thought they were not suppose to call at 9 pm!!! Jerks!
Pennsylvania Jun 21st, 2015
Caller ID says only "Toll Free". I called them back anonymously with my own number blocked and they would not identify their own company name. Not very nice. Thanks for the others who have posted the details of who they really are. Now I know their function, we can play. I only have major $$ past due medical bills for a botched surgery/medical device malfunction, so it must be related to that. I'm in dispute with my own insurance company regarding the extra $6,000.00 that was tagged onto my bill for "upgrades" performed while I was under anesthesia and could not have ever even authorized myself. I am terminal, so if they can get the money out of me once I'm in the ground more power to 'em. In the mean time they can blow me.
I have never heard of these people before and have no business relationship. I am on the DNC list, so their call is illegal. I never answer numbers or CID's I don't recognize. Since no message was left, it must be part of a scam. As Dora, the Explorer, might say: "Scammers, stop scamming!"
Please send copy of R8968266
With this number of reports you do not need mine!!! These are collection assholes!!
Rhode Island Nov 19th, 2013
There's someone who call me by 01:22 so i wish to know that number.
KwaZulu-Natal South Africa Nov 10th, 2013
I had 24 calls from this number on August 25th! I was at work, thank God - but TWENTY FOUR CALLS? What is wrong with these people??
this number calls at least 4 times a week. I have been on the do not call list for 5 years at least. guess nobody enforces it
California Oct 07th, 2013
Got a call from this number says toll free call, didn't answer machine picked it up. I get alot of similar calls meaning toll free calls. I am on the do not call list. So whats up that don't work?
California Aug 07th, 2013
Idiots asked for an ex-stepson that I have not seen since 1999 and has NEVER been associated with my phone number or my present name. I told him that, and he got mouthy and said "Oh, so you're saying you don't know this person?" I said no, that is not what I said, I told you that he is my ex-stepson whom I have not had contact with in over 13 years. Remove my name and number from your list and don't call me again.
My wife listened to their message once several months ago. It asked for contact information for our long-ago lost daughter. Obviously a collection agency. We have no contact information even for our own use, and WOULD NOT give any information even if we did. We recognize the caller's number now, and usually just ignore it. They do not leave a message on our answering device, just hang up.
Called but would not say a word. I said a few choice words to them & hung up.
Just read all of the comments by people receiving calls from this number..Some very good advice by 47, plus others who seem to know the Federal Trades Law. Quiet evident that the collection agency know nothing about the Federal Trades Law or the Statute of Limitations. First write for proof of debt ( they won't send it.) Then tell them to cease and desist. Most states have a statute of limitations of four years or less.Pull statute in your state by using state statute of the state you reside in.Also there are laws governing auto dialers,calls after hours,etc. After 9PM in the state I'm in is a violation of the FTC laws.Not only can you sue the company, (Penn State) in this case but also the collector harassing you. Information to a third party is illegal in my state, Such as in-laws, etc. Evidently these people don't know collection laws and in most cases when they get the debt it is beyond the statute of limitations. They feed on peoples ignorance using scare tatics.. As the saying goes, " It's a debtors world." Not a lawyer...have just studied collection laws, and Federal Trades.
Trying to get me to pay for outstanding parking tickets - good luck - I do not want to pay!
They keep calling asking for person that has NEVER lived here nor do we know the person asked for. We want this to stop!
Just called the number and asked why they are calling me. She had my name and then asked for me to verify my address. I asked her what address she had before I would verify. They hung up.
I have been called twice to three times a day since Sunday evening. They leave no message.
they just keep calling when were not home and i just keeping reporting them no end
They ring once or twice a day but never leave a message.
Local phone companies have varying policies on whether to call the phone company or the police first. Some recommend that you first call the phone company's business office and explain the problem. A representative will connect you with the "annoyance desk." Other phone companies may require you to file a formal complaint with local law enforcement before they will deal with the matter. To find out what your phone company's policy is, contact the business office and ask for assistance. AT&T policies are available online at their Annoyance Call Bureau site. Click on "Annoyance Call Types" for specific guidance. Verizon policies are available at their Unlawful Call Center and at Annoyance Call Complaint Handling page.
