called wanting me to settle on my debt. don't owe any money. another scam.
The same thing with Geico. cancelled and changed to another company and they billed me for insurance that i was not receiving.
Went to the website and gave them the information. Mine was an old medical lab bill as well. Paid it online and have my receipt as paid in full.
Call an attorney: http:www.shanablack.com
This is the physical address of this organization:
The CCS Company
Two Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
See additional information posted below under "Your Rights"
Of course, I didn't edit the state information, you'll need to replace the information about colorado with your state's information, this includes what I may have overlooked.
Apparently some people don't know what this site is about...I start by saying, join the crowd.
Here is some helpful information:
They have two (2) seconds to respond when you say Hello. If there is no answer within 2 seconds. The company may be reported to the FTC as an abandoned caller.This is illegal and it doesn't matter if they are a valid caller or not; this includes.
Robo Calls (have 12 months to comply effective (shortly after 2013-02-10)(see: http://800notes.com/news/new-rules-for-robocalls ) Established Business Relations (EBR), Non-profit callers, Debt Collectors. Of course, if it's a friend, you may want to give them some slack. ;-)
These calls may be reported to the FTC; Fraud calls should be reported to the FCC; but, most fraud still should be reported to FTC. If you don't know which, report to the FTC.
EBR calls: Send a registered letter "requesting" them to cease; if they don't stop after that, contact your state's attorney general. If they are an EBR and calling because you owe them money, see your rights below.
Fraudulent Non-profit (ex: Company offers vacation; but, are really trying to sell something) report to FTC.
You have many rights covered by the laws of this country and your state, (see: https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=TCPA) for additional information regarding your problem.
Hope this helps...
FCONSUMER RIGHTS INFO
Fight BACK!!! Here's how to stop them...
Collection agencies do not fall under the National Do Not Call Registry's restrictions. Collection Agencies are governed by the FDCPA (Fair Debt Collection Practice Act); therefore, to cease calls, you will need to do the following:
(1) Send a letter to the agency via USPS Certified Mail with Return Receipt to cease calling you. NOTE: A Cease and Desist is different than this request and may bring on additional and immediate unwanted actions. Once the agency receives this, they are required by FDCPA to stop calling you, EXCEPT for the following:
15 USC 1692c
§ 805. Communication in connection with debt collection
(c) CEASING COMMUNICATION. If a consumer notifies a debt collector in writing that the consumer refuses to pay a debt or that the consumer wishes the debt collector to cease further communication with the consumer, the debt collector shall not communicate further with the consumer with respect to such debt, except?
(1) to advise the consumer that the debt collector?s further efforts are being terminated;
(2) to notify the consumer that the debt collector or creditor may invoke specified remedies which are ordinarily invoked by such debt collector or creditor; or
(3) where applicable, to notify the consumer that the debt collector or creditor intends to invoke a specified remedy. If such notice from the consumer is made by mail, notification shall be complete upon receipt.
(2) File a complaint with the state's Attorney General's Office for which the company is located: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/offices/usa_listings2.html
(3) File a complaint with your state's Attorney General's Office: http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/offices/usa_listings2.html
(4) File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm
(5) File a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html
(6) File a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) office for which the company does business: http://welcome.bbb.org/
(7) File a complaint with Consumer Sentinel:
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
Consumer Sentinel is a consumer complaint database maintained by the Federal Trade Commission. The database was created to allow law enforcement to track consumer complaints involving Internet cons, telemarketing scams and other consumer fraud-related complaints. Consumers can file complaints on-line on the website mentioned above.
(8) If you suspect fraud, file a complaint here, too: http://www.fraud.org/
(9) Post complaints in forums such as these used to identify the callers, especially those who are ignoring the FDCPA, to assist others in researching issues similar to yours!
By all means, please share this information! They (Collection Agencies) rely on consumers not being knowledgeable and enforcing their rights, so don't fall prey! And I highly recommend taking Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home/) if there is one near you; very educational and enlightening!
TIP: If you are receiving calls from telemarketers or other scams, you may use some of the above links for filing complaints as well!
