ED Magedson – Founder
JCPenney CreditNationwide USA
JCPenney Credit Card/GE Credit/Synchrony Financial Never received bills or card - contacted first by collection agency Nationwide
I was buying new clothes for work at JCPenney and they had one of their "save extra % if you sign up for credit" deals. Given that we were still trying to get better situated - had been unemployed for the better part of a year - it looked like a great deal...
So I signed up and bought about $220 in clothing for work.
And my mother got seriously ill and it was, in general, a very hectic and difficult time. But we never saw a bill and never received the card. And, out of sight out of mind - yes, that part is my fault. I would think about it and life would interfere.
The first time anyone contacted me at all was months later when they hounded my wife on the phone and she made a payment.
I thought she had paid it in full - she said, "I paid it."
So still no card, still no bills...
And then we started receiving calls from a collection agency stating we owed over $600.
I tried contacting JCPenney about this then and they pushed me to GE's collection department who refused to budge.
Do I have any options, given that we have never once received a bill? They have my correct address on file.
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