• Report: #903011

Complaint Review: Granada Apartments of Clearwater LLC

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  • Submitted: Tue, June 26, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, November 16, 2012

  • Reported By: rorrpts — Clearwater Florida United States of America
Granada Apartments of Clearwater LLC
2010 KINGS HWY Clearwater, Florida United States of America
  • Phone: 727-442-1721
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  • Category: Websites

Granada Apartments of Clearwater LLC Granada Apts of Clearwater Florida Won't post a phone number Clearwater, Florida

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Trying to Resolve

*Author of original report: To Robert

*Consumer Comment: I see a problem also

*Consumer Comment: I see your problem but...

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Granada Apartments at 2010 Kings Hwy in Clearwater FL used to have the phone number 442-1721. I have had this phone# for 10 years and it still crops up on the internet associated with Granada Apartments despite my attempts to have it removed... over and over again.

Granada Apartments is a crappy apartment complex in a poor part of town for low-income residents. Many of the residents must have used the apartment's business number as their phone number when they applied for credit. Over the years, I've received dozens of credit collections calls for people I don't know -- all of whom were residents at Granada Apartments.

The owners/operators of Granada Apts have chosen to HIDE their phone# and not place it on the internet, so instead people keep trying to call me to ask about Section 8 housing openings at Granada Apts. (Section 8 housing is a government housing assistance program. [continued below]....
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The owners of Granada Apts are:
Granada Apartments of Clearwater LLC
Steven and Aracelis Thomas
2010 Kings Highway #203, Clearwater FL 33755
36181 East Lake Rd # 285, Palm Harbor FL 34685-3142

I'm sick and tired of the owners' refusal to post their real business phone# on lists and on the internet. So people google "Granada Apartments" and get my phone number. I have nothing to do with that crappy business!

10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You'd think if they were in business, they might want to post their phone number somewhere so people can find them. But not them. They must be hiding from something.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/26/2012 09:01 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Granada-Apartments-of-Clearwater-LLC/Clearwater-Florida-33755/Granada-Apartments-of-Clearwater-LLC-Granada-Apts-of-Clearwater-Florida-Wont-post-a-phone-903011. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Trying to Resolve

AUTHOR: Steve - ()

I am the owner, Steve, I purchased the property in July 2009.  I have never used the number mentioned and have no idea why it is still being used.  My address has always been public information and I receive mail at that address, my correct phone number, 727-518-4192 is posted at the property.  I contacted the author of the complaint and she told me of two websites that use her number.  I contacted one site to have the information deleted.  The second did not give me an option to delete it, but there was an option to change the phone number, so I did. I also made sure that she has my contact information in case she needs further assistance.  I regret that she has had so many problems, none of which seem to be her fault.  I purchased the property out of foreclosure and changed the name to help ensure nothing like this happened.  I hope this helps eliminate the problem.

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AUTHOR: rorrpts - (United States of America)

@Robert:

All of the people who have called me for apartments are black women. They ask me if I have any Section 8 apartments. I ask them where they got my number and they tell me it was on a list at office _____ (they are never quite clear). They usually did NOT get it off the internet; I asked them.

Ten years ago the internet wasn't as ubiquitous as now, and my phone number wasn't on the internet back then. For ten years I have received calls from collections agents to this phone number. I ask for the address of the person and they give me the address which happens to match Granada Apartments. Or they ask me if they have reached Granada Apartments (no!).

For the last 2-3 years I have been googling my number and reporting error posts on these stupid websites that just collect and publish numbers. I have received some return phone calls from the publishers who tell me that it will be removed, but unless I remove it from the "source", it will just pop up again; but they seem unable to tell me what the source is. I have been researching where the hell that source is. It is not the internet. The internet posts are a symptom of my number being on some government list for Section 8 housing.

I have tried to find contact for Granada Apartments myself so I can give THEIR phone# to those who call me.

Believe me, Robert, I've received enough calls over the years to have reached the conclusions I have. And why should I change my 10-year phone# over someone else's attempt to hide their crappy business? Your phone# might not be valuable enough to you that you would be willing to change it; but phone#s can be valuable. I wish to keep mine.

I have been a realtor for many of those years, and when I get a call for an apartment I'm at first interested in the call. When I find out it's just another caller asking for Section 8 rentals at Granada Apartments it pisses me off. When I receive a call from a collections agent who googled "Granada Apartments" to find a number, then called me, I get really incensed. That I cannot re-direct the callers to the appropriate number (a simple action which would suit my personality to want to help), nor can I "fix" Granada's number on the internet (to something that is not my number)... I am entirely frustrated. This ripoff report is just one of my many actions trying to fix the matter.

The calls don't come often, but they add up to a LOT over 10 years.
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#3 Consumer Comment

I see a problem also

AUTHOR: The Outlaw Josey Wales - (United States of America)

 Everytime Team Rebutt butts in is a problem
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#4 Consumer Comment

I see your problem but...

AUTHOR: Robert - (U.S.A.)

What proof do you have that it is Granada Apartments doing this?

Think of it like this.  Say you have a box of 10,000 flies and just let them out.  How easy do you think it would be to try and get every single fly back in the box and not miss a single one?  This is almost exactly the situation you have with the Internet.  Unfortunately all it takes is one site to have incorrect information and within hours that information could be copied to thousands of other sites and from those thousands to thousands more.    And once it is out there..it is out there.

You could contact every site your number shows up on and find out the source they use and have them correct it.  Eventually you may be able to track it back to one or two sources.  If that happens and it happens to be the apartments and you can PROVE that they did it intentionally you may be able to get some sort of compensation.  But the simpler thing to do if this is such as big thing for you, while inconvenient just get a new number and put this behind you. 
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