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Porfolio Recovery Associates – A Debt Collector

On Behalf of | Jan 15, 2012 | Consumer Protection

One of the nations largest debt collection agencies, Portfolio Recovery Associates has had numerous
complaints against it for its debt collection practices.
There have been reports of ignoring cease and desist letters,
misrepresenting amounts of the debt, misrepresenting information to
credit bureaus, and harassment and abuse.   Portfolio
Recovery Associates does not just collect debts.  They buy old
debts from creditors and manages debts of other
creditors.   Portfolio Recovery Associates began in 1996
and became a publicly traded  company in 2002.  The
company employs over 3,000 people in 10 different states in the
U.S. and in the United Kingdom.    Portfolio
Recovery Associates boasts on their website to having over $64
billion face value of purchased consumer debt

Is Portfolio Recovery Associates Harassing
When a consumer sends a letter to a debt collector advising that
all communications must cease and desist, a debt collector cannot
continue to call to attempt collections of that debt.
When a collector communicates with you, they cannot misrepresent
the amount you owe or tack on amounts to the balance that were not
part of the original deal with the creditor.   Debt
collection harassment and abuse is a
violation of the
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
.  Portfolio Recovery
Associates has endured a number of lawsuits with allegations such
as these.

Portfolio Recovery Associates Contact
Riverside Commerce Center
120 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23502

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