Report: #392351

Complaint Review: Fingerhut/Jefferson Capital

  • Submitted: Tue, November 18, 2008
  • Updated: Fri, February 20, 2009
  • Reported By: Hilliard Ohio
  • Fingerhut/Jefferson Capital
    7777 Golden Triangle
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Fingerhut/Midland MgmtFingerhut/Jefferson Capital It's a scam! Eden Prairie ~

*UPDATE Employee: OLD fingerhut issue

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I to am a victim of this scam Fingerhut is trying to pull. I have contacted the Ohio Attorney General's Office and have hired an Attorney. My story is simple - I paid for my items ahead of time (by check) and asked that the items be shipped BEFORE Christmas. I sent $1973.22 and was promised that the items would be shipped the week of December 20, 1994! Yes, you see the date right - 1994!

Fingerhut was fast to cash my check and S L O W L Y some of the items arrived (three to be totaling $45.67),and by December 18th, I called and was told most of my items were on back order and probably would arrive AFTER Christmas. Hummmmm - so I told them to cancel my order and refund my monies. Yes, I sent them a letter to their address (back then it was 1010 McCleand Road) confirming the cancellation. Anyways, would you not know it, on December 28, 1994, magically all the gifts started to arrive via UPS - so I refused them because I had cancelled the order.

So, I wrote Fingerhut again, asking for my money back - and why was my order delayed then shipped AFTER the holidays? No response.

So, move forward to 2008, I get a past due from them and Jefferson Capital!!! Did Fingerhut think people would forget? Don't they understand they are breaking the law? Maybe a class action suit should be filed!!!

Fingerhut Company Commits Fraud
Hilliard, Ohio
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#1 UPDATE Employee

OLD fingerhut issue

AUTHOR: Rangebird - (U.S.A.)

AND AGAIN....Fingerhut went out of business in 2002..the current Fingerhut is owned by a completely different company. Your complaint needs to be addressed with Jefferson Capital, not the current Fingerhut Direct Marketing. Jefferson Capital is a COLLECTIONS AGENCY, and just by reading your "story" I am inclined to believe there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
Good luck hiring a lawyer to sue a company that is no longer in existence.
If you feel that collections actions against you are wrong, you can have this corrected at your local Credit Bureau.
As a person that is married to a lawyer, I can tell you right now you are wasting your money. It will most likely cost you more in legal fees, and you will still walk away with a big ZIT on your credit report, than it would be for you to resolve this on your own, with the assistance of the multiple credit and consumer agencies that are available to every American citizen.

Although I empathize your situation, I do not sympothize with peoples willingness to SLANDER a legitimate company that just so happens to have kept the name of it's predicessor.
The primary reason that the old Fingerhut is no longer in existence is because of poor choices in extension of credit to DEADBEATS that got their merchandise and never paid a dime for it.
Most of the former Fingerhut customers were/are wonderful, hard working, and BILL PAYING people. Fingerhut Direct Marketing has literally MILLIONS of the former Fingerhut customers that have continued to support, maintained their loyalty, and paid their bills. We at Fingerhut Direct Marketing not only work here..many of us have accounts with Fingerhut Direct Marketing, and appreciate the fact that we are able to do so.
It's far too easy for people to sit at a computer and point the finger of blame at an entity they know nothing about. I suggest this person do their research before hiring a lawyer...again...pitiful waste of time and money.
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