(405) 236-4444

located: United States, Altus - OK

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405-236-4444 is a contact number on a Cell Number. This tool is registered in Altus, Oklahoma, OK.

Telephone number formats: 236-4444 (Local dialling)   (405) 236-4444 (Domestic dialling)   +1-405-236-4444 (International dialling) 

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Report by Andrea Long ago Unknown
Thank you all for your posts.   I was suspicious of the letter they sent because on the phone they said they would address it to my local fire department and they didn't.   Why can't people be honest???  I was feeling very sympathetic to them after all the wildfires so of course I said yes.   But I will be mailing my donation the actual fire department.   Jerks.
Report by Joyce Long ago Unknown
After deciding I had better look into charitable organizations that solicite my financial support, I have discovered that there are a vast amount of unscrupulous organizations. To aid in my research, I have stumbled upon a great website entitled "Charity Navigator". It gave me a path to pull up the IRS 990 forms that charitable organizations are required to file. WOW!! What an eye opener!! The majority of the charities to which I had been sendiing money had 10% or less of their contributions going to those they purport to represent. I unfortunately gave money to "the Metro Firefighters Association" without checking them out. I cannot find them or their 990 forms online. I have used their Fed Tax ID# of 73-0957897 online but get nothing. Soooooo I will no longer be sending money to them. Hope this helps someone who is looking for information on them.
Report by don okc Long ago Unknown
FYI they are part of the registered as International firefighters association. I prefer to have direct giving to my local volunteer fire dept. They may have a tax ID but that does not guarantee how their collection are controlled beyond how they file each year. I have checked with my local rural FD and they have not received any contributions and in fact have refused the funds by another group on the grounds that only 10% ever gets to firefighters. I suggest in this modern internet that all people checkout all request, see what respnses they get, and make the personal decision based on that information if they want to contribute or not. This appears to be a call center, there must be 100 numbers listed. To see this information just enter the tax number 73-0957897, this was on there mailing. I will get off the soapbox now..
Report by Steve in OKC Long ago Unknown
I had this organization call me soliciting for donations.  My caller ID showed 405 600-8282 which is the Cox Communications Customer Service phone number.  I already reported this SPOOFING to Cox.  DO NOT give money to any organization that will not show their REAL Name and Phone Number.When you search all the major charity sites, you CANNOT find this organization by name or the Federal Tax ID they provide.
Report by Kathy in OKC Long ago Unknown
I have received two calls from this number.  I screen my calls and when I don't know the number,I don't answer.  Both times, this caller did not leave a message.  I am alway afraid of scammers.I don't give to organizations that call me.  That way, my donation will go to whom I want it to.  I donot care to have any organization call me.  I think that the Do Not Call list should apply to ALL callers.Scams wouldn't happen if the list were an all or nothing deal.
Report by Ken Stoops Long ago Unknown
The company that called misrepresented the cause and Fire Department that the monies would go to. I have called that Fire Department Fire Chief and they do not and are no way involved with any organization that calls and asks for donations. DO NOT GIVE THEM A DIME!
Report by Ken Stoops Long ago Unknown
I am researching this now.The Metro Fire Fighters (Check Spelling) sent me a brouchure and told a lie. I will let everyone know once I find out the truth.
Report by emf Long ago Unknown
Got a call from 405-236-4444 claiming they were the Metro Firefighters Association.  Asked them to send me information- received mail 2 days later. Checked legitimacy and found this webpage... The information provided a PO Box: 15236 in OKC 73155-5236 Also included a federal tax id#: 73-0957897.
Report by Matt Long ago Unknown
Got a call, but didn't answer. I looked it up and found this. I have heard that the OKC fire dept. does not solicit over the phone, and that these guys are scammers trying to solicit "donations" for the fire dept. Be wary.
Report by t. Long ago Unknown
Someone from this number called to say that they were representing the OKC Firerfighters.  It is not the number listed with the Firefighters in Oklahoma City.

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Thank you for your advise . It was really helpful!

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But when a collector keeps calling for someone that does not live at your address and you don't even know, it is harrassment on their part. And even when it is a bs call that should not be made because the number is on and has been on the Do Not Call registry for many yrs. So when I tell them that they need to stop calling for those reasons and they keep calling anyway, I will report them for harrassment.

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@Trying, You're obviously a very responsible person. I am not. If things don't go well for me, I don't pay, simple as that. I'm not going to hurt for them! And I don't lose any sleep over it or even allow myself to get upset. The primary money grubber doesn't give a damn about me and the scum sucking collection jackals for sure couldn't care less about my situation and what I have to go through. So I don't give a damn about them either or give them a second thought.  I am their worst nightmare. They can only get a hook into your flesh if you care. If you care, you are vulnerable to their BS. I do not. I screen all calls and don't even waste my time answering and being manipulated by these low-lifes. This is their problem having the job that they do. They are probably paying a stiff karmic debt themselves...  :) If they sue me, I fight them with free legal aid. If they win, I still will not pay. When I get back on my feet, I will pay legitimate creditors but I never pay Debt Collectors- ever. They are Vultures with blood all over their faces and I will not dignify their existence with a single cent of my money. You are a good person, 'Trying’. Don't feel guilty and don't get upset. It is a weakness and makes you vulnerable to the parasites. Just know in truth that you are better than you even think you are, do your best, then just forget about these bastages. The best defense is to simply ignore them... :)

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I've told 2 companies that I haven't been able to work for 2 years due to progressive health problems still not under control and have since applied to disability and that I was NOT trying to get out of paying my debts but just have to wait until receive disability and actually have a pay check or disability check to make any payments. It's really hard with only hubby's paycheck with a pay cut to keep his job to pay everything. They still keep calling and harrassing. I told them what do you think you can get out of 'nothing?' I have sold everything I can sell to pay off some debts and still have 2 left. Those 2 will just have to wait. I have a hearing coming up on ss and no, I am not one of those deadbeats who won't work; I have worked since I was 13 years old and buying my own school clothes/stereo equip/and other personal items. I have paid into ss all my life. They just don't 'get it.' I finally told them, you'll have to wait until I hear from ss or sue me. If you sue me, you will get nothing. There's nothing left to get. THIS is harrassment. They can check with drs and the ss to see I am NOT lying about any of this, so why do they continue? ONE day THEY themselves will see hardship and they will get theirs.

