Markham, Ontario, Canada
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First of all, I would like to say that dealing with this company is an absolute nightmare, and anyone that would work for such an organization would need to be a soulless psychopath... After receiving a dubious collections order (a month later than stamped), I made my way to the least user-friendly website I have ever been to, encouraging collectees to delay their payments and incur further interest. If possible, do not settle your debts through this company.
I got a call on an old loan I took out to consolidate debt. I asked if I could make small payments and he started asking all kinds of personal information about my husband and yelled at me when I wouldn't give it to him. I explained I didn't have $4000 to pay this off. But I could make small payments. Apparently it's unacceptable to make payments on a loan.
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I got a call today as I was driving from these people. When I answered they hung up so I called back. I got this arrogant "human" saying I supposedly took out a payday loan 5 years ago. I told them, "No I did not," and this guy proceeded to start getting really mad at me and threaten with court papers and all. He asked for my updated mailing address and I said I did not have to give it to them and he hung up on me! I called back and he answered the phone and yelled into the phone "Why are you calling me back?". I asked to speak to a supervisor and asked for this guy's name and the name of the company and he said I did not need to know any of that. Again he hung up on me.
So again I called back and the "Supervisor" answered. I asked for his name and the name of the company. I got the name of company but not his. He sent me an email showing I signed this paper (online) and said I had about 5 minutes to read it with him. I told him I couldn't because I was driving and he told me to pull over and do it! I had no time for this. Then he started threatening me with court action and putting it on my credit report and had the guts to ask me if I text and drive at the same time! He keep insisting that I open the email whether I pulled over or not. I hung up and will be reporting this to BBB.
Global Credit and Collection stated they were from Synchrony Bank who works for JCPenney Credit Card and charged my bank account a dollar amount but never applied this to my balance. JCPenney cannot find a reason why Global Credit contacted me and charged my bank account as I had already set up an agreement with JCPenney to pay off my balance.
I received a letter from this company saying my son owes Citizens Bank $2,323.70. But yet my son has been locked up for 2 years since he was 17 years old. Why would I just be receiving a collection letter 2 years later? And when I checked his bank account at Citizens Bank 2 years ago it was at $0. Not -$2323.70... Why and how would he out of nowhere owe all this money a whole 2 years later?
I called and spoke with Robert who told me he could not give me any information and hung up on me. But yet they sent this letter to my house and my son was a minor before he was locked up, so why wouldn't they give me the information needed so I can pay his debt... Plus... I really need to know if someone is stealing my son's identification as well!
Well I called Citizens Bank and they told me my son doesn't owe any money. And that his account was at $0 before it was closed out. Well that's funny 'cause GLOBAL JUST TRIED TO COLLECT $2323.70... Which is a lot of money to try to steal from a 19 year old! BE VERY CAREFUL... You definitely don't want to give any money to this company. Contact the creditor directly to make sure the debt is accurate... And pay the money directly to the ones you owe to make sure the money is going to the right place.
I was recently contacted by a company in Georgia who said my mother owed money on an old credit card and since she is very elderly, they would do the moral thing and not charge her very much to pay off this old bill. There were several flags that were thrown up but when they called me and I was sitting at the desk of the VP of my bank, I let the woman talk to the VP and finished with my talking to her tomorrow. She never called me back since the 3 of us spoke. So I called our local Consumer Credit Counseling Services after checking my mother's credit report. The credit report did not show that my mother had any debt sold to any company so I was confused as to how the company would 'buy out a bad debt' that did not exist per the credit report. The woman at CCCS informed me that this is a common tactic, they have ways of getting information from credit reports, that there is a big, slimy problem in Georgia with companies like this.
So step forward one month. I saw that I had 2 withdrawals from our account that goes to a company with similar names. One of the companies called today and I told them it looked as if I have been making 2 payments a month for several years. After giving it a closer look, I discovered that one of the withdrawals is to a company called Global Credit & Collection Corp.
I called my bank and asked what info they had on that ACH and they gave me the phone number to their bank in Joliet, IL. I called them to see if they could give me any information they have on that company and they were only able to give me their phone number but their address was in Ontario, CN. I called the number I was given and finally reached an operator. She stuttered/stumbled as she answered the phone, asked what credit card or company I was calling about and when I told I only have an account number she took it, plugged it into her computer and said, "Oh, I don't have access to that account," and sent me on. Another woman answered the phone, I only gave her my name and she asked me to hold. I held. For more than 5 minutes and realized what they were doing so I hung up and called my bank and have stopped all further attempts to withdraw money from my account.
