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The phone is ringing, and I don't recognize the number,
All Caller ID says is, "NAME UNAVAILABLE".
Please help me figure out who is calling and what they want

Sterling, IL
293 calls reported from this number.
Who CalledCaller IDDate
wouldnt sayprivate2011-03-09
Wouldn't saySterling Il2009-09-17
verifax scammersyour an idiot2011-05-05
Verifax Corp894342009-02-12
Verifax (claimed) for Collect Americanone2006-08-14
VerifaxSterling IL2011-02-14
verifaxfederal way2010-07-21
VerifaxRockford, IL2010-07-08
verifaxillinois call2010-05-26
verifaxsterling, Ill2010-01-11
verifaxunknown caller2009-12-17
Verifaxleft message2009-11-17
Verifaxno name2009-11-05
verifaxSterling IL2009-10-20
VerifaxSterling IL2009-09-29
VerifaxUnknown name2009-09-02
VerifaxIllinois Call2009-07-15
Verifaxjust the number2009-05-21
verifaxillinois call2009-05-12
verifax(815) 380-95152009-05-11
verifaxno caller id0000-00-00
verifax800 SERVICE2009-01-31
VerifaxUnknown name2008-09-12
verifaxunknown name2008-09-03
verifaxunknown name2007-09-20
Verifaxout of area2007-09-17
Verifaxunknown name2007-04-30
verifaxillinois call2007-04-27
VerifaxIllinois Call2007-04-10
VerifaxUnknown name2007-01-15
VerifaxUnknown Caller2006-11-22
verifaxsterling. il2006-10-20
VerifaxSTERLING, IL2006-10-17
Verifacts IncVerifacts Inc.2009-02-02
Veri Fax815-380-95152007-05-17
veri faxunavailable2006-11-27
Ver A FastVER A FAST CORP2009-01-30
unknownRockford, Il2010-03-31
unknownSterling, IL2008-04-28
personal cellonly number2008-06-23
paul dibleyverifax2009-03-12
out of area815-626-93002008-04-28
no namejust number2009-09-12
mary garza0000000002014-02-12
kathleen brown2009-10-22
judy kang2009-10-09
Fuck Verifax815-380-96722009-12-03
fprivate number2010-10-14
Edgewater Home LoansVerifax2009-11-30
Edgewater Home LoansVerifax2009-12-10
Don't KnowIllinois2008-09-18
Do not know815-380-95152007-09-08
Didn’t answer, no message leftUnknown2009-06-22
Didn't say(815) 516-87672010-09-25
Didn't sayVerifax2009-05-18
didn't answer815-380-95152009-12-04
did not catch it2013-08-27
Dan Cook2011-01-25
Cell #No Name2007-03-15
Ann Tory from Verifaxnone2010-06-21
A Female2008-10-03
?ILLINOIS CALL2007-11-05
?Out of Area2007-10-15
8153809515unknown name2010-01-02
8153809515Sterling, IL2008-11-01
815-380-9515Illinois call2009-03-02
"Verifax"(phone number)2006-08-30
Sterling IL2012-01-10
no name2011-03-03
illinois call2010-06-24
just the number2008-09-16
out of area2008-06-24
sterling, il2008-06-13
Unkown name2008-04-15
Illinois call2007-09-18
Sterling, IL2007-07-26
No name2007-05-08
1 815 380 95152007-03-12
Sterling, IL2007-02-12
out of area2006-09-13
Unknown Name2006-08-22

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August 27th, 2013 TJ Cagle TN

Makes me nervous getting a call like that at work and they have all ur info wanting a verification that is you and then no explanation for the call. Catches you off gaurd because I'm so busy at work. Hung up thinking what just happend?

August 26th, 2013 Joan NC

Skip tracing jerks

August 26th, 2013 Joan NC

Skip tracing a&^%holes

September 17th, 2012 red TX

815-626-9300 was the actual number that called. I was loopy due to medication so I did say it was me and my address. Good luck to them. I have severe medical issues, have not worked in almost 4 years and do not have a penny to my name and I lost everything I own. Come and get me! I do not even get SS or pension. Happy Hunting!

July 11th, 2012 The Man AK

Dear Verifacts, you have been advised to refrain from calling my telephone number(s) in which this request also includes all parties that no longer wish for your company to contact them from this post forward. Please cease and decist from your deceptive and harrassing tactics of any and all telephone calls starting 7/10/2012. This is the last time you will be asked politely, that the calls stop, before legal action is promptly taken against your company. Furthermore each employee of Verifacts will be held accountable on a personal level and will be subject to seperate and unique lawsuit against each employee that individual legal consequences to any employee of Verifacts on a personal level any individuals that are employed by your company.

March 1st, 2012 george MO

Looks like its time to get a new phone, job and address... check!

December 12th, 2011 neamVeday Latvia

Where to celebrate Christmas advise?

October 13th, 2011 Idiots IN

Hey Reesy, you are an idiot. 801 area code is in UT, verifacts is located in IL, did you ever think that just maybe its a different company lol retard

October 11th, 2011 Reesy

"This is a verification from Verifax 801-839-7364"

Caller ID says "Verification FR"

Really, really sorry I answered the phone. Also really, really tired of all the scamming calls we are all getting.

July 18th, 2011 kia too IN

Alicia, shut the hell up

July 8th, 2011 Alicia

scamming company

May 10th, 2011 kia too IN

Ashley is prolly uglyyyyyyy too. UGLY and POOR, not a good combo. bahahahahahaha

May 5th, 2011 Linda MI

I stand corrected.

May 5th, 2011 wow IL

actually we get paid hourly as well just fyi

May 5th, 2011 Linda MI

But Ashley should be aware that skip tracers by themselves have NO legal standing.

They cannot take you to court, nor can they put anything on your credit report.

The only thing they CAN do is succeed in finding a person.

And I don't think they get paid until they actually DO identify their target.

May 5th, 2011 kia too IN

hahahahaha ASHLEY is POOR!!

May 5th, 2011 idiots IN

mmm Smashley, what school did you go to were you had a lesson on "critics" since you claim that only people who go to school knows what that means?? And Im pretty sure the 100+ employees of Verifacts think this is a really company sooooooo yeah shut the hell up DUMBASS

May 5th, 2011 wow IN

clearly Ashley is in debt. And since Verifacts isnt a real Company then I guess the time clock I punch everyday, and the building I go to everyday, and the PHAT paycheck I get every week, and all the other stuff is fake too. mmmm thanks for "schooling" me Ashley. Wonder were Ive been going almost every day for 2 years then since this place is fake. And if a company you owe money to wants us to call you Id say thats a pretty legit reason. Heres idea, go get a damn job then we wouldnt be calling you dumbasses!! Have a great day!!!!!!

May 5th, 2011 Linda MI

They're not debt collectors, they're skip tracers. That means they look for people who are hard to find. In fact, their website is 'skiptracers dot com.'

You don't have to give them any information. In fact, the less you say to them, the better. Don't even acknowledge that you are YOU. If they called you, they should know who you are.

May 5th, 2011 confused MI

This number called me and wanted my address why? I wouldn't give it to them because my SSN was stolen so I thought it was someone trying to destroy my name again? What is this company and what do they do? I'm sceptical on whether or not I should file another 10 million page report on fraud :(

May 5th, 2011 ashley MI

haha you know what's even funnier that you dumb ass people are making fun of fucking innocent people on spelling and the fact that they're calling out fucking ridiculous scam place.. that your making yourselves looking fucking pathetic and ridiculously stupid yourselves.. grow the fuck up it's a complaint website DUMBASSES... have you fucking heard of critics im sure you haven't because you haven't been to school well i'll school you... if verifacts was real they wouldn't need to call peoples fucking phones to get they're shit. They'd have a legit and real reason as to why/how they need information.. dumbasses.:) Have a nice life bitches.

April 21st, 2011 wow IL

where ya at Resident47, its been along time since you have posted anything........did you get a girlfriend finally??

April 4th, 2011 geri hefferon NJ

I think this is an attempt at identy theft.

March 14th, 2011 idiots IN

hey Lana, its Verifacts not Verifax, you guys are idiots. The correct spelling is only on this site like ummmmmmmm 100 times. retards.

March 14th, 2011 Lana VA

it's gotta be Credit Collection company getting info. VeriFax isnt that sneaky!

March 3rd, 2011 Shameeka MD

I just got a call from this place as well and I am trying to research what it is and what the purpose of the call is for. Considering any information that we want listed with whom, we shall provide.

February 21st, 2011 ABCD IN

I have worked for Verifacts for almost two years. After reading all of the threads posted on this page I must say, I think alot of the people who have posted things are liars. In the 21 months I have worked for this company I have NEVER heard one employee swear at ANYONE on the phone. Sure they may get a little attitude here and there but when your told and called some of the stuff we are on a daily basis you would too. And as for the other comments about FDCPA and the national do not call list....we are NOT telemarketers so that list does not apply to use. And we do not need to disclose anything about being a debt collector because we are not one. We are drilled about the FDCPA rules and regulations at our time of hire as well as during yearly reviews. We know the law, and we follow it.

February 17th, 2011 wow IL

hahahaha that is awesome

February 15th, 2011 Resident47 IN

Yes, Im a loser. Yes, I have no job. Yes, I think Im smarter then you but deep down I know Im not. Yes, I have nothing better to do then look up stuff to type on this site. Yes, I need a life.