For serious threats, if life or property are threatened, or if calls are obscene, you should call the police and file a report. Provide as much information to law enforcement as you can. Indicate the gender of the caller and describe the caller's voice. Note the time and date of the call(s). What did the caller say? How old did he/she sound? Did the caller seem intoxicated? Did he/she have an accent or speech impediment? Was there any background noise? Was a phone number/name displayed on the Caller ID device?
Call came in at 8:00 p.m. Sunday for a family member that does not live here. Strange time for a "business" call. Passed message to family member who immediately called the number. No one answered the call. This must be some type of scam. My family will not answer any more calls from this number.
New Mexico Dec 31st, 2012
They just called me, these precks. Told them to sock my focking deck. The rep said I owe them some cabbage. Had the wrong name. I got into a conversation with the broad. Told her I would finger her and eat her juicy possy if she let it go. Asked her what she was wearing. Next thing you know we were doing phone secs. I mean, I know it was over the phone but she gave some great phone head. I blew a load on the receiver. I hope they call again
Why was I contacted by you when you wanted my brother who lives in PA, and who gave you my phone number?
Sometimes you have to shoot these people with an elephant gun. I called a major bank five times once and told them they had the wrong person on their 30 calls. Nothing. So I sent a fax to the CEO that I was coming to his house that night to get the problem fixed. That did it. Got a call to make sure I wasn't a psycho and offered a small cash settlement. I use that routine often. Then I discovered that my fax program on my computer would send a fax until completed. So I send faxes to companies but not their fax line to their phone line. My computer sends a fax every three minutes for 8 hours until it goes through. I then resend it. Did that for two days once and all was quiet again. ;-) Yeah, they were getting 160 calls every 8 hours for two days. Of course I have unlimited call service so it didn't cost me a dime.
keep calling even after they know the person thay want is dead and is telling the famly thay got to pay it off well it will be a cold day in hell befor thay see one red cent....
called asking for a person that passed away 4 mo ago are this people that cold harted to call the thr brother and want him to pay even after they got her death notes.
Appearred to be a collection agency trying to find someone I had never heard of - very rude and unprofessional!!!! Asked to be removed from phone list, so we'll see...
Grandme: You're not going to wish away the caller. You and the prior three persons reporting here need to review this thread and stop trying to deal with collectors verbally. The telephone is a collector's primary weapon. Disarm the opponent or prepare for more beatings.
They keep calling my number and hanging up when I answer the phone. There is no one on the other end. This is annoying and I wish that they would stop calling me. Caller ID shows number date and time but not who it is.
I do not know this number and I do not answer unidentifiable numbers. This caller has become a nuisance calling two and three times a day and night -- even just an hour apart.
This number has been calling my home for months. Each time they ask for someone different, none of the names are mine or anyone I know. I find this extremely annoying and time consuming. One time they called when I was expecting a call from HOSPICE, I think I have more important things on my plate than to be harrassed!
California Aug 21st, 2011
No message. Have had perfect credit for 45 years. No reason for the call and since we figured it was a collection agency we didn't answer. They never trust that you aren't the person they're looking for anyway. Just saves a lot of wasted energy.
Thomas: The thing you might be missing is you're betting against Penn calling again. By the time you get a cease-comm out the door in reaction to a second wave of calls, the party might be over and you'll have a much harder time pressing a case. If you send one now, you have them ''by the short and curlies''. You'll be assured either of the silence you want or the slam dunking you can take to federal court.
Massachusetts Jun 24th, 2011
Thanks for the info... I was thinking of how to simply block a debt caller whose call totally has nothing to do with me. If they do not call back then solved.
Of course now if they do later call from another extension I will use what info I can including the USPS CMRR to prove their case, against them Since it is THEN their obvious F***Up for harrassing me instead of using what resources are available to find the real party they should be calling ,, No reason I can't get some money out of them and teach them not to be so lazy to call the first number on their list.
