Date Received: 2018-11-12T00:00:00
Product: Other debt
Issue: Communication tactics
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: The debt collector was not forthcoming in establishing the reason for the call and claimed to be recording the call for training purposes but the nature of the questions and desired answers were very suspicious. They seemed to want to corner me into saying certain phrases and words or as opposed to an organic question and answer conversation. The methods were similar to unorthodox methods used by fraudulent debt collection companies in the past that recorded strategic parts of a call to construct false narratives and claims in order to pursue unnecessary and exaggerated ( and often illegal ) actions. I told the debt collector that I had just returned to the United States and had reached out to the original company ( XXXX ) earlier in the year to handle the debt. They were not satisfied with that answer, became insistent that I was stalling and I hung up.
State/Zip: MD 212XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3071734
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