Consumer Recovery Associates

Address 2697 International Pkwy. #4, Ste 270
City Virginia Beach
State Viginia
Zip Code 23452
Address P.O. Box 2916
Virginia Beach
Viginia
23450
866-857-3916
866-499-6608
888-253-9713
800-913-4915
757-368-3622
757-368-8004
757-368-8331
Head Debt Collectors:
Christine Spruill
Mr. Parker
Mr. K C Scott
Peter Brunson
Conrad Grey

Are You Continuously Getting Aggravated Calls by Consumer Recovery Associates?

If Consumer Recovery Associates is harassing or threatening you, you have the right to know that these actions are prohibited by Fair Debt Collector Practices. It is still common that most debtors do not know their legal rights in this situation.
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When You Should Hire a Harassment Attorney?

If you have been getting aggressive calls with abusive language that you have been owed and you are confused and unaware of it, then you have to call us immediately.

The reason why Consumer Recovery Associates is calling you could be because of fake debt that is result of stealing a person’s identity and creating loans or accounts. To protect yourself from hostile calls and violent actions, call Francis & Mailman today at 877-735-8600 for a free case or fill out a free case review form.

  1. MBA Meme says:

    866-452-9518 called my neighbor advising her that I gave them permission to contact them to get info about me. My neighbor knew better than this and told them she has nothing to tell them. They then proceeded to advise her that they are going to press charges if I do not call them back. I called them to tell them to NOT call looking for me ever again & I Never gave them authority to call my neighbor advising them that I said they could. The guy started yelling at me sayibg he wouldn’t have to call if I paid his client monies owed. I asked what client? What monies? He refused to answer and continued yelling. I hung up the phone. I will be reporting them to FTC as well.

  2. anonymous says:

    They called me today telling me it was in response to MY inquiry about my 1099…..I don’t get a 1099 and I asked Ms. Wells what that would have to do with anything anyway and she hung up on me. Reporting them to the FTC does nothing, I have reported them 25 times. Now their number comes up on my phone as ‘private number’ or ‘private caller’ so combat that I have blocked those types of calls.
    They need to MAN UP and if I have a debt, they can contact me via the USPS only, otherwise they can scram.

  3. Anon says:

    If you receive a call from this number, you may have been called by junk debt / collection agency that buys debt from original creditors that has been written off or settled and is beyond the statute of limitations in most states. They may be trying get the money for themselves, not the original creditor.

    They are reportedly a serial violator of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). They may be illegally using credit information obtained from Experian or other credit reporting agencies.

    This company has been known to contact and harass people they believe may know the person they are trying to reach including distant relatives, ex-spouses and possible former co-workers.

    NEVER answer these calls if you see this as a caller ID. NEVER return these calls. NEVER give them ANY information about the person they are seeking or refer them to others.

    Any

  4. Oxendine says:

    HATEFUL DEVILS!!!! They are rude and not professional and I will be calling the BBB on them SORRY BUNCH OF PEOPLE!!!

  5. Enka thomas says:

    I would like to know why this company took 200.00 out of my account. When the payment was only 100.00. I need for you to explain this to me. I need the 100.00 back into my account. I have other checks out and I don’t want to get a negative balance.

    Thanks
    Enka Thomas

  6. Mr. Williford says:

    These people called my Uncle\’s ex- wife from 1988 and initially stated that they wanted to deliver a package and needed to verify the address. That did not work so the called again and stated that they were calling from the office of CRA and some investigators needed to speak with him immediately. I called them back multiple times and they hung up on me whenever I asked what CRA stands for and what type of company were they. Finally they advised me that they were the Consumer Recovery Associates. Phone Number 1-877-253-4627

    ***If you

  7. JME says:

    Called again this time from a new #. Ref. IRs and some tax issue. I don’t have any tax issues. Hung up after telling them not to call. Have reported them.How do they get away with this.

  8. tdjnc says:

    Company Names that CRA reportedly uses:

    CIA and Associates
    CC Associates
    Consumer Credit Association
    Consumer Recovery Associates
    Court Company
    CR Associates
    C&R Associates
    C & R Associates
    Farm CIA & Associates
    J Lamb and Associates
    and possibly GC Services

    Phone numbers that CRA reportedly uses:
    866-432-9903
    877-253-4627
    215-325-1354
    234-542-2874
    310-601-7244
    310-734-6338
    310-855-3688
    310-860-6293
    317-536-5458
    319-892-0349
    323-319-5178
    404-474-4884
    404-963-8760
    430-200-0007
    505-349-0354
    505-718-4945
    517-879-4821
    615-469-5268
    617-674-2967
    619-564-4447
    619-564-4473
    620-273-4256
    702-946-0389
    703-280-1121
    706-417-9193
    713-518-1966
    757-271-6637
    757-271-8786
    757-271-8787
    757-271-8788
    757-271-8789
    757-271-8888
    757-271-8889
    757-368-3622
    757-368-3623
    757-368-3627
    757-368-8004
    757-368-8331
    757-368-8337
    757-368-8537
    757-468-0169
    775-293-4583
    800-762-9864
    800-913-4915
    801-241-2616
    801-349-2616
    801-386-7803
    805-284-9506
    816-332-6242
    859-514-0968
    864-335-7028
    866-272-3041
    866-367-0328
    866-374-6604
    866-418-3360
    866-442-2693
    866-499-6608
    866-563-9556
    866-645-6269
    866-645-8525
    866-645-8654
    866-655-0659
    866-656-5380
    866-657-1658
    866-657-6525
    866-673-1748
    866-857-3916
    866-861-9257
    877-213-3830
    877-217-7084
    877-240-5390
    877-240-9350
    877-241-4559
    877-284-6622
    877-289-4690
    877-298-7036
    877-298-7306
    877-298-7806
    877-320-5615
    877-326-5615
    877-334-2942
    877-360-1616
    877-407-9274
    877-507-3402
    877-738-4814
    888-253-9713
    888-310-5679
    888-413-8823
    888-706-4381
    949-873-2855

    Individual names that CRA reportedly uses:
    Elizabeth
    Chris-the manager
    Donald Adair
    Mark Adair
    Chris Adams / Christopher Adams
    Amy
    Laura Angelini
    Charles Bambino
    Ms. Beagles
    Ms. Blaine
    Sarah Brevard / Sara Brevard
    Peter Bronson
    Tracy Burman
    Mr. Cagle
    Mrs. Campbell
    Ms. Catasin
    Kirby Chapman
    Vincent Cignerale
    Ms. Claine
    Sarah Danvers / Sara Danvers
    Raymond Davis
    Marion Dunham
    Ms. Elder
    Ellie Faircloth
    Jennifer Feagles
    Denise Flynn
    James Fox
    Gail
    John Gibson
    Mr. Gilam / Gillum
    Bert Glenn
    Laura Glenn
    Sidney Albert Glenn
    Conrad Gray / Conrad Grey
    Paul Gowl
    Christy Hartman
    Mr. Hartman
    Miss Howard
    Jane
    Mrs. Jenkins
    Ms. Jewel
    James Johnson
    Mrs. Johnson
    Perry Johnson
    Mrs. Jones
    Jay Lamb / J Lamb
    Mr. Lane
    Tyler Lang
    Mr. Ludwig
    Kelly
    Ms. Kitchens
    Ms. Kitchum
    Kristen / Kristin
    Lindsay / Lindsey
    Lisa
    Marisa / Marisha
    Stephanie Martin
    Melissa
    Monica
    Chad Miller / Chat Miller
    Gary Miller
    Sherri Morse / Sherry Morse
    Mr. Parker
    Rebecca
    Gary Reison / Gary Reasons
    George Reasons
    Jennifer Segal
    Liz Segal
    Tonya Sells
    Scott
    Eric Scott
    K C Scott
    Randall Scott
    Richard Scott
    John Sheldon / John Shelton
    Ms. Silva / Silvia / Sylvia
    Michelle Silver
    Mr. Sitton
    Liz Spiegel / Spiegle
    Christine Spruill
    Stacy / Stacey
    Jim Stewart
    Curtis Taylor / Curtis R. Taylor
    Mrs. Thompson
    Tony
    Vivian
    Mr. Wang
    Mr. Weippert
    Ms. Wells
    Maranda Whiten / Miranda Whitten
    Gina Williams
    Mrs. Yelder

    If you want to take positive action:
    * Report them to the Virginia Attorney General:
    http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/forms-pdf/cp/oca/complaint/oca1complaint.pdf
    * Call the Federal Trade Commission at +1.877.382.4357 and file a complaint

  9. shawna says:

    i received a prerecorded message from a representative of this company claiming to be an “investigator” and that i needed to call right away i reference to my “case”. i called them back to see who they really were. at first they refused to tell me who they were. finally they said they were from CRA and they they were going to send the IRS to my home to arrest me and seize all my assets. i told they that i planned to add the IRS to my list of people who i plan on filing complaints with since they are using them in their threats.

  10. tresa says:

    These people caled me 8 months ago, had the wrong first name, middle initial and SS#, told me it was a mistake. They have since reported nick name, alternate SS# to the credit bureau and are now harrasing me again. I think these people are scum. They also stated I made the last payment from an address I had 9 years ago just 6 years ago so it is within the statute of limitations, what idiots! I complained to the FTC and the VA Attorney General! I hope the hard inquiry comes off my credit report and they leave me alone for good. This account is apparently outside the SOL anyway

  11. mba says:

    They called me at work threatening to sue me and take my taxes! They are using illegal practices and I will also be reporting them to the Virginia Attorney General’s office. This has to stop!

  12. S. White says:

    This company was very obnoxious and unscrupulous they yelled and talked in a very abrusive way. They had my entire credit file and began talking about everything on my report ( this scared me to know that a company can have all of this information) I do not want this company with this information.
    All and all this company was attempting to recovery from a 1997 credit card bill.
    Also the Owver/Partner GARRY refused to take my complaint report and tried to get a payment from me and he also started talking about items on my entire report…He too was very abrusive and unprofessional and when I attempted to tell him about my complaint he just stated that the workers are not customer service.

    Please advise how I can get restitution from this company

    In my search I have found that this is a junk debt company and this makes sense because they where calling regarding a bill from 1997

    Also they refused to give their name other than CRA with the phone number of 877 296-3875

    Junk debt buyers are a real threat to consumers because many of them are purchasing debt that are expired. That means the debts are past the statute of limitations for collections. They purchase the old debts and then target the consumers for partial payments, promises to pay, anything that will renew the statute of limitations. If you’ve received a collection letter from a junk debt buyer or collection agency, make sure you check your SOL before you do anything!

