There was a women named Shelly saying she needed to reach my son that he owed a debt but would not tell me anything. She said for him to call her. She has been calling neighbors and family members. I have tried to get them to stop calling, but they keep calling.
Got a letter from DCS stating that I owe two different amounts and they are collecting for the IRS and the collector is Adam Parker and the # 541-955-7800 or main line 209-858-0600 or Hal Cox 209-858-0600 what kind of foolish mess is this using the IRS to scam people out of money. Do anyone really know this company and how they are getting your personal info. And trying to use it to collect
I started getting calls from this company last year, saying they had tax information for me, or one time it was loan information. They tried to verify my information, and it was all outdated, but not trusting them I didn't give anything. I got several calls from them, and even though it was annoying, it didn't bother me. But my mother just told me that they called HER for MY information yesterday. That's a new level of offense, calling other people to collect information about me, and it makes me wonder where they got those other numbers. Pretty creepy, and an obvious violation of privacy. Every time I talk with them on the phone, they are very upset and angry-sounding, and very insistent that I give them information, including my name, address, phone number, and other contact information.
I too received a message on my cell phone from a person by the name of Kamara from "Performance." The number she called from was a local, Central Florida, number 407-302-7727, but she left the 800-866-5317 number to call back. Strange thing though, the same day I received this message someone called my unlisted home number looking for my sister. The person was very persistent in trying to get her number and we played dumb and didn't provide it. They even provided my father's name as a possible source to get my sister's number. Very strange day!!
Had a message from Lisa Belledin 800-866-5317x3592. Said she was on a recorded line and to call her back. No other info - not calling her!
This person by the name of Kamara Smith with a company named "Performance" called stating that she needed to speak to manager. She wouldn't elaborate on details but only stated it was in regards to a business. She called from a Virginia number of 757-355-5677. Seems strange.
disgusted w/the likes of these people
just received a call at my work for a co-worker that is out of work temporarily, said it was of personal business and this was the number he had. Caller ID was a local #, but asked I give the 800 866-5317 x 3653 and that it was time sensitive. He sounded full of crap, so I googled and sure enough
Whether they are collecting for J.C. Pennys or the Tax Department, the Federal FDCPA (Fair Debts Collections Practices Act) a federal law gverns their behavior. YOU can Google an attorney in your state that handles FDCPA violations. The best way to get tem is to let them leave a message on your voice-mail and when you do call them back, have them on speaker phone with a recorder running. They are not professional acting people so during the converation, they will violate every rule under this federal act. Once you hang up, contact the attorney and make arrangements for him/her to get a copy of the recordings. The attorney will file a federal law-suit against the Collection Agency and you WILL win if you have proof of what they said. WE DID!!!
I received a call from 1-800-866-5317 from a Janika Jones said she was calling from PRI when I asked what company this was she said it was personal n needed to verify my social security number and address I said no and wanted to know who she was calling on behalf she wouldn't tell me n when she called she asked for my husband ive been divorced for 7 years. When I initially called her it said I was calling performant whatever that is. So anyone know what PRI is? A scam?
If he didn't also say he was attempting to collect a debt, then he is in violation of federal law.
And herein lies the problem with government agencies and medical facilities using third party collection companies to handle account receivables and past due collections. Nothing wrong with them outsourcing as such as it costs a ton of money to have employees on the payroll that do nothing but collections. It is no different than outsourcing payroll.
But the scammers out there take advantage of this. They pervert a legitimate use of a collection agency because they know the average joe out there isn't going to know the difference. Legit - you get something in the mail and they are professional. Not legit - they use scare tactics and other BS. Since this type of thing works enough, it keeps them in business.
Even IF it is a legit company hired by the state or medical facility to collect but they are using illegal tactics, contact the owner of the debt and report it. The company may be fine but the individual making the calls may be doing it on their own or at the direction of a manager. It happens.
Know your rights folks. And if it smells like rotten fish, it is.
get a clue colonel mustard
Try contacting your state's department of rev. Cuz lot's of state's contract out to collection agencies now for outstanding tax debt. Don't believe me? call and check.
leaving messages with neighbors is against the law. However; contacting neighbors is not. And leaving a name and number with the neighbor with a message that if they think of anything that they should call the collector back is also not illegal. If the neighbor chooses to take a msg over to the person who owes a debt then that's on the neighbor at that point. Brush up on your FDCPA compliance regs bro.
