If you KNOW you owe no money, or believe the call was from a fake debt collector, please take the time to read this:
I have impeccable credit. About a year or so ago I rec'd a call @ my home stating that they are trying to collect on a bad debt. Told them I have always paid my bills on time...asked my last 4 digits of my social,told him absolutely not! Told them I have NEVER been late on any bill. We hung up. A wk later another call. Told them they have the wrong Carol, they did say the person they are lookg for spells their name Carole along with my same middle and last name. Told them my birth month only & they figured out from there that I was a different person that they were lookg for. Yesterday they called my work phone & asked me if I have ever gone by another name. I said "SERIOUSLY". They again asked for the last 4 digits of my social, again told them no way..they said someone with a totally different name was using my social & that they use the same vendor for job verification that the co. I work for does & it came back matching my name with the same social. I think is is very odd! I hope I never hear from this co again, aren't they a collect company? There is no reason they should be calling me!
Keep receiving a call from Jennifer Kyle to return her call. Never leaves a company name or what it is regards to. Calls on a daily basis
These low life called and asked for my daughter last year about four times until I researched and found they were trying to collect money. My daughter has A-1 credit, always pays here bills. At first it was a male. I gave him a few choice words and told him to stop calling. They then put some female on the case. I had even harsher words for her and told her to never call again with her scam because there isn't anything they were going to get here but more of the same. Talking through her Pinocchio, " This is not a scam sir." Now they are back again this year.
Leonard W. Giddens Jr.
A call from 347 689 1070. No co. name given, just a obviously a fictitious name, Gail Fisher along with reference # 65819. When anyone or prompter leaves a voicemail and does not give a Co. name or reason for calling, just some numbers, it is a scam, bill collector, telemarketer, or prank caller. Never respond, it may cost you more than a return call.
Collection Co. Left message. Said they were Pioneer credit recovery. Polite message. Too bad for them they had the wrong number.
These people are truly rude and need to be monitored. This guy calls and ask for someone and when I say you have the wrong number the guy says oh, we have called and talked to him before. Bull crap if I say this is the wrong number..then it is the wrong number
Complete asshat looking for someone I dont know.
Really nasty collection agency. Gets rude and threatening when you try and explain they're calling the wrong number looking for someone who doesn't exist..
They legally are not supposed to call at all on Sunday!
I contacted Mr. Wickline at home last night at 10pm and I found him to be very nice and helpful in this matter. He said that he would have someone contact me this am and sure enough I got a call and I have been removed from there calling list.
Thank you Mr. Wickline.
Now THAT'S relevant! The next time I tell them whoever they're looking for does not have this number anymore, and they call again, I'm going to follow up with my own incessant calls at the most ridiculous times that I can manage!
Home addresses and phone numbers of the COO & CEO of Pioneer Credit.
Harold Wickline COO
7914 Jewett Holmwood Rd
Orchard Park, NY 14127-3014
Joan M, Ludwick CEO
7276 Bibbs Rd
this number called me for the first time today and my wife answered. my wife asked who was calling and they wouldnt tell her, they just asked if i had a cell phone on me. I called the company back and they were very rude, telling me they were going to garnish my wages and take my taxes. they continued to threaten and harrass me about my bill. these companies should be forced to tell whoever answeres the phone what company is calling at least. VERY IGNORANT
After reading everyones posts here, I'm thinking that I will gladly answer the next call. They've called 3 times already today and left no messages. They woke me up the first time they called. It's Sunday!!!! Does no company have manners anymore? I owe NOBODY so I can't wait to hear what they have to accuse me of. We stopped answering our home number months ago simply because it is always telemarketers and political automated blah - blah - blahs. There ought to be a new constitutional law about the invasion of our home's sanctity!