    I spoke with a Kristen and the OWNER/PARTNER GARRY

    (877)296-3875

  13. Deborah says:

    Recieved a phone call from 8665530428 Mr. Austin Kitchen, this morning at 8:10am! Very rude, non cooperative and had old info. concerning a debt from 1997. Said that I had to givr them $2985 right now on a $750 credit limit card whose SOL ran out? I started asking questions that they were unable to answer. They became even more rude and then hung up on me. I called them back and a new person answered who again could answer none of my questions. I told her I wanted something in writin gprior to ever considering placing $2985 on my bank card or credit card (since thats all they take). She said its not possible and they are turning my info concerning the debt into the IRS. This company is scum and I am reporting them in the morning.

  14. Hush says:

    I received a call on my cell phone that came up as 609-945-1676 someone name Ashlynn called gave me a file# and wanted to transfer me. When I asked where she was calling from all she would say is a “Mediation Firm” when pushed she said CR Associates but refused to tell me what the call was about and wanted to transfer me to a manager. I hung up she called back and I told her I refused to speak to anyone who could not identify themselves and would not verify any information. Another number associated with them is 866-782-6132. In my state the must be licensed to collect here an I am unable to find a license for them here.

  15. C Erwin says:

    These people are strictly bottom-feeders. They contacted me about a bad debt that the Statute of Limitations had expired on 3-years ago and is no longer deemed “collectible”. When I returned their phone call, they refused to tell me what “CRA” was and asked me to verify my social security number..Are these people really that stupid? When I refused to cooperate with the caller, he went into this big spiel about I had obtained a credit card from Chase Bank and falsified information relating to my income for the year in question. He then went on to tell me that they had obtained copies of my “1099″ income tax forms and that in over reporting income on my credit application, that I had committed Federal Mail Fraud. Then things really got good; if I were to offer to pay the outstanding debt,all charges would be dropped. When the caller told me this, I knew immediately that he was lying through his teeth.

    To begin with, I’m familiar with a 1099 Form and am well aware that this form is used by employers to report income to the IRS for contract workers or the self-employed. Even if I had been a “contract worker” or “self-employed” (which I wasn’t), tax records are confidential by Federal Statute and can only be obtained through the U.S. Attorney’s office, who must obtain a warrant issued by a Federal Magistrate to access them.

    Take my word for it; if you’re the subject of a “Mail Fraud” investigation, you’re going to be hearing from the Justice Department; NOT these clowns…

    The intent of the call was purposeful; they attempted to scare me into paying a bad debt that I am no longer legally responsible for paying.

    Don’t let these parasites scare you; hang-up the phone and don’t take any more calls from them.

  16. CB512 says:

    Reposting with new name/ number added. My comments in next message.

    If you receive a call from this number, you may have been called by junk debt / collection agency that buys debt from original creditors that has been written off or settled and is beyond the statute of limitations in most states. They may be trying get the money for themselves, not the original creditor.

    They are reportedly a serial violator of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). They may be illegally using credit information obtained from Experian or other credit reporting agencies.

    This company has been known to contact and harass people they believe may know the person they are trying to reach including distant relatives, ex-spouses and possible former co-workers.

    NEVER answer these calls if you see this as a caller ID. NEVER return these calls. NEVER give them ANY information about the person they are seeking or refer them to others.

    Any

  17. CB512 says:

    Returned their call after they left messages on my phone and my mother in law’s phone. I thought it was odd that they asked for me by my maiden name (I’ve been married for over three years)yet called my mother in law’s home. I never lived with her, had mail sent to her home, or used her as a reference or contact under my maiden name. The man that answered my call asked for a reference number, which the caller, a Miss Harris, did not leave in either message. He then asked for the phone number they called, and I provided mine. He asked if my name was **** *****, and I told him that yes, that had been my maiden name. He did not ask for my married name, and I did not offer it. He said that he was with a collection company that was now the owner of a credit card debt that I owed to a Bank of Marin. I vaguely recognize that name — if I owe them money, the debt has to be at least 8-10 years old. I stated that I would need to see something in writing before doing anything about it. He said that a letter was sent to me and gave a PO box address that I don’t recognize (could have been one of mine, though, I’ve had a few.) He said that if I did not respond to that letter, they would report the debt (which he said was a little over $1100, with interest and fees) to the IRS as unreported income, and that I would have to pay fees and penalties on that amount to them. I stated again that I would have to see in writing what he was talking about. He grew audibly angry/frustrated and informed me that this had been on my credit report for a long time, and that I should have seen and cleared it up by now anyway, that he was “trying to help clear this up,” and that the “gentleman in the background” (I assume he meant the background noise from my kids and the TV) were not going to help me clear this up. He reiterated that I would have to pay the IRS “heavy fees and penalties,” then stated that he could not help me as he could not hear me (he hadn’t paused long enough for me to say anything and was speaking in a very angry tone of voice) and that if PO Box ##### was not my address, he could not help me. He then hung up. He never said his name or the name of the company. I didn’t see the phone number they called from, as my cell phone screen is cracked, but the number they left for me to call back was 866-946-1358. After speaking with him, I went online and pulled my credit report from all three agencies. There is no credit card debt listed for Bank of Marin, or listed as being held by them. Nor is there any credit card debt even approaching $1100.

  18. Coco says:

    I am receiving harassing phone calls from this company that has only referred to itself as CRA. They are using my maiden name, and I have been married for 13 years now. They have not given any information about what sort of debt they claim I owe. They have never sent me anything in writing, I have been living at the same address for 11 years and they have mailed absolutely nothing to me. They leave the same rude scripted voice messages about a “case number” and a “time sensitive and urgent legal matter” to which I must “respond immediately”. I have no idea how they obtained my cell and home phone numbers which are unlisted/unpublished and under my married name. I have no outstanding debt from before my marriage, and for that matter I have no outstanding debt or collections currently either.

    The State of Arizona recently filed suit against CRA, the court order can be seen here http://www.azdfi.gov/Final/Forms/Consumer_Recovery_Associates_LLC_C&D_for_ULA.pdf . The court order lists their manager’s name as Peter Mitchell . Following their problems in Arizona for unlicensed activity, CRA obtained a license to operate in my state of Washington. Washington State lists their corporate officers on their website at https://fortress.wa.gov/dol/dolprod/bpdLicenseQuery/lqsLicenseDetail.aspx?SessID=11775&RefID=2194259 . Interesting to note that the names of a few corporate officers are the same as a few of the individual names they use which are listed above: Mr. Cagle, James Fox, Mr. Parker. This company seems to be very well known for using illegal practices to collect invalid debts. You can also add to the individual collector name list “Heather”, and the phone numbers 310-868-1417, 866-946-1358, 866-845-7974, and 866-553-0428.

  19. Steve Blankenship says:

    I just received a phone call from them today 8/18/09 and they have a new number that I could not find on this list, 877-238-5751. They identified themselves as CRA and told me that this was not an acronym for anything. They refused to go into detail about their company because I refused to verify my last four digits of my social security number. The lady I spoke to, Ms. Sarah Kitchens, said I had 2 hours to have two hours for my attorney to call and hung up on me. When I called back, I spoke to someone different (but did not get her name) and she pulled the same routine. Instead of verifying my information, I gave her the file number they gave me. Since I didn’t confirm my last four digits, she told me to have my attorney call and hung up on me.

  20. Crammers says:

    80% of the debts thast CRA says people owe…they owe. The SOL may be over, but these debts are really debts that ppl decided to let go. All you have to do to stop the harrassing calls is this: “Don’t ever call me again”, or I will report you to the FDCPA. They will never call again…as they are terrified of the FDCPA. This company gets about $50,000/wk in late payments..payments that are over the SOL….sad really.

  21. J DOE says:

    I was called from my stepson through his brother and their paternal grandmother who I don\’t know and have never known about a debt I supposed to have had in 1996 and they have been trying to get in touch with me since then I had never had this type of credit card and haven\’t had any credit cards since 1992 which all were paid off then. They said they were going to garnish my wages and my taxes I asked for proof of my signature where I opened this credit card they wanted me to give them a $1000 before they would send the proof I contacted the BBB. the Atty General, and the Federal Trade commission as well as the Consumer protection agency. I also put a Fraud alert on my SSN. I have not heard from this company since then and hope never to hear from them.The number they used for me was 1-877-243-5126 Names used Mr.Miller, John Thomas, Angie,Christy

  22. J DOE says:

    CRA called me last week and told me that I had opened a credit card in 1996 and said I owed $7,000.I told them I had never had a credit card under the name they gave me..I asked for proof that I started this and they refused to tell..They get rude and told me that they were going turn me into the IRS…I had a credit reort ran and they had ran the same one that day..I was told by the Attorney General of Oklahoma to call the Federal Trade commission..Reported them and then they gave me a number so I could put a fraud alert on my ss#..
    numbers I have for CRA..1-877-243-5126 and304-513-4520..names that I have..Mr.Miller,Angie,Christy,John Thomas..Please report these people..

  23. Thankful for this page says:

    I would like to thank everyone for this info about “CRA”.. They did everything the same to me! They refused to give me any info about the company, except that it was bonded and insured, and that they werent entitled to give me anymore info about who the debt was from, said I had to research it myself. They said they were on my credit report. The only thing on my credit report was my old debt from ’06 that said “Charged Off”. They wouldnt send me any correspondance via US post office until after I send payement info(Checking acct # or credit card). Which I refused to give them. These people are totally scetchy. They threatened to sue me and yelled at me and stressed me out cause i didnt want to get sued, but I knew they were scamming me somehow. Thanks for the advice, I really appriciate it.

  24. txlady says:

    Received call from Mrs. Thompson on 9/22/09. She was very rude and tried to be intimidating. She also called my daughter’s home, and the home of my ex-husband. (I have been divorced almost 30 years!) I am so very pleased I took time to check this company out online! I also ran my own credit report and found out they had fraudently received my report from Experian only 2 days before calling me. They had no valid reason to do this! I shall not fall a victim to these scammers! The number they called from is 414-435-3515, and the number they gave to my daughter to call back is 877-243-5126. They told my daughter and ex-husband that they were going to sue me! These people are the scum of the earth.

  25. DentonTexasMan says:

    I got a voice mail from CRA this morning on my cell phone from 834-631-4422. I had to call back 3 times because the first two rude clowns hung up on me when I asked to many questions. Oh before the second one hung up they blurted out something about a 1099C going to the IRS. The third time I got a “Mr. Parker” claiming to be a partner in the company. He was looking at notes from the other 2 employees and reiterated that since I did not offer to repay the debt which by the way is credit card debt from 1995 that the 1099C was going to be filed with the IRS. I guess that is the only thing they have to threaten with because the statutes of limitations ran out years ago. They would not provide their address but I found it above so will be sending a certified letter telling them to not contact me any further regarding the matter. I haven’t pulled my credit reports yet but will be doing so. -Thanks everybody!

