CFPB Complaint

MIDCOUNTRY FINANCIAL CORP – CFPB Complaint ID 2954630

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-07-05T00:00:00

Product: Other debt

Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: XXXX XXXX has attempted to take me to court for a wage garnishment from a debt I fell behind years ago ( Early-Mid XXXX ) due to job loss./possibility of homelessness.
I rightfully would receive an exemption due to having received government assistance within a 6 month time frame and filled out a form stating such.
I also currently work for a XXXX XXXX XXXX and am unfamiliar with the legal system so there was miscommunication regarding the paperwork for the garnishment with said company I work for. My checks were then garnished ( before the court made a final decision ) and XXXX XXXX began continuously receiving money from my checks despite my attempt to contact them to explain this. The head branch manager at the XXXX location refused to return any funds to me and threatened to sue me again even if the judge does find me exempt for that moment. I’ve even mailed proof of why I’m exempt but found out in court ( late XX/XX/XXXX ) they were not going to even present it because the attorney they sent was very unprepared and knew nothing about my case. They still ended up receiving up to {$600.00} and I requested a refund of this which the person ( head branch manager ) responded to with a ” sure ”. I’ve not heard back since but I do see that they have initiated yet another attempt to wage garnish me. They have not even updated the amount that was originally owed to reflect the funds they should have never received from the beginning. I’ve received nothing but rude and condescending treatment from the head branch manager but most importantly can’t believe they would follow through with illegal and immoral practices in attempts to collect a debt that would be considered ” small ” given that they are a bank.

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Company: MIDCOUNTRY FINANCIAL CORP

State/Zip: WI 549XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2954630

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