Portfolio Recovery Associates Phone Harassment?
Is Portfolio Recovery Associates (PRA) calling you? Stop Portfolio Recovery Associates phone harassment.
Do they threaten to take legal action or garnish your wages? Are they calling you at all hours or several times a day? Are they telling your family and neighbors that you owe a debt? If so what they are doing is illegal and needs to stop. You have the legal right to stop PRA phone harassment. If a collection agency violates the FDCPA, you may be eligible to receive up to $1000.00 in statutory damages, along with covering your attorney fees.
Is Portfolio Recovery Associates a Scam?
According to the Better Business Bureau website, Portfolio Recovery Associates has been in business for 23 years. There have been 1426 complaints filed against PRA with the BBB in the last 3 years.
Portfolio Recovery Associates Better Business Bureau
Who is Portfolio Recovery Associates?
Portfolio Recovery Associates, also known as PRA is a third party debt collector that is currently based out of Norfolk, Virginia. In most but not all cases, PRA buys debt from other companies for pennies on the dollar and then tries to collect the full amount. This type of debt is often very old and so old that it cannot be legally collected on. While PRA buys debts and therefore collects on debts that it owns, the company is still required to follow and abide by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. As of October 2018, the Better Business Bureau reported 1,461 closed Portfolio Recovery Associates
complaints over the previous three years.
Address: 120 Corporate Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (800) 772-1413
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Portfolio Recovery Associates Collection Tactics
If Portfolio Recovery Associates engages in any of the following tactics, you may have a case:
- Using profanity or abusive language
- Calling you before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m.
- Calling you multiple times per week
- Talking to others about your debt
- Calling your workplace
- Threatening to sue you, harm you, or destroy your credit
- Telling you or anyone else that you’ve committed a crime
- Calling repeatedly for the wrong person
- Failing to notify you of your right to dispute the debt
- Trying to collect more than legally allowed
Portfolio Recovery Associates Phone Numbers
Are you receiving any harassing phone calls from any of the following numbers?
239-642-8598, 678-265-1568, 757-321-6280, 859-918-0780, 800-772-1413, 757-321-6278, 760-849-4216, 469-808-1472, 702-637-7273, 412-884-4940, 404-941-8938, 844-675-3407, 347-394-2384, 347-394-2384, 303-255-5348, 303-255-5348, 800-875-5104, 877-803-0008, 859-635-4142, 321-800-4397, 517-252-6783, 770-599-7290, 954-862-5688, 859-305-1791, 314-450-8080, 702-637-7273, 770-462-2198, (239) 642-8598, (678) 265-1568, (757) 321-6280, (859) 918-0780, (800) 772-1413, (757) 321-6278, (760) 849-4216, (469) 808-1472, (702) 637-7273, (412) 884-4940, (404) 941-8938, (844) 675-3407, (347) 394-2384, (347) 394-2384, (303) 255-5348, (303) 255-5348, (800) 875-5104, (877) 803-0008, (859) 635-4142, (321) 800-4397, (517) 252-6783, (770) 599-7290, (954) 862-5688, (859) 305-1791, (314) 450-8080, (702) 637-7273, (770) 462-2198, 2396428598, 6782651568, 7573216280, 8599180780, 8007721413, 7573216278, 7608494216, 4698081472, 7026377273, 4128844940, 4049418938, 8446753407, 3473942384, 3473942384, 3032555348, 3032555348, 8008755104, 8778030008, 8596354142, 3218004397, 5172526783, 7705997290, 9548625688, 8593051791, 3144508080, 702-637-7273, 7704622198
If the answer is yes, then you are receiving calls from a known PRA number. You may be a victim of PRA phone harassment. The list above is not all the numbers that PRA uses. The calls can be from a different number and it still be Portfolio Recovery Associates calling you. Contact our office right away so we can start the process to stop PRA from calling you illegally. Above all, no one should live with harassment!
Is PRA a scam?
No, Portfolio Recovery Associates has been in business for 23 years.
Can Portfolio Recovery Associates garnish my wages?
Yes, PRA can garnish your wages on a Federal Student loan or if they obtain a judgment from the courts.
Can PRA sue me?
Yes, PRA can sue you so long as the debt is within the statute of limitations
Can PRA report my debt to the collections bureaus?
Yes, Debt collectors are allowed to place the collection account on your credit report
Can PRA arrest me?
Debt collectors don’t have the authority to have you arrested for a debt. However, if you violate a court order, e.g. an order to appear in court, the judge can issue a warrant for your arrest. Depending on the laws in your state, you may be arrested for certain debts like unpaid child support or traffic tickets.
The following is a sample list of complaints filed against Portfolio Recovery Associates in the past year and can be found on Pacer.org.
3:18-cv-01694-RDM James v. Portfolio Recovery Associates
2:18-cv-06447-PSG-AS Garet Abrams v. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC
1:18-cv-07327-ARR-RER Gross v. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC
2:19-cv-00164-BHH Tidwell v. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC
2:19-cv-02086-JTF-cgc Haller v. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC et al
Consumer Rights Law Firm, PLLC
is a law firm that specializes in helping clients who are facing harassment from debt collectors in any form, including telephone communication. Rather than suffer alone, contact our office to begin the process to stop the NCO Group harassment. Our office has been assisting consumers since 2010. We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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Check out the links below for more information:
Virginia Attorney General
Machol & Johannes Debt Collection Harassment? Stop the Calls!
Montgomery, Lynch & Associate Debt Collection Harassment?