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Strange call, decided to go ahead and call the number back and the guy that answered the phone was nice enough to look in his system and told me that he did not know why his company ( debt collection agency ) called me and to just disregard. A little strange in this day and age for them not only to admit to fault, but to be nice about it. Total Twilight Zone experience.
Matt
 Apr 09th, 2009
they called and said they were doing a well being check on a neighbor
smith
 Feb 20th, 2009
FREAKIN WEIRDOS KEEP CALLING MY PHONE WITH NO INFO. MY WEIRDO'S NAME IS RUSSELL. LEAVE ME ALONE DUDE!
CHARLIE
 Jan 29th, 2009
horrible agency, they've apparently been nailed for violating debt collection laws once before. somehow they got my brothers CELLPHONE number his freakin cell! They called him looking for me. i can only assume its for an old credit card of mine which will be paid when possible. I'm so angry about how they did this
Red
 Nov 19th, 2008
MY HUSBAND CALLED THEM BACK AFTER WE GOT A MESSAGE ASKING FOR ME BY NAME ON OUR CALLER ID. THE WOMEN PUT HIM ON HOLD 2-3 TIMES WHILE SHE LOOked WHATEVER UP. THEY APPARENTLY WERE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH MY SAME NAME. HUBBY PUT HER ON SPEAKER AND AS I LISTENED I BECAME PISSED. WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF THESE TYPES BOTHERING US LOOKING FOR EVERY TOM DICK AND HARRY OUT THERE. ALONG WITH THE SCAMS THAT ARE GOING ON THESE ARE ANNOYING. I TOLD HER TO TAKE US OFF HER CALL LIST NOW AND TO NOT CALL BACK. THIS WAS AFTER SHE ASKED US TO VERIFY MY LAST 4 OF MY SOCIAL. THIS SHE TOLD US WAS TO ILLIMINATE ME FROM BEING WHO THEY WERE LOOKING FOR. wE HAVE EXCELLENT CREDIT. ACTUALLY THE HIGHEST CREDIT SCORE YOU CAN GET. This is why all this is a true pissser!..HOPE FOR THEIR SAKE SHE TOOOK ME AT MY WORD THAT I WAS NOT THE PERSON THAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR. SIGNED,PO'D IN TEXAS..
CHRISTINA
 Nov 04th, 2008
called and I allowed my machine to get it. they hung up.. thanks to everyone here for the info. on these people. My neighbors here are having debt problems and I am sure that it is to loacte them..
Christina
 Oct 27th, 2008
This company is making my life a torn apart paper, I am really annoyed with them. I have found other persons view on them too see the page http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com/collection-agencies/answering-machine.html
Jim
 Sep 22nd, 2008
Just called number back, guy who answered said urs, where as women before said Tulsa,OK explained to the guy what I did to the women, I supposedly will not recieve anymore calls, i'll believe that when it happens,
A Talia
 Sep 19th, 2008
Keep calling my number for people who previously had number, when asked who is calling they say calling from Tusla, Ok
A talia
 Sep 19th, 2008
Be aware of games. This company (Mr. Jones) called on my cell phone and lied. Said my wife called them and they were returning call. A look on our phone bill doesnt show this number and nothing on my wife's. Wouldnt give out any info other than for her to call them.
B ob
 Sep 15th, 2008
Ass wipes from hell and I do mean hell! Send your cease letter now and send it certified mail, return receipt. Never ever give your checking account or any other account number for payments, you'll be very sorry you did!!

the call using the following toll free numbers:
866-815-3496, 888-733-1235, 866-815-8811, 800-658-1164, 888-733-1271, 888-733-1266, 866-891-6937, 310-547-3310, 888-593-8409, 866-815-8808, 866-815-3211, 888-733-1143
BEWARE
 Aug 20th, 2008
Ass wipes from hell and I do mean hell! Send your cease letter now and send it certified mail, return receipt. Never ever give your checking account or any other account number for payments, you'll be very sorry you did!!

