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I bet Stan is a ugly small penis loser
 Jul 07th, 2015
Stan you're a pompous idiot. I do not owe and have never owed what VanRu claims and yet because my name is similar to the person they are looking for I am harassed.
rick
 Sep 03rd, 2010
I have had calls from them as well and at first they just hang up as soon as I answer, probably a machine just trying to get one's attention. After some time of this a person does get on the phone. It took a long time and took me putting up with a lot of rudeness before they finally figured out that they did NOT have the right party. What people like this STAN character don't seem to understand is that Van Ru is out of control. I wish them well in collecting any money that is actually owed, but they have to stop making mistakes and wrongfully harassing the wrong people. What is irritating is that their initial approach is so rude, as if it didn't occur to them that they (or their system) are capable of making mistakes!
Jed
 Dec 22nd, 2009
Stan......how long have you worked for VanRu?
Alan
 Dec 08th, 2009
SIMPLE ADVICE TO ALL OF THE MORONIC DEADBEATS THAT POST HERE:
IF YOU SPENT AS MUCH TIME TRYING TO ADDRESS THE CALLS, AS YOU HAVE TRYING TO AVOID THEM;
THEY'D PROBABLY HAVE STOPPED BY NOW. ITS SIMPLE. COLLECTION AGENCIES DONT JUST RANDOMLY CALL THE PUBLIC IN HOPES OF FINDING A SUCKER. THEY OBVIOUSLY GOT YOUR PHONE NUMBER IN SOME MANNER RELATED TO A PRIOR DEBT. EITHER YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW, OWES SOME MONEY. SIMPLE. PAY YOUR BILLS! OR, TELL THEM WHERE TO FIND THE NEGLIGENT PERSON; SO THAT THEY CAN CALL AND HARRASS THEM. AND IF BY CHANCE, THEY DO HAVE THE WRONG NUMBER,(WHICH IS POSSIBLE,BUT RARE.MOST DEADBEATS JUST USE THAT TO DODGE PAYING UP.) INFORM THE CALLER THAT ITS WRONG, AND VERIFY IT. SIMPLE. TRY IT, YA WHINEY BUNCH O' RETARDED LOSERS!!!
STAN
 Jul 08th, 2009
REALLY SIMPLE:
STAN
 Jul 08th, 2009
SIMPLE ADVICE TO ALL OF THE MORONIC DEADBEATS THAT POST HERE:
stan
 Jul 08th, 2009
do not provide any of your personal information under any circumstances - they try to fish it from you

i have no outstanding debts they have no basis for attempting to contact me - i am on the national do not call list for solicitors

the government must get involved in this one - they are nasty in every sense of the word
jackie
 Jun 03rd, 2009
nasty, rude, harassing when they do talk to you. they also call and hang up, when you ring them back they are rude, nasty and condescing.
jean
 Apr 10th, 2009
Calls, leaves no messages. Ties up the line so I can't receive business calls that actually matter.
Ted
 Jan 06th, 2009
they left the famous message, this message is for xx; if you are listening we assume you are xx. this is an attempt to collect a debt. left number of 877-719-0718, Melissa was the caller. I called her. Asked her what the call was about. She explained she couldnt tell me why they called unless we give her my phone number. i told her i refused to give her my phone number. i have no idea who she is. she claimed she could not tell me why they called unless i give her my phone number. I TOLD HER, I DONT OWE ANYONE AND I DO NOT HAVE THE BURDEN OF PROOF TO GIVE HER MY PHONE NUMBER. YOU CALLED ME AND WHEN YOU ARE READY TO TELL ME WHY YOU CALLED WE CAN TALK.
debra
 Oct 25th, 2008
Same experience as others. They have been told they have the wrong number but keep calling. So as soon as I know its them on the answering machine I just hit delete. If they call when I am home I answer the phone hit the mute button and put the phone down, that way they have to pay for the call. Eventually they will figure out they are barking up the wrong tree and use the snail-mail contact for whomever they think owes them money. I don't approve of deadbeats who don't pay their bills, but I don't approve of idiots who don't know what they are doing either. It does no good to talk to these morons.
Joe
 Aug 07th, 2008
Last call (4th this evening, within 10 minutes), I told them I would love for them to stop by so I could rip their spleen from their abdomen.
No Way
 Jul 11th, 2008
The Never Establish Contact With Them trick worked for me. If they can't leave a message on your machine and you don't talk when you pick up the phone they will go away. Nobody to leave a message to or argue with. By the Way, I am POSITIVE I have no outstanding debts. These guys are just screwed up!
Steven
 Jun 28th, 2008
Called our business looking for someone who doesn't work here (and hasn't for 7 years), claiming to attempt collection of a debt.
Rich
 Jun 13th, 2008
Tiffany ... Yes they are breaking the law when they do this and betting you don't know how to report them. They have already been sanctioned but remain in business. You should file a report with your state Attorney General. You can also call the local police, this is against the law in most cities and states. Best to keep a log if you contact the local police. They can refer the complaint to the proper channels.
MrBill
 May 29th, 2008
For the people who posted pay your damn bills my 72 yo grandmother receives threatening phone calls from them everyday. she doesn't owe them or anyone else any money and they know that she is not the person that they are looking for they have been told to stop she has even told them she is going to call the cops on them and the reply she got was well, since you are being so mean to us we are going to harass you all the time (she even told them she was a sick old woman and to just leave her alone!) They are looking for people we don't even know. These people need to rot in hell for what they put innocent people through. I have sent them a letter lets see if it will stop.
Tiffany
 May 17th, 2008
Here is how I got rid of them. After dozens and dozens of "empty" calls a person will finally call. I picked up the phone and said nothing, silence. They get real frustrated and try to talk to somebody, but they are after the "easy" money and will stop after about 4 or 5 calls. Another cute trick, if you do answer is to pretend you can't hear them "Hello" Hello" "Is anybody there?" "Honey these idiots keep calling but there is nobody on the line". Then hang up if they don't do it first. Might as well have some fun with these dolts to get back for all the times they bothered you. The important thing is to NOT establish contact with them.
Mark
 Apr 22nd, 2008
they are relentless an old friend used my name as a reference and now they will not leave me alone...I thought this was against the law
Linda
 Jan 30th, 2008
@ Patrick

