CFPB Complaint

AAA Collections – CFPB Complaint

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-01-22T00:00:00

Product: Medical debt

Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: In approx. XX/XX/XXXX I was in the XXXX hospital for a XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX. After one week I had to learn to walk again. Someone from XXXX XXXX wanted to know if I needed or wanted a walker. I told them, only if Medicare & Medicaid would cover it. They came back several hours later & said it was covered. I went home & approx. 1 year later in XX/XX/XXXX I received a letter from XXXX XXXX XXXX. that I needed to pay {$120.00} for the walker. I called them & talked to the manager who told me that I am responsible for the debt. because she had reimbursed Medicare & medicaid for the amount because it was a work comp. claim. I told her it was not & she said ” Yes it is ”. I told her it needs to be re-filed to Medicare & Medicaid but she said NO. I told her I will not pay it so she sent it to AAA collections. I sent a letter to AAA collections & XXXX XXXX XXXX. to cease & disist but AAA collections continues to call & send notices 4 years later. I have talked to several people at AAA but to no avail. I have told every person there that I talked to about this but got no where. Right before XXXX XX/XX/XXXX I spoke with someone that said they would try to resolve this because it has been so long but all they asked for was my credit card #, Bank statements, & Tax forms.

Company: AAA Collections

State/Zip: ND 583XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2789603

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