Date Received: 2018-11-14T00:00:00.000
Product: Federal student loan servicing
Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: I went through Ameritech Financial to pay off my student loans and to receive a debt forgiveness. They have been taking a XXXX $ payment each month from my checking account for the past 4 years. I was only suppose to pay for 2 years. Now I have a loan company called XXXX XXXX who reported me to collections because I haven’t paid my loan. I have no idea where my money went for the past 4 years and what’s going on.
Company: Ameritech Financial
Company Response to Complaint: Untimely response
Was Company Response Timely: No
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3074497
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