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Dee Dee - I just wanted to thank you for the information on how I can stop these phone calls.  I'm unemployed and I guess they know this as my phone rings constantly ALL day and it didn't do that while I was working as one of my phones has caller ID and keeps the number until I delete it and there were NEVER any calls on my phone then. Thanks and believe you me, I will let them know that I WILL contact the FCRA  &  SAG and report them.  Thanks again!!!

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I'll be rude to anyone I want to who solicits my phone number that I pay for and chooses to call me with their sneaky crap, which is always rude.Until you pay my phone bill don't tell me how to talk to callers from numbers that don't provide caller ID  along with a name in hopes they get some sucker to pick it up and exploit information out of them.If you call my house and I quickly determine whats going is some form or scam on be ready for some rough talk about your Mom or sisters private parts.There are proper channels and procedure to go through legally to locate someone who has defaulted and there are also time limits on collections with most original lenders act on before the SOL expires .... and there are more boiler room junk collectors then anything.  But that cost more money then the low wage call center job and the flunky making the calls bothering people.

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Absolutely. You need to get a consumer law attorney and sue them for repeatedly ignoring your requests to validate the debt:Section 809(a) requires a collector, within 5 days of the first communication, to provide the consumer a written notice (if not provided in that communication) containing (1) the amount of the debt and--(2) the name of the creditor, along with a statement that he will (3) assume the debt's validity unless the consumer disputes it within 30 days, (4) send a verification or copy of the judgment if the consumer timely disputes the debt, and --(5) identify the original creditor upon written request. http://www.fair-debt-collection.com/rules/validating-debts-9.html#1

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sorry not married name, maiden name.

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They block their name on caller ID, but not the phone number. This page is accessed by Googling the phone number.

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BS,,,,companies buy phone lists all the time!

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You are WRONG. Disney sent me one time a bunch of stupid figurines of Disney characters in a box that I have never ever ordered from before. I TOLD THEM I HAVE NO CHILDREN; NO GRANDCHILDREN & NEVER ORDERED THESE ITEMS. Then, I told them if they wanted them back they can pay all postage, handling fees from ME for my time packaging them back up and my tape usage or send someone out to personally pick them up. WHY would I order this trash? They couldn't verify my order of these items and chose to "allow me to keep them instead" at which point I threw them in the trash. So don't tell me this sort of quirky stupid sales tactic doesn't happen. Yellow Pages online took it upon themselves 5 years ago to put our business on their listing and then had the audacity to send me a bill! I called them, argued with salesman, which said he had someone from our company on tape that subscribed. I said Really? Who is it? And I demanded to hear the tape. He then stuttered n stammered; then got his supervisor who then 'pretended' to be working on getting the tape............. tic tic tic moments later....... apologies couldn't find the 'mysterious' tape at which point I declared to the embecile that considering my husband & I were the ONLY two employees of our company..........................you, sir, are a very poor LIAR and if I receive ONE more call/memo/letter or WORD from you, I will contact the state Attorney General's office at which time you shall be sued, fined and possibly lose your license to operate in this state and I might add my state has the most 'aggressive' anti-business guy in the country serving this position.  ........ silence....................click............................haven't heard a peep since!!!

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I take it that you are an employee of the company in question. I do not do business over the phone/internet and my phone number is on the do not call list. After reading these posts, I am filing a complaint with the FCC.

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Many moons ago, X sent me a book that I did not order with an invoice. I called and yelled at them, they said they'd gotten my name from Business Week magazine (that I had a subscription to then) as a sales lead and arranged return shipment directly from my home after I told them I was keeping it (the law says unsolicited shipments are free gifts) if I had to lift a finger or pay a penny to return it. And the book seller was a legit business. 800notes is rife with complaints of scammers offering freebies to businesses like a dozen pens to try, ship like a 100 dozen of them followed by an invoice and claim the business had ordered them. You need to get out of your whiz cage and live in the real world for a change.

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wiz kid, yes it is possible to get something you have never ordered.  I got a credit card statement for $99.89 for a publication I looked at from e-mail.  I did not order anything, just read their article.  I called the credit card company and contested the bill.  Got a letter back form the credit company some weeks latter saying the charge had been removed.

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i  hate  to  disappoint  you  but  3  years  ago  I  receiverd  a  book  from  readers  digest  with  an  invoice  of  course  I  sent  it  back  had  to  pay  postage  but  book  companies  will  do  this  and  some  magazine  companies

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Who cares what you believe or don't believe?

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i really do not believe you did not order them //companies do not just pull names out of a hat and send out merchandise/ru sure that someone in your family-a child/ex spouse/gf or someone that does not like you orderd the merchandise/probably.so please do not boo hoo all night long when you are expected to pay for merch and and adhere to an agreement for services when you throw away merchandise/just one person's opinion

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I too got a call from them,  I just dialed *69 to get the #..and then went here to see if any complaints were on here.. I wouldn't answer a call if the # is blocked.. more than likely it is a bill collector.. I have some calling here for anyone with my last night, first initial (how I am listed in the phone book).. thankfully I don't personally have any bill collectors calling, just my daughter's..lol

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They block their identity as in caller ID, which is illegal.

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I record,but I tell them upfront that they are being recorded,Some talk but some just hang up

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I think the state laws of the person who received the call would most likely apply on the subject of recorded phone calls. I say this because I think if a person would file a lawsuit, it would be filed in the state of residence of the person who received a call, not necessarily in Pen. In the state I live in, Georgia, as long as one person has knowledge of the recorded call, the recording is admissible in court. I don't the full ins and outs of this, but I think this may be the case. I'm not being critical but just offering a different perspective that could apply. I encourage everyone to look up the laws of their state regarding this. The individual;s attorney general's office would be a good place to start.

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"You say they block their number. How did you get to this page then."I think blkcatmail meant that they block their name (I got "Not Provided" when they called me just a few minutes ago, and I came here through Google, looking up the number).When they call, if you pick up, do what Dee Dee says, BUT tell them that they need to only contact you in writing (there are some protections for companies that are just told to stop calling, without having other ways to communicate).It's a very good idea to send a letter (by certified mail, with receipt requested) stating that you want them to only contact you in writing - and, no, email doesn't count.THEN, once you have proof that they've received the letter, if they continue to call, they are in violation of the FDCPA; and you can go ahead and report them to their State Attorney General's Office. If you don't send the letter, they can always claim that you never told them to stop calling. Any judge might be inclined not to believe them, but you'd have no proof to say they were lying, so they could still get away with it.BTW - if anyone is thinking of recording their phone calls with Penn Credit, Pennsylvania requires all parties in the conversation know that a recording is being made, UNLESS a party does something illegal in that conversation. So, go ahead and record, but keep in mind that you probably won't be able to use that recording(s) unless they commit an illegal act while you're talking.

