CFPB Complaint

FIFTH THIRD FINANCIAL CORPORATION – CFPB Complaint ID 2580829

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2017-07-20T00:00:00

Product: Other debt

Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: On XX/XX/XXXX I received a call from XXXX XXXX XXXX threatening to sue and ruin my credit report over a {$250.00} debt I had with 5/3 Bank. Worried about my future, I paid the debt using my debit card and transaction is attached. On XX/XX/XXXX, I received a letter from XXXX XXXX about a debt balance I had of {$330.00} from 5/3 Bank from over 6 years ago. They said I had 30 days to respond or else this would go on my credit report. I called XXXX XXXX XX/XX/XXXX and they said their sister company XXXX ( law firm ) bought the balance from 5/3 bank and have been trying to reach out to me for the last 6 years. They said they would reduce the balance owed to {$250.00}, then to {$220.00}. I asked for further evidence about this debt but did not provide any more documentation. Concerned that my credit report would be impacted negatively, I paid XXXX XXXX {$220.00}. Realizing that I might have been scammed, I remembered that I had a debt collector, XXXX XXXX XXXX reached out about a debt from 5/3 Bank and paid {$250.00} on XX/XX/XXXX, the exact amount XXXX XXXX was looking for. This is when I knew I was scammed.

Company: FIFTH THIRD FINANCIAL CORPORATION

State/Zip: CA 921XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with monetary relief

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2580829

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