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2012-10-17 17:08:55
Unknown
I received a call from 855-233-8882 KR & Associates asking if I would be home tomorrow between 8 & 4 to receive court summons.  I asked court summons for who?  They gave me my brothers name.  I told them no one by that name lives here.  They asked if I was in touch with him.  I told them no.  They said well if you do talk to him ask him to call 855-233-8882 and give them case file #.  I called the number back and got a recording that said please wait for next available representative.  When someone picked up, she asked for the case file# and my name.  Because my name didn't match her records she would not give me any more information.  I asked her to delete my phone# from her records and not to call my house again.  I then googled the company name and found this website.  I called the number again and again was put on hold.  When someone picked up, I asked for her name and she would not give it to me.  I asked again and she said her name was Jessica.  I told her I don't know where she got my number but to take it off the list and not call here again.  She said she was just the "answering service" and she would connect me to the right department then she hung up.  THIS IS A SCAM!! DON"T GIVE THESE PEOPLE ANY INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE!
John
John
2012-10-11 16:07:12
Unknown
Amanda Hill must be the Anonymus name they use. I got a call form her too and just hung up.
Nell
Nell
2012-10-11 00:24:19
Unknown
I got a call from 885-233-8882   Same info as has been reported.Saying  are you going to be home tomorrow.You are being served with a warrent to appear.Talked on and she said it was actually for our son.She said she couldn't tell me why.I told her I will not accept a warrent for someone else.All the same things that has already been reported
Keith
Keith
2012-10-08 19:20:13
Unknown
I received a call asking if I was going to be home so to expect a summons to appear in court. I was then given a number to call back, (855-233-8882) which belonged to some company called KR & Associate's. I called this number but I was smart on what was going on.

Now to let you know, there is no agent or agency that is going to call you to make sure you are home receive a summons to appear in court. They are just going to keep knocking at your door and going to your job to hand you the summons them selves. When all that fails they will then send to your address and if that don't work, then a bench-warrant is issued. But they are not going to call you first......

Now I have another thing in place. I record all my phone calls. When someone like my self works from home, I can not afford not recording my calls, and any legit business will not have any problems with your recording the calls you have with them. Most times they would be grateful.

So I call that number back and they asked me for a case number. I never got one so I told them that and they asked me for my first and last name. Knowing that there are, in this town alone, 5 different people with the same first and last name as my self, I went ahead and gave them the info they asked for. The first call I received seem to verify that they had my name anyways since they asked me by name. After a short moment they raddled off a number to me and I asked how they got a case number since they don't have my middle name, or any identification numbers. . . . . (BINGO.. The awkward pause)
This was when I decided to inform them that the previous call was recorded and the number from which has been written down and the call I was on now with them is being recorded. . . . . (AGAIN.. The awkward pause)
Then the female on the other end of the phone said, "ok, you have a nice day" and hung up on me.
I tried to call again and the same female said, "I don't authorize you to record me" and then hung up.
As I am going through this, I find that the FTC, (Federal Trade Commission) had received complaint about the number, (855-233-8882)
I called the number again when the "SAME" female answered and I asked why the FTC has complaints on then, she said, "I don't know, have a nice day" and hung up
Mafia Queenpen
Mafia Queenpen
2012-10-05 16:24:28
Debt Collector
These lying b*****ds have been calling my home private incessantly.  Today I filed charges against them, and they removed my name off the list, and were instructed to not call my home again.. This is another racquet to hack and steal one's identity and intimidate the elderly, disabled, or poorly informed.  I am disabled, and attempting to cope with a terminal disease, and nor will I be bullied by someone into attempting to offer them confirmation that I will be home to have me sitting here in fear over a bill I didn't create.  Whoever these heartless people are, I hope they all burn in hell.  I am the wrong person to pull this BS with, because I will document this with the system.
John J Zaitz
John J Zaitz
2012-10-01 21:34:48
Debt Collector
being harrassed by this company about a credit card i never had,
Kristine
Kristine
2012-09-27 19:41:42
Unknown
This number 718-134-5678 (which is not a working # today) called my roommate 4x's. On the 5th call she answered. The person assumed she was talking to me asking for information about me.

