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This company has successfully been able to achieve in garnishment of wages even when they know they are a piece of gum on the bottom of your shoe. I went to court this Tues and I was representing myself up til then. I hired an attorney the day before not knowing what I know now. That I have rights or not being harassed. I showed my attorney all my calls from PRA Portfolio along with letters to them asking for help when I had to resign my job due to a medical illness. Last year they called me and said what can ya pay 100~50~10 they said you buy groceries don't ya. They ended up suing me and leaving the summons on my front porch. I then took it to the court house where I was able to delay garnishment for 6 months. Unfortunately, I did not write my answer correct. I did not dispute the debt but I was disputing the amount owed on the debt. Anyway, day late dollar short. I was either facing BK or finding someone who could help me. Bob Semnar Law Firm @951-293-4187 or cell 858-688-6598. I just went in to ask favor from him since he help me before and he said why I not go to him sooner. I told him I did not know you did this type of law. Anyway, he has taken my case on contingency. He told me if anyone needs help with this company to give him a call. I had to contact my employer and explain what is happening. So embarrassing. This debt is from 2007 from Wells Fargo. I can't for the life of me understand why. I have my mortgage with them why they want to do this to someone who clearly ask for help. I did make payments to them as well and in court they said I made none. The judge ruled in there favor. I was really upset. My attorney said to me we might of lost the battle on that one but we are still in the fight. I encourage any of you to follow suit to get these people. I don't know how they sleep at night.
Debbie B
 Mar 01st, 2013
Portfolio Recovery Associates, 500 W 1st Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Mr. Bill Armbruster, 620-662-2800 Fax: 620-662-2777 800-383-8013
www.portfoliorecovery.com
Bill Armbruster
 Dec 07th, 2012
Called my prepaid cell phone
Tammy Posey
 Sep 29th, 2011
Charlie: PRA doesn't really care what your state law says and hopes you've never read it. Unless your debt was discharged in bankruptcy or you can invoke a Statute of Repose, merely calling you does not itself equal harassment. To rise (or perhaps sink) to that level, they need to create an annoying call pattern or actually say rude things. Monitor your phones, they yet may not disappoint you in handing you FDCPA violations.
Resident47
 Sep 26th, 2011
PRA is also Portfolio Recovery, a collection agency. They are the slime of a very sleazy pond.
cowbulls
 Sep 26th, 2011
Arizona statute of limitation is six years, so it’s past six for me now, don’t they know the Arizona laws, and this is a form of harassment from the Portfolio recovery.
charlie
 Sep 14th, 2011
Well, James, that's a thickening plot, all right. Two scenarios come to mind:

- Your name or number is messed up with some other account, and somehow the rep you spoke to missed this.
- Your theory is holding, that a (more) rogue (than usual) PRA staffer, current or former, is combing files for a personal fraudulent payday.

The first snafu happens so often as accounts are bundled and traded by the thousand, it's just not amusing. Fake collection I can also believe. The collections industry is full of employees who can describe the interior of a jail cell from memory. Hire persons with nothing to lose and they will do almost anything to hit the performance targets on the office whiteboard.

In your place I would still hold PRA's rear end to the burner until they can prove beyond doubt not to be liable for the actions of the unknown callers. After all, PRA is the agency made infamous for passing along the "robo-perjury" of thousands of affidavits "signed" by a dead woman. See the Wall Street Joural article "Dead Soul Is a Debt Collector" for more.
Resident47
 Jan 25th, 2011
Well, when I called Portfolio Recovery, the first question I was asked was "How did you get this number?" (I have my ways). The information the representative from PRA gave was accurate, and included my current address and telephone number, which I had given them in a letter prior to retiring the 2007 debt. The woman, after klickity-klacking on her computer a few seconds, was quite clear about the status of that old debt (paid in full), the information was accurate, and she informed me that there was no debt that they were aware about under my account. She also stated she did not understand why I would call them.

It makes me wonder, since I called them yesterday, if an old employee with old records got hold of my step-father's number but did not have mine, or perhaps an old employee of one of the three credit reporting agencies (as that debt had been reported to them when it went delinquent), or perhaps even some criminal element has gotten my, or those companies' older records. It just smells to high heaven of a scam, but maybe not perpetrated by Portfolio Recovery.

