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This number has called me relentlessly, numerous times of the day, looking for someone that does NOT live here. The message they leave states "this is an attempt to collect a bad debt". They even give the person�s name and a file number. Isn�t that against the privacy laws? They are defaming a person with divulging even THAT much information. I returned the call and spoke with a representative who proceeded to 'interrogate' me to the point that I had to become rude! After repeatedly telling them that I have had this phone number over 10 years and NO such person was at this number, they yielded and stated they would remove my number from the system. I noticed from an Internet search that this is a new number this company is using... other numbers that they ALSO use are: 866-945-4969; 866-945-4973; and 866-945-4977.

I am sure they have additional numbers they call from to shield themselves from people finding out who the call is from. The following is a piece of information that I found on the internet while investigating WHO and WHAT this company was. It contains some VERY interesting points of information:

"Creditors bother you so much, because they are hoping that you WILL call them. If you do not contact them within a certain amount of time, of their purchase of your debt, then it is ILLEGAL for them to contact you anymore; but, if you do call them back and inquire, then they can hassle you for up to a year or two more. If you ignore them, they run out of time (I don�t remember if it is a year or two), then they can�t legally bother you anymore.

POINT TWO: Credit companies generally charge you MORE than what you originally owed for the debt, because they BOUGHT your debt from the company you are indebted to, and the collector that gets you to pay up, gets paid a percentage as a BONUS. If and when you have the money to pay back your debt, get a copy of your credit report. Identify the company that the account number corresponds to on your credit report, and pay off what you owe. Many times, they will settle for LESS if you can pay it off immediately. That is the smart way to do it.

"The time for collection of open debts varies from state to state. In Alabama the statute runs three years. After that, it is illegal to try and collect the debt. Look up the code in your state or go to http://www.buddhibbs.com. You also have a right to send them a �cease and desist letter�, and then, take the matter up with the company to which the debt is originally owed. Also, they are not supposed to turn a debt over to a collection agency without notifying you by mail before doing so.

The fact that CCS gives out your file number on the phone, represents privacy issues. People are naturally nosey, why wouldn�t they be curious enough to let the message finish? When they have the web site and the file number, all they have to do is look at your private information. If you think they can�t get your address or phone number to verify the account, think again. It goes back to� NEVER put anything private on the internet. These companies are NOT supposed to leave any private information on an answering machine for others to hear. And the �hang up if you are not so and so�, is a weak defense at best.

Sounds to me like they have opened themselves up to a class action lawsuit if they continue this practice and enough people get together to do something about it. GMAC was sued for the same thing several years ago. I know this because we handled the lawsuit for the state of Alabama, The Plaintiffs won!!

Also, with 576,000 out of work and many of those with no income, where do they think the money is going to come from?"

I hope everyone reading this gained some helpful information. I don�t think this company, or at least not this collector, will call ME anymore...... Never under estimate the attitude of a senior citizen that is pissed off!!!
Algonquin
 Nov 03rd, 2010
This number has called me relentlessly numerous times of the day, looking for someone that does NOT live here. The message they leave states "this is an attempt to collect a bad debt". They even give the persons name and a file number.Isn't that against the privacy laws? They are defaming a person with divulging even THAT much information, by saying "collect a BAD debt". I returned the call and spoke with a representative in minutes, who proceeded to 'interrogate' me to the point that I had to become rude! After repeatedly telling them that I have had this phone number over 10 years and NO such person was at this number, they yielded and stated they would remove my number from the system. I noticed from an Internet search that this is a new number this company is using... other numbers that they ALSO use are: 866-945-4969; 866-945-4973; and 866-945-4977.

I am sure they have additional numbers they call from to shield themselves from people finding out who the call is from. The following is a piece of information that I found on the internet while investigating WHO and WHAT this company was. I cotains some VERY interesting points of information:

"The time for collection of open debts varies from state to state. In Alabama the statute runs in three years. After that, it is illegal to try and collect the debt. Look up the code in your state or go to http://www.buddhibbs.com. You also have a right to write a cease and desist letter and take the matter up with the company to which the debt is owed. Also, they are not supposed to turn a debt over to a collection agency without notifying you by mail before doing so.

