Date Received: 2018-01-05T00:00:00
Product: Federal student loan servicing
Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: XX/XX/XXXX, I sent a deferment and cancellation request form to XXXX XXXX. They sent back a request via email requesting a letter sent from my employer indicating which school. I sent the letter back to Heartland right away. First of all, the instructions for sending the letter was horrible. It did not tell what information to include in the letter or if anything needed to be sent along with it. I sent the letter the same day I received the email from Heartland. I never received another email from them until XX/XX/XXXX. I went to my account only to discover that I received a billing statement saying my payment is due XX/XX/XXXX. I contacted Heartland to see why I was receiving a statement and the lady told me that they did not receive the letter I sent. Mind you nothing in my account shows when I submitted the request or that they had sent an email requesting for more information. I did not receive another notice. The representative told me that I would need to submit paperwork again because it had been longer than 30 days. Really?? I asked if I could send a copy of the letter and was told no. The communication with this company is horrible. Why could I have not sent it electronically? They accept nothing electronically but they sure do send out all notices electronically.
Company: HEARTLAND PAYMENT SYSTEMS INC
State/Zip: KS 676XX
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Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2772920
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