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The phone is ringing, and I don't recognize the number,
All Caller ID says is, "NAME UNAVAILABLE".
Please help me figure out who is calling and what they want

172 calls reported from this number.
Who CalledCaller IDDate
via cell phone - no nameNo Name2008-11-29
via cell phone - did not state name877-808-90982008-10-21
via cell phone877-808-90982008-09-09
via cell phonevia cell phone2007-10-23
unknown-via cell phoneUnknown name2007-11-06
unknown name877-808-90982008-09-15
Unknownvia cellphone2008-11-24
Unknown1 877-808-90982008-10-08
unknownToll Free Call2008-08-28
unknownToll Free Call2007-12-31
unknownunknown name2007-11-16
unknownTOLL FREE CALL2007-11-09
unknownOut of Area2007-10-08
UnknownUnknown Name2007-06-28
UnknownUnknown Caller2007-06-22
UnknownUnknown Name2007-04-04
UnknownUnknown Name2007-02-28
unknowntoll free2007-02-27
UnknownUnknown Name2006-06-14
Unavailable(800) 498-22232007-05-24
Stacy from CBSC2007-05-01
not provided8010-947-29872009-03-16
no name877-808-90982008-12-09
No Ideajust the number2008-07-14
N/Aout of Area2009-08-05
hung up when no answer877-808-90982007-07-17
Hispanic Female800-947-29872007-05-08
EricaToll Free Call2007-09-27
don't know877-808-90982007-10-10
don't know877-808-90982007-10-10
didnt sayunavailable2008-01-15
Did not state800-493-22232007-08-08
Did not answer phone2007-04-07
Did not answer877-808-90982008-02-23
D. Bridges53022258862010-12-14
corporate office408-651-81682008-06-09
CBSCNo Name2008-11-18
CBCS Credit Bureau Collection ServicesCNAM Unknown2010-03-16
CBCS - recorded statement877-808-90982009-02-25
CBCSCham Uknown2009-01-19
CBCS877 808 90982008-05-09
CBCSvia cellphone2007-12-05
CBCSNo Name2007-11-16
CBCSOut of Area2007-09-25
CBCS800 Service2007-09-21
CBCSdon't have2007-04-19
cbcsunknown name2007-02-23
cbcsTollFree Number2006-11-20
CBCStollfree number2006-09-01
CBCSno caller ID2006-08-31
CBCSUnknown Name2006-07-31
automated voice(no number)2007-03-26
assuming it's CBCS800-947-29872006-12-05
"Not Provided""Not Provided"2007-12-06
"Kathleen"Toll Free Call2007-03-01
Unknown name2009-12-16
Toll Free Call2009-04-21
800 Sevice2008-11-24
unknown name2008-10-10
1 800 498 22232008-03-31
toll free call2007-11-01
Out of Area2007-09-25
Unknown name2007-07-16
unknown name2007-03-24
TOLL FREE CALL2006-12-19
[NO NAME]2006-11-27
unknown name2006-10-05
just numbers2006-09-22
just the number2006-09-19
phone number0000-00-00
number only2006-08-30
not provided2006-08-25
Out of area2006-08-14
no display2006-08-11

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September 18th, 2013 Terry NC

Make it a point to know your states statue of limitation law on collecting bad debt. Had a debt collector call and try to collect a debt from my ex from 2003. When I explained my states statute is 3 yrs and they were trying to collect a debt they bought from 10 yrs late they got mad and hung up. Never heard from them again.

March 29th, 2010 Michelle

CBCS is the collection division of CBCInnovis or CBC Companies. Innovis is the 4th largest credit bureau. Founded and headquarterd out of Columbus and family owned by the Price Family. William Price (the Father and sons William (Wink) Price, Jonathan Price and Benjamin Price) The Columbus office is no longer located on Towne St. It is now in the Midland building on Broad. The toll free number that you are referring to is coming from their Dayton office. However they do have "call centers" all over the country. The Dayton office is located at 11 West Monument Avenue. Floor 2 Dayton, Ohio 45402. The collection manager is Kevin Kastl. His direct line is (937) 496-2577. The company is not a scam. It is a very reputable collection agency in the country.

March 16th, 2010 Main number OH

CBCS corporate office (614) 222-5543

March 11th, 2010 anon coward Luxembourg

Here's some names and email addresses:

amanda eberle -dayton ohio
bobbisue.gabrielson (vp, Dirk Cantrell) (CEO, Larry Ebert) (columbus - real estate)

Some addresses are dead. See the thread here:

November 19th, 2009 SOL FL

CBCS is a debt collector. They also use the initials CDCS.