  26. SLV says:

    got a call today from Julie with CRA at 877-217-2610, she asked my husband if she could speak to me or his sister. She left a message with a file # and asked that I call her back. I know it’s not about anything on my credit and my sister-in-laws credit is none of business. I won’t be returning their call anytime soon.

  27. T says:

    We also received two voicemail messages on our home phone from this company. My husband was the victim of identity theft a number of years ago, so I am very accustomed to dealing with debt collectors regarding these issues, and this is the worst company with which I have dealt. Ultimately, I spoke with three different people, two of whom hung up on me. The second person with whom I spoke must not have been very experienced because she gave me not only her full name (Tonya Howard) but also the full name of the company, which is Consumer Recovery Associates, LLC. She also gave me the company’s website address, which is http://www.consumerrecovery.com. They told me they were going to issue a 1099C because of my husband’s supposed “bad debt,” which was written off by underlying credit issuer in 2001. These companies are apparently trying to take advantage of some relatively recent amendments to the FDCPA, which do not require creditors to give the mini-Miranda if they are calling regarding a 1099. What they are really doing is trying to scare people into paying them because of the fear that the written-off debt will be reported as additional income. I explained that a 1099c would be particularly problematic in our case because my husband never had any part in incurring the debt, which is very far past the statute of limitations in any event. Mr. Parker tried to give me some double-talk bull that didn’t actually mean anything, it was just another scare tactic.
    Also funny is the fact that I am also a lawyer, and I have been my husband’s representative with respect to these issues. When I tried to explain this situation, the first person with whom I spoke badgered me about giving him my bar number. I ultimately provided the second person with whom I spoke my number, but only because it’s not like a badge number – it doesn’t really have any effect. Mr. Parker later told me I had committed a federal offense by “falsely representing” I was a lawyer when dealing with his company. Simply ridiculous.
    I filed a complaint with the FTC (which does not really do anything because they don’t do any enforcement activities) and I also spoke with someone from the identity theft division at the IRS. She advised me to complete and submit a form 14039, which would mark my husband’s account and would flag any 1099Cs that come in, which will make it easier for us to dispute them. From what I understand, if you don’t immediately dispute a 1099C, but later try to dispute the impact it has on your reported income, the burden shifts to you, as the taxpayer, to prove that the debt was not valid/enforceable in the first instance.

  28. rick says:

    I got a call from CRA they actually made a false claim and put it on my credit report, they said I opend a Visa account in 2006 made one payment then closed in in 2007. This is not true but I did see a fraudulant claim on my credit report that was not there last year. saying I owed them 1000.00 but when CRA called me they said I owed them 2500.00 I told him he is wrong. He hung up on me after yelling for a few Minutes. I tried to call back and get there address to send them a certified letter of Verification, they hung up on me. these are Zombie debt collectors I have been dealling with a few other companys they will give up but it is better to dispute there lies on your credit report.

  29. Kirsten says:

    CRA contacted me today and started threatening me over an account from 11 years ago. A lady named Sarah told me to grow up. They called me by my maiden name . I filed a complaint with Virginia Consumers Affair.

  30. John says:

    These scum are the 4th on a list of junk buyers that have obtained a “questionable” debt to collect. Three other junk buyers cannot validate the debt and these a**holes think they have the goods. I have already sent a DV letter and am not afraid of their tactics or threats and look forward to a day in court – if it ever goes that far. They are rude, threatening, intimidating and on and on. By far the worst group of probable criminals I have come across. This group needs taken down – they called me twice today within 5 minutes – an illeagal act per the FDCPA.

  31. Janet Smallwood says:

    I don’t know if these people from CRA are lawyers or not. But if they are, I see where the rudeness and the nastiness comes from. Don’t get me wrong, all lawyers are not that way but these people from CRA are over the top. I mean down right nasty. You try and tell them what you can pay and they tell you “NO” straight up. Those people need some type of anger management training. Because one day they will meet the right person and their feelings will get hurt. They are probably rude and nasty like that to the clients because they can’t take that mess home to their families and get away with it.

  32. Susan Ace says:

    Mr Cole / Mr Coal called me today asking for someone I’ve never heard of… menacing voice and clearly a junk collector. lame.

  33. Jessica says:

    Company Names that CRA reportedly uses:

    CIA and Associates
    CC Associates
    Consumer Credit Association
    Consumer Recovery Associates
    Court Company
    CR Associates
    C&R Associates
    C & R Associates
    Farm CIA & Associates
    J Lamb and Associates
    and possibly GC Services

    Phone numbers that CRA reportedly uses:
    215-325-1354
    234-542-2874
    310-601-7244
    310-734-6338
    310-855-3688
    310-860-6293
    317-536-5458
    319-892-0349
    323-319-5178
    401-709-3108
    404-474-4884
    404-963-8760
    430-200-0007
    505-349-0354
    505-718-4945
    517-879-4821
    615-469-5268
    617-674-2967
    619-564-4447
    619-564-4473
    620-273-4256
    702-946-0389
    703-280-1121
    706-417-9193
    713-518-1966
    757-271-6637
    757-271-8786
    757-271-8787
    757-271-8788
    757-271-8789
    757-271-8888
    757-271-8889
    757-368-3622
    757-368-3623
    757-368-3627
    757-368-8004
    757-368-8331
    757-368-8337
    757-368-8537
    757-468-0169
    775-293-4583
    800-762-9864
    800-913-4915
    801-241-2616
    801-349-2616
    801-386-7803
    805-284-9506
    816-332-6242
    859-514-0968
    864-335-7028
    866-272-3041
    866-367-0328
    866-374-6604
    866-418-3360
    866-442-2693
    866-499-6608
    866-563-9556
    866-645-6269
    866-645-8525
    866-645-8654
    866-655-0659
    866-656-5380
    866-657-1658
    866-657-6525
    866-673-1748
    866-857-3916
    866-861-9257
    877-213-3830
    877-217-7084
    877-240-5390
    877-240-9350
    877-241-4559
    877-284-6622
    877-289-4690
    877-298-7036
    877-298-7306
    877-298-7806
    877-320-5615
    877-326-5615
    877-334-2942
    877-360-1616
    877-407-9274
    877-507-3402
    877-738-4814
    888-253-9713
    888-310-5679
    888-413-8823
    888-706-4381
    888-867-5979
    949-873-2855

    Individual names that CRA reportedly uses:

    Donald Adair
    Mark Adair
    Chris Adams / Christopher Adams
    Amy
    Laura Angelini
    Charles Bambino
    Ms. Beagles
    Ms. Blaine
    Sarah Brevard / Sara Brevard
    Peter Bronson
    Tracy Burman
    Mr. Cagle
    Mrs. Campbell
    Ms. Catasin
    Kirby Chapman
    Vincent Cignerale
    Ms. Claine
    Sarah Danvers / Sara Danvers
    Raymond Davis
    Marion Dunham
    Ms. Elder
    Ellie Faircloth
    Jennifer Feagles
    Denise Flynn
    James Fox
    Gail
    John Gibson
    Mr. Gilam / Gillum
    Bert Glenn
    Laura Glenn
    Sidney Albert Glenn
    Conrad Gray / Conrad Grey
    Paul Gowl
    Christy Hartman
    Mr. Hartman
    Miss Howard
    Jane
    Mrs. Jenkins
    Ms. Jewel
    James Johnson
    Mrs. Johnson
    Perry Johnson
    Mrs. Jones
    Jay Lamb / J Lamb
    Mr. Lane
    Tyler Lang
    Mr. Ludwig
    Kelly
    Ms. Kitchens
    Ms. Kitchum
    Kristen / Kristin
    Lindsay / Lindsey
    Lisa
    Marisa / Marisha
    Stephanie Martin
    Melissa
    Monica
    Chad Miller / Chat Miller
    Gary Miller
    Sherri Morse / Sherry Morse
    Mr. Parker
    Rebecca
    Gary Reison / Gary Reasons
    George Reasons
    Jennifer Segal
    Liz Segal
    Tonya Sells
    Scott
    Eric Scott
    K C Scott
    Randall Scott
    Richard Scott
    John Sheldon / John Shelton
    Ms. Silva / Silvia / Sylvia
    Michelle Silver
    Mr. Sitton
    Liz Spiegel / Spiegle
    Christine Spruill
    Stacy / Stacey
    Jim Stewart
    Curtis Taylor / Curtis R. Taylor
    Mrs. Thompson
    Tony
    Vivian
    Mr. Wang
    Mr. Weippert
    Ms. Wells
    Maranda Whiten / Miranda Whitten
    Gina Williams
    Mrs. Yelder
    Brandon

  34. Eric says:

    These people are nasty nasty nasty and quite possible illegally collecting debt.

    This woman “Christine” (I am guessing is Christine Spruill) gave me 1 hour to come up with seven grand and pay it by credit or debit card or and I quote “you’ll regret it”.

    It’s a sham everyone.

  35. Marina Silguero says:

    Was contacted about some supposed debt from over 10 years ago. Told them I have a police case number regarding identity theft and they said it wasn’t theft, that I just don’t pay my bills. First man, Mr. Montgomery, hung up on me after stating that he would make an example out of me. I called to talk to supervisor, got a Mr. Scott who was just as rude and threatened a 1099-C. I called the FBI. I will be contacting Virginia’s attorney general.

  36. Michelle says:

    My new in-laws(as I have only been married a year) called me and stated that someone left a msg for me by my full name including maiden and married and stated that they better contact me and tell me to get back in touch with them immediately or that would be harboring a fugitive. What the??? Are these people serious. How do they actually go to a job like this everyday. I was so emabarrassed that my in-laws thought I could not pay my bills. I looked on here and got all of the horried details about this company and called my MIL back and explained. She stated that she would tell them to go to hell and STOP calling. I am going to call my bank on Monday and make sure that there is no funny business going on and also check my credit reports immediately. How can these meal worms even get our info like this. Also if there are so many lawsuits filed are they still using these tactics? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Good luck.

  37. Carrol says:

    Just received a call from these people. They wouldn’t tell me what it was about, only the company name of Consumer Recovery Associates. Nor would I give them any information about me. “Stand off” Then I went looking to find out about these people and found all these complaints. I wondered how they got my cell number???? Since I don’t owe anyone for a past due account – am concerned in light of all these other complaints….

