CITIBANK, N.A. – CFPB Complaint ID 3134422

Date Received: 2019-01-27T00:00:00.000

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Communication tactics

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: Sears wrote to me and said my credit card could be closed due to non-use. I used the card for small purchase of {$1.00} for website domain, {$9.00} for an event and {$14.00} for XXXX XXXX vitamins. These charges were authentic and have been paid for. However, recurring monthly charges of {$14.00} were showing up for web hosting that I did not order through XXXX. I disputed the charges online and Sears says they credited the account once for {$14.00}, agreeing to my dispute. I was transferred to place a block on the recurring charge. I spoke to XXXX. I asked for a new card with new # ‘s and exp. date, but was turned down on XXXX. I was to be emailed a new status of my account with the credits applied and recurring charges to be blocked. My account would then actually have a credit. However, I am now receiving around 25 phone calls since XXXX that I need to call them back. I have actually received more calls than this, but this is just since I wrote the ” cease and desist ” order. This was after I faxed a notice on XXXX to them to stop harassing me and not to call the house. I received confirmation that fax went through. I then followed up with a letter to Citibank to block the account and shut it down. Instead of replying to that letter directly, Citibank sends me a letter on XXXX asking if I’m having financial difficulty and threatens to ruin my credit with an amount due of {$36.00}. On XXXX it is now over {$75.00} sent by email. On XXXX I get a notice from credit karma that my credit rating has changed – it has dropped 180 points because Sears has reported the disputed charges as late payments. Now I am having a problem logging into the Sears card account to check the account status. I can see why the Sears company is in danger of going out of business forever!

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Company: CITIBANK, N.A.

State/Zip: AZ 853XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3134422

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