WELLS FARGO & COMPANY – CFPB Complaint ID 2873482

Date Received: 2018-04-12T00:00:00

Product: Other debt

Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: A representative named XXXX from a company called XXXX XXXX out of a Texas called two family members of mine saying they needed to serve me with papers.

My mother forwarded me the number they called from so I returned the call. Spoke with a woman named XXXX. She claimed I was not supposed to be given this number but said she would help anyway. She informed me I had an account with XXXX XXXX from XX/XX/XXXX that had gone into collections in XX/XX/XXXX. I’ve never received any mail, calls or emails regarding this. She informed me that if I paid {$760.00} by XXXX XXXX today ( XX/XX/XXXX ) I would be served with a summons. She claimed I could use anyone ‘s credit card so long as they signed the paperwork she would be emailing to me. I never received an email.

I contacted XXXX/Wells Fargo. The collections department informed I was in good standing with them and that there was no record of my account or debt. Regardless of the amount of time that passed there should still be a profile for me and that there was none. They instructed me to not pay or provide information to XXXX XXXX and had no record of ever using them for any purpose. They also informed me that they never threaten to sue customers over past debt and that they’ve had an influx in scam calls recently.

When I called XXXX back I did not get an answer at first. No answering machine either. I called again and informed her of what the bank said. She immediately became unpleasant and offered to put a manager on the phone. After a brief hold XXXX picked up again and simply said that I would be receiving papers within a few days. I said I’d happily contact my lawyer and she hung up. I’ve already spoken with someone at the FTC who agreed it sounded like a scam as did the rep from XXXX.

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The number I called to reach XXXX XXXX is XXXX. I am happy to follow up with whomever necessary to make sure this is handled.


State/Zip: NY 124XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2873482

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