February 15th, 2011 kia too IN

I agree with KIA, do you have a job Res 47?? and how much do you owe in debt?? I hear you talking all this crap but you never answer any of the questions directed at you? My gues is you are jobless, bitter, and broke

February 15th, 2011 wow IL

you are going a bit dramatic arent you? Comparing employees at Verifacts and companies like them to drug dealers....come on now buddy.

February 6th, 2011 Resident47 RI

Oh yes, the hollow argument of "we're just following orders / we have families to feed". Sure, that's about the only bullet unshot, and if you return to prior comments you'll see I anticipated it four months ago. The car dealer who pressures people into foolish purchases has the same excuse, and so does the drug pusher on that one corner the cops know about but won't shut down.

When the job is to harass people about total strangers, often calling on false pretenses and doing things which skirt existing laws, those who work those cubicles have to decide for themselves how much of their self respect to trade for a paycheck. Everyone has a price, some much cheaper than others.

I "type a lot of big words" partly because my high school drilled us in vocabulary all four years. Unlike voices rooting for VeriFacts, my words are meant to educate, not obfuscate or misdirect. In their words the reason for calling is "employment verification". The more accurate words are "asset location". If their words were less fraudulent, mine would not even be here.

February 3rd, 2011 Know it All IL

you type alot of big words but that is about it. you talk about ppl losing jobs for whatever reasons, and I agree you sometimes cant predict what is going to happen with your employment. but why get on the case of a company like verifacts and its employees when they are just doing their job so they can pay their bills and keep their family from becoming homeless. think about it.

January 20th, 2011 Resident47

KIA: Your attempts at insulting questions are not germane to this discussion. Typical of abrasive industry apologists, you've not fully read anything I wrote and you have not seen any outside materials I've referenced. You have not read and comprehended the many VeriFacts complaints here which outnumber the kneejerking and self-righteous catcalls. You have no place to argue until you broaden your perspective.

The current leading cause of personal bankruptcy is medical debt. That in your camp's lights is the debtor's fault for becoming injured and sick while enduring the world's least humane health insurance system. Closely trailing is wholesale job elimination, but again, that's the debtor's fault for stupidly failing to select a career which cannot be outsourced to Bangalore, such as janitorial service or Wal-Mart greeter.

Twelve days ago the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts invalidated two home foreclosures because the lenders involved did their usual slipshod job of transferring title, leaving the properties with no clear owners. That's Supreme, not Podunk court, which will make this decision a guide for many others trapped in utterly confused mortgage debt disputes. Oh, but the judges who see the issue clearly are only "making excuses" and should rather benefit their local economies through rendering families homeless by the dozen.

January 18th, 2011 know it all IN

hey Resident 47, just you even have a job? and how much money do you owe in debt? sounds to me like you are just trying to make excuses for yourself and ppl like you who cant or wont pay their bills. GET OVER YOURSELF

December 9th, 2010 Resident47 RI

With respect to your polite observation, "Agreed", the rest of my paragraph you'd quoted and part of my late September entry have already sketched my answer to you. Consumer debt is not a black/white issue, and it's not a moral but a business problem.

Right now you have people losing their homes over flimsy papers and ultimately unproven claims. The collector practice of bombarding the wrong people with calls and demands, and often making them pay unjustly, is a leading reported complaint all over. The majority of people drowning in debt never got there by choice but through the manipulation of lenders who structure their lopsided agreements and practices to keep debtors in a permanent state of near-default. That race to the bottom starts with the lender and ends in personal bankruptcy and/or inability to work and function.

Don't take my word, read anything Elizabeth Warren has said the past few years and find the excellent primer "The Debt Machine", released this summer by the National Consumer Law Center. I think one takeaway is that we don't have physical debtors' prison any more because we've legalized embezzlement in a sense, creating a financial house arrest (house optional) for millions of citizens.

If you've never been on the wrong end of a collector's spear you don't know what it's like to be run ragged like wounded prey and have your rights abused. In my experience and that of countless others, that bad behavior is the norm, no matter what industry lobby ACA might say. You can "do the right thing" all your life and still be accused like an enemy of the state, still be subject to behavior so hostile it's split marriages and driven a few people to suicide. I think you could forgive some of the consumer frustration and outrage when you see the whole view.

Even if there is a legitimate debt at issue, that does not obviate protection under long-standing state and Federal laws from predatory lenders and collectors. Those entities prove every day how much they hate being constrained. When the major credit bankers were hauled before Congress a couple years ago, did you notice how they squirmed when challenged about their constant repricing, penalty stacking, fudging of due dates, and so forth? Look at all the huge judgments the FTC and state attorneys general have won against collection agencies who simply won't follow the rules, because they interfere with their exploitative business model.

One of the niceties collectors must observe is not forcing debtors to prove the agency's own claims, and by extension they can't go drilling for data which more properly belongs in a court case. It would be nice if a company as apparently persistent as VeriFacts would help the consumer sniff out chain of title, standing to sue, identity mixups in debt accounts, and so many other common disputes without having to beg a judge. Instead we have an outfit dedicated to shadowy capture of people and a hunt for their assets regardless of circumstance. What people report about VeriFacts tactics would be considered too shady if not illegal if tested under the FDCPA and related laws. The critical question is application, again whether the deployment of such an undisclosed skip tracer amounts to laundering of illegal practice.

December 9th, 2010 agreed IL

and i would laso like to state that I am neither an employee or connected to this or any other company of its kind. i do owe money and i did receive a call from Verifacts - just got to reading some of the comments and wanted to put my 2 cents in

December 9th, 2010 agreed IL

been kinda reading the dispute between annoyed and res47, not that I like getting calls either but res47 in your last reply you bring up annoyed's comment "... why people get so mad when companies try to reach them to settle the issue before it gets out of hand" and you reply with "By the time a debt dispute inspires skip tracing, it's already out of hand" - my question is who's fault is it that its out of hand?? not the company but the person who owes the money. im gonna have to side with annoyed on this one. if you owe money you should pay it, period. if you cant then you must be ready to deal with the shit storm. if ppl would just do the right thing it would never come to skip tracing and phone calls and garnishments. i agree that calls are annoying and frustration but, come on, its the debtor's fault not the ppl calling

December 7th, 2010 erick IL

same story as alll the rest. just updating their records was their response.

December 4th, 2010 Resident47

Quoting annoyed:
"... maybe people get on sites [and badmouth]"

The complaints are not from "a few people". You should know that filed complaints usually represent many more with grievances who for some reason never spoke. Yes, the reports may be unreliable, but confused call targets have little to gain by playing spin doctor as VF employees do. Yes, I did speculate, since it's what I must do until defenders of VeriFacts become more transparent about its practices and motives. Unlike you, I didn't come here with false assertions, so I offered my disclaimer.

You've offered no arguments against my scenario, painting VeriFacts as a conduit for laundering Fair Debt rights abuses. You have offered misdirection, incorrect statements, and a little character mudsling. If you want to calmly refute my theory straight and honest, please inform us.

annoyed again:
"... why people get so mad when companies try to reach them to settle the issue before it gets out of hand"

By the time a debt dispute inspires skip tracing, it's already out of hand. The major lenders have ample chance for peaceful settlement on the path to charge-offs, but they would rather pile on the risk until debtors are forced to default. I think the frustration begins with those lenders using, and quietly bankrolling, collectors and tracers and lawyers for their dirty work without publicly soiling their hands.

The anger only escalates when your reps call, and often for the wrong party, with a snotty attitude and dig for intel on locale, property ownership, and employment to which they are not entitled but think they are. People ask your reps quite reasonable security-minded questions and get foggy non-answers or hostile treatment. The call recipients do not start those fights.

Then you come back here and start the spinning again .... "Oh no, ma'am, we're just updating for a company that wants to get in your business .... er, I mean, give you the business ... no wait, you have no business with ...." Please -- If a companies with a healthy existing relationship want to "update info", they'll do it directly, or at the least through an entity which can be authenticated at both ends of the inquiry chain. Going direct they lose less in translation and maintain customer trust. Clients of VeriFacts don't want anyone's business, just their money by any means.

November 4th, 2010 annoyed IL

They are trying to reach you to update information for a company that you are doing business with. Just answer their calls and if you have questions just ask them! They will be more then happy to help you anyway they can!!

November 3rd, 2010 l.m

They call & call & call. How did they get my cell phone #? Why r they asking for personal info?

October 21st, 2010 Broke IN

I received several calls from this number. Upon calling it back I spoke with Riley Henson and I must say not only was she very polite and understanding but she was also very very helpful. She expalined exactly what they do and gave me a phone number and a contact person for the company that hired them. I'm not sure why everone else's posts are so negative. Maybe because when they call this company back they are already in a bad frame of mind so they start the conversation off bad, Im not sure. But if you would just call them back and speak to them the way you want them to speak to you I think you would see that they arent back people and they are not out to get you. Riley Henson should be given a raise for doing such a great job and answering all of my questions!!!!

