In January of 2010, My Husband and Mother and I went into a debt management plan with Good Shepherd/Trinity Financial.
We were advised that they would settle $56,700 of debt in approximately 3 years. We paid $824.00 a month for 2 and a half years totaling $24,720.00. Only 4 of the 12 accounts were settled.
The last date that a debt was settled was on 01/27/2012. On 5/9/12 they sent us an email stating that we now had some significant funds and they would be attempting to settle another account or two this month. We did not hear from them for the next 2 months so.
On 07/19/2012 I sent them an email requesting to know what offers were being sent to our Creditors.
On 7/26/2012 we got a response from our point of Contact that he had been on vacation and would be working on this either tomorrow or early the next week, I did not hear anything from them for over a month so on 09/11/2012 I called Good Shepherd and left a voicemail and then sent an email stating that My Mother was being sued by a second creditor to please contact me.
I did not get a response until 10/05/2012 stating that my email must have fell through the cracks and wanted me to update them on current creditor correspondence.
We have sent them many emails with attachments for offers from our creditors. I have kept all emails during This process. On 10/23/2012 I sent an email requesting a copy of the SSP (Structured Settlement Proposal that had be sent to each of our creditors. I did not get a response until 12/05/2012 stating that they would send us a copy of the SSP’s.
We were advised that we would be receiving monthly emails to keep us updated on the status of our account. We never received any updates unless we asked for them. As of now my Mother was sued and has a judgement against her on 2 of the accounts and is being sued by the 3rd company on 02/13/13.
I finally stopped payment of the automatic drafts from my checking account on 09/14/12 when I could not get anyone to answer any of my emails or calls. On 11/13/2012 I sent certified letters to both Good Shepherd and Trinity Financial. The one to Good Sheperd was returned undeliverable…showing they closed the box on 11-16.
Consumer Action Taken:
I tried calling and emailing.. they don’t respond for weeks..sometimes months. I sent a certified letter but it came back undeliverable. They had closed the box a few days earlier.
Date This Problem Happened: February 15, 2010
State You Live in: Texas
Age Range: 36-50
Total Amount of Fee Paid: $24,720
Company Name: Good Shepherd / Trinity Financial
309 E Lincoln Hwy
Exton, PA 19341
Company Telephone Number: 877-435-7811
Website of Company:
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