the call using the following toll free numbers:
866-815-3496, 888-733-1235, 866-815-8811, 800-658-1164, 888-733-1271, 888-733-1266, 866-891-6937, 310-547-3310, 888-593-8409, 866-815-8808, 866-815-3211, 888-733-1143
BEWARE
 Aug 20th, 2008
Ass wipes from hell and I do mean hell! Send your cease letter now and send it certified mail, return receipt. Never ever give your checking account or any other account number for payments, you'll be very sorry you did!!

the call using the following toll free numbers:
866-815-3496, 888-733-1235, 866-815-8811, 800-658-1164, 888-733-1271, 888-733-1266, 866-891-6937, 310-547-3310, 888-593-8409, 866-815-8808, 866-815-3211, 888-733-1143
BEWARE
 Aug 20th, 2008
Ass wipes from hell and I do mean hell! Send your cease letter now and send it certified mail, return receipt. Never ever give your checking account or any other account number for payments, you'll be very sorry you did!!

the call using the following toll free numbers:
866-815-3496, 888-733-1235, 866-815-8811, 800-658-1164, 888-733-1271, 888-733-1266, 866-891-6937, 310-547-3310, 888-593-8409, 866-815-8808, 866-815-3211, 888-733-1143
BEWARE
 Aug 20th, 2008
Ass wipes from hell and I do mean hell! Send your cease letter now and send it certified mail, return receipt. Never ever give your checking account or any other account number for payments, you'll be very sorry you did!!

the call using the following toll free numbers:
866-815-3496, 888-733-1235, 866-815-8811, 800-658-1164, 888-733-1271, 888-733-1266, 866-891-6937, 310-547-3310, 888-593-8409, 866-815-8808, 866-815-3211, 888-733-1143
BEWARE
 Aug 20th, 2008
A legitimate debt collector would send a registered letter, not harass continually over the phone.
Bullshirt
 Aug 20th, 2008
Part 3

Answer the phone, call back, be polite
Collector
 Jul 24th, 2008
Part 2

Anybody we talk to, even at a home number, we will not imply the nature of the call except a "personal business matter" as we do not want to embarass anyone and it is against the FDCPA. Many people pry and what to know what it is about. Give us a break, we don't want to waste time either and we cannot disclose that information to anyone except the consumer, his/her spouse (with the exclusion of some states) or any person that consumer may delegate, we have to record that permission before discussing.

If you say you are the person we are looking for, we are going to ask for a second varification either confirming the mailing address (a po box is fine) the last four of the SSN, or date of birth. We have all this information anyway, not confirming justs wastes your time and doesn't solve your problem.

By the way
Collector
 Jul 24th, 2008
Part 1

I work for this company. I would like to take the time to explain a lot that I can't while I am working. URS is a company that has been in operation for over 30 years, it is one of the largest, and the FDCPA, GBLA Act, and strict Corporate regulations define what we can and cannot do. Essentially our job is to recover a debt in the least possible time as far as possible towards 100% of the debt.

Some states have laws that override federal laws (FDCPA) but generally we can do all of the following:

