- Report: #104988
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Complaint Review: Allied Interstate Collections
Allied Interstate CollectionsPo Box Chandler, Arizona U.S.A.
Allied Interstate Collections Direct TV Accounts unrelenting phone harrassment, refusal to accept cease and desist letter ripoff Nationwide Chandler Arizona
*Author of original report: UPDATE given an address and phone number in Columbus, Ohio as Allied Interstate's corporate headquarters.
*Consumer Suggestion: Address for Allied Interstate in Chandler, Az
*Consumer Suggestion: calls me about bill trying to get more than i owe
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This has been going on for several months, so I finally asked for an address where I could sent them a cease and desist letter. I was given a PO Box in Chandler, AZ to write to.
I mailed this certified, and it was delivered on Aug 18, 2004. According to USPS tracking, the notice informing them of certified mail has been delivered but not picked up. After 5 days they will return it to sender...(me.)
Today is the 5th day, and they have still refused to pick up this letter, meaning they will be able to keep calling me since "they were never notified."
How can I make them stop calling if they don't accept their mail? I don't dispute the validity of this debt, but I do question the validity of their debt collection practices. If I don't have the money on monday morning, what makes them think I will have it monday night or tuesday morning? This is not a fair debt collection practice, this is simple harrassment.
I originally would speak to them and explain my situation. I have recently become disabled, and have been waiting months for a decision on my SS claim. If i werent living on family owned property, I'd be homeless right now, as I have no income whatsoever other than food stamps and the occasional help I get from area churches. I don't have the money, and am not likely to have it any time soon.
I wouldn't mind if they only contacted me once or twice per month just to see if my situation has changed. But daily? Its harrassment, plain and simple.
And now it seems like its going to continue, since my letter demanding that they stop is on its way back to me as I write this.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/23/2004 12:22 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Allied-Interstate-Collections/Chandler-Arizona-85244/Allied-Interstate-Collections-Direct-TV-Accounts-unrelenting-phone-harrassment-refusal-to-104988. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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