When my roommate realized that it wasn't for her... even though the woman kept talking... and told the woman that she wasn't Kristine (woman also gave my middle initial and it was wrong. Pronounced my name incorrectly, also) all of a sudden she couldn't give out anymore information. Though she asked if either of us would be home (tomorrow) because someone would be by to serve papers for something? Roommate said we would not be home (I hope my apt is not broken into).

The person gave this number for me to call 855-233-8882. Go ahead and google it. She said she was from K.R. Associates.

IT IS A SCAM. DO NOT CALL THEM. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOU.

Scam. I would like to know who calls a roommate looking for someone. If you google my name it's pretty easy to find me and to call me directly.
Jenny
Jenny
2012-09-21 02:10:47
Debt Collector
My son who does not live with me got a call and they said they were looking for me about a debt and gave a number - now if they were looking for me -I am right here at home or they can mail me the papers.
the number they gave him was 1-888-399-9525 to have me call back- and apparently they haven't been looking too hard..  I explained to him they are scammers and looking for money- Watch out for them- Still nothing!!!
TJ
TJ
2012-09-19 19:31:30
Debt Collector
Come ON, people!!  Do you REALLY think if you were going to be served with papers they'd call you first??  NO!!  This scam has been around for years - pondscum debt collector trying to collect on VERY old debt that is no doubt (1) out of the statute of limitations for your state and/or (2) not on your credit report.  Just DO NOT ANSWER THESE CALLS!!  Hopefully you have Caller ID - USE IT and screen calls!  These tactics alone (bullying, threatening, etc.) are against the law.  IGNORE!!
David E
David E
2012-09-19 19:25:15
Debt Collector
This is the third call I got from K&R Associates wanting to serve legal documents.  They tell me I can avoid getting served if I pay them $1400 by 8 PM Today!  Hmmm.  Sounds logical to me.....NOT!  Bring them on I say.  Of course nothing happened except they called again a few weeks later.
Holly Jane Paul
Holly Jane Paul
2012-09-17 14:42:51
Debt Collector
This number has just been reported to the Attorney Generals Office, Department of Consumer Mediation here in Maine.
Holly Jane Paul
Holly Jane Paul
2012-09-17 14:11:58
Debt Collector
The phone calls to my family and local bus. looking to serve me with papers has to stop!! I have a home with a real address bring on the papers!!! I also have my own phone, call me not the world!
Holly Jane Paul
Holly Jane Paul
2012-09-17 14:10:10
Debt Collector
This company has called 3 different people in my family and a local bus. looking to server papers on me. This has been going on for about 3 months! I called and told them that if they have papers to serve on me that I know the person in my small county that does that and he has none. I know this as I have called him. I also went to the District Att. office to see if there are papers there, and off course there isn't! This is out rageous that they are allowed to do this! I tried calling the 1-888-399-9525 back today and get a recording that it is an invalid number. I did get through the other day though and spoke to a Sarah, she didn't like it when I wanted to speak and hung up on me. If they have papers for me I am sitting here waiting, bring them on!
Amy
Amy
2012-09-15 00:17:19
Unknown
Received a call wanting to deliver legal paperwork to my house between 8am and 4pm for my ex-sister-in-law. KR Associates. I live in PA. When I said she lives in SC he responded with he has her address on file and he was calling from SC.
E. Castro
E. Castro
2012-09-13 21:16:04
Unknown
Received a call today (9/13/12) asking for my father-in-law. I figured it wasn't a legit call, as he has NEVER used my phone and I have had this number since 2003. My son shares the same name as my father-in-law, so I asked, "Who? My son? He's 5."  The caller sounded taken aback, and asked if I knew anyone else with that name. Said he had some legal paperwork that needed served. He gave me a phone number (888) 399-9525 and a case #. I asked him if it was from a specific county (I used to work for an attorney). He said he was unsure and it was in a sealed enveloped but that it was probably a summons.

I said I would pass on his information to my father-in-law. Apparently his fiance also received a similar call before. Curious how they got OUR numbers, and are unable to get my father-in-law's number? Or why they won't just serve him at his house? He is retired and does not drive, so he is always home. And he has lived in that home since the 80's. So he's not hard to find!