Contact 1 time per day at any given number (or re-contact if no answer)
Home, cell, place of employment, relatives, neighbors (nearbys), multiples (same last name), associates (indicated on the credit bureau
Collector
 Jul 24th, 2008
When they call me, I yell back at them, because they want information from me and I wont vertify anything. As I learned they are a third party collection agency and want information. They are probably looking for a relative or more. They stop at nothing. I told them to stop calling me as I had my number changed and they told me I gave them my phone number. They have ways of getting phone numbers. It is to bad that collection companies stoop so low and that the laws dont protect us. I have always paid my bills and get annoyed over people looking for my deadbeat relative or friend. Now I have bought a horn to blow in their ear... So much for privacy.
Mary
 Jul 18th, 2008
This company is looking for my ex for collection. I have been divorced for over 10 years. Even moved out of state and returned. They are looking for my ex. First phone call I was gracious and explained not person they were looking for. They call with so much regularity that I can "time" when the computer calls. I do not pick up. Saturday, 6/7/08 received calls starting 8 a.m and continued every 1.5 hours until 9 p.m. On 6/8/08, calls started at noon and continued until 6:00 p.m. Like clockwork, 6/9/08, 8:00 a.m. and continuous until 9:00 p.m. and I can expect everyday. Who will outlast who?
beth
 Jun 11th, 2008
I got a call on my cell phone from this number at 5:24pm EST on 6/10/08 from a woman at this number who said she was from Oklahoma. No company name or anything. She asked if I knew some people who lived next to my workplace. I still don't know how they got my cell number or why they would call me about someone else. She asked if I knew of any way they might get a hold of the neighbors of my work. I told them I had no idea. WEIRD!
Michelle
 Jun 11th, 2008
REALLY NICE GUY ON THE PHONE. LOOKING FOR MY EX-BROTHER IN LAW. SO OF COURSE I GAVE THEM MY EX-WIFE NUMBER. SHE HAD SOMEONE CALLING FOR HER ON MY NUMBER AND STATED THAT SHE MADE A MISTAKE AND FORGOT HER OWN NUMBER. SOME PEOPLES KIDS!!!!

URS is a Texas Ltd. Partnership based in Houston. Here's there address and phone.

5800 N Course Dr
Houston, TX 77072
713-977-1234
MARGARET WILSON
 Jun 04th, 2008
URS is a Texas Ltd. Partnership based in Houston. Here's there address and phone.

