STOP CALLING! The dude that called had a little smart a** mouth on him. When I answered this am , and asked whos calling , Then they said the name I said " NO ONE HERE BY THAT NAME" He just said you could have said that at the beginning of call to save him time. REALLY ! Please have these people STOP calling my #.
except you PAID them...that was your mistake....never ever pay a cent period even if you did owe the debt to someone.......when the statute of limitations is passed....you are in the clear....yes they have a right to TRY and collect after the statute....however paying even a ' penny' starts the statute of limitations ALL OVER AGAIN....they can they put it back ON YOUR CREDIT report.....re victimizing you....once the statute is exceeded.....these debt collectors cant put it on your credit report again.....and since it can never be put back on....no one knows anything about it when anyone checks your credit report....never ever give them straight answers no info whatsoever....remember they are just voices over a phone....
This number has called me many times when I've been unavailable. I have tried to return the call but there is no connection. I very much want to know what is going on.
I am NOT MELANIE
These stupid people are relentless. Woke me up and said, "How are you this evening, Melanie?" I've already told them I'm not that person. Idiots stupid stupid harrassing get-a-life idiots. Obviously not very educated to take a job like that.
Portfolio Recovery strikes again.
The phag asked if I wanted a reach around, I think he had the wrong number.
These dipwads keep calling me too, regarding a debt that is WAY past S.O.L.
The most recent call was on Saturday evening, dinner time, a woman called and I answered (what was I thinking?). She opened the conversation saying she had our file on her desk and had to make a decision that day, so it was imperative that we speak to her about it. I asked her what decision? Whether to throw it in the garbage or back into the dead file cabinet? Because it's not going to get any attention in our state's court system, since the S.O.L. has ran. I also informed her I'm aware it's illegal for her to insinuate that she might be doing anything along those lines if she doesn't fully intend to do it, so when can I expect the papers so I can promptly file my petition to dismiss the suit for being untimely filed? She hung up on me at that point and I haven't heard anything since, but I know these losers. I haven't heard the last of them yet. They'll be back, and if I actually bother to answer the phone, I'll make them look like dumb a**es again. Hahahahaha...............
They keep calling me on a debt from 1994? Why dosent the goverment do something about people like this? They have been busted and fined so many times it seems like the owners should be in prision by now.... or are they????
Three consecutive days I received a call from this # with no message.
We should report to "Do not call list" that phone # is 888-382-1222 to report about this.
Portfolio Recovery strikes again, this is one of their numbers.
Now that my credit is fixed and I do everything right now. They call constantly2-3 times a day. they now call for a credit card that I defaulted on in 1989. is that a joke or what? Definatly fraudulant practices. What ever you do, never say you owe the debt. They get you saying "yes I owe it" your done.
I personally use a program on my droid phone called Mr Number. It rejects all numbers not in your contacts. Or you can set it up to block all numbers starting with the first three numbers of the number. In this case all numbers in the 859 area code. add as many area codes you wish. You can make an exception by typing in a number you want to recieve from that area code. awsome program. They get hung up on every time, then are left with a busy signal.
this # keeps calling and I am not the person they are looking for, please have them to stop calling my # 718 771 4910
I suspect Portfolio Recovery is hiring people from all over the US and having them use their own phones to make the calls. That is the only thing I can think of as to why they can have so many numbers from all over the place.
QUIT CALLING.............IDIOT (859) 918-0780
?? who's number is this?
wow...didnt know that i have debts that are about 13 years old form my first marriage that my ex an di accumulated together and these people harrasse me constantly i thought your credit was swiped cleaned after 7 years ....but i get all kinds of calls thanks for the info.
Phone number (859) 918-0780 according to their voice mail is another number for Portfolio Recovery
They called me this afternoon. No message left.
Robert J DeMartyn
they keep calling me but there is nobody on the other end.
Portfolio recovery has even started calling me about debts that were charged off in a bankruptcy 10 years ago. You have to contact the credit bureaus and protest.
Portfolio Recovery Service...Says they're collecting on closed account from 1997. Past statute of limitations and never even belonged to me. They have no information they can send you. They purchase old debts and try to collect on them. Here are other numbers they also call from:
518-207-3600; 702-410-7069; 205-423-4020; 412-282-1420; 443-313-1380;208-588-8181; 404-592-5171; 407-347-4014; 484-489-2840; 620-662-8870; 731-984-7690; 859-918-0780; 757-961-3544; 865-292-0385; 678-265-1568; 440-580-0720; 620-662-8870; 757-864-0020; 731-215-8010; 205-599-8181; 800-387-1357; 800-383-8013.
I have blocked these numbers and continue to block every number they call on.
Google Voice can do this. It will even play a message stating that your number is no longer in service!
I don't receive a dime, for the following endorsement. About 6 years ago, I bought the 'PrivacyCall' phone call blocker. It's an absolutely awesome device, that blocks all calls with a message and lets thru all calls you want to let thru. You give all of your family and friends individual code numbers, and only their calls will pass thru. You can pass them thru to an answering machine a fax or your cell phone, etc. There's loads of different combinations of blocks you can perform, if you want to get creative and read the thick owners manual thoroughly. I choose a simple block, with pass numbers for different people with different custom ring tones. So, I even know who's call is passing thru. I also don't even use caller ID! It blocks all calls that don't have a pass code! Again, this is an unsolicited testimonial for an awesome device! The company is 'digitone' Systems in business since 1990. it's also called the PrivacyCall Legacy Models.I don't receive a dime, for the following endorsement. About 6 years ago, I bought the 'PrivacyCall' phone call blocker. It's an absolutely awesome device, that blocks all calls with a message and lets thru all calls you want to let thru. You give all of your family and friends individual code numbers, and only their calls will pass thru. You can pass them thru to an answering machine a fax or your cell phone, etc. There's loads of different combinations of blocks you can perform, if you want to get creative and read the thick owners manual thoroughly. I choose a simple block, with pass numbers for different people with different custom ring tones. So, I even know who's call is passing thru. I also don't even use caller ID! It blocks all calls that don't have a pass code! Again, this is an unsolicited testimonial for an awesome device! The company is 'digitone' Systems in business since 1990. it's also called the PrivacyCall Legacy Models.
