Rent a center harasses customers and illegally calls references and tells them what you rented how much and where to contact..Im a realtor in california i have very little time when I rented the merchandise i advised them that my payments would probably be late but I will pay a late fee which i have done they call me 5-10 times on saturday to remind me of my payment.this week i have had car trouble which i advised them of on wednesday i had my husband leave work and go pay last saturdays payment which was the first time i was ever that late. They refused the payment unless he paid this saturdays payment aswell. They have came to my home when i wasnt home looking for me my husband advised them that i was not home and refused to leave until they talked to me they argued with my hubby foe 30 min wanting to talk to me.
They call me constantly when i dont answer the phone because im working they try 1 min later with a different number thinking im blowing them off i may not pay my bill on time but i pay everyweek they knew my situation before i even rented the merchandise.
California law they are not allowed to call references and tell them your situation. What really irritates me is they break the law they harass you tell other people your situation lie and tresspass and they can get away with it. I may not pay on time but I do not deserve to be treated like a dead beat. They get there money everyweek no matter what. I think a classaction suit againt them will happen soon and i will have no problem signing up for that one.