3333 Wilshire Blvd.7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010
650 Howe Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95825
3007 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
BAY AREA OFFICE
3700 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95405
IF you were really getting sued, would NOT the caller have your address??? Refusing to give details (because there are none!) SCAM!!SCAM!
Rude a** guy keeps calling me at work and demanding my address because I am being sued! and if I understand the urgency and seriousness of the call. I told him he is forbidden to call a business and he got angry. I demanded a call back number which happend to be 951-330-5914. caller id was 800-575-5076. I called our secretary to ask why she transfered the call and she said they impersonated a client in order to be transfered to me. He refused to give me detail and I hung up on him. I just filed a report with FTB.
I keep getting phone calls from 800-575-5076 regarding a debt. I don't know what they are talking about. This is not legitimate. Is there someway to make them stop or report them.
Not a scam? Seems like more than a dozen consumers have raised that possibility. Would you be kind enough then to tell the folks exactly what USCB stands for then?
It's not a scam. You all owe money or know someone who owes money to Kaiser Permanente medical insurance. I forgot to pay my copayment after I left my wallet at home on the way to the E.R. I owe them $50.
Central Valley, CA
SCAM!!! Please read posts.
Received an automated message about a debt that I don't owe, saying I owe someone named Carlos Venezuela and to call them back. The last time I got a call from this company they kept asking me for personal info including my social security number! Very sketchy!!!!
Same issue here. Glad to see it's a scam as I don't have any debts. Hope he doesn't call again.
This automated "voice" in continually badgering my husband on our land line. The "voice" doesn't say my husbands name correctly or what it is regarding. I'm tired of this number calling and harassing us. It needs to stop!!
Carlos keeps calling. Obviously a scam. Don't answer.
I have been getting calls on my cell phone for my ex who I haven't been with for nearly fourteen years who travels from state to state and other countries in the military. We share a child but I have very limited up to date personal info on him and they call for him everyday. Very annoying. It's from the same guy Carlos Valenzuela that alone is extremely sketchy must be a scam. Thank's.
Relieved to know this is a scam. Thought I had som long lost account outstanding. Carlos Valenzuela was the name. Thank you for this site.
Got a message this morning from some guy named Carlos. First he had my name wrong. Then he said I owed his bank money and that I needed to call back. I don't think so. I don't owe anyone anything. This is a total scam just like everyone above said. Don't call back or talk to these people. They're scammers looking for some frightened person to get fooled and send them money.
Same as all above. Call from this number at wee hours in the morning, they left a horribly garbled/distorted message. All could make out was something about attempt to collect a debt. Sounded fishy to me so I thought to check online about this, and sure enough it was a scam. Thanks to other people who also posted with their similar experience.
It is from Kaiser, or the company they send collections to.
Do you have an Android ? If so, you can download Mr Number from the Google play store, and it is an excellent (and free) blocker.
Same as above. Getting calls about my deceased mother who had alzheimers owing money. How do I get a number blocked on my cell. These people are despicable.
caller in Cali
he said he was Carlos Venezuela.. guess he is still scamming others..
Caller in Cali
he called me today with the same b***s***
called this number a automated message came on. it was USBC Incorporated,and for me to stay on the line that they will transfer my call. I hung up.
Please do file reports with the FBI, your state attorney general and Department Of Justice,FTC & FCC..
http://800notes.com/forum/ta-86217073a9c8dad/ ... 077595690349410
Section 809 of the FDCPA http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf requires 3rd-party debt collectors to give debtors written notice of debt (the key word is *shall*) :
"§ 809. Validation of debts
(a) Within five days after the initial communication with a consumer in connection with the collection of any debt, a debt collector shall, unless the following information is contained in the initial communication or the consumer has paid the debt, send the consumer a written notice containing?
(1) the amount of the debt;
(2) the name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed;
(3) a statement that unless the consumer, within thirty days after receipt of the notice, disputes the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by the debt collector;
(4) a statement that if the consumer notifies the debt collector in writing within the thirty-day period that the debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, the debt collector will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of a judgment against the consumer and a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to the consumer by the debt collector; and
(5) a statement that, upon the consumer?s written request within the thirty-day period, the debt collector will provide the consumer with the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current creditor."
A Collection Agent May Not?
Here are the top 11 actions prohibited by the The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act:
Misrepresent Him or Herself
A debt collector may not misrepresent himself as an attorney or law enforcement officer.
Use the Telephone to Annoy or Harass
A collection agent may not cause a telephone to ring or engage any person in telephone conversation repeatedly or continuously with an intent to annoy, abuse, or harass anyone at the called number.
