Date Received: 2018-11-06
Product: Other debt
Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: A few years ago I had service with XXXX. I went ahead and fulfilled my obligation with them until I decided I wanted to cancel services. Once I did, I went in person to cancel services and pay for any final charges. They gave me an amount and said I was done. I asked in person if I needed to return my equipment to them and I was told no. I was told that I had purchased the equipment and it was mine to keep.
Here we are almost in XX/XX/2019 and I see a brand new collection for XXXX or rather XXXX now. I call XXXX and they don’t seem to know why I owe them any money. I then call the collector named Waypoint and am told that it is for equipment charges. I fight with Waypoint because if XXXX couldn’t tell me what the bill was for how would I know if I really owe for equipment charges? In the end I was told that is what it was for. I was upset but decided against making a big scene so I explained how I was told I had purchased my equipment and paid any amount due at the end in person. I said that I would go ahead and pay for the equipment even though I was specifically told that there was no money owed and the equipment was mine. Waypoint refused. They said they wouldn’t remove anything from my credit report. I was more upset.
After Waypoint refused to remove this account from my credit report even if I paid i began getting more upset. How is it that someone can go in person to a company they have no contract with and pay them their final bill in person. Then ask the company for any other moneys owed and told there isn’t any. Ask the company about returning their equipment and told the equipment is now owned by the person. Never receive a bill. Never receive a phone call. Never told there is a collection. And then told that even though none of this is their fault, but regardless of whether the collection is paid or not, it would still hurt their credit report. How is that fair or even reasonable? How is it logical?
I really don’t believe this is right. I understand Waypoint isn’t the one sending me to collections when I was told I didn’t owe any money and equipment is mine, but I don’t believe Waypoint should collect this money or credit report it when they have been informed of the circumstances. To collect this debt knowing full well that I have been lied to or cheated now involves them in the matter.
Company: Waypoint Resource Group, LLC
State/Zip: CA 933XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3067611
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