  38. Guy Shannon says:

    Phone numbers that CRA reportedly uses:
    215-325-1354
    234-542-2874
    310-601-7244
    310-734-6338
    310-855-3688
    310-860-6293
    317-536-5458
    319-892-0349
    323-319-5178
    401-709-3108
    404-474-4884
    404-963-8760
    430-200-0007
    505-349-0354
    505-718-4945
    517-879-4821
    615-469-5268
    617-674-2967
    619-564-4447
    619-564-4473
    620-273-4256
    702-946-0389
    703-280-1121
    706-417-9193
    713-518-1966
    757-271-6637
    757-271-8786
    757-271-8787
    757-271-8788
    757-271-8789
    757-271-8888
    757-271-8889
    757-368-3622
    757-368-3623
    757-368-3627
    757-368-8004
    757-368-8331
    757-368-8337
    757-368-8537
    757-468-0169
    775-293-4583
    800-762-9864
    800-913-4915
    801-241-2616
    801-349-2616
    801-386-7803
    805-284-9506
    816-332-6242
    859-514-0968
    864-335-7028
    866-272-3041
    866-367-0328
    866-374-6604
    866-418-3360
    866-442-2693
    866-499-6608
    866-563-9556
    866-584-0926
    866-645-6269
    866-645-8525
    866-645-8654
    866-655-0659
    866-656-5380
    866-657-1658
    866-657-6525
    866-673-1748
    866-857-3916
    866-861-9257
    877-213-3830
    877-217-7084
    877-240-5390
    877-240-9350
    877-241-4559
    877-284-6622
    877-289-4690
    877-298-7036
    877-298-7306
    877-298-7806
    877-320-5615
    877-326-5615
    877-334-2942
    877-360-1616
    877-407-9274
    877-507-3402
    877-738-4814
    888-253-9713
    888-310-5679
    888-413-8823
    888-706-4381
    888-867-5979
    949-873-2855

  39. Tobey says:

    Number called from was 843.278.0375. Registered out of Myrtle Beach, SC. Some poor girl named Amanda Meeks has her name listed for this number. They use the same tactic with everyone from IRS threats to “you have no idea who you are talking to and the attorneys we have.” Be careful of what you say when this is recorded, etc. I just want to know how they can train all these folks to say the same thing. Calling for a person who doesn’t live there and then threatening you for calling them back. The additional names they used with me were CRNA Litigation, CR Investigations, CRA. Kevin Siddens or maybe the same as the Sitton listed in the list above. I would love to get creative with revenge!

  40. Ezzie says:

    I am currently seeking to contact individuals who have had experience dealing with CRA (good or bad). Likewise, any employees who have worked for this company or any debt collection company for a research project. Please e-mail woodyallenfan2004@gmail.com

  41. josh says:

    Gary Miller from CRA called me and told me there was an “serious & impending legal matter” involving an old credit card debt and that I had to settle with them immediately. I told him that I don’t know who he is and that I wanted some paperwork from them regarding the debt. He began screaming at me and calling me a deadbeat and told me that he would get a settlement for twice the original amount of the debt and that he would see my a– in court (he did use profanity) and then hung up. I called him back and told him I would be willing to work something out with him, I just wanted paperwork. But he said that he shouldn’t have to “kill another tree” to send me another statement that I would ignore anyways and that I had 24 hours to remit payment to him or he’d see me in court. They bullied me and threatened me, and after some digging, I found that they don’t even own the debt. They are merely a collection agency hired by the debt owners. But their abusive language and tone and the fact that they refused MANY TIMES to send me a bill or any paperwork to verify their legitimacy really set me on edge. I wont be talked to like that. So, I will not cooperate with them. If they sue me, so be it. It is a debt that I owe, and I will pay it if I have to. But I wont deal with them. Period. Please be careful of them. They will try to frighten you into paying them right away. DO NOT FALL FOR IT. I’ve filed a complaint with the FTC and the CA Attorney General, I’ve called my bank and told them to block any transaction coming from CRA LLC, and I’ve signed up and paid for detailed credit reports and alerts to be notified anytime they do anything to my credit report. I hope this info helps you.

  42. Jovan & Jeremiah Houston says:

    We had been contacted by CRA around August 2009. We spoke to a Mrs. Jenkins, Mr. Cagle, K.C. Scott & a couple other names I can’t remember. We verbally agreed to make payments on our Credit Card because we were in the position to do so. But when I asked them for a written balance, they stated they don’t give balances & too subtract my payments that i’ve made from the amount they told me. Did you catch that? They wanted me to figure out my own balance after we were paying them for months!!! After we tried to call them for a written statement, they laughed in my Fiancee’s face, told her that they will Dock her pay, call the IRS, I mean everything you can think of as a threat, they said it. Luckily, I recorded one of their employees when he was being very irate over the phone about this matter. We finally called them & let them know where not paying anymore & were going to report you to FDCPA & Virginia Attorney General.

  43. miltfeltx says:

    These idiots keep calling my fax, cell, and home phone all at the same time. They never leave a message on my answering machine nor have I ever received anything in writing. When I answer the call, there is only music playing. When I call all their multiple numbers back it has a “not in service” message. These phone numbers are from all different states, when this company is supposed to be located in Virginia. Something smells fishy!!

  44. LaShondra says:

    I received a phone call on 2/28/2010 from phone # 505 216-0771, the phone number left on message to call back was 866-452-9518. Lindsey was very rude and really did not let me get a word in. I have been hounded and harrassed by these people since 1999!!! I have been sent numerous collection letters over the years ( I have held on to each one of them), I have faxed each collector the copy of my money order, the date and the balance owed as proof of account paid in full. They had the nerve to tell me that the amount now owed is interest that has accured over the past ten years!!! Are they serious??? These people that are making these phone calls should be held accountable fo harrassment!!! There is no reason why I should be dealing with this 11 years later, especially when they were paid. I did my research and came upon an article that stated the company had been sued in 2000…I believe. I am definitely fed up and am contacting the FTC and the Virginia Attorney General. I have been a victim for 11 years and its time to stop. CRA is a scam, please report them and any new phone numbers/names that they may be using. I am definitey happy that I ran across this, as it gave me the information I needed to make my complaints.

  45. Shannon Heislen says:

    They called me trying to collect a debt that I never made… They said I had a personal loan from a bank… The thing is I was 17 at the time this so called loan was made…And they could not tell me how much I owed.. At one point they said 2000.00 and then when my husband got on the phone they said it was 8000.00. The only time I took out a loan for that much was when i bought my car, which is payed off and that was my first loan… Needless to say they have not tryed to contact me again… but are still saying I owe them..

    CIA and Associates
    CC Associates
    Consumer Credit Association
    Consumer Recovery Associates
    Consumer Recovery Associates LLC
    Court Company
    CR Associates
    C&R Associates
    C & R Associates
    Farm CIA & Associates
    J Lamb and Associates
    and possibly GC Services

    Phone numbers that CRA reportedly uses:
    866-432-9903
    877-253-4627
    215-325-1354
    234-542-2874
    310-601-7244
    310-734-6338
    310-855-3688
    310-860-6293
    317-536-5458
    319-892-0349
    323-319-5178
    404-474-4884
    404-963-8760
    430-200-0007
    505-349-0354
    505-718-4945
    517-879-4821
    615-469-5268
    617-674-2967
    619-564-4447
    619-564-4473
    620-273-4256
    702-946-0389
    703-280-1121
    706-417-9193
    713-518-1966
    757-214-9186
    757-271-6637
    757-271-8786
    757-271-8787
    757-271-8788
    757-271-8789
    757-271-8888
    757-271-8889
    757-368-3622
    757-368-3623
    757-368-3627
    757-368-8004
    757-368-8331
    757-368-8337
    757-368-8537
    757-468-0169
    775-293-4583
    800-762-9864
    800-913-4915
    801-241-2616
    801-349-2616
    801-386-7803
    805-284-9506
    816-332-6242
    859-514-0968
    864-335-7028
    866-272-3041
    866-367-0328
    866-374-6604
    866-418-3360
    866-442-2693
    866-499-6608
    866-563-9556
    866-645-6269
    866-645-8525
    866-645-8654
    866-655-0659
    866-656-5380
    866-657-1658
    866-657-6525
    866-673-1748
    866-857-3916
    866-861-9257
    877-213-3830
    877-217-7084
    877-240-5390
    877-240-9350
    877-241-4559
    877-284-6622
    877-289-4690
    877-298-7036
    877-298-7306
    877-298-7806
    877-320-5615
    877-326-5615
    877-334-2942
    877-360-1616
    877-407-9274
    877-507-3402
    877-738-4814
    888-253-9713
    888-310-5679
    888-413-8823
    888-706-4381
    949-873-2855

    Individual names that CRA reportedly uses:
    Elizabeth
    Chris-the manager
    Donald Adair
    Mark Adair
    Chris Adams / Christopher Adams
    Amy
    Laura Angelini
    Charles Bambino
    Ms. Beagles
    Ms. Blaine
    Sarah Brevard / Sara Brevard
    Peter Bronson
    Tracy Burman
    Mr. Cagle
    Mrs. Campbell
    Ms. Catasin
    Kirby Chapman
    Vincent Cignerale
    Ms. Claine
    Sarah Danvers / Sara Danvers
    Raymond Davis
    Marion Dunham
    Ms. Elder
    Ellie Faircloth
    Jennifer Feagles
    Denise Flynn
    James Fox
    Gail
    John Gibson
    Mr. Gilam / Gillum
    Bert Glenn
    Laura Glenn
    Sidney Albert Glenn
    Conrad Gray / Conrad Grey
    Paul Gowl
    Christy Hartman
    Mr. Hartman
    Miss Howard
    Jane
    Mrs. Jenkins
    Ms. Jewel
    James Johnson
    Mrs. Johnson
    Perry Johnson
    Mrs. Jones
    Jay Lamb / J Lamb
    Mr. Lane
    Tyler Lang
    Mr. Ludwig
    Kelly
    Ms. Kitchens
    Ms. Kitchum
    Kristen / Kristin
    Lindsay / Lindsey
    Lisa
    Marisa / Marisha
    Stephanie Martin
    Melissa
    Monica
    Chad Miller / Chat Miller
    Gary Miller
    Sherri Morse / Sherry Morse
    Mr. Parker
    Rebecca
    Gary Reison / Gary Reasons
    George Reasons
    Jennifer Segal
    Liz Segal
    Tonya Sells
    Scott
    Eric Scott
    K C Scott
    Randall Scott
    Richard Scott
    John Sheldon / John Shelton
    Ms. Silva / Silvia / Sylvia
    Michelle Silver
    Mr. Sitton
    Liz Spiegel / Spiegle
    Christine Spruill
    Stacy / Stacey
    Jim Stewart
    Curtis Taylor / Curtis R. Taylor
    Mrs. Thompson
    Tony
    Vivian
    Mr. Wang
    Mr. Weippert
    Ms. Wells
    Maranda Whiten / Miranda Whitten
    Gina Williams
    Mrs. Yelder

