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Professional Bureau Collections Maryland??? Persons name is Beatrice. Doesn't have the correct name, but called my workplace, personal cell and private cell. Have no idea who these people are, never did business with them, am current on past and present bills. Believe these people are phishing for personal info. Must be doing a good job at it if they have all my private numbers. Registered the company and the individuals name with the DO Not Call Registry, and the State Do Not Call Registry. Every time they call, I will file another complaint.
bigE
 May 31st, 2013
This lady keeps calling my work place.... LEAVE ME ALONE!
Orlando
 Oct 01st, 2012
High volume debt collectors are notoriously deaf to verbal requests. Third parties to the alleged debtor like Scott and NL don't get a lot of coverage by FDCPA, but it does say ''any person'' cannot be abused or misled by a collector.

To a ''not me'' case I always recommend putting the agency on notice, just as you would if you were the target and the debt claim was invalid. Send a cease-comm notice via USPS Certified with return card. The FTC and many consumer watchdogs explain how to draft one. This will set a legal landmine, as such a notice is ignored at their peril.

Learn how to exercise your FDCPA rights as an alleged debtor at FTC-dot-gov. See also if your state laws are stronger.
http://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fdcpajump.shtm
Resident47
 Mar 28th, 2012
They call don't leave a message when I called said they are a collection agency, they asked if I was someone called renee, said I was not and wanted them to stop calling me and they just hung up!!!
N L
 Mar 23rd, 2012
Received a call for a business matter for a person no longer living at this address (grandson), for some type of business deal as stated by "Stacey". I didn't provide information to the caller but passed along the information. Now it appears from this thread that is is a debt collection agency and not a real business LOL. I recommend nobody provide private information unless you know the true identity of the caller or can verify it; as it may not be as easy as debt collector or agency but could be identity theft as well.
Scott
 Sep 15th, 2011
received a robo call on my answering machine that repeated itself over and over, call from a "Diane Jones" from CPC a debt collecting company. They've called my number several times each day but only left one message, have never heard of them before, never received anything in the mail from them. Weird call though, the message claimed to be one company, the caller ID said it was a different company name though, kind of fishy.
Mia
 Jul 29th, 2011
[yawn] .... Have you catcallers ever thought about actually reading threads before you insult everyone? Not everyone here is an alleged debtor but a bystander caught in the skip trace dragnet. For the rest, you don't know their stories, and like the collectors you cheerlead for, you don't care about niceties like facts. Just because some lying grade school dropout makes a phone call does not make a debt claim valid.
Resident47
 Jun 09th, 2011
You people ever thought about paying your bills instead of trying to run from your responsibilities. You received items from a company and guess what...you have to pay for them.
CJ
 Jun 09th, 2011
Mikey, I'm glad you're not one of those shortsighted bosses who fires people over collections calls, regardless of invalid debt claims. BUT ... your employee might have used that call as evidence of pretexting from a debt collector. Looking at reports from "Tallahassee" and "Woes", this is a favorite tool in PBC's box. The FTC frowns on such deceptive practices.

Phrases like "business matter" and "personal business" are obfuscations meaning "debt collection". Violation of privacy rights is a soft spot for debt lawsuits. Should the calls persist, workplaces can be made "no-call" zones on request. If the request is later ignored, the alleged debtor can use that against the agency as well. Now to explain more to the crowd ....

