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N line group called today and was looking for another party. Told them that that person has never lived here or do I know that person. Stop calling. Hung up on me. Blocked call from them for the future.
Indiana
 Apr 08th, 2013
This group hacked into my computer w a pop-up ad while doing private research. The party has been calling me on my landline everyday for the past month, and a call appeared within a minute of the banner ad, calling itself Northlake Realty in the ad. The caller leaves no messages as I screen all calls I don't recognize and don't answer calls from unknown sources. Very untrustworthy!
Pennsylvania
 Feb 08th, 2013
did not respond to voice mail. went to this site to find out who or what the is.
California
 Jan 17th, 2013
wouldn't tell me what the call was about until I told who I was. they were told I don't id myself to anyone without knowing purpose of call,They were told not to call back as my # is on the DO NOT CALL list & hung up
Arizona
 Oct 16th, 2012
Oh, the arrogance ... ''Nothing she could do'' should turn into ''Yes, ma'am, right away'' if you get off the phone and set your demands to Cert Mailed paper, as I have said here before.
Rhode Island
 Aug 02nd, 2012
looking for someone who i do not know and then telling me to call them if i am not the person they are looking for. called again today...i answered..and a recording went to a live person who asked for this person who does not live here and i do not know. i told the person that and that i don't think i should have to call someone else to tell them that. the girl on the phone was rude and said there was nothing she could do to take my number off their list.
Rhode Island
 Aug 02nd, 2012
Ms. Jones, you are being called because some collection account file says you might be the alleged debtor or can help locate that person. The call campaign is known as skip tracing. My advice in this thread to everyone here from 2010 and 2011 still applies. I might add that the desperate call pattern you experienced could be considered ''annoying'' per FDCPA, therefore illegal, therefore ammunition in a lawsuit.

Learn how to exercise your FDCPA rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot-gov. See also if your state laws are stronger.
http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpajump.shtm
Rhode Island
 Jul 29th, 2012
I think they are using an automated calling system. Yesterday that call 4 time in 4 minutes and today they started at 12:58 pm. I do not know why they are calling because I am talking with a computer that say "This is a collection agecny and this call is to collect a debt, from who I do not know. Thank you for this website.
 Jul 25th, 2012
Thank you for creating this web site.
 Jul 13th, 2012
Keep calling every day several time a day at my work.
Pennsylvania
 Apr 26th, 2012
8:30 am call comes in. Says Good Morning and I must advise you this call is being recorded. May I please speak to ______________?
Sorry there is no one here by that name. Thanks. IMMEDIATE HANG UP so I could ask no questions.
Florida
 Mar 09th, 2012
S S S S S S ...Annoying calls...will just silence my phone once no. shows up in ID.
Illinois
 Dec 08th, 2011
It won't take more than half a ''Hail Mary'' to absolve you in this case, ''Me''. To a ''not me'' case I always recommend putting the agency on notice, just as you would if you were the target and the debt claim was invalid. Send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one. This will set a legal landmine, as such a notice is ignored at their peril. This can also help pull the agency under the shadow of TCPA, which carries treble damages for ''willful'' violation.
Rhode Island
 Oct 17th, 2011
I Keep receiving calls from these people asking for someone that does not nor has not ever lived here.
I am trying to remain polite, however next time I will probably have to go to confession for what comes out of my mouth.
Wisconsin
 Oct 11th, 2011
I get several calls a day from the Northlake Group How does this get stopped Am 80 yrs old no debts
California
 May 13th, 2011
Who are these people and what do they want? They call daily nd sometimes twice a day since I moved into my home six months ago!
Arizona
 Mar 25th, 2011
this place calls my phone all day and evening, won't leave a message or anything...they are very annoying...sometimes I get 6 or 7 calls a day from them and they are always asking for someone else if they do leave a message (which isn't very often) usually they just hang up, even if I do answer the phone. this has been going on for months. is there a way to make them stop....
Pennsylvania
 Nov 08th, 2010
When skip tracing, debt collectors must answer to privacy regs within the FDCPA, hence the obfuscation. Of course, being shadowy works in their favor to make call targets anxious. The phrase "important business matter" and variants thereof are common indicators of a debt collector.
Rhode Island
 Nov 07th, 2010
Asked for family member who no longer lives with us. Said call was about "business matter." Left other calls with no message on answering machine.
Utah
 Nov 07th, 2010
If you are receiving misdirected or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, which regulates collector behavior and provides you simple tools for your own defense. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and collectors can be sued for their crimes. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov.