Threaten Arrest or Lawsuit
A collection agent may not threaten a consumer with arrest. It may not threaten legal action that is either not permitted or not actually contemplated. In other words, a the threat of a lawsuit may be an empty one.
Use Abusive or Threatening Language
A debt collector may no use abusive or profane language in the course of communication related to the debt.
Publish a Bad Debt List
Publishing the consumer?s name or address on a "bad debt" list is prohibited.
Contact By Embarrassing Media
A debt collector may not communicate with a consumer by post card. It may not use any language or symbol, other than the debt collector?s address, on any envelope when communicating with a consumer by use of the mails or by telegram. A debt collector may use its business name if such name does not indicate it is in the debt collection business.
Contact a Consumer at Work
A collection agent may not communicate with consumers at their place of employment after being told this is unacceptable or prohibited by the employer.
Seek Unjustifiable Amounts
A debt collector may not demand any amounts not permitted under an applicable contract or as provided under law.
Contact a Consumer Represented by an Attorney
A collection agent may not contact a consumer after it learns the consumer is represented by a lawyer.
Communicate With a Consumer After Receiving a Validation Request
If a consumer sends a written §1692g response within 30 days, the collection agent may not communicate with the consumer until it mails the consumer the requested verification of original creditor's name and address.
Communicate With Third Parties
A debt collector may not reveal or discuss the nature of a consumer?s debts with third parties other than the consumer?s spouse or attorney. A collection agent may contact neighbors or co-workers only to obtain location information. It may contact a third party again if it has reason to believe the information the party provided previously is false.
Bills.com FDCPA FAQ
Below are questions Bills.com readers ask frequently:
Can a Collection Agent Call My Cell Phone?
Yes. However, if you tell the debt collector it may not use that number because it is a cell phone, it may not contact you again at that number.
I Keep Receiving Dozens of Calls From Collection Agents. Is That Legal?
No. Unscrupulous collection agents will use "block parties" or "office parties" where they contact a consumer, multiple neighbors, or co-workers telling them they need to reach the consumer on an urgent matter. This is not permitted under the FDCPA.
A Collector Says I Will Be Arrested if I Do Not Pay
This was a true statement before the US Civil War, but has not been true since. People may be arrested if an aggressive judge files a bench warrant for a person who does not appear at a hearing relating to a lawsuit regarding a debt. However, in that case, the offense is the failure to respond to a court order, and not the existence of the debt. As stated above, it is illegal under the FDCPA to threaten a consumer with arrest if the consumer does not pay the debt.
Thank you for confirming this is a scam.
Just received voice message. Also received on 6 Oct 2013.
"Attempt to collect a debt"
call back number 1 855 233 6432
Most likely a phishing scam.
Call audio breaks up - sounds like a cell phone operating in the backwoods somewhere...
Google 800-575-5076 and you'll find this guy is all over the place.
Denise in Concord
yup, got the robo message to call back, as I do have back debt... I called. they wanted my DOB, and last four of my social, told them I would confirm addy, but the rest was personal and since their phone should have recognized the number I called them from.. they shouldn't need that info. she told me "I can't help you then" my response was "then I can't help you" this is just plain old "phone phishing" at it's latest and greatest. number blocked and reported!
Getting Calls Too
They've been calling my number for at least 3 weeks now. I suppose I'll have to call and accuse them of being a scam in order to get them to stop calling me and report them, because I don't have any outstanding debts either.
They are still at it. I have received a message for months and have always ignored it. I called becuz there was recent fraud committed re: one of my accounts so I wondered if I had been a victim of identity theft, maybe there was some debt out there that wasnt really mine. Last night when I called after hours it sounded like some regular persons' answering machine. I called again and spoke to "Debra" who ran the same hustle described in previous post. She wouldnt give me any info and I would give her any. So she threatened to note in my file that I refused to provide any info. Told her that works for me as I dont have any debt in collections, and therefore she probably doesnt have any legit 'file' to make note in. Glad I found this post so I know what really is going on, and will share with others.
carlos valenzuela left a vague message claiming a debt was owed by a family member to Kaiser Permanente
Stop Call me. It is fraud, intimidation and terrorism!
This is some collection company making blind attempts at collecting from anyone no matter what. They call my number all the time from a Carlos Valenzuela for someone else and I don't answer so it goes to voicemail. Now, the reason why they keep calling is because they are violating the law leaving voice mails assuming you are the person they are calling. They have a recording that leaves a message saying if you continue to listen to this message you acknowledge that you are the person we are calling. So wait a minute, how did I acknowledge this? Just because you are using automated robot calling this doesn't mean it gives you the right to assume you have reached the right person just because the call was answered by voice mail that you can leave details of someone else's private message. that's violating privacy laws.