I contacted everyone I know about this, even my ex-wife, with whom that old debt was with (joint credit card), and filled them in on all the information about this. My wife is recommending I put a flag on my credit reports, as I have no bills or credit cards at all, nor any need of them or loans. She suggests this just to ensure that someone doesn't try to apply for such under my name.
James
 Jan 01st, 2011
James, I've read versions of your theory before, the notion of an ordinary scammer "borrowing" a collection agency number for spoofing. Since the tactics of both bad collectors and fake debt phishers are so alike, it is difficult to say you could be right or wrong. About all you can do in that much doubt is look for a pattern in the calls and in the reports people file on the gripe forums ... see what matches.

It's really enough to drive a person totally paranoid. Did you really speak to a PRA rep? Was her story accurate? Was she not given all the facts? Is the sky really blue or some clever projection? (... and so on ...)

One fact of note, a commercial telco account with a toll-free number often works only one way. Therefore a rep (or canned message) has no choice but to give a different number for return calls. Those return numbers can be much harder to find on the forums, but may appear in dunning letters and calls quoted by people fighting off lawbreaking agencies.
Resident47
 Jan 01st, 2011
Portfolio Recovery has somewhat of a bad reputation, as evidenced by my searching on the Internet in the last two days. While I am all for sticking it to them for unlawful practices they may have committed, I am also aware that identity theft does not just happen to people, it can happen to a company as well.

What happened to me below seems more like a scam from someone else rather than Portfolio Recovery engaging in questionable practices, so I thought I would put it here. Foxing a caller ID to give out a different number that what you are calling from is not a particularly difficult feat.

My step-father in Chicago received a call last night from a woman who gave her name as Stephanie Paige (or Page), purporting to be from Portfolio Recovery, trying to seek information on collection of a debt. She called from (800) 383-8013, but gave as a call-back number 866-909-0529.

He did not give her any information, but he called me. I had cordial dealings with this company in the past when I worked to retire an old debt, now paid, so I did a little on-line research to find out what was going on.

I then made this report to the Federal Trade Commission this afternoon: A person who identified herself as Stephanie Page (or Paige), alleging to be from Portfolio Recovery contacted my step-father in Chicago on December 30, purporting to be recovering a debt. While that person called from (800) 383-8013, the number they gave to return a call was 866-909-0529.

A Reverse Telephone number lookup on the Internet for the second telephone number yielded hundreds of blog posts from people fishing for all sorts of information or posting about threats or demands. After a reverse telephone number search of the first telephone number indicated that it was indeed Portfolio Recovery, today I called it to ascertain what the original call to my step-father was about.

The agent (unnamed) looked up my account on the company computer system, and told me that all she had for me was an old debt which was paid in full in 2007. The agent also told me they had no record of a call to another person about a debt collection, and that Portfolio Recovery had no record of any debt outstanding for me. FTC complaint number: 28707180
James
 Dec 31st, 2010
Kelly, it's not hard to find complaints against PRA, a chronic lawbreaker. I'm not sure they have been found snooping in credit reports for weak targets, but that sort of entrapment is not unheard of.

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 26th, 2010
To SAD:
I understand what you're saying (hence why I work very hard to pay my bills), and I understand your attitude from the people you have to deal with. However, asking if something's legal or correct is not only our legal right, but it's the only smart thing to do. Your company may not run scams, but there are several out there that do (I even had a collection caller admit that to my father once saying that they call everyone with the same name and hope someone pays it...they don't care if it's the right someone as long as they pay it, and a lot of people, especially elderly, will pay).

