Date Received: 2018-10-16T00:00:00
Product: Other debt
Issue: False statements or representation
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I had a cancellation fee that XXXX had wanted to charge me after I cancelled my cable in 2018. I spoke with the company on XX/XX/2018 and requested that the operator request to the manager that they waive my cancellation fee on the basis of being a long time customer. The operator mentioned they would do so and contact me back. XXXX never did follow up with me, and sold the debt to Diversified Consultants. I have paid it off, however now have a collections account on my credit report that is hurting my ability to access credit in the future, because of XXXX misrepresentation of what actionable steps they would take.
Company: Diversified Consultants, Inc.
State/Zip: CA 945XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with non-monetary relief
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3047212
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