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Report by Disguntled Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell number?  My cell is listed as a do not call so why am I getting these calls?
Report by TexasGal Long ago Unknown
That is hilarious! You were told by an annoying caller that you aren't worth their time!!!! I wish some of these people would say that to me!!!My caller ID just said Fort Lauderdale Fl and I had answering machine off.
Report by Lindsay Long ago Unknown
They called me, asked me to take a survey about my health, I told them I wasn't interested and then the guy VERY RUDELY said "Its important information about your health, if you aren't interested about your health, you're not worth my time" and hung up on me. I wonder why they don't sell much product....
Report by nemo Long ago Unknown
They left no message on my machine today.
Report by k Long ago Unknown
Yes, Thank you
Report by tortoise Long ago Unknown
The same thing basically happened to me.  In September, I responded to a job ad which looked legitimate (on Craig's List).  It was also for a receptionist position.  I received an email asking me to pay for a credit report, because they were ready to hire me.  Of course, that tipped me off.  Since then, I have gotten a phone call from this same number on 10/25/2010.  They must have gotten my number from my resume when I responded to the job ad.  I didn't answer the call from this number, but now that I know who's behind it, I won't.  Everyone beware of answering these job ads and how much info you give out.
Report by lamet Long ago Unknown
its called a MONEY MULE scam You are either laundering money - or the checks are counterfeit - guaranteed to BOUNCE. Identity Thieves Prowling for Job SeekersFake job ads up 345% as recession creates opportunities for scam artistshttp://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.htmlMarch 9, 2009 With the unemployment rate rising and living costs going up, more people are looking for new jobs or second jobs. These are ideal conditions, it turns out, if you’re an identity thief. Job seekers will register with employment agencies, check employment ads, mail out unsolicited resumes, network, post resumes on job search sites and search Craigslist. In fact, the UK Association for Payment Clearing Services which tracks the prevalence of fake job ads said that fake ads are up 345 percent over the past three years. Unfortunately identity thieves are taking advantage of these uncertain economic times to scam job seekers and gather personal identifying information.The Identity Theft Resource Center offers these tips: • Protect your Social Security Number by limiting how many people see it. Never put your SSN on a resume. Let a company ask for it when they consider you a serious applicant. To minimize your risk, you also may want to not list your home address and just put your city and state on the resume. • Consider opening a separate email account for your job search and keeping your primary email address private. Placing your email address on a resume could open the door to spam and phishing, account verification, and other email scams. (The recent Monster.com breach exposed resumes and email addresses. If you had placed your Social Security number or home email address on your resume, you could have made yourself a target.) • Check out a company you found on a website carefully before giving them your information, for example Craig’s List. Anyone can create a website, but it doesn’t mean that they are a real company. You can find information on a company through the Better Business Bureau or the State Attorney General where the company is located. You can also Google the business to find out more about them. Most reputable companies will have a significant presence on the Internet, not just a few mentions. • Avoid any website that requires you to “pre-register” with your SSN, home address or driver’s license number. Also, you should not be required to prepay to view job listings. Both these requirements are strong indicators of a scam. • Update your computer security prior to emailing resumes and receiving email correspondence. Making sure your computer security is currently updated against viruses, Trojans, and other types of computer malware can help to protect you from any intrusion in an attachment you might receive. • Make sure the person who contacted you actually works at the listed company and is not someone who has posted a job pretending to be part of a company. Does the URL address include the name of the company? If not, who actually sent it? Call the company involved, and ask for the Human Resources Department. Some companies recommend not responding via email to any person asking for more information, but rather to call the company directly. Rarely does a company hire someone sight unseen. • Be wary of some common job scams. Avoid any company, especially a foreign company that wants to hire you as a “payment representative “or” accounts receivable clerk.” This scam indicates that you get to keep a percentage of all checks or money orders you place in a bank account for them. Do not open a bank account for a company. You will be the responsible party should any money laundering occur, or if checks bounce. This is called a “money mule scam.” Another scam is to notify you that you are one of the finalists for a job, and they need your Social Security number to do a background check. If you have not had a face-to-face interview with the company, you should be very skeptical. No one gets a job based on a resume alone.Finally, watch out for the “work-at home” scams, especially those that ask you to “forward” packages you receive to a third party. That package may contain stolen goods or illegal drugs. There is rarely need to have a private party as a “freight forwarder.” The safest ways to job search are to use local want ads, visit the unemployment office, use temp employment services, tell friends and family about your search, and network via professional groups and business acquaintances. When contacting a local company you can meet them, see the facilities, and ask acquaintances in that industry about their reputation. Consider not contacting foreign companies, especially those from Nigeria, Russia and third world countries. Should you decide to use the Internet, ITRC strongly recommends that you read the safety tips on job seeking websites and report any suspicious posting to the website concerned. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.html#ixzz0TGskhzJwFlorida Probes Eight Firms For Alleged Employment ScamsSuspected of exploiting desperate job-seekersFebruary 17, 2010 The ads make it sound easy; let the advertised firm train and place you in a new job, or set you up in a work-at-home business that will triple your income. It hardly ever works out that way, however. Now, the State of Florida has issued subpoenas to eight firms suspected of running employment or work-at-home scams. "Unemployed Floridians are particularly vulnerable to scams that falsely promise quick fixes for people who are jobless," said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. "With the unemployment rate in Florida at record highs, we need to be vigilant in our efforts against people looking to capitalize on someone else's difficulties." One of the firms receiving a subpoena is Career Services International, based in Orlando. McCollum's office is investigating allegations that the company misrepresents available services and collects fees for those services, but fails to provide them. Consumers have complained that the quality of service was not what the company had promised and indicated problems with missed deadlines, untrained employees, and lack of advertised expertise. Federal-State CrackdownThe subpoena is one of a series issued over the past several months targeting employment scams and was announced today to highlight the office's joint enforcement effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)and several other states. Seven other Florida companies have also received subpoenas investigating potential violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Allegations include misleading or deceptive marketing of work-from-home opportunities as well as job placement services and other Internet business ventures. The other firms under investigation include: • Coretech Media LLC, doing business as Netcadetpro.com and Net Money Training, located in St. Petersburg; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices related to home business opportunity kits advertised over the internet • Darling Angel Pin Creations, Inc., located in Brandon; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work at home job opportunity • GC Displays, Inc., doing business as Atlanticpacificonline.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Home Biz Ventures, LLC, doing business as Bidfuel.com and Blogtoolkit.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving internet business opportunity which offers on-line membership access to training and products to sell on auction sites • My Career Corp., Inc., located in Tampa; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Pacific Webworks, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work from home opportunities • Viable Marketing Corp., located in Seminole; Unauthorized recurring charges associated with negative option "work at home" internet business opportunity McCollum says consumers should be wary of any company offering employment positions that require little or no education but claim to pay high wages, companies that charge an up-front fee for their services or products, companies that offer "memberships" to internet-based employment opportunities, and any other opportunity that sounds too good to be true. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02 ... l#ixzz0ftMC4KaXFTC Cracks Down on Jobs Con ArtistsScams prey on Americans left jobless by the recessionBy James Limbach ConsumerAffairs.comFebruary 18, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans.The fraudsters utilize job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.As part of the law enforcement sweep, dubbed "Operation Bottom Dollar," the FTC has filed seven cases against the operators of deceptive and illegal job and moneymaking scams. In addition, the sweep includes 43 criminal actions by the Department of Justice, many involving the substantial assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.The agency also announced partnerships with the online job placement service Monster.com, the search engine Bing and the centralized network of online communities Craigslist to help job seekers recognize job scams so they can avoid being victimized. Monster, Careerbuilder, Bing and Craigslist will display FTC consumer education material to people who are using the companies' Web sites to look for jobs."Federal and state law enforcement officials will not tolerate those who take advantage of consumers in times of economic misfortune," said David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "If you falsely advertise that you will connect people with jobs or with opportunities for them to make money working from home, we will shut you down. We will give your assets to the people you scammed, and, when it's appropriate, we'll refer you to criminal authorities for prosecution."To help consumers avoid being conned by employment scams, the FTC has produced a new consumer education video in English and Spanish.Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02/jobs_scams.html#ixzz0gesTr4l6
