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I have received several calls from this number on multiple occassions. They never leave a message and I haven't received ANYTHING by mail from this company. If I supposedly do have a true debt with them, then something should have been sent by mail. The one time I did answer, the woman was extremely rude when I questioned where they located and tried to obtain additional information regarding the company.
Q
 Jan 28th, 2014
No caller ID. 2nd call in a week so I answered this time, they asked for someone I didn't know, then asked it I was a friend or relative. No again, and they politely ended the call. Will note if they call back again.
fjhs3
 Nov 04th, 2013
No caller ID, hung up without leaving a message.
fjhs3
 Oct 29th, 2013
Here's just some Portfolio Recovery Associates' numbers

404-921-2537

407-347-4014

954-622-9827

859-586-9557

620-662-8870

678-275-8928

731-984-7690

205-588-8181

731-215-8010

702-410-7497

702-410-7489

702-410-7076

702-410-7069

407-347-6414

412-235-6111

404-592-5171

404-719-4368

757-961-3544

407-347-4021

205-423-4020

847 994 2540

518 207 3602

404 921 2521

484 489 2841

484 489 2840

626 209 2244

626 209 2241

800 772 1413

410 575 1863

620 662 1492

859 918 0780

678 265 1576

678 265 1568

858 346 1184

800 860 0644

443 313 1382

443 313 1381

412 282 1423

412 282 1422

412 282 1421

440 580 0721

440 580 0720

877 803 0008

757 864 0020

914 513 0163

571 261 0047
Watchman
 Jun 25th, 2013
Seems to be a collector for Wal Mart
Tony
 Jun 25th, 2013
I leave the answering machine off.
So this is another number for Portfolio Recovery? They dont believe in any statute of limitations?? It's for the sister of an ex-roommate, and there's nothing i can do to help
FRANK G
 May 20th, 2013
Ignorant,arrogant trying to collect money for a debt that i have tod is not mine my crdit rating isperfect.
william
 Mar 13th, 2013
Portfolio Recovery
A
 Oct 17th, 2012
This company consistently calls... They are rude, unprofessional, and provoking. They continue to call even after I told them several times that I am disabled and not supposed to be treated that way.
Today, I will report them to Attorney General and Federal Trade Commission.
Arman
 Sep 20th, 2012
CALL THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION AT 1-202-326-2222 OR ON THE WEB GO TO www.ftc.gov THEN THEY WILL STOP. BE SURE TO HAVE THE TEL # THEY CALLED YOU FROM AND THE NAME OF THE PERSON THAT CALLED YOU, DOCUMENT EVERY WORD THEY SAID TO YOU. THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION DOES NOT TOLERATE THIS ABUSE, EVEN IF YOU OWE PORTFOLIO MONEY.
Donna
 Sep 06th, 2012
I CONTACTED THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AT 1-804-786-2042 AND REPORTED PORTFOLIO RECOVERY. THE STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS VERY AWARE OF THEM AND THEY ARE INVESTING THEM. IF THEY CONTINUE TO CALL YOU. CALL THE STATES ATTORNEY AT 1-804-786-2042 AND REPORT PORTFOLIO RECOVERY!
notdumbass
 Sep 05th, 2012
Its Portfolio Recovery trying to collect on some very old debt that most likely is not yours. DO NOT CALL THEM OR GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION. CALL THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION AT 1-877-382-4357 AND FILE A COMPLAINT.
Your Friend
 Sep 05th, 2012
Received a call from this number, the person wasn't paying attention and started talking before my voicemail picked up so the only thing i heard on the actual message was someone saying "Pete Peterson" lol sounds like a superhero's alter ego
Anonymous
 Jun 24th, 2010
Portfolio Recovery and Anchor Receivables:
205-423-4020
210-586-0050
212-000-4956
215-856-0901
239-642-5898
330-433-5996
336-552-8999
513-878-4916
603-589-7211
620-662-1492
620-662-8870
631-393-3106
661-673-4507
678-518-2904
731-215-8010
731-984-7690
757-321-6279
757-321-6280
757-321-6282
757-519-9300
757-864-0020
757-961-3544
757-961-3546
757-961-3547
757-961-3548
800-219-6295
800-383-8013
800-427-7142
800-772-1413
801-902-2414
801-902-2976
847-488-3003
847-678-9710
847-678-9723
864-268-3762
866-418-8102
866-428-8102
866-463-3017
866-463-3817
866-658-7508
866-691-3568
866-692-3568
866-940-7640
877-671-1851
877-803-0008
877-838-4347
877-857-6583
888-379-4884
954-926-5876
973-947-4806
980-939-7534

