CFPB Complaint


Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-10

Product: I do not know

Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: On XX/XX/XXXX, my parents were contacted by XXXX XXXX XXXX stating that they needed to get in touch with me to avoid charges being filed against me for a debt. When my mother asked how they got her number, they hung up on her. This was an obvious skip trace they had done on my parents who have never signed any loan for me nor should they have discussed this with her.

I was also contacted by XXXX XXXX XXXX the same day so I called them back after receiving a call from my mother. I was told it was about a debt they claim I owe to XXXX XXXX from XXXX. I told them repeatedly that I never signed anything with a company by the name. They threatened to charge me with criminal charges of attempt to defraud a financial institution and said I would be picked up that next Monday morning. I was told I owed {$560.00}. I will admit they had me scared, and I know I shouldn’t have paid without looking up the statutes. I now know that a debt buyer can not collect on loans more than 3 years old in my state of NC. At the time, I offered to settle for {$200.00} and they refused. So I paid them {$150.00} that day. They had all of my information, including my current address and social.

Today ( XX/XX/XXXX ) my bank called from the fraud department as they ( XXXX XXXX XXXX ) tried to process a payment for {$410.00} which is the remainder of the debt they claim I owe. This transaction was in NO WAY authorized. As I know they are outside of the bounds of what they are allowed to collect from me, I want them to cease contacting me or anyone in my family about this debt. I also believe I should be refunded the {$150.00} they originally collected as they were not within the law to do so.

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The phone number they called me from is XXXX and the number on the fraudulent debit card purchase is XXXX.


State/Zip: NC 285XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3071254

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