  46. Sherri says:

    I have been receiving calls from a 843-278-0375 number for that past couple of days. Well today I answered the call and there was a young lady on the line who stated that she was calling for a Sherrio (not only did she mispronounce my first name, she didn’t have my correct last name either), well when I asked her what the call was about she stated that her supervisor told her to call and she didn’t know why, but if I could hold and she would get that information for me. First she didn’t give me a name and second she told me her supervisor was a “he” and then put a “she” on the phone. When the “supervisor” got on the line she says to me “I had my assistant call you in regards to an old account that you had and if it is not paid then it will be released and we will file a 1099 form”. So I started asking her what was the original line of credit and what was the interest rate on the late fees, she started yelling and talking over me saying what does it matter, you haven’t paid in 9 years and then hung up on me. Well I called back and a gentleman by the name of “John” answered the phone stating that he was the general manager and that he would help me. Well when I told him about the previous call, he proceeds to tell me that they have different procedures and kept changing the subject when I asked him about the initial amount and late fees. He too hung up on me. Well you would think that after that I wouldn’t have called back, but I did and I got someone by the name of “Lindsey” who when asked about the late fees, she says to me why are you concerned with the late fees when you haven’t paid anything in 9 years. I told her I’m fully aware of what hasn’t been paid and didn’t need to be talked to like a child. I made the mistake of setting up a payment arrangement with her before looking the company up, so now I’m trying to stop them from going into my account and was told by my bank I would have to call CRA and resolve the issue myself. I called the number back and A “Ms. Gates” answered the phone, so I asked for “Lindsey” at ext. 2215 and when she got on the phone I explained to her that I didn’t want the money withdrawn from my account and was there anyway for me to submit a physical payment, she told me know they don’t have an address to send it to, so I asked what about Western Union or speedpay? She said no, I can put the account on temporary hold and I told her I didn’t want the money withdrawn from my account and she told me that she was going to release the account and hung up on me. Bottom line is I don’t know how these companies are able to call and harass people and their family members and neighbors. They are very rude and unprofessional. I hope the phone number I provided can help others who have gone through the same thing.

  47. anonymous says:

    I have the old phone number of a woman whom i do not know and they left me a message claiming to be from the CRA. Her name was Nancy and left the number 888-867-5979 a number previously listed.

  48. BA in Dallas says:

    Young man called on my office line. Said he was the secretary of Consumer Recovery Associates. Had last four digits of my SSN. Said he was using that information to confirm he had the correct person on the line and was then forwarding me to an agent. I asked if this was a sales pitch. He said it was very important. I asked if this was a government agency — he said no and repeated he was with Consumer Recovery. He said no. While I was holding, I did a Google search and found this web site so I terminated the call. They called back. Two incoming numbers were “Texas call 556-1839 and 843-278-0375.

  49. a says:

    Mr Cagle is rude n claims he’s part owner in the company sureee y are u sitting at a desk answering calls that you pay other ppl to do?? And when did he get a degree in telling other ppl their priorities. Rude and disrespectful.

  50. Warren says:

    I just received a call from C.R.A and spoke to a Mr. John Gibson. He informed me that I have a past due amount due on a credit card that I took out in 1999. The S.O.L. on this account ran out years ago and was deemed uncollectable. He threatned to report me to the IRS. I told him to go ahead and he hung up! They are also using a new Nevada # 702-430-7623. Be on the look out!

  51. ErnDog says:

    These clowns have been calling me. Finally, I answered & the man represented himself to be working with the IRS. When I insisted he tell me his name, he gave me the company name. I told him his company was a bottom feeder & I owe nothing. I hung up.
    I called back to get an address for a cease & desist letter & the woman said I had no right to request them to cease & desist. I quoted the Fair Debt Collections. She started raising her voice, I told her I was recording the call, she got upset & said I have no permission to record the call & she hung up.

  52. Cher says:

    New name-michelle

    Phone numbers that CRA reportedly uses:
    215-325-1354
    234-542-2874
    310-601-7244
    310-734-6338
    310-855-3688
    310-860-6293
    317-536-5458
    319-892-0349
    323-319-5178
    404-474-4884
    404-963-8760
    430-200-0007
    505-349-0354
    505-718-4945
    517-879-4821
    615-469-5268
    617-674-2967
    619-564-4447
    619-564-4473
    620-273-4256
    702-946-0389
    703-280-1121
    706-417-9193
    713-518-1966
    757-271-6637
    757-271-8786
    757-271-8787
    757-271-8788
    757-271-8789
    757-271-8888
    757-271-8889
    757-368-3622
    757-368-3623
    757-368-3627
    757-368-8004
    757-368-8331
    757-368-8337
    757-368-8537
    757-468-0169
    775-293-4583
    800-762-9864
    800-913-4915
    801-241-2616
    801-349-2616
    801-386-7803
    805-284-9506
    816-332-6242
    859-514-0968
    864-335-7028
    866-272-3041
    866-367-0328
    866-374-6604
    866-418-3360
    866-442-2693
    866-499-6608
    866-563-9556
    866-645-6269
    866-645-8525
    866-645-8654
    866-655-0659
    866-656-5380
    866-657-1658
    866-657-6525
    866-673-1748
    866-857-3916
    866-861-9257
    877-213-3830
    877-217-7084
    877-240-5390
    877-240-9350
    877-241-4559
    877-284-6622
    877-289-4690
    877-298-7036
    877-298-7306
    877-298-7806
    877-320-5615
    877-326-5615
    877-334-2942
    877-360-1616
    877-407-9274
    877-507-3402
    877-738-4814
    888-253-9713
    888-310-5679
    888-413-8823
    888-706-4381
    949-873-2855
    877-311-7543

    These guys are trying to collect money from a crdit card I had back in 2000. They couldn’t answer any of my questions and are completely immoral. DO NOT PAY THEM A CENT!!!

  53. JOSEPH says:

    This Company that identified its self as CRA on my phone yesterday (04/12/2010) is a real piece of work! There still at it! At first I didn’t know what to think, because he said he was trying to collect on an old account from Household Finance Co. back in 1999. Well I could remember that I did have an account with Household, just before Christmas 1999 I got a loan from them ($500.00) to buy my Mom a gold bracelet. Back then I had a lot of physical and mental problems, and was in & out of VA Hospitals. I’m still messed up but I’ve learned how to live with it better. My only source of income is a VA pension that I am very grateful for, but it takes almost all of it for me to survive. So I told him all of this, and that I would try to pay him a little monthly. He said that this debt was outstanding for so many years, and had acquired so much interest that it was know $8000.00, and CRA wanted it all or at least a large portion, I said that I couldn’t do that because I didn

  54. LB says:

    here is another name to add to the Bottom Feeders list is 877-311-7739 and the caller ID shows 757-271-1043

  55. cbaker says:

    A Valery Cooper woke me up at 7am, and said my debt was considered income and would be reported to IRS. I said I would call the IRS to verify it, and she said it won’t be reported if I pay it. Before I was was awake enough to know what was happening she ask for my socsec number. These people are awful…I will be filing a complaint, and sending a DV letter. She left no contact info so I have to search for their company address. I am glad I found this website…to confirm the bad business things I was suspect of.

  56. Jeremy Gray says:

    I received a call from CRA and they proceeded to tell me that they needed to talk to me about an IRS issue and if I didn’t want to get into serious trouble I needed to cooperate and give them my personal information that I refused to give. They also called an old Job of mine trying to get information out of them when the superviser wanted to talk to them they immediately hung up the phone. I called the IRS and they told me that this company was a SCAM and NOT to give them ANYTHING especially my personal information!! I filed a report with the IRS Fraud department and suggest that others do the same!!!

  57. Sherrie says:

    This woman spoke to me like I was a seriel killer. All I ask her to do was identify herself my more than–Kristy at CRA. It showed up unknown caller with the phone number of 757-941-4753. She has upset me severely–I am a senior with major health problems. What can we do about these people?? I will not give out my email address in fear that this may be one of their sites.

  58. Mad Consumer says:

    John Gibson contacted me today. Was very rude & unprofessional. When I disputed the validity of the debt he called me a liar & hung up on me!

  59. JONES says:

    This company is shutting down their phones as I type this notice. Paul Mitchell, Manager was court ordered to not have any collection operations in the state of Arizona – lol. Here is another name & phone from a reliable source \”Mr. Kalin Scott, VP or their Compliance Officer lol, Phone 757-214-9186. Watch this one he will threaten you and tell you that he is going to call some authority figure of some kind, all we ever do is attempt to obtain contact information in order to send them a written correspondence of some kind; due to the fact that some individuals do not need the problems considering what is going on in these days and time. So Yes, they are interestingly angry for some apparent reason. Mr. Scott, Kalin, called us a SCAM that if we call him one more time, he was going to call the police and file criminal charges for phone harassment at a phone where he announces CRA, and that he has contacted BBB and Ohio Attorney General on us, wow! All because we attempted to confirm and obtain contact information to write to them in a written form only. He experience a taste of his own medicine; however, our intentions is to get to the bottom of an issue and resolve it where all parties are happy, but no he went off on me. Another number was a female answered, 7573688331 is still working, most phones are shutting down now and their fax number 8665969114 is still working. GOD Speed

  60. Sam says:

    757-271-1549

  61. Cathy Bradley says:

    I am a resident of ohio and received a call from 864-569-0719 caller ID states it was from a D.Johnson

  62. Chris says:

    I received a call today with threats over a 10 year old credit card debt telling me they were going to turn me over to the IRS.

  63. Mr. H says:

    She states is your last 4 of your SSN and the female starts getting loud:if you don’t cooperate this action will go to the IRS. So I told her she must think I’m stupid she gets loud and starts yelling at that point my phone stops working

  64. Anonymous in VA says:

    My husband called me upset regarding a call from “CRA”. They advised him of a debt that he has no memory of, talked condescendingly to him and of course and threatened to report it to the IRS for collection.

    I told my husband the following information: first of all, you NEVER disclose your personal information to an unidentified caller. If you don’t know who it is, you don’t give them even the last four digits of your ssn. They are calling YOU. Second, every person has a legal right to request verbally, followed up with a cease & desist letter to not be called about a debt. Upon request, a company that INVADES your private time with a debt collection is federally obligated to disclose the name of the company and address to you to enforce this right if you so choose that. Thirdly, a bill can be disputed, and an itemized copy of the bill is REQUIRED for you to review regarding its validity as well as the statue of limitations period.

