This company is pure scum and the bottom feeders of society. First, I received a letter from this company today claiming that I owed $330 to a company that I never did business with in my entire life. I checked my credit reports -- from all three bureaus and this "debt" is not there at all.
Then I researched this company and found out what scum and scammers they really are. The telephone terror, the preying on weak and uninformed people. I then called Equifax and sure enough there was a hard credit inquiry from this scum company -- illegally accessed. They had zero legal right or authority to do this.
Finding nothing, this company then sent me a letter telling me I owed x amount of money and that I had to pay at least 50% of the total to make this debt "go away." They do not even give you the right to dispute the debt nor do they reference in this letter disputing the debt at all. This alone is in clear violation of the Fairness and Credit Reporting Act.
They picked on the wrong guy. I'm the webmaster of http://www.screw-paypal.com and now I'm going to take these limp wristers on. I wrote to this scum company's CEO, President, and General Counsel. Here's what I wrote:
Today, I was minding my own business when one of your company's letters came in demanding
that I pay a debt. Mind you, a debt that I don't owe and a debt that I've NEVER owed.
After doing some research on your company, I became, let's say, quite angry. Unlike other
persons on the receiving end of your company's abuse, I am actually going to do something.
I'm the webmaster of (((REDACTED))).com -- a site that gets over 50,000 unique hits per
month and has had over 2.5 million visitors since it's inception. The reason I created
this site was because PayPal froze over $40,000 of my own money. After creating this
site, I got an email from Meg Whitman and my money back in my account shortly thereafter.
Now, I'm coming after this disaster of a company you call "Portfolio Recovery
Associates". I have a great website in mind which will dominate all search terms on
Google when anybody even types anything remotely close to your company name in any search
You will feel this right down to the last share of common stock.
How dare your company illegally access my credit file, get my contact information, and
then mail me a bogus and fraudulent "bill" that you want me to pay. Lastly, how dare your
company employ Gestopo tactics on other decent, hard working Americans!
I'm coming after your company via TOTAL EXPOSURE. I'm coming after the municipalities
that contract out to you. I'm coming after the politicians that take your PAC money, I'm
going after your stock price
I'm going to show each and every person who receives one of your scam letters how to make
you stop harassing them and show them how they will get $1,500 for each and every
instance you try to employ your n**i tactics on them. Not to mention show them how to
properly document your abuses.
Then when this thing gets large enough, I'm sure the media would love to have a piece of
this as well. Politicians taking money from a company that uses terror tactics.
Municipalities that do business with somebody such as yourself. Target lenders directly
that use your services and warn potential customers about what they are getting
themselves into. Illegally accesses credit files. Scams poor people into paying junk debt
that otherwise would have no bearing on their credit score or file. And this is just from
the top of my head.
I'm livid at your scam letter that you sent me; I'm even more livid reading about all the
horror stories out there about people you've unjustly fleeced. This is for them...
Now these jerks are going to pay and I'm totally serious.... CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.