Unfortunately, I did not catch the name of the male caller or the company, as I have bad reception in my office building.
confused
confused
2012-09-06 18:42:51
Unknown
NO.. IT WAS DEFINITELY A SCAM.
Dee
Dee
2012-08-30 22:12:35
Debt Collector
I just received the same phone call.  They are a scam and am reporting them to the AG here in Minnesota and the FTC.
met
met
2012-08-30 17:39:59
Debt Collector
Similar story. All phones rang, lady telling me papers to be served between 8 and 4 tomorrow and I could call Thomas White with a case number. Called and got the same story about owing 3800 to First Bank of Delaware for a Mastercard from 2000. Never heard of FBoD until just then. Explained that to Tom and then asked if was licensed to collect in my state or practice law (didn't really answer the first one). Claimed he had sent a letter to my address 3 times and the chances of all 3 getting lost in the mail were non-existent. I asked if he had used delivery notification for any of them (he had not). I then asked if he really had sent them (no answer). I'm pretty sure he was just confirming address to send the first letter out. He did admit he was not an attorney but their staff attorneys were licensed or would work with attorneys in each state.

Anyway, I told him to go ahead and sue me if felt they had a case, but it would be cheaper just to send me the documentation since I would fight it in court (as I was never a customer of the First Bank of Delaware). Filed a complaint with the AG when any sort of court papers failed to appear as claiming to file a lawsuit when non exists is illegal.
mstar777
mstar777
2012-08-29 20:41:10
Debt Collector
I also got a phone numebr 888-399-9525 from a Tom White. He stated that I owed 3000.00 on an Mastercard from First Bank Of Delaware. So i called them and they gave me the number to their Acct.Holdings for the Crdit card line at 888-576-3113, so i gave him the card number and he told me this number never was issued.
So after countless phone calls back to K&R Assoc.(Tom White) the case was trashed. So this being said do some research before accepting anything this so-called company says.First Bank of Delaware didnt start issuing Mastercards till the year 2006 and this card was issued 2000, how can this be.........scam of some sorts. Good Luck
jenn
jenn
2012-08-29 13:02:41
Unknown
Did anyone ever get any papers served to them?
Leigh
Leigh
2012-08-28 23:01:13
Debt Collector
I received a call from 'Amanda Hill' with a file number and that I was to call 888-399-9525, KR & Associates about legal documents in a civil law suit, that I was to be served with papers.  I called, they demanded the last four of my social, I said I would tell them the last two but that was it.  They said the only way to find out what was going on was to give them the last four.  I did and was connected to Adam Kennedy who was extremely rude, told me that they had sent me a letter about my a debt that I owed First Bank of Delaware, over $3800.  When I kept telling him that I had never received a letter and that I did not know what he was talking about, he got more rude and was asking me if I was refusing to pay a debt.  I told him that if there was a real debt, I would take care of it, but I had no clue what he was talking about, I never received a letter.  He just kept repeating himself that I owed a debt and was I refusing to pay, that denying it was me would not work.  I ended up telling him not to talk to me like I was stupid and that I knew his company was a scam.  He hung up on me and right now I am sitting on hold for him on two different phones.  He will not take my call.  If he ever comes back on the line I am giving him the name and address of my lawyer.
Gina
Gina
2012-08-28 04:59:52
Debt Collector
My mom called me this morning upset, she had received a call from a company saying they wanted to serve legal papers there to me. I have not lived there in 10 years, and have been married under another last name for 5. They used my maiden name and said I owe a 3000 some odd dollar credit card bill to the first bank of Delaware. I live in Ohio, and have never been in New England. I had already searched this number and was expecting a harassing rep. The guy was very rude, would not let me talk, and yelled eventually hanging up when I told him I knew this was a scam.
This is not only illegal, but rude. Why call one's parents and upset them thinking that their child is in trouble.
DAUGHTER -IN-LAW
DAUGHTER -IN-LAW
2012-08-28 00:31:54
Debt Collector
I was out shopping with a friend and my cell phone rang and the call was for my mother-in-law. And i ask them how did you get my number and Sandy said i was a contact number on her file. They wanted to bring papers to her. So i told them i was the daughter in-law. She gave me case number and a phone number to call. So i looked up the number for K.R.A.
yosa
yosa
2012-08-28 00:13:17
Debt Collector
i got a call today looking for my daughter and i said she does not live with me and she told me this is from K&R associates  I  have some legal document to deliver to your daughter to call amanda hill at this number 1-888-399-9525 and i am very scared i dont know what to do please give me advice I just hang and trying to call back and a lady answer my call an I said i wanted to talk to amanda hill and she told me she does not work there.
KRhater
KRhater
2012-08-26 20:23:20
