Merchants and Professional Bureau, Inc. – CFPB Complaint

By on April 17, 2018

Date Received: 2018-03-21T00:00:00

Product: Other debt

Issue: Attempts to collect debt not owed

Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided

Consumer Complaint: I purchased a high school ring for my daughter from XXXX XXXX in XX/XX/XXXX and I was set up on payment plan. I was late, and made final payment in XX/XX/XXXX.

I never received notification or reminder about payment, however I understand it was still my responsibility. In XX/XX/XXXX I received a text on my phone that the ring was going to be delivered to the high school. I sent a text back asking questions because i knew it was not paid in full. XXXX XXXX confirmed this with emails. I finally received a mail to my home stating I had a outstanding balance and i was already send to XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX.

I tried to resolve this through XXXX XXXX who is their executive account for XXXX XXXX, he said he could not help me and referred me to XXXX in collections department. I asked XXXX to help me resolve this problem, and she referred me to XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX. I called them today and spoke to XXXX XXXX. I told him what had transpired with XXXX and told him I had receipts from XXXX and he said XXXX has been their client for many years. Because he had me under my maiden name he still needed proof and was still sending to the credit beau in a few weeks. I explained to him that XXXX did not have my correct email address on file, and could not help me any further. I asked for email address so I could send him a copy of final receipt from XXXX stating the balance was paid in full. He did give me an email address and I send him copy while I was still on phone, he said he try to check since that is not his department. At the end of the day, I felt I received no help, and XXXX could not do anything because XXXX has been their client for many years.

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I am being sent to the credit beau and this account has been paid in full, among other things that have taken place with XXXX, for one they did not have correct email address. Second, anyone I communicated through email at XXXX referred me to different departments. Third, They sent me confirmation they had record of account being paid in full, but yet, they could not help me and I was again referred to Their collections department to speak with XXXX who referred me to XXXX XXXX? I don’t understand why they can not just help me resolve this meanwhile Im being penalized by being sent to credit beau in a couple of weeks?

Company: Merchants and Professional Bureau, Inc.

State/Zip: TX 754XX

Company Response to Complaint: Closed with explanation

Was Company Response Timely: Yes

Did Consumer Dispute Company Response: N/A

Complaint ID: 2849989

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