Date Received: 2017-08-09T00:00:00
Product: Credit card debt
Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: Back in XX/XX/XXXX-XX/XX/XXXX, I noticed that there was something on my credit report that did not belong to me. So I sent them a letter disputing the information, therefore they deleted it off all of my credit reports. My wife received a call on today XX/XX/XXXX from a restricted number stating that they have some legal documents for me to sign. When I told them that it did not belong to me they gave me the telephone number ( XXXX ), and then they told me to hire a lawyer because they are suing for fraud.
Company: Alliance Data Card Services
State/Zip: GA 302XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2599455
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