CFPB Complaint

Penn Credit Corporation – CFPB Complaint ID 2803468

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-02-04T00:00:00

Product: Other debt

Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I began receiving phone calls about a debt that was the result of identity theft. I notified the callers of this and was still harassed. I then notified the company from which the debt originated of the identity theft and was assured they would handle it. Some time goes by and I still receive calls with threats of negatively affecting my credit score if I don’t hurry and pay them. They then attached to my credit score while I waited to hear back from XXXX XXXX ( the company fraudulent debt originated from ) and it knocked my credit down 47 points. After attempts to contact XXXX XXXX, I was finally informed I could contact their ” collection department ” during my work hours where it is physically and literally impossible for me to make calls.

Company: Penn Credit Corporation

State/Zip: VA 224XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2803468

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