I was in dispute with Direct TV, (see my other report on them) Alliedinterstate was a collection agency for Direct TV. I decided to pay this debt even though I did not feel I owed to keep it off my credit. I made payment to Allied over the phone via electronic check on 1/19/04.
It has been well over a year figuring this debt was settled and I would not have to deal with Direct TV ever again. I recieved a letter in the mail from a new collection agency Risk management requesting payment for the same debt for Direct TV. I imediatly called risk management to dispute this They had wasted no time adding this to my credit report as it was there before I got notice they were even going after me for a debt I had already paid. I spent HOURS on the phone with Direct TV and Allied to resolve this. Direct TV is showing the payment but not that it was resolved, blaming Allied for not filing that info after collection. The only proof I have is the copy of the electronic check Along with the original letter from Allied. I had paid this to avoid problems on my credit even though I did not feel I owed this debt. Now after over a year there it is on my credit showing a outstanding debt. Allied finally said they would send me a letter showing I had paid, I still have not recieved that. I have spent hours with them trying to resolve this. They are wasting my time, They have ruined my credit for the time being. I will prove this was paid and should never have been on my credit report but in the mean time I am forced to pay a higher intrest on a loan I have applied for. Althogh I have the original letter from allied and soon proof the payment was made to them without there letter that still has not arrived and probably never will. Direct TV shows the payment was recieved by them but says Allied needed to complete the payment info showing it was paid and settled. The company I spoke with in Ohio for Allied was somewhat helpful, but when I finally got ahold of the ones I was supposed to be dealing with in New York they were RUDE, BLUNT, and said they would send the letter, they also made it clear they no longer delt with DTV. I would also like to see and end to this.