Well I have a good one This company called me and I answered they said I owed a company called payless from 1988 Of course I told them they were crazy and hung up Has anyone had this experience before
They called me to see if I knew how to get a hold of my mom. they have her number and have been calling her about a student loan. She has tried to set up payments and they come up with something else that has to be done to even start it or they are going to garnish her wages. THey tell her to go donate blood or get another job to pay it. VERY RUDE. thye said onnly way to start payment is if they fax her papers and she doesn't have fax and would have to pay 1.50 a page at grocery store to recieve then fax back at least 10 pages. its reciculous.. I can't believe they calle dme looking for her.. She is going to be livid when she finds out. They harrass her at work and everything already.. this might be ;last straw
Rec'd a hang up on cell phone at 8:26 on a Sat AM, 10:12 on Sat. night, 8:16 on a Fri AM. 8:26 on a thurs nite, 8:22 AM on a Wed.,
Correction their working number was 866 269 0819. THey were very polite & helpful when I dialed the correct number to reach Pioneer Credit Recovery. They found the account in question, verified it was not me, and removed the wrong number.
Got two calls this morning from this#. Second time they left a voice mail, "Wendy" wanted some unknown foreigner to call her back at 8662680819 and use reference# c29160. I called her 866 number and got a voice response in French.
These people are on my caller id up to 5 times a day. I have been in and out of hospital and they won't leave a message. I dont know what they want and after recently suffering a break-down do not feel up to the harrasment.
Boo... I was hoping it was something good.
I just got this phone two weeks ago. Can't imagine why they'd call me. Makes no sense for them not to leave a message if they're looking to collect money.
Same in Rochester, NY (585)
Called my cell phone...please make them stop! I don't owe anybody money! so if this truly is a collection agency...they are definitely infration!!!!
Unfortunately your info is somewhat incorrect. In order to stop the calls, it must be in writing. You can not just tell a collector to stop calling. You have to put it in writing before it is enforcable. I used to work for a collection agency. I thank the good lord that I no longer work there!
Know The Law In Your State
Pioneer Credit is a collection agency for the government. They go after people with back taxes, student loans, back rent with the GSA, or anything federal.
What's terrible is they call every two hours to my home looking for someone who USED to have my phone number. I kept getting the calls and then, when I answered and DEMANDED to know who they were, why they were making the calls, and disturbing my sleep, the woman got rude and said, "Well, if you paid your bills, I wouldn't be calling!" I told her I wasn't the person she was looking for, but I CERTAINLY would be the person who was calling the Missouri Attorney General's Office!
She wanted to argue and then tried DEMANDING I give her the forwarding address and number for the person! I told her I had this telephone number for three months and got it from the phone company....that maybe she should stop harassing me and get ahold of them! That's when I told her, "Ma'am, I'm not joking about calling the MoAT. As soon as I get off this phone, they will be getting that phone call."
I hung up and called the MoAT's number. I left a message and then went online to leave another message on their site. I listed all the times and dates the number has been on my Caller ID and told them I intended on keeping a record of all the times since they were told to stop calling my number.
What everyone should know is once they are told to stop calling, each incident is an infraction punishable by up to one year in jail &/or a $15,000 fine. Missouri is diligent about chasing down these people and yes, they've gotten huge fines and a lot of businesses have lost their right to go after Missouri citizens using phone lines in our state.
Each state has a law. It's up to YOU to empower yourself to help the state you live in to stop YOU from being harassed. Make the call. They'll send you a piece of paper to log the dates and times so you can send it back as an infraction. Once you do, you'll see the state gladly go after the company.
Now, what YOU need to do is pointedly tell the person you do NOT want them to call your number again. You also tell them any time after that call will be considered an infraction and that you ARE contacting the Attorney General's Office in your state. Once you do that, they have 48 hours to stop the harassing calls. If they do, it's harassment...pure, plain, and simple.
not lisa sanders
received call on my cell phone; just wrong number but was reluctant to believe I didn't know who he was looking for. RUDE.
Received this call on my cell phone; they did not leave a message, but I called back when I knew they couldn't possibly be open and found out it was this company...