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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