Thomas: Ignoring and blocking collection calls can work against you if you one day need to prove a pattern of abuse or harassment. Collection reps won't be the least deterred by any verbal arguments from you. They are trained to disbelieve anything you say which does not lead to you writing a check.
Verbal cease-comms *should* work but often don't, which is why I keep promoting the use of USPS CMRR. The collector may lie but the mint green card cannot.
Rhode Island Jun 21st, 2011
For anyone that has a caller rejection through your phone company you can simply add them to the ignore list.... Their call is then blocked from ringing. Provided they do not have another line to call from. It will stop or at least slow down the calls for a while.
This number has called 5 times in the last week . Asked for some person named Ronny. Told them I have had my number for over 15 years and no one here by that name. They said will remove my number..... this should stop calls or they will get a very upset call back. Will wait & see !!!
I purchased calendars & pens from Pen Ballpoint supplier. Now they call once a day to sell more pens etc.
You last three commentors would be wise to review the past few months of entries in this thread. All of your concerns have been addressed.
Rhode Island Apr 16th, 2011
I get phone calls 4 or 5 times a day, for myself and my ex husband, who hasn't lived here in 7 years! When I call the number, no one responds. they call all morning and all night. I would cut off my home phone if it wasn't for 911 service. Oh, and by the way...It HAS to be bogus because I very closely monitor my credit, and I have NO outstanding debts.
I keep receiving taped message from 1 800 900 1380. I called them back and they wanted information from me as to who I was. I asked them to stop calling on several occasions. I do not have any business dealings with them nor any outstanding bills or judgments. I want to put in a complaint against the onners of this phone. They are disturbing my family. Please investigate them.
This same number been calling 4 times a day for different people and there is no merriam messick or leonard newell or debbie wheeler,bob lawrence.And do not call.gov doesn't stop these people from 1-800 numbers from calling my house.
Becky, the FDCPA gives special attention to collection calls to employers. If you had taken the advice I've been planting in this thread, you would know this and how to take action.
Rhode Island Mar 04th, 2011
Has anyone got this number to stop calling? They are calling my work place and again, no one answers when you call back. I have to get this to stop or my work place will have a fit.
Well, gang, you four are all confirming what I said back in October. Ignoring the calls does not stop them. Pressing menu keys does not stop the calls. Arguing with the rep does not stop the calls. Spending the few minutes and the $5.54 in USPS fees to send a written cease-comm is the only 95% sure show-stopper. This puts a scare into the agency as it establishes a paper trail for a potential consumer lawsuit.
One caveat, cease-comm is recommended only if the debt isn't yours or it's aged past your Statute of Limitations. If there is any small chance the account can be pinned to you, make the collector validate. Again, the FTC describes this letter process. Once so notified, all collector contact must stop until proof of claim is presented.
Rhode Island Feb 26th, 2011
I have been harrassed for months and I'd like to have it stop!
Washington Feb 26th, 2011
Some one from this number is harressing my 83 year old mother. The call and say they are looking for Sherri __________. They claim they are from DPASS and must speak to her. Then when she presses one nothing happens.
I get a call from this number twice a day. Unknown caller. Message says important business press # 1 I hang up. It's been a long time since the calls from this number started. It's very annoying. I just let it ring now and nobody leaves a message. It's really getting annoying and it's a form of harassment.
I have gotten several calls from this phone number that show up as unavailable. I wont answer the phone if I dont know who it is as Im disabled and Im becoming nervous with all the scamming that is going on these days, especially to the disabled and elderly. I did answer once though by mistake and all I got was a pre recorded message saying to call 1-800-900-1380 immediatly. Not once during this message do they say who they are or who it is they want to talk to. I refuse to call someone back that wont even say who it is they want.
Massachusetts Jan 29th, 2011
Phrases like "important personal business" and "important business matter" nearly always indicate debt collection, and/or skip tracing for the same.
Got a call from this number today with only "toll free call" on the Caller ID plus the number. I answered and a recording said it was "important personal business." I hung up.
California Jan 18th, 2011
BG, non-sales callers are exempt from the Federal DNC. Chances are better than even your Mom will get more calls until a cease-comm is sent USPS Certified.
