Date Received: 2019-03-05T00:00:00.000

Product: Credit card debt

Issue: Took or threatened to take negative or legal action

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: On or around XX/XX/XXXX I received a call from XXXX at XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX claiming to be trying to collect a debt from a credit card from XXXX. I was threatened with a law suit, liens on my home and bank account. I got angry and he hung up on me. I felt bad so the next day I called this company back and spoke with a gentleman named XXXX XXXX I explained to him that I did not have the money to settle this debt, in the amount of XXXX, so I was offered a settlement amount of XXXX which I thought was something I could do given some time. XXXX asked me if I could pay XXXX and that would lock in the settlement amount, and that I would have until XX/XX/XXXX to pay the remaining balance of XXXX. I reluctantley gave him my checking account information, stating to him that I was not comfortable doing so, he promised me that no other monies would be taken out of my account without my ok. I was told that he would keep in touch to see where I was financially. I spoke with XXXX again on XX/XX/XXXX at which time I was thinking that I would have the money in the bank, but was not 100 % sure … so he said he would call me the day before it was due, which would’ve been XX/XX/XXXX. On XX/XX/XXXX XXXX had contacted me, at which time I told him that I did not have the money in my account, he informed that by not settling this case I would be sued, I would have a lien on my home, on my bank account … and I told him that unfortunately I would have to take that chance I had not realized that they money had already been deducted from my account … he acted as though he had no idea. On XX/XX/XXXX a deposit had been made into my account, which I was using for my mortgage payment. Low and behold that on XX/XX/XXXX I went to the ATM to make a small withdrawal, it was rejected stating there were insufficient funds, I then looked at my account on my phone and saw that on XX/XX/XXXX a payment of XXXX was withdrawn and sent to XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX. I was livid, this left my account with XXXX in it, which in turn my house payment bounced. I called XXXX at XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX and he told me that is what my agreement was, that I was told that the payment was due on the XXXX, and that I postdated the checking information for that day. I told him that I did no such thing, I told XXXX on the XXXX that I would not have the money for XX/XX/XXXX. Therefore they took the money out of my account without permission, they stole my money … .I have tried to email them, but it comes back stating access denied … ..I am at wits end. I have contacted the XXXX XXXX ‘s office in XXXX County. I have also filed a complaint with the XXXX … ..I will pursue charges if forced too.


State/Zip: ME

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 3170259