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Afni Incalleged phone bill i dont owe

Afni Inc. alleges that i owe ATT $80.00 dollars which afni claims ATT has placed this acc with them for collections.
After getting a better deal from a local cable company (Time Warner) for a service bundle of cable TV, digital phone service
and high speed internet, i took the offer, which involved transferring the ph service from ATT to cable service comp.
At the time of of transfer acc balance at ATT was $0.00
ATT continued billing me for four month after the transfer. Each month i got in touch with ATT just to hear them telling me
how sorry they are. i should not be concerned with the bills because they are taken care of... EACH moth.. for four months...

After four months, i got tired of playing their game, thinking they would have to get their their heads out of their butts to do
their accounting, i electronically sent them $80.00.
They caught it. within weeks i received an ATT refund check for the amount i sent them with a note saying i must have made a mistake since i didn't owe... etc, (ATT Ref Ck #[protected] amount: $80.00 issue date 07/01 /2008)
Wouldn't one think its done? heh, heh, heh, he... we are dealing with ATT, don't you know...
A month later, i received a collections notice from Money Control, informing me they are collecting for ATT.
I sent them the info i had ck number the date the amount and asked " if i owe money to ATT why are they giving me a refund
after i sent it? which evidently made sense, after checking to see if i am telling them a story or...
A month and a half or so later i received a collection notice from Collection Bureau of America, who bought the bill from
the first dip... Of course they received the same info, the ck number etc... The third came from Bay Area Credit Service LLC
after getting the same info to check and seeing nothing to collect who promptly sold the bill, after harassing me a bit...
to our friends at CBCS. who tagged some more money on the original "debt", and receiving the same info wrote back to tell me
they would settle the "bill" for only $43.50! Now there is a collector with a heart...
That brings us to Afni inc. they did like the others, sent me a collections notice, i sent them the same info, and...
About a week ago i became aware of some changes... on files at credit reporting agencies, Afni alleging that ATT placed the
account for collections with them BUT... WAIT! I am going to post (cut and paste) their email to BBB after I filed a complaint
with them (state attorney of Illinois, state attorney of california where i live, FTYC and bunch of boards as well)

AFNI's reply to BBB/ central Illinois:

This is in response to your letter to Afni, Inc regarding the above referenced matter. We appreciate your assistance in bringing our consumer's concerns to our attention. In that regard,

The communication through the Better Business Bureau, as well as his simultaneous multiple emails to various people within Afni, is the first indication that Mr. Celasun disputes the account, despite an initial notice being mailed to his current address on April 22, 2011. In response, I have requested an investigation and validation to be mailed directly to the consumer. This may take up to 30 days. He is welcome to manage his account online at or call a Consumer Relations Specialist at [protected]. Thank you.


Lisa Anderson
Compliance Manager
Afni, Inc.
404 Brock Drive

OOOOOOO Lisa, Lisa, Lisa... How did that go again? "on or about March 2001, AT&T notified Afni the above referenced account remained due and owing from Mr. Celasun. This account was established on March 1, 2008 and was considered delinquent by the creditor on October 24, 2008. The service address for the account was his still-current address.

Looks like Afni is a tat confused... how, just how did ATT deemed appropriate to contact Afni "on or about March 2001
an acc established on October 24 2008?

See, people what i have to deal with...?
When I got the wind of it they are claiming i owe money to ATT but should pay them... but weren't too pleased with the info,
a particulars of refund check, etc. and in retaliation flagging my credit files with "collections" notices... as I mentioned above,
with the State Attorney's Office, California, State Attorney's Office Illinois, FTC What they are trying to do is legal? HAH! They are claiming ATT referred the alleged acc at alleged amount TO AFNI on 2011. ( like they contacted afni "on or about year 2001 for an acc established 2008) Total falsification of records which i have copies of. See what they are trying to do? By claiming without shred of evidence ATT placed the said bill with Afni.
I am an old man. i am deaf cannot use phone for voice communication. I have worked hard to stay on top of bills THEIRS
I will pursue this matter, will post for all to see what they are about.

Thank you.

for collections (ATT DID NOT. They placed it with "Money Control" ) they are trying to extend the life of the alleged debt.


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    kathleen downey Jun 15, 2007
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    They are seeking money for a phone bill dating back to 1996. They are very pushy on the phone. I do not understand the years of limitation. I thought it was seven years.

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    Christine Oct 31, 2007
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    afni inc is sending me a collection bill for service I never had with verizon

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    Mike Jones Mar 15, 2008
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    I do not have a Verizon account and they say I owe $ 400. It is a scam.

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    Andrew Smith Mar 26, 2008
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    Afni trying to collect on supposed 6 year old unpaid Verizon bill from New York. I have never lived outside California and have never had any other credit problems. Seems they think that by keeping the number low ($60.02) we will just pay up to make it go away.

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    rufusana Jun 02, 2008
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    It happened to me today. Got a "collection notice" on a MCI account I never had. After reading all your stories here, I have filed a complaint with the BBB. Suggest you do the same.

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    Nancy Dec 15, 2008

    I just received a collection notice for an alleged phone bill from QWEST. This is a totally bogus collection attempt for a phone number from 7 years ago. I have read other such postings on this site. How can these people get by with this? I'll be checking my credit reports and if this is posted on them, will write to get it removed.

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    bajaskier Dec 15, 2008
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    There is nothing to resolve. The entire thing is a scam. Threaten them with small claims court and see if they drop it. If they dont, go ahead and taken them court since they have no proof as the entire "charge" is made up. Collect double or triple damages! Enjoy!


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    yoitsbill Feb 10, 2009

    AFNI Inc has reported a negative Claim on my Equifax Report that was disputed and resolved in 2004. I have to go through another round of phone call to try my time & patience

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    PayYourBIlls Feb 14, 2009

    Was the balance paid after it was already placed on your credit report? If so, It will remain on their for some time. The amount depends on which state you live in. However, it should be shown as having a $0 if it has been paid

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    EAW Feb 26, 2009

    This happened to me this month with an ATT account I closed over 3 years ago!

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  • Ky
    kyliebling May 27, 2010

    showed up on all three credit reports reporting that I owe a bill to charter that I am completely in disagreement with as to that i owe

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    Faith1103 Feb 20, 2011

    I have received a collection notice from this company stating that I have a balance of $810.00 with T-Mobile ...which I have NEVER had service with this company, then I try 2 look at account online & see I am not the only 1 this has happen 2, can not call until Monday! This must be some scam people has came up with...

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    lacey nala Feb 21, 2011
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    a verified customer
    Verified customer

    sent a cellphone bill in my name i have never had t mobile in my name we have had t mobile for 10 years but in my wifes name so they sure didn't do there homework on this before they tried. talked to t mobile they said we owe nothing can someone do something about this company this is ridicules.

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