  65. Mrs F says:

    I was contacted this morning at my job. They told me the same thing about filing a 1099. I tried to speak with these individuals the first one Jessie tried to say she needed 10 minutes to get my info for a 1099 she never told me what it was about. I kept asking her. Then I called her manager Heidi Blakely she told me I owed a large amount of $ please. I also spoke with a male he was so rude.But they would not agree to send me any information proving this debt. He said I will find out when I file my income tax.He did not want to continue this conversation. The number is 877-704-9458. They were very unprofessional and rude.This debt is no longer valid. They violate our rights.Glad to see all this information it will help me with the steps I need to take.When you start to question things they are quick to get angry and hang up.

  66. ditto in VA says:

    I received a message on 1/12/11 calling for someone who doesn’t live here saying it was very important that I return their call. I called back today 877-704-9458 and asked the person who answered what CRA stood for she told me Consumer Recovery Associates and when I tried to ask another question she hung up. I called back and talked to someone else and promptly asked to speak to a supervisor, she asked me if this was a wrong number for the person they were trying to contact and said she’d take me off their list, I politely persisted in my request to talk to a supervisor then she argued and hung up. For the past couple years I’d received numerous calls for another person from a company called NRA National Recovery Agency(looking for a different person than today, but after receiving many, many calls from NRA and others, I found out that the person they were trying to contact yesterday/today at my number was connected with the person from a couple of years ago). Last summer I was upset over the number of calls/messages received and went through a lengthy process to make sure my phone number was taken off their list. I’m thinking this may be the same company using another name….I’ll report them too.

  67. David M. says:

    These folks just called a moment ago. I spoke with Reg regarding a 1099 form from the IRS which he held indicating that I had been overpaid. Apparently, some company called CashNet USA claims I owe them over $400. I specifically remember paying off that debt years ago. I am not answering any more calls from them and am reporting them to the FTC.

    Thanks for all this vital information.

  68. Anonymous says:

    I got a call yesterday saying that I needed to pay a bill from over 7 YEARS AGO! If memory serves me correctly, it should have been knocked off by now? And they even called my mother to try to get information about me. But what Worries me most is that they called my GIRLFRIEND to get a hold of me. If they actually are debt collectors, how did they even get a hold of Her? I am not on her cell phone contract, I am not tied in with her anywhere in anyway. And Saddest part is, I did not realize all of this, including that they wouldn’t let me send them a Check, (why not?), until it was too late. I’d given them my bank account number. Wow, Then I looked them up and saw all this and it made sense. So I immediately pulled out all of my money and I still need to close my bank account. Who are these people? And if they aren’t real, why are they getting away with this? I’ve seen in a lot of places that they deal with ZOMBIE DEBTS. I Am going to call them back tomorrow and tell them, if they want to get a hold of me, they WILL NOT call, me or anyone else, they WILL write me, sending me my bill, the company of which I owe the debt to, and if they don’t then I will take action, because I DO want to pay off all the debts, I just don’t want to get scammed. If they are fake, I will be reporting them to the FTC.

  69. Kim says:

    “Consumer Recovery” called us twice last week saying that they needed to talk to my husband about a “file” that had “arrived” in their office. This sounded stupid to us, so my husband told them not to call again and hung up. Today, we were told by our mortgage broker that our credit score had dropped below the FHA required 640 because of inquiries from “Consumer Recovery, a collection agency” and we will not be approved for the loan!!

  70. Meagan says:

    Same story as everyone else. I would have used some nasty words back to her, but feared what she could do to my personal/credit info.

    Phone numbers that CRA reportedly uses:
    215-325-1354
    234-542-2874
    310-601-7244
    310-734-6338
    310-855-3688
    310-860-6293
    317-536-5458
    319-892-0349
    323-319-5178
    404-474-4884
    404-963-8760
    430-200-0007
    505-349-0354
    505-718-4945
    517-879-4821
    615-469-5268
    617-674-2967
    619-564-4447
    619-564-4473
    620-273-4256
    702-946-0389
    703-280-1121
    706-417-9193
    713-518-1966
    757-271-6637
    757-271-8786
    757-271-8787
    757-271-8788
    757-271-8789
    757-271-8888
    757-271-8889
    757-368-3622
    757-368-3623
    757-368-3627
    757-368-8004
    757-368-8331
    757-368-8337
    757-368-8537
    757-468-0169
    757-986-1176
    775-293-4583
    800-762-9864
    800-913-4915
    801-241-2616
    801-349-2616
    801-386-7803
    805-284-9506
    816-332-6242
    843-278-0375
    859-514-0968
    864-335-7028
    866-272-3041
    866-367-0328
    866-374-6604
    866-418-3360
    866-442-2693
    866-499-6608
    866-563-9556
    866-645-6269
    866-645-8525
    866-645-8654
    866-655-0659
    866-656-5380
    866-657-1658
    866-657-6525
    866-673-1748
    866-857-3916
    866-861-9257
    877-213-3830
    877-217-7084
    877-240-5390
    877-240-9350
    877-241-4559
    877-284-6622
    877-289-4690
    877-298-7036
    877-298-7306
    877-298-7806
    877-320-5615
    877-326-5615
    877-334-2942
    877-360-1616
    877-394-0395
    877-407-9274
    877-507-3402
    877-738-4814
    888-253-9713
    888-310-5679
    888-413-8823
    888-706-4381
    949-873-2855
    877-311-7543
    843-278-0375

    Individual names that CRA reportedly uses:

    Donald Adair
    Mark Adair
    Chris Adams / Christopher Adams
    Amy
    Laura Angelini
    Charles Bambino
    Ms. Beagles
    Ms. Blaine
    Sarah Brevard / Sara Brevard
    Peter Bronson
    Tracy Burman
    Mr. Cagle
    Mrs. Campbell
    Ms. Catasin
    Kirby Chapman
    Vincent Cignerale
    Ms. Claine
    Sarah Danvers / Sara Danvers
    Raymond Davis
    Marion Dunham
    Ms. Elder
    Ellie Faircloth
    Jennifer Feagles
    Denise Flynn
    James Fox
    Gail
    John Gibson
    Mr. Gilam / Gillum
    Bert Glenn
    Laura Glenn
    Sidney Albert Glenn
    Conrad Gray / Conrad Grey
    Paul Gowl
    Christy Hartman
    Mr. Hartman
    Miss Howard
    Jane
    Mrs. Jenkins
    Ms. Jewel
    James Johnson
    Mrs. Johnson
    Perry Johnson
    Mrs. Jones
    Jay Lamb / J Lamb
    Mr. Lane
    Tyler Lang
    Mr. Ludwig
    Kelly
    Ms. Kitchens
    Ms. Kitchum
    Kristen / Kristin
    Lindsay / Lindsey
    Lisa
    Marisa / Marisha
    Stephanie Martin
    Melissa
    Monica
    Chad Miller / Chat Miller
    Gary Miller
    Sherri Morse / Sherry Morse
    Mr. Parker
    Rebecca
    Gary Reison / Gary Reasons
    George Reasons
    Jennifer Segal
    Liz Segal
    Tonya Sells
    Scott
    Eric Scott
    K C Scott
    Randall Scott
    Richard Scott
    John Sheldon / John Shelton
    Ms. Silva / Silvia / Sylvia
    Michelle Silver
    Mr. Sitton
    Liz Spiegel / Spiegle
    Christine Spruill
    Stacy / Stacey
    Jim Stewart
    Curtis Taylor / Curtis R. Taylor
    Mrs. Thompson
    Tony
    Vivian
    Mr. Wang
    Mr. Weippert
    Ms. Wells
    Maranda Whiten / Miranda Whitten
    Gina Williams
    Mrs. Yelder
    Brandon

  71. Anonymous says:

    A lady called me today and told me she was calling from Consumer Recovery Associates, she wanted me to verify the last four digits of the social security number she had which I wouldn’t do. I asked her to repeat the company again and asked what the call was about and she said without me verifying my last four digits she could not release that confidential information. I told her that I would need to look their company name up before I would verify anything and she said sure go ahead and go to bbb.com which is the better business bureau website and let me off the phone. In about 1 hour I had received 4 different numbers calling my cell phone. 908-581-0317, 866-796-6124, 949-290-9900. I usually do not answer calls I don’t recognize but I just wanted to know who keeps calling.

  72. Twhite says:

    757-986-1176 No message left, called my home & cell phone.

  73. Victor says:

    On Thursday Februrary 17th, I received a voice mail on my cell phone regarding an important matter and that I or my representative call back at ???????. I returned the call and was told I owed a debt to Citicorp for over $6000 and I said to send me documentation regarding this information. They said that they own the debt and that since it is now their new debt they are going to report it to the credit bureaus as a new debt. Somewhere in my conversation they hung up. I called Citicorp which has all accounts with zero balances and are sending me letters. I also called the FTC regarding them and their practices saying that they are going to ruin my credit, deplete my bank accounts, report me to the IRS, and there is nothing I can do since it is now their debt. I told them I have no recollection of the debt and if it is theirs I have not signed nor have requested from them any type of loan or credit. They have done a credit check on me (which i believe is allowable, but it must be permissable for legitimate reasons). When I told Experian that they contacted me on my cell phone which they didn’t have they put my account on fraud alert and are investigating as well as me giving them the FTC reference number. These credit bureaus know whats going on but since they get paid from them they turn the other way. I have read that consumer recovery has used Experian for their illegal activities and would reccomend that if you have problems with them threaten to file suit against them for not following the FDCPA or FCRA laws in place. This is for an account I might have had 14 years ago. But the account says they all are at zero balances.

  74. Dana says:

    I have been receiving messages from this company regarding a debt that I have already been paying off. When I did speak to a Mr. Scott he informed me of a huge balance for an account that was being paid and was never that large. I will be filing a complaint with the FTC and CA Attorney General since they are now showing on my credit report (Experian only) as making inquiries until 2013. They too threatened a 1099 Tax form against me and refused to send me any information in writing. They said that that had already been done and I should have that information with me at work to refer to when I get calls. I told him that that was the stupidest thing I had ever heard. He started to get upset and continued to threaten me with the 1099 Tax form. I said go ahead and send it since then I would have something in writing to refer to. He then questioned me about my work ethic since I had been on the phone with him arguing for so long. He then hung up.

    What a joke these scumbags are…they need to go down!

  75. Stephanie says:

    They called my phone wanting my husband or any one that is a personal rep for him. I called them back and was on hold forever. A girl named Casey answered and told me that they were calling from the Consumer Recovery Act. I told them that I did not know the name they were calling for. They asked for my name and I told her the same thing. she said she was taking the number off the list. I dont know why they would be calling as we dont have them listed on our credit report. Neither he nor I have any credit issues.

