Date Received: 2018-10-09T00:00:00
Product: Federal student loan servicing
Issue: Incorrect information on your report
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I called into Nelnet on XX/XX/2017 @ XXXX notified the representative that my car was stolen and I was not in a position to make a payment. The representative informed me that I qualified for a forbearance which would prevent my account from being reported negative to the credit bureaus and allow me time to deal with the hardship that came from my car being stolen. He stated that he placed the account on a forbearance and that I did not need to make payment. In XX/XX/2017 I applied for borrowers defense and called to confirm that the application was received and they confirmed that the account was on forbearance. Recently I checked my credit report and noticed there are five missed payment reported from XX/XX/2017, XX/XX/2017, XX/XX/2017 and XX/XX/2017 for all five accounts. That is twenty-five missed payments from a time that the account should have been placed on forbearance. I immediately called Nelnet who stated ” they did not have record of the call or the account being on forbearance ”. The manager requested that I send in my credit report and my phone records of the call. I did. Once they received the information that they requested to remove the errors caused by their representative, they stated although the call was made, they were not going to remove the inaccurate information. The accounts were never placed into forbearance by a Nelnet representative and their error is showing on my report. Had the representative completed his responsibilities correctly there would have been no missed payment to report being that the account would be on forbearance. Nelnet is entrusted with the responsibility to report accurate information to the credit bureaus and their employees are entrusted to accurately complete the tasks that their duties require because a Nelnet representative failed to accurately complete their responsibility inaccurate information was placed on my report. This error is not mine and the missed payments that were reported for the XX/XX/2017 months of XXXX, XXXX, XXXX, XXXX and XXXX are not accurate due to the error of the Nelnet representative. This false information by law needs to be removed from report.
Company: NELNET, INC.
State/Zip: CA 923XX
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Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3041347
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