October 14th, 2010 Annoyed IL

Try calling the main office line at 800-542-7434 and asking for a manager. Provide them with the number that is being called and they will pull up the file the number is linked too. Then simply ask them to mark it wrong and you will not receive anymore calls :)

October 13th, 2010 Anne

I have been receiving several calls from 877-506-8170 looking for a Arron Williams and I asked them to stop calling and now they have a automated to system calling now and was refered to call 815-380-9515 and I am still receiving calls from them 3 times today

September 29th, 2010 annoyed IL

The first line of your response says it all, "Please note in my prior comment that my submission was speculation" which is pretty much what your whole drawn out response is. You give comments such as, "From the complaints I've read, "expert phone inquiry" translates into hostile posture and abuses forbidden by the FDCPA. Maybe not from every cubicle, but it happens" Well don't you think that just maybe people get on sites and type things that are not true because they are mad or angry? Just because a few people claim to be cursed at or harrassed doesn't always mean it's the truth. I can't speak for every third party company, but as far as VeriFacts goes, we are a ligit company. And for your last line, "Most citizens caught in debt traps did not once sit wild-eyed with credit applications and gloat about which bank they would screw next" I never claimed that the people we call are screwing anyone on purpose. I'm just trying to understand why people get so mad when companies try to reach them to settle the issue before it gets out of hand. Your whole response is simply based on speculation and hearsay. And quite frankly I'm wondering where you find the time to go from site to site "doing your homework". I, on the other hand need to get to work. Have a great day!!

September 29th, 2010 Resident47 RI

"annoyed": Please note in my prior comment that my submission was speculation. I never condone kneejerk responses from any side. Tell you what, I'll do my homework if you do yours. I've reviewed the entire VeriFacts promo site and several other consumer forums citing the firm.

Quoting annoyed:
"... we are not hired by debt collector's. ... companies that hire us are the direct company that the money is owed to!"

Quoting VeriFacts:
- "We serve creditors, collection agencies and attorneys, and debt purchasers."
- "Maximize collection results with this program ... Designed for accounts due to charge off (or have recently been charged off)"
- "Our OldGold program is deliberately designed to find the accounts that you’ve written off and archived, those with no location action performed in the past 12-24 months."

Looks to me VeriFacts is happy to "serve" both first and third party collectors. I'd assume the "skilled, highly experienced skip tracing professionals" don't work as volunteers.

Quoting annoyed:
"If the [client] is wanting the information to indeed garnish wages or they are looking for assets to seize, they have every right to!! They deserve their money just like you would yours."

First party creditors -- who have done no consumer harm -- should be paid promptly whenever possible. However, purchased debt accounts are frequently rubbed in the faces of people who have already paid, or never owed them. Others were discharged in bankruptcy or have long expired under statute. For those cases the debt buyer's rights end where the FDCPA begins.

Quoting VeriFacts:
- "... Locate attributes include residential addresses and telephone numbers, workplace addresses and telephone numbers, bankruptcy filings, jail, deceased and real estate ownership."
- "POEConnection searches are based exclusively on obtaining Real-Time employment information and new points of contact ...."

You would prefer I use the term "skip tracer" and not "data miner"? I'm not seeing much difference in the outcome. The site also crows about how its staff doesn't just scrub databases but so skillfully works the phones. From the complaints I've read, "expert phone inquiry" translates into hostile posture and abuses forbidden by the FDCPA. Maybe not from every cubicle, but it happens.

Talking of law, the site is keen to lead with the phrase, "Skip tracing has been our only business". This may be both a promo claim and a DISclaimer. This summer an Arizona district court reluctantly shot down an alleged debtor who tried to pin FDCPA and FCRA violations on VeriFacts. The FDCPA part didn't stick because per strict definition a skip tracer is not a collector. Between the lines, the plaintiff failed to demonstrate a business connection, though it's unclear if that would have helped.

In this sense my initial theory may be correct. This is the possible event sequence I imagine:

1] Collector wants report of assets from seemingly judgment-proof debt account, or "net collectible dollars" in VeriFacts lingo.
2] Collector retains outside skip tracer to be the mole, by nice or nasty means, to gather intel covertly.
3] Tracer collects data from first and/or third parties _without_ the applicable burden of disclosure mandated of collectors by Federal and State debtor laws.
4] Collector decides from intel an alleged debtor can pay default judgment and sues.
5] Debtor tries to defend based on bad behavior of skip tracer. Collector's lawyer shrugs and says his client did none of those hateful things.
6] Judge is distracted, or left ignorant of debtor protection law, or in the pocket of collector, and does not see intent of FDCPA may have bearing. Debtor loses motions, and then assets.

Now what if VeriFacts is operating while an account is pending response to a validation request? What if it learns the debtor has a legal rep? A collector can't legally call the alleged debtor or any suspected peers, but maybe its hired gun can? What if VF does all this for a cost greater than internal skip tracers yet still less than through legal discovery? Note I did not say VF has operated this way, only that the current law does not specifically say it cannot. I can't think of a better way to attract business from rogue collectors seeking to launder their worst tendencies.

When respondents report bad behavior from a hired skip tracer which is identical to that of debt buyers, I don't think they could be blamed for confusing the two. I don't want to hear the usual weak defenses .... "We have an ethics code", "We simply follow orders", "We have mouths to feed". If FTC staff opinions on various abuses of debtors are any indication, they hate end runs around the law even worse than direct violators.

Why is it the majority of people in this thread claiming to be VeriFacts employees, and its fist-waving supporters, and debt industry apologists in general, are so quick to anger, so easily paint all who are named in debt accounts as scofflaws? The collection industry is feeding madly not on willful debt but the fallout of a very real Recession. Most citizens caught in debt traps did not once sit wild-eyed with credit applications and gloat about which bank they would screw next. (Though the reports leaking from behemoth lenders draw a pattern saying the reverse treatment has been true.) The best answer to any collection attempt is not "Pay Youse Bills", but "Verify and Prove", because the modern collector could be and often is wrong in its targeting and its approach.

September 27th, 2010 annoyed IN

Well Hank, we don't have any responsibility for the numbers we call that are wrong. We simply call the numbers that are on the file. If they happen to be wrong,it is not our fault. If people would answer the phone the first time we call and simply tell us it's wrong we would not call back. However, when people ignore the calls then yes we call back. Otherwise how are we to know it's wrong or not.

September 25th, 2010 Hank

After several weeks of calls from the number I now know is Verifax, I picked up the phone. The robomachine had already hung up. I called and gave my number. The asked if I lived at an addess on the other side of town, which I did not. They had the wrong person with the same name. I asked to be removed from their list. They said they would do that but they could not stop other companies from calling. OK. I have read the comments below from people who I assume work for Verifax. You make no apologies for calling deadbeats. Fine. Do you not have any responsibility to those you continously bother in error to inform your clients that they have an incorrect phone number?

September 23rd, 2010 lol IN

I live in Sterling IL, were VeriFacts is located. For all you BUMS out there with no job who can't pay your bills, I heard they are hiring bahahahaha. Get a job retards.

September 9th, 2010 Stupid People IL

Reading all of these postings makes me realize how dumb people are!!! Just pay your damn bills and people wont be calling you. They don't have to follow the do not call list- because they #s that they are calling have been on a business file of the people that they are calling about. Just pay your damn bills and they wont be calling you. And I can guarantee you that they dont swear on the phone, as a current employee, our calls are being recorded on our end however the person that we are talking aren't being recorded since our calls are outbound. The reason that we have your information- is from the company that you are doing business with. They release it to us. So just get over yourself and be an adult and pay your bills and update your information!!!!!!!

September 8th, 2010 Get over it IL

I agree with annoyed!!! It's not our fault that you can't or won't pay your bills. We are just doing our job to support our family and children. I know that its hard out there now of days, but be the adult and call the companies that you are doing business with and take care of your responsibilities.

September 7th, 2010 In Debt WV

Veri-Fax/Facts is an information verification company hired by, or usually hired by, a company to whom you owe a debt. Although I was initially very skeptical (and agitated), I realize that they are only doing the job they were hired to do. I contacted them back and asked for information on the company who had hired them to locate me and they were very willing to supply me with the information I requested. I contacted the initiating company and was able to settle the situation. Yes, I'm broke...we all are...but it is my debt and it isn't their fault I owe it so why be nasty to them?

September 4th, 2010 annoyed IN

oh and its skip tracer, not data miner!!!

September 4th, 2010 annoyed IN

Resident47, we are not hired by debt collector's. Why dont't you get your information straight before you post. The companies that hire us are the direct company that the money is owed to! We do not resell the information to other companies such as debt collectors or lawyers. If the company the money is owed to is wanting the information to indeed garnish wages or they are looking for assets to seize, they have every right to!! They deserve their money just like you would yours. I'm not saying I don't owe money to anyone, I do trust me. All I'm saying is you can't get mad for people trying to collect what is owed to them!! People really should do their research before they post comments for the world to see!!

September 3rd, 2010 Resident47 MA

Yes, "annoyed", you are the only one with your complaint in this thread, as the "well said" troll shares your writing style. It's not so farfetched to imagine a debt collector hiring a data miner to do its aggressive skip tracing in order to skirt FTC laws regarding consumer privacy. Naturally the collector would want a way to trick people into revealing they have wages to garnish and assets to seize without the legal process normally required. The "pay yer bills" mantra is not so bloody easy for everyone, or else the collectors would not now be scrambling to feed off the misfortune of the jobless and displaced.

September 3rd, 2010 well said IL

right on "annoyed" - couldnt have said it better then that

September 1st, 2010 annoyed IN

Okay, serioulsy, am I the only who is tired of hearing these people who owe money to companies crying that these companies are finally doing something about it!!!?? I mean really people. If you lent someone money Im pretty sure you would want them to pay you back. And I'm also sure if they didn't you would try to find out where they were so you could talk to them. This company does not collect money. They have nothing to do with the financial aspect. All they do is provide the company with a good number, address, and sometimes the person's poe, or place of employment. If you don't like getting calls at work or home or having family, friends and co-workers getting calls about you then all you have to do is one very simple thing.....GET AHOLD OF THE COMPANY YOURSELF AND PAY YOUR DEBT!!!!! But no, it's so much easier to call the employee's that work for VeriFacts names and suggest that they are in some way trying to rip you off, when in actuality you are the one ripping someone off. So do us all a favor and stop complaing, get off the computer, get a job and pay your damn bills!!!!

