Furniture Row Complaint - Identity Theft Is Ignored
DENVER, COLORADO -- In the summer of 2008, just before my ex slapped me with divorce papers, she went out and orderd about $5000 worth of new furniture. I was still there when it was delivered, but had no idea that she'd "purchased" this with a fraudulently-established credit account at the headquarters Furniture Row stores in Denver, CO.
I moved out a few months later, and it was not until another year had passed that I started getting the bill for this furniture (it was some sort of no-financing charges for 18 months deal). I contacted the store and also their corporate offices and asked them to show my signature on something establishing this account. They couldn't, even though they admitted "someone" had done so by physically coming to their main store.
That someone was not me. Still, they are insisting that I am "responsible" for this debt as it was established when my former wife and I were still married.
I have been fighting this ever since and will, apparently, be forced to file a lawsuit against them and their finance company, HSBC, to stop them from slandering my credit as they are currently doing and to stop attempting to collect this debt from me.
Their showroom staffs' need to make sales apparently overrode their security concerns; they appear to have allowed my now-ex to sign for me or to have permitted her boyfriend to impersonate me and do so. This laxity is not my fault and I should not be harmed by it.
But I guess they'd like to drag this out into a courtroom, something I am now eager to do.