No we are not going to pay Van Ru a damn cent! Write it off and move on! You don't like it, that's tough! Looks like you're the loser!
Topaz
 Jan 10th, 2008
Received calls for another person on my phone. They tell me they will continue to call me until I give them information on this person. This is crazy. I think I will report them to the phone company and then to the police as harassing calls.
Davis
 Dec 03rd, 2007
I have received 7 calls this morning from this group. I informed them on the very first call that I did not know the party they were asking for, and they had the wrong number. It is now 12:14pm and I have received a total of 7 calls within a two hour window. Each time, I instructed the caller to remove my number and do not call my home again. I have just now sent a letter to the corporate office and advised that should I receive another call, I will sue them. If your equipment (VanRu)dialer system is so inept that they cannot stop calls, then make a capital investment and upgrade. WHAT LOSERS!
I PAY BILLS
 Nov 17th, 2007
omg u guys are sooooo pathetic pay ur bills and maybe they wont call u
raven
 Nov 15th, 2007
Oh yea, I meant myself. I am the dead beat looser.
Patrick
 Oct 25th, 2007
Van Ru Corporation is an unscrupulous collection agency that is being investigated and prosecuted by attorney generals in many states. DO NOT ANSWER THEIR CALLS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. These folks are criminals and are certain to be legally dismantled. Even if you believe that you have some sort of debt with this Co., do not deal with them. Check with your local authorities before dealing with them in any capacity.
USJD
 Oct 25th, 2007
patrick can go f&^% himself.. this chick keeps calling for Sherry. 2x's in the last 1hr. we have no sherry in the family, as a friend or even a co-worker
stupid bitch does not know when to stop.. when I told her i looked the company up on the internet and that they harass people.. she laughed.
me
 Oct 24th, 2007
Wow looks like Patrick works for Vanru.
Why else would he be on this list if he wasn't having a problem with these scum bags.
Debi
 Oct 09th, 2007
Just pay your bills, ya lousy deadbeat losers. How tough is that? Pay. What. You. Owe.
Patrick
 Oct 03rd, 2007
Oh no, here we go. My wife just got her first call from that # this morning. I googled the # and it brought me here. She didnt answer but I hope this doesnt continue. There was another # as well, not too long before this one called 678-578-1800. I googled that as well and its a scam. People posing as a collection agency. So be careful with this one too...
Lonnie
 Aug 30th, 2007
I told them to stop to call my number 100 times is not me the one who they are looking for , they still call
Mary
 Aug 25th, 2007
Same here, the phone rings 2 or 3 times, and hangs up before I can answer it. 25 calls in the last 2 weeks. I understand from others that this is a collection group. But I am positive I have no outstanding debts.
Mark
 Aug 13th, 2007
Under provisions of federal law, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, you can inform them in writing to cease calls and/or correspondence.
Robert
 Aug 11th, 2007
just received this on my computer as an e-voice message in my e-mail. didn't dare listen to it or open it until i checked out who they are..
Barb
 Aug 10th, 2007
Caller ID: VAN RUE
they keep asking for Sandra Madden. This has been going on for at least 5 months now. It's ridiculous.
TexasMOM
 Aug 03rd, 2007
this is so very annoying they already are doing auto deduct and still call.
pond glenn
 Aug 03rd, 2007
Calling my house every day for someone I don't know. Keep calling after told wrong number.

Calls every day at exact same time.