August 27th, 2010 jjc NJ

A lady called my job asking for my new address and apparently knew my old address. I asked her where she was calling from she said, verifact, i said and exactly who are u , she said she works with companies i do business with, i hung up. I became suspicious so i searched online and found this link, found it informmative.

August 27th, 2010 painfully dumb IN

Painfully Aware, You are an idiot. You can lie to me, you might be able to lie to yourself, but in the end you know I'm right.

August 26th, 2010 Painfully Aware IN

Data Miners! Data is the new gold, the great data rush (see google+data+mining). Fight back, tell them nothing! Anyone who works for this or any other "information verification" company are filthy swine! SWINE!!
p.s. You can lie to me, you might be able to lie to yourself, but in the end you know I'm right.

August 25th, 2010 Employee IL

In response to Ms. Mc, the whole guilt trip isn't really fair. Yes we make money by locating people who owe money. But we too are trying to support our children and our families. Verifacts is a business who is out to make money jut like every other business. The aren't a scam and they aren't trying to steal anything from anyone. We go to work each day to do a job and in return get paid for it.

August 24th, 2010 MS.Mc GA

We received one of these calls or rather a company where my friend works asking about my husband and wanted to verify that he worked that company. Well my husband has never worked for that company and how thry got his info is beyond me. They also had his SS# and i'm not sure how they got it but there just grasping at straws to pull information on him. Most everything is public record we have no pirvacy anymore. Yes we have debt out there and we have paid what we can pay. We can only pay our basic household now and i have sold anything worth any money so I don't have anything to give just trying to provide for my kids and thats all we can do. So you guys have fun calling people and getting personal info at least i hope your getting paid.

August 9th, 2010 Wrong IL

Mr. B,
You obviously have NO idea what you are talking about. VeriFacts does not sell information to anyone. We hired to find people whi skip out on their bills. The companies that hire us are the direct company that the money is owed to. Get your facts straight before you post!!

August 6th, 2010 Mr. B CA

This number, 815-380-9603 is a company in Illinois called Verifax. Warning they are a shady company that digs into the backgrounds of people and then sells the information to the highest bidder. I have found that they often will play "both ends to the middle", i.e. hired by one company to do background checks on a person then they sell this information to sleazy attorney's that specialize in shady collection practices. DO NOT GIVE THESE PEOPLE ANY INFORMATION IF THEY CALL.

August 6th, 2010 bahahaha IL

Actually VeriFacts is NOT a collection Agency. We do NOT collect anything but information. It is NOT a scam. The Do Not Call List does NOT affect us because we are NOT telemarketers. Get your information straight before you run your mouth!!

July 23rd, 2010 MR. E CA

Hey Verifacts, SINCE your SOOOOOOOO good at getting the phone numbers, addresses, and work phone number to the family and friends of people you’re attempting to gather information or collections on. Then I would like to hire you!!! Yah that’s right, I got a job for you. Why don’t you track down the REAL birth certificate for our buddy BARRACK OBAMA so we can VERIFY his eligibility for employment!!! Please reply with the cost of such a task. Money is no object, I know 100+ MILLION Americans who would donate to such a cause.

July 23rd, 2010 MR. E CA

I want to know why they keep calling me to verify employment of people’s names I have never heard of. I know for a FACT 100% that no agency is trying to collect from me, not to brag or boast, but IM pretty Freaking Wealthy so I know for a fact it isn’t for collections on me. I own my own business. My last name is in the business name and most of the time they are calling for someone with that last name, stating that the person reported they worked for me in 2007 or whatever. They have also called looking for the name of someone without my last name and for some reason I called them back and decided to ask for that very same person, and low and behold I got a person of that names voicemail. How generic. Look I am always trying to keep myself and my business away from identity theft. If they would just call and give the real reason for the call I would love to help them out, I am not going to give my SS# to anyone over the phone. EVER!!! I also am not going to get mad or emotional over the call. If they call and leave a message, I delete it. If they call and I answer and they don’t/won’t answer my questions before I give them my info I will simply make monkey noises on the phone until they hang up or laugh at them or talk about a random subject. Who knows, maybe if they think I’m crazy they will stop calling. If they don’t then maybe we'll both get a daily chuckle out of it. But until they are SERIOUS, PROFFESIONAL, and HONEST about the nature of the call then I cannot display any of those traits either.

July 17th, 2010 sterlingky

they keep calling for somebody else- keep telling them I'm not that person and to take my number off the list- still call. I talked to the supervisor today and he said it is Verifax calling and if they call again to ask for him. Well, I have family on the police force and can verify I'm me with my phone company and have threatened to do that! They have something that state offices told me to tell them when they call which is basically telling them they are harrassing me (because if creditor calls, it is harrassment b/c they are not the company you owe money to that is calling you) and I can take them to another level. If they call you, tell them you will call your phone company and local police to verify they have wrong number or that they are a creditor harrassing you.

July 8th, 2010 Valerie DE

Just received a call from Verifax. Came up as 815-516-8767 though. They asked for me. I said "she isn't available, can I take a message?" since I didn't know who it was. She then said that maybe I could help her and that she just needed to verify that Valerie's mailing address was xxx such and such a street (she recited my address). I then asked what company she was calling from. She told me Verifax. Other companies such as banks or credit cards get Verifax to call and verify information, she said. I do not own any credit cards or bank accounts. I told her I wasn't comfortable giving out "Valerie's" information since I wasn't her and asked her to call back some other time. Now I know to just not answer. lol

June 17th, 2010 Danielle MD

They called my place of employment and they didnt relaize it was me on the phone. they said they were calling to verify i worked here and they said my last 4 over the phone, as if someone here would know it. they said they were a company jsut keeping tabs on things

June 4th, 2010 chris a. CA

i received 2 calls from a 877 number which an automated service asked for my last 4 digit of my social to verify my id, and left this number to follow up with. when I called this number to see who it was is only has an automated message center for Verifax. shady.

June 3rd, 2010 VeriBullshit CA

To the folks who have posted stupid and catty remarks such as "pay your bills" etc, Fuck You.

What other people do or don't do is none of your fucking business. In fact, if it's a credit card company, Fuck all of them and you along with. Those are unsecured loans and the risk is factored in.

We do all understand that the banks and the rich have only gotten richer over the decades, don't we?

And yes, after pleading with one CC company to back off their loan shark rates, and they refused, I stopped paying all of the leeches. You won't ever see me with another, and it won't be because I can't get any more, I wouldn't touch them again if THEY PAID ME interest on their 'loan (thievery)' co-signed by our Congress. Yeah, 'of the people, by the people, and FOR THE PEOPLE" --- Uh, not anymore it's not

May 28th, 2010 robert NJ

they called and said wanted to verify information

May 26th, 2010 suzannealrousan

Verifax called my mother at work and asked how long i had worked there. at no time did they mention "this was
an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose." the caller id said "illinois call"

May 21st, 2010 Christina CT

They just called me at work and told my employee they wanted to update a business profile! People are such scam artists today!!

May 19th, 2010 Dee NY

They called my job to verify employment. I took the message since we dont give out info. She wanted to verify my employment? Her name is Summer the number she gave me was 800.545.7434 x. 676

April 21st, 2010 CYNTHIA J SC

I received a call wanting to update information. This is a bogus caller and wanted to update for whom? For what?

March 31st, 2010 CJP NY

Called to verify my employment for credit card update. The number was 815-380-9515 from Rockford, Illinois.

March 24th, 2010 iluivt PA

The best way to through these folks off is to use your name and social to apply for a credit card but use addresses and phone numbers for other states. You will be denied the card but your current address will be totally changed in the credit bureau headers. Do one state in the east that will use equifax and one in the west that will be sure to hit transunion.

March 22nd, 2010 Rebekkah TN

they just called asking for my husband, they said they wanted to verify my address.....and i asked who was their client they were calling for. they wouldn't say. i just tried calling back and it said hold for next available operator, then it said "i'm sorry we" and then the line went silent and then i said hello and it hungup on me. sounds like a scam company to me....everyone lock your doors.

March 10th, 2010 KC TN

You can mail them a certified letter telling them they are no longer authorized to contact you via phone. From that point forward they must contact you via letter. Additionally, it is an FCC violation to use profanity over the phone so if they are using vulgar language to you...who is in violation now?

March 5th, 2010 Valerie AZ

Received a call at my work yesterday..this company asked my co worker if I was employed here..she said yes and asked why..she said she was just verifying my employment..?????? What is going on..I have not applied for a loan or given my work number out to anyone to use..when I called back I only got a recording..who are these people and what do they want????

February 18th, 2010 Crystal TX

I just got a call from Verifax and they wouldnt tell me anything at all of why they were calling just that they were updating my information. I said I dont appreciate phone calls at work and have never given this number for phone calls so she was lying I didnt give it as a contact and did she want to try again. She said well I have it and was wondering if I could verify the home address...why would I verify if you are lying to me seriously. She said so your refusing to answer and I said apparently and hung up

January 26th, 2010 Anne MA

just got a call from "someone" looking for my ex son-in-law saying they wanted to verify a contact number. I hung up. I then called backed and the phone was answered as Thank you for calling Verifax, please hold for the next available representative. I hung up of course knowing they are collection agency out of Illinois. So if you see Illinois with a 815 number, if you owe money, don't answer it! I believe he owes money to Sallie Mae (I just read Kathie's comment)for a student loan from two years ago. Good luck college kids. Im sure they will be calling back then I'll give them his mother's number!!

