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SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL – CFPB Complaint

By on July 2, 2018
Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-06-08T00:00:00

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Written notification about debt

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I was at work and got a call ( first a voicemail ) from someone who said they were with XXXX, XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXX. Because I had another account that I was under wage garnishment, this scared me and I thought they were real. They left a message that they were serving papers and needed to verify someone would be home Tuesday between a certain time. I called them back and they repeated this and when I asked the amount, they said ” with the judgement, it is … .. ”. I told them I didn’t realize I had a judgement, I must not have gotten court papers. They said to save my credit they would work with me and reduce it down. THey said the debt was for GE Capital. I have NEVER received anything from this firm in writing about this debt, but because I didn’t want a cop showing up at my home, I had them work a settlement. I gave them my credit card and asked for an email to confirm. WHen I got the email, it had the account number, so when I got home, I checked my credit report from XX/XX/XXXX on my computer and could not find it. I called them back and they did not want to provide the info. I kept repeating that I did not have that account number and then after telling them I was having XXXX dispute the charge, XXXX XXXX said it was a Lowes card from XX/XX/XXXX-XX/XX/XXXX. He never gave this info initially. They were clear they were issuing a judgement if I didn’t pay it. I called XXXX to dispute the charge but they had to wait for it to actually post. I emailed XXXX XXXX back that I would not sign the credit card receipt and he basically said he didn’t care because they have a voice recording and they record because of ” people like me. ” This happened on XX/XX/XXXX. The credit card charge was for {$910.00} and it wasn’t even charged under the correct business name. I was speaking to XXXX, XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXX and the card ran as XXXX XXXX XXXX. THe address for the law firm was XXXX and the company that charged me was in XXXX XXXX XXXX. I now have no idea who has my XXXX card info. Again, nothing was provided in writing, nowhere in the conversation did they say I can dispute the debt and I never received anything by mail from them. They also did not state ” This is an attempt to collect a debt. ” They asked that I return the credit card receipt signed-I refused. To this date, I have not signed the credit card receipt.

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Company: SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL

State/Zip: GA 301XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2931057

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