Call your local phone company to see if they have a service called "Call Intercept".. there is a monthly charge to have this service. With "Call Intercept", you can block any number in the United States. I have "Call Intercept" on my home phone thru Verizon and I am able to block 25 numbers. The person calling your number will get a recording saying "THE PERSON YOU ARE CALLING DOES NOT ACCEPT CALLS FROM THIS NUMBER, GOOD BYE." It's GREAT blocking Portfolio Recovery Associates from calling all day from different numbers. I am hoping that Verizon will extend call count from 25 to 50 numbers.
Eileen
 May 30th, 2010
We dont ever answer these calls or call them back because we have never heard of these people. Dont ask me why they call us.
Bob
 Apr 23rd, 2010
they keep calling - but they dont leave a message......WHO ARE YOU CALLING???????? STOP ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!1
tinkerbelle
 Apr 22nd, 2010
These people have a variety of numbers, call me all the time looking for people I've never heard of.

I have had the same {business{ number since 1986 and have no idea where they come up with my number for whoever they are looking for.

My computer based phone system allows black listing a number so that it will simply be ignored and just remain unrecognized and unanswered so I never have to deal with more than one call or robo message from any of their numbers. It's still annoying to sort through caller ID records to find a misplaced client number with all their junk calls on record in it even if they never rang or got answered.
Frank
 Apr 01st, 2010
Multiple call leaving no messages.
Fred
 Mar 19th, 2010
They never leave me a message, and I don't answer calls from phone numbers I don't recognize, so they can shove it. Thanks.
N.O.Y.B.
 Mar 18th, 2010
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.
120 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

http://www.portfoliorecovery.com/

Any collection agency that violates the FDCPA may be sued. Consumers can find more information at http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpajump.shtm

There is much controversy over statute of limitations in all states. Even within the states, judges don't agree on the dates which really does a lot for the whole situation.

Most of the time, if you approach these bozos with a formal letter sent certified mail, return receipt requested and tell them to cease communications until they fully validate the debt, they will sell it to another bozo collector who will proceed to attempt to collect on it. When I say fully validate the debt, I mean specifically state in your letter for them to provide documents proving you actually signed a cardholder agreement or contract for the debt they are pursuing, copies of all documents they have on file pertaining to the alleged debt and authorization from the original creditor that they as a collection agency have the right to collect upon the alleged debt. Do not accept a copy of a statement as a validation of a debt, it is worthless. They will try and use this to shun you and satisfy the requirement but it does not. That is why you must specify in detail the documents (any and all) they have pertaining to the alleged debt. Yes, it's a pain but so are they and they are relentless. In some cases, if you do not challenge it, they may turn it over to an attorney within your state and attempt to file a judgment against you for the alleged debt. They can win if you do not fight it and having previous evidence that you have fought it is necessary if it does come to that point.

Know your rights as a consumer and act against those who violate them.

The following is directly from the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act:

§ 809. Validation of debts
15 USC 1692g
(a) Within five days after the initial communication with a
consumer in connection with the collection of any debt,
a debt collector shall, unless the following information is
contained in the initial communication or the consumer has
paid the debt, send the consumer a written notice contain-
ing—
(1) the amount of the debt;
(2) the name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed;
(3) a statement that unless the consumer, within thirty days
after receipt of the notice, disputes the validity of the
debt, or any portion thereof, the debt will be assumed
to be valid by the debt collector;
(4) a statement that if the consumer notifies the debt col-
lector in writing within the thirty-day period that the
debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, the debt col-
lector will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of
a judgment against the consumer and a copy of such
verification or judgment will be mailed to the consumer
by the debt collector; and
(5) a statement that, upon the consumer’s written request
within the thirty-day period, the debt collector will
provide the consumer with the name and address of the
original creditor, if different from the current creditor.
(b) If the consumer notifies the debt collector in writing within
the thirty-day period described in subsection (a) that the
debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, or that the con-
sumer requests the name and address of the original credi-
tor, the debt collector shall cease collection of the debt,
or any disputed portion thereof, until the debt collector
obtains verification of the debt or any copy of a judgment,
or the name and address of the original creditor, and a copy
of such verification or judgment, or name and address of
the original creditor, is mailed to the consumer by the debt
collector. Collection activities and communications that
do not otherwise violate this title may continue during
the 30-day period referred to in subsection (a) unless the
consumer has notified the debt collector in writing that the
debt, or any portion of the debt, is disputed or that the con-
sumer requests the name and address of the original credi-
tor. Any collection activities and communication during the
30-day period may not overshadow or be inconsistent with
the disclosure of the consumer’s right to dispute the debt or
request the name and address of the original creditor.
(c) The failure of a consumer to dispute the validity of a debt
under this section may not be construed by any court as an
admission of liability by the consumer.
(d) A communication in the form of a formal pleading in a
civil action shall not be treated as an initial communication
for purposes of subsection (a).
(e) The sending or delivery of any form or notice which
does not relate to the collection of a debt and is expressly
required by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, title V of
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, or any provision of Federal or
State law relating to notice of data security breach or priva-
cy, or any regulation prescribed under any such provision
of law, shall not be treated as an initial communication in
connection with debt collection for purposes of this sec-
tion.
MaggotAssassin
 Dec 21st, 2009
I paid Portfolio Recovery for a debt - in full, one-time payment. They said when paid they would notify the credit bureaus and send me a letter. Six months later after I paid, and I still cannot get them to notify the credit bureau or send me my letter. They had previously filed against me in court - so that remains on my credit report as unpaid because they have not notified the court. I paid them as a direct debit from my bank account - big mistake because the payment does not appear on the bank records with their PRA name. I disputed this debt with the 3 credit bureaus and was told the court says debt is still on record. This is just a mess. Don't make my mistake. Instead pay over several months not all at one time. At least with a payment plan you probably might receive a notice each month so you will have some documentation to match to your payments. Know that they will sue you so do not dismiss or ignore if you really owe the debt. But be aware that they may never clear the debt on your credit record or with the court so it remains a public record.
Jenny
 Sep 05th, 2009
These portfolio recovery associates rats need to be exterminated.

Steven D Fredrickson
fredrickson
 Aug 18th, 2009
Often do not have clear or any title to amount allegedly owed. Client just submitted a (form) letter from Portfolio Recovery Associates that when investigated has only an internal Account/Reference number with no indication of original creditor. Information can be easily obtained from Credit Bureaus from third parties selling the information who do not fall under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. While Transunion, Experian, (and to a lesser degree) Equifax are trying to plug these holes, there is still potential for an unscrupulous organization go obtain debt information (correct or incorrect) and attempt a collection without having title to the debt or the debt even being valid.

Go to these links and form your own opinion:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/Search/Company/PORTFOLIO%20RECOVERY%20.aspx
http://www.budhibbs.com/am_worst_collection.htm

Do not use these sites as final advice sources, just research – but many sites gives a great overview of the seedy underside of debt collection. Often Bud Hibbs recommends not answering attorneys – we disagree. Always answer or have someone answer for you legal court summons or papers – Deny, Deny, Deny. Not answering will result in a directed judgment.

Good Luck!
Kelly
 Aug 15th, 2009
Don't talk to these people! Portfolio Recovery Associates are the worst collections agency ever - and I don't understand why the no one has investigated & stopped their illegal actions. Even when they have false information – they will harass you and don't care what you say. They refuse to provide proof of the debt. They call all the time and they will call every day - every hour! They won't answer questions, they won't do anything but accuse of you of owing them money. They say pretty horrible things to you about not paying your debts. They will start calling you at your job. They will leave messages on other phones at your office for co-workers to hear messages if they can't talk to you. They are liars out to get money from innocent people. If you actually do owe the money – even if 10 -15 years ago - they will sue you if they think they can get away with it - don't think they won't. And then they will post the action to your credit report and tie you up for years trying to get the truth resolved. The Internet stories about this company falsely accusing people of debt or chasing after debt that belonged to a different person are widespread on the Internet.
Jackie
 Apr 05th, 2009
This a collections agency. They call all the time and if you answer the phone you will regret it! They won't answer questions, they won't do anything but accuse of you of owing them money. They call several times per day. And if they confirm your name they will start calling you at your job.
Mary
 Apr 04th, 2009
PRA is also Portfolio Recovery, a collection agency. Here are all the # I've found for them:
650-512-2323
687-780-3008
757.321.2503
757-321-2508
757-321-6270
757-321-6273
757-321-6278
757-519-9300
757-519-9300
800-383-8013
800-722-1413
800-860-0644
866-532-9661
866-297-5022
866-298-1447
866-299-3463
866-299-6414
866-428-6589
866-428-8102
866-532-0549
866-547-5473
866-691-3568
866-879-2116
866-909-0533
877-803-0008
888-285-9984
888-772-7326
Cat
 Dec 24th, 2008
didn't want to leave company name. name was grant ext 18033
joe
 Oct 21st, 2008

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