January 21st, 2010 Kathie

I got a call from "verifax", from 800-542-7434. I believe this is a collection agency. My son defaulted on his student loan that I co-signed from Sallie Mae, and I have been hounded with calls for the last 3 years from Sallie Mae. Sallie Mae stopped calling, and now verifax is calling. I don't answer the calls.The voice messages sound like someone chewing food, or a cocktail party, or states to please hold for the next available representative. I have
30 different #'s labeled "Sallie Mae" and "collections" that I don't answer.

January 15th, 2010 dejay MI

They called my girlfriend phone looking for me. we are together now for several mths. I'm just wondering how the hell they get her number. Asking her where I work. lol. She didn't tell them.

January 9th, 2010 Joe FL

This is a collection company called Veri Facts. Their website is at This number calls and does not leave any message. As with other posts, attempts to redial the number reach an automated system that kicks you into voicemail. The company has a "sales" number of 800-542-7434. It may be worth calling this number, or the number that dialed you during "business hours" to request your number be removed. You may also want to check your consumer reports from the three major credit bureaus... this number was trying to reach my fiancee on my phone, and the company was listed as one that performed an inquiry on her credit. If you have Verizon Wireless, you can block the number via their Spam Controls.

January 8th, 2010 melo FL

Actually missed the call and noticed the phone number from Illinois. Know absolutely no one there. Called back and it went directly to answering machine after 4 rings saying,"you have reached Verifacts leave a message." Thought it was odd. Heard of the company before but couldn't place it. Left my name and number and said to have someone call me back at their earliest convenience. Funny thing is my fiance got the same call 20 minutes later from the same number. Strange.....

December 29th, 2009 Sami TX

Funny reading some of the posts. Not sure exactly what this company is for sure. I got some calls asking if I was somebody I was NOT. I just told them that I wasn't that person and they hung up. BUT...being a single parent and having good/hard times here are some things I've learned. I live in TX (not sure if all states are this way) but you can tell them not to call you at work. Here in TX they have to obey that request because it is a law. It works or so it has for me in th past. Second, they LOVE to intimidate. When you don't act scared or intimidated, they seem to get irate (this is collection agencies in general since I don't know exactly what these people do). I have heard more profanity out of collections workers than I care to mention. They are desperate people. Watch a movie "In Debt We Trust" and see just how desperate collection people can be. They don't care and either does Verifax. Really? The person who said the people have to pass background checks, blah, blah, blah. Whatever. I couldn't do this job as I would feel like scum harrassing folks like that. Identity theft IS REAL and who is stupid enough to think that any decently smart person would give SS numbers to a stranger, on the phone or even their bank info. On another note, try hard to pay your debt and not acquire anymore...that's what I'm working on now. Dave Ramsey is a start and has good ideas.

December 25th, 2009 sick of whiners IL

i used to work for this company. they are given legitimate reasons to call you. you can either answer them or not. they have a job to do and the company that hired them sets those guidelines. they go in to do a job. they dont always like it either but they cannot tell you exactly which company they are updating for becasue it is against FTC privacy laws. that is why they verify the last 4 digits of your social. as much as you dont want to give out your private information to anyone, they cant do that either. it does get frustrating becasue you want to be able to just say it but you cant. laws are put in place because someone once went too far. well now it seems to have become a game of cat and mouse to get the company together withthe person they are looking for. it is as easy as calling your credit card companies and banks when you move or change phone numbers. they are not affected by the DO NOT CALL thing because they arent telemarketers. they have been given certain information to update. call the FTC all you want. their business is legit whether we like it or not. the terrible economy makes it a necessary evil to hire outside to find people who skip but its the rest of us who pay because then prices go up. think about that a little bit.

December 22nd, 2009 Michelle OH

Someone just called me from Verifax Lady named Payton. She was asking me personal information also. Told her I would call her back. Like that is going to happen. Dont call me at work! She gave me this number to call 800-542-7434 X 670. Just in case anyone wants to call them and complain!

December 21st, 2009 Tami CO

I just received a call from Verifax at work and she asked me to verify my address, which I did, and when I asked her who she was verifying on behalf of, she told me she would need to verify my last four digits of my SSN. I told her that I wasn't comfortable giving out that info especially since she wouldn't tell me who she was verifying for and she told me she understood but kept pressing the issue. I told her that I wanted to decline giving that info out at this time.

What kind of company expects you to "verify" sensitive personal info and won't tell you who for first? Seriously unprofessional!

December 11th, 2009 Randie Young

Do not call me at work 952-567-2780 or 952-567-2790, contact me by mail. Randie Young 13055 Dahlia Circle #302
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or by my cell phone number at 952-261-7488 if you want any info from me.

Randie Young

December 10th, 2009 Randie Young

Quit Calling this number 952-567-2780 or 952-567-2790. If want to get a hold of me, you can e-mail me

Randie Young

December 8th, 2009 Enough Already CA

Just got a phone call at my job from "verifax" who said..."sorry to call you at work, but I need to verify your personal information". I hung up. She didn't call right back, so it must not have been that important. Caller ID said Sterling, IL and the number was 815-380-9523.

December 3rd, 2009 Unemployed GA

These Fools Called me today about sallie mae b.s.,hell im they think they gonna get from me,LMBAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 19th, 2009 Leslie TX

I just got a call from 815-380-9679 said she was from VeriFax and needed to update my address for my bank, funny I was just in the bank today and they know me and have my address. I told her I don't think so and hung up now her number will be blocked from my phone, thank God for AT&T parental controls. They are phishing and don't fall for it.

November 4th, 2009 David Silvia

asked who was calling she said her name was sara from veri fax wanted verfi my address

October 7th, 2009 Candace

I received a voice message from 8153809515 and, thinking it was in connection with a recent major purchase and delivery, I called. I received a recorded message, thankfully. Then I looked up verifax and found this page. I don't know what they're trying to do, but I'm not buying into it. Their calls will be ignored.

September 15th, 2009 Kpow

They have been calling me the past few days, I finally answered.. The woman asked if she could speak to Kelli, i verified... she asked if she could update my address... and i asked her who they were, she said she was updating for credit, insurance, and student loans, that sort of thing *which i have ALSO been battling with Sallie Mae for my student loans for months*... she asked me if they had the correct address and i said yes, although im moving in a week so your going to have to call me another time. she asked if i was employed and i told her no... then the call ended. i hope i did the right thing.

September 14th, 2009 PHYLLIS NY


August 31st, 2009 Tracy Lawson

Got a call from Verifax, thought she asked if this was Tracy so I said yes. Then she asked for my social security number. I told her she was crazy if she thought I was giving it out. Then she said "Well if this is Trisha, I need that social to tell you who is looking for you". I said this is not Trisha and gave her my phone number telling her I just got this phone 2 months ago. The she said "you already said this was Trisha" I told her that I am not and must have not heard her correctly. She then hung up on me.

August 25th, 2009 Char Spitzen DC

Rude, uninformed woman calls without introducting herself, demanding information on random individuals. She admits she's working for "Verifax," and searching for "employment verification" for someone who may or may not be in my organization. Says their address is 204-1st Avenue, Sterling, IL. The number they call from is 815-380-9515, but she gives me an 800 number. I let her ramble and gently hang up.

August 20th, 2009 The Lion FL

Second rude person on my phone today. This is the second call from Verifax asking for my ex-husband - divorced 11 years now. I asked "Julie" to tell me who she represents and she got snotty and said "I told you I am Julie" I asked what they want with me since I told the last person he does not live here and I dont have a number for him and she says "if you'd just verify this is a wrong number we'll stop calling." I said again "this is not his phone number " and she hung up. Believe me - if I had that man's phone number they could have had it. : )

August 10th, 2009 tARA NE

this # called my cell and wouldn't tell me what they wanted but said they were with verifax

August 4th, 2009 chica IL


July 30th, 2009 n FL

answered call today on my WORK cell phone,He gave me my HOME address and told me if I verified my middle initial, he would tell me who he was calling for...I told him no thank you and hung up. I am NOT behind on any credit cards or payments, and have never filied chapter 7 or 11...guess they were just catch today!

July 23rd, 2009 Allison CA

I don't know these people and why they're calling. They just asked if my information was correct. This time they called my job and told me that they were based out of Illinois and no explanation. The only explanation was that they help banks, credit companies, etc..., update their information. I cannot volunteer info to these people if I don't know what they actually want. IS THIS FOR REAL!!!

July 6th, 2009 TheLazyComic GA

Take away American jobs so you CANNOT pay the bills, end to add insult to injury, the asshole vampires come out to attack. I am so fed up with all the crap that's going on in this country right now, that I am totally screwing with their heads at every turn. Remember, if you can't block them, forward their calls to The White House. After all, the goons on Capital Hill are the ones who destroyed our country, so let THEM deal with the collections idiots.

June 15th, 2009 bob

Woman got real snippy when I asked her to ID who she was/puropse of call. Said she was "updating some files." I hung up.

June 6th, 2009 chatchix

is there the slightest chance that the FCC would stop these stupid calls? probably not. our tax dollars only work if you donate to their war chests.

