These people are bottom feeding scum looking for the crap every other hard working person secretes and then saturates the bottom of their slimy, wasteful life and being. Do not respond, answer, or reply. They will eventually wither, die, and become the slime in their own exrement.
You are an idiot for even posting something like this. This is not a site to spew your dislikes for the government... PERIOD!!!
just rec'd call. have no idea who this is, as they left no message. they are calling a business dispatch number, so obviously they have no idea who they want..... If this is a debt collecter, maybe they need to start collecting from the Whitehouse, as our president is cleaning our pockets. Our business has been gradually declining since Obama took office. I have a few other details I'd like to offer whomever reads this, as our government could care less about us, small businesses, and is only interested in wasting money, spending money, and making welfare folks "POSH". He's certainly not looking after hard working, self employed, or struggling American's. He will answer to St. Peter when he gets to the gates. Heaven help us all.
did not know number, did not answer.
That doesn't even stop them from calling!!
lengthy message about someone with possible debt who has never lived here and I have never known........SCAM FOR SURE.......
We got a call from them asking for my dad -- I called them back on his behalf. At first he wouldn't talk to me until I told him dad was dead. He still wouldn't talk about it but wanted to know about his estate!!!!! I said he's dead and you're not getting any money goodbye. Dad died over 10yrs ago. And about that calling folks at work -- they have to stop if you tell them.
Had ten calls last week, message says they need to speak with someone with the same last name as me regarding a debt. Have blocked calls from this number, numerous calls using robocaller, would report but do not call website down due to govt. shutdown.
They left a message every weekday for a month, for someone we don't know, so I don't know what the call was about. The message said if I wasn't the person they were asking for that I should hang up and call them back. I finally called them back. She said the company was Vanru, I had her spell it. She was very polite and said she would take our number off her list.
Their website says they are Van Ru Credit Corporation, "Provides total accounts receivable outsourcing solutions to clients nationwide", so I am assuming they are a debt collector.
We keep getting calls from them for my spouse's grandfather of whom died before my spouse was even born. This time they even claimed it was a new debt, yet we aren't going around getting into debt on only one salary... as in we are living cash on the barrel.
Good, practical advice.
Sorry to disagree but the FTC is short-funded and ineffective thanks to Congress. And the Do Not Call list has so many large loopholes, they are useless too.
They are robo calling. They do not know whose number they are calling. I have no debt and I get calls looking for people I do not know. They are hoping to get you to answer, that's all. Never lose your cool, just never answer any number you don't recognize. When you have had enough, report them to your state attorney's office or if they are calling you without just cause, there are attorney's in your area who will sue them for you and you don't pay a dime upfront. You MUST keep accurate records as to number of calls and date and time of the call and if they leave a message or not. Don't complain unless you are willing o do something. Good Luck
This company has called numerous times, with no reason. They want me to confirm my
social security number for verification before they tell me what they want. I refused, duuhhh.
I am on the verge of filing a lawsuit to stop this harrassment.
got a call and do not know who this is
We started receiving these debt collection calls from Van Ru about a month ago. We received them several times a week. We never pick up 1-800 calls and typically these calling services never leave a message. We simply delete the call from our phone's incoming call directory. However, Van Ru leaves an automated message for someone with a name similar to the person being (erroneously) called. The message states that if you are not the person being called, listen no further and call Van Ru to have your phone number removed. Well, today I finally called them back, talked to some guy who sounded like he worked for Tony Soprano, and told them to remove my name. (The background noise was what you would expect to hear when calling a telemarketing center/boiler room operation.) I gave them my phone number, but only my first name. We'll see what happens. Now, I wish I didn't waste my time or confirm my phone number. My advice would be to have caller ID. If you don't recognize the incoming call, don't pick it up. If it is someone trying to contact you legitimately, he or she will most likely leave their name and number.
This fellow starts off by telling me I called him and asked, left a message for him to call me!
When I told him that I never did such a thing, he began to call me a liar, tramp, and other things I can not type.
What are these people? They need to be whipped!!
Van Ru is founded by Albert G. Rubin who is still actively involved with the company.
They've called several times and said nothing. I was wondering if this was a prank call.
The correct federal agency to contact regarding this agency is the FTC. You can lodge a formal complaint online at www.ftc.gov and leave them with as much information as you can gather on this agency. Once an investigation is opened on the agency, you probably will not be hearing from them again.
DO NOT CALL OR MAKE STATEMENTS OR LEAVE MESSAGES VERIFYING MY EXISTANCE
Most phone companies have a call blocker that you can selectively block a certain number from calling you. I have BrightHouse and I do it online.
Ask your service provider if they offer this option.
who are these people they call and don't leave messages so annoying
Whether you are called a debtor or some collector thinks you can flush one out, you have rights and options. Many are simple to exercise if you only learn how. You are granted control of how you are contacted, the right to dispute debt claims, and the means to sue violators at low cost. The FTC and the CFPB can start you on your homework. See also if your state laws grant additional or stronger rights.
official FTC guidance and staff opinions on the FDCPA, PDF copy of the Act
CFPB reiteration of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Kucharik and Case: Whining here that you "do not want another call" does nothing to make it the debt collector's problem to obey. Your callers do not maintain this site or this web page. Your callers cannot magically determine which numbers should not be called based on anonymous comments.
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-communication'' notice via USPS Certified with return card. This is the method promoted by the FTC and many consumer watchdogs, and the best way to set a legal landmine, as such a notice is ignored at their risk of a lawsuit from you. You may already be due some payback if you can prove you've endured abusive or misleading treatment in an effort to collect debt.