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You say they block their number. How did you get to this page then. I'm in no way sticking up for them, I have recieved calls from this number and a couple others some blocked some not. I just don't answer the phone and let them leave a message. I'mhere because quality paperback books sent me 3 books 2 years ago. I never ordered the books and I threw them away. Since they were in an unmarked package and I had no idea what was being shipped to me, I had opened them. I know enough that something shipped to me that  I didn't order, I have the right to do with as I please. but I will not stand for their recent threats of turning me into a credit bureau. its illegal to ship something and expect payment. When the reciever never ordered anything.

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They are also violating the Fedaral Law by not identifying themselves (blocking their ID- everytime they have called here for my wife, it has been a "private Number"  this is in violarion of 15 USC 1692d (6).

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I've been getting calls from these clowns, too. I get the same computer messages (that are hilarious when the "computer" says my full name). OK, Folks. There are laws against this and I am a consumer advocate. Now here this ~ whether you owe money or not, is totally irrelevant. Please look up the Fair Credit Reporting Act which will tell you that if you tell the collector to never call back again because of the FCRA, that they are in violation of the Law. Then threaten to contact their State Attorney General's Office in PA. By law, they are allowed to contact you one more time, offering a final settlement. Don't accept a settlement. Don't waste your time by arguing over money. Simply follow through with your threat. Warn them for the last time, then immediately contact the SAG in PA. Most SAGs can be contacted via e-mail. Attach a link for him/her to this site. Penn has probably already violated the law with their calling methods. They are trying to circumvent knowledgeable consumer warnings. This is the solution and you must follow through with the SAG. I have used this Law before and my state's SAG came down hard on the creditor, who expressed a threat (also against FCRA). Fortunately, I was the spouse of a deadbeat. I wasn't the deadbeat. Anyway, you can use this with any collector. Keep in mind that many of these calls may be scams. In this sucking economy, con artists are crawling out of the woodwork. Remember that with any collector you must contact the SAG in THEIR state.

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The other thing collection companies do is what is called a "reverse lookup".  Debt collectors look at old addresses and do a reverse lookup for the address and then call any telephone number associated with the address: even if the phone number has belonged to someone else for ten years!  (I know; I'm that person who gets the calls.)  Another thing debt collectors do is simply call any telephone number ever associated with the person who allegedly has a debt to see if there is a response and if the alleged debtor has returned to the number.  I have lived in this house for over ten years; I have had the same telephone number for fifteen years; I have had the same cell number since my first cell phone purchase; I still get calls for the same people who may have once lived in my house because my phone numbers are tied into the address.Last week, my neighbors were called to see if perchance one of them could get me to call back because the call was urgent.  My neighbor informed the caller that no such person had lived at that address for years.  We are still getting the calls.

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I know this is an old posting, but under the FDCPA a bill collector can not reveal information to anyone but the person who they are trying to reach. That is why the message will tell you not to listen or to hang up. The collection agency is covering their butt in case they reach a wrong person who does listen to the message. Bill collectors who "claim" to be decent, hardworking individuals just doing their jobs will find people with the same last name as yours in your area and hound them with phone calls hoping they will eventually reach the person the are looking for. Research the law and fight back at these people.If you are the wrong person, tell them not to call you again and if they continue to do so, document the calls and sue them. You can win a judgement of $1000 for harassment due to violating the rules of the Fair Debt Collection Protection Act.

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They say that to cover their a** regarding privacy issues. The fact is, unless they verify that you are the person they are trying to reach they are breaking privacy laws.

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Always get everything in writing.  Discussing business over the phone is never a good idea.  In writing you have a record of all transaction and it doesn't turn into a "he said, she said" problem later on down the road.

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You are a Dick!! You are 100% wrong Obama!!

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I just a call from this number. i called back and they hang up on me.

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no they dont if i dont accept it.

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gunnut7,How stupid are you ,you dont have to answer your phone at all,This is America we still have rights and no company(not even your goverment)has the right to tell you to answer your phone,I answer my phone when & if I want to

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your phone company says you have to answer every phone call you get 24/7.so you better do so.how stupid are you?do you practice stupidity or does it come naturally?

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Actually the phone company does NOT have the right to DICTATE to you how you handle a phone call you receive.  But then that is NOT what she said.....so perhaps if you read ALL the words, you could respond properly.  However, I strongly suspect it's what the previous commenter said....you probably work for these lowlife companies and want people to not only feel intimidated by you when you call but also when they read your worthless post.

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The Do Not Call list has not worked since 2009.  Shortly after that date the new 5 top excutives of that division of the US government was found to be watching porn (4 men/1woman) 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.  In investigating as best I could I fopund these 5 people are still running the FCC with no reprimand.  This is exactly why the Do Not Call list no longer works 4 years later.  It worked for me prior to 2009.

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I have just bought a whistle.  I plan to blow it when I get calls from companys that disreguard the do-not-call-list.

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Huffington Post has a good article about the failure of the DNC laws: http://800notes.com/forum/ta-63ea42c74ee64f6/ ... -get-robocalled

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The Do-Not-Call registry is a farce.  I have repeatedly reported the same company with the same number and the same human caller, and nothing has been done about it.  For over six months, I have received calls regarding lowering my credit card interest rates: I have no credit cards (thanks to Bill).  The Do-Not-Call registry is a waste of time and so is reporting it to its parent agency.  As for Penn Credit, I was called at 2045 hours on a Sunday.  That, to me, is intrusive.  I had no way to call back at the time as the recording says to call back during normal business hours.  So, how does one call back during normal business hours when its obvious that the company does not keep normal business hours.