I get a call with a computer generated message saying there is important information regarding my account and to call 866-578-7022. I don't call that number. Instead, I call the number on the back of my debit card to find out if that is a legitimate number from Chase. They say it is and transfer me to that number. They in turn give me a phone number for the State of LA who has put a hold on my account for taxes due from 2008 (I didn't live in LA in 2008). I call that number 225-219-7448. Which if you look it up is a legitimate number for the State of LA revenue department. What I get is a voice mail message telling me to contact Sheryl Simmons at 219-225-2040. I call that number and get a voice mail message to contact 800-866-5317 where I do get a hold of a person from PRI asking me for my account or social security number. I ask them what type of company they are and what they have to do with the State of LA, but they won't tell me unless I give them the information. I obviously did not.
this call was from Lauren @ 800-866-5317 Performance. This company sure changes it name a lot..
This company is actually posted on the State of Colorado web page as an independent authorized tax collector. Can you believe it? They called my house looking for my daughter. I took number and passed on to my daughter. Yes, she did owe taxes in the past but the state had collected those via her tax return seven years earlier. That same year her and her husband were divorced. Her snake of a husband hides his income and hasn't paid taxes since they divorced.. full seven years. They are trying to collect taxes HE owes and mind you ..he won't pay his child support either. They seems pretty determined to collect the taxes he owes from my daughter. If this was a reputable company they would hunt him down and stop trying to take the food out of my grandchildren mouth. Just because they landed a contract from the government doesn't mean they are honest. If you owe money do not pay this company and find out for yourself if money is really owed. Their information is outdated and unreliable. My daughter took this issue to court and the judge ruled in her favor. She cannot be held responsible for his issues. The judge ordered my ex son- in- law to pay the taxes and child support. This company doesn't care what the court says. I will be contacting the attorney general office as will as the BBB and oh yeah..my son-in-law doesn't care what the court says either.
Someone named Doris Ashford called and left a message for me to call her back at 800-866-5317.
She wanted my SS # and wouldn't tell me anything about the company she represented called PRI. In fact, she said said she was not at liberty to tell me that information and I asked her three times. I even told her I didn't need to know any details about why she was calling I just wanted to know what kind of business PRI was and gave her an example; are you a bank, mortgage company etc. She just came back with the same line "I am not at liberty to say anything". What a scam if they can't even tell you what kind of company they represent but they want your social security number and the name of the company I represent. Ha Ha!
got a call about delinquint taxes from 2005 at a business we sold in 2004. her name is Serita Feliciano. My caller id says 209-858-3500 Diversified Collections.
A man called my home tonight, left a Voice Mail, saying "Hi, this is Dynamic Recovery Solutions, and I want to discuss a matter with you, please call 866-613-5317, it is a free call, and will not cost you anything. Looking forward to hearing from you". He did not ask for a specific person, just assume whom ever he called and left a Voice Mail with, was the person he was looking for. The Caller ID said unavailable, but when I check my U-verse Account, online, it gave this number 405-708-7433.
Dynamic Recovery Solutions is a Collection Agency. I do believe, he dialed the wrong number, so I block his call. .
These people are bill collectors, for back taxes. If you owe they will call from various landline numbers. This am they called, making it look like they were based out of newark, ohio. I actually phoned the dept. of Louisiana state taxes, they said we did owe for 2006, and based on acrued interest the bill is over $3,000. I am filing diligently disputes against this. I asked Louisiana why I had not been contacted before, they stated that they had our old mailing address from Louisiana back in 2006. This type of bill collecting, shouldn't be allowed even if it's for the state. The collection agency contacted hubby at his job, stating garnishment of wages, I contacted him asking for repayment schedule, he told me I had to do the research first, to find out what bill it was for. So sick of dumbass bill collectors. I will be disputing this one. Hopefully, can get a PROPER arrangment for the ORIGINAL bil. Not $1,600 worth of state interest fees.