Other useful links/contacts/information:
FCC Consumer Fact Sheet/Unwanted Telephone Marketing Calls: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/tcpa.html
Filing a Complaint with the FCC: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html
FCC Contacts: http://www.fcc.gov/contacts.html
National Do Not Call Registry: https://www.donotcall.gov/complaint/complaintcheck.aspx
Office of the Attorney General:
Consumer Protection Unit
1525 Sherman Street, 7th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 1-800-222-4444 (in Colorado)
Phone: 1-800-332-2071 (out of state)
Fax: (303) 866-4916
Telephone sellers must register with the Attorney General at least 10 days prior to conducting business in the state of Colorado. See C.R.S. 6-1-303. A commercial telephone seller conducts business in the state if the telephone solicitations of prospective purchasers are made from locations in Colorado or solicitation is made of prospective purchasers located in this state. Telephone sellers should ask for the telemarketer registrar, who handles the registration.
Consumers who do not want to receive uninvited commercial telephone solicitations may register on the Colorado and/or the national no-call lists. See ?No-Call Laws? in this Resource Guide.
General information about telemarketing fraud
It is estimated telemarketing fraud costs consumers in excess of forty billion dollars each year. It can take many forms: phony prize promotions, credit repair scams, business opportunity and get rich quick schemes, and investment fraud. Also watch out for ?sound-alike? charitable solicitations. Older Coloradans are often the ones victimized by telemarketers trying to take advantage of failing health or desperate financial concerns. Also check out the FTC Telemarketing Sales Rule, which can be accessed on the FTC?s website at www.ftc.gov.
Protect yourself from telemarketing fraud
Consumers can protect themselves from telemarketing fraud by:
* Be suspicious of anyone calling your home or office promising prizes and awards if you agree to participate in their promotion. Most often, those prizes don?t exist.
* Never give your credit card or bank account number to a stranger calling you on the telephone.
* Never agree to purchase products sight unseen.
* Don?t be pressured into participating by claims that ?today is the last day of promotion,? or ?you must act now or you will lose out.? This is usually just a ploy to get you to buy.
Any commercial telephone seller must allow a purchaser to cancel within three days after the purchaser's receipt of the goods, services or property. You must deliver or send written notice and return any goods.
Received this call from Credit Collection Services. Phone number 888-888-4010. They said I owed someone, been trying to get in touch with me. said I can login in www.settlementnotice.com and enter my file number. I couldn't access the website. Please let me know if these guys are the same as the others.
I get a call from 888-888-5080 occasionally. I spoke with someone from the Attorney General's office in which they replied, "Just Hang Up" as soon as you realize it's a debt collector. Do not press 1 if you are the intended recipient of the call. Or just let your machine answer it. It is indeed a scam per the AG's office. I know for a fact that I don't owe money to anyone. Do not call back 888-888-5080 or reply to a File No. the recording will give you. Thank you.
This is the callback number left from a garbeled answering machine message. 888-888-5080
The number that actually called to leave the above number was 603-363-1022 and is from CCS OFFICES.COM
They called my home after bedtime. Ask for someone named Susk I think. Hard to understand because it is computer generated.
It said this is private and should not be played for anyone else to hear. They call a random number then tell you to not listen? How crazy was that? Suppose it is their way to cover their a** with the privacy protection thing.
Please do not called my house again about a debt settlement. .The money that you are trying to get me to pay is a scam. The money was put on my card in africa and taken off the card in africa. Contact a Barbara Johnson, she is onje of the involved parties. Pnone 1-718-395-7780. She will pretend that she don't know what is going on. They use Bank of America to scam people.
PLEASE MAKE THEM STOP CALLING MY WORK.....AND CELL.
I JUST RECEIVED A PHONE CALL AT WORK 888-888-4010. THEY DIDN'T SAY WHO IT WAS FOR, JUST THAT I NEED TO CALL THIS NUMBER AND REFENCE A CASE NUMBER.
