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Southwest Credit Systems, L.P. – CFPB Complaint

By on September 17, 2017

Date Received: 2017-06-21T00:00:00

Product: Other debt

Issue: Threatened to contact someone or share information improperly

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: On XXXX/XXXX/XXXX XXXX contacted my relative and disclosed my information to her and got a payment from her for the amount {$190.00}. I explained to my relative that they were not suppose to give her any information regarding a bill in my name and they could not take her money. They continued to contact her and give my information to her over the phone. I have disputed this bill since due to the violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. I requested cease telephone communication. Some time had passed and the phone calls stopped and the bill stop coming. After many years my relative called XXXX to get service they told her they could not help her till a bill in my name was resolved. They again disclosed all my information and transferred her to Southwest Credit Collection department. Then Southwest disclosed my information to her as well. I notified CFPB and filed a complaint against XXXX. I sent a Certified letter disputing the bill on XXXX/XXXX/XXXX. XXXX still calling. I then sent a second Certified letter XXXX/XXXX/XXXX to Southwest Credit informing them of the violation and that I am left with no other option but to file a complaint to cease telephone communications. Southwest Credit in turn sent me a bill with balance saying I owe {$310.00}. CFPB was not able to handle the matter with XXXX so CFPB notified the FTC. Even after sending a Certified letter to Cease Telephone Communication I continue to receive collection calls from XXXX. Another violation of the FDCPA. On my voice mail when I received a call from XXXX a man said on my voice mail. ” I got this ” then hung up. Something must be done about this harassment. I am taking the steps to have this resolved to that they will not continue to do this to me or anyone else.

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Company: Southwest Credit Systems, L.P.

State/Zip: MA 019XX

Company Response to Complaint: In progress

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2554766

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