I do have a question for you because I don't understand: what's the point of you and your company pulling a credit report on someone every 6 months? If they owe you something, they owe it. Their credit report isn't going to show you another debt they owe you unless you put it on there, right? So, please explain the point of the credit report pulling because it sounds like you're almost admitting to pulling a report and pulling off old debts that you may or may not have legally purchased and going after the person for them without regard to accuracy or doing actual research or proving the debt is owed. That probably isn't true, but that's what it sounds like.
Kelly to SAD
 Nov 24th, 2010
My parents got a call from them on a phone number that has only existed for 5 years. They were looking for me. I haven't lived there for 23 years. A few years ago I had to do a Chapter 13 bankruptcy (I chose the CH13 because I WANTED to pay my bills and I wasn't trying to get out of it, but resolve it and stop collection calls) due to large medical bills. My bankruptcy was paid and discharged almost 2 years ago. Since then, I have been monitoring my credit and there's nothing on it. So, this company cannot be calling on a good debt. Everything has been paid and discharged. And since I moved 23 years ago, I really don't think they have the right person since I don't live anywhere close to the same area. I have lived at the same address for 17 years, I've had my current phone number for at least 8 years. I put my accurate address and phone on everything, yet I haven't received a single piece of mail or a single phone call or message? Seems fishy or strange. I don't know whether I should call them and try to straighten it out or not in case they're just fishing. Is there any true way to find out if this company is always above board and doesn't try to collect on debts that have already been paid?
Kelly
 Nov 24th, 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 always tell them that I am recording the call for training purposes and they will not talk to me.
John
 Aug 28th, 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
......just think about it....who would do this for a living ? and why ?
bubbabowden
 Jul 22nd, 2009
There is also a derogatory picture of Muhammad on their website. As a Muslim, I am totally deeply offended by that and I have contacted them and asked them to please now remove this picture off their website. I hope that they will do so or I shall contact them again in harsh terms.

This is their despicable website:

http://www.portfoliorecovery.com/
Tariq
 Mar 09th, 2009
Seems like there are alot of douchebags on here who are quick to jump on people who are reporting harassing calls from these bottom feeder debt collection companies. First of all, you make it easy to believe the people who claim your calls are of a rude and profane nature with your comments on here. That joke down the way about a blowjob and a cheeseburger is real classy.

You instruct people to be "civil" with them if you call them with the wrong person's information or name. Aside from the fact that most of these people seem to be getting repeat calls, you stupid asses need to grow up and stop calling people and numbers that you find via the phone book or other unreliable means which leads to people being unnecessarily bothered. I have never been called by one of these nitwits but you would be happy to deal with some of these folks before you called me, they seem to want to resolve the issue without much problem, I have my own business and have alot of downtime, I would make your lives a living hell with the kinda tricks I could pull on your asses, ever heard of a celeb soundboard.

Funny that you don't recognize the real reason for the credit woes gripping the world, have you ever heard of the House of Rothchild,Warburg,KoenLoeb,Chase Manhattan,et-al, those bastards have taken the value out of the nation's money through the scam that is the Federal Reserve. Usury has been practiced by the money changers since the day's of Jesus, you think the world would wake up at some point..
Ass collectors
 Mar 01st, 2009
Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC
Aka/Anchor Receivables Management
Corporate Headquarters
120 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk VA 23502,
Mailing address: PO Box 12914 Norfolk VA 23541
Phone: 800-772-1413 800-654-8818 or 757-519-9300
Fax: 757-321-2504 or 866-296-0635

Offices:
4829 Hwy 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305

New Market Mall
5200 West Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666

500 West 1st Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67501


Portfolio Recovery Associates calls from 14 numbers:
800-383-8013
800-772-1413
800-860-0644

866-109-3263
866-299-3632
866-299-7422
866-428-6589
866-532-9661
866-691-3568
866-879-2116
866-909-0529

