CFPB Complaint

HSBC NORTH AMERICA HOLDINGS INC. – CFPB Complaint ID 2688569

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2017-09-29T00:00:00

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: received a call from a friend today stating that HSBC called her to tell me i would be receiving a lawsuit paperwork and they needed to contact me to deliver. They also called both my sons from a blocked number with same information. then a lady called me and said I was being sued and they needed to tell me to be home monday ( they had my address XXXX to receive the papers. She gave me a number to call. No company name. I called XXXX and was told to give them a number — XXXX which i did, they had my full name and social and said they were a mediatation company and that HSBC were sueing me over a debt I owed. They said they sent a letter in XXXX last year. I said I never got a letter.. I said I had a credit card in XXXX, but it was a time barred debt. They said I had made a payment in XXXX and they had 10 years to sue me for the debt and I said they did not and they hung up on me and that they were a mediatation firm. It is my understanding that I was living in california at the time and it was a 3 year time limit on consumer debt. I live in alabama now and it is 4 years. From what I see it is time barred. I also went back in some old files and found that I had responded to XXXX XXXX XXXX about a HSBC # XXXX acct they were trying to collect from a letter XXXX XXXX and sent them a certified letter which they did not respond to.sent XXXX of XXXX in which they alleged that I made a payment in XXXX, which I did not and looked at my old bank records going back to XXXX XXXX. Please help. I feel that they are scamming me on a time barred debt that was sold and was a zombie debt. thanks XXXX XXXX

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Company: HSBC NORTH AMERICA HOLDINGS INC.

State/Zip: AL 365XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with non-monetary relief

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2688569

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