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Countrywide / late fee ripoff

1 P.O. Box 5170Simi Valley, CA, United States Review updated:

Reading everyone's complaints has confirmed what I have suspected all along -- that Countrywide and this rogue "debt collector" they employ is ripping off good paying customers! I wasted 30 minutes of my time this morning fighting with them and I was NOT going to be assessed a late fee. After arguing that long, they did reverse it, but some of us need to get together and start a class-action suit against this bunch of thieves! I have also had a perfect record with these idiots -- no late fees and no late payments, for 3 years. So I brought my payment to a Countrywide branch last Friday, the 15th. At the branch it states that if you physically have it there by the 16th, they will not charge you a late fee. Due to the 16th being a Saturday, it technically wouldn't be late until the 18th. So I went to my online bank acct on the 20th and the check had not posted! Weird. I went back on the 21st and it still had not posted! Finally, I got a call from the "debt collector" on the 21st. I went online and saw the payment had just posted. And they added a late fee. I could have walked the stupid check from Carlsbad, CA to Van Nuys, CA where the payment is sent. It is only 100 miles away or less! It should not take 6 days for something to post. I think they are holding onto checks, saying they never got them, and then charging late fees to people to make a profit!! And when I told them I have a receipt from their branch that shows it was brought in on the 15th, they could care less! They said the branch shouldn't tell people that a late fee won't be assessed as they are not a payment processing center. Hel-LO -- this is NOT a franchise -- the branch is part of their corporation!! I am not to believe anything one of their corporate offices tells me and the onus is on ME to figure that out?? I have a feeling they also "lose" payments sent by U.S. Mail. How convenient. I think they hope some poor saps won't fight back and they can make more money by charging late fees for payments that aren't late, to make up for their losses! I saw that the attorney generals of Florida, CA and 2 other states are looking into the unfair business practices of Countrywide. We all know they are the "subprime king" and lent money out irresponsibly, but it also said something about they are investigating how payments are logged. So let's lodge complaints with our attorney generals and if you hear of any class-action lawsuit against them, let me know!

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  • Gr
      3rd of Jun, 2016
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    Countrywide - Join the fight
    United States

    This is to all who have had a problem with Bank f America/ Countrywide and been mislead and subjected to predatory lending. I have begun a massive movement to help those who have been faced with the same lies and high priced mortgages and foreclosures that we all face. I need everyone who has ever had a bad experienced to email me so that you can join the fight. There is power in numbers and I plan to be over a million strong and plan to effect BOA bottom line. We need to send them a message that we the people have the power

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