October 13th, 2009 Rebecca MD

I rec'd a call from 800-498-2223 and they asked for a Christopher Haste. I told them they had the wrong number and asked me if I knew the person. I told them no. They said they would quit calling and then we still receive calls on my cellphone.

September 19th, 2009 SE

I rec'd a call from 877-808-9098 and they asked for someone else but when I told them that person was not available they began interrogating me about my identify. I did not give them any information so now they are calling me house several times a day.

June 11th, 2009 JustAnIdea IL

No real new information to provide here, everyone else has it covered but I do have an idea.

Some of the digital phone services out there let you redirect any incoming phone call, based on the number it is coming from to any other number (why the real phone company doesn't allow this I will never figure out) ... anyway use that service if you have it and redirect all of the calls from this company to a personal phone number of one of the directors (information in Demo's comments)

Just and idea, I hope some people can make good use of it.

April 17th, 2009 Kenneth

This is a Collection Agency called CBCS. They contacted me about a US WEST (now QWEST Communications) balance on a phone bill I had 9 years ago when I moved out of state. I didn't even realize I had it. After verifying it was mine, I paid 1/2 of what the original debt was.

Make sure they email or send you a confirmation letter stating after $XXXX amount of money is paid in Full, they will contact the Credit Bureau and update your credit report.

March 17th, 2009 Alyssia CA

I just got a call from "Kathleen" calling for "Sonar Kim". First of all, who the hell is that person? I surely don't know or will ever know. I've had this number for about 5 years. WTF, I have already registered my name and number on the Do Not Call list for the government. I've also filed reports with the government. BUT THEY'RE STILL CALLING! AHHH! They've called me several times before, but I usually don't pick up. This time I just wanted to mess around with someone because they NEED to understand to take my number of their list, but EVERYTHING was automated. So irritating.

February 5th, 2009 Joanie MA

They called for my daughter, who is way too young to have any accounts, much less any debts. I'm angry that they have her name.

February 2nd, 2009 Sarah TX

got a call on the recorder for my husband at our office phone, said it was CBCS collection agency. I think its bogus, my husband does not owe anyone in collections for anything, we are all current on our bills.

January 19th, 2009 E OH

A collection agencie.
They have a website.

Primary collection
Secondary collection
Tertiary collection
Inventory management of old account receivables

January 14th, 2009 Lana SD

Voicemail from Jake at CBCS, saying this is an attempt to collect a debt, any information will be used for this purpose, call back at 800-947-2987. Since there are two people living in the house, and they don't say who they are calling for, I won't call back

December 18th, 2008 Gary MA

They been calling me for 8 years since I got this new ph number. They ask for a woman who I do not know. I told them to look up my ph number and they would see that it is under my name...they said they didn't have a computer or internet to look it up! gee golly, how you runing that business without computers! paper pencils and phones?

Originally they said they were trying to collect debt on the woman, one time they went from trying to collect debt on for mentioned woman and then tried to sell me a second mortgage! I have asked them each time to take my number/me off their list as I consider this harassment and I am on the "do not call list" (


I just called my phone co, they told me to press *57 after hanging up with them, after 3 calls from them and pressing *57 each time,

I should then go to the local police and open a case number,

Then I am to call the "unlawfull call center" at 1-800-518-5507


December 12th, 2008 Marshall SD

Just like everyone else has said this is a scam! They leave fectious names and information hoping to dope you into forfiting your real information. Don't give out ANY info over the phone! Legit companies will request this information via snail mail or through a secured site.

December 2nd, 2008 Ralph

They've been calling for six months. For the first three or so months they asked for "Britney Dodd." Then someone else. Today they want "Rick Carras." What a bunch of idiots!!! They belong right up there with those 535 morons running Congress.

November 3rd, 2008 Shipper KS

Got a call from this number today. Didn't answer them, nor did they leave a voicemail. Thanks for all your comments, guys! It HELPS soooooo MUCH!:)

October 10th, 2008 Dave

An automated call? "If you are XXXX" please press 1" -- "If you are not XXXX please press 2" -- my wife hund up instead.

October 8th, 2008 lilone WV

called for a deceased person of 10 years
PO BOX 1810

acollection agency

September 19th, 2008 lil1 WV

somme research yeilded two results as follows

ARGYLE Solutions

7880 Bent Branch Drive
Suite 150
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 996-0600
(972) 996-0601 fax
Kennesaw Operations

1940 Lodge Road
Suite 200
Kennesaw, GA 30144

PO BOX 1810
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43216 CBCS Debt Collection Agency
PO BOX 1810


Partners (as of 2006)
President: Larry S Ebert
Sec/Tres: Dirk M Cantrell
(Listed number: 614-222-5414)
Vice Pres: Brian Striker
Director: William H Price

The busniess is registered at:
236 E Town St, Columbus
Franklin, Ohio 43215

Phone: 412-503-4002 (although they use many numbers similar to this one)
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toll free

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These guys called me today and left a voicemail looking for me. I did have an old debt in the past that is no longer on my credit report and is no longer collectible. These guys are thieves looking to collect money against the law. They have either re-dated old debts so that they can call on it or they know that the statute of limitations has expired on collections and are harassing innocent people into paying money that they don't need to.
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September 9th, 2008 Kenneth FL

Left a message asking if I was ___ and then it hung up.