Now blocked with IOBI - carry on Van Ru, my family & I are having a ball watching you waste your time!
Kramer
 Aug 02nd, 2007
I have their contact info so we can start calling and harassing their behinds. 1-800-468-2678 or Van Ru Credit Corporation 1350 E Touhy Ave. Suite 300E Des Plaines, IL 60018
Siedah Lee
 Jul 17th, 2007
If you have a debt, just call the company you have a debt with, tell them that you want to pay off the debt and tell them you have a new phone number :) HAHAHA... Give them some number that does not even work... this company just gets your debt information from wherever you owe and they (van ru) will harass you!

Works every time! Just have to know who you owe money too!
Tosha
 Jul 11th, 2007
Automated message calls all the time and wants to talk to Christine drier, tells me that if I am listening to the recording then I am verifying that I am Christine Drier. I listened to the recording says to call 1877 and hangs up... LOL

So I call the number back to tell them to quit calling... First lady takes my number and transfers me.. Second lady says "are you sure you dont know christine" LOL She took my number and apologized.. said she would take my number out of their system! :) YAY!! Its easy, dont get mad about it, they are doing their job.

Just smile and make up some stupid story... Yes, they are annoying, but oh well. Get a cell phone and disconnect your house phone if it is really that bad!
Tosha
 Jul 11th, 2007
Ai niste melodi marfa . Pe mine ma cheaama Diana, si am 10 ani. Mama si eu suntem foarte mari admiratoare ale tale. As vrea sa am autograful tau. Te pup dulce.
chiritoi diana
 Jul 04th, 2007
I do have a debt w/ ENH Hopsital and now for the past 5 months I have been paying $25-$125 per month paying down on the bill I have been tell these rude people this faxing the cleared checks to them and keep calling me all day long, cell & work, they said they would keep calling me until its paid and they don't show me paying because the money is nit going to them I have aked for the address and they seem to refuse, I could look on line, this last lady just called today @ 1:45pm and told me to shut up. very nice
TRISH
 Jul 03rd, 2007
I am getting sick of these calls 24/7. I have gotten to the point that when I see the number pop up on the caller id I just let it ring.Stop the damn calling!!!
Becky
 Jul 02nd, 2007
I get these phone calls two or three times a day at random hours. How did they get my number! I never answer their calls...
Tina
 Jun 13th, 2007
They call, I answer and they don't say anything. So from now on I just won't answer
Barbara Taylor
 May 31st, 2007
keep getting calls all hours and days of week. calling me at wk and cell. requested info in writing on debt they refuse to give me info just want my bank info to take payment. I want proof of debt have never ever received a statement from this company. really not pleasant to work with. very rude and hostile to me. kept calling me a liar when I would answer a question.
angie
 May 16th, 2007
second call from these people. First time someone spooke to me, had no idea what they were after, please get them to stop!
help
 May 15th, 2007
These people have called saying they have a business opportunity for me . A guy named Marcus has called and he refuses to disclose his company name or address. I told this bimbo not to call my number again.
Adele
 May 07th, 2007
Keep getting calls for a person with a different name. Always hangs up if I answer. If I let the message go they sy if you are not "so and so" ingnore this message? sheesh. It's harassment and I think they should be arrested.
John
 May 01st, 2007
This is the Van Ru collection company. If they are asking for an unknown person and refuse to remove your number,(they think your lying), file a complaint against the company with your state attorney. Collection companies are regulated and should follow those regulations....SAG makes sure they do.
Dee
 May 01st, 2007
We keep getting these calls. Company is asking for a Sandra Madden.
RED
 May 01st, 2007
Some Automated dialer calls and asks for Don/Dont Johnson. I hope whoever is behind this is tortured in Abu Ghraib.
Sean
 Apr 26th, 2007
these collectors keep calling my house for someone i don't know. i can't figure out how to get them to stop calling me.
theratoni
 Apr 25th, 2007
i am so sick of these calls
christine
 Apr 10th, 2007
They are from the Van Ru collection agency who collects from the Swiss Colony, Ginny's, The Country Door, Seventh Avenue, and Midnight Velvet (also Monroe and Main and the Tender Fillet)
Deadbeat
 Mar 29th, 2007
They are a collection agency. Just tell them, "Please provide your name or company identification... (then)Thanks, (reference), the phone number you just called is a cell phone and please tell the company never to call again. I will note this and further harrassment will be processed through the authorities. Do you have any questions?" That may piss them off; however, they are required to never call you! :-)
Chris
 Mar 22nd, 2007
I'm getting really tired of these people calling. They call all day long and then WELL into the night..I'm talking 10-11pm sometimes as early as 5am. Who are they????
Karen
 Mar 19th, 2007
Get these calls all the time. Irritating as all hell.
Jeff Sullivan
 Mar 11th, 2007
I'm getting a message stating that they are colling to collect on a debt, and that by answering the message I'm admitting to being someone I don't even know. Calls come in all hours of the day, 7 days/wk
Alison
 Mar 05th, 2007
I'am tired of getting these DAM calls
Joe Klemencic
 Feb 10th, 2007
Beware! See court info at http://www.edcombs.com/CM/FDCPA/opinions58.asp
Donovan
 Feb 07th, 2007

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