GREAT LAKES – CFPB Complaint ID 3109773

Date Received: 2018-12-26T00:00:00.000

Product: Federal student loan servicing

Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I have a student loan with Great Lakes. Without asking me, they signed me up to have all bills and payment information sent to an email that I do not regularly check. When we called to find out why we were getting past due notices but had never gotten a bill Great Lakes told us that they automatically send all bills via email, without asking first if that is what we want.

Great Lakes should not be permitted to choose the delivery method of bills and payment information. The customer should be allowed the option to choose their delivery preference. Because of this we were unaware that a payment was due, and were charged extra interest.

It is unfair to communicate only by email, without first asking if that is okay.


State/Zip: MD 212XX

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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: 3109773

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