CG Services is the collection agency based in Columbus, OH that is used by the NYSHEC to collect on defaulted student loans. [protected])
I am well aware that I owe money which I am trying to pay off - but this financial crisis has rendered me temporarily unable to pay even the bare minimum of $150.00.
I had conversation today with the supervisor Mr. Pratt asking for a bit of leniency here for just a month or two - I am expecting a check for a project I'm working on that will enable me to catch up on all my bills. I also asked if they could PLEASE stop calling my friends and neighbors as that is humiliating. Instead of being sympathetic to my plight, he added to my stress by shouting humiliating insults such as ...
1) you're too stupid to know how to spell harassment
2) you're a complete deadbeat and it's people like you that explain why the Federal government is in the shape we're in
I asked him repeatedly to stop noting can I be put through to the verification department - I was calling them to make some payment arrangements so the harassment would stop. He refused so after enduring over 10 minutes of his rantings, I hung up.
After purchasing a cell phone, I started to recieve calls from GC Services looking for a Janet Grimm, she...
My grandmother had an account with AT&T. She recently got ill after moving from OH to NM and used her credit card for her new place but stopped making payments a couple months ago after she got sick. I, (her granddaughter), as well as my aunt who is an authorized user of the card and not a cosigner (I asked for the contract from AT&T and it does state she is not responsible for the debt being an authorized user and not having a card of her own), have received numerous calls from this company. Sometimes I would get them at 6:30 in the morning. After calling managers and asking them to stop harassing both my aunt and myself they promised they would. Got more phone calls but the people refused to tell me where they were calling from. It would have worked if I didn't recognize the voice. So I called back to talk to a manager and he swore up and down that nobody called from your company. Got a call today from my aunt, hysterically crying because some woman from this company told her that they would go after her and take "everything she has", then I was called and the same woman screamed at me telling me that I was going to jail for fraud. I asked her where she was calling from and she refused to tell me, she said she wasn’t from a collections agency since they knew it was fraud. She also said that my aunt signed off on statements and received a letter which I learned is also false after talking to my aunt. First I asked how we can make a payment plan and she said that they need all 26 grand which I had to laugh at since it’s absurd. I also offered to have her call back to speak to my grandmother and was told "no, I don't want to speak to her I would rather see it go to the fraud department" she said it was "very convenient" that my grandmother was hard of hearing and that she would have to deal with myself or my mother before hanging up on me but not before screaming at me for nearly 15 minutes. She basically accused me of stealing from my grandmother, and told me I was going to go to jail since the fraud investigation showed it wasn't my grandmother authorizing the purchases and she knew I was lying about my grandmother not being here. Which is funny because I talked to my grandmother right after and she knew exactly how she spent her money. I also talked to AT&T who told me they could not take anything from my aunt since she is not a cosigner and could not send me to jail without talking to my grandmother and having her press charges if I used the card without her knowledge. Basically, this company lied about who they were and the extent of what they could do. I have a husband in Iraq and three little ones, this is the last thing I need. She told me that I should be expecting the police to show up anytime to take me to jail and that she would be happy about it which is why she didn't even want to talk to my grandmother. This company has done nothing but harrass myself and my aunt for months. I have finally contacted a lawyer.
I keep getting voicemails on my cell from "Nick" at this number. I happen to work in a collections-based business, and the most recent message he left me was NOT appropriate to his line of business. He did not speak in the message, he chastised me and tried to guilt trip me into calling him back since I've so far ignored his request.
I got a notice in the mail for my student loan advising that they hired a collections service... happens to be this one. I'm about to call the loan place and let them know that they should not use this company as they aren't going to get anything from anyone by being rude.
ADVICE: DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY OR INFORMATION!!! If they call you regarding a collection, I suggest calling the company the debt is with ASAP to get it straightened out. If they advise you to call GC Services, tell them you would rather deal with their company directly and ask to speak to a manager.
All of gc services offices are listed online.i found them under an attorneys website...i dont have the url...
These idiots are the worst of the terrible. Everything Ive read is true. One of the posts suggests attacking the CEO.A fantastic idea, although I would like to see detailed instructions how to go about it.
Until then, here are some suggestions.
Everytime they call, blow a police style whistle into the phone, then ask them whats wrong with their phone. Repeat whenever they call.
Dealing with the robot calls is more difficult, but ive heard if you record the tones prior to the "This line is disconnected" message on your answering machine, the robot automatically hangs up.
