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PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES INC – CFPB Complaint

1-844-335-1967

Date Received: 2017-06-08T00:00:00

Product: I do not know

Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: Portfolio Recovery Associates i s falsely validating a debt in the amount of {$1500.00}. They are reporting this false information to all three credit bureaus. Portfolio is also using fraudulent collection practices to collect on false debts. They issued me a Check in the amount of {$30.00} and asked me to sign the back of it and cash it. I do n’t recall such claim that should result in a check being issued to me and requesting my signature. They stated on the check that is for a litigation I am receiving a refund and that I must sign this check and negotiate it. Claim number: XXXX Ch eck Number: XXXX Check Amount {$30.00} Check Date X/XX/2017 . There is no such claim that I ever participated in. I received this check after I disputed a false account that they are trying to collect on. The are saying that it is a settlement approved by the court. I requested Validation of a contract with my signature on it for the account that they are reporting in the amount of {$1500.00} They have NOT provided me a copy of ANY original documentation, a consumer contract with my signature on it as required under Section 609 ( a ) ( 1 ) ( A ) & Section 611 ( a ) ( 1 ) ( A ). Furthermore, they have failed to provide the method of verification as required under Section 611 ( a ) ( 7 ). Please be advised that under Section 611 ( 5 ) ( A ) of the FCRA they are required to promptly DELETE all information which can not be validated or verified.

Company: PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES INC

State/Zip: GA 300XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2549945

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