Debt Collector
I was contacted by K&R associates from the number 888-399-9525. They had contacted my parents home which I have not lived with since 1997. And they said the same thing about looking for me to serve legal documents too. My sister called me right away. I was scared so I called back immediately and I get told about this debt from a cc back in 2003. I was confused because I filed bankruptcy in 2004, and couldn't figure out if I had this so called card why was it not included. Well this guy keeps talking to me and I am in a rush to get to my sons football event and I say well ok..I go ahead and agree to make almost $1000 payment. Well after thinking the next day I realized there were a ton of holes in the story. So I started researching and find out all this information. I call my bank and tell them I do not want those charges authorized. On Monday morning I am going to call the OH Attorney General, FCC consumer line, and will attempt to call K&R back. Even though the number they gave me has not been working since Friday. Oh and today my mother in law told me, my husbands aunt was called with the same call looking for me to serve legal documents. Given the same number to call and the same so called legal case file number! Even more disturbing is my file was under my 1st married name. They called my parents with my maiden name and my husbands aunt with my re-married name? Odd? Good Luck. If anybody finds out anything please post on here!!
Toni
Toni
2012-08-24 04:45:11
Unknown
me too...
Toni
Toni
2012-08-24 04:38:23
Unknown
I have the same thing today.... they tried to serve papers to a family members house. I called the company the Johnathan davis and said I owe 4000.00 and gave me an account number so I went looking for my credit report from 2002-2012 and did not find the account number that he was talking about... I call the police I am also going to report this the attorney general
Mother
Mother
2012-08-23 21:20:16
Debt Collector
I had  a company try this to me as well they were called PN Financial - they harrassed me until I took legal action against them and filed complaints with the attorney general and a lawyer.  After they took a payment from my bank acct they decided to take more pmts which was legal on their part even though I didn't owe any money, they owe me $1800.00. I contacted my bank and the only way to stop them was to close my acct and open a new one, since they took one pmt they are able to take as many as they want as long as you gave permission for the first authorization !!! I closed my bank acct and after many threats from them and my lawyer to them, they sent out an appology letter saying I owed no debt and it was a misunderstanding.  To this day they haven't contacted me but now I am getting calls from this number 504-264-9414 and they are even calling my parents house in which I haven't lived with in 12 yrs.  My father took a message which was the same, I have legal papers that are being delivered tomorrow and they needed to know if I would be home.  He told them that I don't live there and they hung up on him before he could say anything else.  I tried calling the number back and it says the number is unavailable thank you and it disconnects.  This is probably another scam so don't give any info out and don't comply unless you recieve actual court papers with a court hearing- this is another scam. Don't let this happen to you !!
Mary
Mary
2012-08-23 19:40:14
Debt Collector
We just got simultaneous calls from 504-264-9414 on my home and cell phone, so I answered the home phone. A woman on the phone stated that my husband needs to be home tomorrow for a civil suit document to be delivered. I was given a case file and was told to have my husband call 888-351-1181 to prevent the civil doc from being delivered and to take care of the issue. I called the 888 # back using *67 and the man who answered said it is KR and Associates and asked for the case #. I am assuming this is some sort of debt collection company and not a law firm as they lead you to believe. I do not have any outstanding debts and do not appreciate the harassing calls. I checked the 504 # and it originated from New Orleans. Has anyone reported this to the FTC?

Where do I report a debt collector for an alleged violation?
Report any problems you have with a debt collector to your state Attorney General?s office (www.naag.org) and the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov). Many states have their own debt collection laws that are different from the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Your Attorney General?s office can help you determine your rights under your state?s law.

FROM:
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre18.shtm

False statements. Debt collectors may not lie when they are trying to collect a debt. For example, they may not:

falsely claim that they are attorneys or government representatives;
falsely claim that you have committed a crime;
falsely represent that they operate or work for a credit reporting company;
misrepresent the amount you owe;
indicate that papers they send you are legal forms if they aren?t; or
indicate that papers they send to you aren?t legal forms if they are.
bk
bk
2012-08-23 17:18:14
Unknown
the phone number was  1888-351-1181
1-888-511-1130 1-161-852-3214 1-801-805-2812
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