- Report: #362754
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Complaint Review: Palisades Collection - First National Collection Bureau, Inc.
Palisades Collection - First National Collection Bureau, Inc.610 Waltham Way Sparks, Nevada U.S.A.
Palisades Collection - First National Collection Bureau Collection agency fraud stating AT & T debt collection Sparks Nevada
I called the listed number for First National and spoke with a Mr. Kelly Long. Very argumentative, he told me that this was for AT&T service in January 2003 and that they were a last ditch collection agency. When I told him that I did not remember having AT&T service, he told me that AT&T has merged with and acquired several others companies so it could be any number. AT&T is one of my major clients where I work, so I am well aware of their M&A history!
Mr. Long could not provide me with any other information on the alleged debt. I did tell him that I would call Palisades to get some more info and he said, "Well they will just refer you back to us." When I told him that I would need to do some more research in my files, he then told me that if I waited, the amount would go up. After almost 6 years, now it goes up???
I was also informed that First National "allegedly" had mailed me 2 previous collection letters, one on July 31 and one on Aug 6, 2008. I have never received them. I find it very hard to believe that I would have received 2 additional letters marked confidential and would not have seen and opened.
This really smelled of a scam and then I went online and did some research on this sham of a company. Apparently, I am not the only one. Bravo to you First National Collection Bureau on such a convincing scam.
However, if I did owe this, wouldn't it show up on my credit report? It doesn't!
I will be reporting this to the PA Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/14/2008 06:21 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Palisades-Collection-First-National-Collection-Bureau-Inc/Sparks-Nevada-89434/Palisades-Collection-First-National-Collection-Bureau-Collection-agency-fraud-stating-362754. 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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