Report by Dee A. Long ago Unknown
I may have found a connection to this. 1-8-10 I applied to a "Front Desk Receptionist" job, posted on craigslist (12-31-09 at 9:17am). It sounded like an OFFICE job. Jan.9th I got a reply from a "UM Plastics describing a different "work from home" job, not an OFFICE job. Then, on 1-11-10 at 11:50am I get a call from #954-250-0112. The scam: YOU get checks from people for items auctioned on the internet, YOU cash the checks, keep 5% commission and send the rest to the scammer. Since YOU type records & keep them in your home & email the scammer summary reports of these transactions, YOU are the "Record Keeper", by the IRS rules and are fully responsible & liable, legally. Nothing can be traced, legally to the scammer. DO NOT cash these checks. An example is given for a John R. Smith transaction. More about this scam is at www.scamwarners.com. Hopethis helps someone avoid a legal battle & messed up credit. Good Luck!
Report by TTTTTTT Long ago Unknown
Has called me everyday since Monday, at about the same time during the day. No messages ever left. Curious on how they got my cell number?????
Report by aaaa Long ago Unknown
Called and asked for me.  Said yes and then they hung up.
Report by EdgarPoe Long ago Unknown
called my house asking for a connie that dont stay here and vry rude
Report by Kimmer Long ago Unknown
rec'd missed call at 4:30pm.  Didn't leave a message.
Report by Maggie Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell phone number???
Report by Skip Long ago Unknown
SCAM...receive call on my cell from this number every day.  When I call their number I get a recording instructing to stop the call leave your name and phone number.  I have my name hidden on my cell.  This is a way to get you name matched to your number.  Complete jerks!!!
Report by Diane Long ago Unknown
How do I block their calls?  They are calling my cell phone numerous times a day.
Report by Eric Long ago Unknown
I also got a call about HGH before while I was sleeping, I guess that this was the number they called from.  This number tries to call me all the time and when I try to call back I get a weird busy signal.
Report by not necessary Long ago Unknown
I answered and then the phone started dialing as if I made a call and some broad answered and I hung up.
Report by julie Long ago Unknown
I am getting a boat horn and when they call again they are getting a blast on the phone.......I SAID NO THANK YOU!
Report by Dave Long ago Unknown
HGH, wanted to take a health survey and try to sell me something.  Called during the middle of the day while I was at work.
Report by brad Long ago Unknown
this number is for hgh
Report by Disguntled Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell number?  My cell is listed as a do not call so why am I getting these calls?
Report by TexasGal Long ago Unknown
That is hilarious! You were told by an annoying caller that you aren't worth their time!!!! I wish some of these people would say that to me!!!My caller ID just said Fort Lauderdale Fl and I had answering machine off.
Report by Lindsay Long ago Unknown
They called me, asked me to take a survey about my health, I told them I wasn't interested and then the guy VERY RUDELY said "Its important information about your health, if you aren't interested about your health, you're not worth my time" and hung up on me. I wonder why they don't sell much product....
Report by nemo Long ago Unknown
They left no message on my machine today.
Report by k Long ago Unknown
Yes, Thank you
Report by tortoise Long ago Unknown
The same thing basically happened to me.  In September, I responded to a job ad which looked legitimate (on Craig's List).  It was also for a receptionist position.  I received an email asking me to pay for a credit report, because they were ready to hire me.  Of course, that tipped me off.  Since then, I have gotten a phone call from this same number on 10/25/2010.  They must have gotten my number from my resume when I responded to the job ad.  I didn't answer the call from this number, but now that I know who's behind it, I won't.  Everyone beware of answering these job ads and how much info you give out.
Report by lamet Long ago Unknown
its called a MONEY MULE scam You are either laundering money - or the checks are counterfeit - guaranteed to BOUNCE. Identity Thieves Prowling for Job SeekersFake job ads up 345% as recession creates opportunities for scam artistshttp://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.htmlMarch 9, 2009 With the unemployment rate rising and living costs going up, more people are looking for new jobs or second jobs. These are ideal conditions, it turns out, if you’re an identity thief. Job seekers will register with employment agencies, check employment ads, mail out unsolicited resumes, network, post resumes on job search sites and search Craigslist. In fact, the UK Association for Payment Clearing Services which tracks the prevalence of fake job ads said that fake ads are up 345 percent over the past three years. Unfortunately identity thieves are taking advantage of these uncertain economic times to scam job seekers and gather personal identifying information.The Identity Theft Resource Center offers these tips: • Protect your Social Security Number by limiting how many people see it. Never put your SSN on a resume. Let a company ask for it when they consider you a serious applicant. To minimize your risk, you also may want to not list your home address and just put your city and state on the resume. • Consider opening a separate email account for your job search and keeping your primary email address private. Placing your email address on a resume could open the door to spam and phishing, account verification, and other email scams. (The recent Monster.com breach exposed resumes and email addresses. If you had placed your Social Security number or home email address on your resume, you could have made yourself a target.) • Check out a company you found on a website carefully before giving them your information, for example Craig’s List. Anyone can create a website, but it doesn’t mean that they are a real company. You can find information on a company through the Better Business Bureau or the State Attorney General where the company is located. You can also Google the business to find out more about them. Most reputable companies will have a significant presence on the Internet, not just a few mentions. • Avoid any website that requires you to “pre-register” with your SSN, home address or driver’s license number. Also, you should not be required to prepay to view job listings. Both these requirements are strong indicators of a scam. • Update your computer security prior to emailing resumes and receiving email correspondence. Making sure your computer security is currently updated against viruses, Trojans, and other types of computer malware can help to protect you from any intrusion in an attachment you might receive. • Make sure the person who contacted you actually works at the listed company and is not someone who has posted a job pretending to be part of a company. Does the URL address include the name of the company? If not, who actually sent it? Call the company involved, and ask for the Human Resources Department. Some companies recommend not responding via email to any person asking for more information, but rather to call the company directly. Rarely does a company hire someone sight unseen. • Be wary of some common job scams. Avoid any company, especially a foreign company that wants to hire you as a “payment representative “or” accounts receivable clerk.” This scam indicates that you get to keep a percentage of all checks or money orders you place in a bank account for them. Do not open a bank account for a company. You will be the responsible party should any money laundering occur, or if checks bounce. This is called a “money mule scam.” Another scam is to notify you that you are one of the finalists for a job, and they need your Social Security number to do a background check. If you have not had a face-to-face interview with the company, you should be very skeptical. No one gets a job based on a resume alone.Finally, watch out for the “work-at home” scams, especially those that ask you to “forward” packages you receive to a third party. That package may contain stolen goods or illegal drugs. There is rarely need to have a private party as a “freight forwarder.” The safest ways to job search are to use local want ads, visit the unemployment office, use temp employment services, tell friends and family about your search, and network via professional groups and business acquaintances. When contacting a local company you can meet them, see the facilities, and ask acquaintances in that industry about their reputation. Consider not contacting foreign companies, especially those from Nigeria, Russia and third world countries. Should you decide to use the Internet, ITRC strongly recommends that you read the safety tips on job seeking websites and report any suspicious posting to the website concerned. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.html#ixzz0TGskhzJwFlorida Probes Eight Firms For Alleged Employment ScamsSuspected of exploiting desperate job-seekersFebruary 17, 2010 The ads make it sound easy; let the advertised firm train and place you in a new job, or set you up in a work-at-home business that will triple your income. It hardly ever works out that way, however. Now, the State of Florida has issued subpoenas to eight firms suspected of running employment or work-at-home scams. "Unemployed Floridians are particularly vulnerable to scams that falsely promise quick fixes for people who are jobless," said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. "With the unemployment rate in Florida at record highs, we need to be vigilant in our efforts against people looking to capitalize on someone else's difficulties." One of the firms receiving a subpoena is Career Services International, based in Orlando. McCollum's office is investigating allegations that the company misrepresents available services and collects fees for those services, but fails to provide them. Consumers have complained that the quality of service was not what the company had promised and indicated problems with missed deadlines, untrained employees, and lack of advertised expertise. Federal-State CrackdownThe subpoena is one of a series issued over the past several months targeting employment scams and was announced today to highlight the office's joint enforcement effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)and several other states. Seven other Florida companies have also received subpoenas investigating potential violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Allegations include misleading or deceptive marketing of work-from-home opportunities as well as job placement services and other Internet business ventures. The other firms under investigation include: • Coretech Media LLC, doing business as Netcadetpro.com and Net Money Training, located in St. Petersburg; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices related to home business opportunity kits advertised over the internet • Darling Angel Pin Creations, Inc., located in Brandon; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work at home job opportunity • GC Displays, Inc., doing business as Atlanticpacificonline.