5800 N Course Dr
Houston, TX 77072
713-977-1234
GOOD PEOPLE
 Jun 04th, 2008
REALLY NICE GUY ON THE PHONE. LOOKING FOR MY EX-BROTHER IN LAW. SO OF COURSE I GAVE THEM MY EX-WIFE NUMBER. SHE HAD SOMEONE CALLING FOR HER ON MY NUMBER AND STATED THAT SHE MADE A MISTAKE AND FORGOT HER OWN NUMBER. SOME PEOPLES KIDS!!!!
MARK KLAG
 Jun 04th, 2008
1st called my house and hung up, then called my cell and hung up then my wifes cell then my office number. At no time did they ever leave a message they called all numbers with in seconds of each other
Mark
 May 17th, 2008
They called today for my daughter, asked when shed be back, i said not till later this evening and they said shes going to be out all day long looking for work? then they ask me my name. I hung up the phone. They need to mind their business when it comes to that. If the person isnt in theyre not it thats all there is too it. Hate them!
Uknow
 Mar 12th, 2008
I found free letters on www.adviceontime.com that you can mail to this a@@holes to get them to stop calling you. They also have an article on how to deal with them. Fight back, they have to respect your legal rights.
John
 Mar 06th, 2008
These rude bastards can kiss my ass,stupid sleazy collection agencies...
j
 Jan 31st, 2008
Sorry, Wrong number in last message. The number to call is 888-593-8409. This company is VERY shady.
Dave
 Dec 19th, 2007
Called looking for my brother-in-law. Informed them that I was not going to give out his phone number. They then became very snotty with me over the phone. CALL THE NUMBER BACK AND RAISE HELL AND THE SUPERVISOR ALSO BECAME SNOTTY. We will ONLY put a stop to this if we all start complaining VERY LOUDLY! The number to call is 888-583-8409.
Dave
 Dec 19th, 2007
called my home number which is unlisted - at least it is supposed to be - and when I answered got canned music - no person. hunp up and 5 minutes later the number called again. i did not answer the phone 2nd time. Womder if they are looking for me or someone who had the number previously.
pj
 Dec 14th, 2007
These people called my mother, looking for my husband's brother. There is NO obvious connection to my mother and brother-in-law, but his best guess is that they found a connection between my maiden name and my new married name through public records and they called trying to collect a decades old debt.
LJS
 Oct 05th, 2007
this number called again no message. they need to be reported.
Teri
 Sep 24th, 2007
Call on both landline and cell phones. On the landline they leave a message "Hello Joe Smith, if you are not joe please do not listen to the reat of the message(pause) This is a debt collection agency etc"
horace
 Sep 19th, 2007
this is the first call from these people I do not answer these kinds of calls. I do not owe anyone so I know it is not for me so stop bothering me
Teri
 Sep 17th, 2007
These people are crazy. I've told them that they have the wrong number, and they still keep calling me. The next time they call I feel like telling them the person is dead.
b
 Sep 11th, 2007
"karen"just called.when she was told that the person she wanted wasnt't in,she said she would "call next door"... next door is 5 miles away...
no dummy
 Sep 06th, 2007
They called my cell looking for my wife and left a vague voice mail. We never call back any 800 numbers or respond to vague or automated voice mail. If you can't tell me why I should be calling you and who you are then you won't get the courtesy of a call back. Thank god for caller-id - when the id says "unavailable" we smile and say "so are we".
B
 Sep 05th, 2007
These people keep calling looking for Juan and Hilda. They leave messages for them even though our greeting says OUR names and that we are the only two human beings living at this phone number and that the only OTHER living creature is our cat. I have answered the phone and told them there is no Juan or Hilda living here and that we DON'T KNOW ANY JUAN OR HILDA and they have said that they will stop calling...but still they call.
K.H.
 Aug 22nd, 2007
Called me once on my cell, told them to NEVER call me again. Called me again on my cell, told them again to NEVER call me. If I get 1 more call, I'm going to take a crap in a box and send it to them, priority mail.
JB
 Aug 02nd, 2007
Sarah finally answered. I told her who I was, and that I didn't appreciate her calling me at work. She told me I was very unprofessional, and that I wasn't going to treat her like a child...Then she hung up.
PISSED
 Jul 13th, 2007
This number has been trying to reach my boyfriend. We live together. She first would ask for him by his first name, but apparently talked with ex wife because now she asked for him by his middle name. Now they have started calling me at work and calling me by his last name. They only way they would know my name period is from his ex. Shouldn't this be illegal? They will just information on anyone from anyone......WTF
PISSED
 Jul 13th, 2007
Total jerk called looking for someone with same first name of my wife. He would not tell who he was or why he was calling.
Jay
 Jul 11th, 2007
These guys called my neighbor, said they were friends trying to get a hold of us. Talk about big brother.
m
 Jul 06th, 2007
called me this morning.didn't answer. called them back and they said they didn't have my number in the system and that they did not call me. i said yes you did its on my caller id and she said no we didn't and hung up.
adk
 Jul 03rd, 2007
Ok, this is strange. I got a message playing that song Sea of Love by the Honeydippers.

No one said anything, they just played a verse of the song.

I thought it was my wife. She said no.

When I pressed the button to find out what number left that message it was THIS 800 number that's called me before!

