If you happen to get a phone call from BCR Collection Agency chances are it's a scam. This collection Agency has been in violation of FDPCA laws. What this so called company does is call someone, anyone and claim they owe a debt. I have read a range of different complaints against this company, calling after 9 PM, Continueing to call after receiving cease and decease orders, calling even though the person doesn't owe the debt. But, I also know someone who is being harrassed by this company right now.
This company calls doesn't idenify themselves yet demands account numbers, names, and other personal information. My friend after finding out who were and what they wanted explained to them, she was already in contact with a different collection company and was paying the debt through them. The BCR rep on the phone demanded she pay only them and she can only pay through their website. This company refuses to send any paper bills or anything in writing. The website payment link is unsecure. While the other company has no problem sending a bill outlining how much she paid the last time and what is left on the account. Yet, BCR is claiming she is not paying the debt. She is not trying to play an innocent victim, she is paying the debt but to the right company not BCR.
I happen to goggle this company's name BCR Collections or BCR Collection Agency and found some very disturbing information. The complaints seem to be uniform in the demanding of money but refusing to send anything in writing, demanding payment can only be made through a credit card or linked bank account through their unsecured website, the reps being vague, rude, and barely understandable. Contacting the wrong person or calling the person work and demanding to speak to their supervisor. They have also illegally obtained phone numbers, because my friend used my phone to call them, they are now calling my phone demanding information from me. Demanding my name and my account numbers and demanding I pay them money.
What is highly irregular about this company BCR is their persistance of trying to get money from people who are already paying a different creditor. Does BCR hack into other collection agencies databases and then try to scam people into paying them instead? Why are they demanding payments can only be made through their website and refusing to give a written statement about what is owed on the account. What are they afraid of and why do they need payment from a linked bank account or credit card? Why demand payment through an unsecured website? Why demand payments from people who don't even owe them money? The answer they are scammers, if you pay them once with a linked account or credit card they use that information to try and get drain the linked account or max out the credit card limit. DON'T PAY THIS COMPANY ANYTHING!
If you have been contacted by this phony collection agency contact www.bbb.org and turn them in! Also, contact your local Attorney General's office about this bogus company too. If the company continues to call document everything, tell them you are recording the phone conversation and if they don't want to participate then they need to send their information to you through the mail. Send them a cease and decease letter at the address below:
Bureau of Collection Recovery, Inc.,
7575 Corporate Way
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Contact The Federal Trade Commission about BCR:
Federal Trade Commission
One Bowling Green Ste. 318
New York, NY 10004
Here is more information on this bogus company in case it is needed.
Marty Sarim - COO of BCR
David Winters - President of BCR
Phone number: (952) 934-7777