• Report: #95482
Complaint Review:

SBC - Prodigy

  • Submitted: Fri, June 18, 2004
  • Updated: Fri, June 18, 2004

  • Reported By:Ft Worth Texas
SBC - Prodigy
PO Box 1780 Houston, Texas U.S.A.

SBC Prodigy rip-off! Erroneous acct created & sent to credit bureau as a bad debt. Houston Texas

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Following is a portion of e-mails that I have had so far with SBC on this erroneous account. My orginal e-mail after 1 hour on the phone with SBC billing representatives.

June 16, 2004
Today I came home and checked the mail. I have a letter from a collection agency for a Prodigy bill for $70.35. I have never had Prodigy and was confused by the collection notice. I started calling the number on the collection notice when I realized the number was 1-866-sbc-dial. I spoke to a man in billing (who did not speak fluient English) and after much debate and misunderstanding, I asked to speak to a supervisor. He argued with me about me talking to the supervisor.

Finally he put a Tanya ID#RBCPFA on the phone. She told me the Prodigy account was an erroneous account and there had NEVER been any activity on it. She said she would close the account and credit the $70.35. I then asked if this had been turned into the credit bureau, she said yes. I asked her what SBC was going to do about my credit concerning this account. She said they would report showing the account was paid. I told her that it would still show on my account negatively, she said that anyone that knew how to read a credit report would know that it was an erroneous account.

I WANT THIS TAKEN OFF MY CREDIT REPORT. It should have never been put on my credit. Someone could have actually gone into the account before it was turned into collections to see if it was a Legitimate account.

SBC response
June 17, 2004
Thank you for your recent email.

Unfortunately we do not handle the collections actions for Prodigy. I would have to recommend you contact Prodigy regarding the removal of this information from your credit report. Thank you for choosing the SBC family of companies. We value your business and continued loyalty. If we haven't fully answered your question, please reply directly to this e-mail.

My response back to SBC
June 17, 2004
The collection notice I received for the Prodigy account told me to call 1-866-sbc-dial. I called the number and SBC was answering the calls and I spoke to SBC reps. I was told that the account was set up by SBC when I opened my SBC Yahoo account for internet service. Are we at a stalmate here?

SBC response
June 17, 2004
Thank you for the recent email. Please contact SBC Yahoo at 1 866 722-3425 (which translates to 1-866-sbc-dial) and speak with a representative to dispute the charges.

Thank you for choosing the SBC family of companies. We appreciate your business and look forward to continuing to serve you.


Your SBC Online Service Representative

We've done our best to answer your questions based on the information you provided, our understanding of your request, and current information we have (which is subject to change). Also, please note that prices, terms, and conditions are subject to change, and in the event of a discrepancy, prices, terms and conditions in any applicable tariffs govern. This message contains information which may be confidential. Unless you are the addressee (or authorized to receive for the addressee), you may not use, copy, re-transmit, or disclose to anyone this message or any information contained therein.
Thank you very much.

My response to SBC
June 18, 2004
I have spoke to SBC Reps, but we still have the issue of my credit. An erroneous Prodigy account was created by SBC in my name, then sent to collections, then reported to the credit bureau as a bad debt, TOTALLY WITHOUT MY KNOWLEDGE, until I checked my mail box on the week of June 14, 2004. This account was created over 1 year ago and I have not received ANY statements, notices, or any other kind of information that this account even existed. I want to know what SBC is going to do to correct my credit on this erroneous account.

To be continued.

Ft Worth, Texas

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