June 4th, 2009 sonny CA

they wanted updated info but did not say for what purpose

June 1st, 2009 sara FL

They asked for someone who doesnt live here and I asked them for their address so I can send them a do not call letter and then they abrubtly hung -up....idiots.....oh and by the way the post with the name of "...." I do pay my bills and idiots still call....get a real job...oh yeah your one of the idiots arent you.....I hope your commissions check suck....LOL

May 28th, 2009 kpc

harrassing phone calls looking for a person who dosent live in my house and never has.

May 26th, 2009 pissed off MT

when someone files bankruotcy you people are not supposed to make contact. Chapter 7 is that all debts are wiped clean!!!!!!dah dumb ass!!!

May 26th, 2009 John AZ

I forgot to mention that at the beginning of our call when I called back I said that our calls are recorded for quality assurance. Maybe that is why they were so nice ;)

May 26th, 2009 John AZ

verifacts or VeriFacts has specialized in providing the credit/collections industry with high quality location information. Skip tracing has been our only business.

Very simple. They called to ask to verify employment on someone. I said I could not confirm nor deny employment status however, our company woud require a written, signed release from the employee. They said they were not in contact with such person and couldn't provide that so they would no longer call. They did say they work for credit card companies to gather information. That's all just call them back and be polite they will be polite back. Also if your call is personal just call and tell them they have the wrong number do not give them any info or confirm anything. This way you stop those phone calls. The trick is to call them back that is all.

May 26th, 2009 John AZ

verifacts or VeriFacts has specialized in providing the credit/collections industry with high quality location information. Skip tracing has been our only business.

May 21st, 2009 Melissa

Laura you are an idiot! Do you work for them now? Maybe you were told to post something on this website. However, I received a call from them and when I refused to give the caller any imperative information without the caller telling me what this was in regards to the caller became irate. I verified my middle initial and the caller told me this was for US Bank. Hey guess what everyone I have no dealings with US Bank. When I explained this to the caller she asked me to verify my Social Security Number. I asked if she was joking. The caller became irate and told me if I would verify my F*cking information she would stop calling me. I explained do not call me again and if indeed US Bank whomever they are needs something from me then they can send it via mail. Before I could hang up the phone the caller got a few more curse words out along with some name calling…
Really is this what you call a legitimate company???

May 18th, 2009 Lee MN

Called & completely filled up my answering machine with first music and then a pre-recorded message stating to stay on the line & a representative would be right with me. Again this alternating music/message filled my machine!! And I have still do not know who was calling or why. This phone number has appeared on my caller ID several times. How do I get rid of them?????

May 2nd, 2009 carol NY

someone called and said this is verifax then left some numbers, I wish I knew who it was.

April 29th, 2009 Angry Woman NJ


April 26th, 2009 jigga NJ

it was a lady and she wanted to know if my addressa and phone num were the same

April 8th, 2009 .... IL

These people are just trying to do their jobs. Even if you are on the DO NOT CALL list, it doesnt matter...they dont use a list! They get their info from the companies that you guys owe money, if you would just pay your bills, you wouldnt be having these problems!!! And if its a wrong #, just tell them and they wont call you back.

March 25th, 2009 FTC CA

Contact the FTC to file complaints. You can do this online at:
You can also contact your states Attorney General. If there are enough complaints, this can generate a class action suit against those businesses that do not abide by the law.

March 23rd, 2009 maryeos MN

Keep getting their phone number on our caller ID day after day with no message as no one is at home. After looking at this website, I looked up how to block phone numbers on my phone company's web site. I am going right home to permanently block their number. Sounds like anything they want from me is no good. Thanks for all the insight from everyone else.

March 22nd, 2009 cindy IL

haha!! you people are all a joke!

March 22nd, 2009 JT CA

Class action suit needed. They repeatedly call for a person that used our telephone number. We've never heard of the person they are looking for but they continue to harass my family. I have filed complaints with the Federal Trade Commision as well as local police for the harassing calls. Now I have to have my number changed because we still can't seem to get this to stop. We went through this with Sally Mae, (lousy low class company)and obviously they are using verifax corp now looking for the same person. Enough is enough. We will see you in court.

March 2nd, 2009 Brookfield WI WI

The number came up as an Illinois call and the woman refused to address as to what the call was about and I was not about to provide her with the correct number for the party she was in search of. The person she was looking for never resided at the number they called however I did know him? I called back using *67, to find out who called and it was verifax, their recording only stated to leave a message. This day and age I don't trust anyone I don't know when it comes to things like this. Its like "Big Brother" is up to something?

March 1st, 2009 Neko Ed VA

Company: VeriFacts
DNC: Possibly Exempt
Call Purpose: Skip Tracing (Data Mining), Legitimate
Recommended Action: Do not give them any information and request they cease calling

February 28th, 2009 susie GA

keeps calling from this number!
stop already!!!!
will report to "do not call"
I don't care if their a legit business or not

February 27th, 2009 mikeinga GA

As a passed employee? First off my wife ordered one item from opras site, the comapny billed my cerdit card, then sold off my cc number to urls. trying to push multiable cards for stuff that was never order or even asked for. That cc was cancled to due fraud. Now this number 815-380-9515 has been calling my home number, traced some how my wifes unlisted cell phone and mine. They called my home no message, 5 seconds later they called the cell phones. I picked it up and gave them a chewing over the phone. They need or request info, SEND A LETTER WITH COMPANY LETTER HEAD. HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU ARE MICKEY MOUSE AT DISNEY ASKING ME FOR MY DISNEY CC NUMBER?
This company wants to be respected? they should at like a company.

February 22nd, 2009 Laura IL

As a past employee I can tell you all they are a skiptracing company. They are hired out by banks, credit card companies, credit unions, law firms etc. to update business records and locate skips. If you have recieved a call from them, either you are doing business with the company they are working for, you know someone they are looking for, or it's just possibly a wrong number. Due to privacy laws they HAVE to verify that they are speaking with the correct person before they can tell you the client's info that they are updating for. This is a legit business, if they weren't , they would not be in business. If you recieve a call and callback to a mach, it's simply becuase the secretary's are gone or the lines are busy, leave a messege or dial your party's ext. Everyone working here has to pass strict background screenings, and takes several training classes. They are all knowledgeable of the FDCPA laws. Also, they do not have a DO NOT CALL list, as they are not telemarketers, so if you are on a DNC list or the national DNC list, it doesn't matter that list does not apply to them. However, if the number called is wrong, simply tell them, it's wrong please do not call me back, and they will stop calling you. it's that simple. so take it easy everyone, they are just doing their jobs and lying to make a living like all of you. If you have any other problems with them, simply ask for a supervisor, one will assist you and help.

February 16th, 2009 T TX

815-380-9515 VeriFacts. Called and left a message saying "hi" then hung up.

February 10th, 2009 Christine NY

Please don't call here again! I am on the DON'T CALL LIST. I will have you reported if you keep calling my house. You are very annoying and don't know to stop calling.

February 4th, 2009 Anne PA

Someone from this number called my cell phone at 7:30 p.m. but left no message. I never answer if I don't know the number so I found this site when I googled the number on caller ID.

A tip for whoever is interested - if places like this are calling your cell phone, I save the number with "SPAM - DO NOT ANSWER" as the Caller's name. Then when they call again (and again and again ... ), I don't answer. I haven't noticed their numbers showing up on my cell phone bill so either they don't wait for my VM to pick up or because they probably hang up immediately, it doesn't register and I don't pay for that minute.

February 4th, 2009 Carole TX

You'll love this one: i get a call from a 1877# asking for Dana Marie Smith, of whom I've known since she was a child. She was the bully in my daughter's group of people. She's even attacked my daughter several times throughout high school and out of school. Well, she's 24 now with 2 kids. This number calls me at 815am and asks for Dana Marie Smith and to have her call them back at MY NUMBER! Does this seem wierd to anyone else but me. I finally except the terms after several calls and find out the her SSN and give me a 815-380-9515 to call. THIS IS CRAP. I'm on the National DO NOT CALL LIST!

February 2nd, 2009 The Doctor IL

Greetings all, I thought, since I am in the city this company is located I would share the information I have. It is called Verifacts Inc. address, 204 1st Ave, Sterling Illinois 61081, Secondary phone number 815-626-9300. It is some sort of credit information gathering company. I have personally been there a couple times in the past, looking for work, and they are very hush hush about what they actually do there. Hopefully this information is useful to someone or atleast answers some questions. Cheers!

January 27th, 2009 Jack MN

They would not disclose what business they were in after I simply asked for confirmation of who was calling. Obviously someone needs to get to these people - how about a state's attorney general office investigation

December 9th, 2008 JT WI

reached me at work, said they wanted to vfy my address...told her "do you realize that you're calling my place of employment?!" and immediately ended the call. came home and noticed the same # on my caller id. WTF?!!

December 6th, 2008 Matt IL

If this compAny really wanted to talk to me they would have left a DETAILED message.
none of "This is an important business matter"
if it is so important why can't they leave me a DETAILED message so I know why to return the call

December 6th, 2008 sara NY

someone keeps on calling from 815-380-9515 when i answer they hang up. Then when i call back the number it says to leave a message and vm box is full. I don't understand why nothing is being done i am so frustrated with this company already. I hope they read all of these comments and stop harrassing people

November 22nd, 2008 JP

My husband answered his cellphone and they asked for him. We are currently in debt and we thought that it was a collector. He simply said that he wasn't available. They then asked if they could verify our mailing address. He said that he couldn't and asked if they wanted to leave a message. The girl got frustrated and just hung up. Very weird!!