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I agree with the Gran on the go's post.  At 8pm I'm spending time with my family.  I, out of that normal curiosity, called them back, got a cheesy, (yes, I'm from Wisconsin), muzak music and someone finally came on the line and greeted me as Penn whatever...I asked her to repeat it and she did..I asked what the call was regarding, she said 'we handle personal business matters, please hold one moment Ma'am', sounded like she put me on hold when indeed she ended the call...I was a little irritated.  I called back to ask them to 'take my name off your list'  (which is ALL you have to say, and by law they HAVE to), but no one would pick up...the call just dropped so I can only assume they have caller ID.  I'll get 'em.  When an unwanted caller calls you for soliciting of any sort just do as I mentioned above and also get your numbers on the do-not-call lists...it really does help..Happy New Year Everyone!

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If I am reading Linda Malone's message correctly, she is not talking about THE phone company, but the company calling her and leaving the voicemail message that is disturbing to her. I don't blame her. Just the curiosity factor alone would make the recipient want to find out who in the heck is calling their number.

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WHAT are you talking about?  She/He said, that Penn Corp has NO right to tell them to hang up the phone.  YOU are MORE THAN WRONG!  My guess is that you work as a lowlife collector & want people to feel intimidated by your worthless post.

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The phone company does in fact have the right to dictate how the service they provide you is handled.  This includes but is not limited to saying, you can't call a specific number.

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I keep getting automated phone calls asking me to identify myself after a brief moment of silence the caller will say by listening you will agree that listening to the message you are the person in question, and if not hangup now. I pay the phone bill, the company has no rights to tell me when to hang up the phone!. I don't want any phone calls I don't do business like that, everything I do is in writing.

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Received a call asking for Erin (my wife) but when I called back they wanted to verify that this was Alex (me) calling them back.  Why would they leave a message for Erin and expect Alex to call them back?  I looked further into this and there have been numerous complaints about this company calling and harassing people for piddly amounts of money, usually under ninety dollars

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what is this concerning

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"Please call 1-800-900-1380 for important personal information."

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Register you phone number on here if you haven't done so already then file a complaint once you've told them not to call and they still do.  I did.https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspxNational Do Not Call Registry

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Me too. I think it's because I signed up for a scholarship drawing on scholarships4moms.com I thought it might be a scam but didn't find stuff saying the drawing wasn't legit. The phone calls just keep coming, though.Called back and got the music, no answer.

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called after seven on veteran's day. odd.

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They have called when No one is home and don't leave message.

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no message calls 20 times a day or night

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They keep calling after i signed up for school online

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This # has been calling continuosly, and I'm sick of getting these calls and no messages!  If this was an important matter they would have left message but I see that it's not this is just Marketing calls.So whom ever you are please stop!

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The numbers, 801-326-0554, 352-688-0374, 224-512-4131, and now a toll free number 888-287-1358 have been calling me every day for almost 2 weeks now from 8am to 7:30pm on week days AND WEEKENDS- I finally started answering because of the alarming number of unrecognized numbers that kept calling my CELL PHONE. Sometimes they say they're a baby supply company and other times an educational website- and yet they always ask for the same person and claim she singed up on their website. They always ask for Foxy (Something) and I've told them 4 times they have the wrong number, 4 times to take me off their list and the last 2 times I've threatened to file a harassment report against them!! And the woman this time gave me the generic name- Tony Smith. They're calling me multiple times a day!

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I get multiple calls on my business cell a day from this number. They never leave a msg. If I do pick up it is music and then someone asks for a person with an Arabic sounding name. They always ask for the same person. I have asked to be removed from whatever list this may be yet they still call.

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I like this idea

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Same thing here.  Number called me, didn't leave a message.  Called it back and only get music.  I have an extra phone line with a Magic Jack, so I called it back and have left it on hold for hours so far.  I guess I will leave it on  hold for weeks and let them rack up a bill.

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Keep calling them back then leave your phone off the hook.  It's gotta cost them money to accept calls on a toll-free number.  Maybe they'll get the hint.

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I keep getting calls from this number (888-287-1358) at least twice a day. I haven't picked up but it's really annoying.

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Got a call from 888-287-1358 i answered and they hung up i guess it was my wifes phone so they didn't want to talk to a guy. They didn't say a word to me, and when i called back i got music only nothing else.

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they called me so i answered and they were talking about college. I said i wasnt interested and they she said okay. but i couldnt even understand her she couldnt speak english very well.

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Had a missed call from this number on my cell. Called the number back and I get recorded music.

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Had a missed call from this number on my cell.  I never give my cell number to anyone, so not sure how they got it.  Called the number back and I get recorded music.  No one ever picks up.  Must be some sort of scam.

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Ever since I signed up for a college scholarship on a site that swore it didn't sell folks' personal info, this stupid 888-287-1358 # has been calling every other night. No message. People are just creepy these days-how sick.

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it is for college, they want to give you info on college..They have been calling for a month...................

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repetitious calls, no messageno idea who it is but they are calling after 6pm EST and it is a holiday

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They have called several times prior to this and this is University of Maryland University Campus. I dont know what they want cos I never picked up the call. Sometimes they would leave a voice message and I guess they got my number from one of the sites that I used to send International Text Message. They call my number but ask for the person whom I had send the text message....Just so silly...

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Hung up when I answered.  They have called several times prior to this, and I have asked them not to call, but they still do.  Isn't there something that can be done about this?

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When I answer calls from this number, there is dead silence and then the call hangs up.

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I called this number back today and it was the University of Maryland University Campus (http://www.umuc.edu/index.shtml) which I had been talking to the previous day.  I'm still not sure why they called me and they couldn't explain it either.

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My voicemail picked up and when I listened to the message it was just background noise.

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They can call me every day for years and talk to my machine all they want if that is what they are compelled to do with their lives. It doesn't bother me at all. What's with all of these thin skinned easily irritated people anyway? Too many food additives? It takes no more effort to erase their messages than it does to erase any others and I can do it at the same time for efficiency. I will never bother to expend the effort to talk to them and I will never, ever send them a dime for a debt, whether legitimate or not-- Just because they are who they are. If they sue me, I fight them tooth and nail all the way through court with free legal aid, forcing them to waste more time and money. Then I continue to not pay them, in peace and tranquility. If everyone did that, they’d all go out of business. I am the rock upon which they beat themselves bloody. Love to all...

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So we are getting the calls for someone that doesn't even live at our house.  the only options are #1 i am the person #2 i'll go get the person #3 the person isn't home....how to you put in #4.....that person doesn't live here, and you got the wrong number????  I've tried calling the number back, but it never rings through.

