CFPB Complaint


Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2017-10-17T00:00:00

Product: Other debt

Issue: Written notification about debt

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I was contacted on XXXX XXXX, XXXX at XXXX pm in the afternoon by IQ Data International and was told I owe money for a debt and that I should pay you or it will go on my credit report. I told your IQ Data International I was completely unaware of any debt owed and had not received a bill, notice, or information about supposed debt of any kind. IQ Data International representative XXXX told me they had sent a notice and he confirmed my mailing address which was accurate. I told him to resend it as I obviously did not receive it and I would get in touch with the alleged party who said I owed this debt and had passed supposed debt onto your collection agency.
It is now XXXX XXXX, XXXX and I received an alert from my credit monitoring service that a derogatory collection account had been placed on my credit report from IQ Data International. I called back IQ Data International again and spoke to XXXX who said they had resent a bill. I told him I still have not received a bill of any kind from IQ Data International and asked him to send the bill certified mail so I can have proof it was sent, XXXX said your IQ Data International does not do that. I also asked to have it sent COD or any other means which I will pay for, once again XXXX said your IQ Data International does not do that. So I still have no idea what this supposed debt is for. IQ Data International fails to send any documentation and when requested to send it via provable means they refuse. Instead they put an unvalidated collection account on my credit report, damaging my families financial future, which will possibly cost me tens of thousands of dollars in extra interest over the years, declined mortgage/car loan applications, and even affect my employment and future employment opportunities. I owe. In my opinion this is the financial version of extortion and certainly is not FAIR debt collection practices by any means, on the contrary, it seems illegal.
By law I was to receive a detailed validation notice of supposed debt within 5 days after initial contact. It is now over 35 days past the first contact and I have yet to receive anything. And full well knowing I have not received this, IQ Data International still went ahead and posted this ‘supposed ‘ debt on my credit report. Worse yet, I have made good faith efforts and reasonable attempts to try to even find out what this debt is for, yet your IQ Data International has not sent me anything while continuing to harass me with phone calls causing me severe anxiety, stress, and a feeling of helplessness. Is it not fair to know what a debt is for before paying it? Why do I own the burden of proof here?

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State/Zip: NY 117XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2703693

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