CFPB Complaint


Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-07-11T00:00:00

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: Began receiving calls on or around XX/XX/XXXX. They left voice mail msgs w/ a case number ( XXXX ). When I called back, they said it was in reference to a delinquent XXXX XXXX credit balance {$230.00}. I explained I’ve never had an XXXX XXXX credit card. After more calls, on XX/XX/XXXX I contacted XXXX XXXX ‘s credit services dept, which is handled by Synchrony Bank and they informed me the account was opened more than 10 years ago. Once again, I told them I never opened an XXXX XXXX account. As a result, they started a fraud investigation. On XX/XX/XXXX I contacted the collection company and told my ” case worker ” ( XXXX XXXX XXXX ) that Synchrony had opened an investigation. She became very agitated and said she didn’t care and told me this was my last chance to take care of this before I was served with court papers at which time I would have to go to court to dispute it, and would then be on the hook for legal fees totaling 10 times the amount of the original debt. When I asked for the date of the debt, she told me it was charged off in XX/XX/XXXX. I reiterated that this debt was not mine and wanted to wait and see what Synchrony ‘s investigation revealed, but regardless, it was more than 4 years old, which is beyond the Statute Of Limitations for collections in California. She again became angry and said she didn’t know why I kept bringing up Synchrony Bank as she doesn’t know or care what that is and that they were going to move forward with legal proceedings against me regardless of any investigation into the matter. I strongly considered just paying it since the amount was relatively low, and filing a reply in court to dispute it would cost about as much anyway. However, every time I asked for documentation to be sent or emailed to me before I made payment, she refused. Additionally, XXXX XXXX XXXX did give me her direct number and extension, which was a XXXX number in XXXX XXXX, CA., however, when I asked for her company ‘s name, she said it was ” In House Processing ”, which – when searched online while I was on the phone with her – doesn’t seem to be a valid company name. When asked if she was with a law firm or if the company had a different name or, for example, the name of the company that appears on her paycheck, she began yelling that she would see me in court and hung up.

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State/Zip: CA 914XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2960248

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