Good story, Sarah, maybe you caught a green employee. However, you don't have proof of the calls, Penn does, and it will take a subpoena to extract them should you get into a suit. You're better off making your own recordings if possible. Thanks to a recent circuit court ruling you won't need their consent, either.
They have called my elderly Mother various times asking for someone who does not live with or is a part of her family. She has no credit; has never had credit; not interested in having credit! When I called the number they left for a call-back 800 900 1380, supposedly the person answering was "Tia" and when I asked for company name and location, I understood her to say Pan Credit in Pennsylvania. She may have said "Penn Credit" and I misunderstood. At any rate, I asked that my mother's telephone number be removed from their records. They have no business with her. Promise was made that they will delete her telephone number from their list. She is on the National Do Not Call List
they called my phone 6 times looking fr sum one else
I am concerned that this Penn Credit is some dude working on his laptop while sitting on the toilet in his apartment. When I called to ask why they called me, a guy picked up and said simply, "hello?" and I asked him, "is that how a professional answers the phone?" to which he didn't respond. I sighed and said that I'm returning a call from this 800 number, to which he QUICKLY replied (interrupting me), "this call may be monitored, etc. etc." and that he was from Penn Credit. I congratulated him: "THAT's how you answer the phone!" I told him that since he was recording the conversation, I have proof if he breaks the law by calling me again after being told not to (and that the person he was looking for does not live here). I just hung up, and will report him if he calls again.
Hopkinson, as the harassed party it's up to you to make complaints and confront the collector ..... as I had already very strongly suggested in the comment just prior to yours.
Have received several phone calls from this number at all hours of the day!! When I call, they do not identify themselves and the person in question does not reside here. Please report this caller as harrassing!!
Hard to believe in 4.25 years of comments not one mentions the FDCPA, the law that regulates bad collector behavior. Some of it was once summarized but not totally cited.
In short, if you are receiving misdirected or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in this law, which provides a private right of action. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and collectors can be sued for their crimes. You may however soon find that your verbal demands to limit or cease communication, as allowed by the FDCPA, are often ignored. You will have to place the discussion on a paper trail to enforce regulatory compliance. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov.
The website design may have been updated since the pan critique in August 2007. It's not the worst I've seen, but some of the formatting is goofed up, and the overall look is from the Random Stock Photo school of design.
Rhode Island Oct 21st, 2010
Automated message looking for my mother, said to press 1 if you are her. I pressed one and spoke with a lady who asked to speak with my mother. I said that's my mother, she doesn't live here, she has never lived here, and I have no idea how you got this #. She asked if I could give her a # for my mother and I said no, I haven't spoken to her in years and I have no idea how to get in touch with her. I'm baffled how they got my phone #, because I truly haven't seen her in years, I have a married last name, and we haven't had a last name in common since I was 5 years old. There's no way my mother used my phone number on anything because she doesn't know how to get in touch with me. They must use come kind of geneology database or something, it's really strange. Anyway, the lady I spoke with was nice enough, and said she would remove me from the call list.
This is their info if you want to give what you have received.
Contact Penn Credit
General Mailing & Phone
916 South 14th St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104
PO Box 988
Harrisburg, PA 17108
Rhode Island Oct 13th, 2010
The phone number came up as an 800 service. These people will harrass to no end. They have been told about a dozen times to stop calling here because the party they want does not live here and they keep calling just the same. You can see that this is the second time I have posted on this company.
We get alot of these calls for our grand children and they do not live here with us.. They have been told several times to stop calling us. They also have been told that our name be taken off this list they have.
If you folks don't want Harrassment charges brought up on you .. I would suggest that the calls stop as of now. That means no more calls after 5 EST on Tuesday the 28th of September.
This company calls for someone I don't even know and no matter how many times I say so they still call back. I got fed up and did the following. I haven't heard from them since.
"Who do you want?"
"You'll have to speak up. I can't hear you."
"I said Lorraine Carroll."
"Honestly, can't you speak in a normal tone? How do people hear you?"
"I'm not deaf, you know. Just give me the name."
She hung up.
