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Portfolio is suddenly calling me

Although Portfolio has sent settlement offers every few months for probably two years, they've never called us at all until this week. Suddenly they're calling from various numbers every few days, but they haven't left any messages. The account is the result of an HSBC CO in 2007 and the SOL ran its course over a year ago. I was just curious whether anyone else had this experience with them. I'm wondering why they suddenly got more aggresive.

At this point I don't have the funds to try a PFD or anything, but I'm hoping to pursue that in the future.


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Re: Portfolio is suddenly calling me


SFernandez13461 wrote:

Although Portfolio has sent settlement offers every few months for probably two years, they've never called us at all until this week. Suddenly they're calling from various numbers every few days, but they haven't left any messages. The account is the result of an HSBC CO in 2007 and the SOL ran its course over a year ago. I was just curious whether anyone else had this experience with them. I'm wondering why they suddenly got more aggresive.

At this point I don't have the funds to try a PFD or anything, but I'm hoping to pursue that in the future.


They probably have a database with debt beyond a certain age, and they are robo dialing them all.. if its past SOL they are hoping to find someone who doesn't know the law, and since it is older, might be in a position to pay now..

 

-scott

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Re: Portfolio is suddenly calling me

You're probably right. I was wondering what would've made them think it was collectible all the sudden, but it's probably just that.


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Derogs Removed: LVNV, Union Bank, EOS-CCA, Zenith Acquisitions, Marigold Financial, Credit Collection Services, California Business Bureau
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Re: Portfolio is suddenly calling me


SFernandez13461 wrote:

You're probably right. I was wondering what would've made them think it was collectible all the sudden, but it's probably just that.


Well;; you have also shown improvement in your credit makeup, and they likely can see that if they have soft pulled you.

 

I have started to give CAs more respect in how the come to the conclusion that people can pay debt, or the people they specifically target. They may be unethical or cheats, but they aren't stupid.

 

-scott

Starting FICO Score: 10/10: TU 498 | EQ: 502 Current FICO Score(lender pull): 09/14: TU: 784 | EQ: 752 | EX: 784
Collections Removed: Hunter Warfield, CBE Group, Merchants Credit Guide, EOS-CCA, Enhanced Recovery, Portfolio Recovery, UCB, American Collection Company, Medical Business Bureau, Jefferson Capital, Credit Portfolio Associates, FCO, LVNV, Convergent, Armor Systems
Other Negative Entries Removed:Plains Commerce CO, HSBC CO, 2008 Judgment Santander Reposession


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Re: Portfolio is suddenly calling me

Portfolio has been known to robodial and have been accused of it.

 

Google them, you'll see.

 

As for why they are doing it? My guess is that it's getting close to the end of the year and they are trying to fluff their numbers a bit.


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