...b*****ds. If they ever called for someone where I used to work, I would give they don't work there anymore.
Got a call from some guy looking for someone and when i said he had the wrong number he demanded to know my name..thats when i hung up
looking for someone and wont say why. my phone they call.
this guy called, rude, demanding personal information about my family . gave him no information and he needs to be sent to manner school..
Called 09/27/13. Left no message.
Guy sounds like a creep, wouldn't reveal anything except that his name is Sam.
this number is for a company called SB&C Ltd. They are a collection agency for medical bills. They get the numbers from the clinics and stuff. If you last name happens to be the same or the person use to have your number or address they call and mail you and don't leave you alone. They tell you that you have to request them to stop by sending a letter. i have sent them 3 or 4 which they claim to never have gotten.
1520 E College Way, Mt Vernon, WA ?
this is where they are. just called that number after they called me at 8:45 this morning. asked for emma saying it was a personal matter and got to her desk. f these people and dont know why they are calling me
got two calls from this person, they did not leave a message. I have no idea who this is. He called again a few minutes ago, 8/20/13 1:30 pm
got a call from these guys, kept calling wont leave me alone, told me hes from the courts, i told him you must feel special. dont answer or answer and pretend your paranoid and dont reveal your name, all they want it to confirm who is on the other side, and if its the guy there looking for they wont stop calling until you've finished your business.
It's a dept collection agency - they were trying to reach someone who either had my cell number before me or listed it instead of their own. I called them back and let them know its the wrong number and they removed it from their list.
SB&C is a collection agency in Mount Vernon Washington. Everyone that I have ever dealt with at this place is soul-less.
leaves rude messages about not answering the phone. who is this person?
I've got two calls from this 360 number within a week on my cell phone and one came just today. I'm only a teenager and have no idea why I got these call. I didn't answer because I didn't know the number.
This company is a Debt collection agency out of Mount Vernon, Washington, called Skagit Bonded & Collections. These people call night and day, 8am to 9pm and even on early Sunday mornings, which, BY LAW, it is illegal for them to contact you on Sundays.They never leave a message identifying themselves, though sometimes they do leave a automated call back number. I typically receive calls from this number, 360-848-6292 and 888-606-0049, within 1-2 hours of each other. They will also call from the two different numbers on alternate days. Yesterday they called me from the 360 number. Today they are calling me from the 888 number. They'll be back to the 360 number tomorrow. DON't ANSWER or BLOCK THEIR NUMBERS! Can anyone tell me how to block numbers on a T-Mobile cell??? LOL! :)
Read your rights..copy & pasted from website of:
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
Protecting America's Consumers
Debt Collection FAQs: A Guide for Consumers
If you?re behind in paying your bills, or a creditor?s records mistakenly make it appear that you are, a debt collector may be contacting you.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation?s consumer protection agency, enforces the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), which prohibits debt collectors from using abusive, unfair, or deceptive practices to collect from you.
Under the FDCPA, a debt collector is someone who regularly collects debts owed to others. This includes collection agencies, lawyers who collect debts on a regular basis, and companies that buy delinquent debts and then try to collect them.
Here are some questions and answers about your rights under the Act.
What types of debts are covered?
The Act covers personal, family, and household debts, including money you owe on a personal credit card account, an auto loan, a medical bill, and your mortgage. The FDCPA doesn?t cover debts you incurred to run a business.
Can a debt collector contact me any time or any place?
No. A debt collector may not contact you at inconvenient times or places, such as before 8 in the morning or after 9 at night, unless you agree to it. And collectors may not contact you at work if they?re told (orally or in writing) that you?re not allowed to get calls there.
How can I stop a debt collector from contacting me?
If a collector contacts you about a debt, you may want to talk to them at least once to see if you can resolve the matter ? even if you don?t think you owe the debt, can?t repay it immediately, or think that the collector is contacting you by mistake. If you decide after contacting the debt collector that you don?t want the collector to contact you again, tell the collector ? in writing ? to stop contacting you. Here?s how to do that:
Make a copy of your letter. Send the original by certified mail, and pay for a ?return receipt? so you?ll be able to document what the collector received. Once the collector receives your letter, they may not contact you again, with two exceptions: a collector can contact you to tell you there will be no further contact or to let you know that they or the creditor intend to take a specific action, like filing a lawsuit. Sending such a letter to a debt collector you owe money to does not get rid of the debt, but it should stop the contact. The creditor or the debt collector still can sue you to collect the debt.
Can a debt collector contact anyone else about my debt?
If an attorney is representing you about the debt, the debt collector must contact the attorney, rather than you. If you don?t have an attorney, a collector may contact other people ? but only to find out your address, your home phone number, and where you work. Collectors usually are prohibited from contacting third parties more than once. Other than to obtain this location information about you, a debt collector generally is not permitted to discuss your debt with anyone other than you, your spouse, or your attorney.
What does the debt collector have to tell me about the debt?
Every collector must send you a written ?validation notice? telling you how much money you owe within five days after they first contact you. This notice also must include the name of the creditor to whom you owe the money, and how to proceed if you don?t think you owe the money.
Can a debt collector keep contacting me if I don?t think I owe any money?
If you send the debt collector a letter stating that you don?t owe any or all of the money, or asking for verification of the debt, that collector must stop contacting you. You have to send that letter within 30 days after you receive the validation notice. But a collector can begin contacting you again if it sends you written verification of the debt, like a copy of a bill for the amount you owe.
What practices are off limits for debt collectors?
Harassment. Debt collectors may not harass, oppress, or abuse you or any third parties they contact. For example, they may not:
use threats of violence or harm;
publish a list of names of people who refuse to pay their debts (but they can give this information to the credit reporting companies);
use obscene or profane language; or
repeatedly use the phone to annoy someone.