For the umpteenth time, the DNC registry is for telemarketers, meaning sales. Charities, debt collectors, political speech, and surveyors are all exempt as they are not included in the FTC definition of "telemarketing". This was made known to you when you registered your numbers.
Rhode Island
 Oct 27th, 2010
They keep calling for someone who does not live here. Morons
Its anautomated message. But if I ever get a live one, they are in for a nice surprise!!!!!!!!
Missouri
 Oct 27th, 2010
They asked for the last 4 of my ssn.I don't think so!
North Carolina
 Oct 07th, 2010
SICK SICK of these calls, morning, noon, night 7 days a week. I answered a couple of times and they just hung up. I am on the " no call" list but seems to do no good. Is there anyone that can get these people to stop? We owe no one and this is getting on my last nerve!
Florida
 Jul 06th, 2010
This company keeps calling me on my cell phone all day and night, comes up as No name & leaves no message. I called back and it said Northland. I am on the National do not call list & should not be getting these calls & wasnt these calls to stop.
New York
 Mar 17th, 2010
I get up to 4 calls daily from this # NorthLake Group. I refuse to answer. It is very annoying. Good thing they have not switched it 24 hr Health Fitness like another collection agency.
Minnesota
 Mar 05th, 2010
they call and its bothering me i want these calls to stop now
Connecticut
 Nov 18th, 2009
Calls from these dudes daily-----gggrrrrrrrrr...........
Please go away!----harassment....... they have no business calling me!
Maryland
 Sep 24th, 2009
SOME DUMB ASS WHO DON'T KNOW WHO THEY REALLY LOOKING FOR.
California
 Oct 14th, 2008
Is a bill collector I think from MN. Most times they don't leave a message.
New York
 Oct 11th, 2008
they called me a few times on my pre-paid cell# that only a few close friends know, so i never answered. they never left a message. If they are a collection agency, then they have NO business calling me at all, because i have no debts whatsoever.
Nevada
 Aug 28th, 2008
unknown name
 Aug 05th, 2008
Northland Group
7831 Glenroy Road, Suite 110
Edina, MN 55439
800-800-8191

Send your cease letter certified return receipt. Make them validate the debt! They wont.
Virginia
 Jul 31st, 2008
Called and asked for my husbands ex. The bitch. She never has paid any of the debt from their marriage. They have been divorced over 13 yrs now.
Texas
 Jul 23rd, 2008
Very rude, acted like they didnt know who they were supposed to be asking for. Would ask for "-----" and then ask for someone else. Probably another low-life collection company calling for someone else. They insist you are the person they are asking for, but we are not them. These people should be reported to the FTC, but you can't get any info out of them because they insist they have the right person they are calling. They are complete idiots!!!! This is probably the only job in life the can get because they are lowlifes and really shouldn't exist in this society if they can't even remember who it is they are supposed to be calling and asking for. Thank God for the person who at least invented CALLER ID, so now all we have to do is look to see who is calling, and then not waste our time on these idiots!!!
California
 Jul 07th, 2008
Unknown/Unwanted Call.... ID Said: N Line Grp 1-866-380-8783
 Jun 25th, 2008
Northland Group
California
 May 09th, 2008
Unknown numbers calling people at night are simply out of control. We never answer unknown numbers but it is a big problem with the phone ringing on a school night and waking the kids or the elderly who think it might be a family member calling them.
Kentucky
 Apr 29th, 2008
Called again tonight at one minute till 9:00 PM. they call often and I do not answer 866 or any 800 number. ID just says unavailable. Don't know what they want or who they want but if they are on the up and up they would unblock their number and let it be known who they are. They need to leave people alone especially at night time. Who knows, it could be a freak trying to find out if you are alone or something. Everyone knows that 800 numbers can come from a thousand miles away or up the street.
Kentucky
 Apr 29th, 2008
Asked the caller to identify themself and they told me they didn't have to so I hung up. Now I'm going to block the number.
Nevada
 Apr 17th, 2008
suspect collector. person would not state what his business was when i told him i would not give him any information on the person he was looking to get in touch with. we do not owe anybody anything. we have been debt free for many years.
Texas
 Apr 15th, 2008
I've received phone calls for the past year from these jokers and I hope they are reading these messages. Someone previously mentioned "Kenneth".. that is the inhumane person that I spoke too.

Unlike some of you, I do owe for some debt and due to circumstances I am not able to pay for them right now. I explained the situation and he told me to "get a job, etc" and I could hear people in the background.

I contacted the Fair Credit agency and reported the incident. I also contacted my states Attorney General and they informed me that I would have to contact the state the company is in. The information that I received was the actually location was in NY so I called the Attorney General of NY and sent all information pertaining to the harassment. I am still awaiting a response.. this has been 6 months ago.

