CBE Group Collection Complaints?

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CBE Group is a debt collection agency, which receives a lot of consumer complaints to our law firm for debt harassment. Find out who they are, why they might be calling, and how you can stop them.

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What is CBE Group?

CBE Group is a debt collection agency that is located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and that has been in business since 1933. This collector assembles on a vast array of kinds of debt, such as telecommunications, bankcard, health care, and student loan debt. In actuality, CBE Group is one of the few debt collection agencies with a lucrative contract to accumulate U.S. Department of Education student loans. The debt collection agency, which employs over 1,300 individuals, conducts both first- and – third party collections.

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Is CBE Group a scam?

They’re legit. CBE Group is a legitimate debt collection agency with a long standing history of harassing consumers over debt. Their tagline is, “Defining the future of debt collection”. The company collects on behalf of the education, financial, healthcare, and telecommunications industries.

If you’ve suffered from CBE debt harassment, you do have options. Under the law you can recover up to $1,000 for violations of the FDCPA, and $500 to $1,500 for each cell phone robocall.

Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm

Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of collection harassment and abuse. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. We’ve helped more than 15,000 consumers stop harassment and recover money from debt collectors. Harassed? Abused? Misled by a collector? Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win.

How many Complaints are there against CBE Group?

As of May 2017, the Better Business Bureau reported 89 closed CBE Group complaints over the previous few decades, and Justia recorded 67 lawsuits against CBE in the past year alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. In addition to that, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recorded 429 closed complaints for 2016.

Contact Information

CBE Group
1309 Technology Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone Number: 800-925-6686
Website: http://www.cbegroup.com/

Can CBE Group Sue Me or Garnish My Wages?

It is illegal for a debt collector to make empty threats to sue you or garnish your wages. It is also unlikely CBE would sue you for a debt you may not owe or they cannot validate. However, debt collection agencies are known to have summoned debtors to court and garnish wages after a default judgement. Contacting an attorney BEFORE this could possibly happen would be a smart move. We’ve helped thousands of consumers fight back against unscrupulous debt collection harassers. Find out if we can help you too today!

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Unlawful Debt Harassment? Learn the Law & Sue the Collector.

Can I file a lawsuit against CBE Group at no charge to me?

Absolutely. Here are some past Press Releases of Lawsuits Brought On By Lemberg Law

November 23, 2015.  There is a student loan epidemic in this country. Student loan debt exceeds credit card debt. And more students are getting into more debt than ever before.

Our client has student loan debt. CBE Group collects on behalf of federal student loans. There are rules about when a student loan debt has to be paid off, and rules about when a borrower’s wages can be garnished. One of those rules is that a borrower has to be continuously employed for 12 months in order to have their wages garnished.

This collection agency threatened to garnish our client’s wages if the student loan debt was not paid. However, our client hadn’t been continuously employed for 12 months, so CBE Group wasn’t legally allowed to garnish his wages.

The case, which was recently filed in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, charges CBE Group with violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by engaging in harassing behavior; by using false, deceptive, or misleading representation in connection with the collection of a debt; by threatening to take legal action that could not be legally taken; by employing false and deceptive means to collect a debt; and by using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt. It asks for statutory damages of $1,000, plus other relief.

November 14, 2015. On behalf of our client, Lemberg Law recently filed a complaint in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana. The case, against CBE Group, charges the debt collection agency with violating federal law and asks for $1,000 in statutory damages, plus other relief.

Wrong numbers are bothersome. A steady stream of wrong number calls can really disrupt your life. Our clients, a married couple, say that CBE Group started calling their landline in May. After receiving several calls, our clients called CBE to figure out why they were calling. The debt collector the spoke to said that he was trying to reach a woman that the couple did know. Our clients told the debt collector that they didn’t know the woman and asked them to stop calling. This debt collector told our clients that their number would be removed from the collection agency’s system. That didn’t happen, though, as they called more than 20 more times.

This lawsuit charges that CBE Group violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by engaging in harassing behavior; by contacting our clients for purposes other than to confirm or correct location information; for contacting our clients without being asked to do so; and by using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt.

CBE Group Calling You?

Federal laws protect you. The Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) regulates the behavior of collection agencies by prohibiting actions such as the use of abusive or threatening language; harassment; or the use of false or misleading information to collect a debt. The FCRA regulates how collection agencies and creditors report delinquent debts to credit reporting agencies. Additional consumer protection laws include the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA).

But here’s the rub: If you want to enforce your rights, or recover money for violations — you need to sue. These laws provide individuals like you with a means to seek monetary damages in court. For example, the FDCPA allows consumers who have been violated to recover damages of up to $1,000, plus attorney fees and court costs.