Im assuming these idiots are using false names, definetaly the lower tier clowns are, but i suspect the so called "supervisors" have to use their real names. I searched the name of one of these ###...got her home street address from court records. I am trying to get that phone number and verify its really her.
If it is, I will call her home number everytime they call me.
Until then, she foolishly left her business number and extension on my answering machine, which I will now post:
Tanya Hudson [protected] Ext 5456.
Calling that number and typing closely related extension numbers sends you to the answering machines of other scoundrels, and you can learn their names that way, search online, and maybe get their home numbers.
I would be careful doing this, as you want to verify the home numbers are really the ### you want to contact at home. Make sure, otherwise you will be harrasing innocent people, just like they do.
As I learn more about this nest of rats, I will be adding more names and extension numbers...have fun with them!
Blow a whistle, speak in a foriegn language, give them false information, etc. Dont threaten them in any way illegal.
I would like to see every answering machine full of whistles and screeches, every morning when they come to work.
Dont forget, once you have their home address, you can get their neighbors addresses and phone numbers and call them too!.Just like they do!
Remember, information is power with these bullies...post information you get from them, post the ceos address and number, do exactly what they do.
I received a call from this agency on Wednesday 2-4-09, asking if I knew a person who was living on my block. I was asked by Monica @ ext 42 if I could verify this person and their address and give them a message to call this number [protected]. This person refused to answer any questions of reference to or what. I stated that I don't know of any person or persons they were seeking, and I refused to be involved and do their dirty work. The person abruptly hung up. I called back and stated they better remove my name from their list and never call again. I also stated that I was filing a complaint with the state of Florida.
I was contacted by GC Services (12/2008) re; court fines from an accident that took place 17 years ago (1991). I paid all of my fines, etc., which cost me $1800.00 (paid in full). That was that, I was done, right? Now thay are trying to get that $1800.00 again. Treatening me with all kinds of things if i don't pay up. It states in the statement sent, that GC is an "enforcement" company, not stating that they are a "collections" agency. They must be desperate to try these underhanded techniques, not to mention, belittling mine & others intelligence. They need to be put out of business! Better yet, they should pay out to those they have illegally harrassed. They also stated that they have DMV helping to locate me. GC already has my address, they sent the statement. Idiots!
WOW! Am I glad I am not the only one! I am writing to tell you of the absolute ### OF THE EARTH, the HEATHENS at CG services. So, I fell behind on some credit card debt...I have EVERY intention to pay it off once we are more financially secure. The mortgage comes first! These people are harrassing me DAILY, with calls to my in-laws, and calls to my place of employment. Threatening me, claiming that I am 'HIDING", BELITTLEING me, calling me a "job-jumper", when they have no clue who I am, or of my personal situation. I just keep hanging up on them. I REFUSE to deal with these jokers. Man, I get upset just writing this. Never in my life have I been literally treated like an animal! These people must be stopped! Block all calls from [protected]!!!
In any event, we have begun the process of working with a credit counseling service to help us with our debt. I will never deal with GC services again. The woman I sopke with was such an incredibly awful human being, that I seriously would not hesitate for a second running her down with my car...it was that BAD of an experience! My advice to anyone who is contacted by these ###, is to ignore them, and seek help from another type of credit counseling service, or debt consolidator...someone who will treat you like a human being, will not chastise you, and who will genuinely want to help you out.
Collection notice received in the mail and I called the company they state that I owe (Paypal), they state that they do not use this company nor do I owe them any money. Tried to call the phone number listed on the letter and it just goes to a generic voice mail. They did not give any specifics of what the bill was for, the letter states to go to iwant2paymybill.com and pay with a credit card, they have lost their mind. This is a scam
I received a call this moring from GC sevices stating that I was being collected on by a company who I have a current account with. The caller was named Rebecca, I asked if she had the right person and asked for the address of the person she was trying to contact, she said I would have to divulge my address. This went back and forth and she handed me over to another worker named Manual (sp) and he stated that they get their collection information from the company I was doing business with. It turns out that there was another person by the same name but of a different account number and address that was indeed in collections, but GC services did not relent and told me I had to go through ID theft procedures, which I did, but according to the company in question, they have no actions against me and I am perfectly in good standing with them. I get the distinct impression that GC simply googled my name and the location in which I live and came up with my phone number, Rebecca seemed to immediately assumed I was the person she was looking for and was very accusatory in tone through the entire conversation. Somebody needs to clamp down on this company's workers.