California Aug 27th, 2010
I got 4 calls from them today. I believe all were automated given that all 4 came on 7 or 8 minutes after the hour they called. No messages were left on the voice mail. I don't conduct business over the phone only by mail and in person. We get a lot of crook calls like this in this community because there is a high number of older people who are more likely to forget whether or not they paid something. Plus it's easy to figure out the local numbers given that all numbers start with the same prefix.
last comment date 7.22.10-i don't believe a single word you just posted..you also sound like a total imbecile/do no call lists apply to telemarketing///did you know if the person you had called was selling you anything//i would probably believe they did have the right person and you probably were hiding from something/is there more to the story that what you are posting//like did you give the person anytime to explain or talk at all prob not//you know if you owe money companies do have every right under federal law to contact you and then even when you tell them not to call you they still can/you must post your ceasecommunication letter in writing///not calls only apply to those companies selling good services or special offer over the phone//you sound like a complete jack@##
Pennsylvania Aug 13th, 2010
I Just called them, after seveal minutes on hold, I got through they said call was being recorded, I told them MY call was being recorded from my end for legal reasons. I told them to remove the number from their call list, HE insisted that I tell him who lives at this number, I told him since you don't know STOP calling as I am NOT going to tell you! HE insisted over and over, so I told him UNLESS you will tell me the name of the person who you are looking for and why, THEN remove my number! He said HE CANT TELL ME THAT WOULD INVADE the privacy of the person they're calling... He ended up asking me a yes or no question 'is this the wrong number for Mrs Jones' I said YES...
I guess their way out of the conversation is to make up a pseudonym for the person they're looking for when they realize that I'm not stupid enough to give out personal info. IF THEY CALL BACK I WILL FILE HARASSMENT CHARGES with the site listed below... They DO follow up and fine the harasser if you give enough info!
This was a result of one follow up...and knowing the law (at least a little)
Under the law if you tell/inform a company that if they call back you charge a fee of $2000.00 per call, it is a legally acceptable fee and payable by the caller. I know this for a fact as I had a company call back after calling them and mailing and emailing them to stop calling me, I was awarded $10,000 for the 5 calls that came AFTER the date for which I had 'proof' I had informed them of the fee!.... I suggest you tell all unwanted callers of your fee, write the time and date you said it and the number, try to get their name.... if possible call back and tell a supervisor... (note date/time/number).
Eventually the FEDS will stop this from happeing SO OFTEN by making it known they enforce harassment by electronic means, and award YOU THE FEES YOU CHARGE FOR THE 'next' calls... THAT's IF YOU MENTION YOUR FEE TO THE CALLER! (the fee can be up to $10,000 per call, I didn't want the courts to give me a problem with the max so I picked what I thought was 'reasonable'..$2000.oo
AND THAT COMPANY HAS NEVER CALLED ME AGAIN..
FYI THE Better Business Bureau of the state the company is in (or calls) from can also help!
California Jul 22nd, 2010
annoying...never get the chance to talk to a person! recorded message regarding "personal information" and "urgent attention". the person's name whom they are looking for changes from time to time, as well as the person "we" need to call. it's bogus for sure, no doubt...what bill collector do you know who only leaves a message, with no follow up?
California Jul 18th, 2010
1-800-900-1380 was on my caller ID; I called the number; they asked what number I was at; they asked if "another person's name" was here and I told them they had never been at this number and didn't know them. The lady said they would remove my number. No big deal really.
My mother got a call asking for me i have not lived at home for 25 years but we got a call from a automated system and caller id said same number 1-800-900-1380 and they said it was regarding a urgent matter and gave a weapons # too! this made me scared it was regarding my son who is away at bootcamp! i am upset
California May 31st, 2010
In last 10 minutes I have received 4 calls from this number, each ringing over 50 times, this is ridiculous, I will not answer a call that does not identify itself. Toll free is not an identifier. Caller needs to identify as to who they are.
