The person they want no longer resides at this number. How harassing!
They also call from:
212-000-4956
757-961-3544
757-961-3545
757-961-3546
757-961-3548
864-268-3762
866-691-3568
866-940-7640
877-803-0008
980-939-7534
peed-off
 Aug 13th, 2009
I now make it a practice to let all calls go to the answering machine from unfamiliar callers. These people are relentless low lifes. They call as much as 6 times a day, weekends included anywhere from 8AM to 9:30PM and never leave a message. Maybe someday they will take the hint. Until then I just started leaving a fax machine on auto answer. Hope it ties them up a little longer and they also enjoy the fax tones!
Susan
 Aug 11th, 2009
Just look at all these phone #'s Portfolio Recovery uses: 800-772-1413 800-383-8013 757-691-3568 866-691-3568 800-860-0644 866-428-6589 866-909-0529 877-803-0008 866-299-7422 866-879-2116 757-321-6278 800-722-1413 757-519-9300 866-532-9661 866-299-3632 866-109-93463 817-759-1364 800-803-0008 757-321-2508 866-940-7640 757-321-6277 800-320-9347 757-961-3546 757-961-3544 757-961-3548

Luckily my phone has the option of blocking calls.
877-803-0008
 Jul 28th, 2009
Every time they call I tell them "honey go get the checkbook so I... well where is it?" (i don't have a wife) and then I put the phone receiver down and go back to what I was doing. They hang up and try to call back for a couple of hours while the phone is off the hook.

When they sometimes call at work I just stick them on hold and let them listen to Michael Bolton. He's so relaxing.
Luv Portfolio
 Jul 27th, 2009
Answered one time. All I got was a lot of clicking sounds. Well, gave them a chance at least once.
davinhan
 Jul 23rd, 2009
Don't answer the phone! There a collection agency who buy old debt half the ones are well over the time limit. But if you do answer that get quite rude with you.
Stephanie
 Jul 23rd, 2009
.....catsdad....I get worried when they miss a day ....I keep the land line just for them....
bubbabowden
 Jul 22nd, 2009
Don't leave messages or say anything when they call. Dont know what they want. If its that important, then tell me about it.
dl109
 Jul 21st, 2009
Been calling for 2 years now. Haven't answered in that time nor will I ever answer. I swear if they miss a day I feel like calling them to make sure everything is OK
catsdad
 Jul 21st, 2009
Assuming it is Portfolio Recovery. They've been trying to call many times, probably from different phone numbers. Don't usually answer and if so, just take a message but disregard it after. They shouldn't even waste their time, would anybody ever call them back, I really don't think so.
anonymous_CA
 Jul 21st, 2009
Answered phone but quiet line, no response. I hung up
CEF
 May 29th, 2009
From comments below this appears to be Portfolio Recovery. They do use several numbers. No messages. I never answer their calls even though I do not owe any money.
Helen
 May 29th, 2009
We have been harassed by Portfolio Recovery for nearly a year. They refuse to provide any copies of documents. It's the law that they must provide requested proof of charges, including signature, date of purchase, etc. If they can't or won't, you are not liable for the debt.
There is a Statute of Limitations of seven years.
DaeMac
 May 27th, 2009
PORTFOLIO RECOVERY, THEY HAVE A COUPLE DIFFERENT OFFICES AND A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENT PH#'S CONSTANT HARRASSIING CALLS. UNSUBSTANTIATED CLAIMS OF OWING DEBTS. ALSO LOVE TO SCHOOL YOU ON PHONE ETIQUETTE; RUDE; AND THREATEN YOU W/ ALL SORTS OF ACTIONS. SOME OF WHICH ARE QUITE LUDICROUS IF YOU KNOW ABOUT THE LAWS. DO NOT CALL THEM . HAVE NOONE CALL THEM. WHETHER OR NOT YOU OWE. DO ALL RESPONSE BY MAIL. AS WELL AS ----DO NOT SEND THEM ANY INFORMATION BY MAIL; THAT OF WHICH THEY DON'T HAVE. IF YOU SEND INFO. THEN THEY HAVE MORE TO GET TO YOU. AS WELL AS THEN HAVE ABILITY TO REGENERATE THEIR CLAIM AGAINST YOU; WHETHER OR NOT IT IS VALID. YOU ARE NOT GUILTY TILL PROVEN INNOCENT YOU ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY; THAT IS WHAT THIS COMPANY DOESN'T PLAY BY. STAY AWAY FROM THESE BOTTOMFEEDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CALVIN
 May 26th, 2009
This is a number used by Portfolio Recovery in Norfolk, VA (a debt collection agency/junk debt buyer)
Em
 May 26th, 2009

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