If you are receiving repeated, misdirected, and/or abusive calls from a third party debt collector, you may find relief in the provisions of the FDCPA, the Federal law which regulates collector behavior and provides you simple tools for your own defense. It grants you control of how you are contacted, and the means to sue at low cost. Learn your rights and first response tactics at FTC-dot-gov. See also your state laws for additional support.
Resident47
 Feb 08th, 2011
Caller I.D. showed unknown caller... These idiots called here at work asking for one of my employees like they were a long lost friend or a customer he's on a first name basis with. I told "Aaron" he wasn't here and he asked to leave a message and gave only his first name and an out of state phone number which made me suspicious, so I asked what the call was in referene to? All he would say is he's working on a business matter with him, which is a bunch of bull crap!!! This employee is in production... NOT SALES!!! Pitched the message in the trash. Won't answer those calls anymore!
mikey
 Feb 08th, 2011
this company called and ask me to give my neighbor a message the need to be reported to the ftc
they listed the complaint it wrong what they did a lindsy reily called me
al
 Jul 22nd, 2010
I received a missed call from "Unknown" and they left a message. Message said, "Hey this is Chris, give me a call at 916-685-3399." The guy sounded like he knew me for years. I don't know who it is and I'm surely not going to call him back.
Tallahassee
 Feb 18th, 2010
Called and said, "They found out a piece of information they would like to share with me" I thought these people are suppose to identify themselves as this is an attempt to collect a debt. Shady Shady
xo
 Sep 24th, 2009
PBC. I called them back on business line, and they confirmed they were PBC. I googled PBC with the phone number and it came up Professional Bureau of Collections in Elk Grove CA It is a collection agency.
L
 Aug 20th, 2009
LOT of suspicious & illegal activity. In all likelihood it's collections fraud at best. Some reason to believe that at least some employees are engaging in identity theft.

Client side email contact is invalid.


Would recommend against giving them information that they do not already have.

The only info they were able to provide me with was my phone #, name (attached to my phone #), and the name of one of my past creditors.
k
 Jul 29th, 2009
Caller left message and said to call 800-866-2528 which is a professional bureau of collection company.
L
 Jul 20th, 2009
Courtney @ ext.2285 called me trying to get me to take a message to a man in my neighborhood. Apparently she looked up my street and did a reverse lookup to get my number. Just so she could get me to walk a message over to a person I've never met. She did not identify herself as a debt collector, and I found the incident soo odd I googled the number and found this site.

PS She couldn't even pronounce his last name but but claimed to be a friend that's been trying to reach him for months but gets a fast busy signal when she calls his house.
Woes
 Jun 25th, 2009
Called, left automated message.
-ANON-
 Jan 24th, 2009
this is Miss Zane, please call
Bobbie Brackeen
 Dec 07th, 2008
This is a collection agency they want your money even if you dont have it.These people are rude and crude.
mickey
 Sep 25th, 2008
This people are relentless. Be Careful. There mean and nasy
susan Anthony
 Sep 08th, 2008
when called back put on hold for fifteen minutes then we got disconnected
ray
 Aug 26th, 2008
they called my work looking for our "neighbor" who had a busy signal and they wanted me to take a message. I have no idea who these "neighbors" are and apparently they didn't either because they didn't give a name. There was alot of background noise so it is some sort of call center, either telemarketers or collections. I told them I would to shut them up but have no intention of trying to find a "neighbor" that my company doesn't have.
just me
 Aug 05th, 2008
this is truly Professional Bureau of Collections
Rick
 Jul 08th, 2008
Called for an employee who is no longer here. Said her name is Jennifer but no company name.
M Spoden
 Mar 18th, 2008
This is a collections number. I found the information online through a search engine.
Here is who it is:

PROFESSIONAL BUREAU OF COLLECTIONS
Street: 9675 ELK GROVE-FLORIN RD
City: ELK GROVE State: CA
Zip: 95624 Country: US
Phone: (916) 685-3399
Fax: 916-685-3729
Chinita
 Jan 10th, 2008
California Call Center
9675 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624

They also use toll free # 1-800-866-2528
Eric
 Oct 29th, 2007
Donald Tillery
Professional Bureau of Collections
5295 DTC Parkway
Englewood, CO 80111
800-866-2528
916-685-3729
pb@corp.com
A Friend
 Oct 18th, 2007
COMPANY CALLED PBC
CECE
 Aug 21st, 2007
They call daily from different numbers in the 916 area, usually with a 714 prefix (1266, 3608, 1958), also 916-685-3399. They NEVER leave any message.
Denis
 Jan 02nd, 2007

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