New Mexico May 12th, 2010
Filing a Complaint with the FCC
If you have a problem with a company providing toll-free numbers or service, first try to resolve it with that company or the company that bills you for the service. If you can’t resolve it directly, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file your complaint with the FCC’s Consumer Center by e-mailing email@example.com; calling 1-888-CALL- FCC (1-888-225-5322
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CALLED THIS AM LEFT MESSAGE FOR SOMEONE WHO DOES LIVE HERE. MESSAGE WAS 'PERSONAL MATTER'.
I've gotten 2 calls so far from "Barbara Johnson" asking me to call her. I definitely don't owe any debt. I'm going to get really annoyed if this continues!
I too received a call with a voice tape saying "You have an important matter" etc...but they never answer their phone. This must be a scam. How do we stop them from harrassing people??
Quebec Canada Jan 09th, 2010
This "Private Caller" has called my house all the way up until 9/9:30pm and as soon as I press the button to speak with a rep, they hang up. The name they mention during the recording is actually my mother-in-laws name. I'm not sure if this is a scam that she has gotten into and listed my phone number as a secondary number or what, but the phone calls are getting old. They call at least twice a day and no matter what time of the day I answer and press to speak to a rep, it either disconnects me or tells me that no agents are available and i must call back during office hours. I know I am calling during typcial business hours and find this very odd. I might try to see if the phone company can block their call because I do not owe anyone a dime!
Follow up... DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE A DIME, DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR BANK ACCT or CREDIT/DEBIT CARD NUMBER! I say this based on reading the other comments below. So if you receive a call/message asking you to return a call to 800-900-1380, hang up and ignore it.
Washington Jan 02nd, 2010
An automated recording saying "If (a specific member of my household) is available, press 1, for a message; if NOT available, press 2 for a message." I pressed "2" and recording said they were calling about an "important personal business matter," and asked to be called back at 1-800-900-1380. Never stated name of company or reason for call. We will not call them back because if this WERE LEGITIMATE and important, they would 1) mail information to us, 2) An actual, live PERSON would be calling, and/or 3) they would state their company name. I've had it with such calls and will NEVER return them. I resent being treated in such an indirect way.
Washington Jan 02nd, 2010
I, too, had a message from Penn Credit Corp left on my answering machine to call a Barbara Johnson to settle a debt for a name that me nor my wife knows. The number Penn Credit Corp used was 1-800-900-1380. I returned the call and was treated very RUDELY by customer service rep who hung up on me when I tried to tell them they had the wrong number and to remove our phone number from their database. When the rep hung up on me, I called back and now receive a recording that "all circuits are busy, please try your call again." I've been trying to call the number back for 2 hours and still receive the recording. Consumers beware! If they call us again, we'll turn it over to our lawyer to handle as my family has been the victims of identity theft before and won't play their game.
This call always comes up as "PRIVATE" on my caller ID, no identifying phone number, no company name...nada. They leave a stupid automated message on my answering machine and state that if I contine to listen I'm confirming I'm who they're looking for...HELLO IDIOTS you're leaving a message on an answering machine. The answering machine can not confirm the identity of the person paying the phone bill. Continuing to leave information about 'attempting to collect a debt' and stating a name even though you give 6 whole seconds in the message for privacy issues kind of defeats the purpose of the whole '3 second pause' to find someplace where no one might overhear the message! This just reeks of a scam...the name they give is obviously fake since the recorded voice of the woman is different than the voice that comes over to state what company they are allegedly with (couldn't even understand the company name since the voice was too soft spoken and spoke too quickly). Sure you asked for me by name, but considering how I've never gotten anything in the mail from this alleged company...I'm not answering or talking to you about any alleged debt. (the only debts I have right now are ones that all the monthly payments are current on--so I know I don't owe any mysterious company one single penny.)Gotta be a scam. You idiots can just keep sending your pre-recorded message to my answering machine and wasting your time and money because I won't be calling you back and I won't be answering your calls.