The fact that CCS does in fact give out your file number on the phone represents privacy issues. People are naturally nosey, why wouldn�t they be curious enough to let the message finish. When they have the web site and the file number, all they have to do is look at your private information. If you think they can�t get your address or phone number to verify the account, think again. It goes back to NEVER put anything private on the internet. AND, these companies are not supposed to leave any private information on an answering machine for others to hear. And the �hang up if you are not so and so� is a weak defense at best.

Sounds to me like they have opened themselves up to a class action lawsuit if they continue this practice and enough people get together to do something about it. GMAC was sued for the same thing several years ago. I know this because we handled the lawsuit for the state of Alabama. the Plaintiffs won.

Also, with 576,000 out of work and many of those with no income, where do they think the money is going to come from."

I hope everyone reading this gained some helpful information.
Anonymous
 Nov 03rd, 2010
Credit Collection Services calling about bill from Farmers Insurance for cancelled coverage. Also calls from 866-945-4973 and 800-326-6400. Leaves message.
Memaw
 Oct 16th, 2009
It's SCAM! Trying to collect on Account long paid off. Also trying to collect from relatives of dead people. That's Illegal. Probate absolved all my deceased daughter's debts. Call the company they say you owe money to. Then report them to your state attorney general's office for fraud. Also complain to your elected federal officials to change the laws,so calling your cellphone is illegal. Textimg too. These Jerks ran up my new cell phone bill over $100 with thier nonsence.
ejbonk
 Jul 15th, 2009
you really need to stop calling me
katie
 Jun 09th, 2009
harassing calls
ttoney
 May 14th, 2009
Want make them stop to call you? Just find out their fax number and send them 2000 faxes with your computer, Grate Successes !!!!!!!
Borat
 Apr 03rd, 2009
CCS IS A COLLECTION AGENCY. ONE OF MY INSUREDS ASKED ME TO CALL TO GET A FAX NUMBER TO SHOW PROOF THAT THEY HAD INSURANCE WITH US ON THE DATE THE OTHER INSURANCE COMPANY WAS TRYING TO BILL THEM FOR & THE PERSON WHO ANSWERED THEIR PHONE WAS EXTREEMELY NASTY. SHE REFUSED TO GIVE ME A FAX NUMBER & SAID THAT BECAUSE I WAS A THIRD PARY, THEY WOULD NOT TALK TO ME & SLAMMED THE PHONE DOWN. THE NUMBER I CALLED WAS 1-866-945-4973.
ls
 Mar 09th, 2009
Theese collection agency's have been cvalling me non stop since I got this number .They don't seem to believe I don't know who Debea Manning is. If any one out there in the ethers knows debbie please get her to pay her bills to cit greoup . so they quit wasting our tax bailout money calling her old number . I want an accounting of my tax dollars and now!!!
p.o.vet
 Feb 02nd, 2009
called after 10pm on a weeknight and left no message
Just Me
 Jan 06th, 2009
Probably a collection call from Farmers Insurance. Oh well, they wont be getting paid from me anytime soon! Tee hee
Keith
 Dec 27th, 2008
COLLECTION COMPANY FOR ALLSTATE, IF YOU CALL BACK BE SURE TO DIAL A 1 FIRST OTHERWISE YOU GET A VERY ANGRY WOMAN WHO FOR SOME REASON HAS A 866 # FOR HER CELL PHONE, AND SHE HAS A VERY BAD SONG FOR HER INOMING RING. sHES PROLLY A PHONE SEX OPERATOR.
TONY SOPRANO
 Dec 23rd, 2008
This phone number is for a collection agencie. CCS. They are legitimate. They can also be looked up on the web. They are out of Needham, MA. I know they collect for Farmers Insurance amongst other isurance agencies.
Missy Okrahoma
 Dec 15th, 2008
If you don't answer, they leave a message saying if you are not the intended party, hang up as this message contains private informationl
Unknown
 Dec 09th, 2008
ask for my husband we have no collection accounts where did they get my phone # from. rude people
web
 Nov 25th, 2008
this number is calling for some one else not in my household
Wrong number
 Nov 11th, 2008
Left message to go to website www.registerednotice.com with a reference number. This is a collection agency. From web search, seems to be mostly old medical bills.
j
 Nov 02nd, 2008
called at 0800 on a saturday morning....no message
suzie
 Nov 01st, 2008
who is this
Sally
 Oct 31st, 2008

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