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Modlin & Associates, P.A. – CFPB Complaint

By on October 30, 2017

Date Received: 2017-07-22T00:00:00

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Threatened to contact someone or share information improperly

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: In an attempt to collect outstanding debt under 120 days with XXXX XXXX XXXX, without even once calling primary phone number associated with my account, MODLIN & ASSOCIATES , P.A . sent a detailed letter to my father ‘s residence outlining amount, nature and all details of debt. His wife is under treatment for XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX to XXXX and XXXX and this was an unnecessary distress and harassment. Following the letter I immediately contacted Modlin, reiterated that I was aware of the debt and had every intention of paying, but was unemployed and would pay as soon as I could. I requested they contact me at the number I was calling from, the number they had for my account : XXXX. Following this, representatives proceeded to call my father ‘s ex wife from over 15 years ago, discussing details with her and informing her I was being sued. I have no contact with her but heard it from my father, after which I contacted them once again. After several messages left with no response, I finally reached a representative who informed me I was being sued. I was never served papers. I immediately made a payment of just under XXXX XXXX dollars to begin a repayment plan. I specifically inquired if this was a ” settlement ” and was told in no uncertain terms it was not. Later that day I received a ” stipulation for settlement ” I have correspondence from XXXX XXXX 2017 showing they had my correct address. Since then they have continued to attempt to serve me papers at previous address, new address with no apartment number etc. Presumably to be able to claim that the recordings of our phone conversation, which prove every detail of my statements, have been erased.

Company: Modlin & Associates, P.A.

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State/Zip: FL 331XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2582143

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