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Penn Credit I believe look in national directory and just start calling numbers with people of the same last name as someone they are looking for. Have had this same problem many times with same comp - 800-900-1380. has got to be a way to stop this with some results.

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Too all and especially PENN CREDIT CORP.  I do not owe money to anyone but keep getting calls for a person with my 'last name'.  No longer answer the phone.  They 'pcc' are a pest to me.

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I keep getting this phone #800-900-1380 calling me several times a day - they don't leave a message or where they are from. i will not answer my phone if i don't know who it is. this is my cell # they are calling. this is very irratting!  Need to add me to the list of people upset about this. Examples on my missed calls for this # on 8/14/10  the times they callled are 12:56pm, 2:57pm, 2:59pm, 7:08pm,. hopefully something can be done about this place that calls like this. I have tried to call the 800# back and all i get is silence. i can not get thru to who ever this is.

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I received another Penn call tonite. I lied. After promising that my last post would be the last, I decided to submit my complaint to the PA State Attorney General, Tom Corbett.  Here is his website. An on-line form is available, awaiting your complaints ~ http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/complaints.aspx?id=451#. Enjoy!.....You may research the Penn Credit Corporation at http://www.penncredit.com/

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"only in america what has this world become. looking out for a fast buck and taking no responsibility for actions"Yes, BOA, Chase, GM, CountryWide and AIG .........What has this world become?

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only in america what has this world become. looking out for a fast buck and taking no responsibility for actions.  the best thing to do in dealing w/ a debt collector is to get specific info and always provided good, specific documentation when disputing a bal owed/ but above all if there is just some outside chance that you do owe the money make payments as quickly as possible and payoff asap/ sitting idly by not making cont w/ the collector only makes things worse/ fact is the debt probable wasn't already handled in the best manner if you are already in collection. work w/ the debtor whether you owe it or not.not dealing w/ it only looks like your running from the debt

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This is my third and last posting. I just e-mailed Penn (see previous posting for their e-mail address), after receiving another one of their automated messages on my answering machine. Feel free to copy and paste this from an anonymous e-mail address to e-mail your warning to them:My name is xxxxx at xxx-xxx-xxxx. (Real name and number was given to them.) You have called my home repeatedly with automated messages. Your messages, that often are left on my answering machine, claim that you are a collection agency. You do not identify whom you represent, and through your automated methods, are circumventing my opportunity to warn you about the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.  Since you have been harassing me for months, using circumvention, I am warning you now. You are not to call my home for ANY reason. If you do, I will alert your State Attorney General to your tactics.  S/he will receive a link to this website, http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-800-900-1380#pdJBhBsywLgDXogjLKhxjSQ that attests to your tactics as described by multiple victims.  I speak for them as well as myself. You have the right to contact unknowledgeable consumers if lawful; however, I am not one of those unknowledgeable consumers. You are on notice, as of the reception of this message, that further telephonic contact will be reported to your SAG. S/he will receive my written complaint, a copy of this notice and a link to the aforementioned website as evidence.Cease and desist or further action will be taken.

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Here I am again adding to the comment I just made about the FCRA...Penn has a site ~  E-mail them at inquiries@penncredit.com...Follow my instructions about the FCRA threat. Go ahead and leave the name they address you by and your phone number so they know who you are. I suggest you use www.nowmymail.com from which to send your message. On that site you can sign up for a temporary e-mail address so you won't get return mail from Penn. Threaten them with their State Attorney General, then have a nice day!

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Thank you for your advise . It was really helpful!

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But when a collector keeps calling for someone that does not live at your address and you don't even know, it is harrassment on their part. And even when it is a bs call that should not be made because the number is on and has been on the Do Not Call registry for many yrs. So when I tell them that they need to stop calling for those reasons and they keep calling anyway, I will report them for harrassment.

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The big problem with this caller is that I answer the phone all the time and there is no one there.  I have no problem with them trying to collect a legitimate debt from someone, and am sure it isn't mine, but I want to know what debt it is and whose debt it is.   Another reason I answer is to inform them, if there is actually anyone on the line,  that I don't want to receive any more calls from them and furthermore that I recently purchased a dandy little item called a Screecher and the next live person who calls from their company will probably lose the hearing in one ear.  I know that would be illegal, but wouldn't it be great to get this whole thing out in court for everyone to see how these firms work, and I'm sure if there are any members of the jury who receive these types of calls I will be acquitted.

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As a debt collector, I was curious as to what was said about collectors on the internet. You do NOT tell a company you want to cease communication, companies want it in writing."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;" I know this because not only do I know the law, I was tested on it MULTIPLE times. Also, if we DON'T KNOW that we're contacting a family member, how are we supposed to stop? As far as we know, we're contacting the debtor. A tip for a debtor: We're only allowed to have contact (this includes knowing we're talking to the correct person by verifying a name plus another form of identification) once every three (or five?) days. We work on an automatic dialer and the dialer does that sort of work.

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@Trying, You're obviously a very responsible person. I am not. If things don't go well for me, I don't pay, simple as that. I'm not going to hurt for them! And I don't lose any sleep over it or even allow myself to get upset. The primary money grubber doesn't give a damn about me and the scum sucking collection jackals for sure couldn't care less about my situation and what I have to go through. So I don't give a damn about them either or give them a second thought.  I am their worst nightmare. They can only get a hook into your flesh if you care. If you care, you are vulnerable to their BS. I do not. I screen all calls and don't even waste my time answering and being manipulated by these low-lifes. This is their problem having the job that they do. They are probably paying a stiff karmic debt themselves...  :) If they sue me, I fight them with free legal aid. If they win, I still will not pay. When I get back on my feet, I will pay legitimate creditors but I never pay Debt Collectors- ever. They are Vultures with blood all over their faces and I will not dignify their existence with a single cent of my money. You are a good person, 'Trying’. Don't feel guilty and don't get upset. It is a weakness and makes you vulnerable to the parasites. Just know in truth that you are better than you even think you are, do your best, then just forget about these bastages. The best defense is to simply ignore them... :)

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I've told 2 companies that I haven't been able to work for 2 years due to progressive health problems still not under control and have since applied to disability and that I was NOT trying to get out of paying my debts but just have to wait until receive disability and actually have a pay check or disability check to make any payments. It's really hard with only hubby's paycheck with a pay cut to keep his job to pay everything. They still keep calling and harrassing. I told them what do you think you can get out of 'nothing?' I have sold everything I can sell to pay off some debts and still have 2 left. Those 2 will just have to wait. I have a hearing coming up on ss and no, I am not one of those deadbeats who won't work; I have worked since I was 13 years old and buying my own school clothes/stereo equip/and other personal items. I have paid into ss all my life. They just don't 'get it.' I finally told them, you'll have to wait until I hear from ss or sue me. If you sue me, you will get nothing. There's nothing left to get. THIS is harrassment. They can check with drs and the ss to see I am NOT lying about any of this, so why do they continue? ONE day THEY themselves will see hardship and they will get theirs.