WTF???
T too
 Jun 15th, 2007
Their website is ursi.com.
Dante
 Jun 08th, 2007
Called my cell & did not leave a message. Called the # back & message said URS. Did google search & found www.urs-inc.com. Not sure if it is the same company from Texas.
Called My Cell
 Jun 05th, 2007
Hey - Deshawna Daniels - guess what? You will never ever get a call back from me. I set your ringtone to SILENT. The first second I hear your voice I hit delete. Mwahahahaha. Bite me.
T
 May 23rd, 2007
this is gay this guy left a message for me saying his name is russell ?
russell
 May 22nd, 2007
who is the business calling from 888-293-8409. need identity. place on google
james brown
 May 14th, 2007
Looking for previous owner of house(> 7 years). We have caught others doing street address to phone number lookups trying to find the previous owner
Lyle Giese
 May 10th, 2007
Called looking for in-law that lives in same town. When I told the woman that they did not reside at this number she said that was stange since this is the phone number they left.
j
 May 09th, 2007
Leaves messages constantly on either my cell phone mailbox or on my parents' answering machine. The message asks me to return a call but doesn't leave a company name or a reason for why I'm being called, so I never return it. Why should I have to return a call to a person I don't know who can't tell me why I'm being called?
DB
 May 08th, 2007
Dumb A**es just called me looking for my neighbor as reported by another poster. Has to be about bad debts.
angry in IL
 Apr 30th, 2007
They just called my next door neighbor to call me. I don't even know my next door neighbor!
Frustrated
 Apr 17th, 2007
hardcore collection agency that looks for family & friends of debtors as well. Their mailing address, if they weren't lying, is P.O. Box 722929, Houston, TX 77272. They will push the limits of fair debt collection as far as they can. Paid a $200K+ civil penalty a few years ago for violations of Fair Debt Collection Act
Iowa Girl
 Apr 11th, 2007
Called many times and leave a creepy message calling me by my first and last name. I'm certain it is a collection agency-not going to answer no matter how many calls- caller ID was the best invention ever!!!!
lisa
 Apr 03rd, 2007
They were calling me at work and i noticed a posting from a guy kevin on this website from another debt collector redline recovery and the guy said to go to www.adviceontime.com to get info. I was shocked because that website does have a lot of good info and its free, they dont even require you to register or anything. i tried one of the letters and they havent called me! I hopes it works for you guys too. They also had awesome advice on buying a car!
Jason
 Mar 29th, 2007
these guys are a pain, call daily. Don't listen, don't follow up.
Scott
 Mar 23rd, 2007
They called our work, cell, and home number. They are a collection agency but are located in
Texas and we live in OH. They are rude and breaking the FDCPA laws. Look up for more information
Aggravated
 Feb 14th, 2007
They are a collections. When you call them back they will dance around till they have your last name. The law states if you are a collections you have to informed you of that right away. They don't.
carl
 Feb 08th, 2007
Didn't say who they were, just asked for "Ray", name of my deceased father. Were told they had the wrong number and the call ended.
DKP
 Jan 27th, 2007
Left message on my answering machine that this call was regarding a collection issue - I believe this type of message is illegal in Minnesota
JS
 Jan 25th, 2007
Call 2x's daily M-F. Never left messages and I never answered since it said Toll Free #. Mother answered phone while I was gone and they were trying to find out information on my ex-husband from 10yrs.ago she didn't give them any.
miki
 Jan 22nd, 2007
Called # that was on my caller ID twice w/in 5 mins of call prior, at 2:45p on 1/22/07. Ended up being URS, for person who had my # before me. Very nice, said they'd remove my number from their list.
Lisa
 Jan 22nd, 2007
Got a call from this # and company named urs, a man answered and i asked who they were and he hung up on me
B
 Jan 15th, 2007
This company has called everone--looking for me. Talked to them once and had no idea what it is about but they still continue. Should I seek legal help to stop these calls?
Fred
 Nov 27th, 2006
Called my # looking for a relative...I just took the info--didnt give out any info. They said they were from URS
Tom
 Nov 22nd, 2006
Left message informing me that she was from United Recovery System and that her number too call back was 866-447-0446
H
 Nov 15th, 2006
Possibly SallieMae student loans collections???
GPF
 Nov 01st, 2006
Called my cell so there was no caller ID. Probably a collector from TX though.
GPF
 Nov 01st, 2006
URS is a Texas Ltd. Partnership based in Houston. Here's there address and phone.

5800 N Course Dr
Houston, TX 77072
713-977-1234
RUSTY
 Oct 27th, 2006
This number calls my home,work and cell but never leaves a message. Every time I try to call them I get put on hold for 10-15 min. then get disconected I would like there address in someone knows URS address.

Thanks T
T
 Oct 26th, 2006
odd message. looking for in-laws
rusty
 Oct 26th, 2006
Relentless, pesky collection agency from Texas.
Juan
 Oct 18th, 2006
strange message
L DeSocio
 Oct 11th, 2006

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