Date Received: 2018-12-23T00:00:00.000
Product: Credit card debt
Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action
Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided
Consumer Complaint: XXXX XXXX XXXX. Sued me for a past debt they purchased from XXXX XXXX. Before the suit I received a letter to dispute the debt. I did wright a letter but never heard back from them. I defaulted on the suit and called MIDLAND and agreed to a lump sum pay off and requested a letter I paid it off. I received a letter saying they agreed to accept the lump sum on or before the date the letter was written, I paid the amount they asked and never received anything after this. Seven months latter they sued me again for the same account I paid them off for this time a larger sum of money. I called them and they said if I paid it already to disregard the summons to court.
Company: ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP INC.
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Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation
Was Company Response Timely: Yes
Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A
Complaint ID: 3108188
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