Nationwide Credit Inc — Collection practices
Unknown to me this agency has taken over an american express account I have. They now appear to be calling third parties ( relatives for example) and discussing the reasons of the call ( debt for amex) with the third party -revealing private information with out permission or verification of who is actually answering the phone - in an effort to get info on me.
They have my home, work and cell numbers and while we get incoming calls that are blocked ( so we cannot tell who is calling) which we do not answer - they have never left a message or sent any info in the writing indicating they are trying to reach me. Now they are calling third parties as well as my wifes place of work.
I do not dispute the debt - but the statements stopped coming to the house and I have never received any materials indicating the actual amount owed - I will not simply send funds without a itemized statement.
In researching this firm it appears they were fined for some of the practices detailed above ( calling third parties / calling work place etc)
I do not have a huge debt with Amex ( @ 4, 000) and am shocked that they would contact third parties in this way. Am I correct that this is what they were fined for?t Thoughts ?