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CBE Group collection agency - How do consumers perceive this company?

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So I get daily calls every half hour or so from the following number:

(515) 453-2972

It comes up on the caller ID as "IOWA CALL"

So I get numerous recorded messages on my machine to call back "Timothy" at:

800-665-5315

When I googled that number, it came up with YMCA. LoL

I live nowhere near Iowa, and I'm positive it's a CA calling, but I don't know which one, and I'll be darned if I'm going to talk to them on the phone. If I can figure out who it is, I will send them a DV letter.

Thanks!

Jenna




I just received a call from CBE today. I have no collection's on my record, so I called them back at the number listed on the first page of this thread. I was polite and told the person at CBE there may be someone who has registered an account using my phone number. After giving them my number, they asked my name and confirmed it was incorrect and told me I'd be taken off the list. It took 3 minutes to go through the phone menu prompts and reach a representative to remove my number.

I don't understand why people complain so much about receiving erroneous calls - are you rude to people that accidentally get the wrong phone number? I'd hate to be that person... Grow up, get real and develop common courtesy - it's what's lacking in our society today as Americans.

Sub: #71 posted on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 14:38

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Seems to me that the majority of debtors are career debtors...which to me makes you a theif...just accept that you owe a debt and pay it....do the right thing.....living in debt is no way to live...deal with it like an adult and don't make excuses for your own debt.....nobody forced you to spend the money but you..so pay it back..most collectors just want to help you resolve it...and most debtors just lie about bills they are still current on b/c they don't want to use their savings etc. To pay it.......credit reports don't lie to us so remeber that

Sub: #72 posted on Thu, 10/14/2010 - 14:36

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[QUOTE=Anonymous;759662]Seems to me that the majority of debtors are career debtors...which to me makes you a theif...just accept that you owe a debt and pay it....do the right thing.....living in debt is no way to live...deal with it like an adult and don't make excuses for your own debt.....nobody forced you to spend the money but you..so pay it back..most collectors just want to help you resolve it...and most debtors just lie about bills they are still current on b/c they don't want to use their savings etc. To pay it.......credit reports don't lie to us so remeber that[/QUOTE]
Doesn't anyone finish school anymore? lol

Sub: #73 posted on Thu, 10/14/2010 - 14:56

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Originally Posted by Anonymous
Seems to me that the majority of debtors are career debtors...which to me makes you a theif...just accept that you owe a debt and pay it....do the right thing.....living in debt is no way to live...deal with it like an adult and don't make excuses for your own debt.....nobody forced you to spend the money but you..so pay it back..most collectors just want to help you resolve it...and most debtors just lie about bills they are still current on b/c they don't want to use their savings etc. To pay it.......credit reports don't lie to us so remeber that



blah,blah,blah.another idiotic post by a humanoid with a 3rd grade education.

Sub: #74 posted on Thu, 10/14/2010 - 15:13

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calling is not harrassment unless you ask them to stop calling and they keep doing it

Sub: #75 posted on Tue, 12/14/2010 - 17:50

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They keep calling me on behalf of Verizon saying that I owe $104. They say my phone number IS my account number, and I keep saying "no it isn't". I went online and printed a current copy of my Verizon bill. It shows my phone number that CBE has AND an account number associated with it. This is because I use Verizon for DSL (so I am assigned a phone number for the "line" leased to my house, and an account number for DSL billing purposes. I crossed out some digits in my Verizon DSL account number to protect my privacy, since CBE doesn't have this number or reference it in any of their calls, and sent it to CBE via certified mail. I have asked them to validate the account. Especially since the copy of my DSL bill shows I actually overpaid and I have a CREDIT balance, with nothing past due or even due again until January 2011. I've contacted a Verizon rep asking why this happened, she said my account is current and never was disconnected due to non payment. I hope the CA plainly sees the bill I attached from Verizon showing what CBE calls "my account number" has a Credit Balance, with nothing past due or owed - and they stop calling, or at the very least, provide me with something they received from Verizon saying I owed different amount. In the letter I asked them to contact me by mail only so I hope the calls stop. I will be really confused if they show me something from Verizon saying I owe this money, when my current bill and phone calls to Verizon show I do not.

Sub: #76 posted on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 07:52

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Sounds like you've covered your bases. Good luck to you.

Sub: #77 posted on Thu, 12/23/2010 - 08:21

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I just called CBE using the number on the 1st page (10 minutes after they called me). When they called me, I was not goin to verify my ssn because they had an address that I have never lived at. When I called them back, they could not find my phone number & said that I would not be called back. That was easy... LOL

Sub: #78 posted on Tue, 12/28/2010 - 06:06

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keep us posted on this as they might not follow through with that,but you never know.

Sub: #79 posted on Tue, 12/28/2010 - 06:16

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:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil: CDE Group has told us three times they will remove us from list because they have the wrong person at our home phone #. Today I actually had "Trisha" walk through the process and take us off the call list. I asked if she showed it was done twice before and of course no indication that we were removed. What is really aggravating with this company is they have the nerve to call and ask us, the receiver of the phone call to hold, how totally rude and then a dial tone comes on and the call has been disconnected. I called back and asked once again they take us off their list. Calling us is a waste of their time and ours! I don't think this is the end of continuously hearing from them but I feel better to vent!

Sub: #80 posted on Mon, 01/17/2011 - 11:38

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