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this has been going for over a mo i keep telling them that they have wrong # & name but they call at least 4 to 5 times a day everyday i called the attorny general and i am going to take legal action
js
 May 06th, 2009
Message on answering machine said to call Anchor Receivables Management at 1-866-879-2116 about debt collections. Caller ID showed 757-321-6278.

Next day I called 321-6278, the automated system asked me to enter my telephone number. Terrance (floor manager)then picked up the call and asked me for my name and telephone #, which I gave. He said my wife owed on two accounts Wachovia and Bank of America. He listed four (4) amounts due, two (2) for each of the accounts.

I told him we do not have accounts with those organizations. I which Wachovia account, in wich state, was the account. Terrance said he could not provide any more information as I was not the account holder.

He could provide the amounts owed but not information about the account. RED FLAG #1

He said my wife would need to call and give him the last four (4) digits of her SSN. RED FLAG #2

We have never received a notice from either institution. Where is the paper trail?

Anchor Receivables has a web site http://www.anchorreceivables.com/
It states they are owned by Portfolio Recovery Associates

Address: Riverside Commerce Center; 140 Corporate Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502
questions re accounts 866-879-2116 (different than the 866-500-0609 number they provided on my answering machine)
Norfolk
 Apr 30th, 2008
I got the call today and same here. No name given, just call back and if I did not my account would be turned over to a collection agency. I am fortunate that I don't have any large outstanding bills.
CEC
 Apr 07th, 2008
I got the same call, and the big tip-off that it's not legit, is that they don't ask for anyone by name. I call it "phone-phishing".
Mao
 Apr 04th, 2008
This lady left me a message as Anchor Receivables Management. I called back, rang twice, and there was no answer. I did not wait much thinking they are a scam to collect telephone call-base money.
I know that my credit report is ok.
AJCh
 Mar 06th, 2008
My dad thought it was me, but the message didn't ask who it was trying to collect debt from, and I DONT EVEN HAVE CREDIT to start off with. DOH! Anyways, I called it because I want to know who they're looking for... but sounded kinda suspcious. Well "AL" I was given the same number 866-500-0609 and it was just the machine asking for my phone number and my last four number of S.S. UM, I just hung up! I'm not stupid. Anyways, "Bill" thanks for the site: www.adviceontime.com I'm going to go on there to see if I can get "Anchor R. Management" to stop calling my parents house because my parents have enough crap to worry about. =)
May Vang
 Feb 23rd, 2008
continued. . . after this happened to me was when I was informed that a lot of collection agencies just care about getting your money but never follow through with reporting the information to the orginial creditor. No matter who you paid your debt too, orginial creditor, collection agency, etc., call all of them back and verify that the debt was paid and state that you want a pay off letter. This is the only way that you will have proof that the debt was paid in full or settled for less then owed.
EMY
 Feb 02nd, 2008
Hey Rae. . .I had the same thing happen to me. I payed off some outstanding debt and about 8 months later I started getting a collection call from a collection agency about a debt that was already paid. (Although not through this particular company). I found out that the collection company that I did pay never reported that the debt was paid to the orginial creditor, who then turned around a sold the remaining debt again. I had a copy of the pay-off letter and sent it to the orginial creditor who verified the information and updated their records, the calls stopped immediately.
Emy
 Feb 02nd, 2008
We rec'd call very similar to those below though no one answers the phone although the hours are supposed to be until 10 pm.
JLK
 Jan 25th, 2008
I pulled myself out of debt last year. I know what is on my credit report at this time and I don't owe any money in error. This is the first time that a message has been left and they have been calling for the past 5 months (I cleared all debt last March). A female said: "This is Anchor Recievables Management. This call is being made to collect a debit. Please call 1-866-500-0609 at your earliest conveniance. Again, this is Anchor Recievables Managaement and any information given will be used to settle the debt in question. The number is 1-866-500-0609." So, I called. I got shunted to an automated system that did not pick up for more than five minutes. Then I decided to do a little research.

There are several numbers associated with this company and their website look legitimate. However, I can find no real way to contact a person either on the phone or through the website. I'm going to report this number and company to my phone provider as well as the Do Not Call registry. In Florida, fradulent debt collection is covered by law as well as the harassement of several calls per day.
Rae
 Jan 24th, 2008
I pulled myself out of debt last year. I know what is on my credit report at this time and I don't owe any money in error. This is the first time that a message has been left and they have been calling for the past 5 months (I cleared all debt last March). A female said: "This is Anchor Recievables Management. This call is being made to collect a debit. Please call 1-866-500-0609 at your earliest conveniance. Again, this is Anchor Recievables Managaement and any information given will be used to settle the debt in question. The number is 1-866-500-0609." So, I called. I got shunted to an automated system that did not pick up for more than five minutes. Then I decided to do a little research.

There are several numbers associated with this company and their website look legitimate. However, I can find no real way to contact a person either on the phone or through the website. I'm going to report this number and company to my phone provider as well as the Do Not Call registry. In Florida, fradulent debt collection is covered by law as well as the harassement of several calls per day.
Rae
 Jan 24th, 2008
Anchor Receivables Management
has been leaving messages, "...from a debt collector in an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose." to call back on #866-500-0609. Possibly my identity was ripped off, but more likely, they are sloppy and or completely bogus.
I don't have any debt that's not being serviced.
AL
 Jul 07th, 2007
Caller ID #757-321-6270, return call #866-500-0609. Woman identified call as fm Anchor Receivables Mgmnt stated the call was "...from a debt collector in an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose."
They are harassing me daily and i get the call from another of there number 757-321-6278.
AM
 Jun 21st, 2007
Anchor is a subsidiary of Portfolio Recovery Associates. Woman identified call as fm Anchor Receivables Mgmnt stated the call was "...from a debt collector in an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose." Call back #866-500-0609
J
 Jun 19th, 2007
Caller ID #757-321-6270, return call #866-500-0609. Woman identified call as fm Anchor Receivables Mgmnt stated the call was "...from a debt collector in an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose."
J
 Jun 19th, 2007
they didnt say who they are. just a lady telling me to call her back then it hangs up.
cj
 Jun 07th, 2007
This is a collection agency, or at least claims to be a collection agency. Rebecca Wilson isn't a person at the company, it's just a pleasant-sounding voice recording and message to encourage you to call back. They then try to convince you that you owe money on a delinquent account of some type, even if untrue. Try to get as much information about the debt they are trying to collect on, including the name on the account (its spelling), the last address a written notice was sent to, the account number and account/debt issuer, the amount unpaid on the account, when the account was opened and closed; also get the company's mailing address. Check your three credit reports next and put a fraud alert on your credit reports (in many states you can put a freeze).
rubari
 Mar 12th, 2007

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