Consumers have reported this agency harassing them from the following numbers:

  • 916-330-3872
  • 501-443-4980
  • 980-244-3969
  • 401-414-2943
  • 401-414-3066
  • 401-414-2913
  • 800-798-5534

 Want to Stop CBE Group Debt Collection Harassment Now?

Your debt harassment checklist:

  • You are receiving multiple calls per week from third party collection agencies
  • You are receiving early morning or late night calls from debt collectors
  • You are receiving calls at work from a debt collection agency
  • Debt collectors are calling your friends, neighbors, or coworkers
  • Collectors are threatening you with violence, a lawsuit, or arrest
  • A debt collector attempts to collect more than you owe
  • You are being threatened with negative credit reporting
  • A debt collector attempts to intimidate you
  • Criminal accusations are being made towards you
  • Use of obscene language during an attempt to collect
  • Automated robocalls are being made to your phone in an attempt to collect

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What Our Clients Are Saying

“Thank you so very much! I’m still so grateful for the blessing of finding you on the internet. I know it’s early, but I wish to wish EVERYONE in Lemberg Law a amazing holiday season!”

“Just a brief message to let you know I got my settlement and also to thank you for your help. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anybody who’s on the receiving end of the sort of harassment that collection agencies participate in.”

“Seriously! Thank you a thousand times over! The debt collector kept phoning me but would not give me any information regarding the debt that I owed except the sum. They threatened me over and over again and would not stop calling. I hunted on Google for ways to make the calls stop and discovered Lemberg Law. They took my case and found that the debt was too old to accumulate. This firm had ‘bought’ my accounts and expected for me to pay! Guess what? They ended up paying me for each of the harassment they put me through! I was SHOCKED when I received my check.

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Have you had a bad experience with this agency’s debt collectors? Sound off and share your experience with other visitors in the comment box below.

  • Rick

    CBE called me and said they were the Treasury Dept. and I needed to pay a dept in full immediately.

  • Jennifer R

    I received a call from them on April 23. And SIX calls from them today (May 2). I have NO debts that have gone into collections. I need these calls to stop. I read I can get between $500 and $1000 for EACH robocall??? Can someone confirm this??

  • Karla

    I received multiple calls on my cellphone and home phone daily from this company. The caller wants me to verify personal info about myself such as social security number. When I ask their identity I am told once I verify I am who they are looking for they will tell me. I usually hang up at that point but sometimes I tell them to mail their request to the address on file. I refuse to give my info to an unknown caller so I guess I will never know what they are calling me for.

  • Robin J Elliott Johnson

    I keep getting calls from this number 504 900 8842, and the lady on the phone was trying to get me to verify my personal information, and when I told her that I was not going to do so until she told me why she had my information and what the call was about. She told me with attitude, well we will keep calling you. I also said to her if you have my address then you can mail the information to me and her response was we dont do that. So I say good bye and hung up the phone. They have no right to withhold information from me when you have my information. I dont get if they are in Iowa the why are they calling me from a New Orleans number. Just trash!!!!

  • Megan Daniels Schaffer

    Today I happened to look at my paystub which I get paid tomorrow, I noticed I got hit with a garnishment, I panicked called my work corporate to ask payroll what was going on, she looked it up and said well the CBE group is asking you are garnished for a $30,000 debt!!! I said WHAT?!?! She asked if I owed for a past home or car, I was like ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! I’m freaking out and it’s been impossible to get through to them!!! I KNOW I don’t owe ANYONE that amount of money?!? What am I supposed to do, I am flipping out! This check they garnished $170 but my payroll said to expect 3 times that amount to be taken next check! And that they have to collect $2000 by 5/7/2019!!! Help me understand

  • Tabitha

    They call non stop they have called me at least 20 times today all from different numbers

  • Mark Frady

    Dear Sir or Madam: CBE Group has been calling me every day for two months now. Today they called twice from the same number and hung up. They have called from over a dozen different numbers. I called back today and swore like the dickens at them to stop harassing me and stop calling me I had nothing to say to them. I think you had better help me or I am going to get in trouble harassing CBE group right back! My mouth has gotten me in lots of trouble, but with collectors I do not care! That is not to mention the withholding from my SSDI benefits that the State of ND continues to take for over ten years now on a 33 year old kid that was adopted by another father when he was six. ND Child Support charged me over 8 thousand dollars worth of interest on a 6 thousand dollar bill! Collectors! Ba Hum Bug! No Merry Christmas Here! How about A hand?

