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Afni Collections / No response

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I have followed procedures as outlined by AFNI Collections in order to dispute a claim. I have heard absolutely nothing from this company and their phone now says that it is out of commission and to try back later???

Copy of letter of dispute:

AFNI, INC ACCOUNT #: xxxxxxxxxxx

I have received a collection notice from you in regard to a Cingular account. I have tried to call you but I am put in a call rotation and never get an actual person. This Cingular bill is a mistake by Cingular. I had this phone yes. However, I traded this phone in and got a new phone threw Cingular. As I am sure Cingular can verify, my present phone number, (, was acquired when I surrendered the last phone #, and the last one before that.

That they did not turn it off when I traded in my old phone, is unknown to me. I am officially disputing the validity of this claim. I can and will acquire an attorney to represent me, if necessary. This is ridiculous.

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  • Af
      19th of Jul, 2007
    0 Votes

    Information below is all availble from their website:

    Afni's executive team

    Corporate Headquarters
    404 Brock Drive
    Bloomington, IL 61702-3097

    For collection-related inquiries, contact our Recovery Team at 1.800.371.3645, by mail at Afni, Inc. PO Box 3517, Bloomington, IL 61701 or email at:

  • Ja
      3rd of Aug, 2007
    0 Votes

    I received a collection notice as well. I called Verizon to see if there were any other accounts (other than the ones I know I have) associated to me and they told me "No." I called Afni and STUPIDLY confirmed the last 4 digits of my ss# and date of birth. At that point I found out the charges were from 1997. In 1997 I was living in a different town and my telephone number was under my roommate's name. It baffled me that my current information was connected to this old "bill." But thank God they did reveal that information. HUGE red flag that I failed to notice immediately.

    In any case, when I was asked for my driver's license number through their web site I stopped in my tracks, did a search, and found this site. Thank you all for being here before me, as unfortunate it is that we all have been. Saved your family and loved ones.

  • Fr
      30th of Dec, 2007
    0 Votes

    I have received a collection notice of $75.04 from Bell Atlantic, now Verizon. I called afni and the clerk treated me like a criminal, "Well you opened this account, and you closed it after two years and owe this amount" , I replied "I never owned this phone #", and she said "well it happened 10 years ago, you were 31 years old". The forwarding address is wrong and I had a different phone # that the one in dispute. After my explanation, she said "you sound like an honest person, but you have to pay". Unbelievable, it's only $75.04 but It's a fraud. I contacted Verizon and I don't owe them a penny. What a waist of time. AFNI have to stop accusing people of false debts.

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