keep getting calls from this number.....I don't answer #'s i don't know........I never get messages from that # and I surely will not call back. the worst thing you can do is answer, then they know it's a valid #.........my voice mail I leave the standard so they don't hear me or my name............and I'm on the do not call list but if it's what is posted here by others, for collections may be able to by pass that.......anyone really know?
Repeated calls to a person not known to me.
tell these people I reported them to the federal govt. and am going to take legal action if they do not stop calling ..I am on a do not call list and I already repoted this number to the Verizon action line and now I will call the news media for being intrupted with there annoying clls
It won't work. It will backfire. Calling them told them that your number really is in use and the people who answer it listen to spam calls. You will get more calls from this number and from other numbers.
They call every couple of days. I have caller ID so I don't answer. They never leave a message.
Thanks for the explanation. This is a new phenomenon to me. I called and asked them to remove the number. Let's see if it works. ~K.
Wow. I just called this number from our land line that Penn Credit has repeatedly called, and had them remove our number. Obviously, our new number got associated with someone in arrears. Nobody here but us chickens. Let's see if the removal sticks..... I couldn't believe they robo-called EASTER SUNDAY EVENING!!!
Robo-dialers call every number. The pest selects an area code and some exchanges (the first and 2nd groups of 3 digits in a phone number) then set the machine to call every number.
The do not call list is a list of numbers that do not want sales calls and a law requiring businesses not call those numbers. For a scammer its just one more law to break.
They called on Sunday evening because thats when most Americans are home.
We got a robo-call on our land line from this number Sunday.... Easter evening. Our phone is on the do-not-call list, and we have no outstanding debts. How did they get our number? Very puzzling, and truly annoying since it's Sunday evening.
Not R. Hall
I continue to get 2-3 calls from this number. Today I was aggitated enough to pick up the call. There was silence on the line. I called them back and a live person answered and stated Penn Credit. I asked what the call was in reference too and she asked me my name. I gave her my name and she stated they were calling a R. Hall. I informed her that no one lived here by that name and they need to stop calling me. They stated my number would be deleated from their database in 24 hours. I will wait and see.
This is taken from the DNC registry:
You may also file a complaint if you received a call that used a recorded message instead of a live person (whether or not your number was on the Registry).
My understanding is that they are not permitted to have an automated system call and screen. IF they are a collection agency, which I should not owe anything too either, a real person has to initiate the phone call. They tell me they have an important business matter to discuss. That sounds like telemarketing to me.
Ms. Leana Giron
I've received a phone call on Friday, January 3, 2014. Leaving a message for Irving Torres.
I have no idea who is that person, I just want to let whoever call me, the person you were asking for does live here and the phone number you call belongs to me.
Stop calling and leave messages. Search somewhere else for the information upon the person you are calling.
I started getting calls from that number the week before Xmas 2013 and since have received one every week. Funny thing is that they never ask for me--they ask for someone I've never heard of. Obviously, the calls are from a robot calling system. Now that I have their name and address I intend to report them to the BBB. There are so many crooks out there, it makes my head spin--you just can't trust anyone on the Internet or phone. I'm an old woman and I remember when these things just didn't happen EVER. Now it's a routine business practice and I think the phone companies should be held partially responsible since I have and pay for an unlisted number. I am also registered on the do not call registry for all the good it does me. They want $25 to file a complaint.
Well lo and behold, I got the first letter that they are required to send within 5 days of initial contact. My contention would be that the original call where they left no message is initial contact, but whatever. It is for a $0.65 bill from 2011 for some physician who is not listed on the letter. All my doctor bills from this firm are paid, and I have the cancelled check to prove it. So I guess in 30 days I will send them a letter requesting validation. As i was looking through some legal advice sites for some information on another matter, I came across this little tidbit written by a consumer lawyer: "HELPFUL TIPS
If you are being harassed by a creditor, keep an accurate record of the contacts. Save phone messages, keep letters, and keep a detailed list of the times the calls were received and the content of the conversation.
Make no statements and agree to nothing without first speaking to an attorney to find out what your options are. Many times it is tempting to try to negotiate your way out of a debt and collections agencies will attempt to get you to do so, but it can come back to haunt you later on and may give creditors extra ammunition.
Each time a debt collector contacts you, he/she must give you what is know as a "Mini-Miranda Warning." This warning received that name because it is reminiscent of the warnings that police should give you if you are arrested, however, "Mini-Miranda Warnings" have nothing to do with criminal law. A "Mini-Miranda Warning? must contain the following words (or words imparting this meaning):
"Hello, I am _________(name of collector). I am (or this office is) a debt collector representing____________(creditor). Information obtained during the course of this call will be used for the purpose of collecting the debt."