  • Terri Tallman

    I am paying off a small debt through CBE. I called them Once to set up a bit-weekly payment around my payday. I called them another time and asked to moved the payments by one day to give me time to deposit my paycheck. They were rude and tried to tell me I couldn’t until I asked if it would work better for them if I just cancelled the payment arrangement. Then they said they would make the change just this one time. Today I called to cancel a scheduled payment which is before their three business day requirement to cancel. I said I would make a double payment. The person said I had made one change already (referring to my changing the day of the week my payment comes out) and couldn’t make any changes any more. When I challenged her on this and read from their site about cancelling payments, she backed down. They are very rude and lies to me.

  • Robert Ralston

    CBE group keeps calling me multiple times a day. Starting in the morning and all through out the day until the evening. they call from 562-850-2049. They always have an attitude and our basically plain rude.

  • Samantha

    Making payments and still being constantly called…. this is not acceptable at all. Then they speak at 200 mph ..ask them to slow down and repeat because they are speeding and they act as if I did something to them. I do not appreciate any of it at all. They call when you need to pay and they call while youre paying. I need the calls to stop.

  • Indira

    Someone from this so called CBE group left a message on my private cell phone saying they are a debt collector. I do not owe any outstanding debts. They left no other message as to either whom they were calling or what debt but, without knowing who they were calling said CBE debt colkector and said call 1-866-895-4766

  • Tara Tate

    They call me several times a day and I have asked them to refrain from calling my phone. The number that continues to call is 901-295-1065. Don’t know how to stop them as they have been calling for a very long time period. It is currently, 10:00 a.m. CST and they have already called me twice this morning. Very frustrating.


    I just received a call from them. They said my maiden name. I asked who they were and what was their business. They said CBE, is this (my maiden name)? I hesitated and said yes. The man went right off with my old address. Again, I stated what is your business? He kind of chuckled and said is your address, and the call was disconnected. I immediately looked them up and saw these comments about them. I decided to write a comment because I know for a fact I do not have any debts as I just bought a house, my credit was clear, and I have a freeze on my social security information due to past identity theft. (Phone number it came in from was 805-572-6536 Oxnard, CA)
    I hope this helps anyone’s case. I despise scammers.

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  • VaLisa Hayes-Tate

    They contacted me while I was at work. I informed them I was at work and I have never heard of them and the lady on the other end provided me with my address and she then asked me for my SS#. First, if she has my address why would she need my SS#? She said to make sure that I am speaking to the right person. So, I hung the phone up. She calls right back from 901-295-1125 and she began to go off because I hung the phone up on her. She said that’s why people like you all of the other people we call every day will never make anything because you call can’t pay your bills and she hung the phone up on me. I am glad she did before it went left real quick.

  • Samad Rainey

    CBE GROUP calls me every day on several occasions they are rude and talk with no respect cause I refuse to verify my identity. I ask who are they and what is the call for they rufuse to answer but rather me verify name address social and date of birth which I will not do so I ask them months ago to stop calling me but they remain calling every day. This has got to stop one way or the other. I block the numbers but they still call from various area codes and phone numbers still with the harrassment and the rudeness and disrespect for my privacy and personal information

  • M. Yusuf

    They call me and want me to confirm my SSN and I refused completely because I am not having any financial issues with any company. I just want the authority to put a stop to this before innocent people will be scammed.



  • Dwayne West

    Getting harassment calls from the CBE great day getting very belligerent and saying they’re calling on behalf of the internal revenue service I’ve asked him multiple times to stop calling I need to stop these people they have crossed the line .

  • Diana and Jimmy Ivy

    this group calls my or my husbands phone several times daily. I want them STOPPED for hassassment!

  • Bette Holladay

    I receive daily automated call from Cbe group stating they are collecting a debt and to call a certain number. I do not have any debts and would like the calls to stop.

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    Reached my wife’s cell phone (unlisted) to request info on my son. Wife gave me the phone and the called started off by saying conversation is being recorded. I got disturbed at this and asked for identifiation, answer refused. Finally caller stated CBE group. I stated not to call again after getting a refusal as to why calling my wife’s number. My son has behavior health issues that have been adjudicated and is subject to further legal action conditions.

    What can be done to protect him and us from this collection agency. No information as to who this company’s client is was provided.

  • Jacob Flickinger

    CBE has called me and got an attitude because I couldn’t talk when I was driving (because it’s illegal) and then didn’t call back at the time and date I asked them to.
    I get a call back from them (when I called back it had their automated message system so I know it was them) and all that was on the phone was heavy breathing and a baby crying in the background.
    Very unprofessional conduct from any type of caller.

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