Alliance Data Card Services – CFPB Complaint ID 3071246

Date Received: 2018-11-10T00:00:00.000

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Communication tactics

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: On XX/XX/2018 at XXXX XXXX, a representative called me from a blocked number without giving their name, nor verifying my identity before they began to discuss and disclose my personal information. The person only stated that they were calling in regard to my XXXX ‘s XXXX Account. During this call, the representative became abusive with her tone and language. The representative stated that I need to pay my bill regardless of my situation because my hardship program was over, and that it wont be my situation forever. She went on to say that if I do not pay something that I am stealing because I already have the merchandise. I repeatedly told the representative that my hardship has not ended, and I am seeking additional help, otherwise I can not make the regular payments. The representative continued to degrade me asking ” well what is it you have been doing this past year? ” She continued in a back and forth engagement with me for seven minutes before I became completely upset with the harassment and hung up.

I then called XXXX XXXX ‘s XXXX at ( XXXX ) XXXX-XXXX on XX/XX/2018 at XXXX XXXX to file a complaint. I asked for the name of the representative and I requested to speak to a manager. I was told that they could not locate the name of the person who had called me, but that they would leave a message for the manager of the representative to call me back. It is now XX/XX/2018 and have not heard back from a manger. After two weeks have gone by since the incident I realized that I was not going to receive a call back. Since then, I have not answered any calls from unrecognized, unknown or blocked numbers in fear of being targeted, called a thief, and harassed again.

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Company: Alliance Data Card Services

State/Zip: NY 104XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with non-monetary relief

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3071246

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