Date Received: 2018-08-07T00:00:00
Product: Debt settlement
Issue: Confusing or misleading advertising or marketing
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: My daughter called me to inform me that we received an official looking letter in the mail addressed to me that looked to be from a bank or financial institution and that it looked important. I asked her to open it and let me know what it was, and as she read it off to me, it appeared to be a threatening sounding letter from a debt collector trying to resolve an outstanding debt. After she read it to me, i asked her who its was from and she couldn’t figure it out. I told her not to worry because we didn’t owe anyone, and that it must be a mistake. When i got home I looked at it and determined that it was a misleading scam advertisement from Nationwide Debt Reduction Services that was sent to me because I simply have revolving debt, not because i have any debt that needs to be settled. I have outstanding credit, but this letter is written is such a way as to suggest that failure to call them within 10 days will suffer major financial hardship. I was able to figure it out, but it tricked and scared my daughter, and certainly would scare others into calling them. It is an outrageous and deceptive attempt to use fear to incite people into calling them. If this isn’t illegal, it should be. Its simply wrong and should be stopped.
Company: Nationwide Debt Reduction Services, LLC
State/Zip: MD 214XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 2984365
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