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Dee Dee - I just wanted to thank you for the information on how I can stop these phone calls.  I'm unemployed and I guess they know this as my phone rings constantly ALL day and it didn't do that while I was working as one of my phones has caller ID and keeps the number until I delete it and there were NEVER any calls on my phone then. Thanks and believe you me, I will let them know that I WILL contact the FCRA  &  SAG and report them.  Thanks again!!!

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I'll be rude to anyone I want to who solicits my phone number that I pay for and chooses to call me with their sneaky crap, which is always rude.Until you pay my phone bill don't tell me how to talk to callers from numbers that don't provide caller ID  along with a name in hopes they get some sucker to pick it up and exploit information out of them.If you call my house and I quickly determine whats going is some form or scam on be ready for some rough talk about your Mom or sisters private parts.There are proper channels and procedure to go through legally to locate someone who has defaulted and there are also time limits on collections with most original lenders act on before the SOL expires .... and there are more boiler room junk collectors then anything.  But that cost more money then the low wage call center job and the flunky making the calls bothering people.

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Absolutely. You need to get a consumer law attorney and sue them for repeatedly ignoring your requests to validate the debt:Section 809(a) requires a collector, within 5 days of the first communication, to provide the consumer a written notice (if not provided in that communication) containing (1) the amount of the debt and--(2) the name of the creditor, along with a statement that he will (3) assume the debt's validity unless the consumer disputes it within 30 days, (4) send a verification or copy of the judgment if the consumer timely disputes the debt, and --(5) identify the original creditor upon written request. http://www.fair-debt-collection.com/rules/validating-debts-9.html#1

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sorry not married name, maiden name.

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BS, I have a collector trying to collect on a PREPAID credit card that I closed after I spent MY money from over 10 years ago.  I have never given this number to them to call me on.  I have been married for 8 years and they are asking for me by my married name.  I have sent letter upon letter with return receipt requested that I do not owe this money and they will not stop.  Doesn't that violate some fair reporting act of some kind, be it credit or debt collecting?  I told them last night when they called and tonight they hung up on me.  When does it end???

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OMG - this is the same problem I am have from this same number: 800-900-1380. a year os so ago they would call 2-3 times a day. Answered 1 time and they asked if this was (last name) residence - I said yes how can I help you. They said the were looking for Betty or Richard (last name). I told them there is no one living here by that name and asked them to stop calling. Then all of a sudden we are getting calls from the same number - 800-900-1380-  for the same reason looking for a Karen (last name). Again - no and please stop calling this number. It wasnt 15 mins later they called again. I believe they get all the last names from the national directory and just start calling numbers with the same last name in a given area  looking for a specific person. How do we stop this insidious harassment? It seems to be a lot from the same number.

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@collector who said: "Don't get rude with someone from a collection agency calling if it's a wrong number, it's not our fault, we were given the number by the person we are trying to contact" Utter BS. This one particular company 800-900-1380 calls me PERIODICALLY. My wife and I are listed in the phone book as "D and M LastName". Well this credit company, and I'm sure others, see this and fish for someone they have a debt on, because I get calls from them asking for a MELISSA Lastname, or MARK LastName...neither of which are my wife or I. So clearly NOBODY gave them the number, they are on a fishing expedition.

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These businesses like credit companies all use other family members info to try to track you down. They will even try contacting an ex spouse, children, moms, dads, grandparents, neighbors or anyone else they think will give them the info they are looking for. They will use 'find anyone' companies and give any and all info they currently know or have on you. Even though you might have been divorced for decades........they still have your name also and probably think you might still know how to reach the ex or know the whereabouts of them. These companies are like the IRS; if someone says you died; they'll hire someone to dig your grave up and do DNA to prove it. Not joking either.

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I have to disagree with your comment stating the collection agency wouldn't be calling unless the person they are trying to contact gave you the number. I've had a collection agency (not this one) call my ex-husband who I've been divorced from for over 20yrs insisting I lived there. Not only did I not give them that number, but he had only been living in that state for a couple of years.

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I am a collection agent and have been on the receiving end of collection calls so I'm not judging anyone, I understand times get hard but as far as the Fair Credit Reporting Act, that has nothing to do with demanding that someone stop calling you. If you are going to give advise to people about how to handle their debt or people calling about debt at least reference back to the correct guidelines which would be the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act or FDCPA. And you do have the right to request that someone stop calling you, but you do have to follow any verbal request to cease calls in writing within 10 days of the verbal request and I would suggest mailing with return receipt requested. AND FOR ANYONE THAT WANTS TO SAY I WORK FOR THE COMPANY CALLING, I DON'T AND NEVER HAVE. I WORK IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STATE FOR A TOTALLY UNRELATED COMPANY BUT 800-900-1380 CALLED OUR OFFICE NUMBER LOOKING FOR SOMEONE THAT APPARENTLY USE TO HAVE THIS NUMBER. Don't get rude with someone from a collection agency calling if it's a wrong number, it's not our fault, we were given the number by the person we are trying to contact and chances are if one agency was given the wrong number, several agencies were so don't assume that just because you tell an agency that the number no longer belongs to John Doe that every other agency should automatically know.

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they block their name dumbass

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They block their name on caller ID, but not the phone number. This page is accessed by Googling the phone number.

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I guess you're not such a *wiz kid* after all if you don't think companies will send out merchandise you didn't order.  It's happened to me and it's happened to my mama.  I will suddenly start getting a magazine I would NEVER read and three months later get a bill for it.  I've received books I never ordered.  I've been charged in my checking account for a set of encyclopedias I would never EVER in a million years order and never received.  I've been billed for CDs from Columbia House I never ordered and never received.  This has all happened over the course of about 15 years.  The most recent was the magazine.You might want to change your name to something more appropriate....like maybe *uneducated opinion*.