September 4th, 2008 Tired of this OH

They too called me....state that I owe a cc bill that i paid directly to the cc company and still have the canceled ck(good thing Im a pack rat lol). Offered me to settle for half if I gave them my cking or cc immediately. I asked them for validation and to send a letter in writing stating that I owe this debt and they are the legal company collecting, they said they cannot send out letters of validation. I adv that I have the canceled ck and they wanted a copy of it, I told them I would fight it through the CBR if necessary. No way was I giving them my cking acct info!

September 3rd, 2008 Not Tellin WI

I have an idea. I'm going to go get a job at this place. OMG. How easy of a job would that be?... making calls to people that don't want to talk to you and just hanging up if they give you any lip.

I too, have had these creeps calling me and intimidiating me for my personal info. I cannot wait for them to call back, as I'm going to do what someone suggested & push buttons when they call - to the tune of MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB:

August 1st, 2008 Gail MN

I also rec. many 800 calls that I don't answer. Just answer and start pushing buttons four or five times then hang up.
They will soon get tired of calling.

May 16th, 2008 Jeremy MN

I been getting these strange phone called on my cell phone looking for a frank buckannan. I finnaly got pissed and called this # back. Well this kid Mr. Roberts got on and asked for my name i told him. He said the call was for a bill with comcast for 325 dollars from back in 2003. i told them that should have been taking care of it. I fought it in 05 on my credit report, was roomates racked up the cable bill. This guy Mr. Roberts was actually really nice and asked for me to speak to his mananger Mr. blue. Well his mananger was a total ******. He told me look buddy if you do not pay your obligation right now i will ruin your good credit by a click of a mouse. He told me it looks like you have good intrest credit cards once i put this on your credit report, they will give you defult rates 30% or higher. So whats it going to be? i told he i am going to speak to a lawyer about this.

April 25th, 2008 I AINT TOM

Original recording - recorded voice asked that "TOM" to call 800-947-2987. When I called the call back number a sub-human demanded my phone number and account number. When I asked what this was about, the sub-human hung up. I called again and asked to speak with a supervisor - eventually I was transferred to someone a little higher on the evolutionary trail and was told that they make hundreds of calls and that my number would be removed from their list on Friday (today?).

March 20th, 2008 Rob TN

I got a call on my cell phone from (877)808-9098. I did not answer but let voice mail pick it up. I used a different phone number to call them back. When I did they wanted to verify who I was by my name, but did not know my middle name. They simply wanted to vfy by birthday, did not try to verify my ssn. I work for a collection agency. As a legetimate bill collector I can say that we always have a FULL SOCIAL and date of birth, but usually we can verify by GIVING YOU the LAST FOUR of your SSN. Simply ask the person to give you the information before you verify, ask for all of your information including what address they have on file. If any of the information is incorrect, go from there. Keep in mind, if it is a previous address, it may be legit. The key to this is to MAKE THEM GIVE YOU THE INFORMATION FIRST!!! Again, as a LEGITIMATE BILL COLLECTOR we already have the information in front of us. We would not ask you to "give" us information, only verify that the information we have on file is correct. If they say they can only verify by birthdate BOGUS!!! Must verify by at least 2-4 means, 1)bday 2)address 3)social security number & 4) phone! Long story short, told then they have the wrong person!

March 13th, 2008 CJ in SC SC

Called asking for my ex-husband...we have been separated/divorced for over two years. When I called them back rude male, after telling me company name was CBCS, would only say I need to talk to "my ex's name" and nothing else...of course I just hung up on him. Called my cell phone from the number 800-947-2987

February 2nd, 2008 Annoyed

This one had called a few (dozen) times in the past on my cell, so I saved it with a "silent" ringtone. Today, they left a voicemail. It was a recorded male voice saying, "Do not continue to listen to this message," and then it disconnected. Fine, I won't... ;)

January 11th, 2008 Mary CA

Called me today, wanted private information. Claimed I owed a bill to AT&T from 8 years ago, tried to offer me a deal if only I would pay right then. Threatened to "continue collection action". I have never even had AT&T service, told them to send me proof. They hung up when I wouldn't pay or give my information.