877-803-0008

757-321-6278
757-519-9300
Kat
 Feb 19th, 2009
to this JR, I might add, it really is pretty stupid of a company to buy up debt now, given the economy. After all, most people have tried to pay on the credit cards, but the card companies have stuck it to them by raising rates when they, the payer was in fact on time with their company. I would say, let PRS or whoever sue the person they are calling, and then try to get money. After all, if they had no money, why would they have any after getting sued. OR offer them 10cents on the dollar. And make them put in writing that they will report to ALL credit agencies that the debt in question has been "fully satisfied". Get it in writing but in the meantime, keep food on your table. No collection agency in their right mind last year or this year would even be buying debt. They need to fold up shop . The original creditor has written off the debt. Check your credit reports first.
dw
 Jan 12th, 2009
Does not leave a message, but calls several times a day, asks for Juan, have told them repeatedly that I do not know a Juan, asked to speak with a supervisor, since they don't seem to be capable of removing my phone number from their auto dialer. They hung up
Miko
 Jan 08th, 2009
PRA is also Portfolio Recovery, a collection agency. Here are all the # I've found for them:
650-512-2323
687-780-3008
757.321.2503
757-321-2508
757-321-6270
757-321-6273
757-321-6278
757-519-9300
757-519-9300
800-383-8013
800-722-1413
800-860-0644
866-532-9661
866-297-5022
866-298-1447
866-299-3463
866-299-6414
866-428-6589
866-428-8102
866-532-0549
866-547-5473
866-691-3568
866-879-2116
866-909-0533
877-803-0008
888-285-9984
888-772-7326
Cat
 Dec 24th, 2008
Called my workplace numerous times this week. Said the call was from Portfolio Recovery Associates. I demanded they stop calling and they called later in the day anyway!!! I called back and asked whom they were trying to reach at my workplace,without giving them my name. They named 3 people that I've never heard of?!?!? I told them that my co-workers and I were going to call the police if anyone calls from there again. Immediately send a cease & desist letter to these people and copy your state's attorney general and the federal trade commission. They were trying to collect a debt that I paid in full many years ago. Their address is P.O. Box 12914 Norfolk, VA 23541
Elizabeth
 Nov 21st, 2008
Call received from Robert looking for me. I refused to say who I was when he refused any info on the nature of this call. How can a person respond when they refuse to give info. I don't owe anyone, not even on my mortgage or any credit cards (I only have one), never filed bankruptcy or defaulted on ANY debt. I get all sorts of messages left on my machine but today was the first from a live person, (he was live but not human). I am on a Do Not Call list, and on the credit report system to notify me of any attempts to gain credit using my name. Why do honest people have to put up with this garbage? I have a very sick husband and this constant calling is really stressful, on top of my already stressful life. After looking up the number he gave I find out it's the same as all the message, Portfolio. Why can't they take a hint and back off?
Cathy
 Oct 09th, 2008
Left message to call Kinetta Williams at 866-428-6589 Ext 11294

Know your rights.
www.consumercity.org/billcollectors.html

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC
Aka/Anchor Receivables Management
Corporate Headquarters
120 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk VA 23502,
Mailing address: PO Box 12914 Norfolk VA 23541
Phone: 800-772-1413 800-654-8818 or 757-519-9300
Fax: 757-321-2504 or 866-296-0635

Offices:
4829 Hwy 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305

New Market Mall
5200 West Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666

