CFPB Complaint

AES/PHEAA – CFPB Complaint

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-10-19T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I submitted a payment to XXXX XXXX XXXX in the amount of {$130.00} on XX/XX/2018. However, I was charged twice for this payment. I noticed the error on the same day as the second transaction was posted to my account and immediately notified the company. I was told that they will issue a refund, but that it would take 60 – 90 days to get back to me. That is 2 – 3 months. The irony of the situation is almost too much to bare ; during my time as a customer with XXXX XXXX XXXX I, too, was unable to pay them for a period of 90 days. I was reported to the credit bureaus, without notification, and as a result my credit situation has been damaged for the better part of a decade.

Thus, I must contend that XXXX XXXX XXXX, lacks an adequate process to manage a timely resolution for their customers in the event of an accidental, or erroneous charge.I also assert that they lack adequate customer service capacity, as every call I have ever had with them has been frustrating, fruitless, and entirely unhelpful.

Because XXXX XXXX XXXX is either unable, or unwilling, to return my funds to me in a timely manner, I have also disputed the charge with my banking institution, and have asked them to assist me in recovering the funds that were erroneously withdrawn from my account, and were not being returned.

Company: AES/PHEAA

State/Zip: FL 327XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3050857

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