Date This Problem Happened: July 30, 2011
State You Live in: Texas
Age Range: 51-65
Total Amount of Fee Paid: $795
Company Name: Nationwide Financial Center
Website of Company: http://nationwidefinancialcenter.com/
nationwide financial sent me a pamphlet with non-profit debt relief agency pre-qualification notice document NPDRA2011.
it had my name and estimated debt case number and estimations of debt being 16,000 and what my monthly payments would be. however my debt was 15,000 or more than was stated.
they said that i was to call them back at 1-800-901-3550 to see if i was approved. when i called the next day i talked with a female represenative and she ran my credit report and told me my debt was and asked for account numbers and payments a month on all of my creditors which were around 25. she then told me a fee of 1495.00 and i told her their was no way i could afford that fee. so she said she will charge me 795.00 which was removed from my account on 8-2-11.
she also had me to go on liine and sent me and agreement to remove funds from my account that i had to sign and date and send back her. she expain to me that some one would give me a call in a couple of days and i would have to give them all the information i had given her to them. at first my payments were going to be 779.00 but when i talked with a male from members services i would only be paying 759.00 and he was able to give me all my finance charges and what each creditor would be paid beginning 9-7-11 which was the date i set up for money to be drawn from my account.
i was told to call all my creditors and close out my accounts and let them know that member services will be paying starting in sept. and to give them the phone number if they ask. all my creditors were agreeable. i just needed to pay august payments. and that i would not have to pay creditors except for 1 creditor.
i went and checked nation wide financial services on line with bbb and they had a A- rating. even when i called after reading the scam report they still had a A- credit rating. i talk with a female rep from members services about what i was reading and she gave me another website www.mspus.org and at that time bbb did not have any thing updated at this time i called and they said the same thing on automated services with bbb in south florida.
i assumed it was a reputable company because it had a A- Credit rating with the bbb. i am in the process of calling to see if i can get my money back. however members services assured me that nation wide only referred me to them and they were not connected. she gave me a web site www.sef.bbb.org comp I4009110. i do not want to give them any more money if they are running a scam. please reply as soon as possible by phone if you can.
See my previous articles about Nationwide Financial Center for additional information.
If you would like to file a scam report, please click here or complete the form below.Nationwide Financial Center - Consumer Complaint 08-19-2011 by Steve Rhode