Date Received: 2018-11-06T00:00:00.000
Product: Credit card debt
Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: The ongoing problem that I have with Capital One is in regards to a fraud situation. While charges were authorized, the ability to use the card was predicated entirely on Capital One approving and applying deposits to the account. Without this approval, the card could not be used. Even though the account was restricted on more than one occasion, the deposits were approved. At more than one time, I was told that the only way the money would be credited was if Capital One spoke directly to the bank or the person who owned the account. Given the fact that the credits were applied and then consequently removed proves that they did not follow their own procedure. If they could not get this confirmation, then the credits should not have been applied.
Capital One fails to explain or account for their failure to properly verify the deposits in a timely manner. Deposits that were approved in XXXX were returned as late as the middle of XXXX, well beyond any reasonable 3-5 day turnaround time. By the time that I was notified of any issue with the deposits, the account was already used based on the positive confirmation that credit was available. It was not until XXXX before I received any written documentation, and that was after I continually pressed Capital One for information. The fact that they take no responsibility for the credits being applied because they use a clearinghouse does not remove any accountability. The extreme delay in the approval of these funds and the removal of the funds makes the approval of the subsequent charges their fault. Their stance that it is not their problem is wrong.
Company: CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
State/Zip: PA 151XX
Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3067153
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