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Complaint Review: SPRINT

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  • Submitted: Wed, January 23, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, January 23, 2013

  • Reported By: judith — Richmond Virginia USA
SPRINT
sprint.com Richmond, Virginia United States of America

SPRINT SPRINT refers bogus bill to collections 4 years after account closed Richmond, Virginia

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In June of 2009, I settled my account with Sprint and closed it since I was leaving to work overseas the next month. I had received a final statement showing a -0- balance. Now, 4 years later while still overseas, my sister sends me a scanned copy of a bill from a collection agency on behalf of Sprint demanding settlement of my balance for $202.47 but will gladly accept $101.24 until March 2013. This is outrageous. Do I still have a copy of that final bill of 2009? I doubt it. I wonder how I should handle this. I've been told if I call Sprint, they will advise me to deal with the collection agency which certainly will not be sympathetic or informative since their sole objective is to make money. Should I contact the Labor & Consumer Affairs Complaints Division in Washington, D.C.? Someone suggested I pay this small amount but what is to prevent them from doing this again? As a matter of principle and knowing I settled all my final bills before departure, I am not handing over $100 of my hard earned money. Advice anyone?

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/23/2013 12:42 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/SPRINT/Richmond-Virginia-23060/SPRINT-SPRINT-refers-bogus-bill-to-collections-4-years-after-account-closed-Richmond-Vi-1001651. 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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