Allied Interstate Complaint - Allied Interstate is ripping me off
CALIFORNIA -- Back in March of 2005 I authorized Allied Interstate to withdraw money from my checking account to pay off a debt of $49.69 over the phone. all was said and done and I paid off the debt in full. then I just check my bank statement online and found that Allied Interstate had taken out two separate transactions for $30 plus the $2.95 phone fee. this was done two days ago. THIS WAS NOT AUTHORIZED. also Allied Interstate never notified the company to whom I paid the debt so I was still listed as "in collections". I notified my back, notified the company and notified Allied Interstate. Allied said that I was wrong and that it was some other company that they would not do that even though I had the proof in the pudding (my bank statement). Luckily my bank said I could fill out an affidavit of unautorized debit activity and get my money back. total of $65.90. When I contacted the company to whom I owed the debt, I told them that although it was my fault I let my debt go to collections however I did pay it off and gave them the confirmation number that Allied failed to do. they told me they would take my name off of collections.
this is straight out theft. they are ripping the people off and to top it off they have people working in other countries handling their collections. it infuriates me that there are such companies doing this kind of illegal activity. something has to be done to stop this from happening again. I am grateful it was only $65 and not $6000 dollars.