CFPB Complaint


Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-16T00:00:00.000

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: This is regarding old credit card debt with Capital One. It was initially sent to a law firm that I set up monthly payments with and had been faithfully making them for quite a while, and then they suddenly stopped. A month or two later, I receive an introduction letter from XXXX XXXX XXXX our of XXXX, Illinois saying they were taking over the debt. I dont recall anything in the letter stating I needed to contact them or something bad would happen. I assumed they would contact me with what they wanted me to do because thats their job as debt collectors. This was months ago, possibly as far back as XX/XX/2018. I didnt hear anything else from them until my bank account was frozen yesterday, XX/XX/2018. When I called the law firm, someone there stated they only did it because they tried to garnish my wages but I didnt work there. She named a company Ive never even heard of, let alone worked at. At the time XXXX XXXX XXXX reportedly tried to garnish my wages in XXXX, I had had the same job for over two years. I file taxes. I get direct deposit. How could they not find my actual job? I received no communication that the wage garnishment was unsuccessful and they needed job information from me. I have not moved. I have not changed my phone number. The only thing the woman kept telling me was that it was my fault that I didnt respond to the letter from XXXX. I feel like this frozen bank account could have been avoided and now I dont know how Im going to pay my bills the rest of the month. I dont really have family to ask for help so this is really terrifying. Furthermore, wage garnishment would not have been necessary because I would have wanted to set up a similar payment plan as to what I had before and assumed I would have again. But they did not contact me and took the most drastic action without even informing me ahead of time.

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State/Zip: IL 627XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3076152

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