  76. johanna says:

    I got a call today stating that I owe walmart some money. I know I did at one point. I paid them off when I paid capital one and my car loan so I told her what I told everyone that calls I refuse to pay twice for it. So she gets mad and says well I have to pay or deal with the IRS then proceeded to hang up.

  77. christine says:

    I was called and told to give personal information to a stranger. When I asked for more information I was suddenly treated aggressively and threateningly. I was told I should just give my information because they already had it and this was serious. So serious that they would reveal nothing about the nature of the call. This is an awful company scamming the innocent and trusting. I can also say that they are using the phone number 757-986-1176 right now.

  78. Yolanda Singleton says:

    I just received a call from CRA looking for my husband saying he owed a debt from 2006 for a payday loan. I gave them his cell number after the woman lie on the phone and said that it was very important that he contacts her or his lawyer.She was very rude on the phone he called and asked for information and the hung up on him before telling him no matter how many times he call he was not getting any kind of information from them so that he can not dispute the debt owed the number they called from is 757-986-1176I do not trust these people and plan to report them cause its a scam

  79. Sue says:

    I have been receiving calls for over three years from these people claiming to be looking for someone by the name of Clifton. I have repeatedly told them I don’t know anyone by this name and that my phone is on the National do not call registry. They tell me every time that they will remove my # but they never do. I don’t know how to get rid of them. I got another call this am from a Michelle at CRA. She was very angry when I asked her what CRA stood for but she finally told me. She told me my # would be removed but I don’t believe her. I am going to try to report them to the FTC # listed above.

  80. Jim says:

    I’ve been getting calls – every day – even on Sundays – that ring three times – then hang up. Well, today someone finally left a message – a “Sherrie” from the offices of CRA – which I had never heard of. The message stated I needed to call immediately – or have my representative call 877-394-0395. I immediately went to the computer – and googled – which found this site. I have no idea what this could be for – or how old – as I haven’t had any real credit for over ten years. I’m glad to find this website!

  81. jeanette says:

    Last night I recieved a phone call from one of your representatives. I missed the call and the voicemail claimed I was recieving a call from CRA. This morning I called back and the male who answered was very rude would not answer my questions. After hesitation and bickering he finally told me who you were.Mind you I was calling from my job and so have an obligation to attend to duties here aswell. I informed the gentlemen that I would call back on my lunch break. He then started yelling at me and acussing me of not calling back knowing now what kind of company you are. Also claiming that I have enough time to call and find out what kind of company you are and once finding out not wanting to comply and so he would document it on my account. I’m still not sure what kind of company you guys are and what this whole matter is about but I’m here to say that I will not conduct any kind of business without proper respect and courtesy. The service I recieved was extremely unprofessional and left me with the same questions I’ve had before “I” called. And thus makes me a little weary of wanting to continue any further contact with your company

  82. Mama says:

    I didn’t see this number on the list 864-640-4686. They called me from it this afternoon. My experience was like all the other negative experiences listed.

  83. ryrrey says:

    James Fox is the owner of these boiler rooms.He has 2 offices one in Rock Hill South Carolina & The corp Office in Virginia Beach Va.The person next in line is kalin scott or Kato Scott.He Has a large investment & many shares of this company.Joe Cagle is a partner with the company in South Carolina along with Joe’s Brother.James Fox Direct line Is 757-339-8644.Give him a call.

  84. ryrrep says:

    From the inside

  85. jack says:

    Got a message from 757-716-7196 from a Tracy Burman referencing a “number”, maybe a case or file, who knows. I wisely didn’t answer and glad I found this site. I almost want to call them back and give them a piece of their own medicine now that I know what they are all about. Come on, make my day. Also, left me a call back# of 877-394-0392

  86. nata says:

    The credit bu-rues told me that if i dispute a negative account that the agencies reporting these accounts have 30 days to remove bad credit reports from my credit report. I called these people up and asked very politely if they can remove this from my credit report and the woman i spoke to started screaming at me that there is NO WAY that they are EVER going to remove this listing from my account. This woman was being so abmoxious and all i was trying to say was calm down and not yell at me that she has no right. I told her that by law they have 30 days to remove it if i send in a request for them to remove it as long as it has been paid. The actual credit bu rues told me this. This company is the most unprofessional company I have ever dealt with. Then she says that this will not be removed from my credit report until 2017…is this woman for real!?!?!? The account was opened 4 years ago. I paid it off 3 years ago. So in actuality this will be removed in 2014. These people have no idea what their talking about and are ignorant. They will tell you what they want you to beleive so you think their is no other way. I would hire a credit lawyer and take these people to court. I am able to have my JAG lawyer look at this company and this case and they said that I have a very good chance of suing these people for rude insensitive behavior and for wrongful information. Not to mention that I am able to have this removed from my credit report. Please hire a lawyer or someone of legal knowledge when dealing with these people before you give them any kind of money or answer any of their phone calls. VERY SHADY and LIARS!

  87. Joe Consumer says:

    It’s amazing to look over these complaints and see how many people complain about being asked to pay their bills. The reason why our economy is in such bad shape is because of irresponsible debtors. This isn’t limited to people, it goes much higher, businesses, cities, states and even national governments. It’s hard for me to understand why someone thinks they’re being mistreated when THEY are the ones who have taken money and not repaid it. As far as I’m concerned that is the same as stealing it. But then again this is just my opinion. I pay my bills, pay my taxes and don’t ask for free handouts. Some would say I’m a respectable AMERICAN, somewhat of a dying breed nowadays.

  88. Joe says:

    It’s amazing to look over these complaints and see how many people complain about being asked to pay their bills. The reason why our economy is in such bad shape is because of irresponsible debtors. This isn’t limited to people, it goes much higher, businesses, cities, states and even national governments. It’s hard for me to understand why someone thinks they’re being mistreated when THEY are the ones who have taken money and not repaid it. As far as I’m concerned that is the same as stealing it. But then again this is just my opinion. I pay my bills, pay my taxes and don’t ask for free handouts. Some would say I’m a respectable AMERICAN, somewhat of a dying breed nowadays.

  89. Jennifer says:

    Called mother in law said they had open file that they wasnt sure I knew anything about it and needed to call same day mother in law called them back asked for info on company and was given nothin but already new my name before she said it they got mad and hung up then another call back from them lady said her name was missy alger and # was 877 394 0392

  90. B says:

    I’m confused. Since when is it responsible to give out personal and secure financial information over the phone to someone who calls you out of the blue? I too was contacted by these folks, returned their call and when I would not give them personal information over the phone, the woman started yelling! Disconnecting, I called again, because I am responsible, and went through the same thing again. I asked for information and something in writing at which point he hung up! They were phishing for personal info.

  91. J says:

    Another number: 757-716-7196.
    Called today and would not even mention why they called except to say “I’ve got some paperwork with your name on it. Can you verify your identity?” When I asked “What for?” they gave me the run-around and said to have my representative contact them (without giving me any way to contact them) and then hung up. I still have no idea why they called.

  92. Nikki says:

    I received a call from \”Consumer Recovery Associates\” about a debt from 2005. The first person I talked to said she could not tell me what the call was about that she had to transfer me to a supervisor who could answer all my questions on the file they were given. When the \”Supervisor\” got on the phone he was rude and condescending. When I asked to have the \”debt\” mailed to me so I can see in writing what I owe (which by law they are required to do) he laughed and said \”No we aren\’t going to do that. We\’ve mailed you paperwork already.\” I open every piece of mail that comes to me. I have never seen or heard anything from this so called company. When I told them that I was not going to be making any payment arrangements with them or give them any information he hung up on me. When I called back to speak with him I was told that he was \”busy with people who actually want to pay their debt.\” The number that showed up on my phone was 757-716-7193 and the Supervisors name was Aaron.

  93. Monique says:

    Listen jerk,

    Who are you to judge anybody, or call anyone a “thief?” If YOU really WERE a “Respectable American,” you’d bee running your debts to the ceiling because that is what REAL, RESPONSIBLE AMERICANS DO!! Who says we don’t pay any of our debts, idiot??

  94. trisha says:

    They called and wouldn’t tell me what “CRA” stood for. So I knew something was off. So I went off on their ass. I called them back 3 times and went off. They hung up on me 3 times. Now they’ve BLOCKED me from calling them! LMAO!! Yes, they blocked ME!! So funny! I’m now having fun at their expense. Gonna call them from on of my other phone numbers and try to get them to block all my numbers!!

  95. j says:

    Reposting with new name/ number added. My comments in next message.

    If you receive a call from this number, you may have been called by junk debt / collection agency that buys debt from original creditors that has been written off or settled and is beyond the statute of limitations in most states. They may be trying get the money for themselves, not the original creditor.

    They are reportedly a serial violator of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). They may be illegally using credit information obtained from Experian or other credit reporting agencies.

    This company has been known to contact and harass people they believe may know the person they are trying to reach including distant relatives, ex-spouses and possible former co-workers.

    NEVER answer these calls if you see this as a caller ID. NEVER return these calls. NEVER give them ANY information about the person they are seeking or refer them to others.

    Any �positive� comments you read in these notes about the company may have been written by employees of the company.

    The company is:

    Consumer Recovery Associates
    2697 International Parkway #4
    Suite 270
    PO Box 2916
    Virginia Beach, VA 23450-2916

    The following is the most comprehensive information gathered about this company from various sources on the Internet.

    ***If you�ve been called by a number not on this list or by someone using a different name, please copy this list, add the number/name in the correct order and repost it in its entirety.