500 West 1st Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67501


Portfolio Recovery Associates calls from 14 numbers:
800-383-8013
800-772-1413
800-860-0644
866-109-3263
866-299-3632
866-299-7422
866-428-6589
866-532-9661
866-691-3568
866-879-2116
866-909-0529
877-803-0008
757-321-6278
757-519-9300
Oklahoma
 Oct 03rd, 2008
Incomplete message - Something about a personal matter.
GTK
 Jul 28th, 2008
They left a message on my answering machine to return the phone call. Please call Crystal at 800-383-8013 at ext. 22713 but when I attempt to speak with "Crystal" she's unavailable. I've called several times but not "Crystal". Besides, they are calling the wrong number as this people does not leave at my residence.
Carl
 May 20th, 2008
This is a collection agency that usually calls for outstanding medical bills
Kim
 May 02nd, 2008
Check out the Credit Info Center webpage (www.creditinfocenter.com) for info on collection agencies (which DO break the law all the time!) and your rights in this matter. Many collectors are jerks (like our friend JR here) and if they're harrassing you, document as much of it as you can and file complaints with the BBB, your state's attorney general's office and the FTC.
cm
 Mar 12th, 2008
i say to those who owe debt, know the laws behind the people whom collect it. A debt is owed, yes, HOWEVER after 7 years it is no longer affecting you, it falls off your credit report after 7 years regardless of how many times it changes agency's. you can only be sued for a certian amount of years depending on how long the statues of limitations are in your state, BEWARE, some states are longer than the 7 years the debt stays on your credit report, so you can still be sued. You need to look up the statues of limitations in the state you reside or own property in. Most states are average of 3-6 years statue of limitaion. But some are 10-15 years. colections buys debt for penny's on the dollar and get rich by having you pay out of statue accounts, that are in no way affecting you and they can not sue you on. Pay the debt you legally owe, and forget about the other. See what it is you still legally owe, unless you are one of those moral freaks whom think you should pay it after 15 years.... Quit letting the BIG DOGS of the collection world get rich off your dollar, sheeze we collectors get paid regardless....and a few thousand extra a month off your money too... on bonus, or commission of convincing you to pay the old stuff.... hhmmm. Don't be stupid; always ask what the date is (looking for 7 years prior) and if it is still in stats... that is the key.
TRUTH
 Jan 04th, 2008
Just got another call from these Jackles yesterday when I said hello, they hung up. I contacted Budd Hibbs it turns out they have a atuo Dialer that calls anywhere from 8 - 10 numbers the first number that answers that sounds like it has a human voice it transfers to a collector. The rest of the numbers that are left are marked as "Answered" and put back into a phone number lottery, Buds advice is don't call back the number if you do it'll be marked as a active number and they will call you back. Be Carefull.
JM
 Dec 29th, 2007
They claimed I owed a debt on a credit card which I never had. There is no such debt or card on my credit report. They refused to give me any account information, they just told me I needed to start sending them money. I told them they had the wrong person and that they would have to prove that any such debt existed. The male caller said they didn't have to prove anything! They now call twice a day and I have retained the services of an attorney to get this harassment stopped. The attorney said these people are bottom feeders who try to collect old debts that are often beyond the statute of limitations. They use bad or outdated information and often blanket call several people with the same name, hoping they will find the right person. What a scummy way to make a living.
Carl
 Dec 13th, 2007
I've been dealing with Portfolio Recovery Associates for acouple months now. I never let people know who I am when they call and ask for me I tell them that I'm the persons message phone if they want their message to pass through they have to tell me who they are by the time I say "have" they hang up on me. Great company huh?
JM
 Dec 11th, 2007
I pulled my credit report and found several false info. so i put an alert on my credit and put an investigation. since i did so, now i am getting calls from this #.
ito
 Dec 03rd, 2007
Portfolio Recovery Associates of Norfolk, VA is a debt collection agency.
Also uses phone number 800-772-1413.

These leeches scour credit reports looking for debt which has long been
written off by the original creditor. They then claim to have "purchased"
the debt and want you to pay it off to them. They are very persistent
but just ignore them and they will go away. Don't even acknowledge the
old debt that they claim you owe, since doing so could put it back on
your credit report for another seven years!
Sit tight and don't send them a cent.
debtor22
 Nov 05th, 2007
from:
http://www.goodbusinessbureau.com/

RipOffReport.com has received defamatory material and fake complaints and published such slander on their site, without checking of the legitimacy of such complaints. Ed Magedson is also known for adding fake complaints on his website at ripoffreport.com & badbusinessbureau.com. He clearly likes to show his ways of editorial control and fraudulent activities. Consumers should not judge any company based on postings at RipOffReport.com because they are not checked for legitimacy & accuracy.

One company said in a statement last August that it sued Ed Magedson of Ripoffreport.com and obtained a $10 million default judgment against him. Ed Magedson, however, has yet to pay them any money.

The public is being warned NOT to post anything on RipOffReport.com or BadBusinessBureau.com. It is against the law for ANYONE to use and promote ANY company. RipOffReport.com does not tell you that postings can't be deleted and YOU CAN BE SUED for doing it!!!

