ERC – CFPB Complaint 2018-01-10

Date Received: 2018-01-10

Product: Other debt

Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: On XX/XX/XXXX I purchased 5 new XXXX from a XXXX retail store on my personal account. At the time of checkout, they asked me if I owned a business, which I do. They said I could save a decent amount of money on taxes and services if I were to convert my personal account to a business account, so I did. They informed me that I would receive a final bill for my personal account. When I received the bill I paid it on XX/XX/XXXX in full. I no longer had access to my personal account but thought everything was taken care of and complete. About a month later I received a collection letter stating that I owed {$93.00} to XXXX XXXX XXXX ( ERC ) for an unpaid XXXX bill.

Over the next 6 months I have spoken to multiple XXXX reps as well as ERC reps and have gotten nowhere. Finally, on XX/XX/XXXX XXXX informed me that they found my payment made back on XX/XX/XXXX after I sent them very specific documents from my bank with transaction numbers and times. XXXX stated that they applied that lost payment to my personal account and the account was now reflecting a XXXX balance.

I had XXXX send me documents with their letterhead stating this for my records. I sent these records to ERC through email as well as verbally spoke to them asking them to remove this collection from my 3 credit reporting agencies. They informed me that they could not speak to XXXX and have no way of updating their information, that I still needed to pay ERC for the debt that they purchased from XXXX.

This collection account haunts my credit report and has dropped my FICO score tremendously! It is not fair that I did so much leg work and research to prove that I was in the right and this company refuses to accept the fact that it was a mistake by the creditor, not the consumer.

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Company: ERC

State/Zip: FL 320XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2778369

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