January 9th, 2008 Ohio Guy OH

I've got a situation like Charles, former private mail box getting tons of calls for other boxholders. My 4th call today was from 800-498-2223. Tiring of it, so . . .

The Ohio Secretary of State has some information. The actual company is Credit Bureau Collection Services, Inc. Just copy the first 3 or 4 words into the SOS' business search for all kinds of legal stuff about them. For example, they completed a merger about a year ago: Serena McCoy on the 19th Floor of 250 E. Broad Street was the contact. Dirk Cantrell signed that. William B. Price signed the resolution as the sole director, so he probably is also the owner. Anette Meil was the contact for a trade name filing: at 250 East Town St., using CIBIC Companies, a name not registered with the Ohio SOS. Hmmm. So lots of people to call.

Meil's filing shows they registered a name where they do business in Jacksonville, Florida. Wanna bet that's where Billy Price hangs out about now?

January 8th, 2008 J CT

I have had my home telephone number for a little over 2 years. The previous person who had this number is not paying their bills, so I get so many calls for this individual. Most times I ignore the calls, however, this number and company continues to call and leave messages. I called back and told the representative that I am not the person they are looking for and she says "someone in your home knows who we are calling for". I was in no mood and I let her have it, I told her to take my number off their list, I do not have any business with their company. We will see if it works.

December 31st, 2007 Nicole KS

I receive phone calls from this number almost daily on my home telephone. Sometimes they leave a message, sometimes they do not. At one point in time they left a message on my answering machine about collecting a debt and requested I call them back. They mentioned CBCS and a number to call them. My telephone number is unlisted and unpublished AND I do not put it on any business transactions/paperwork. I always use my cell number because it is the easiest way to reach me and I have only had the home phone for a few months. They continued to call back but did not leave any more messages regarding debt collection. Instead, they have left a couple messages about purchasing a credit card processing system and promising to pay me $500 if the credit card processing program I utilize is better. I do not run a business of any sort and have no need for a credit card processing program. Obviously this is a scam - first they try to collect a debt and then they try to sell me something when I don't respond to collection efforts!

December 6th, 2007 Bec

Called once with automated voice asking for someone who doesn't live here and then called again with an automated voice asking to stay on the line to be connected to someone. I have no idea who they are.

December 6th, 2007 RHB OR

(Mans offical voice) "This message is for...", (womans voice)"... dopy rimer."

(Mans voice again)" if this is not..." (womans voice)""... dopey rimer" (Mans voice) " not continue to listen to this call."

The line then goes hissssss and then disconnects.

November 29th, 2007 Katelyn

Hold up there for a moment. Mike, did you say that their direct, unblocked number is - can I bold this? - 614-360-9900? What is there to stop us from calling them? I have been looking for my old friend, Jennifer. I wonder if she is at 614-360-9900? How about Daisy? Jim? Harold? Theresa? My cat wandered away a couple months ago, I wonder if I can call the good people at 614-360-9900 and they'll help me find my cat? I think I definitely want to speak with the person who posted here by the name of "me" because he sounds like he may need a friend (before he does something violent to himself or to innocent people). Maybe if I call them from payphones, the call will go through better? I wonder if I can ask all of my friends to call 614-360-9900 a couple times a day -- just to see what's going on. You know? If they can do all of this calling illegally, why can we not return the favor - legally?

November 26th, 2007 PK TX

Just received a call from them. Very rude. Reported them to FCC, Police and Do not Call registry. At some point they may get the message.

November 21st, 2007 Dennis

This guy at CBCS is VERY rude. They call my phone and then ask for someone and then ask for my name. HOW CAN I SUE THOSE MOTHER FXXXER. Waste my time.

October 25th, 2007 Kitty IA

This company called me again today, previously they used a different number. when I first talked to them, I told them I wanted documentation about this so called debt and they wanted me to verify all my information with them and I told them they could verify with me what they had, they didn't want to and said that they couldn't do it that way. Also I have had experiences with collecting and a collection agency cannot call a cell phone to collect on a debit if there is a land line. Also if the company leaves a message or talked to you at your number they cannot call you again for two days about your debt otherwise you can turn it into harrassment. If it is a so called collection agency they are breaking many, many rules. They are trying to collect on debts that someone never had or has all ready paid off and taken care of. It is very fishy and shady.

October 25th, 2007 me CT

wow you people are stupid. that is a collection agency which is where you end up if you do not pay your bills. they handle many different companies which is why you don't know them as havin any service with them. you owe the bills to other companies. DUH! a collection agency than makes you pay it or well you simply have horrible credit, receive phone calls from them and of course they are all legal calls. you know if you simply pay your bills you wouldn't hear from collection agencies. oh and the number comes out blocked for security reasons and they ask you to verify personal information so that they are sure it really is you. but hey if you ignore them than who cares its your credit thats horrible, no loans, homes, cars, hahahahaha stupid people! PAY YOUR BILLS, YOU USE THE SERVICE THAN PAY THE COMPANIES!!!!