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Home Biz Ventures, LLC, doing business as Bidfuel.com and Blogtoolkit.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving internet business opportunity which offers on-line membership access to training and products to sell on auction sites • My Career Corp., Inc., located in Tampa; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Pacific Webworks, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work from home opportunities • Viable Marketing Corp., located in Seminole; Unauthorized recurring charges associated with negative option "work at home" internet business opportunity McCollum says consumers should be wary of any company offering employment positions that require little or no education but claim to pay high wages, companies that charge an up-front fee for their services or products, companies that offer "memberships" to internet-based employment opportunities, and any other opportunity that sounds too good to be true. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02 ... l#ixzz0ftMC4KaXFTC Cracks Down on Jobs Con ArtistsScams prey on Americans left jobless by the recessionBy James Limbach ConsumerAffairs.comFebruary 18, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans.The fraudsters utilize job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.As part of the law enforcement sweep, dubbed "Operation Bottom Dollar," the FTC has filed seven cases against the operators of deceptive and illegal job and moneymaking scams. In addition, the sweep includes 43 criminal actions by the Department of Justice, many involving the substantial assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.The agency also announced partnerships with the online job placement service Monster.com, the search engine Bing and the centralized network of online communities Craigslist to help job seekers recognize job scams so they can avoid being victimized. Monster, Careerbuilder, Bing and Craigslist will display FTC consumer education material to people who are using the companies' Web sites to look for jobs."Federal and state law enforcement officials will not tolerate those who take advantage of consumers in times of economic misfortune," said David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "If you falsely advertise that you will connect people with jobs or with opportunities for them to make money working from home, we will shut you down. We will give your assets to the people you scammed, and, when it's appropriate, we'll refer you to criminal authorities for prosecution."To help consumers avoid being conned by employment scams, the FTC has produced a new consumer education video in English and Spanish.Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02/jobs_scams.html#ixzz0gesTr4l6
Report by Dee A. Long ago Unknown
I may have found a connection to this. 1-8-10 I applied to a "Front Desk Receptionist" job, posted on craigslist (12-31-09 at 9:17am). It sounded like an OFFICE job. Jan.9th I got a reply from a "UM Plastics describing a different "work from home" job, not an OFFICE job. Then, on 1-11-10 at 11:50am I get a call from #954-250-0112. The scam: YOU get checks from people for items auctioned on the internet, YOU cash the checks, keep 5% commission and send the rest to the scammer. Since YOU type records & keep them in your home & email the scammer summary reports of these transactions, YOU are the "Record Keeper", by the IRS rules and are fully responsible & liable, legally. Nothing can be traced, legally to the scammer. DO NOT cash these checks. An example is given for a John R. Smith transaction. More about this scam is at www.scamwarners.com. Hopethis helps someone avoid a legal battle & messed up credit. Good Luck!
Report by TTTTTTT Long ago Unknown
Has called me everyday since Monday, at about the same time during the day. No messages ever left. Curious on how they got my cell number?????
Report by aaaa Long ago Unknown
Called and asked for me.  Said yes and then they hung up.
Report by EdgarPoe Long ago Unknown
called my house asking for a connie that dont stay here and vry rude
Report by Kimmer Long ago Unknown
rec'd missed call at 4:30pm.  Didn't leave a message.
Report by Maggie Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell phone number???
Report by Skip Long ago Unknown
SCAM...receive call on my cell from this number every day.  When I call their number I get a recording instructing to stop the call leave your name and phone number.  I have my name hidden on my cell.  This is a way to get you name matched to your number.  Complete jerks!!!
Report by Diane Long ago Unknown
How do I block their calls?  They are calling my cell phone numerous times a day.
Report by Eric Long ago Unknown
I also got a call about HGH before while I was sleeping, I guess that this was the number they called from.  This number tries to call me all the time and when I try to call back I get a weird busy signal.
Report by not necessary Long ago Unknown
I answered and then the phone started dialing as if I made a call and some broad answered and I hung up.
Report by julie Long ago Unknown
I am getting a boat horn and when they call again they are getting a blast on the phone.......I SAID NO THANK YOU!
Report by Dave Long ago Unknown
HGH, wanted to take a health survey and try to sell me something.  Called during the middle of the day while I was at work.
Report by brad Long ago Unknown
this number is for hgh
Report by Disguntled Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell number?  My cell is listed as a do not call so why am I getting these calls?
Report by TexasGal Long ago Unknown
That is hilarious! You were told by an annoying caller that you aren't worth their time!!!! I wish some of these people would say that to me!!!My caller ID just said Fort Lauderdale Fl and I had answering machine off.
Report by Lindsay Long ago Unknown
They called me, asked me to take a survey about my health, I told them I wasn't interested and then the guy VERY RUDELY said "Its important information about your health, if you aren't interested about your health, you're not worth my time" and hung up on me. I wonder why they don't sell much product....
Report by nemo Long ago Unknown
They left no message on my machine today.
Report by k Long ago Unknown
Yes, Thank you
Report by tortoise Long ago Unknown
The same thing basically happened to me.  In September, I responded to a job ad which looked legitimate (on Craig's List).  It was also for a receptionist position.  I received an email asking me to pay for a credit report, because they were ready to hire me.  Of course, that tipped me off.  Since then, I have gotten a phone call from this same number on 10/25/2010.  They must have gotten my number from my resume when I responded to the job ad.  I didn't answer the call from this number, but now that I know who's behind it, I won't.  Everyone beware of answering these job ads and how much info you give out.
Report by lamet Long ago Unknown
its called a MONEY MULE scam You are either laundering money - or the checks are counterfeit - guaranteed to BOUNCE. Identity Thieves Prowling for Job SeekersFake job ads up 345% as recession creates opportunities for scam artistshttp://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.htmlMarch 9, 2009 With the unemployment rate rising and living costs going up, more people are looking for new jobs or second jobs. These are ideal conditions, it turns out, if you’re an identity thief. Job seekers will register with employment agencies, check employment ads, mail out unsolicited resumes, network, post resumes on job search sites and search Craigslist. In fact, the UK Association for Payment Clearing Services which tracks the prevalence of fake job ads said that fake ads are up 345 percent over the past three years. Unfortunately identity thieves are taking advantage of these uncertain economic times to scam job seekers and gather personal identifying information.The Identity Theft Resource Center offers these tips: • Protect your Social Security Number by limiting how many people see it. Never put your SSN on a resume. Let a company ask for it when they consider you a serious applicant. To minimize your risk, you also may want to not list your home address and just put your city and state on the resume. • Consider opening a separate email account for your job search and keeping your primary email address private. Placing your email address on a resume could open the door to spam and phishing, account verification, and other email scams. (The recent Monster.com breach exposed resumes and email addresses. If you had placed your Social Security number or home email address on your resume, you could have made yourself a target.) • Check out a company you found on a website carefully before giving them your information, for example Craig’s List. Anyone can create a website, but it doesn’t mean that they are a real company. You can find information on a company through the Better Business Bureau or the State Attorney General where the company is located. You can also Google the business to find out more about them. Most reputable companies will have a significant presence on the Internet, not just a few mentions. • Avoid any website that requires you to “pre-register” with your SSN, home address or driver’s license number. Also, you should not be required to prepay to view job listings. Both these requirements are strong indicators of a scam. • Update your computer security prior to emailing resumes and receiving email correspondence. Making sure your computer security is currently updated against viruses, Trojans, and other types of computer malware can help to protect you from any intrusion in an attachment you might receive. • Make sure the person who contacted you actually works at the listed company and is not someone who has posted a job pretending to be part of a company. Does the URL address include the name of the company? If not, who actually sent it? Call the company involved, and ask for the Human Resources Department. Some companies recommend not responding via email to any person asking for more information, but rather to call the company directly. Rarely does a company hire someone sight unseen. • Be wary of some common job scams. Avoid any company, especially a foreign company that wants to hire you as a “payment representative “or” accounts receivable clerk.” This scam indicates that you get to keep a percentage of all checks or money orders you place in a bank account for them. Do not open a bank account for a company. You will be the responsible party should any money laundering occur, or if checks bounce. This is called a “money mule scam.” Another scam is to notify you that you are one of the finalists for a job, and they need your Social Security number to do a background check. If you have not had a face-to-face interview with the company, you should be very skeptical. No one gets a job based on a resume alone.Finally, watch out for the “work-at home” scams, especially those that ask you to “forward” packages you receive to a third party. That package may contain stolen goods or illegal drugs. There is rarely need to have a private party as a “freight forwarder.” The safest ways to job search are to use local want ads, visit the unemployment office, use temp employment services, tell friends and family about your search, and network via professional groups and business acquaintances. When contacting a local company you can meet them, see the facilities, and ask acquaintances in that industry about their reputation. Consider not contacting foreign companies, especially those from Nigeria, Russia and third world countries. Should you decide to use the Internet, ITRC strongly recommends that you read the safety tips on job seeking websites and report any suspicious posting to the website concerned. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.html#ixzz0TGskhzJwFlorida Probes Eight Firms For Alleged Employment ScamsSuspected of exploiting desperate job-seekersFebruary 17, 2010 The ads make it sound easy; let the advertised firm train and place you in a new job, or set you up in a work-at-home business that will triple your income. It hardly ever works out that way, however. Now, the State of Florida has issued subpoenas to eight firms suspected of running employment or work-at-home scams. "Unemployed Floridians are particularly vulnerable to scams that falsely promise quick fixes for people who are jobless," said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. "With the unemployment rate in Florida at record highs, we need to be vigilant in our efforts against people looking to capitalize on someone else's difficulties." One of the firms receiving a subpoena is Career Services International, based in Orlando. McCollum's office is investigating allegations that the company misrepresents available services and collects fees for those services, but fails to provide them. Consumers have complained that the quality of service was not what the company had promised and indicated problems with missed deadlines, untrained employees, and lack of advertised expertise. Federal-State CrackdownThe subpoena is one of a series issued over the past several months targeting employment scams and was announced today to highlight the office's joint enforcement effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)and several other states. Seven other Florida companies have also received subpoenas investigating potential violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Allegations include misleading or deceptive marketing of work-from-home opportunities as well as job placement services and other Internet business ventures. The other firms under investigation include: • Coretech Media LLC, doing business as Netcadetpro.com and Net Money Training, located in St. Petersburg; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices related to home business opportunity kits advertised over the internet • Darling Angel Pin Creations, Inc., located in Brandon; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work at home job opportunity • GC Displays, Inc., doing business as Atlanticpacificonline.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Home Biz Ventures, LLC, doing business as Bidfuel.com and Blogtoolkit.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving internet business opportunity which offers on-line membership access to training and products to sell on auction sites • My Career Corp., Inc., located in Tampa; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Pacific Webworks, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work from home opportunities • Viable Marketing Corp., located in Seminole; Unauthorized recurring charges associated with negative option "work at home" internet business opportunity McCollum says consumers should be wary of any company offering employment positions that require little or no education but claim to pay high wages, companies that charge an up-front fee for their services or products, companies that offer "memberships" to internet-based employment opportunities, and any other opportunity that sounds too good to be true. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02 ... l#ixzz0ftMC4KaXFTC Cracks Down on Jobs Con ArtistsScams prey on Americans left jobless by the recessionBy James Limbach ConsumerAffairs.comFebruary 18, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans.The fraudsters utilize job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.As part of the law enforcement sweep, dubbed "Operation Bottom Dollar," the FTC has filed seven cases against the operators of deceptive and illegal job and moneymaking scams. In addition, the sweep includes 43 criminal actions by the Department of Justice, many involving the substantial assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.The agency also announced partnerships with the online job placement service Monster.com, the search engine Bing and the centralized network of online communities Craigslist to help job seekers recognize job scams so they can avoid being victimized. Monster, Careerbuilder, Bing and Craigslist will display FTC consumer education material to people who are using the companies' Web sites to look for jobs."Federal and state law enforcement officials will not tolerate those who take advantage of consumers in times of economic misfortune," said David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "If you falsely advertise that you will connect people with jobs or with opportunities for them to make money working from home, we will shut you down. We will give your assets to the people you scammed, and, when it's appropriate, we'll refer you to criminal authorities for prosecution."To help consumers avoid being conned by employment scams, the FTC has produced a new consumer education video in English and Spanish.Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02/jobs_scams.html#ixzz0gesTr4l6
Report by Dee A. Long ago Unknown
I may have found a connection to this. 1-8-10 I applied to a "Front Desk Receptionist" job, posted on craigslist (12-31-09 at 9:17am). It sounded like an OFFICE job. Jan.9th I got a reply from a "UM Plastics describing a different "work from home" job, not an OFFICE job. Then, on 1-11-10 at 11:50am I get a call from #954-250-0112. The scam: YOU get checks from people for items auctioned on the internet, YOU cash the checks, keep 5% commission and send the rest to the scammer. Since YOU type records & keep them in your home & email the scammer summary reports of these transactions, YOU are the "Record Keeper", by the IRS rules and are fully responsible & liable, legally. Nothing can be traced, legally to the scammer. DO NOT cash these checks. An example is given for a John R. Smith transaction. More about this scam is at www.scamwarners.com. Hopethis helps someone avoid a legal battle & messed up credit. Good Luck!
Report by TTTTTTT Long ago Unknown
Has called me everyday since Monday, at about the same time during the day. No messages ever left. Curious on how they got my cell number?????
Report by aaaa Long ago Unknown
Called and asked for me.  Said yes and then they hung up.
Report by EdgarPoe Long ago Unknown
called my house asking for a connie that dont stay here and vry rude
Report by Kimmer Long ago Unknown
rec'd missed call at 4:30pm.  Didn't leave a message.
Report by Maggie Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell phone number???
Report by Skip Long ago Unknown
SCAM...receive call on my cell from this number every day.  When I call their number I get a recording instructing to stop the call leave your name and phone number.  I have my name hidden on my cell.  This is a way to get you name matched to your number.  Complete jerks!!!
Report by Diane Long ago Unknown
How do I block their calls?  They are calling my cell phone numerous times a day.
Report by Eric Long ago Unknown
I also got a call about HGH before while I was sleeping, I guess that this was the number they called from.  This number tries to call me all the time and when I try to call back I get a weird busy signal.
Report by not necessary Long ago Unknown
I answered and then the phone started dialing as if I made a call and some broad answered and I hung up.
Report by julie Long ago Unknown
I am getting a boat horn and when they call again they are getting a blast on the phone.......I SAID NO THANK YOU!
Report by Dave Long ago Unknown
HGH, wanted to take a health survey and try to sell me something.  Called during the middle of the day while I was at work.
Report by brad Long ago Unknown
this number is for hgh
Report by Disguntled Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell number?  My cell is listed as a do not call so why am I getting these calls?
Report by TexasGal Long ago Unknown
That is hilarious! You were told by an annoying caller that you aren't worth their time!!!! I wish some of these people would say that to me!!!My caller ID just said Fort Lauderdale Fl and I had answering machine off.
Report by Lindsay Long ago Unknown
They called me, asked me to take a survey about my health, I told them I wasn't interested and then the guy VERY RUDELY said "Its important information about your health, if you aren't interested about your health, you're not worth my time" and hung up on me. I wonder why they don't sell much product....
Report by nemo Long ago Unknown
They left no message on my machine today.
Report by k Long ago Unknown
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Report by tortoise Long ago Unknown
The same thing basically happened to me.  In September, I responded to a job ad which looked legitimate (on Craig's List).  It was also for a receptionist position.  I received an email asking me to pay for a credit report, because they were ready to hire me.  Of course, that tipped me off.  Since then, I have gotten a phone call from this same number on 10/25/2010.  They must have gotten my number from my resume when I responded to the job ad.  I didn't answer the call from this number, but now that I know who's behind it, I won't.  Everyone beware of answering these job ads and how much info you give out.
Report by lamet Long ago Unknown