I just got a call from these jerks today, and they left that 800 call-back number. I called and asked to speak to "MRS. BARBARA JOHNSON AT PENN CREDIT CORPORATION" (yes, they left the name of the company on the answering machine), but the guy on the phone asked if I was who evidently showed up on their caller I.D. and said "yes." He told me he was calling to collect a debt in the amount of $132.15. I asked what it was for and he said a purchase from "Black Expressions," then asked me if I "would like to pay that debt now." I found this absurd since I never purchased anything from Black Expressions ... ever. I asked him when I supposedly "made" this purchase and he said "Would you like to pay that amount now?" once again. I asked him the same question again and he said I made the purchase in 2007. Yeah, right. I told him there was no way I made that purchase and I wasn't going to pay for something I never bought in the first place, and he said "Is that your answer"? Well, hell, yeah! He said he'd write it down in my records. This is just screaming of a scam! Guess they're banking on people to "forget" they purchased something a few years back so they can keep their credit in good standing. I hate these guys!
This company calls me around 8:45 PM a recording says they are calling because of a debt i owe..=I Am not told who is the person i owe..
i get a recording and it warns me that i owe a certain amount.. and if i want to speak to someone re this push number one and then it says they are closed and they hang up..
i have received three of these calls. I want to know who they are representing, and i want to clear this up..
California Oct 19th, 2009
These people have called me looking for everyone with a first name that begins with "T" and happens to have my last name. I've called numerous times and told them they have the wrong number. Unfortunately, I was stupid enough to give them my first name in an effort to straighten them out and now they call and leave messages for ME! The messages which are on my answering machine always say that by continuing to listen to the message I acknowledge that I am Theresa ...(last name). Then they give me a three second pause during which time I am supposed to hang up if I am not Theresa...(last name). The problem is I AM NOT HOME. They don't leave a call back number so I can't call and straighten it out. I am never left an explanation as to why they call. Like Linda B I am told to call BARBARA JOHNSON, but I DON'T HAVE A NUMBER TO CALL BACK ON (THEY NO LONGER LEAVE A CALL BACK NUMBER) because their ridiculous message with 3 three second pauses runs out before they can finish.
These guys threatened to have the police come to the door and haul me to jail. I laughed at them and told them that all the cops in my town were good friends of mine. They then came back and said they then might have to send someone else to visit me. Response I'm 320lbs with 3% body fat bring a whole group of your friends. Lastly they said they would place my name on a blog and ruin my reputation. response wees the blog so I can ruin it to. They hung up after a few choice words.
Massachusetts Sep 16th, 2009
Same as call back number #800-900-1380
Penn Credit Corporation
916 South 14th st.
Harrisburg, PA. 17104
If this company is still calling you without cause, file a complaint with the office of Tom Corbett, the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Just google the website. The person who has to answer to the complaint is Thomas Perotta, Vice President Collections of Penn Credit.
If you don't complain. They won't stop!!!
Pennsylvania Aug 03rd, 2009
I returned a call to1-800-900-1380 and the representative was very rude and short with me. I told him that the CD that BMG Music had referred to had been returned; and he argued with me. He told me that I had to call BMG and have them call this collection company to get them to stop calling.
Security message, if you are not --- then hang up, if you are--- then wait 3 sec. for private message... person calling for my husband on MY cell phone. BARBARA JOHNSON from Penn Corp Credit ..doesn't say why or what credit or problem. Just to call number. Caller i.d. withheld.
These people called and left the same message on my machine. I called back, because they were looking for someone with a strange name I had never heard of before. A woman answered the phone by just saying "Hello?" I started to explain that I was not the person that they were looking for, and she HUNG UP ON ME.
Got several calls stating that the call was to collect a debt and if you are not the person don't listen (hum), they give 3 seconds to allow somebody to not listen. Serious? Its an ansering machine. The first part of the call just to get to the message was about 2 minutes. Thank goodness it is not my cell and paying by the minute.
I called this phone number and talked to a Nate (was very nice). He mentioned something about a Betty Crocker book I supposedly ordered in 2007 from Rodale, I never received nor did I order this cook book. He said thanks and said he would send it back to Rodale labelled dispute. I asked them to stop calling.
