Date Received: 2018-05-09T00:00:00
Product: Medical debt
Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: On XX/XX/XXXX I contacted Continental Credit CTRL to resolve a medical bill that was placed on my Credit Report. I had called them before I believe in XX/XX/XXXX asking why I was getting collection notices from them in regards to Radiology bills that were due to a violent crime. I gave them the Victim ‘s Assistant contact information as well as the Assistant D.A. as well as opposing counsel. They disregarded the information and placed the bills on my credit report. The person I spoke with XXXX XXXX at ( XXXX ) XXXX said on XX/XX/XXXX mentioned that she went over the notes and saw the previous info. I asked her then why was it on my credit report if they knew that I was a victim of a violent crime and that it was going to be paid via either restitution or by the Victim ‘s Assistant Program ( VAP ). I told her that I would check the correct fax number and mailing address for the account and call her back which I did and gave it to here within 10 minutes. She said after I have given her all the numbers and addresses for the VAP, that there was nothing that she could do. I asked her what that meant. She didn’t have an answer. I told her that made no sense and why would they be so difficult to a person that was doing everything to get them paid and their credit clear. I asked to speak to her manager and he was unavailable. This company is very ill-informed about the VAP and their ability to pay medical bills if a person is approved. I attempted to explain that to her but she wouldn’t listen. I guess their phone calls are limited by time therefore they talk extremely fast and don’t have time to listen. Regardless, I spoke with them at least 4 times today to rectify this situation. As well as at least twice before on XX/XX/XXXX I called them twice XXXX XXXX & XXXX after being hung up on by a male.. I don’t understand why a company representative from Continental Credit CTRL would be so difficult to a person who is doing everything in their power to get them paid. They are unprofessional and uninformed. They need more training on how to resolve medical billings on the proper XXXX forms to insure payment. I also asked them if this could be resolved if I contacted the XXXX XXXX practice directly and for that she had no answer. Why are victims of violent crimes made to be punished by not only the assailant but by the credit agencies whom the survivor is trying to pay? This has caused a mountain of stress that is very destructive.
Company: Continental Credit Control
State/Zip: CA 900XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2901656
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