Want to get them back?!
The companies real name is GRC, or General Revenue Corp. They are owned by Sallie Mae and do all of their collections for the company. GRC's Info is below, along with 3 easy steps on how to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau for Illegal Practices.
The following link takes you to a site which outlines what collection agencies are and are not allowed to do (like calling you outside of normal business hours at work, or whenever you specifically say it is inconvenient for you) - (http://www.fair-debt-collection.com/rules/collection-calls-5.html). They were recently sued for malpractice and if you read the link above you were probably a victim of malpractice, like myself. They are relentless!
General Revenue Corp (Owned by Sallie Mae)
11501 Northlake Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Ph: (800) 234-6258
Ph: (800) 234-1472
Fax: (800) 234-5035
877-672-9950 (No response number or "Dummy Number")
PLEASE CONTACT THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU ABOUT THIS COMPANY.
Easy step to follow:
1. Go to Better Business Bureau Website:
2. Use the Info above for GRC City/State/Web info to file against Sallie Mae/GRC
3. File a complaint addressing your issue, similar to the one I filed, below.
I have mentioned several times to both to GRC (General Revenue) and Sallie Mae Representatives that it is both inconvenient and inappropriate when GRC (calling on behalf of Sallie Mae Collections) is calling me any earlier than 8am Pacific Standard time or on the weekends.
This morning (Sunday) as well as yesterday, I received several calls from phone number 877-672-9950 (GRC) without any voice message or contact information. All were received before 8am and another was received as early as 6:15am on Sunday morning! While at work I also received a phone message from a family member saying that GRC had contacted them. GRC not only disclosed the dollar amount that I owed, but that I was delinquent and they inferred she would be responsible if they were unable to get a hold of me. Obviously, this family member had no idea what the situation was and became frantically worried about me. She had no idea (nor had I at this point because no one had left a voice mail) that my account was only 10 days overdue and not one late fee had even been assessed yet! This family member is in no way related to these loans and was randomly called.
All of my information listed for Sallie Mae is both current and valid. I believe what GRC did by contacting someone about my debt and disclosing my financial information is bordering, if not blatantly illegal.
It is NEVER appropriate for any collections company to call my family member/neighbors/co-workers etc about my financial issues, nor do these have any influence in the situation. There would be no reason to contact them.
I have several Student loans through Sallie Mae and I have never made a payment more than 30 days past due.
I understand my rights and I have notified both Sallie Mae and GRC that I have reported them for poor business practices. If their employees do not know my rights they should have them review the following link:
Particularly Section 805(a): Collection calls to consumers. If it happens again, you may expect a call from my attorney.
San Diego, California