Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Don't allow automatic payments to them. They will take out more than agreed upon and state that was the agreement! Get everything in writing or they will go back on what they verbally promise. Bunch of crooks trying to make cash off of people who don't have the cash to fight them back!!
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I never heard of this company... they would not say why they were calling with myself giving personal information.
The woman that I spoke to said that I owed money on a Capitol One account that was charged off 13 years ago. She asked me what my intentions were, and told them that I still owed this debt even though it had been charged off. I asked her not to call me anymore and she told me that she would continue to call until I paid this debt. She also told me that I had 5 days to pay the full balance to "resolve" this matter.
do not allow collections over 7 years old. If they have been sold bad debt buyers should leave the country and do online gambling instead. Neither party is helping the work situaton since loyalty to the game rules and not aon the job.
They called. These people mailed me a collection letter from p.o. box 1099 Wixom, MI. This was a collection for Washington Mutual Bank from a credit card I had with them. Its was definitely before 2008 that I took out that credit card. And WAMU is out of business since 2008 and was seized by the FDIC. The FDIC sold the banking subsidiaries (minus unsecured debt and equity claims) to JPMorgan Chase. No one bought the credit card debt. But evidently? Portfolio Recovery Associates, L.L.C. thinks they own it. They don't. They are trying to recover a account that is beyond statutory limits. (usually 3-7 years) DO NOT PAY THESE GUYS IT WILL START THE DEBT CLOCK FROM THE BEGINNING WITH THEM AS ORIGINAL CREDITOR (for a new 3-7years). DO NOT WRITE THEM BACK. DO NOT CALL THEM. HAVE NO CONTACT WITH THEM. If they try and sue you they will fail. They buy this debt for 4-8 cents on the dollar. The original creditors have already written off this debt. Don't fall for their scam.
Call all the time
I did not answer because I block all 800 numbers
was on my black list but somehow got through.
Hi. They may be pulling the common trick that scammers are using, which is dialing the number as though it's a foreign number, which then bypasses our blacklisted numbers because of the extra digits in front of their phone number. These extr digits don't appear on the caller ID. Dirty tricks by dirty scum suckers.
Calls and hangs up.
The.y have called numerous times and won't stop calling even though I keep on explaining I don't have a credit card.
Debt recovery scam
Automated Dialer. Anonymous.
harrassment! even after told to contact by mail only!
claims to be Verizon, I have T-mobile, wants you to go to a website, not the Verizon website, to get 83 dollars in cash. Yeah, it TOTALLY sounds legit!
For the last 2 years we've had several phone calls a day from this "company." We have no dealings with them but our daughter's boyfriend did and somehow they got this number. We told them he's no relation and we are not responsible for him. One and a half years ago this man died from a very bad accident and we told them so. Of course they didn't believe us; my daughter offered to send a copy of death certificate but they refused to give her an address. She did give them the phone number of the brother who was his legal representative and handling all his affairs. Nothing has stopped them from all these calls. We finally gave up our house phone and are using cell phones and then today they called on my husband's cell phone! He didn't answer but what can we do?
Call the state bar you live in. They can give you legal advice, sometimes even free. Also, try the FTC. These people are a-holes & give people in that industry a very bad rap. Good luck!!
Annoying 1-800 numder calling wrong number for other individual for debt collection.