If the creditor has not been advising you as above, you may have a right to sue. Any letter you receive from a debt collector must have the same type of information as well.
You do not have to:
discuss anything with a collector unless you want to;
answer a phone for a collector (this works with caller ID).
speak with the collector if you do answer;
answer any questions at all posed by the collector; (Collectors will often demand that you rearrange your finances or cut back on other expenses to pay them; there is no requirement that you justify your lifestyle to a collector.)
say "good-bye" before you hang up.
be truthful about your personal and financial affairs (You do not have to disclose private information about assets or income.).
You do not even need to acknowledge that you owe the money! This is very important if the debt is old. By acknowledging the debt, you may actually extend the time the creditor can sue on it.
You or an attorney acting on your behalf can send the creditor/collection agency a cease communication letter which invokes your rights under the FDCPA and prohibits them from contacting you or a family member in an attempt to collect the debt. In addition, once you are represented by an attorney and notify the creditor of this, they cannot legally contact you. They must speak with your attorney." Since Jennifer did not follow this I wonder if she was in violation of the FDCPA?
Received several calls from this number and since I was not home it comes up as a missed call. Caller ID says 800 Service. Answered today and some girl came on and asked me whether I was xxx. I said yes. She then wanted me to verify my address, social security number and birth date for her. I told her I would not reveal any more information unless she identified herself. She said she was "Jennifer" with Penn Credit and Collections out of Harrisburg Pa. She got snippy with me when i refused to give her any more information and said "well I identified myself" she pressed, I declined, and she said I would hear from her again. I told her not to call until she sent me a letter, and she said they sent several letters (which they have not). So now that I know where they are located I will send them a do not call letter. As a matter of fact I may just sue them also.
They called me today for someone that does not live here. I asked them to remove the number and the people were very rude on the phone. I told them that I was on the National DNC and the lady was like what does that have to do with it?!
I asked for her manager and said that the next call that I get I will report it to the FTC.
You can also report them to your local FBI by using the following link: http://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/
the number you are calling is not 570-457-4381.the correct number is 570-457-6651 or 947-3575, drop dead will you,
Martha Jean Smith
Find Someone else to harass. I've paid my bills that I've received legitimately.
This # has called often, but never leaves a message. Since I have caller ID and don't recognize the number I will not answer it.
He's not being flip. He is just stating a fact. The DNC list does not qpply to debt collectors UNLESS it can be proven they are intentionally harassing a non-debtor, which violates the privacy rights under the TCPA.
Resident--- you don't have to be so snotty about it. People are just posting their thoughts about it, or are you employed by that #???
Someone from this number has been calling at different times but they never leave a message. Since I have caller ID I do not answer any calls from #'s I don't recognize.
I don't answer it either. Also feel as though if it's THAT important, leave a message.....if ya don't leave a message, then to me it's not important enough to call you back!
I got a call from cvb that i owed money for virgin mobile phone and gave me the number1-800-900-2321 to dispute this. the number is supposed to be virgin mobile. CVB did not have my address and told me that they thought i lived somewhere else.when i tried calling the number above it was restricted. cvb called about a year ago about me owing money for the phone. i proceeded to get the police involved called the number back 416-482-7690 when they called they would not give the police any information. the police told me it was fraud. they have phoned a few times and have gave me three different addresses that where the person lived that bought the phone in my name. I am starting to think the two numbers i related some how they wanted to know how i would be paying i told them i did not owe the money and that i feel they should proove that i owe.
There's a good chance that Penn already knows perfectly well how to contact you directly but chooses to pretend a skip trace to far-flung persons is required. This is done to pressure you to pay through false shame, and it's illegal per FDCPA, as is blabbing details about your alleged debt to other people.
Complaints upstream are nice, but not as effective as a lawsuit. When a collection agency's "illegal practices" violate your rights, you name the offender as Defendant and make it pay for your hassle.
Paying your firefighters directly sounds noble, but like all creditors they likely have a contractual agreement with their hired collectors which ensures that the third party gets its cut even if you mistakenly think you're "paying directly".
Mistrust of any ''wrong number'' claim is standard procedure at all the rogue collection agencies. They assume you are a liar until you give an answer which gets one paid. An ill-considered provision of the FDCPA is abused to permit this.
To halt the misfired skip trace calls, YOU must take direct action, not complain and wait for a rescue. My advice for "not me" cases is found here:
} Apparently they do not abide by the list.
Apparently you and "Wrong Person" never read the terms of the DNC Registry when you added your numbers. The federal Do-Not-Call Registry exists to help enforce the Telemarketing Sales Rule. Please note the operative term ''marketing''. A debt collector is not a sales person and is therefore not covered.
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