its called a MONEY MULE scam You are either laundering money - or the checks are counterfeit - guaranteed to BOUNCE. Identity Thieves Prowling for Job SeekersFake job ads up 345% as recession creates opportunities for scam artistshttp://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.htmlMarch 9, 2009 With the unemployment rate rising and living costs going up, more people are looking for new jobs or second jobs. These are ideal conditions, it turns out, if you’re an identity thief. Job seekers will register with employment agencies, check employment ads, mail out unsolicited resumes, network, post resumes on job search sites and search Craigslist. In fact, the UK Association for Payment Clearing Services which tracks the prevalence of fake job ads said that fake ads are up 345 percent over the past three years. Unfortunately identity thieves are taking advantage of these uncertain economic times to scam job seekers and gather personal identifying information.The Identity Theft Resource Center offers these tips: • Protect your Social Security Number by limiting how many people see it. Never put your SSN on a resume. Let a company ask for it when they consider you a serious applicant. To minimize your risk, you also may want to not list your home address and just put your city and state on the resume. • Consider opening a separate email account for your job search and keeping your primary email address private. Placing your email address on a resume could open the door to spam and phishing, account verification, and other email scams. (The recent Monster.com breach exposed resumes and email addresses. If you had placed your Social Security number or home email address on your resume, you could have made yourself a target.) • Check out a company you found on a website carefully before giving them your information, for example Craig’s List. Anyone can create a website, but it doesn’t mean that they are a real company. You can find information on a company through the Better Business Bureau or the State Attorney General where the company is located. You can also Google the business to find out more about them. Most reputable companies will have a significant presence on the Internet, not just a few mentions. • Avoid any website that requires you to “pre-register” with your SSN, home address or driver’s license number. Also, you should not be required to prepay to view job listings. Both these requirements are strong indicators of a scam. • Update your computer security prior to emailing resumes and receiving email correspondence. Making sure your computer security is currently updated against viruses, Trojans, and other types of computer malware can help to protect you from any intrusion in an attachment you might receive. • Make sure the person who contacted you actually works at the listed company and is not someone who has posted a job pretending to be part of a company. Does the URL address include the name of the company? If not, who actually sent it? Call the company involved, and ask for the Human Resources Department. Some companies recommend not responding via email to any person asking for more information, but rather to call the company directly. Rarely does a company hire someone sight unseen. • Be wary of some common job scams. Avoid any company, especially a foreign company that wants to hire you as a “payment representative “or” accounts receivable clerk.” This scam indicates that you get to keep a percentage of all checks or money orders you place in a bank account for them. Do not open a bank account for a company. You will be the responsible party should any money laundering occur, or if checks bounce. This is called a “money mule scam.” Another scam is to notify you that you are one of the finalists for a job, and they need your Social Security number to do a background check. If you have not had a face-to-face interview with the company, you should be very skeptical. No one gets a job based on a resume alone.Finally, watch out for the “work-at home” scams, especially those that ask you to “forward” packages you receive to a third party. That package may contain stolen goods or illegal drugs. There is rarely need to have a private party as a “freight forwarder.” The safest ways to job search are to use local want ads, visit the unemployment office, use temp employment services, tell friends and family about your search, and network via professional groups and business acquaintances. When contacting a local company you can meet them, see the facilities, and ask acquaintances in that industry about their reputation. Consider not contacting foreign companies, especially those from Nigeria, Russia and third world countries. Should you decide to use the Internet, ITRC strongly recommends that you read the safety tips on job seeking websites and report any suspicious posting to the website concerned. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2009/03/job_scams.html#ixzz0TGskhzJwFlorida Probes Eight Firms For Alleged Employment ScamsSuspected of exploiting desperate job-seekersFebruary 17, 2010 The ads make it sound easy; let the advertised firm train and place you in a new job, or set you up in a work-at-home business that will triple your income. It hardly ever works out that way, however. Now, the State of Florida has issued subpoenas to eight firms suspected of running employment or work-at-home scams. "Unemployed Floridians are particularly vulnerable to scams that falsely promise quick fixes for people who are jobless," said Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum. "With the unemployment rate in Florida at record highs, we need to be vigilant in our efforts against people looking to capitalize on someone else's difficulties." One of the firms receiving a subpoena is Career Services International, based in Orlando. McCollum's office is investigating allegations that the company misrepresents available services and collects fees for those services, but fails to provide them. Consumers have complained that the quality of service was not what the company had promised and indicated problems with missed deadlines, untrained employees, and lack of advertised expertise. Federal-State CrackdownThe subpoena is one of a series issued over the past several months targeting employment scams and was announced today to highlight the office's joint enforcement effort with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)and several other states. Seven other Florida companies have also received subpoenas investigating potential violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Allegations include misleading or deceptive marketing of work-from-home opportunities as well as job placement services and other Internet business ventures. The other firms under investigation include: • Coretech Media LLC, doing business as Netcadetpro.com and Net Money Training, located in St. Petersburg; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices related to home business opportunity kits advertised over the internet • Darling Angel Pin Creations, Inc., located in Brandon; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work at home job opportunity • GC Displays, Inc., doing business as Atlanticpacificonline.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Home Biz Ventures, LLC, doing business as Bidfuel.com and Blogtoolkit.com, located in Clearwater; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving internet business opportunity which offers on-line membership access to training and products to sell on auction sites • My Career Corp., Inc., located in Tampa; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving job placement services • Pacific Webworks, Inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Investigation of unfair and deceptive trade practices involving work from home opportunities • Viable Marketing Corp., located in Seminole; Unauthorized recurring charges associated with negative option "work at home" internet business opportunity McCollum says consumers should be wary of any company offering employment positions that require little or no education but claim to pay high wages, companies that charge an up-front fee for their services or products, companies that offer "memberships" to internet-based employment opportunities, and any other opportunity that sounds too good to be true. Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02 ... l#ixzz0ftMC4KaXFTC Cracks Down on Jobs Con ArtistsScams prey on Americans left jobless by the recessionBy James Limbach ConsumerAffairs.comFebruary 18, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans.The fraudsters utilize job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.As part of the law enforcement sweep, dubbed "Operation Bottom Dollar," the FTC has filed seven cases against the operators of deceptive and illegal job and moneymaking scams. In addition, the sweep includes 43 criminal actions by the Department of Justice, many involving the substantial assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.The agency also announced partnerships with the online job placement service Monster.com, the search engine Bing and the centralized network of online communities Craigslist to help job seekers recognize job scams so they can avoid being victimized. Monster, Careerbuilder, Bing and Craigslist will display FTC consumer education material to people who are using the companies' Web sites to look for jobs."Federal and state law enforcement officials will not tolerate those who take advantage of consumers in times of economic misfortune," said David C. Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. "If you falsely advertise that you will connect people with jobs or with opportunities for them to make money working from home, we will shut you down. We will give your assets to the people you scammed, and, when it's appropriate, we'll refer you to criminal authorities for prosecution."To help consumers avoid being conned by employment scams, the FTC has produced a new consumer education video in English and Spanish.Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/02/jobs_scams.html#ixzz0gesTr4l6
Report by Dee A. Long ago Unknown
I may have found a connection to this. 1-8-10 I applied to a "Front Desk Receptionist" job, posted on craigslist (12-31-09 at 9:17am). It sounded like an OFFICE job. Jan.9th I got a reply from a "UM Plastics describing a different "work from home" job, not an OFFICE job. Then, on 1-11-10 at 11:50am I get a call from #954-250-0112. The scam: YOU get checks from people for items auctioned on the internet, YOU cash the checks, keep 5% commission and send the rest to the scammer. Since YOU type records & keep them in your home & email the scammer summary reports of these transactions, YOU are the "Record Keeper", by the IRS rules and are fully responsible & liable, legally. Nothing can be traced, legally to the scammer. DO NOT cash these checks. An example is given for a John R. Smith transaction. More about this scam is at www.scamwarners.com. Hopethis helps someone avoid a legal battle & messed up credit. Good Luck!
Report by TTTTTTT Long ago Unknown
Has called me everyday since Monday, at about the same time during the day. No messages ever left. Curious on how they got my cell number?????
Report by aaaa Long ago Unknown
Called and asked for me.  Said yes and then they hung up.
Report by EdgarPoe Long ago Unknown
called my house asking for a connie that dont stay here and vry rude
Report by Kimmer Long ago Unknown
rec'd missed call at 4:30pm.  Didn't leave a message.
Report by Maggie Long ago Unknown
How did they get my cell phone number???
Report by Skip Long ago Unknown
SCAM...receive call on my cell from this number every day.  When I call their number I get a recording instructing to stop the call leave your name and phone number.  I have my name hidden on my cell.  This is a way to get you name matched to your number.  Complete jerks!!!
Report by Diane Long ago Unknown
How do I block their calls?  They are calling my cell phone numerous times a day.
Report by Eric Long ago Unknown
I also got a call about HGH before while I was sleeping, I guess that this was the number they called from.  This number tries to call me all the time and when I try to call back I get a weird busy signal.
Report by not necessary Long ago Unknown
I answered and then the phone started dialing as if I made a call and some broad answered and I hung up.
Report by julie Long ago Unknown
I am getting a boat horn and when they call again they are getting a blast on the phone.......I SAID NO THANK YOU!
Report by Dave Long ago Unknown
HGH, wanted to take a health survey and try to sell me something.  Called during the middle of the day while I was at work.
Report by brad Long ago Unknown
this number is for hgh

