I don't have a clue as to who this is or why they keep calling me because I NEVER answer any unidentified callers. If this is a debt collector (don't know of any outstanding debts) they should have the decency to show who they are on caller ID and I would try to resolve any problems. I'm sure it's the same caller who after the first call showing as "Toll Free Call 800-348-3304" then calls come in from "Kansas City KS 913-232-2506" and finally I think it's them who disguises as "Unknown Caller" and "Out Of Area". It they'd identify themselves as CBE Group, then I'd answer and see what they have to say but according to other reports here, they only use a recorded message saying to call them at xxx-xxx-xxxx. How trustworthy is a company who hides or spoofs their phone number??
I read all the information on this board because I was also receiving several calls a day from 800-348-3304.
I have no debt problems, so I knew they did not want me. I thought I would post my experience.....
I took the advice of a previous poster, and called CBE Group head office at 800-925-6686. Spoke to a nice lady there and she put me through to the person who could remove my name. I spoke to another pleasant lady and I explained that whoever they are looking for, it is not me, so please stop calling. She asked for my phone number and then asked me if I knew a person called "xxxxx xxxxx" and I said "No". So she said she would have my number removed from the list. That was over 48 hours ago and after getting 2 to 3 calls a day, I have not had a single call since! YAY!
I was furious about all the calls I was getting, but decided to be pleasant to them, and they were pleasant to me, so it was all resolved in a very civilized manner.
I do not owe anyone money but I continually get harries smelt calls from 800-348-3304
If this is a debt collection, I don't know why they are calling me since I don't owe any debts. They called at 9:00 p.m. Of course no message was left.
Just got this new phone and number approx. 5 weeks ago so have no clue who this would be..Apparently it is from MCI, which I've never had...This is a straight talk phone..
I've gotten calls form this company and two separate occasions. Each time I got fed up (after several weeks) and called them back. The first time they were calling to find out if I knew someone who lived on my street!!! I did recognize the name but didn't tell them that. The second time they were calling for a distant relative (same unusual last name)! I don't even know him!
I don't have caller ID but I get this call just about once a day, they don't ask for anyone in particular. Just "This call is from the CDE Group, a debt collector. Please return my call at 1-800-348-3304. Thank you!"
I have not called them back. I am 60 yrs old with very little financial resources and there was a hospital bill from 8 years ago that I could not pay, but they stopped billing me after about 3 yrs. I am afraid to call this collector to tell them to remove my number in case it could be my debt they are calling for but I really want them to stop calling!
Daily calls , no reason for any debt collector to call me.
Saying it is a debt collector and to call back. We have no outstanding debts and excellent credit.
This number calls three times a day. Every time I answer it tells me to call another number. When I call the other number no one answers. I know they have the wrong number which I would like to tell them. What kind of collection agency doesn't answer the phone?
I get calls and I have no credit issues...Sometimes it is a Detective Deavers or a female and it's funny to me because they "rough up" their voices as if they are trying to intimidate me. I hit delete and keep it moving.
It's a call from a collection agency on behalf of Verizon. They're spending more money on calls than the amount owed???
Yeah, I've been researching these scum bags. They've completely ignored my cease and desist letters sent by registered return receipt. I don't owe anybody a dime and they have the wrong person but won't give up. They say they have the right person so I ask for proof of the debt both in writing and verbally and they send nothing. They just continue to threaten and harass me with their phone calls. I've had my last call from them and have blocked all of their numbers I can find. I know mistakes happen but these CBE Group jokers are ridiculous and way over the line. I'm now handing my registered letters, phone logs and notes over to an attorney (which I now have to take additional time to find one) and ask them to sue these scum bags to the fullest extent of the law. This has been happening for over a year now and I don't care what it costs me to prosecute and hopefully the court will make them pay my attorney fees and I might get some cash out of the deal for all of my time. I hate these scum bags. They need to go back to school and get a brain!
Pre-recored message please call 800-348-3304 which call iD stated call was from 319-242-7350
Keep getting recorded messages from this company. Once I answer they say, please hold for a call from CBC group. I hang up. My credit is top notch and I do not owe anything.