I googled them and found this information. We didn't have much money taken out of our account but I hate that I have given them any money at all. After the event that took place last month, I am trying to be less trusting (just because they have information about an account we might have had previously doesn't mean we still owe money) and not take other places at their word. I am attempting do more investigating and checking and printing out my credit report helped tremendously. Be careful of this company and others as well. There are wolves in sheep's clothing!
This company only consist of two UNTRUSTWORTHY men. As of two weeks ago, I found out that I am still past due with Dodson Properties Management. However, I have records, paid in full letter and cashier check showing EVERYTHING was done. I had rented from Dodson Properties and after leaving in 2014 I had a balance of over $2,000, it was turned over to Chris ** and Bill of Global Credit System. I was harassed and threatened on many occasions. He asked for $250 every 2 weeks and nothing lower and then that was an argument if he didn't get the amount.
To make a long story short, my last payment to Global Credit System was March 2015. When I call Dodson Properties Management to get a letterhead that I was paid in full with them they informed me that they have not received any payment of any kind and it's past due. I spoke with the Executive Director and she confirmed no payments made.
We spoke for a few to understand what was going on and how I made my payments, the harassing phone calls, and much more. She has a copy of the paid in full letter with the cashier check made out to Global Credit System, she advised me she will get to the bottom of this by the end of the week, cause apparently this has happen before. To everyone and anyone that gets a call from this company DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY WHATSOEVER, give it to whomever you owe it to. I've never been so angry or frustrated cause I feel like I just lost money and want to take this to court so no one else feels my pain.
I opened a HSBC account in 2008 and over the past few years the account went into collections due to losing my job. I had a payment plan set up with LVNV Funding and was making the payments to them via an automatic deduction from my checking account. 6 months ago LVNV sold the account to Global Credit. I tried unsuccessfully to find out where to send my payment with no luck. 4 days ago Robert ** from Global Credit called me and told me that I owed them X dollars and wanted to know how I was going to pay it. I told him that I had to speak with my wife and would call back.
He called everyday for the next 4 days, instead of waiting for me to call. I spoke with my wife and we worked out that we could send 100.00 a month. When I called today to set up a payment plan he wanted access to my bank account on a monthly basis. I told him no and that I would send a check each month. He said he wanted 250.00 a month, 100.00 a month and he wouldn't even contact LVNV to tell them he was getting money. I will send the 100.00 and I told him I didn't want any more phone calls harassing me. He just kept badgering me saying he wanted 250.00. After reading all of these other people's issues I think that something should be done about this company. The way he talks to people and demands money is ridiculous.
I received a bill in the mail saying that I owed money for one of my accounts. I spoke to a guy named Robert who is in charge of my account. I tried explaining to him I was having difficulty paying the bills and that I could make a payment in March as soon as I got paid. This was not satisfactory to him. He said "No" and he hung up on me. He was rude, mean and unprofessional.
I'm not sure if he was trying to intimidate me because I am a female or if he was just obnoxious and thought his crap didn't stink. I deal with the public on a daily basis and I would never speak to someone in this manner. They are supposed to be in the business to help people but not this man. He did not want to listen to what I had to say and he wouldn't let me talk. I was so upset afterwards. I would like to speak to a supervisor because I never want to deal with this man again. I have no problem making an arrangement with a civilized human being. I just can't believe how I was treated.
This company keeps calling me at work, on my (and all of my family's) cell phones, and my home number. I am on the Do Not Call list. My numbers are unlisted and they do NOT have permission to call me at work. I've tried contacting them multiple times to cease and desist and they refuse to provide contact details. I've filed a complaint with the Illinois BBB and Attorney General because the number they called from, 8778659825, is listed as coming from Chicago. All of my loans (Student Loans, Car) are completely up to date and still with the original issuers (haven't been sold off for non-payment). I have NEVER taken out any Payday loans. This company claims that I took out these loans in 2012 yet they waited three years to start collecting on loans I never paid on at all? These people are lowlifes and have no right to be calling me whatsoever.
Affinity Global Company Information
- Company Name:
- Affinity Global
- Formerly Named:
- Global Credit & Collection Corp
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