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Complaint Review: Citifinancial Auto

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  • Submitted: Mon, March 29, 2010
  • Updated: Thu, August 12, 2010

  • Reported By: Barbara — Meadow Vista California United States of America
Citifinancial Auto
252 North Denton Tap Road, Coppell, Texas 75019- Columbus, Ohio United States of America

Citifinancial Auto CitiFinancial Auto Do 1 Mth extension on loan for skip-payment and they tag you as 30 days behind in payments AND still take the payment out... then promise refund AFTER causing $1,100 in bank fees Columbus, Ohio

*Author of original report: Well...I'm back, fighting with CitiFinancial Auto...

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This all began with simple call 2/25/2010 to request skip payment and extend the loan 1 month...financial hardship due to medical payments...have been paying 5 years without missing one payment or being even 5 seconds late...paid directly out of account so it was always on time...


When I called, and along with the skipped payment, I asked if payment could be moved from 27th of month to 5th of month...being a state worker, I am paid the 1st of the month...they said there was no problem because my payments were up to date and on time...they wanted a payment and I said that I was calling to skip the payment, not make one...and add the month on to the loan...they became very aggressive and rude...I became angry and finally asked to talk to someone who spoke English and lived in this country and was a supervisor...I finally ended up in the
Texas office (I think)...things were straightened out and I was told the next payment was due on 4/5/2010 and a month was added to the loan...


What they did not tell me then was that I was to put a stop on the 2/27/2010 payment and they processed the $543 payment through my account...the bank called and told me this on Friday, 3/19/2010, and that my account had accrued over $350 in bank fees because of the processed payment (along with my other automatic payments)...I called and was transferred several times, each time having to give my security information over and over to someone in a third world country...again, I became irritated and requested someone who could speak English and was a supervisor...


I was transferred to a Cathy Baxter who said the payment would be refunded with the bank fees but I had to have the bank fax the routing information and the funds would be in my account in 3 working days (by Wednesday, 3/24/2010)..I had the bank fax the information to "Robin" at 866-459-5373...his contact phone number was 972-653-9237..the bank tried several times to reach him and he never returned the calls...


The funds were not refunded and on Friday, 3/26/2010, I called again...had multiple rude foreign employees...kept tranferring me all over India and the Phillipines...all refusing to talk to me with giving security information each time (approximatly 13 times)...one even refused to let me talk to a supervisor or a manager even though I was told by Cathy Baxter to always ask for one...this employee told me I was wasting the supervisors time because he would just tell me what HE was telling me (I requested a supervisor 21 times)...when I finally asked for HIS manager he transferred me back to India from Texas and I had to start all over again...one of them wouldn't even talk to me until I identified the make and model of the car the loan was for!!!... this went on for 3 hours...I was so upset when it was over I was literally sick...by now my account was $1,100 overdrawn all because of the processed payment on 2/27/2010...


Finally, the guy in the Phillipines saved what thread there was to save (I thought) and set up an appointment time the next morning, Saturday, 3/27/2010 at 10:00 am for a manager to call me...(he also provided me with the employee ID numbers of the employees that were so awful: NP99591, DO36527, and P790)...and a phone number of 866-687-7967 that would bypass the foreign countries and put me directly into the Texas office...


Saturday morning rolls around at 10:00 and no phone call...so at 10:45 I called...I was told that if I spoke with a supervisor NOW it would delay my refund...I persisted in speaking with a supervisor and was finally put through to someone named Edwin...he told me I would have the funds in my account by Monday morning, 3/29/2010 and he did not know why it had not been processed...


Monday rolls around and no refunded money...I called again...and after multiple transfers all over the frigging world, I was put through to a "team leader" whose name was Bill Right...right away he wanted to know why I was deferring a payment...I told him at this point in time that had already been established and I was tired of repeating myself...he asked me "Do you want your money back or not?"...I said 'read the frigging notes from the last 10 days...he said the refund was never processed and at first, tried to tell me the information faxed by my bank had never been received...I asked him where the hell that fax was with all my account information on it...and then, all of a sudden, the 'fax had been received' and again 'never processed'...


And then I was informed that when he processed it that I would be over 30 days in arrears...I explained that there had been a month extension put on the account on 2/25/2010 and a new payment date established from the 27th of the month to the 5th of the month beginning with April 5th...he said that wasn't so and there were no notes in the system...


Pretty much said it wasn't true...I argued with him and said there was another $35 charge for stopping the 3/27 payment from going through...another $37 charge for the bank paying my phone bill...and another $168 charge (at $8 a day) for the account remaining overdrawn...he said I had to send another fax of my bank statement that was up to date so that a check could be cut in 48 hours for the refund...I told him that it WAS up to date when this all began and he said 'do you want the fees returned or not?'...and again reminded me that my account would be over 30 days in arrears after the refund...


I don't need to go into the discussion we had for the next 10 minutes but we went round and round...I told him bottom line: his employees had dropped the ball and caused this whole thing back when a simple phone call was made on 2/25/2010...


Again, I had the bank fax the information to Bill's attention at 'his' fax number 866-748-4578...Bill's call back number was (OH SURPRISE!!!) 800-532-7230 (India) X:43543...when I said something about it, he said 'that's the number, you can use it or not...I'm not a supervisor'... he said 'just tell the bank the team leader is expecting their call'...


Well, I got home tonight and there was a message on my HOME phone from 'Robert' that they NEEDED PERMISSION TO TALK TO THE BANK!!!...I called and left him a message and his answering machine says something to the effect: if you're having a delay in your refund, it's because there is missing information'...he received the information on 3/19 (today is 3/29) AND STILL DIDN'T PROCESS THE REFUND...I am livid over this whole thing and it appears that because of the '30 days in arrears' statement, after reading the other reports, I may be in line for a repossession...


ARE THERE ANY ATTORNEYS OUT THERE WILLING TO DO A CLASS ACTION AGAINST THESE PEOPLE TO HELP ALL OF US? WHY ARE THEY ALLOWED TO CONTINUE AFTER SO MANY COMPLAINTS???...I thought the President had some sort of commission assigned to stopping business practices like this with banks, loan companies, and credit cards...am I wrong?...open for comments...


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/29/2010 10:35 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Citifinancial-Auto/Columbus-Ohio-43218-3036/Citifinancial-Auto-CitiFinancial-Auto-Do-1-Mth-extension-on-loan-for-skip-payment-and-they-587175. 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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#1 Author of original report

Well...I'm back, fighting with CitiFinancial Auto...

AUTHOR: Barbara(Meadow Vista, CA) - (United States of America)

It appears that all of the prior never happened...they didn't extend the loan, there are NO notes in their system...and...I never talked to the customer service...the payments came out on the 5th of the month...until this month...they took it upon themselved to cancel the automatic payment...because my payment was due on the 27th of every month and they didn't want the interest to accrue on payments 8 days late...mind you, THEY set the payment date up on the 5th and took the payment...but decided to cancel it...they have called me 27 times in 3 days...and even at work...I told them then that the payment was made on 12:01 am on the 5th just like the prior months...at this point I did not know they had canceled the auto pay...today, 8/12/82010 I am back to space one...with a perfect payment record ruined...the girl on the phone laughed at me when I asked how they could do these things to their customers...I then ask if they did not get enough money from the president when they had their hands out...so stay tuned...I will report the results of the battle tomorrow...I hope I can get through to Texas and not do an armchair tour of the far east...I sure wish an attorney could get burned so we could all do a class action against these people...I will keep you posted as things progress
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