October 8th, 2007 nedlo2 VA

Recorded message for someone who does not even live at our residence. Did not leave a name of the company.

October 2nd, 2007 Charles CA

I have a box at a mail center and suspect that some deadbeats have used one or more of the dozens of addresses at that center. My phone is associated with that address and so I suspect that this collection agency is just randomly trying numbers that it can associate with the general address (regardless of box number), without any concern regarding how many people they may annoy. So, it is a form of spam, but it is a spam-based scattershot search for particular debtors among a much larger list of numbers that have some small chance of being the number for the debtor they are seeking. That approach should be illegal, but don't know if it is. Maybe they also try to collect money from people who don't owe any money by making threats and being generally obnoxious. Hey, if you can make a debtor pay by harrassing them, may be you can make someone who owes nothing pay you using the same tactics. In that case, it would be blackmail, which _is_ illegal.

October 1st, 2007 jesse OK

They just a computer voice message asking for me and just to hang up if is not me. Left not other message.
I did not call them back, I am just ignoring the call. Will never call back if they do not leave a full description of why they are calling.

September 27th, 2007 Mel

I called the # that they left back and it says CBCS. I told them who I was and they asked me to verify my information (name, address,phone numbers, etc) I told them they should have that since they called ME. Told me that they are collecting a debt for Dollar Financial Group for $600+. Told them to mail me the information that they have on the debt and I will look it over. She asked me to verify my mailing address and I ASKED THEM what address they have and she got rude and said that she is marking me down as "refusing to give info"..I told her again to mail me the info since they were smart enough to track me down by phone (My # is unlisted) they should be smart enough to have my address. She then proceeded to hang up on me.

September 27th, 2007 greenman GA

I suspect this is the number for a very rude and persistent collection agency - CBCS. We have gotten a call from them about someone we never met who lived at our address years before we lived here. They called our phone by using a reverse civic address directory. The number has never been associated with the person they are trying to collect from because we've had the number for years. Yet still they call. We've also found our mail being rifled through. We've taking this to the police. We want this stopped and will press charges if the harassment doesn't stop. We don't know the person they're trying to reach and feel threatened for our safety and security in our own home. On the advice of the police, we called the number back, told them we "don't know now, nor have we ever known the whereabouts of the person they seek. Please don't ever call us again." We'll get a warrant for their arrest if they persist.

September 27th, 2007 Chris GA

I suspect this is the number for a very rude and persistent collection agency - CBCS. We have gotten a call from them about someone we never met who lived at our address years before we lived here. They called our phone by using a reverse civic address directory. The number has never been associated with the person they are trying to collect from because we've had the number for years. Yet still they call. We've also found our mail being rifled through. We've taking this to the police. We want this stopped and will press charges if the harassment doesn't stop. We don't know the person they're trying to reach and feel threatened for our safety and security in our own home. On the advice of the police, we called the number back, told them we "don't know now, nor have we ever known the whereabouts of the person they seek. Please don't ever call us again." It's been three years since we've lived here and we don't know this person. We'll get a warrant for CBCS's arrest if they persist.

September 25th, 2007 nedlo2 VA

Calls a few times a week. On the day they do call, they seem to call a few times that day.

September 21st, 2007 Michelle M. CA

I received a call from them today asking for my daughter. When I get calls like that I say she doesn't live here, and no, I don't know her number or address, I see her once in awhile at the store, we live across town. She wanted my phone number, and duh! I gave her the number thinking they would take it off their list. They asked me to have her call them. I asked who this was and they said CBCS and this was a personal business matter.

Then I decided that I should find out more about this company. Searched their number, got this site, and now kicking myself for giving the number out. When I called the number back originally, I said that you called my house for a XXXXX XXXX. Duh! I will never be so stupid again!

From now on, if I don't know them, I am not answering the phone and will "Google" them before calling back.

I've been looking for work, so generally I answer the phone right away in case it's an employer. Beter get the cordless which has caller id first. But then hospitals sometimes have bogus numbers so people are not calling them all the time.

September 11th, 2007 jmp FL

I'm also getting calls from this "company" VERY frequently. They call me 3 or 4 times a day asking for an Elizabeth. I have no clue who this person is. I've called them back to let them this and they still continue to call my cell phone.

August 21st, 2007 RG MI

I've gotten this phone call five or six times now, stating the call is for Brandy somebody (at least that's what I think they're saying). This is coming through on my cell phone, which I don't give out the number to.

