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Agruss Law Firm, LLC, Helps Consumers Harassed by Portfolio Recovery Associates


Portfolio Recovery Associates is a junk-debt buyer that collects on outstanding account balances.† A junk-debt buyer purchases delinquent or charged-off debts from a creditor for a fraction of the face value of the debt.† Portfolio Recovery Associates is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, and has offices in Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kansas, Texas, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Nevada.† Portfolio Recovery Associates has been in business since 1996.† The company employs about 3,000 people in 10 US cities and the UK.† Although Portfolio Recovery Associates is a collection agency, Portfolio Recovery Associates owns the debt it collects on.† Portfolio Recovery Associates actually bought the debt, likely for pennies on the dollar, and now is collecting on it.† Since 1996, Portfolio Recovery Associates has purchased more than $41 billion in debt!

According to its Web site, Portfolio Recovery Associates strives to ďgive debt collection a good name.Ē† However, according to its track record, Portfolio Recovery Associatesís collection activities shed a much different light when analyzed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.† The FDCPA has been around for almost 35 years.† The FDCPA is a federal law that applies to every state.† In other words, everyone is protected by the FDCPA.† The FDCPA is essentially a laundry list of what debt collects can and cannot do while collecting a debt, as well as things debt collectors must do while collecting a debt.

According to the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER), Portfolio Recovery Associates has been sued about 1,300 times in the last 3 years for debt collection harassment.† Thatís more than one lawsuit a day, every day, for the last three years.† In fact, in 2011, Portfolio Recovery Associates was sued 700 times for harassing debt collectors.† Thatís two lawsuits a day, every day, for an entire year!† Additionally, the Better Business Bureau processed almost 1,000 billing/collection issues regarding Portfolio Recovery Associates in the last three years.† Thatís about one complaint every single day for the last three years regarding Portfolio Recovery Associatesís billing and collection practices.

Portfolio Recovery Associates uses dozens of telephone numbers to place debt collection calls from.† Portfolio Recovery Associates may be calling you from the following telephone numbers: 757-961-3544, 757-519-9300, 800-772-1413, 702-410-7069, 204-949-3108, 205-423-4020, 205-588-8181, 212-000-4956, 215-944-8989, 239-642-8598, 404-580-0720, 404-592-5171, 404-968-4848, 405-329-5714, 407-347-4014, 410-282-1420, 416-800-9148, 440-580-0720, 443-313-1380, 484-489-2840, 510-355-1780, 512-519-3650, 513-878-4916, 518-207-3600, 602-264-2270, 602-286-5100, 602-795-1383, 604-637-3300, 605-782-2890, 616-608-0982, 620-662-1492, 620-662-8870, 626-209-2241, 661-673-4507, 678-265-1568, 714-680-3192, 714-992-2282, 727-637-8527, 731-215-8010, 731-984-7690, 757-321-2508, 757-321-6271, 757-321-6279, 757-321-6280, 757-321-6281, 757-321-6282, 757-847-4539, 757-864-0020, 757-961-3545, 757-961-3546, 757-961-3547, 757-961-3548, 786-206-8643, 800-294-7691, 800-427-7142, 800-473-7994, 818-996-0404, 847-678-9710, 847-791-0193, 847-994-2540, 847-994-2544, 858-346-1184, 859-918-0780, 859-918-0782, 864-268-3762, 866-240-7530, 866-658-7508, 866-691-3568, 866-887-0973, 866-891-3257, 866-940-7640, 877-275-8236, 877-749-9731, 877-803-0008, 877-876-8723, 888-218-5212, 888-543-6072, 888-772-7326, 918-442-0320, 973-947-4806, 980-939-7534, 847-791-0193, 800-654-8818, 801-902-2976, 800-219-6295, 860-556-4408, 866-925-7109,†443-313-1381, 404-347-6414,†443-313-1381, 443-313-1382, and 702-410-7489.

If Portfolio Recovery Associates has harassed you over a debt, whether they called you excessively, threatened you, made misrepresentations when trying to collect old debts, called you at work, disclosed your debt to a third party, tried to collect a debt from you that you did not owe, or left you a voicemail message without the proper disclosures, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC, for a free case evaluation.† Founding attorney, Michael Agruss, has settled over 1,500 debt collection harassment cases.† Now, Agruss Law Firm, LLC, wants to help you, too.


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