California Feb 06th, 2009
I'm fed up with repeated calls for an unknown reason. I sent this letter to Penn Credit. A copy of it went to the PA State Attorney General along with an on-line complaint to his office:
My name is xxx at xxx. You have called my home repeatedly with automated messages. Your messages, that often are left on my answering machine, claim that you are a collection agency. You do not identify whom you represent, and through your automated methods, are circumventing my opportunity to warn you about the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Since you have been harassing me for months, using circumvention, I am warning you now. You are not to call my home for ANY reason. If you do, I will alert your State Attorney General of your tactics. S/he will receive a link to this website, http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-800-900-1380
#pdJBhBsywLgDXogjLKhxjSQ that attests to your tactics as described by multiple victims. I speak for them as well as myself.
You have the right to contact unknowledgeable consumers if lawful; however, I am not one of those unknowledgeable consumers. You are on notice, as of the reception of this message, that further telephonic contact will be reported to your SAG. S/he will receive my written complaint, a copy of this notice and a link to the aforementioned website as evidence.
Cease and desist or further action will be taken.
Nofified PA State Attorney General 12/11/08 at 2302.
These people started calling me on 12/10/2008, from 1-800-900-1380 and leaving messages that they are from Penn Credit Corp and that I need to call them about an important matter. I realize that my credit is perfect. I phoned them from another number other than my own phone, which comes out on the other end as unrecognizable and they asked me for my number. I refused to give it and the call recipient got "frosty" with me. I called them back again and another receptionist (man) said that if I didn't tell him my number, they would be calling me every other day. I asked him for his address, all he would say was Harrisbury, PA. I told him if he has dealilngs with me, then send me a letter. He said he could only do what he is told and letters wasn't part of the process. I didn't give my name. I am going to report these harassing scammers to the federal trade authorities and local police department.
It is Penn Credit Corp. they are a collection agency for Redcats, Chadwicks of Boston, etc. and probably several other companies like that. Be careful with them -- if they can't reach you at your phone number, they'll start looking in the white pages for your family members. They left a message for me at my ex-inlaws
I recieved a call around 7:00 p.m. trying to collect for a hospital bill that has been taken care of by Charity Care. They should check their facts before calling since the person knew what Charity Care was before I could even think of what it was called to tell her about the bill. I will get in touch with the Better Business Bureau if it happens again!
Pennsylvania Sep 23rd, 2008
caller i.d. states "unknown name"
anonymous automated message asking for me by name,
instructing me to call 800-900-1380
very important and personal information for me,
left a reference number,
but no info as to "who" I am suppose to be calling.
getting the same message but the number to call back is 800-900-1367
when they call me.They probably have many numbers.
Voice mail taped message "important personal business." I called the number provided by the message - 800-900-1380. Reached Penn Credit who was trying to reach a James Kyle. Never heard of the guy (and we've received calls intended for a number of previous owners of our phone number - this is a new one).
I'd better not get another call from this bunch.
To Reform Now: Yes I know you aren't coming back here, but since you mentioned all the Republicans in your message, I thought you might like to know that the Democrats have been in controlfor the past couple of years, so you might want to complain to them, since they are the ones with the votes.
California Mar 18th, 2008
Basically people entering fraudulent information when they make credit applications have given out your (and my) phone number and now we get the calls when they don't pay up.
I called this number back and they took my number off their list.
California Mar 18th, 2008
This "company" keeps calling me with important information for Mr. Linley. I tried wading through the layers to get to a real person to tell them Mr. Linley doesn't have this phone number. It is my cell phone. How annoying.
West Virginia Feb 23rd, 2008
I keep getting their automated calls and it is very very annoying. They should at least have the decency to call in person then have me listen to some important matter which I have no idea what they are talking about. Furthermore, if it was that urgent and important, shouldn't they call me in person instead of an automated system? Of course these people have the wrong person, and I am assuming trying to contact the previous owner of my cell phone number. I don't feel obligated to take time out of my busy schedule to try and go through the channels of contacting them. I recently sent them an email and told them that it is a case of mistaken identity. I threatened to sue them if they do not stop calling me. I think there should be a law prohibiting such incessant harassment. We should all unite and document everything and start a class action suit. I wish I was a lawyer in these circumstances. Either that, or we should keep calling them like one of the bloggers here and keep tying up their lines and their operators.