We have received 143 calls from 5 different numbers from a DIRT BAG BOTTOM FEEDER DEBT COLLECTOR named VALENTINE & KEBARTUS. They have Pre-Recorded messages looking for a Josh Mullens. There is no Josh Mullens at this number and NEVER HAS BEEN. This is a Cell phone number that we have had for only a short time, so this must have been the previous owner of this number.
These DIRT BAGS first started calling with the 866-598-2788, which we traced back to them. Calls from this number started on 9-5-12 to 9-27-12, then stopped. In that time frame we received 40 calls that we have recorded as to the day and time. In that time we had a call from 941-803-3003 on 9-17-12, which we also traced back to them.
Starting on 11-15-12 we started to get calls from from 3 different numbers in our area code. All numbers were 865-622-XXXX. No messages were ever left. If you called those numbers back, it tells you that the number cannot be completed as dialed. We could not trace these numbers online to anyplace, so we finally picked up some of the calls and listened to the Pre-Recorded message looking for a Josh Mullens. They stated that you could punch the #1 and get a message, but all that did is go into a call center that played horrible music and no one ever answered it. They also gave you another number to call. This number was 855-514-3074, which is their REAL NUMBER. We dialed that number and got someone that came on the line who could barely SPEAK ENGLISH. This person did say that it was the DIRT BAG BOTTEM FEEDER…VALENTINE & KEBARTUS. We then hung up without saying anything, because all that we wanted to know is who for sure they were. We have received 33 CALLS from the 865-622-8159 starting 11-15-12. We have received 34 CALLS from the 865-622-8294 starting 11-16-12. We have received 34 CALLS from the 865-622-8288 starting 11-17-12. Calls from these 3 numbers keep coming daily. No messages are ever left. All of these calls are recorded as to day and time.
There may be another number tied these DIRT BAG BOTTOM FEEDERS, but do not know for sure. That number is 865-243-6851. We have received 8 calls from them starting 11-13-12. It appears to be a cell phone number. I dialed it back the last time, and got someone that also answered who could barely SPEAK ENGLISH. They did not identify themselves. I dialed it back today 2-12-13, and was told that the number was temporarily out of service. All of these calls are recorded as to day and time.
Shortly we are going to be changing Cell Phones, to ones that allow us to BLOCK NUMBERS. All the numbers from these DIRT BAG BOTTOM FEEDER will be blocked.
 Feb 13th, 2013
They called my wife's cell phone, but did not leave a message. We do not answer any calls that we do not recognize the number. I check the numbers online to find out who has called. We then program all these numbers from callers we do not recognize in the cell phones under DO NOT ANSWER.
 Sep 05th, 2012
They called me on a cell phone # 484-224-1346, upon callback the recording said I had reached the offices of Valentine and Kebartas, but the would not answer.
They are calling late at night and are harassing and need to be stopped !!!
These people need to be taught a legal lesson !!!
 Sep 17th, 2010
These guys call from tons of numbers! Watch out

Tyler Parisi
P: 866-598-2788 Ext. 251
C: 941-812-0779
F: 941-746-9314
 Jun 25th, 2010
Debt Collectors

I believe they call anyone with the same last name as mine.
I do not have any past due bills / debts so I do not know why they call and continue to call.

Valentine & Kebartas
15 Union Street
Lawrence, MA 01843
phone 800-731-7766
fax 978-687-0398

Florida Office

Valentine & Kebartas, Inc.
DeSoto Junction
3611 1st Street East Suite 720
Bradenton, Florida 34208

Telephone: 866-598-2788

Idaho Office

Valentine & Kebartas, Inc.
524 Cleveland Blvd, Suite 201
Caldwell, ID 83605
Telephone: 800-462-4884

Panama Office

Valentine & Kebartas, Inc.
Edificio Plaza America, Suite 9
Panama City, Panama
Telephone: 877-250-7416

Tyler Parisi - National Account Executive
P: 856-598-2788 Ext. 251
C: 941-812-0779
F: 941-746-9314

Cheryl Valentine - President and CEO
P: 800-278-3402

Robert Kebartas - Executive Vice President
P: 800-731-7766 Ext. 208

Here are some other numbers that they use:

Steps I've taken and filed complaints to:

1 - Filed a complaint with the National Do Not Call Registry at:
2 - FCC at Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at:
3 - Federal trade commission at:

Best really to make an national example of these folks and their tactics.
 Dec 18th, 2009
Valentine & Kebartas Inc. - A Professional Collection Agency
They also call from
 Sep 10th, 2009
800-731-7766 is Valentine and Kebartas, 15 Union Street, Suite 6, Lawrence MA 01840. Other numbers - 1-877-364-8515,
an automated calling contact, 1-866-598-2788, 978-975-0799, 978-689-7248, 1-800-278-3402, 941-518-2343.
Web address -, email - (Cheryl Valentine - President), (Bob
Kebatas), (Darlene Tanchak - VP of Client Services), (Senior VP of Operations).
Complaints can be made at
Al H
 Jun 30th, 2009
They also call from 978:687-1354: 941-803-3303 and 800-731-7766. Hope this helps.
 Jun 11th, 2009
They also call from 866-598-2788; 941-803-3303 AND 800-731-7766. hOPE THIS IS HELPFUL.
 Jun 11th, 2009
They also call from 866-598-2788; 941-803-3003; and 978-687-1354. Thought this may be helpful.
 Jun 11th, 2009
Who are they collecting for?
Bronx DA
 May 19th, 2009
"Do not pay anything to Valentine and Kebartas without talking to a lawyer first. Valentine and Kebartas is being investigated by consumer attorneys who care about people like you. For more information about Valentine and Kebartas you may contact Consumer Attorney Vicki Piontek 877-737-8617 for a free consultation with no obligation.

Piontek Law Office
951 Allentown Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
Fax: 866-408-6735"
 Mar 13th, 2009
I was constantly called by this "Collection Agency" at this number for debits that were actually owed by a relative. I have not spoken to this relative in many many years. He doesn't even live in this State. I am not liable for his debits nor have I given out permission to allow contact information to be used. I called 3 times to request that they stop calling, being told each time I would be removed from the list. They have been persistent with the harassment. I have reported this to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). I have also sent a signature required certified letter requesting them to cease and desist. If the same is happening to you there are protections afforded you under the law and the company responsible may be fined by either the FCC or FTC. Report your issues!
 Nov 20th, 2007
This is a collection agency. They call my number asking for someone with the same name as my ex sister in law. The call back number is 866-598-2788 Julie's at x. 204 so call up and say hi, y'all.
 Oct 04th, 2007
The caller ID said "Valentine Kebar" and the number was 941-803-3003. Someone named Julie called asking for someone with the same name as my ex-sister in law. Whether or not they are looking for her or for another person with the same name I don't know. Anyway, they say this person left my phone number as a contact number. This is a lie. I did research and found out that this is a collection agency. This is the second time someone has called using this ex sister in law's name. They also call my parents. Next time, I'll pick up and give them an earful.
 Oct 04th, 2007
I called the number back and found that it is a collection agency. I was told that I was not in their system so no one there would have called me.
 Nov 30th, 2006