(866) 664-2513 - Does it belong to Focus Receivables Management LLC?

I keep getting calls that show up simply as "Georgia Call". The person never identifies himself or who he is calling for, just that it's an "urgent personal business matter". The number on caller ID is 678-228-3415 and the return call number is 866-664-2513 .

I searched online and found nothing for either number. Just curious .. might be more inclined to call back if I knew who it was!


Sub: #1 I called back and got a fax line
Wed, 05/11/2011 - 18:18

I called back and got a fax line


Sub: #2 866-664-2513 ext. 2239 Call Back Request
Wed, 10/20/2010 - 14:12

I just got a call today asking me to call back 866-664-2513 ext 2239 with a file number regarding a loan. They identified themselves as a debt collector. The person had an accent, maybe from the Carribean? I have not called back based on the above mentioned responses as it sounds sketchy. They did not name me specifically in the call so I have no idea if it was really intended for me or not. Very strange.


Sub: #3 Person getting calls but different number
Fri, 10/15/2010 - 00:04

I keep getting calls from another number who claims they are with Focus Receivables Management, LLC., out of Marietta, Georgia. The number I am told to call is: 866-915-2509 and ask for extension #6472. You reach no one when you call this number. When they call you, it is always a taped message from a man with very strong Indian accent claiming his name is Rahim Kareshi and that his boss is Harun Hashimi. (There are real people who have these names, who are totally innocent and unaware their names are being used.) These are fraudulent phone calls, and according to a Manager at the real Focus Receivables, LLC., there are no such people working for them. They also do not have the phone number of: 866-915-2509. I spoke with FRM today, and their phone number is 888-379-9266, also, per Internet, they have phone numbers: 678-228-0000 and also 877-362-8766, however, I never got anyone to answer on those two numbers. Whoever these fraudulent persons are, they know personal info on your finances, and are nasty, rude, threatening, if spoken to live which I have done, twice. They knew info on credit card and exact balance; no idea how they got it, but do not give out any info to these people if you are told to call them back at 866-915-2509, even without extension #6472. These are impersonators and the collection agency claims were extremely shocked to hear about these calls.


Sub: #4 they called my work. that's a NO NO, isn't it? I don't know who
Thu, 08/26/2010 - 09:57

they called my work. that's a NO NO, isn't it? I don't know who they're calling for as they didn't exactly say. i work in my department but so do many others. i noticed the 866 number and googled it just to see who it was.


Sub: #5 Quote:Originally Posted by AnonymousYou are right, they do have
Wed, 08/11/2010 - 17:55

Originally Posted by Anonymous
You are right, they do have the right to call, because they are not marketing anything to you. They are calling you so that you pay your bill. Paying your bill is the best way to not have these calls placed to you. Instead of paying for attorney's, etc. just pay the bill and they will leave you alone.

shut up


Sub: #6 Email me at:deleted...pm I am a former bill collector and will b
Sun, 08/08/2010 - 12:07

Email me at:deleted...pm
I am a former bill collector and will be happy to tell you what you need to do to protect yourself from these vultures and get your debts paid. Pro bono.

Originally Posted by Anonymous
A collection agency that informed me that they are handling my debt collection has been calling several times per week. They have also called what they call my contacts. Is there a letter I can write to have them stop calling myself & the contacts? I have been in contact with them recently & had set up certain amount of payment for 3 months then we would go from there.
The original agreement was to pay with automatic deduction from my bank account. However I don't think I trust them knowing so much of my business. If I tell them I wish to pay with a cashiers check & they refuse that offer is my bill then considered paid? Can they refuse a payment if it is not their terms or way?
If they stopped bugging me so much I would feel better about paying the bill. I do intend to pay the debt, but cannot pay large amounts or even the same amount each month. My pay is not the same each pay period. Somehow they don't seem to understand that if I could afford to I would pay the whole thing off in the first place & that I still have to feed family & pay other bills. Do these collectors get some sort of commission for what the collect each month? If so no wonder they are so ruthless.
Also when they do send a statement the balance never reflects a decreased total. The person I spoke with last said she could offer to lower the total by half, but I never got that in writing & it has not reflected that way on the statements of the past 3 months. Are they scamming me? What can I do to make sure the money I send is actually going to pay down this debt? Can I send payment to the original service provider? If so how can I be sure they are putting the money toward that debt? This is very overwhelming for me, but still trying to get it paid off.
I would like some guidance to what is legal for me to require from them if anything. I have been reading some of the other Q & A's on here, but nothing seems to fit my situation.
Thank you for any help you can be.
I am sitting down now to try to compose a letter to them.

no posting personal,or solicitory info per TOS rules...paulmergel.


Sub: #7 When dealing with any collection agency you MUST get all agreeme
Sun, 08/08/2010 - 12:03

When dealing with any collection agency you MUST get all agreements IN WRITING before a single payment is made. Make sure their letters are on company letterhead and, preferably, signed by someone from the agency. If they renege on the agreement, immediately file a complaint with the FTC, BBB and Consumer Protection Agencies. Believe it or not, consumers have more rights than these guys do, it's just that they count on consumers not being aware of the laws.


Sub: #8 This is a collections agency not a telemarketer. The do-not-call
Sun, 08/08/2010 - 11:57

This is a collections agency not a telemarketer. The do-not-call list will not help you. However, if you answer when the call....or call back if you want to....you can tell them not to call and they cannot after that. Tell them to ONLY send you information in writing.


Sub: #9 I am not home much, but this number has filled my voicemail box
Sun, 06/13/2010 - 13:27

I am not home much, but this number has filled my voicemail box to the brim with same recording msg. I am on the "Do not call" list; will it do any good to report them?


Sub: #10 The best medicine for this and other collection agencies if you'
Fri, 02/05/2010 - 18:25

The best medicine for this and other collection agencies if you're living in California is to just not respond or react to these calls. You simply do not want to acknowledge you are the person that they are looking for. In the state of California, the statute of limitations on bad debts is only 3 years and collection agencies outside the state have no recourse whatsoever. They must abide by California law and cannot apply their state's laws to Californians. Caller id is wonderful. I just let it ring and go to voice mail. They never leave a message so its no worries. The ball is bounced right back into their court without much they can do about it. Just do not answer or acknowledge.

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