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BS,,,,companies buy phone lists all the time!

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You are WRONG. Disney sent me one time a bunch of stupid figurines of Disney characters in a box that I have never ever ordered from before. I TOLD THEM I HAVE NO CHILDREN; NO GRANDCHILDREN & NEVER ORDERED THESE ITEMS. Then, I told them if they wanted them back they can pay all postage, handling fees from ME for my time packaging them back up and my tape usage or send someone out to personally pick them up. WHY would I order this trash? They couldn't verify my order of these items and chose to "allow me to keep them instead" at which point I threw them in the trash. So don't tell me this sort of quirky stupid sales tactic doesn't happen. Yellow Pages online took it upon themselves 5 years ago to put our business on their listing and then had the audacity to send me a bill! I called them, argued with salesman, which said he had someone from our company on tape that subscribed. I said Really? Who is it? And I demanded to hear the tape. He then stuttered n stammered; then got his supervisor who then 'pretended' to be working on getting the tape............. tic tic tic moments later....... apologies couldn't find the 'mysterious' tape at which point I declared to the embecile that considering my husband & I were the ONLY two employees of our company..........................you, sir, are a very poor LIAR and if I receive ONE more call/memo/letter or WORD from you, I will contact the state Attorney General's office at which time you shall be sued, fined and possibly lose your license to operate in this state and I might add my state has the most 'aggressive' anti-business guy in the country serving this position.  ........ silence....................click............................haven't heard a peep since!!!

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I take it that you are an employee of the company in question. I do not do business over the phone/internet and my phone number is on the do not call list. After reading these posts, I am filing a complaint with the FCC.

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Many moons ago, X sent me a book that I did not order with an invoice. I called and yelled at them, they said they'd gotten my name from Business Week magazine (that I had a subscription to then) as a sales lead and arranged return shipment directly from my home after I told them I was keeping it (the law says unsolicited shipments are free gifts) if I had to lift a finger or pay a penny to return it. And the book seller was a legit business. 800notes is rife with complaints of scammers offering freebies to businesses like a dozen pens to try, ship like a 100 dozen of them followed by an invoice and claim the business had ordered them. You need to get out of your whiz cage and live in the real world for a change.

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wiz kid, yes it is possible to get something you have never ordered.  I got a credit card statement for $99.89 for a publication I looked at from e-mail.  I did not order anything, just read their article.  I called the credit card company and contested the bill.  Got a letter back form the credit company some weeks latter saying the charge had been removed.

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i  hate  to  disappoint  you  but  3  years  ago  I  receiverd  a  book  from  readers  digest  with  an  invoice  of  course  I  sent  it  back  had  to  pay  postage  but  book  companies  will  do  this  and  some  magazine  companies

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Who cares what you believe or don't believe?

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i really do not believe you did not order them //companies do not just pull names out of a hat and send out merchandise/ru sure that someone in your family-a child/ex spouse/gf or someone that does not like you orderd the merchandise/probably.so please do not boo hoo all night long when you are expected to pay for merch and and adhere to an agreement for services when you throw away merchandise/just one person's opinion

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I too got a call from them,  I just dialed *69 to get the #..and then went here to see if any complaints were on here.. I wouldn't answer a call if the # is blocked.. more than likely it is a bill collector.. I have some calling here for anyone with my last night, first initial (how I am listed in the phone book).. thankfully I don't personally have any bill collectors calling, just my daughter's..lol

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They block their identity as in caller ID, which is illegal.

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I record,but I tell them upfront that they are being recorded,Some talk but some just hang up

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I think the state laws of the person who received the call would most likely apply on the subject of recorded phone calls. I say this because I think if a person would file a lawsuit, it would be filed in the state of residence of the person who received a call, not necessarily in Pen. In the state I live in, Georgia, as long as one person has knowledge of the recorded call, the recording is admissible in court. I don't the full ins and outs of this, but I think this may be the case. I'm not being critical but just offering a different perspective that could apply. I encourage everyone to look up the laws of their state regarding this. The individual;s attorney general's office would be a good place to start.

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"You say they block their number. How did you get to this page then."I think blkcatmail meant that they block their name (I got "Not Provided" when they called me just a few minutes ago, and I came here through Google, looking up the number).When they call, if you pick up, do what Dee Dee says, BUT tell them that they need to only contact you in writing (there are some protections for companies that are just told to stop calling, without having other ways to communicate).It's a very good idea to send a letter (by certified mail, with receipt requested) stating that you want them to only contact you in writing - and, no, email doesn't count.THEN, once you have proof that they've received the letter, if they continue to call, they are in violation of the FDCPA; and you can go ahead and report them to their State Attorney General's Office. If you don't send the letter, they can always claim that you never told them to stop calling. Any judge might be inclined not to believe them, but you'd have no proof to say they were lying, so they could still get away with it.BTW - if anyone is thinking of recording their phone calls with Penn Credit, Pennsylvania requires all parties in the conversation know that a recording is being made, UNLESS a party does something illegal in that conversation. So, go ahead and record, but keep in mind that you probably won't be able to use that recording(s) unless they commit an illegal act while you're talking.

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You say they block their number. How did you get to this page then. I'm in no way sticking up for them, I have recieved calls from this number and a couple others some blocked some not. I just don't answer the phone and let them leave a message. I'mhere because quality paperback books sent me 3 books 2 years ago. I never ordered the books and I threw them away. Since they were in an unmarked package and I had no idea what was being shipped to me, I had opened them. I know enough that something shipped to me that  I didn't order, I have the right to do with as I please. but I will not stand for their recent threats of turning me into a credit bureau. its illegal to ship something and expect payment. When the reciever never ordered anything.

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They are also violating the Fedaral Law by not identifying themselves (blocking their ID- everytime they have called here for my wife, it has been a "private Number"  this is in violarion of 15 USC 1692d (6).

