GC Credit Company Complaint - GC is ripping people off!
I am dealing with GC collection company after I received a ticket for expired vehicle registration.
I had until the 28 of January to fix my registration, I did so on on the 6th of January 2010 (22 days before the tickets expiration date!), I had the ticket signed off from a CHP officer who, thankfully, made me a copy of the ticket front and back... I sent the ticket and the required 25 dollars to the Los Angeles Courthouse, which doesn't surprise me.. "didn't receive it" (this was a $25 dollar fix it ticket"... ) I come to find out this Saturday that I have a failure to appear and the ticket is now referred to GC collection company which is asking now $990.00 to give my license back!!! from $25 to $990.00 is 39,6 times the original cost of my ticket that I paid!!!!) If this is not a rip off I don't know what is.
The GC employees are rude and even the manager would not help at all to fix the situation. In Los Angeles if you have a ticket sent to GC collection YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE THE JUDGE to resolve it and if you ask GC collection company for a court date they tell you that is going to be 6 months before you can appear... Or pay the 39,6 times the price of the original ticket. I have contacted my state representatives which will contact GC shortly and I am contacting the Better Business Bureau as well to file a formal complaint against them. I also would not mind to find other people in my situation with GC and file a class action lawsuit against these extortionists!