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Porfolio Recovery Associates - A Debt Collector

One of the nations largest debt collection agencies, Justice _scalePortfolio 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 you?
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 Information
Riverside Commerce Center
120 Corporate Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23502

Stop Debt Collector Harassment Now:
When you're being pursued by debt collectors, you have rights,  and we're here to help. SmithMarco, P.C., has over 30 years of combined experience practicing law protecting the rights of consumers around the country.  If you feel that you're rights have been violated, please contact us for a free case review.


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