CFPB Complaint

SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL – CFPB Complaint

Consumer Complaint Submission

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

Product: Medical debt

Issue: False statements or representation

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: My creditor is charging me a ” late fee ” when I made payment arrangements with one of their online agents. From the chat I asked the agent to process the payment : ” XXXXXXXX XXXX : XXXX XXXX : You just need to make the payment chat or call us for the allocation process and we will be glad to do that for you. XXXX XXXX : CustomerXXXX : I need that ” allocation process ” now. XXXX XXXX : XXXX XXXX : Sure, let me help you with that. ” She did not make that payment for me, so now, they are you charging me late fees in the amount of {$27.00}.

Additionally, the Synchrony account website pages are extremely confusing to navigate with minimal information to help consumers understand their account staus ‘. They tether you to ” agents ” that don’t seem to do what they say they will, or otherwise make confusing statements in the chats.

Company: SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL

State/Zip: TX 759XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2954324

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