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Why did this just happend to me. I told them I wasn't paying a damn dime. They tried to say that they spoke with me on that nbumber. I told them they were a lie because I could prove tgat I was somewhere else. So bring it on.

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they did the same thing with my business, how do I file a comlaint with NY state Attorny General?  Thanks.Bobby

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Her real name is Cynthia POWELL! Not Thomas! I used to work for International Credit Recovery! Its a huge scam and big JOKE! And they wont call again because they do not have any taped calls at all! and let me guess, the invoice was supposley for $864.00 (maybe more). She only dealt with the "bigger" accounts

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I too just received a called from Cynthia Thomas and thanks to this web site I will be giving her an ear full.  I dealt with Progressive Publications years ago when they kept sending bills to our Acct Dept. After letting them know they will be receiving a letter from our lawyers, I stopped hearing from them until now.Thanks for the info.

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This company is still scamming!!!!!

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Same thing.  I had Lori Appleton tell me that my boss ordered it and they had a taped conversation as proof.  My boss NEVER places orders.  That's why he has a secretary.  I asked for a copy of the tape and she hung up on me.

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We have been receiving calls from the "collection company" about the Publications that my boss ordered. We figured out today how to get then to stop calling! My boss got on the phone and said that she did not place the order, she was told that they have a recording of her requesting the publication. My boss asked for either a copy of the recording or a transcript of the call. Cynthia Thomas the "Supervisor" said that she would just clear the account as it would cost her more to get a transcript of the call then she would collect. We will wait and see if they call again.

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Wow, Jack!  Judging from your spelling and grammar, my 11 year old son could run Coca Cola if you are in a position to be making marketing decisions for the company!  I am going to take a wild guess and say that you DON'T work for Coca-Cola.  Nice try, however.  The same shady tactics that PBP uses!

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Wow, Jack!  Judging from your spelling and grammar, my 11 year old son could run Coca Cola if you are in a position to be making marketing decisions for the company!  I am going to take a wild guess and say that you DON'T work for Coca-Cola.  Nice try, however.  The same shady tactics that PBP uses!

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Thats total b***s*** this is prob. one of the pbp worker cause there isnt one helpfull thing that comes that company

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Coca Cola is actually one of our biggest clients, thank you.  Not only in the Corporate world, but all of their divisions.

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So did you pay for the subscription or did someone in the corprate A/P office at Coca Cola oops. PBP loves to hit big companies too.  All they do is hope that the A/P Dept does not catch it.  So in other words good job Coca Cola A/P for missing that one.  Unless you did get a Mgr to sign off on it.  Then oops to him.  I have worked for 2 large corporations and have delt with PBP more that once.  First they send one Attn: Owner and then if you send back a didn't order/not intrested note they will send a invoice Attn: Pres, then Vice Pres, then Mgr then...... you get the drift.  If you work for PBP you should be embarassed and tell people you work at McDonalds, a fry person will get more respect from the general public.  But if it is the only job you could find, I thank you for not hopping on the welfare train.

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I used Progressive Business Publications all the time too so I was really taken when they called me about a subscription I never cancelled.  The only reason I knew it was a scam is I was out on maternity leave when I supposedly agreed to this subscription.  So I'm not sure if PBP is to blame here or just this company International Credit but they definately have a scam system going here.

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You have got to be kidding. Just a bunch of crap and they try to change nearly $300. Been drinking too much soda that my have rotted the brain!

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You have got to be kidding. Just a bunch of crap and they try to change nearly $300. Been drinking too much soda that my have rotted the brain!

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hey i got a few nesletters from this company, good stuff!dont understand? im with coca cola and we use their stuffall the time! so thanx pbp!

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Same thing for me too.  The person who called me said her name was Jamie.  She called me at work.  When I refused to pay her she said she was going to call my supervisor.  Wooooo!

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PBP leases it's information through one of three companies.  They tell you it's based upon research that your company purchased in the past.  The easiest way, which, unfortunately DOES NOT require the use of the Yellow Pages, very creative by the way, is the local Chamber of Commerce in your area.  Most businesses register themselves there.  Most businesses are proud of the higher level executives, they like the name CFO, Controller, VP, and willingly add their first and last names to their titles.Mistake one, how do you think we can call into your company and ask for the person by first and last name?  Because they have made the info entirely available for the whole world to see.  Not much research goes into buying it's leads.  Most Chambers publish it freely, the leasing companies purchase it, and sell them to PBP for .25 cents a lead.  It has company name, address, title of person we're contacting, and first and last name.All get entered into the never-ending data base, and we call you for years.  There is not a do not call list for businesses, that only works for residences.  Everything we do is completely scripted, written by an attorney, we don't send out "free" newsletters, they are "free of charge".  Little things make a big difference to make them legal.All calls are taped, from the time Mr. Executive get's on the phone, until they hang up, regardless it's a sale or refusal.  Tapes are only saved for 2 weeks at a time.  It used to only be one, that changed several months ago.  Hope it helped you out, and just for future sake, never, ever accept anything over the phone.  A valid honest company has other ways of contacting a professional business and offering it's services.  Some of the newsletters are profitable for some companies, the others not so much.  Always say no, never give out information about you, your company, or other employees.  Ask instead, if they have a website you can research for yourself.  Never give your e-mail address out, PBP has a data-base of those also, and are likely to haunt you for years to come.

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From the yellow pages

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I wonder how they are getting people's business numbers?

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You should also file a Mail Fraud report with the US PostMaster. It is easy to do just go online and fill out the form and tell them exactly what the company is doing. Scams that utilize the mail to further the scam is MAIL FRAUD.

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You should file a complaint with the New York State Attorney General's Office: Consumer Frauds @ (607)721-8771 and provide them all the information.  If enough people are scammed by this organization, the AG will step in!

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Just got a call from Lynn Gregory and she did the whole thing... "you gave them your birthdate, yadda yadda..." and i told her i'd sooner take a day off and go see attorney general cuomo before i'd pay this invoice.  she was insulted that i thought she had something to personally gain from collecting on an account.... if i hear from her again - i will go see the attorney general's office personally to file an official complaint... what a scam!!!

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Also have been contacted by the creeps at International Credit Recovery...  Talked to the one known as Laurie Appleton (if thats her real name) Much of the same info already talked about...  The date of birth confirming the order, blah blah...  I asked her to faxt me the information she had... she did... and made the mistake of including the ICR fax number...  With that said I've been faxing to them all morning the many emails from the many websites that show what a bunch of jerks and scam artists they are... with Ms Appletons name mentioned in quite a few... By the way... that fax number is (607) 748-6256...

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Progressive Business Publications BBB Complaint, Filed with the National Better Business Bureau, Nov 5, 2008I have never before been contacted by this company, Progressive Business Publications, which says I owe $299 for a one year subscription to Internet Marketing Report. I have neither subscribed to, nor received, the publication. I am told I ordered the publication through a technical company I left more than four years ago. PBP claims this invoice (04858611, generated 10/15/08) is their fifth attempt to contact me, prior to turning this over to their “Collection Agency.” This is a fraudulent attempt to gain undue payment from the “Accounts Payable Department” of the long-time defunct TeleZap Wireless Technologies. I will go to the US Post Office this afternoon and file this matter as a fraudulent postal scam.I will refuse all contact by Progressive Business Publications that reach me by mail or phone. This is an unwarranted try for undeserved payment for a publication I have not ordered or received. I want to hear no additional contact from PBP.

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Same for me...I was told to ask directly for Katie.

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I just got a call from Tiffany Jones as well, stating there was a "claim" for a small amount, but she noted that it had not been addressed yet, wondering if their Accounting Department dropped the ball, etc. and that I needed to call ASAP on the "claim."  BS...how did she get my work number?  Whatever...

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Please send your information to the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Econsumer.gov, the Better Business Bureau, and/or your local General Attorney's office.

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Mine was from an Angel too. We just had it out, this is such a SCAM

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Mine was Angel and got the same bull s###.

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mine was from Lynn Gregory

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yep! i just got another call from tiffany jones of ICR at this number. i called progressive business publications and let them know to call her at this number and two others that she called from and then called HER to let her know they would be calling about her harassment! she says she doesn't have time to send this "collection" matter out, yet she takes the time to argue about it all!

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Same deal for me.

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Called and said that I owed for publication that I did not order. They called my business line.

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Stop calling my phone

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do not call

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Someone 414-800-1212 keeps calling!  When I answer, no one is there, when I return the call a recorded message states I have dialed the wrong number.  This caller calls me numerous times a day and night!  How do I stop/block them!!!???  HELP!