They call and wake me up at all hours. They have no idea who they call. They are asking for someone else and wont stop. I have to use strong language to get them off the phone but they will call me back a few days later.... they are a**-holes
Erica leaves a vm saying to contact her @ 800-348-3304. No CID information appears.
charles calls and says to call back. No idea, and no plans to call back.
turns out to be a collection agency working on behalf of Verizon Wireless.
It's a collection call. Either A) You owe money to Verizon Wireless/MCI or B) They have the wrong number due to a faulty skip trace or C) Someone GAVE your number to them to avoid debt.
Who Directv and CBE Group Really Is:
This will be a copy of a letter sent to Directv Headquarters at 2230 E. imperial Hwy, El Segundo, Ca. 90245, and to CBE GROUP 131 Tower Park Drive, Suite 100, Waterloo Iowa 50701, and to the company that issued the phone number to CBE Group- Pac-West Telecomm ,inc. 555 12th St. Oakland Ca. 94607, and to Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. P.O. Box 944255 Sacramento, Ca. 942443-2550, and to Attorney General Tom Miller 1305 E. Walnut St. Des, Moines, Ia.. 50319, and to Attorney General Greg Zoeller 302 w. Washington st. 5th floor Indianapolis, in. 46204
This letter is being directly addressed to CBE Group a professional 3rd party harassment business specializing in non stop harassment phone calls at all hours.
This will be a letter to let you know that I have ?:HAD IT? with your CBE GROUP harassment phone calla I am 61 years old and I know a few things. One is that third pary ?bill collectors? have n0 legal claims/rights/entitlements in a court of law. I have been harassed by you for much too long and I am now letting you know that enough is enough! I?ve been thru this with many other harassment experts and NONE have succeded in collecting a dime from me You are hereby notified that I have ?Had It!? I will now join any and all campaigns to expose you a***oles ( CBE Group and DIRECTV) for who you are and your lawbreaking harassment practices. You will NOT collect a penny from me and you have now screwed with the wrong person too long! I have nothing but time on my hands and a computer! I will mount a battle horse against you people and post blogs everywhere about who directv really is and the HELL you like to drag people thru. This letter will be copied and sent to all the above listed offices. I have HAD IT! You have screwed with the wrong person too long! This is now WAR! I expect your calls to stop immediately upon receipt of this letter. You are scumbag a***oles and the dung at the lowest place on earth! My phone number isXXXXXXX ( shown for real in the letter sent). Expect to get to recognize my name!
People, You need to comer to know 3rd party bill collectors are hired by companies to collect debts from people they claim owe them money. Often these claims are not true. They hire Bottom Feeder scumbags like CBE GROUP to prey on ignorant people and count on that ignorance to make them pay. Folks, CBE GROUP is an example of 3rd pary collectors. They have no ability to collect money from anyone because no money is owed to them. So they have no legal ability to collect. They simply buy the rights to harass via repeated phone calls at all hours and these calls are pre-recorded and give you no chance to say a word. This is ILLEGAL! It is a crime! Report is to your state attorney general! Harrassment is a crime!! Get actice in ecposing these a***ole scumbags ! If you can afford it file a law suit against them. Make them Pay!! Nobody is going to take you to court for under $500. worth of debt and few will for less than $3,000. Going to court is time consuming and usually the one taking you to court needs to use an attorney and this is all very expensive.. These 3rd party collectors know the courts are not going to award them a money ?ruling? in their favor-NO COURT WILL! Small claims courts have no ability to make people pay any money to anyone. They only pretend to have that power to people ignorant enough to believe it and scare them into it.