August 1st, 2007 Sue FL

Got a message last night from Tom looking for my Mom. Go away!!

July 17th, 2007 Sean

Ive been getting calls on my cell phone looking for Edward Ed Davis call the toll free number 8009472987.

July 6th, 2007 Mike CA

I received a call from CBCS on my personal toll free number which left a message that this is Stacy from CBCS , etc. Since they called my toll free number they cannot block their number. The caller id showed "800-498-2223" and my service showed the true origination number as "614-360-9900", and that it originated from Columbus Ohio.

June 21st, 2007 lisa TX

they call me "Unavailable" every day same times twice a day. today they left a message to call "TOM" at 800-947-2987. i called and they answer "CBCS what number are you calling from?" i asked who they are affiliated with and they repeat asking for my telephone #.

June 14th, 2007 MCS CA

Again! They called today. I have their phone number blocked. My phone won't ring nor can they leave voice mail. Just my call logs show they called again. :-(

June 8th, 2007 Dagnabitt OH

"Tara" called my home phone, left a message regarding a debt, for "Jeff" to call back on 800-498-2223. Then she called my cell phone, asked for Jeff Rhodes. That is not me!

June 7th, 2007 MCS CA

They called today. I have their phone number blocked. My phone won't ring nor can they leave voice mail. Just my call logs show they called again. :-(

June 6th, 2007 Doug WA

800-947-2987 is the number from the caller ID. They have also left the 877-808-9098 number in the past. This does sound bogus -- claims it is regarding Verizon. Have also seen reports that they also "collect" MCI accounts. Don't give them the time of day.

May 24th, 2007 MCS CA

I'm with a phone company that I can block calls. I have them blocked and @#$^ Them.

They do call once per week.

May 23rd, 2007 Mel

Second call in as many days from a machine asking for someone who does not/never has lived here.

May 11th, 2007 MRS NC

Oh my god, make it stop. I've had this phone number for nearly 5 years and still these collection calls for Wendy, Wendy, Wendy. Please come back from Neverland and pay your GD bills! Apparently there is nothing a consumer can do to stop these harrassing phone calls!

May 11th, 2007 Anne

it is frustrating to be getting these annoying calls, especially since I have a child care at home and they often come when I am outside or the children are napping. We have excellent credit and owe no one money that we are not paying every month. They will not say who they are calling for either. I have had this number for 25 years!!!

May 9th, 2007 Bill AZ

CBCS continues to call weekly and leaves a voice mail to call 877-808-9298. I call the number and they will only talk to you if you provide a Account Number or phone number? I tell them to stop calling and they give me your acct #? I tell them I will report to police and they "go ahead"! Just call them back and hang up numerous times and show them what it feels like! They can't trace your number unless it is listed!THey won't call the police for sure! Have fun!

May 8th, 2007 Joe NY

Got this call through my Road Runner phone line. I'm beginning to regret doing business with RoadRunner aka TimeWarner. I've gotten nothing but solicitations from sleazy "charities" and dunning calls from "collection agencies" since I got this line. "Stacy" leaves a message saying "this is a collection call and any information obtained will be used for that purpose." leaves a callback number of 877-808-9098. When I call back at that number it rings, then bleeps over to a busy signal.
I've never, ever gotten calls like these on any other telephone service except RoadRunner (TimeWarner).

April 24th, 2007 Demo MI

here is some info i dug up about this company:

their home page is here:

They are registered with the following assumed names:

Partners (as of 2006)
President: Larry S Ebert
Sec/Tres: Dirk M Cantrell
(Listed number: 614-222-5414)
Vice Pres: Brian Striker
Director: William H Price

The busniess is registered at:
236 E Town St, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio 43215

Assuming all of these people live in the same city, it shouldnt be hard to get more info via

April 19th, 2007 Linda NM

I am SO glad I looked up this number and found it's bogus! I've gotten several calls for them and even a bill in the mail for something I've already paid, and like many of you, I've never gotten a real person (I won't stay on the line for someone who calls me with a recording and then wants to put ME on hold!). I am on the do not call list, so I will report them. Thanks!

April 17th, 2007 R. Rivera TX

Automated call on my CELL phone and it said to call back "Tom". Looking for someone with a spanish name I can't spell or pronounce: "germo?".

Called back and chewed out some idiot insisting on finding the spanish named guy.

In jan/feb 07, I somehow found out it was Washington Mutual collections work. I went to wamu and the employee called the number. He told them to stop calling. They have started again.

April 13th, 2007 Cassi IN

I get a recording on my voicemail, obviously cut off, that just says tocall the number but no names.