PS. You can also forward your cell to your house!
Get a Google Voice number. Since I integrated GV with my Sprint phone, I can easily block these idiots who get "this number is no longer in service". About once a week, I clean out my phone SPAM box and look thru to see who has called. The calls never come to my phone, and they can spend all the time they want trying to call me with their demon dialers.
I would like these "s---tbirds" to come to my house so my security guard and beat the "s---t" out of them!
You think you're better
F****tick, you are not special. You think because you owe less that you don't pay you're better than others? Get a clue. Only a pea brain would think they have the high ground because they didn't pay fewer debts.
Hates f****ng collection f****
Eat s*** f****tick. Since you are clearly a s*** eating collector at least identify yourself as such. By not identifying yourself you just validate all the complaints made about you bottom feeders. You are trash, I am not afraid to identify myself as someone who will never pay these f****rs for the zombie debt they paid pennies on the dollar for.
Where in the world did you ever hear that they can't call on weekends?
I think you need to brush up on some of your facts before you try to give people information that isn't true - at all!
They can't call at unreasonable hours which is prior to 8am and after 9pm daily. They also base their calling on the last known location of where you live. So, if you have moved from say California to Illinois, you're going to get calls upwards until 11pm UNLESS you tell them you have moved.
The FDCPA is NOT designed as a shield for people to hide behind. The FDCPA does NOT give you immunity and the ability to NOT be collected from. The FDCPA DOES NOT make collections illegal nor does it severely tied their hands. Quite honestly it does say they must do it a certain way.. in most part, most of the a***oles that do this job do it with in the guidelines - and yes, some push it. For most people what the FDCPA means to them is no calling late at night, they're not to swear at you, they have to tell you the proper about of the debt and validate it in a certain initial period. . It also states that they are VERY limited in what information can be said over the phone UNLESS they can validate who they are talking to - which MANY people won't. That's called hiding.. if you want to play that game, this stuff is going to continue to happen. It also says that you DON'T have to talk to them, BUT, it DOES say you must tell them, and then they're allowed to contact you once more to let you know they won't be contacting you anymore.. but that usually means, for the more serious debt collectors who have the ability over you, that they're going to talk to you through the court systems. (This is not a place you want to be with a debt collector)
And it DOES say they can talk to you only once a day. SO you idiots that think that by calling and not leaving a voice mail when they do is illegal you're wrong.. In fact, they CAN call a few times and leave a few messages if they wanted. The FDCPA allows for them to TALK TO YOU once per day. They can, however, call over and over all day long. It would be assumed that you're not home and if you're not home then the phone rings and no one hears it right? ... so, sorry, no harm done. If it IS annoying you, YOU have chosen not to answer it and that is YOUR problem. Simply answer it, confirm yourself, and then tell them you've had your one phone call and hang up. They call back, then it's a violation of the FDCPA.
Take the right steps.. learn the FDCPA.. if you really want to hide behind it then there are plenty of things you can get debt collectors on.. but coming to a message board and bitching about it and stating incorrect information as "facts" is not going to help.
In other words, stop being idiots. Debt collectors have just as many rights as do debtors. Unfortunately, when I read these posts I see that only the debt collectors are pushing their rights. It's time to change my phone number because who ever had this one before me clearly owes a lot of people a lot of money.
All I did was switch phone services and phone numbers
from AT&T to Comcast and I am being harassed by this
Portfolio Recovery company. I owe them nothing!!
Alf, I find this tangled explanation you've quoted misleading. Nothing in the FDCPA prevents one from revoking all call permission, and that is in fact done quite often while requesting validation. It's not left to collectors to decide what's "inconvenient". People who don't tolerate verbal bully tactics get to move the whole mess to a paper trail, which is advisable anyway. Taking away phone contact does not close all contact channels, and is therefore not unreasonable. A partial cease-comm also keeps the agency from feeling cornered into filing suit.
The simpler way to put it is that collection calls are permitted each day within a thirteen hour window, beginning at 08:00 in the consumer's time zone .... ABSENT instructions to the contrary. You can restrict all calls to a payphone in a drugstore parking lot between 10:15 and 10:40 on even-numbered Tuesdays. It doesn't sound convenient on its face, but that's your story and they have to stick to it.
I am racking up violations now from a certain Buffalo Bully which thinks that sending me flimsy validation means they can call any old time. They were long ago noticed by Certified mail to keep their pelting within a few hours daily, which they have repeatedly ignored. While I have meticulous CID records, all I need is to capture one live call wherein I politely tell them off before I feel ready to send a summons.
if, after sending a certified letter asking them to cease and desist, they keep calling you, you may sue them in small claims court in any amount up to $7.500, at least in california. if they don't show up, you win by default.
I would LOVE to know what phone service to which you subscribe....or what answering machine you found...or whatever it is that you have...that will allow that many numbers to be be blocked by the leaches and scavengers who perform this type of crap for years on end. YEARS after the SOL has expired. It never ends. If you can share such info, please do so. Many thanks for your effort!!