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I've been getting calls from these clowns, too. I get the same computer messages (that are hilarious when the "computer" says my full name). OK, Folks. There are laws against this and I am a consumer advocate. Now here this ~ whether you owe money or not, is totally irrelevant. Please look up the Fair Credit Reporting Act which will tell you that if you tell the collector to never call back again because of the FCRA, that they are in violation of the Law. Then threaten to contact their State Attorney General's Office in PA. By law, they are allowed to contact you one more time, offering a final settlement. Don't accept a settlement. Don't waste your time by arguing over money. Simply follow through with your threat. Warn them for the last time, then immediately contact the SAG in PA. Most SAGs can be contacted via e-mail. Attach a link for him/her to this site. Penn has probably already violated the law with their calling methods. They are trying to circumvent knowledgeable consumer warnings. This is the solution and you must follow through with the SAG. I have used this Law before and my state's SAG came down hard on the creditor, who expressed a threat (also against FCRA). Fortunately, I was the spouse of a deadbeat. I wasn't the deadbeat. Anyway, you can use this with any collector. Keep in mind that many of these calls may be scams. In this sucking economy, con artists are crawling out of the woodwork. Remember that with any collector you must contact the SAG in THEIR state.

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The other thing collection companies do is what is called a "reverse lookup".  Debt collectors look at old addresses and do a reverse lookup for the address and then call any telephone number associated with the address: even if the phone number has belonged to someone else for ten years!  (I know; I'm that person who gets the calls.)  Another thing debt collectors do is simply call any telephone number ever associated with the person who allegedly has a debt to see if there is a response and if the alleged debtor has returned to the number.  I have lived in this house for over ten years; I have had the same telephone number for fifteen years; I have had the same cell number since my first cell phone purchase; I still get calls for the same people who may have once lived in my house because my phone numbers are tied into the address.Last week, my neighbors were called to see if perchance one of them could get me to call back because the call was urgent.  My neighbor informed the caller that no such person had lived at that address for years.  We are still getting the calls.

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I know this is an old posting, but under the FDCPA a bill collector can not reveal information to anyone but the person who they are trying to reach. That is why the message will tell you not to listen or to hang up. The collection agency is covering their butt in case they reach a wrong person who does listen to the message. Bill collectors who "claim" to be decent, hardworking individuals just doing their jobs will find people with the same last name as yours in your area and hound them with phone calls hoping they will eventually reach the person the are looking for. Research the law and fight back at these people.If you are the wrong person, tell them not to call you again and if they continue to do so, document the calls and sue them. You can win a judgement of $1000 for harassment due to violating the rules of the Fair Debt Collection Protection Act.

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They say that to cover their a** regarding privacy issues. The fact is, unless they verify that you are the person they are trying to reach they are breaking privacy laws.

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Always get everything in writing.  Discussing business over the phone is never a good idea.  In writing you have a record of all transaction and it doesn't turn into a "he said, she said" problem later on down the road.

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You are a Dick!! You are 100% wrong Obama!!

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I just a call from this number. i called back and they hang up on me.

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no they dont if i dont accept it.

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gunnut7,How stupid are you ,you dont have to answer your phone at all,This is America we still have rights and no company(not even your goverment)has the right to tell you to answer your phone,I answer my phone when & if I want to

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your phone company says you have to answer every phone call you get 24/7.so you better do so.how stupid are you?do you practice stupidity or does it come naturally?

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Actually the phone company does NOT have the right to DICTATE to you how you handle a phone call you receive.  But then that is NOT what she said.....so perhaps if you read ALL the words, you could respond properly.  However, I strongly suspect it's what the previous commenter said....you probably work for these lowlife companies and want people to not only feel intimidated by you when you call but also when they read your worthless post.

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The Do Not Call list has not worked since 2009.  Shortly after that date the new 5 top excutives of that division of the US government was found to be watching porn (4 men/1woman) 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.  In investigating as best I could I fopund these 5 people are still running the FCC with no reprimand.  This is exactly why the Do Not Call list no longer works 4 years later.  It worked for me prior to 2009.

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I have just bought a whistle.  I plan to blow it when I get calls from companys that disreguard the do-not-call-list.

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Huffington Post has a good article about the failure of the DNC laws: http://800notes.com/forum/ta-63ea42c74ee64f6/ ... -get-robocalled

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The Do-Not-Call registry is a farce.  I have repeatedly reported the same company with the same number and the same human caller, and nothing has been done about it.  For over six months, I have received calls regarding lowering my credit card interest rates: I have no credit cards (thanks to Bill).  The Do-Not-Call registry is a waste of time and so is reporting it to its parent agency.  As for Penn Credit, I was called at 2045 hours on a Sunday.  That, to me, is intrusive.  I had no way to call back at the time as the recording says to call back during normal business hours.  So, how does one call back during normal business hours when its obvious that the company does not keep normal business hours.

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I agree with the Gran on the go's post.  At 8pm I'm spending time with my family.  I, out of that normal curiosity, called them back, got a cheesy, (yes, I'm from Wisconsin), muzak music and someone finally came on the line and greeted me as Penn whatever...I asked her to repeat it and she did..I asked what the call was regarding, she said 'we handle personal business matters, please hold one moment Ma'am', sounded like she put me on hold when indeed she ended the call...I was a little irritated.  I called back to ask them to 'take my name off your list'  (which is ALL you have to say, and by law they HAVE to), but no one would pick up...the call just dropped so I can only assume they have caller ID.  I'll get 'em.  When an unwanted caller calls you for soliciting of any sort just do as I mentioned above and also get your numbers on the do-not-call lists...it really does help..Happy New Year Everyone!

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If I am reading Linda Malone's message correctly, she is not talking about THE phone company, but the company calling her and leaving the voicemail message that is disturbing to her. I don't blame her. Just the curiosity factor alone would make the recipient want to find out who in the heck is calling their number.

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WHAT are you talking about?  She/He said, that Penn Corp has NO right to tell them to hang up the phone.  YOU are MORE THAN WRONG!  My guess is that you work as a lowlife collector & want people to feel intimidated by your worthless post.

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The phone company does in fact have the right to dictate how the service they provide you is handled.  This includes but is not limited to saying, you can't call a specific number.

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I keep getting automated phone calls asking me to identify myself after a brief moment of silence the caller will say by listening you will agree that listening to the message you are the person in question, and if not hangup now. I pay the phone bill, the company has no rights to tell me when to hang up the phone!. I don't want any phone calls I don't do business like that, everything I do is in writing.

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Received a call asking for Erin (my wife) but when I called back they wanted to verify that this was Alex (me) calling them back.  Why would they leave a message for Erin and expect Alex to call them back?  I looked further into this and there have been numerous complaints about this company calling and harassing people for piddly amounts of money, usually under ninety dollars

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what is this concerning

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