April 11th, 2007 Jonathan TX

Got in from work today to a message from Lamaer Brooks of CBCS at 800-947-2987. I was to call back when receiving this message very important and any info receive was to collect a debt. I called to find out who wanted money, only to be ask what my account number was and when I said how the hell do I know. The lady or female on the other end hung up. I was a little pissed at this point so I called back. Someone picked up and then hung up again. I am now beyond pissed now, so I call back and this time a man Steve answers and wants my phone number and then he tells me my name and wants my middle and last name for checking for my account with social. When I said you called me and have my name and phone number you should have this info...He hung up....I have reported this to the local sheriff department and with some hope this will soon end...NOT..P.S...another number for them is also 800-498-2223.

April 4th, 2007 KS NH

Well I just got a call from Lamar West.....Must be Lee's brother Lol.

March 30th, 2007 TN WV

who is this?

March 21st, 2007 CT

I've gotten 3 messages that the beginning is cutoff and all I hear is a recorded male's voice "... reaching you by phone. Please call me at 800-947-2987. Again, the toll free number is 800-947-2987. Please call me today."

I called back and a live person answered saying "CBCS, this is Nick, can I have your account # please?"

I just wanted to call to see who it was, so I just hung up since I have no accounts with CBCS that I knew of & before visiting this site, I didn't realize it could be a potentical collections or scam.

March 19th, 2007 Jer MA

Got a weird call on my cell. When they asked for me I said "may i ask whos calling" she returned her first name, i said "where are you calling from?" they hung up. I called them back, they said "you MUST identify yourself" I started to ask them who they were again, they hung up. SKETCHY!!!!

March 1st, 2007 Bill AZ

CBCS called a recording mentioned something about collection of a debt? Call #? I called # on caller ID and oriental lady wanted my phone # first? I refused and she tried to get it from me until I hung up telling her I owe no one and I will report her to proper authority! This about 5th call in a month?

March 1st, 2007 anon WA

I have received tons of calls at all hours of the day and night, on every day of the week. The number always comes through as a "Toll Free Call" from 877-808-9098. I never answer it. They always leave the same message that says, "This message is for (garbled garbled)and this call is from Kathleen. I've had difficulty reaching you by phone, please call me at 800-947-2987 again the toll free number is 800-947-2987 please call me today." The name in the blank is a recorded female voice that sounds like it is saying something like "francine block", which is nothing like my name. The toll free number sounds like a recorded man's voice. I thought it was weird, now that I read the rest of these comments, I'm glad I never answered it!! Thanks!!

February 28th, 2007 Sal D. NY

Found a call on my answering machine saying "This is Lee West from CBCS. I am attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Please call me back at 877-808-9098." The first time I called someone picked up the phone but said nothing. Finally I said "hello?" and the person hung up. I called back, and a young man with a foreign accent answered. He did not identify himself or his company name.
Me: "May I speak to Lee West?"
Him: "Who?"
Me: "Lee West. I just got a message to call him at this number."
Him: "There is nobody here by that name."
Me: "Is this 877-808-9098?"
Him: Uh, yes, CBCS, 877-808-9098, that's right.
Me: I'd like to speak to Lee West.
Him: I don't know the names of everybody here. What number are you calling from?
Me: No, you tell me what you want, I'm not giving out my number.
Him: You don't take that tone with me! When you're ready to give me the information I'm asking for, call me back! Have a nice day! [hangs up]
I suspected fraud, and contacted the one creditor I thought might still be waiting for a payment, a doctor who was having trouble getting paid by my insurance co. That bill has been paid and I owed nothing. Then I went on-line and found this site. If these people aren't crooks, I'll eat my modem.

February 28th, 2007 Floyd NJ

"Crystal" asked for member of my family by name and left call back number 8009472987. Would not say who CBCS is and what she wanted.

February 23rd, 2007 Anna MN

They are not a collection agency! They use to work for one, but now they have like 10 even 20 year old accounts, that were owned by now deceased people.

February 10th, 2007 Sam WA

At 8:15am someone called and left a very rude voice mail for my whole family to hear regarding collecting an unpaid debt. I called this number right away and Arrian said they are looking for Sarah Taylor! Totally wrong number!! He was extremely rude when I asked about the rude voice mail and hung up on me. I called him back and he was terribly awful! What can we do about these calls I'm getting them all the time??

February 1st, 2007 Kacy

Message from Kathleen said that they have had difficulty reaching me and to call her right away! After reading this, sure am glad I didnt!

