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Find out about their illegal activities, trying to collect old SOL - STATUTE OF LIMITATION expired debts from clueless people!

Google: "portfolio recovery scam".

Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau or your State Attorney General - and block their calls:

Google: "phone call blockers" - they can be purchased for little money at eBay

By the way, if you want to set up your phone to forward their calls to the Federal Trade Commission, here's the number to use:
1-877-382-4357

These pests buy very old junk debts for pennies on the dollar with expired statue of limitation, than use illegal harassment tactics trying to intimidate uninformed individuals to pay money for this junk debt, which is noncollectable since the statue of limitations has long expired. Never ever agree to pay ANYTHING to these law breaking rats, since by doing so you would void your statue of limitation protection. Google: \"Portfolio Recovery Associates Scam\" to find out more about their lawless behavior, send a letter requesting validation of debt [Google how to do so] and report them to your Attorney General, the FTC. They have many law suits pending against them. Don\'t fall for their scam - block their calls, or send a \"cease and desist\" letter [Google] or simply ignore them, or answer and sing a song or whatever. Fight these slimy roaches!! Good luck!
SCAM ALERT
 Dec 13th, 2010
Called my dad yesterday who lives 1,000 miles away from me and I have not lived in his house for over 10 years!
me
 Oct 15th, 2010
tired of calling - l let machine answer - no message -
mary
 Jan 15th, 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
They call different days and times, but no message. We do not pickup if we do not know the number.
Manassas VA
 Aug 21st, 2009
DID NOT LEAVE THEIR NAME OR COMPANY NAME AND DEMANDED THAT SOMEONE CALL THEM BACK IMMEDIATELY!!!
BEACHWISE
 Aug 18th, 2009
they call my place also. have been for two years. aparently have not gotten the "NO, "she" does not live at this number..." speech form me. don't answer the phone, have complained to my state's atty gnrl...they still slip thru. real assholes who dont give two squats about the time of day, night...and yes, they ARE harassing.
yeah
 Aug 12th, 2009
Just look at all these phone #'s Portfolio Recovery uses: 800-772-1413 800-383-8013 757-691-3568 866-691-3568 800-860-0644 866-428-6589 866-909-0529 877-803-0008 866-299-7422 866-879-2116 757-321-6278 800-722-1413 757-519-9300 866-532-9661 866-299-3632 866-109-93463 817-759-1364 800-803-0008 757-321-2508 866-940-7640 757-321-6277 800-320-9347 757-961-3546 757-961-3544 757-961-3548

Luckily my phone has the option of blocking calls.
877-803-0008
 Jul 28th, 2009
Called again today. Gee they used to leave messages, but they stopped that now. When they don't call for a couple days I get worried about them. I think they just want to toy with me!!!!!
catsdad
 Jul 09th, 2009
been calling for around two years now. Haven't answered yet, nor do i intend to.
catsdad
 Jul 07th, 2009
These idiots keep calling and asking for someone who is not at my number or anybody that I have ever heard of!! I told them they have the wrong number and the brainless wonders called me a liar!! They call from 7:30 am - 10:00 pm I have all of the records on my caller ID. I am filing a harrassment complaint against them. I thought they are not suppose to call before 9am and after 9pm. These are the most rude and brainless idiots that I ever encountered. Don't they ever check to see who has what number?? Obviously they are too stupid to check. They have been calling 2 - 3 times a day for the last 6 months. I will see them in court!! Maybe they will stop then!!
Fed Up
 Jun 10th, 2009
They are trying to collect a debt which was paid in 2000. They even offered to settle for half. I have proof the debt was satisfied and that does'nt matter. I believe they got a hold of some old records and are trying to SCAM people out of money.
MY CREDIT IS PERFECT and will stay that way.
Judy Turner
Judy Turner
 Apr 17th, 2009
Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC
Aka/Anchor Receivables Management
Corporate Headquarters
120 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk VA 23502,
Mailing address: PO Box 12914 Norfolk VA 23541
Phone: 800-772-1413 800-654-8818 or 757-519-9300
Fax: 757-321-2504 or 866-296-0635

Offices:
4829 Hwy 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305

New Market Mall
5200 West Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666

500 West 1st Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67501


Portfolio Recovery Associates calls from 14 numbers:
800-383-8013
800-772-1413
800-860-0644

866-109-3263
866-299-3632
866-299-7422
866-428-6589
866-532-9661
866-691-3568
866-879-2116
866-909-0529

877-803-0008

757-321-6278
757-519-9300
Kat
 Feb 19th, 2009
There is a derogatory picture of Muhammad on their website. As a Muslim, I am deeply offended by that and I have contacted them and asked them to please remove this picture off their website. I hope that they will do so or I shall contact them again.

This is their despicable website:

http://www.portfoliorecovery.com/
Caller ID: 866-532-9661
Caller: 866-532-9661
Caller Type: Non-Commercial
Samparte
 Jan 14th, 2009
There is a derogatory picture of Muhammad on their website. As a Muslim, I am deeply offended by that and I have contacted them and asked them to please remove this picture off their website. I hope that they will do so or I shall contact them again.

This is their despicable website:

http://www.portfoliorecovery.com/
Caller ID: 866-532-9661
Caller: 866-532-9661
Caller Type: Non-Commercial
Samparte
 Jan 14th, 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
some b---- Called me and told me I need to be a man and pay my bills Ill ripe her t--- off she need to get her s--- together and make sure she is calling the right person.
Dan
 Nov 29th, 2008
Didn't answer. Didn't leave a message.
Margie
 Oct 22nd, 2008
Left message to call Kinetta Williams at 866-428-6589 Ext 11294

Know your rights.
www.consumercity.org/billcollectors.html

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC
Aka/Anchor Receivables Management
Corporate Headquarters
120 Corporate Blvd., Norfolk VA 23502,
Mailing address: PO Box 12914 Norfolk VA 23541
Phone: 800-772-1413 800-654-8818 or 757-519-9300
Fax: 757-321-2504 or 866-296-0635

Offices:
4829 Hwy 45 North
Jackson, TN 38305

New Market Mall
5200 West Mercury Blvd
Hampton, VA 23666

500 West 1st Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67501


Portfolio Recovery Associates calls from 14 numbers:
800-383-8013
800-772-1413
800-860-0644
866-109-3263
866-299-3632
866-299-7422
866-428-6589
866-532-9661
866-691-3568
866-879-2116
866-909-0529
877-803-0008
757-321-6278
757-519-9300
Oklahoma
 Oct 03rd, 2008
They keep calling and they ask for someone who doesn't live here.
Dead Beat
 Aug 15th, 2008
Portfolio Recovery Associates is the culprit! Debt collectors!
not@home
 Aug 15th, 2008
No Message
Dan
 Jun 21st, 2008

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