There is a BIG financial reward for information being offered on the whereabouts of Ed Magedson of ripoffreport.com. So far, he has been impossible to trace. According to information obtained from the Florida Department of Corrections, Edward Magedson, FDC offender #865906 and founder of ripoffreport.com & badbusinessbureau.com has been listed as a FUGITIVE.
TRUTH
 Jul 23rd, 2007
(3rd party means that they have nothing to do with the conract agreement)...
3rd party collections have strict guidelines that have to be met, INDIVIDUAL collectors are penalized as well as the agency, collectors have extensive training on the FDCPA and each state law that pertains to collection activity, it's very rare for 3rd party collection agency to break any law, 1st party collections how ever are not affected as severely as 3rd party by FDCPA and state collection laws.... most of the harassment comes from a 1st party in-house collection agency (1st party is the actual company the contract is with)... (consumer/debtor is 2nd party)

and to this TSACGIV person who posted ripoffreport...
TRUTH
 Jul 23rd, 2007
IT'S FUNNY HOW YOU PEOPLE THINK WE ARE RIPPING YOU OFF AND WHAT NOT BUT YOU'RE THE ONE THAT DIDN'T PAY YOUR BILLS...I WILL GLADLY CALL ANY OF YOU DEADBEATS DAY AFTER DAY BECAUSE I CAN AND IT'S NOT ILLEGAL FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK YOU KNOW THE LAWS YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T!!! SO NEXT TIME YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING IS ILLEGAL HOW ABOUT YOU LOOK INTO YOUR LAWS FIRST HOW ABOUT LOOKING UP THE FDCPA LAWS WHILE YOU ARE AT IT
SAD
 Jul 23rd, 2007
1800 383 8013
SEE RIP OFF REPORT.http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/253/RipOff0253256.htm
TSACGIV
 Jul 20th, 2007
PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES AN ASS TOLD MY HUSBAND BLIND AND MENTALLY ILL TODAY PAY THE BILL FROM
1991 NOT IN HIS NAME.
PORTOFOLIO RECOVERY WAS A
CLIENT OF LTD 77074 AND
THEY STOLED ALREADY 7
CHECKS OF 150,00 FROM
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY
OF MY HUSBAND THAT IS NOT A DEBTOR AND THIS ACCOUNT
IS ONLY IN MY NAME.
THIS ACCOUNT IS FROM NEW YORK 1991 AND I LIVED IN
MIAMI FOR 11 YEARS.
PORTOFOLIO CALL MY HUSBAND
TODAY AND TOLD HIM HE HAVE TO PAY MY ACCOUNT FROM 1991 BECAUSE I DONT SPEAK ENGLISH.
LTD 77074 AND PORTOFOLIO ALREADY TOOK ILLEGALLY 1070,00 FROM MY HUSBAND
THAT IS NOT IN MY ACCOUNT.THIEVES!!!
THE NEW MAFIA OF BAD DEBT COLLECTORS IS HERE!!!
PLEASE SEE FORUM COMPLAINTS:

http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com/ltdfinancialservices-19.html
TSACGIV
 Jul 20th, 2007
1ST OFF ALL THANK U TO ALL U DEAD BEATS WHO DONT PAY THEIR BILLS UR THE REASON Y I HAVE A JOB! 2ND IF U WOULD PAY UR BILLS WE WOULDNT HAVE TO CALL...IF WE HAVE A WRONG NUMBER BE CIVIL ABOUT IT AND TALK TO US LIKE ADULTS AND HAVE SOME RESPECT! WE DONT KNO WE HAVE A WRONG NUMBER UNLESS SOMEBODY TELLS US! IF U DONT WANT US TO CALL U PAY UR BILLS SIMPLE AS THAT! ITS UR CREDIT UR SCREWING UP NOT OURS SO WE COULD CARE LESS IF U PAY UR DELIQUENT BILLS! I GET A PAYCHECK EVEN IF U DONT PAY YOUR BILLS...BUT DONT COME CRYING TO US WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO GET A LOAN AND CANT BECAUSE WE ARE PULLING A NEW CREDIT REPORT ON U EVERY 6MONTHS AND EXPECT US TO HELP U OUT...PAY UR BILLS AND THE CALLS WILL STOP! HOW HARD IS IT...IF U CANT AFFORD SOMETHING DONT BUY IT!
SAD
 Jul 16th, 2007
Mark probably dont know the difference between a cheeseburger and a blow job.. hmmmm, u wanna go to lunch Mark??
J.R.
 Jul 12th, 2007
IF U ALL TOOK THE PROPER STEPS WITH THEM, WHETHER IT BE A WRONG NUMBER OR WHAT EVER THE CASE MAY BE, YOU'D GET WHAT YOUR ASKING FOR... THE CALLS WILL STOP IF YOU DIRECTLY TELL THEM THAT THEY HAVE THE WRONG NUMBER, YOU DON'T KNOW THE DEBTOR, AND DO NOT WANT TO BE CONTACTED AGAIN ABOUT IT. THEY HAVE NUMBERS ONLY BECAUSE THEY WERE AT ONE TIME AFFILIATED WITH THE PERSON THEY'RE ASKING FOR, OUTDATED OR NOT, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS COMMUNICATE LIKE AN ADULT AND YOU'LL GET THE RESULT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR.
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 Jun 25th, 2007
why would anyone say that j.r. was mad, he is the only one making any sense, there would be no debt collectors if there was no debt, people complain about getting calls about old debts, or what ever the case is... seems to me like they need to PAY THIER BILLS, and for someone to get on this and say anything about the FCC is 100% IGNORANT... i don't think there is anyone who could argue with that!

