CFPB Complaint


Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2017-08-12T00:00:00

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Written notification about debt

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX contacted me about a credit card from Capitol One which they are attempting to collect upon. They did not identify themselves as being from XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX. I discovered this after reverse tracing the phone number they gave me to contact them.Instead of discussing the delinquent credit card amount in question, they attempted to coerce me to purchase a gift card from them, before allowing me to inquire or negotiate over the amount I owe to Capital One. They sent me a letter dated XX/XX/2017 with the last four digits of the credit card # XXXX along with a case number XXXX. The letter instructed me to call an XXXX number ( XXXX XXXX ). I called the number which brought me to a menu with only one option, which was to hit the number 1. I selected the number and a call center representative came on the call and attempted to sell me a {$100.00} dollar gift card for a fee of {$2.00} before he would discuss anything about the delinquent credit card. This tactic was deceptive and unethical in my opinion. I was trying to make a good faith effort to settle an old debt and was being being solicited to buy something else in order to simply gain access to someone who could or would discuss the credit card with me.


State/Zip: RI 028XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2631879

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