November 20th, 2008 Pat GA

Verifying employment on me and I had not applied for credit

November 11th, 2008 Jay

They have called 3X's & never left a VM. I called back and there is a recording. I have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission as I am registered on the Do Not Call list. If they continue to call and do not leave a message stating what they want, I will contact the Sterling, IL police and file harassment charges. I hope someone from this company reads this website frequently.

November 3rd, 2008 Timika IL

I don't know who this person was, but she said that they update this information when you do business with banks and insurance companies. She had my address partially correct, and she already had my work phone number. I did not give her any other information, such as my cell number, etc.

October 15th, 2008 jenny

They called my mother-in-law looking for me. Don't know how they got her number as it is new and we live in defferent states. Thank goodness she was smart enough not to give them any info. They left a call back number but now I know not to call back. Thanks!

October 6th, 2008 Dorothy

They have called my home several times - possibly close to 8 - looking to verify the address etc. of someone I dated in 1985!
I have asked them not to call, told them which state he was in, but they continue to call me. Harrassment!

October 3rd, 2008 Mike TX

This company called and wanted to verfi my info. The company name is VeriFacts, Inc. listed in the state if Illinois as Scout Data Solutions. They had the wrong birth date wrong S.S. number. They told me they where calling to update my credit card account. I asked what one. They said Discover Card. Well I have never had a discover card. The lady was noticable nervous when I questioned her intentions. Then another lady got on the phone wa very rude. I told her I think they are trying to conduct something crimial here. I asked her if she ever heard of the Fair Credit Reporting Act(FCRA) or the Fair Credit Collections Act (FCCA). requiring disclosre of their intents. She stated to yell and cuss at me. I asked her if she knew who she was calling. And what I did for a living. When I said Police she hung up. They are listed in the F.B.I. Fraud Database. They do have other numbers 815-380-9515, 815-380-5003, 815-626-9300 will get the office, 1-800-542-7434, 330-479-9481, 585-805-9812. If they call you asked them not to call back. If they do please file a complaint with your State Attorney General's Office ASAP. They have their web site listed as a skip trace company. But they are just phishing for info. So they can sell it to the highest bidder.

October 3rd, 2008 Anonimous CA

10-3-08 at 8:53 am - female voice asked for Elizabeth. Called the number back and got VeriFacts voicemail stating no one available, leave a message.

September 17th, 2008 Mark A

They wouldn't tell me anything either! Super rude- laughed in my face! I told them to stop calleing me- called three times in one day. They are very suspicious!

September 17th, 2008 Mark A

Never heard of them either- called three times in one day. I ordered them to stop. They laughed in my face. The funniest thing they ever heard. They would not tell me anything either!

August 25th, 2008 Jennifer KS

They called me and I tried to return the call. The message box was full. Not sure.....I thought my cell was on the do not call list.

August 11th, 2008 Mandy MO

They called twice today...I tried to call back and got the same response everyone else is getting.

August 11th, 2008 Jon C.

Verifax called my wife's mobile phone. Identified themselves once as Verifax. Then continued to ask for address info. We gave none since they divulged nothing else. The operator actually ended getting snippy when my wife asked for more info about them, but they gave no additional info.

They asked if we had a Discover Card. My wife did not answer the question. We then called Discover Card to ask if this is a vendor of theirs and they said 'absolutely not'.

August 5th, 2008 john john FL

this is the info I found about verifacts they are from chicago IL

VeriFacts, Inc. Scout Data Solutions


This extremely affordable data base is specifically designed to deliver telephone numbers and addresses of individuals who have moved or who are hard to find. Use it to pull information from 400 sources while maintaining a 15-30 percent hit rate. Looking for greater efficiencies?

Make VeriFacts First-Trace part of routine file scrubbing!


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July 31st, 2008 Anonymous II CO

Verifacts contact info from their website- they are from India
43422 West Oaks Drive,
#335 Novi,
MI 48377, USA
Contact : Sam T. Mathew
Phone: 1-248-982-0734

July 31st, 2008 Anonymous CO

I had a woman from Veri-fax call and ask for my supervisor under her maiden name (years old). I transferred her to voicemail, and she called back asking to speak to HR. She said she wanted to verify that my supervisor was the same person. I told her they were the same person, but she said she had to verify with HR. She started asking for my supervisors home address and I told her I couldn

July 31st, 2008 y IN

u all should be embarrassed of yourself, be responsible for your actions!

July 31st, 2008 M F

Called are work lines asking if a certain person was employed by us and he wasn't. Wouldn't give us any info on who they were... Will report them to the better buisness bureau> Everybody on this list should.

July 31st, 2008 Mad in Mass

My mother received a call for my mother-in-law (who has never lived with her or used her phone number) looking for her regerding "a business matter". Mom said she was not there and called me to ask what was up with that. I called the number 815-380-9515 and got the machine saying Verifacts and leave a message, but I couldn't. How can these people make calls like this? And how did they connect my mom to my mother-in-law? Can they be reported?

July 29th, 2008 Robert

They called looking for my son but would not give any other information. Credit card company I believe?

July 17th, 2008 Super Beans CA

fuck these fuckers! they fucking bug!

July 17th, 2008 L NC

Wanted me to verify my address, she said she was with a company called verifax that (she claims) works for another company that I currently in business with. She wanted me to give her my middle intial and said that then she could tell me what company. I hung up.

July 17th, 2008 big poppa ID

yeah those fuckers called me too and i know exactly what they want. they work for, or are, a collection agency looking for people who are in debt. well they ain't never met no one like me and all i have to say is good luck cuz it ain't gonna happen!!!! I did call them back at they number off their website and left them a lovely message full of profanity so we will see how they like that hahahaha!!!!

July 1st, 2008 Cindy WA

This is a debt collector! you can visit: Main # 815-626-9300. They are trying to verify employment. Beware!

July 1st, 2008 concerned PA

received a call from a woman who said she was from a company called Verifax. She wanted to have the last four numbers of my social security number. when i asked where she was calling from she said she was calling to update my information. she refused to tell me on behalf of which company she was calling, stating that in order to give me the company name i would have to provide her with my address or last four of my social. when i refused she hung up the phone. I am concerned that this company has my personal number and refused to state how they got my number. does any have any suggestions on how to make a complaint?

June 24th, 2008 Florida FL

This company called MY NEIGHBOR asking for my phone number. She gave them the wrong number and then called me. I called the number back and they said they were working for a credit card company (Discover) who was trying to "verify" my address and number. I am currently out of work and am working with Discover on a payment plan and had changed my number so they other side of their company would stop harrassing me 20 times a day. They HAVE my address. This is a skip tracer who was doing nothing more than calling out of the phone book to try to get information about me. Disgusting. Their other number is 815-626-9300

June 24th, 2008 dave

did not answer phone, no name, no answer period !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 24th, 2008 joshua r.

i got a call from 8153809515 they left no message and when i called i got a voicemail after the first ring...did my research and found out it is verifacts a skip trace company... my mother is a private investigator so i know these people are looking to find me...normally to verify my information so they can garnish my wages or harass me even more about stuff i cannot pay... your best bet if you are getting calls from this number is to avoid filling out information anywhere talking abut where you live how much you make or your other personal information...unless you want to resolve this personally i would love to resolve it but i cant afford to

June 19th, 2008 steve IL

how do they get stopped

June 19th, 2008 C.STEPHENS AZ


June 12th, 2008 C.P. OH

Called my work number asking me to verify my address. She only referred to me by my first name and asked to verify my address. I had to asked for her name and the company she was from. Then I asked her to verify the first and last name and the account as well as the birthdate. She couldn't give me any birthdate, and said she must have the wrong account.

May 23rd, 2008 New 2 San Diego CA

Unknown number called my land line.
Caller ID showed "VERIFACTS"

May 7th, 2008 Andy

Called twice today. I wasn't here to answer. Didn't leave any messages but heard a tone on the answering machine. Wasn't a fax machine because mine would have answered. Tried calling the number and answering machine answered. Female voice telling me I'd called 'Verifax' and to leave a message. I hung up. I would suspect from this website that they are attempting to gather information surreptiously. They apparently haven't heard of the Fair Credit Reporting Act or the Fair Credit Collections Act requiring disclosure of their purpose and intent in calling.

April 24th, 2008 whatever

They called my office asking for someone and wanted me to verify their address. I told them I'm not going to reveal any private information to someone I do not know. Then they hung up! It was a women.

Are calling them up asking them private information?

April 16th, 2008 rich alan

Called me on my cell phone.
No response when I answered.
4/16/2008 7:09 PM

March 11th, 2008 jojo IL

Wanted to verify my address. Did not give out.

January 26th, 2008 alisen gross FL

Received a call from 8153809515. They didn't leave a message and when I called the number back it said to leave a message but couldn't cause mailbox was full. Neither of my credit card companies deal with them.

January 26th, 2008 Sonsonny IL

This company contracts with Collection agencies to collect information for them.

Verifacts Inc.
Sterling IL 61081-3933
Main Phone Number (815)-626-9300
Fax Number (815)-626-9323
Web Site:

January 17th, 2008 Lindsey KY

This number has called my house at least 5 times, asking for an Aaron. They have been told that no one by that names lives here. When I attempted to call them back to day to ask them to quit calling all I got was "leave a message, with your name and number and we will call you back, then it said "mailbox is full". Obviously, this is a scam.