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I am having the same problem.   They called twice yesterday and twice today.  If you answers, no one says anything. I do not understand how the # can no longer be in service and I keep getting their calls on my cell!!!!

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I continue to get a minimum of 3 calls a day to my cell phone from these idiots, I never answer but when I call back it rings once and then a recording comes on saying the # u dialed is incorrect. I am so tired of these calls. What do I do?

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I continue to get a minimum of 3 calls a day to my cell phone from these idiots, I never answer but when I call back it rings once and then a recording comes on saying the # u dialed is incorrect. I am so tired of these calls. What do I do?

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Keeps calling at all times of the day. Calls countless times daily.

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don't know you are or what you want so STOP CALLING here. we are sick n disabled and don't feel like a bounch of mess n crap AA the time so i MEAN IT STOP IT NOW

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This number calls all day long, countless times. I never answer, just hit ignore. What a pain!

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stop calling me and NOT LEAVING A MESSAGE. moron.

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STOP CALLING & WILL LEAVE NO MESS IF DOES CALL

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Please do not call for sale

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I am getting calls all day and all night from these &(&#$#(& idiots! PLEASE STOOOOOOPPPPPPP!

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THEY CONSTANTLY KEEP CALLING ME ALL THROUGH OUT THE DAY. I AM SICK OF IT!!

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a guy named james called me about insurance, i didnt understand he was saying considering that i told him i was having an emergency and that i need a number to call him back, than he asked who i banked with and i felt kind of uncomfortable....

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Caller claims that we submitted a request from Esurance and wanted to talk about what we currently have. Told him that I was very busy and continued the conversation with "what is your deductible?" Hung up on him as I was truly busy at the time and never requested any info from them.

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This company called and i didnt say anything and he said don't worry cinnamon i will keep calling and hung up. This is very Harrassing.

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some one contiune to call please stop calling

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T4F7

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some one contiune to call please stop calling this number 281-250-7583

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

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Call came in showing 000000000, message left tn to call back 732-508-7334. called back, "James White" with heavy indian accent. claimed to represent "Cash Advance" and that I owed $358 but I could avoid a lawsuit by paying.  (I led him on just to see where he would go with his scam).  I offered to send a check or money order,  but he said I had to pay by credit or debit card.  I claimed not to have one, and offered again to send a check.  Then he said I could pay via Western Union.  I pressed him for an account number and an address of he company.  At that point he asked me if I was serious, or was I making fun of him?  Um...yes, sir, I said Because you are a scam artist

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Yes I also received 3 phone calls from an "officer" from some kind of law enforcement department; its almost impossible to understand him because of his accent.  He said his name was officer Eric something and  that he needed to verify some information. I would not agree to anything before he could tell me the name of his company, in which he persistantly handed the phone to another guy and just repeated the same questions. They claimed to say I owe them money for some cash advance loan and that I will be taken to court or jail. After the first 2 attempts to talk and answer their questions, the main guy called my phone and left me a voice mail stating I will be taken to jail and that he is sorry I have to go through this, he was trying to warn me...? I will be issuing life lock onto my personal information and report this fraud to my credit companies.

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Pardon me, I meant to write " impersonate AN officer" not on officer. It's late. Good night.

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well i was and my little brother was contacted by a Darrick Cooper (more like Oshama Bin Laden) and we contacted the police to make a report and was told that it is not illegal to say you are a officer just to represent yourself as one in a public setting. so who knows really.

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Received two calls from this individual. Claims he is an officer with the Financial Crimes Prevention Division. Also claims his name is Eric Worther ( I think ). Planning on calling him back in the morning as I AM A FEDERAL OFFICER! Planning on informing him that it is against the law to impersonate on officer. Will write more in the next day or so.

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Yes i have received calls from this person claiming that i owe them money!!!!!!

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My mother who is 73 and had a major stroke  got that call i got on the phone with them and told them about her condition and they hung up. but i did teach them some new words in english. I don't think they will call back!

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Same thing as all of the above.  Caller said his name was Mark Thomas.  I could not understand most of the message due to the heavy Indian accent.  I called back they just answered with 'hello'.  I will not be answering if this number calls again.

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For at least the last four years, possibly longer, a group has been calling former payday loan applicants advising them that they have defrauded a bank and are now being sued for non-payment of a loan.  The callers will claim to be calling on behalf of an attorney's office (name varies), the Dept. of Law and Investigation, ACS, or other similar combinations below:United Legal Processing DivisionMidline MarketingCrime Monitoring ServicesMonetary Crime DivisionU.S. National Bank Attorney General’s Office (usually in California)American Legal ServicesAffidavit Consolidation Services (ACS)You will be threatened with arrest, a costly trial and possibly worse.  In no shape, way or form can you be arrested for non-payment on a consumer debt.  Do not believe these threats, as they are without merit and cannot be carried out in the manner they allege.  Who are they? In the past when pressed by law enforcement for an address, the callers have provided the following information:David Morgan and AssociatesMorgan & AssociatesMorgan Associates954-727-8481 1155 Northwest 85th Street Wintergarden, Florida  33150 (Address is likely invalid)The collector's MO matches a once legit collections agency called Ellis Crosby & Associates.  Here are some links on them:http://www.budhibbs.com/collectorpages/ellis_crosby_and_associates.htmhttp://www.budhibbs.com/collectorpages/EllisCrosbyJudgment.pdfThey have been previously fined over $1.3 million for various violations.  They have been known to use phone banks in India to make their calls, which more or less coincides with the difficult to understand accent many of us detect when we are contacted.   The last time this group went by any "official" name was back in 2008:Ellis Crosby & Associates / Douglas & Morgan Associates4494 Southside Boulevard Suite #200Jacksonville Florida 32216Phone:  800-928-3536 / (904) 928-3536(Address is likely invalid)There are NUMEROUS consumer alerts out against this group of individuals:Florida:http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/061107/met_176207561.shtmlKansas:  http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2010/01/ks_debt_collection.htmlColorado:  http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/press/ ... lls_likely_origRhode Island:  http://www.collectionscreditrisk.com/news/rho ... -3002135-1.htmlWest Virginia:http://www.wvago.gov/internetloanscam.cfmMissouri:On July 15th, 2010 a Public Awareness Bulletin was sent out by Missouri Information Analysis Center.  "..received reports from individuals in Ohio and Illinois reference suspicious telephone calls they received. In both instances, the callers are reporting that a voicemail is received from a man, with a Middle Eastern accent, identifying himself as an officer working with the Financial Crimes Unit.  The message indicates that the reason for the call concerns a loan made by the receiver or someone in the receiver's family. The voicemail requests that a return call be made and a telephone number is provided. When a return call is made, the caller is asked to provide personal identifying information such as their date of birth and social security number.Reports indicate that the calls are frequent and persistent and that they even threaten arrest or legal action if information or money is not provided. It appears that the individuals making these calls may have access to some records connecting individuals and their relatives.  Missouri does not have a Financial Crimes Unit and all indications are that this is a fictitious agency. If you receive a similar phone call, please be advised that it is a scam and please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Missouri Information Analysis Center at 866-362-6422."Bottom line:Do not supply the callers with any additional information.  Inform them you have reported them to law enforcement and hang up.  If you haven't already, go ahead and report the calls to local law enforcement, your state's Attorney General and beyond.  Look up the local Secret Service branch's information in your area and get in contact with an agent there.  If you ever applied for a cash advance online, your information is out there.   Possible sources for the breach of your privacy are:* The scammers obtained your information from Teletrack - a reporting agency used by many cash advance lenders to determine their risk lending to you.  The service is able to tell cash advance lenders if you have existing loans with other companies, for example.  Many state laws prohibit borrowers from having more than two cash advances out at the same time. * The scammers created their own fake payday loan application site.  People looking for a cash advance went to the site and applied, thus freely providing the scammers with their information for malicious use at a later time.  * The scammers were able to get into the database(s) of cash advance lenders - probable targets being Sonic Payday and Cashnet USA.   How to protect yourself:* Inform your employer.  You are likely getting calls at home and/or at work, so make sure your employer is aware the calls are part of a scam and to not take them seriously.  Advise the callers that they are no longer allowed to call you at work.  If they continue to call, document the date and time of the calls you received.  Save voice mails left if at all possible.  * Change your number(s).  For some this may not be an option, for others a one-time number change can be done free of charge.Be advised - any references you listed on your payday loan application will be contacted.  Let those people know that this is a scam, and they can disregard. * Use Google Voice.  Google Voice is a great replacement voice mail system for just about any phone number you use.  Messages can be transcribed and voice mail recordings can be saved as mp3 files.  Pro Tip - call the scammers with a Google Voice number before turning off your old phone numbers.  Make sure when you call you identify yourself so they can start up their script.  At any point after they have your information pulled up just hang up.  They will then start religiously calling your Google Voice number.  At this point, you are free to change your regular phone number(s) and enjoy not having these people ever call you again.  (And laugh at the fact these people are basically talking to a brick wall several times a day)The scammers change their numbers frequently.  Law enforcement used to think it was because the callers ran out of minutes on their prepaid wireless accounts or they were shuttered due to fraud, but now they understand it's simply to evade detection by savvy consumers online.  With the proliferation of VoIP, it's even easier for the crooks to stay a couple of steps ahead of law enforcement.  Below is just a sampling of the 30+ numbers that have been used in recent memory.1-201-244-77221-209-349-73821-209-797-22121-212-500-08391-213-256-04081-213-995-30391-281-763-04331-347-289-39021-347-844-68171-347-844-68311-424-354-42701-516-232-89051-516-232-89351-518-212-02191-561-300-80181-561-210-41851-626-200-46461-631-456-40411-646-274-11431-646-810-86351-650-241-46041-707-401-40561-707-633-27891-708-401-05351-716-442-28241-717-862-40801-718-705-86691-760-514-01321-760-563-53841-772-318-49381-850-201-11111-858-777-19771-859-908-22811-866-860-45091-877-226-74881-888-706-74631-888-771-92491-888-785-44791-909-327-4870So can they really do anything to you?It's not a simple yes or no answer.  Logic dictates that, if they really wanted to take you for a ride and drain your bank accounts, they already would have.  So, why haven't they?  Authorization.  Why do you think you are being called so much?  Perhaps it is because they like the sound of your voice?  No, they have to have your authorization to take any form of payment from you, period.  The callers know their audience, and that audience is typically a bunch of people that have applied for payday loans in the past.  Most of those people they call couldn't afford an attorney if they wanted one, and are so used to receiving collections calls that so long as they sound like a real collector, they will likely be perceived as one.Furthermore, they don't even really want to talk to your attorney - that just sounds official and scary enough.  A real attorney would take the callers to task and write them off as two-bit con artists.  The callers need you, in writing, to authorize payment against the fictitious debt they claim you owe.  Go ahead, ask them for proof you owe the debt - more commonly known as verification of debt.  See what they say.  A phone authorization carries very little weight, so if they have something signed by you on file, you are done for - and the callers know that.  That authorization is the only thing these callers are doing by the book, and for good reason.  If they just went all willy nilly and made an ACH debit from your checking account, without your written approval, you could in turn report the transaction as fraudulent to your financial institution.  In about 7-10 business days, you would get the funds returned to your account.  Then the scammers would be up against a bank and their team of lawyers and investigators.  Bottom line:If you haven't paid the callers a dime, don't.  If you planned on paying them to shut them up, just don't.  Remember - you are not being contacted by a legally licensed, ethically owned and operated collector.  Read up on the FDCPA - http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre27.pdf - and know your rights.http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-646-274-1143/3