False statements. Debt collectors may not lie when they are trying to collect a debt. For example, they may not:
falsely claim that they are attorneys or government representatives;
falsely claim that you have committed a crime;
falsely represent that they operate or work for a credit reporting company;
misrepresent the amount you owe;
indicate that papers they send you are legal forms if they aren?t; or
indicate that papers they send to you aren?t legal forms if they are.
Debt collectors also are prohibited from saying that:
you will be arrested if you don?t pay your debt;
they?ll seize, garnish, attach, or sell your property or wages unless they are permitted by law to take the action and intend to do so; or
legal action will be taken against you, if doing so would be illegal or if they don?t intend to take the action.
Debt collectors may not:
give false credit information about you to anyone, including a credit reporting company;
send you anything that looks like an official document from a court or government agency if it isn?t; or
use a false company name.
Unfair practices. Debt collectors may not engage in unfair practices when they try to collect a debt. For example, they may not:
try to collect any interest, fee, or other charge on top of the amount you owe unless the contract that created your debt ? or your state law ? allows the charge;
deposit a post-dated check early;
take or threaten to take your property unless it can be done legally; or
contact you by postcard.
Can I control which debts my payments apply to?
Yes. If a debt collector is trying to collect more than one debt from you, the collector must apply any payment you make to the debt you select. Equally important, a debt collector may not apply a payment to a debt you don?t think you owe.
Can a debt collector garnish my bank account or my wages?
If you don?t pay a debt, a creditor or its debt collector generally can sue you to collect. If they win, the court will enter a judgment against you. The judgment states the amount of money you owe, and allows the creditor or collector to get a garnishment order against you, directing a third party, like your bank, to turn over funds from your account to pay the debt.
Wage garnishment happens when your employer withholds part of your compensation to pay your debts. Your wages usually can be garnished only as the result of a court order. Don?t ignore a lawsuit summons. If you do, you lose the opportunity to fight a wage garnishment.
Can federal benefits be garnished?
Many federal benefits are exempt from garnishment, including:
Social Security Benefits
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits
Civil Service and Federal Retirement and Disability Benefits
Service Members? Pay
Military Annuities and Survivors? Benefits
Railroad Retirement Benefits
Merchant Seamen Wages
Longshoremen?s and Harbor Workers? Death and Disability Benefits
Foreign Service Retirement and Disability Benefits
Compensation for Injury, Death, or Detention of Employees of U.S. Contractors Outside the U.S.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Disaster Assistance
But federal benefits may be garnished under certain circumstances, including to pay delinquent taxes, alimony, child support, or student loans.
Do I have any recourse if I think a debt collector has violated the law?
You have the right to sue a collector in a state or federal court within one year from the date the law was violated. If you win, the judge can require the collector to pay you for any damages you can prove you suffered because of the illegal collection practices, like lost wages and medical bills. The judge can require the debt collector to pay you up to $1,000, even if you can?t prove that you suffered actual damages. You also can be reimbursed for your attorney?s fees and court costs. A group of people also may sue a debt collector as part of a class action lawsuit and recover money for damages up to $500,000, or one percent of the collector?s net worth, whichever amount is lower. Even if a debt collector violates the FDCPA in trying to collect a debt, the debt does not go away if you owe it.
What should I do if a debt collector sues me?
If a debt collector files a lawsuit against you to collect a debt, respond to the lawsuit, either personally or through your lawyer, by the date specified in the court papers to preserve your rights.
Where do I report a debt collector for an alleged violation?
Report any problems you have with a debt collector to your state Attorney General?s office (www.naag.org) and the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov). Many states have their own debt collection laws that are different from the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Your Attorney General?s office can help you determine your rights under your state?s law.
For More Information
To learn more about debt collection and other credit-related issues, visit www.ftc.gov/credit and MyMoney.gov, the U.S. government?s portal to financial education.
The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. Watch a video, How to File a Complaint, at ftc.gov/video to learn more. The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
I got a call from this number. Woman said her name was Mae. I figured it was a bill collector. My ex left me holding the bag for his debts. I have court orders for him to pay. I already notified all his creditors. I may just get a new phone number.
This company is harassing me and my job. My cell phone hadn't even stopped ringing and my office phone started ringing too with the same number!
yeah got a phone call from this number and didn't want to tell me who was it sounds like some kind of fat dude sitting eating...
Got a call from this number and answered on accident. I was a lady calling named "Mae" and she left her number (a different number at that). I asked her if she would like to leave a message and she said it was regarding a personal matter...BILL COLLECTOR don't answer
Missed a call from this number. voicemail sounded like a butt dial, lots of breathing and shuffling like it was on the seat of a car or something while driving. weird.
I got the same thing. I asked his name he told me his name was Sam. The call came from Mount Vernon.
i got a call from this number at 4:20 today.
do not put up with this abuse ! get a call blocking phone , a basic 2 phone package is around 50 bucks . this phone will block 800 & 900 numbers and "no data sent". i've been getting calls for over 6 years now for people i've never known . my new phone system works great !
yeah same call here. it is a collection agency looking for someone that owes money. Last time I called back I talked to someone named sam
This number called my daughter and the guy scared my daughter. It's a collection agency.
stop the harasing calls it is not legal in wa state. I' m not the person they are looking for.
Got a weird call from a creepy guy from this number. He was looking for someone else and I asked him who he was only to have him say in a huff and puff "I'm not authorized to tell you". I asked if he was from the government. Same response. Hey guy if you read this "I am authorized to tell you that you are a creeper. Please f off".
Called twice didn't answer either times. right after one another. No messages.