CREDIT COLLECTOR - THEIR PHONE NUMBER 888-888-4010 KEEP CALLING US CLAIMING WE OWE FARMER INS. WE DO NOT OWE FARMER INS. ANY MONIES. THIS IS A SCAM, I DO NOT KNOW WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE; BUT FARMER INS CHARACTER ARE LOWER AND WORSE THAN THE COMPANY THAT ARE CALLING; BECAUSE THEY'RE ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN VERY BAD INS. CO. WE WENT TO ANOTHER INSURANCE CO. AS WELL. I GUEST THIS'S WHAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU CANCEL YOUR POLICY WITH FARMER INSURANCE.
Allover tthe place
This is a collection agency which does not stop calling for someone that i have no clue who it is
this number called my home after 9:00 p.m.
they stated that they were a collection agency
Credit Collection Services
needham mac 02494-0587
I would like for this company to stop phoning 919-778-0877!!! It is so annoying having this company call every day.
This company calls my home and it shows it is from "Unavailable" I'm sorry, but I don't answer calls from someone that is "unavailable" because I am unavailable to them so it's just as well.
They can call until their @ss falls off. I turned off my answering machine so they can't be leaving a message. Ha!
i keep getting called by this group - it is for some one i do not know I do talk to robots or call people back on unsolicited called. it could be a ploy to get you to call them (a scam or selling something) suspect it is a collection agency. they can use auto dialers and robats to call every number in the country fishing for a hit $$$$
recieve this attempted debt collection call on my cell phone at least once a day
Please stop calling my number If i owe something it will be handled in a appropiate manner but not over the phone....
i switched to a local DC phone number in march of this year (2010) and receive calls from debt collectors ALL THE TIME for cynthia dawkins! have you been able to resolve this problem?
Do not know what this call is about - didn't give a name or anything, just this phone number is a number to look up the "reduce settlement plan". Do not call me again!!!!!!!!!
i do not know who is ccs so please stop calling my house all time of days and nights.
These people or machiune messages call my phone at all times of the day, and have been doing so for about 4 months, very harrassing, i may have to get a private number is there anythin I can do about them legally?
I keep getting calls from this #: 888-888-5080 referencing the website: www.settlementnotice.com with a file number attached. The caller says that its an attempt to settle a debt, but I don't have any unsettled debt.
Is this a real "collection agency"? How do I find out if I really owe something?
If you call my home again I will take matters into my own hands with the Authorities.
my parents r recieving 3 to 4 or more calls a day from this number. they ask 4 me and i have no debt that i am aware of that is owed. i have been building a clientelle in ahir and skin 4 atleast 4 years and i cannt figure why these calls r coming 2 them. I DEFINITELY want them 2 STOP.
THEY never leave a name of company and it can sometimes b a recording. NCO financial sounds familiar but, i owe no one any debt. theses calls come all day and up 2 10 oclock at nites. they come 2 in a row and all wknd and even on sundays. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THEIR HOUSE AGAIN. it is illegal and very upsetting 4 retired citizens.
I recieved a call from 888-888-4010 with a file notice in regards to reducing a debit. Also left a file number
DO NOT CALL ME OR SEND ME ANY MORE MAIL. I TRIED TO WORK WITH THISCOMPANY FARMERS INSURANCE CO. I HAD REQUESTED TO KNOW WHAT MY PREMIUM WAS ON A MONTHLY BASES AND THEY COULD NEVER TELL ME. FARMERS INSURANCE WOULD WAIT TIL THE LAST MINUTE AND THEN THEY WOULD TRY AND CHARGE ME A LATE CHARGE. I GOT TIRED OF PLAYING THE GAME AND I PAID MY PREMIUM THAT THEY SAID I OWED AND WENT AND FOUND ME ANOTHER INSURANCE THAT WAS MORE TOGETHER AND PROFESSIONAL.SO THEY NEED TO LEAVE ME ALONE BECAUSE THE MONEY I ASKED AND THEY TOLD ME BECAUSE I PAID MY PREMIUM I OWED THEM NOTHING. THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO GET BACK AT ME BECAUSE I LEFT.