P.S. i'm not mad
not angry
 Jun 20th, 2007
Looks like J.R. is one of the "Debt Collectors" That monitors this forum. Boy is he mad!
Mark
 May 22nd, 2007
And sorry Debbe, but u dont know as much as u think u do!! the FCC controls the radio waves genius! Let me guess, u must be a typical credit criminal. I wish they still had a prison to keep all the dead beats that have no intent on paying there debt, keep them away from the economy so it wouldnt be so messed up, it's a darn shame of all the rights a dead beat has in this country.
J.R.
 May 12th, 2007
Actually Shelly, the pond scum is the people that charge up debt and have no intent to every pay it off, they are they ones messing up the economy and the debt collectors are helping out the economy by trying to get dead beats to pay there bills that they owe, so think before u speak
J.R.
 May 12th, 2007
They called today looking for my sister-in-law. It's a debt collection company that buys lists of written off debts. Told them 'I'm not a relative. Remove my name & number. The next time you call, I'll report you to the FCC.' That usually takes care of these deb collectors.
Debbe
 May 10th, 2007
3/1/07 9:44am Unknown name
GA
 May 04th, 2007
Called and wouldnt give any info about their company, finally after speaking to them they tried to tell me that I had a bill that I didn't ever have and that I needed to pay it, I got into an arguement with Jon and he called me a "child." What the hell is that about??? SCAM ARTISTS! I will be reporting them.
Robert
 Feb 28th, 2007
These people "buy" written off debts from other companies that are ancient and then try to collect them. They are pond scum.
shelley
 Feb 19th, 2007
A lady called asking for my girlfriend. Her name was Susan Erikson @ extension 22777, but she wouldn't tell me what company she was with and said that she rather not say..."It's a personal matter and I would rather not discuss it with anyone, but her." This lady was oddly super nice as if she were my mom or something. I guess that is a new debt collection method to get people on the phone. I did some research that shows them as Portfolio "Recovery Associates, L.L.C., Debt Collector"
Rick
 Feb 08th, 2007
I Googled the number.
I have been recieving calls for over a year now and I have followed up with this company and have been told SEVERAL times that my umber has been removed from the list. I recieved a call THIS MORNING from them!!! Obviously , I have not been removed from the list..... I am fileling ANOTHER report with the FCC and FTC as soon as I finish this. They are looking for Frank Martinez..STILL!!!!
Robert Stevens
 Feb 06th, 2007
Not sure who it is calling, they asked for me by name. Absolutley no identifaction of who they represent. I figure by the name identified here "PRA" it's a bill collector.
Leo
 Feb 01st, 2007
The woman on the phone wouldn't identify her company name. She said it was a private business matter. Dozens of other company's have called looking for some guy that apparently had the phone number before I got it two and half years ago.

Greg
 Jan 15th, 2007
The woman on the phone lied and said that my number was given to her by the person she was looking for.
Kristi
 Dec 05th, 2006
these people keep calling who are they?
charlene
 Dec 05th, 2006

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