But, I still get daily phone calls from them so I pick up the phone, wait for a live person, thank them for my daily phone call, have a nice day and talk to you tomorrow, then I hang up! people beware of these people because they deserve a bomb in there building and watch it explode or they deserve a bomb up there as* too also because these people deserve to be dead too also
Missouri
 Mar 25th, 2008
Ive been recieiving calls for years ,have been in dispute with a credit card company,never answer their calls .Started receiving calls saying that I won a new truck ,wouldnt give them my information,stating that they would already have my name if I had won the vehicle,also asked to view their website to verify who they were,they hung up on me.Not sure if it was this same company, but Caveat emptor if they want your info saying you won something.
Nevada
 Mar 15th, 2008
Very rude callers who are trying to reach my stepdaughter. Yes they are bill collectors and there is a legitimate debt that she owes, but they usually don't talk to anyone because the A**holes always hang up or worst yet, call you and put you on hold. If she was going to pay the bill, how would she know what amount to pay or where to send it? These are the bottom feeders of collectors. Don't give them any banking information, ss numbers, work numbers, make promises to pay or anything. This is exactly what I have advised my stepdaughter to do.
North Carolina
 Mar 13th, 2008
This is out of control they keep calling my cell phine looking for someone who I am not
How do you get these assholes to stop calling ??????
California
 Feb 23rd, 2008
They use 866-380-8783 too....nice try but no cigar suckers!!!
Texas
 Feb 07th, 2008
Pretty much any toll-free number is going to be a collector. I simply hit the speaker button twice to answer and hang up in one quick move. None of them ever call back right away. They just move on to the next person on their list.
California
 Nov 07th, 2007
Called this evening @ 1915 on landline. 3rd call from this number, per my caller ID. I don't pick up tollfree calls. Probably computer-dialed -- all these scammers seem to use the same software that hangs up as soon as it decides it's been picked up by an answering machine. They always hang up at the precise place in my message just after I say "Please leave..." AND SO THEY DO :-)
Virginia
 Oct 30th, 2007
Called my cell last night but did not leave a message. I don't answer or return calls I don't recognize or when no message is left. Too bad, so sad.
California
 Oct 19th, 2007
Ever wonder where drug addicts, prison parolees, and newly released mental patients go? They become debt collectors....oh.....that's why they are BRAIN DEAD DIRTBAGS!
Maine
 Oct 09th, 2007
THEY CALL AND AS SOON AS I ANSWER -THEY HANG UP THEY CALL AT LEAST ONCE A DAY.
Missouri
 Oct 08th, 2007
This is a collection firm for Sears Credit, a debt that was paid long ago. SCUM SUCKERS, bottom feeders!! LOOOOOSERS!
Georgia
 Sep 27th, 2007
sometimes the caller id says NORTHLAND GROUP, sometimes it says NORTHLAKE GROUP. They must make this up as they go along!! whatever!!
Georgia
 Sep 27th, 2007
Nto Provided
 Sep 02nd, 2007
I'm not sure,but I would think that if your debt is real they would already have your social security number from their client.
 Aug 21st, 2007
This phone number belongs to the Northland Group, a Collection Agency located in Edina, MN. Never give them any info. about yourself. They will pretend to have info., but they don't. Don't give SS number.
Texas
 Aug 17th, 2007
Ruben called from Northland Grp. says he is in Arizona & debt collector for Walmart. I've never had a Walmart CC. Called home @ 8:59 PM PST
California
 Aug 17th, 2007
THEY CALL MY HOME AND MY CELL AND I KEEP TELLING THEM I HAVE NO BUSINESS WITH THEM. TO STOP CALLING. I DON'T ANSWER ANYMORE.
Texas
 Jul 12th, 2007
I keep getting a call for "Pedro" from "Luis" in heavily accented English that I can barely understand. I'm on the DNC list and I've reported them several times.
Utah
 Jul 10th, 2007
i dont know who they arte if you all do please tell us
 Jul 09th, 2007
They call and hang up constantly! The one time I answered and asked who they were, they wouldn't tell me so I hung up on them. Guess what people.....that is the LAST TIME I will talk to you!
Maine
 Jun 23rd, 2007
NEVER GIVE A DEBT COLLECTOR YOUR BANKING OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION! MAKE THEM VALIDATE THEIR CLAIMS!
NEVER HELP A DEBT COLLECTOR ROB YOU!
Maine
 Jun 23rd, 2007
Received on my cell phone. When I picked up there was some automated message playing. Didn't pay attention so I don't know what it was about. I am on the National Do Not Call Registry also.
California
 May 25th, 2007
collection agency
 Feb 09th, 2007

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