Central Portfolio Control / Harassment
I owe debt, I'm not disputing that. My wife and I are currently in bankruptcy proceedings, I'm not disputing that. We backed ourselves into a corner with debt and have enormous regrets, I'm not disputing that either, HOWEVER, none of that gives ANY collections agency or debt collector the right to harrass me or my family. My father received messages from this CPC (shady piece-of-crap collections agency) asking for him. When he finally talked to them, they claimed that I had used his name as an alias (a lie) and asked to talk to me. When he tried to give them the number to my bankruptcy lawyer, they yelled at him, saying "I don't want to talk to a lawyer, I want to talk to XXXXX!" He hung up. I called them back to find out what they wanted. The woman started in on her little collections speech, and I stopped her and told her to call my lawyer. She said "I don't want to talk to a lawyer!" I told her that she had no choice. She then told me that "I needed to learn some respect." I told her that I would give her my lawyer's number only once, and never to call here again. I started giving her the phone number, and she hung up. I called back and got her voicemail, where I left the number, name of my lawyer, and AGAIN asked her never to call here again.
I do plan on hiring a civil attorney and suing CPC if they call back just once more. I am recording the times and dates of each call in order to use in civil proceedings. I will also begin recording the actual phone calls (within the law). I know my rights under federal and state laws, and they have begun to violate them from the beginning. I will keep posting as the situation unfolds. Bottom line, they are rude, inconsiderate, and violate the law at every turn. They are a worthless company and hopefully will be a FORMER company.