December 20th, 2006 tony CA

some 3rd party collection agency trying to dupe and intimidate people into getting money out of them. they buy old and outdated information from other legit companies, concerning over due bills that have passed thier statues of limitations. The data they use is illegal but they will try to intimidate you with lies and threaten you. NEVER NEVER NEVER fall for their lies. Don't tell them who you are nor give them any information. What you can do is try to get their name or extension number and their address. Then send off a desist notice. But one thing I must warn you about, check your credit report!!! Make sure nothing strange has shown up, if you see something weird its probably from them. Don't contact them after that. Instead contact them only via certified mail. The idea is you want to be able to build up a case of intimidation, fraud, and illegal harrassment, so you can take them to court.

November 24th, 2006 GW not really

Couldn't get to my cell phone in time. The message was pre-recorded and had a male voice giving a phone number and then a female voice saying, "Call me today". I quickly got on the Internets and went to "The Google" and all I see is that this is a SCAM, so I'm not calling them back. I'm declaring war on them instead and I think I can win this one.

November 20th, 2006 Natalie

Never talked to a human, it was a recorded message that called me. This is a new number to me as I just moved in August. Strange, very strange

November 17th, 2006 Larry

A call came in 11/17/2006 from 877-808-9098. The machine intro said this was an account verification call, and to hold for an agent. Then a lady asked to speak to "Jawanda ??? " and that Jawanda had left my number as a contact. She wanted to talk to her righ now. I told her that no one by that name is at this business number, ... and I refused to give my name. I told her that she had a wrong number and to add me to her do not call list. The lady hung up very quickly. This is the second call in a week from the same CBCS company (based on web info for this number.) The previous call came from someone named Keith from the same toll free CBCS Rip-off numbers. How do we stop this group from calling ???

November 1st, 2006 Sharon IL

A Kathleen called from this
site and acted like this was a personal call how this company recieved our
cell phone number have no idea oh and the statement
from her was Gary call Kathleen.

September 22nd, 2006 bruce GA

were looking for someone else - they said

September 21st, 2006 peter MN

they left a message for nicole woods (not me) saying they had been having trouble reaching me by phone and that i should call 8009472987 back today.

September 19th, 2006 GTM VA

I get a couple of calls a week from this number. I never answer a number I am not fimilar with. I wait for a voicemail to see who it is. Its a generic message from "Steve" to give him a call back. I usually would not call a message like this back, but they keep calling and calling. I talked to someone who said I owed money to my old cable company. While at one time I did owe them money, I have since paid it off (its been about a year and a half now). I told them that I paid that off, she wanted me to give her my home address. I told her no, that I was going to call the cable company first. She hung up on me! No legtimate company would hang up on you! I finally did a search on Google for the number and found this site and several others - all having similar stories.

September 15th, 2006 Di SC

I called this number from my caller ID to see who it was. Witchy sounding female would only say "CBCS" and them immediately start bombarding me with questions while I was still trying to get her to tell me what CBCS stood for.

September 13th, 2006 Heather

This number keeps calling my husbands cell phone. He never answers cause they call while he is at work. I did google and read the rip off report. They are calling every week. I know we do not owe any collection places.

September 12th, 2006 BB 04 Taiwan

Called me trying to reach my mother. Don't know how they got my cell number. Very rude and pushy. Refused to give any info except name of the company. Seemed very suspicious.

September 8th, 2006 CH PA


September 5th, 2006 Shari Vegas WA

Attempted to call my cellphone, phone number came up as this, called back with the number provided by TSH via Skype. Told them the person they tried to contact does not have the number they tried to reach me at, and left it at that.

August 30th, 2006 Name Withheld FL

Received call from CBCS today on my cell phone. "This is a very important matter regarding a collection, please call us back at 800-498-2223, the information we received will be used for this purposes only"

On my voicemail I clearly identify this phone as my cell phone, I was under the impression that collection agencies were not supposed to call your cell phone

August 30th, 2006 cynthia NC

said to call Tom he had been trying to get in touch with us about an important matter. No company name. No real reason.

August 29th, 2006 unavailable

very rude. wanted private info. when refused, they simply hungup.

August 12th, 2006 TSH

Don't believe their lies or answer their calls. Always report them to the DONOTCALL list and eventually they will diminish.
They say/shout "Hi this is _______: please call me back, this is important... (CBCS) 800-498-2223". (It is a variation of this and unfortunately I know it by heart, but I will spare you).
Shows up as 877-808-9098, and also sometimes they will call you with 800-947-2987. They used to call me several times a day, all hours of the day and night, Sundays, holidays, literally calling back several times back to back one after another, these operators are insane, reading and improvising from a script but I never would talk with them and neither should you.

August 12th, 2006 robert PA

message left to call CBCS, sounds bogus

July 27th, 2006 John GA

Do a Google search on this number and 800-498-2223. These are fraudulent calls from a CBCS that is trying to intimidate you into giving them your social security number and date of birth. They pretend to be a collection agency.