I received a phone call at my place of employment from an unidentified individual who stated that she represents GC Services and wanted to verify employment. I asked if she had a signed release for this information from the individual who she was inquiring about. She said she did not need one. I then asked for the name of the individual she was inquiring about and she stated that she did not need to tell me that either. Because she was getting no where with me she became quite irate and then asked for the mailing address and fax number. I asked her to refrain from calling the office if it did not pertain to company business. I further stated that is this were personal business between GC Services and another individual that she would need to contact that individual at their residence or personal phone. That did not stop her. She called back about 3 more times. She would not identify herself or give a return phone number. There has to be a way to stop this.
GC 'services' is as slimy, scummy, filthy low-life as you will ever run in to. I ran in to the same...
I have been receiving constant phone calls from somebody named "Cody" at this company. These people are total...
GC Services calls my house 4 or more times a week, every time for a completely different 'someone' with the same last name who does NOT live here. They either refuse to take my number off their call list or put me on hold and never return to the phone. I have reported them to the FTC, the BBB, and I have called them dozens of times BEGGING to have these harassing calls stop: They do NOTHING. They just keep calling, day after day, for dozens of people I've never heard of. They are rude and mocking, or alternately, just plain stupid (or at least they like to act like they are.) I pay my bills, jerks, stop calling me!!! I have no debt, never have, but I get punished by this incompetent company and their inability to track down the right phone number for the people who actually owe the debt. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP CALLING THE WRONG PEOPLE, YOU IDIOTS. It would be slightly more understandable if they were calling for one person, but it's always a different name! They're a bunch of ###s.
GC Services had the nerve to contact my company I work for and state they needed to talk to me regarding business in another state. I'm responsible for the state I live in for my work but they stated they needed to talk to me. So I called and found out they we're trying to collect for an American Express Debt that my wife has been paying monthly. I believe the lady (Chamie) was very rude and should be fired from her so called job (Saint Louis, MO.
On 9/16 at 3:42 PM I received a call from a woman who asked me if I knew someone who was one of my neighbors. She said she had been trying to reach them without success. The woman, Tammy LeFlora, asked me if I would give my neighbor her phone number for a return call. When I asked if my neighbor knew her she said "Yes, I am with GC Services and had sent her correspondence." I took the caller's number [protected]) and then looked up GC services on Google and found they are a collection service.
Well, needless to say I was infuriated this company has the gall to call me to do this and feel that it is a complete invasion of my privacy and my neighbor's. They have a right to handle their financial affairs without involving neighbors and who knows who else. GC's message went in my trash can.
GC services is a subcontractor, for these creditors. Ask for a payment arrangement, or ask for the cease and desist address to forward. GC services are just people sitting at a desk with a job just like you whom probably have creditors calling them as well. If you can not pay, then tell them you are unable to pay, then see if there is anything they can do for you, and if you do not get a knowledgeable person call back. The calls are done on a dialer, and if you do not agree to their terms, then they will either note the acct: Refused Message, Refused Payment, No answer. The calls will be ran again and will start according to how the last call was marked, and the company will call according to the law requirements per your state. They are only human, so they too make mistakes, and the representatives are only trying to meet the goal requirements. If you don’t have the money let them know, then ask them what can I do to prevent further calls from you. GC services does not buy debt, so if they are calling indirectly for the company, and if they cannot collect it will be sent out for further collections, like a collection agency or back to the creditor. The best way to solve the problem is to call back, and face it, the guy is not going to jump through the phone, and if you feel you are unable to talk with him, then request someone else. They are rude and inconsiderate, but they are not allowed to be that way, so file a complaint against the creditor. They are to be assertive, not rude. If they are calling you outbound, then a majority of the time the calls will not be monitored, unless a supervisor is sitting with them, but some of the incoming calls are monitored, but more than likely the short calls not over 4 minutes will be the one that is monitored.
This unfair collection company call me several times a day but they never leave message; When you answer...
Just received a call from GC Services asking for info about my stepson saying it was for a loan. She wanted to know his phone # and I then said if he really applied for a loan you would have his #. I asked her for her phone # so I could check with my stepson and ask if he really applied for a loan which he did not. I called this company back and told the guy on the phone that he was lying to me. After asking numerous questions he finally admitted he was a collection agency. What a lying company... Misrepresentation!!! I gave him NO Information!!!