    Company Names that CRA reportedly uses:

    CIA and Associates
    CC Associates
    Consumer Credit Association
    Consumer Recovery Associates
    Court Company
    CR Associates
    C&R Associates
    C & R Associates
    Farm CIA & Associates
    J Lamb and Associates
    and possibly GC Services

    Phone numbers that CRA reportedly uses:
    215-325-1354
    234-542-2874
    310-601-7244
    310-734-6338
    310-855-3688
    310-860-6293
    317-536-5458
    319-892-0349
    323-319-5178
    404-474-4884
    404-963-8760
    430-200-0007
    505-349-0354
    505-718-4945
    517-879-4821
    615-469-5268
    617-674-2967
    619-564-4447
    619-564-4473
    620-273-4256
    702-946-0389
    703-280-1121
    706-417-9193
    713-518-1966
    757-271-6637
    757-271-8786
    757-271-8787
    757-271-8788
    757-271-8789
    757-271-8888
    757-271-8889
    757-368-3622
    757-368-3623
    757-368-3627
    757-368-8004
    757-368-8331
    757-368-8337
    757-368-8537
    757-468-0169
    775-293-4583
    800-762-9864
    800-913-4915
    801-241-2616
    801-349-2616
    801-386-7803
    805-284-9506
    816-332-6242
    859-514-0968
    864-335-7028
    866-272-3041
    866-367-0328
    866-374-6604
    866-418-3360
    866-442-2693
    866-499-6608
    866-563-9556
    866-645-6269
    866-645-8525
    866-645-8654
    866-655-0659
    866-656-5380
    866-657-1658
    866-657-6525
    866-673-1748
    866-857-3916
    866-861-9257
    866-946-1358
    877-213-3830
    877-217-7084
    877-240-5390
    877-240-9350
    877-241-4559
    877-284-6622
    877-289-4690
    877-298-7036
    877-298-7306
    877-298-7806
    877-320-5615
    877-326-5615
    877-334-2942
    877-360-1616
    877-394-0392
    877-407-9274
    877-507-3402
    877-738-4814
    888-253-9713
    888-310-5679
    888-413-8823
    888-706-4381
    949-873-2855

    Individual names that CRA reportedly uses:

    Donald Adair
    Mark Adair
    Chris Adams / Christopher Adams
    Allie
    Amy
    Laura Angelini
    Charles Bambino
    Ms. Beagles
    Ms. Blaine
    Sarah Brevard / Sara Brevard
    Peter Bronson
    Tracy Burman
    Mr. Cagle
    Mrs. Campbell
    Ms. Catasin
    Kirby Chapman
    Vincent Cignerale
    Ms. Claine
    Sarah Danvers / Sara Danvers
    Raymond Davis
    Marion Dunham
    Ms. Elder
    Ellie Faircloth
    Jennifer Feagles
    Denise Flynn
    James Fox
    Gail
    John Gibson
    Mr. Gilam / Gillum
    Bert Glenn
    Laura Glenn
    Sidney Albert Glenn
    Conrad Gray / Conrad Grey
    Paul Gowl
    Miss Harris
    Christy Hartman
    Mr. Hartman
    Miss Howard
    Jane
    Mrs. Jenkins
    Ms. Jewel
    James Johnson
    Mrs. Johnson
    Perry Johnson
    Mrs. Jones
    Jay Lamb / J Lamb
    Mr. Lane
    Tyler Lang
    Mr. Ludwig
    Kelly
    Ms. Kitchens
    Ms. Kitchum
    Kristen / Kristin
    Lindsay / Lindsey
    Lisa
    Marisa / Marisha
    Stephanie Martin
    Melissa
    Monica
    Chad Miller / Chat Miller
    Gary Miller
    Sherri Morse / Sherry Morse
    Mr. Parker
    Rebecca
    Gary Reison / Gary Reasons
    George Reasons
    Jennifer Segal
    Liz Segal
    Tonya Sells
    Scott
    Eric Scott
    K C Scott
    Randall Scott
    Richard Scott
    John Sheldon / John Shelton
    Ms. Silva / Silvia / Sylvia
    Michelle Silver
    Mr. Sitton
    Liz Spiegel / Spiegle
    Christine Spruill
    Stacy / Stacey
    Jim Stewart
    Curtis Taylor / Curtis R. Taylor
    Mrs. Thompson
    Tony
    Vivian
    Mr. Wang
    Mr. Weippert
    Ms. Wells
    Maranda Whiten / Miranda Whitten
    Gina Williams
    Mrs. Yelder

    If you want to take positive action:
    * Report them to the Virginia Attorney General:
    http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/forms-pdf/cp/oca/complaint/oca1complaint.pdf
    * Call the Federal Trade Commission at +1.877.382.4357 and file a complaint

  96. knlgr says:

    One the numbers change constantly, once I tried calling back it kept going to a voice mail recorder, then a different number was all of a sudden disconnected after only a 10 min wait. They do was not trying to hear me out that they had the wrong banking information and I don’t need any problems if it was a ligit bank account that they are trying to draft on or the fact of returned fees they would probably try to attach or report. Now in mid Oct 2011 I told the guy I did not give them false bank info he said we have it recorded so I said I would like to hear the recording. He put me on hold and came back saying he could not locate the recording and would have it on Monday as it was a Friday. Then the oddest thing was he stated I owed a creditor that I do not owe and once I got off the ph with him I immediately contacted the creditor to verify if there was an outstanding balance I had not paid and they reassured me no my account was in good standing. Then in later part of Oct 2011 I received a notice about a forth coming draft I tried calling again and same thing they don’t want to listen to you, they tossed out the recording AGAIN and AGAIN I asked to hear it and this time I was told it didn’t matter they had filed the paperwork they needed to. I then called to ask to speak to a manager and my request was refused twice as I am not going to be held responsible for draft fees on an account they trying to withdraw monies from. I will be sending this information to the BBB and FTC. Beware and never give personal information over the phone and like the creditor I contacted directly informed me to always request a letter regarding the debt and then verify it myself.

  97. annie says:

    These have to be the rudest group of people I have ever encountered. I had a call from Christine and she butchered the pronunciation of my name so terribly I told her I had no clue who that person was. After a few minutes of her fumbling and my making comments about her inability to read I hung up. I called right back and happened to get the same rep. After ruffling her feathers a bit more and a few expletives being exchanged all with her making a comment about my mama I hung up and called again. This time I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr Parker. He droaned on about how I owed some account that I had in 2003. He was unable to provide me details about said account. When I pressed him he told me to contact my lawyer. We exchanged a few more expletives, or rather a spewed a couple before he hung up. When I tried to call back I was told by an automated message that the number I was trying to reach was disconnected. I researched and found a few of their other numbers. I got the same automated message with each call. For a company so quick to try and scam me out of money “I owed,” they were awfully quick to block me.

  98. Tami says:

    I actually had a pleasant experience with this company. They let me make low monthly payments, but now 2 months after completion of payment, another company is calling me for the same debt, which is like 8 years old. Was I scammed? the number I have is, 1-866-563-7805. I have letters, and bank statements of the bi-monthly deductions.

  99. Lawman says:

    I got a call two days ago frm these idiots…Same story…said I owed money on a debt from 2005 that I dont even know about.I put the aholes on the spot with telling them I’m a lawyer and that they cannot do what they do..Of course they hung up and blocked me from calling..Then Kalin Scott sent me a harassing email…usual garbage about having me prosecuted etc. Oh BTW his email is Kalin.S@consumerrecovery.com.

  100. Lawman says:

    I got a harassing phone call and email from these idiots about an alleged debt frm 2005. I got the same treatment as everyone here…Kalin Scott sent me a very harassing email and being a former cop and know lot of law enforcement people, I am reporting him tot he FBI for interstate fraud, electronic interstate harassment, and anything else they can file on him. His email is Kalin.S@consumerrecovery.com Flood him with emails challenging CRA’s claims and advise them of their illegal activity. Call and complain to the FTC, the Attorney General of your state, and any law enforcement agency that will take a report. Further, in addition to hiring this law firm to reprsent you, I would advise you to file a claim against the CRA in you local small claims court for the maximum jurisdictional amount and have them served. Flood these idiots with as many lawsuits as we can…..I intend to set up a facebook page for people here in Texas to help them sue these aholes here in Texas and hopefully shut them down and with some luck, have them criminally prosecuted for fraud, theft, extortion, credit card abuse, and any other criminal charge here in Texas that I can convince someone to file. I know the lots of D.A.’s here in Dallas County, Texas and I will be meeting with them for a full court press againts these aholes…I will post again on this site regarding the facebook page…..Good luck to all and dont let these aholes bother you..Fight back and get what you deserve from them….

  101. Mr Muhd Allam says:

    LESAH TRADING COMPANY SND BHD
    NO 32 TAMANLI HUA BINTULU 97000
    SARAWAK,MALAYSIA.

    Greetings Counselor,

    I am Mr Muhd Allam, I am a businessman and owner of the above
    named company from Asia and who apparently conducts his business in

    quieter ways.

    I come to you with a business matter that is unsettling my mind
    alot and with a view of seeking your assistance.

    I have some uncollected funds in the North America (USA)
    arising from some business transactions carried out this year.
    The payment is long overdue by more than 90 days.
    It’s really a setback I had not counted on, not small money you
    know.

    I want your legal advice and representation in recovering this debt.

    I await your reponse.

    Thank you.

    Yours faithfully,

    Mr Muhd Allam
    For: LESAH TRADING COMPANY SND BHD.

  102. brandi says:

    These people are a scam. I have worked for collecting agencies for years. They called for my husband. They didnt verify if I was married to him, the just assumed. I spoke with a “Mr.Parker” he didnt give the mini miranda, he was rude, he cursed me once I told him that the statue of limitations was up on the account. He threaten me with lawyers etc,ect. They are not a REAL agency. they have a F rating for the BBB. dont pay these guys anything!!!!! they are not a real company!!!! be aware!!!!

  103. Bonnie says:

    First call, my daughter answered and “Pablo” was VERY rude and pushy. When told I wasn’t home, he insisted she tell him where I was! The nerve! Then he calls and gets my husband, and tries to scare him to have me return his call. Right! Will be told, next time he calls, to bug off or FDCPA WILL be contatced! These peole are total crooks! Don’t agree to anything! Once you agree to something, they’ll have you.

  104. Kali says:

    These people are very rude and pushy. I was contacted by a Mr. Shipiro of Consumer Recovery Associates. The number they used was 757-716-7193.It was for a small debt 8 years old and well past SOL. They also threatened to add $200.00 onto that debt if it was not paid today.Of course they got nothing from me nor will they.I took any information of his that he would give although its all fake, did some research and found this site. Thanks everyone for posting your experiences so I can see that I am not the only one feeling violated.

  105. Breezy says:

    I was getting calls from an area code I did not recognize…then I received a voicemail from CRA today, asking me to call them back. Funny thing is, when I did not answer the calls, I then started getting calls with MY area code…do they do that so ppl will answer?? Thanks!

  106. Lonnie says:

    I got two messages from a Sean Bailey of Liaison’s Office CR&Associates. He stated that he is going to deliver paperwork to my home and or office and to call 877-447-2540 ext 1 to verify my SS# and other info. Sean and CR&Associates can go to hell!!! I immediately Googled these criminals and ran accross this site. I have submitted complaints to the VA Attorney General’s Office, FTC & FDCPA. These fools don’t know who they are playing with. Do not give them any of your personal information. They are CRIMINALS!!!

  107. Gumshoe says:

    These guys are using a business name similar to mine, and now I’ve been getting calls from people all over the country asking what’s up. I tell them what’s up – these folks are a scam. And lately this CCR outfit has been giving people my actual phone to call back? I tried calling them, got through every time and was met with a bunch of rude artists, who read from the same script. Any help for me in California with these guys??

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