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?
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!
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.
Looks like its time to get a new phone, job and address... check!
Where to celebrate Christmas advise?
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
"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.
Ashley is prolly uglyyyyyyy too. UGLY and POOR, not a good combo. bahahahahahaha
actually we get paid hourly as well just fyi
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.
hahahahaha ASHLEY is POOR!!
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
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!!!!!!
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.
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 :(
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.
where ya at Resident47, its been along time since you have posted anything........did you get a girlfriend finally??
I think this is an attempt at identy theft.
geri hefferon Apr 04th, 2011
hey Lana, its Verifacts not Verifax, you guys are idiots. The correct spelling is only on this site like ummmmmmmm 100 times. retards.
it's gotta be Credit Collection company getting info. VeriFax isnt that sneaky!
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.
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.
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.
Resident47 Feb 15th, 2011
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
you are going a bit dramatic arent you? Comparing employees at Verifacts and companies like them to drug dealers....come on now buddy.
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.
Resident47 Feb 06th, 2011
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.
Know it All Feb 03rd, 2011
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.
Resident47 Jan 20th, 2011
hey Resident 47, just curious....do 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
know it all Jan 18th, 2011
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.
Resident47 Dec 09th, 2010
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
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
same story as alll the rest. just updating their records was their response.
"... 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.
"... 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.
Resident47 Dec 04th, 2010
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!!
They call & call & call. How did they get my cell phone #? Why r they asking for personal info?
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!!!!
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 :)
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
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!!
"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.
"... we are not hired by debt collector's. ... companies that hire us are the direct company that the money is owed to!"
- "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.
"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.
- "... 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.
Resident47 Sep 29th, 2010
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.
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?
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.
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!!!!!!!
Stupid People Sep 09th, 2010
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.
Get over it Sep 08th, 2010
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?
oh and its skip tracer, not data miner!!!
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!!
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.
Resident47 Sep 03rd, 2010
right on "annoyed" - couldnt have said it better then that
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!!!!
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.
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.
painfully dumb Aug 27th, 2010
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.
Painfully Aware Aug 26th, 2010
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
sterlingky Jul 17th, 2010
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
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
automated call asking for my last 4 of social to verify id, then gave me a number 815-380-9515
to call. which was an automated message center for Verifax.
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.
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
VeriBullshit Jun 03rd, 2010
they called and said wanted to verify information
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"
suzannealrousan May 26th, 2010
They just called me at work and told my employee they wanted to update a business profile! People are such scam artists today!!
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
I received a call wanting to update information. This is a bogus caller and wanted to update for whom? For what?
Called to verify my employment for credit card update. The number was 815-380-9515 from Rockford, Illinois.
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.
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.
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?
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????
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
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!!
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.
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.
This is a collection company called Veri Facts. Their website is at www.skiptracers.com. 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.
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.....
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.
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.
sick of whiners Dec 25th, 2009
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!
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!
Do not call me at work 952-567-2780
, 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 Dec 11th, 2009
Quit Calling this number 952-567-2780
. If want to get a hold of me, you can e-mail me
Randie Young Dec 10th, 2009
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
Enough Already Dec 08th, 2009
These Fools Called me today about sallie mae b.s.,hell im unemployed..wtf they think they gonna get from me,LMBAO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unemployed Dec 03rd, 2009
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.
asked who was calling she said her name was sara from veri fax wanted verfi my address
David Silvia Nov 04th, 2009