RB in AZ
I got the call this am. Person said their name was Emran Khan, I said "oh, like Kubla". He said he did not know Mr Kubla. I thought that was funny. Anyway, he wanted to know the phone number of a neighbor and gave me his name. I said I did not know him (I do) but that if he gave me his company name and number I would pass it to the neighbor. He gave me the 1-800-866-5317 number with ex 3979 and said the company was PRI out of California. I googled PRI Ca and came up with a lot of entries. I will talk to my neighbor later and fill him in on what I have read on this number on earlier entries. Mr. Khan said he got my number from my address as a neighbor of the address next door. I'm sure this is either a scam or a collection agency. Too bad, no help from here bub>
I got a call this morning (3/8/13) asking for my husband or my son (she gave their first names but I don't want to put them here just in case it could cause a problem). I told her my son lived out of state and my husband wasn't home. She asked me to give her my son's address and phone number. I told her I didn't have them. Of course she didn't believe me but I insisted I didn't know them but unfortunately I did mention the state he lives in. When she was getting nowhere with my son's info she pushed for me to have my husband call her back. I told her he didn't know either and she said "Oh yes he does -- we have been assured that if we talk to him he will tell us everything we need". She said to have him call her (gave her name as Soana Maga) and an 800 # (1-800-866-5317, Ex. 3640). I asked who she was calling for and she said PRA. I immediately asked who PRA was and she told me point blank that I don't have the right to know. I then told her point blank that I would not be giving my husband or son her name and phone number. When checking the info on my phone the ID comes up and the phone call was local (518 area code) and it said Schenectady, NY. I tried to find who the number was listed to but only could find sites where you had to pay for this info and that makes me as mad as this phone call. Why should I have to pay to find out who is harrassing me? I did ascertain that it was a land phone and it gave areas in and around Albany but some of the outying areas could have been considered Schenectady. Has anyone else here received a call from the number and extension I gave or the person I mentioned? She refused to say what it was about but I'm sure it is a scam because I did find this site in my searching.
NEEDED TO TALK TO DAUGHTER - WOULD NOT SAY WHY - PROHIBITED BY FERERAL LAW.
WANTED ME TO PASS ON NAME & NUMBER (ANISHIA CORONLLY - 800-5317-3717)
CALLED # COMPANY IS PERFORMANCE RECOVERY - GOOGLE IT - IT IS A RIP OFF
I received a call this evening from TRINA BLACK, stating she was from PRI and asked to speak with my husband. When I told her that he was unavailable, she insisted that she must speak with him. I asked what it was regarding and she said I wasn't on the account so she couldn't tell me. She asked again if she could speak with him and I told her he was unavailable. She insisted it was imperative that she speak with him. When I asked her for information to confirm she was looking for the right person, she became very rude and hung up. I filed a complaint with the FTC.
I also received a message from this company, PRI 800 866-5317x3552, Doris Ashford. She apparently called my neighbor and thankfully my neighbor refused to give her my phone number. When I called Ms. Ashford, she refused to tell me what company she was with and why she had called. She said she had to verify my ss# before she could give me any info about who she was. I refused, but then she asked did I have a husband or ex and then said that yes their info was in her system and she needed to speak to him. So heads up, this is a very sneaky scam,sounded very official.
I also received a call from 1-800-866-5317 (Michelle Ghiglieri) (PRI) stating that I owe New Mexico $1,843.89 for past income taxes for 2007. Waiting for additonal information by mail. I do plan to call New Mexico tax office. I just don't know???
Annie von Trapp
This is a scam!
I get called 2 or 3 days a week, as many as 3 times a day from this number telling me I owe state sales tax to to the State of Colorado. We have called the State of Colorado's sales tax division and they say we owe no sales tax and to report them to our local police fraud dept.
Tiffany Tarr @ ext. 3621 called a friend of mine asking for my husband(deceased now 3 yrs) kept stating it was a personal matter. Took her name and numbers and gave them to me. I called today 2/6 and she answered the phone by just saying what company she was from and when I asked for her by name she reluctantly told me it was her. I then explained, more than once,who I was and why was she needing to speak to my husband. she insisted it was a private matter and could not discuss it with me. I said who else are you going to speak to, he has died, she stillinsisted she could not tell me anything. Asked me to send a copy of Death certificate, replied that until I knew who they were, what they wanted, or company name, I would not send anything. Asked for supervisor, transferred me to Natalie Derez or Perez @ ext 3625, however I got a voicemail. I left a not so nice message and asked her to call me.
Called for one of my neighbors (who I actually have never heard of) but addressed me by my last name which I did not give her. Gave me the neighbor's street address. I am not in the phone book and on the do not call list. Called from 209-858-3500 (ID said Performant Recovery) but gave this number to call back. How on earth do these people get away with these scams, stealing our info, and making repeated calls? I hear all of these crazy tips for stopping thses calls but nothing really works! Is it me or do they all sit around and plot which day to call you too? This morning a bill collector called even though I have given them better numbers for a renter that left here a year ago! How do you really make them stop?