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By on December 13, 2017

Date Received: 2017-10-13T00:00:00

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: False statements or representation

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: In XXXX of XXXX, I ordered my credit reports as part of my annual routine to monitor my credit. I noticed an account on all three reports that I did not recognize, and disputed them via their respective web sites. I received a letter from Portfolio Recovery Associates on XXXX XXXX, XXXX in which they allege that I owe them this debt. I replied with a letter on XXXX XXXX, XXXX disputing this account and outlining their noncompliance with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and 23 NYCRR 1.4 ( c ). They continued reporting this account to the three agencies and called me over a dozen times even though this account was in dispute. They replied with a letter on XXXX XXXX, XXXX in which they still did not prove that they are legally able to collect this debt. I sent them another letter on XXXX XXXX, XXXX outlining their violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and XXXX NYCRR XXXX ( c ) and their willful noncompliance with these laws. They sent me a letter on XXXX XXXX, XXXX in which they continued to claim they can legally collect on this debt without providing me any new information or documentation. In XXXX of XXXX, I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau against XXXX. Despite various communications from the BBB, XXXX has yet to remove this item from my credit reports, or to provide any believable evidence that they have the legal right to collect this debt.
XXXX then sent documents to the BBB that they claim were sent to me, but these documents were never sent to me, and contained time stamps proving that they were just printed previously to being sent to the BBB. They intentionally tried to deceive the BBB by misrepresenting the timeline of these documents, as well as made false statements to the BBB about these documents being sent to me.



State/Zip: NY 119XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2700947

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