Date Received: 2017-12-01T00:00:00
Product: Other debt
Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: Received an alert from Experian that a new account was placed for collection by a company by the name of XXXX XXXX XXXX on XX/XX/17. I do not have a contract or have done business with this company. This new listed collection account has dropped my credit score by several points.
Company: Experian Information Solutions Inc.
State/Zip: GA 301XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2743252
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