Now in some cases these collectors may get the court to put a lien on your property and then you cant sell it until you pay the lien which accumulates interest and interest upon interest which can balloon to a big amount in a few years. A 3rd party claim will NOT result in this lien. If you have no assets like me no court can get money out of you no matter what. 3rd party collection agencies buy debts for a small percentage of that debt with the agreement they get to keep any and all they collect. They know few will pay but evidently enough do to make it a worth while.-end of letter sent. GO to Hell Directv
I am sick of these calls every 15 Min. I owe no one. I am being harassed. Who do I contact ? I don't seem to be the only one recieving this call. I also get the same thing from 615-664-8470
They keep on calling me and later asked for my ex wife who was with m 10 yrs ago. She then remarried. I,just wish they'd check out the phone numbers they call. From here I have got some examples of their misbehavior http://www.debtconsolidationcare.com/collection-agencies/about14829.html
every morning i get a call that displays on my caller id as PRIVACYDIRECTOR and the phone number is 770-483-9708, when answer the call i get a recorded message instructing me to call 1-800-348-3304. when call that number i get a recorded message saying all reps busy and to try calling back in 15 mins.
i have no idea why they would be calling me and then they want me to keep trying to call every 15 mins. these people are pretty bold and rude.
I just got a call from these folks, about someone else with my same name. The have a different address and city, and the guy said "Sorry, must have been a wrong number." Now we'll see if they leave me alone.
DO NOT CALL APPLIES TO SOLICITAIONS AND SALES...CBE IS NIETHER SORRY BUT THE DO NOT CALL LIST DOES NOT MATTER WHEN ITS IN REGAURDS TO SOMETHING ELSE
The CBE Group Inc.
131 Tower Park Drive
Waterloo, IA 50701
CEO: Thomas Penaluna
The House Ways and Means Committee conducted a hearing recently and played this ABSURD and DISGRACEFUL tactic used by the CBE Group.
?During the rambling 10-minute call, a representative the CBE Group, a private debt collector out of Waterloo, Iowa, refused to give the taxpayer any information about whom the CBE Group was, or what the call was in reference to, other than that it was a ?business matter.?
The representative of CBE repeatedly asked the taxpayer for digits of his social security number, even resorting to asking for ?the middle two digits.? The taxpayer, rightfully concerned about identity theft and the evasiveness of the information being provided by the CBE representative, eventually gave up trying to figure out what the phone call was about and
hung up the phone.?
If you have been the subject of a CBE Group debt collection call that you believe violates the Fair Debt Act, please contact your nearest attorney and FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST THEM.
A Des Moines bill collector who insulted and belittled people while demanding payments for their creditors has been fired.
Justin Saiz, 29, was a supervisor in the debt collection department of the CBE Group, a company that helps corporate clients, such as credit card companies, collect money from borrowers.
Saiz worked for the company from January 2005 through April of this year when he was fired for violating the federal consumer protection law known as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to testimony at a recent public hearing dealing with Saiz?s request for unemployment benefits, his bosses had frequently asked him about his tactics in attempting to collect payments though telephone calls made to people owing mon
At a recent Congressional hearing:
Two IRS contracting firms, down from the three initially selected, have been making collection calls to thousands of taxpayers who owe less than $25,000 in taxes and have not disputed the debt. The firms, which keep up to 24% of what they recover, have collected nearly $20 million so far, IRS data show.
Highlighting the hearing testimony and exhibits was the recorded voice of an anonymous and clearly exasperated taxpayer who repeatedly rebuffed a private collector?s efforts to verify his Social Security number.
?I have been getting harassing phone calls from your company by people who refuse to leave their last names,? the man said to an employee of The CBE Group, one of the IRS contractors. ?It is incredibly annoying and frightening.?
A female voice named Erica keeps calling me from 319-274-1907 asking me to call her at 1-800-348-3304. She leaves no company name or even who she would like to speak to. I'm on the do not call list. Unlisted and protected number via court order. I've only had this number less than a month and now this person is harassing me non stop. I've contacted my lawyer and phone company to track down the issue. So far a trap and trace is on the line and we will see where this goes. As far as I'm concerned it appears to be a stalker.
This is the second time MCI has doen this to me, I also have never signed up and never will!
I get a phone call from this erica person several times a day. I have never called it and never will, because they do not leave any information as to what they want or why they are leaving the message. THIS IS HARASSMENT!