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I received a call from this number and the guy said his name was officer mark thomas and that i would b legally prosecuted in a courthouse. his accent was so thick i could hardly understand him. he said i had a debt with some company called quick gas or first gas something like that and that i owed money but never said how much. i hung up on him but so far have not heard back from him. he called me 2day at 1:47 pm! what  can i do 2 get him 2 quit calling me and wasting my valuable airtime since it is kind of expensive? he has called me every day since 8-23-10. getting tired of hearing his voice on my voicemail. maybe i should call him every day and threaten him see how he likes it!!

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I received the same phone call from this guy and and he claimed he was an officer and I was being investigated about fraud. He said that I needed to pay my debt in full or I would be arrested. That is what made me realize that these guys were scammers. You don't get arrested for not paying a bill. You get sent to a debt collection agency. So I called him back and told him I had a message left to me from Alex Stevens about paying a bill. I told him my name was, and pardon my french, "Jack Mehoff". I also gave him a random phone number as he requested my number. Then I told him if he had my account pulled up and he said that he did and I needed to pay $400. That was 100% proof that these guys are out there scamming people. I told him to go F*** himself and he hung up. I have reported these numbers to a website for scamming but there number still works. So the only thing I could do to make me feel better was to call them and prank them everyday. I make them go through the whole process then I curse them. It takes me an hour to get to work so I call them the whole way there. The other number for them is (321) 275-5254. I suggest you try and call them back with a fake name so you can see for yourself that these guys are scammers.

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Got a very threatening voicemail and returned the call the next morning.  He answered the phone just like the other posts.  He made very obscene remarks and told me he will remove me from his call list.  Something needs to be done about these men.  Keep posting people.

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I recieved and returned this same phone call to a man who answered the phone hello, which was my first tip off that this was not a professional business. The man that appeared to have a heavy accent and began threatening me with a $4100.00 court and legal fee lawsuit and a fraud investigation from the FBI if I didn't offer to resolve the matter immediately and give him my personal information and account number with credit info for him to process payment at that moment. I reversed the conversation by heavily questioning him about who he worked for and told him that I would contact the BBB and the Attorney General's office to report him for what I considered to be a scam and illegal activity. He then got very dramatic and I hung up on him, because I could tell he was not a professional for any company and he was simply full of s***. I tried to call the number back the next day and it said the number was not available.

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I've received several calls from Florida number 321 275 5254 but the man who left the message told me to call him back at 732 508 7334.  As stated before, this guy is extremely intimidating!  I ended up calling back after several voicemails were left at my job.  He stated that I owed some money to someone and if I didn’t pay, I’d be arrested, so of course I called back.  He stated my ssn# but with his very heavy accent, I could hardly understand him.   He started to immediately ask me for payment information, credit card or debit card number. When I asked him if I could get some paperwork to be faxed or mailed to me before I made any payments, he told me I’d get that information once I paid the total balance that I owed.  To me, this seemed a little sketchy.  He said I was being charged for fraud.  Due to his heavy accent, I asked him to repeat some things but he totally ignored me and continued to talk.  After multiple times of me asking his name, he FINALLY told me his name was Officer Jack Sparrow, before he hung up.  Now, I’m not one to stereotype, but he did NOT sound like someone named JACK SPARROW, more like someone from India or Aghanistan or something! If anyone else has any information on this, please feel free to contact me to tell me your story...ldytaz211@yahoo.com

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The man with this phone number sounds like a debt collector, but calls himself an officer and leaves detailed charges that might be filed against the subject he is calling.  He gives out the last four of the SS# and the address of the person he is looking for.  He is calling a business number.  I thought it was a scam and ignored it.  He has called back three days in a row.  His tone of voice is threatening and intimidating. He could frighten someone into calling.  When I checked that the area code was in the states, (New Jersey) I called to tell them to stop the calls.  He answered with "hello, who's calling".  No business name or anything.  He would not give any info about who he was or who he worked for.  When I asked for a supervisor he hung up on me. I have the phone calls recorded and will be glad to help in anyway I can to put an end to this sort of threatening debt collector call.

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My company has received three calls from this person.  He is obviously not an officer even though he claims to be.  His accent is so strong that I cannot tell what he says his name is, who he is looking for or why.  He gave out, over the phone, the last four numbers of the SS# of the person he said he was looking for. I checked and the area code says New Jersey.  At first I thought it was a scam from overseas. When I called back, this guy answered the phone - with no business name.  When I said I wanted to talk with a supervisor he hung up on me.  He did make threats of jail time, etc. to whoever he was trying to contact. I have it saved on call notes if anyone is working on a case against this guy/company.

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Caller stating he is from the Financial Crime Investigations Bureau (no such thing) and asking about social security numbers and phone numbers dates of birth and places of employment

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

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This is a prefix in Missour, per a web search it comes up as the Kansas City Party Bus company. Their website is http://www.kansascitypartybus.net/kansascitypartybus-contact.html.

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Marcy, I used to have a business and the same thing happened to me.  Ended up going out of business.  Sounds like the very same thing.  Are you losing business or customers.  Please let me know.

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I have received numerous calls from this number and if I answer there is silence and then a click. If I let my answering machine get it they just hang up.

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I keep getting these calls and when I answer it disconnects.

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I keep getting these calls and when I answer it disconnects.  I tried to block the number, but couldn't.

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