January 17th, 2008 Me FL

They called a friend's house asking for me, I have nev erbeen in that house or given my friend's number to anyone. We called back and cannot leave a message, this is weirdddddddddd. I will put a claim in the FBI's web fraud database.

January 3rd, 2008 Linda NY

They just called my cell phone and it was a recorded message that said it was verifacts and a number. Then, they called my work phone and asked if this was (and they gave my home address). I said no. Since I was already looking at this website as they called I was ready for them. I hope they don't call again but after reading all these other comments I doubt it.

December 5th, 2007 M. Frome

A young woman called (from Verifax) and claimed she needed my correct mailing address. she gave me a bogus address---which seemed kind of strange since she had all the other info on me. She my date of birth and last 4 digits of my SS number. I suspected a scam and told her.
Get this: She told me "You wouldn't want me to send this info to the wrong address." I think these people are conducting something criminal (probably identity theft) and should be investigated.

November 24th, 2007 Genevieve

The company is VeriFacts. They are skip-tracers. The website is:

November 24th, 2007 Genevieve

Have received several calls from this number. I've only answered once, and told them they had the wrong number. Not sure what they want - and I have no interest in finding out.

November 5th, 2007 Jeff OH

Caller id said ILLINOIS CALL 815-380-9515. I have two lines in home with same name. They received calls within 15 mins of each other. Called number heard VERIFAX PLEASE LEAVE MESSAGE.

October 24th, 2007 MMT MO

Asked for me by name, including my middle initial, wanting to verify my address. At first I would not answer anything, then she said she was calling on behalf of Discover Card. I told them my address was correct, then she started asking for phone #'s, so I hung up.

October 2nd, 2007 Angela

They called the number on the ID was 815-380-9515 and said Illinois. I called the number back and it said to leave a message but can't leave a message because their mailbox was full. Will not answer calls from this number.

September 20th, 2007 Sherman VA

Got a call from this number and when I told her I wasn't comfortable giving that information over the phone she told me she was calling in behalf of discover. She was noticably nervous when I questioned her intentions.

September 17th, 2007 Amy NC

These people call non-stop on every line I have at work and at home asking for someone different every time. They need to be investigated asap!I have tried blocking however my phone company will not let me block them!!! errrrrrr

August 30th, 2007 keisha LA

do not give his company your personal information. His name is Rondrecus Scott, trying to get information from people all over the world so he can do fraud and identity theft. Please report to your law enforcement.

August 29th, 2007 Keisha LA

do not give this company your personal information. His name is Rondrecus Scott,from Monroe ,LA trying to get personal information from people all over the world so he can do identity theft and fraud as well.

August 29th, 2007 Really Annoyed CA

They've called me everyday for the past week. I answer but I don't hear anything on the other end. It's really annoying.

August 28th, 2007 sick of it GA

They called my business line looking for someone named Sherrie. Never heard of her. I have been getting calls for this woman since I got my business line a few months ago. I don't know who she killed but I wish they would find her and quit calling me!!

August 17th, 2007 Steve MO

They asked for Linda. They told me they were Verifax. I asked them what they wanted. They said it was a personal matter. I told them that Linda did not live here. They said okay and goodbye. I really did not know what Verifax did so I looked them up on Internet and found this web page. The only Linda I know lives in Massachusets.

August 2nd, 2007 Betty Clause

I dont know these people and they are harassing me. I am on the DONT CALL

July 31st, 2007 hello IL

its verifacts people they update your home address for companies you have accounts with... so update your info like you should and they wont have to call you for an update.

July 12th, 2007 Dude OK

Verifacts (they want you to think it's Verifax) called my mother-in-law's house. I have never lived there or listed that as my phone number. They wouldn't give any information, so she didn't give them any. They did give a different number to call them back but I haven't called it. I wouldn't give these people any info. They are phishing for credit companies, collections, etc.

July 11th, 2007 Mary OK

Wanted to verify my address but called my parents phone and used an old address where we previously lived. She didn't give them any information. When she gave me the number, I called back and got a recording.

July 10th, 2007 C.M.S. OH

I ignored the calls - they never said why/what they wanted .

July 7th, 2007 Meghan

Got a call from this company today. Didn't answer. Looked the number on line and started gathering some info. The company name is VeriFacts, not Verifax. They are a skip tracing company. They are collecting addresses and phone numbers to pad their database. Here's a clip from they're website:

For over 17 years, VeriFacts has specialized in providing the credit/collections industry with high quality location information. Skip tracing has been our only business, and we view our work as both a science and an art.

Though they are a legitimate company, I don't put this much higher than phishing. I wouldn't give out any information to these people.

July 6th, 2007 ANthony GA

They called twice today and were asking for my brother.

June 22nd, 2007 Zeb

Called and I told them they had the wrong number. They just hung up without saying goodbye or sorry. Please, note their name is "Verifacts", they are in Sterling, Il, 800-542-7434.

June 18th, 2007 Chris NC

They called my cellphone today, claiming to be working for Verifax, but hung up when I asked them to wait and started looking into the number online.

June 14th, 2007 Kathy TX

Received a call from Verifax at my work number asking for my correct address. They had my old address from 16 years ago and also my current address. They would not tell me who they were updating this info for so I told them neither address was correct and I didn't have one.

June 13th, 2007 pc

is this a scam? Person phishing for info on my ex

June 8th, 2007 A guy in Cali CA

Like all the others, I rec'd a call from an 815.380.9515 but I was in a meeting and wasn't able to take the call. I called the number back, no answer just voicemail that's full.

June 5th, 2007 Hos CA

They called my office, call my cell # said they are updated information for Bank & Credit Card company.

May 17th, 2007 Paloma CA

Veri Fax called my mother in laws house i lived there about 4 years ago, the funny thing is that when i lived there the number they called was not the one my in laws had during the period that i lived there. I looked up the number and the company but could not find much info , The phone number is diconnected.

May 10th, 2007 Tupac LA

I got the same call, it said it was Verifax. Have no idea who they are.

April 7th, 2007 bird IL

called my parents' house asking for me. I haven't lived there in 10 years. Would not state what they wanted so they didn't get what they wanted either which was a number to call me at.

March 29th, 2007 J Rose

Got a call at fork form someone named Samantha. I don't know a Samantha. She wanted to verify my address. I asked her for what & all she said was its to update my information. she gave me my old address from 12yrs ago. I told her to continue to use that one since she couldn't tell me what she needed it for.

March 19th, 2007 Nancy

They called and asked if my daughter still lived at this address, I asked who was calling " he stated just checking for insurance purposes.

March 15th, 2007 June GA

I Didn't answer my phone because I wasn't available. Just showed a missed call. Called the number back and phone only rang and no one answered

February 28th, 2007 Jeff D.

Called asking for dawn. My number is in the book with only my first initial and no address and my name is not Dawn,told them they had the wrong number and they said aaaah ok and hung up.

February 20th, 2007 Richard S LA

We got two call from these
people yesterday.
they asked for my wife who wasnt at home either time, my mother n law answered the phone and was asked if my wife still got her mail at my adress. i called the 815 number and got the same response everyone else is getting, still dont know why and really am annoyed

February 5th, 2007 Dan TN

They called asking for my daughter. They had my address & a "second ring" number which she uses. They asked when they could reach her to "verify" and I gave a vague answer. If they get persistent iwill use call block.

February 1st, 2007 lisa CO

i was not home when they called i called the number back but could not leave a message or get ahold of anyone who are they

February 1st, 2007 Lucyna PA

Called asking to verify my address and would not give me any specific info about themselves, I just told them I don't ever give my info over the phone and they hung up. Tried to call them back and got answering machine that would not let me leave a message.

January 15th, 2007 Sherry IL

Called looking for my mother in law, asked them how they got my number, stated that my number was on file for her (It shouldn't be.) Tried to call back, automated response said to leave name and number but mailbox was full.

December 6th, 2006 Keri

I didn't pick up the phone....since I don't know anyone from Illinois. Tried to look who it was up on with no success.

December 5th, 2006 Doris TX

They called and did not leave a message. I called back, it will not allow you to leave a message for them.

December 1st, 2006 Laurie

They called the number on the ID was 815-380-9515 and said Illinois. I called the number back and it said to leave a message but can't leave a message because their mailbox was full. Will not answer calls from this number.

November 30th, 2006 Heather UT

They called me but would not identify themselves or say what they wanted, but kept asking for my address.

November 29th, 2006 Mike Jung CA

They called me today asking for an Edna Tuavao, which is about the hundredth call I've received for her. No idea what it's about.

November 22nd, 2006 Kathy MN

They would not tell me what company they were calling for. I told them to stop calling me, but still call every two hours a day.

October 20th, 2006 michael TN

they called my moms house, of which i moved out of 6 months ago. first time they called and said they needed a number to call me on. gave them my cell number but they never called me. wouldn't say what they needed just a number to reach me.

August 31st, 2006 Sinha S CO

They called today at 9:52 AM and my wife picked up that phone. She doesn't know english so couldn't tell what they told.

August 30th, 2006 Bill TX

I couldn't find out who they were. After the first call I simply ignored their subsequent calls.

August 30th, 2006 Matt H. KY

They called saying they were calling on behalf of a credit card company. i called my credit card and was told they don't do business with this company.

August 24th, 2006 Jeannette Mills

They would not tell me who they were but wanted to verify my address.