Complaint Review: Bay Area Credit Service - Collections
- Bay Area Credit Service - Collections
901 W. 10th Street
- Phone: 408-392-4400
- Category: Cross-Border Scams
Bay Area Credit Services - Collections Ambulance bill - 3/day automatied harrassing calls THEY WILL NOT WORK WITH YOU; DON'T BOTHER Antioch California
*Consumer Comment: What was the name of the ambulance service?
The ambulace drove me 8 blocks; no siren, and charged $640.The hospital charged $3,203.16 for services not needed. The hospital sent unneeded x-rays to an off-site x-ray technician - another $604 charge.
Both the hospital & x-ray techncian worked with me on the bills - both with payments & a lesser amount due. But the ambulance sent the bill straight to BACS collections after the first time I contacted them to work out payment.
After much hassle to even get to a person via phone (the # once rang 36 times; no answering machine, and they answer with "hello?" You have to ask them who you're calling to be sure), I tried to work out a payment plan with them. They not only refused, but they told me they were charging 24% interest! What the hay is THAT about?! They've been calling relentlessly ever since. I screen all calls and am contemplating switching to an ulisted number, though I've had the same one for 18 yrs. I almost look forward to them taking me to court for the debt, if they're even ligit. enough to do so. I figure a judge can get them to finally work with me fairly.
Meanwhile, I think BACS is a rip-off company because they seem more like an illegal 'loan shark' than a ligitimate company.
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