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1and1 Debt Collection

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by rebbeca, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. rebbeca

    rebbeca Regular Member

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    I cancelled and transferred two domains, after renewal date.

    although I did not have paypal or credit card info on 1and1, they charged me each for $9.99.

    If I do not pay $19.98 in 7 days, my contact information on 1and1 will be sent to debt collection (NCO financial).

    I asked if my previous payment information will be also sent to debt collection, they said NO.

    My contact info is FAKE as well as the WHOIS. The contact info is a different name with fake address and all.

    Should I pay the $19.98? or just fuck it since its not my name?

    Has anyone experience similar situation?
     
  2. IGotta

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    I've been in the same boat for a couple years. Plus, they say I never turned off auto-renewal. So although my account access is blocked, every year they charge me another $60. Fake info, but still. Debt collectors call number twice a day. GV number haha.

    If it is not that much then just pay it and make sure they close account or don't bill you again.

    I'm not saying they can or can not find you with fake info, but your better off paying it if it's only $20 and save yourself the worrying. Up to you though.
     
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  3. rebbeca

    rebbeca Regular Member

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    True. Thanks for your input.
    I was going to pay them anyways.
    Its not about the money, its about them just doing wtf ever they want.
    1and1, never going back to that shitty shit.
     
  4. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Personally, I'd tell them to f**k off. I've heard numerous stories like this from 1and1.

    As long as they can't contact you, I'd leave it at that.
     
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    They tried the same shit with me a while back, although they had my real info.

    I cancelled their service and heard nothing more from them. Months later I went to purchase a new home and when my credit was pulled, it showed up that they sent me to collections for $10.00. I disputed it and got it removed from my credit report.

    In short, FUCK 1and1...
     
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  6. MaxWeber

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    same shit from them.

    told them to wise up, and leave us alone.

    terrible business model etc...

    and they did (eventually) leave it.

    I'd say to leave it.
     
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    Don't pay no attention to those scammers bro. It's a fake dept collection agency too. 1and1 is always trying to find a way to scam a unhappy customer out of a few more bucks.

    Never deal with 1and1, they are worst then Godaddy! No BS!
     
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    I like their prices and services. Who are some companies that are economical like them and reputable. I use Hostgator but I need quality cheap extra .com and info domains.
     
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    You could have sued them for that. What they do is con you into buying shitty hosting under a contract that you never get a chance to read nor sign or deny.
     
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    Oh well, my story in the hand of a lawer (not mine ofc) I went through the credit company before too.... That's a lame way to get their money....

    They are good to drive you in with X months free but then they will never let you go.

    When i call them, i say i want to cancel here are their answer :

    Really ?
     
  11. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Actually they are a real collection agency and what they generally do is buy the debt for pennies on the dollar and try to collect.

    That is a pretty common business model for that industry.
     
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    I have heard nothing but absolute horror stories when it comes to 1and1
     
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    Oh well, I was just saying that because they tried that trick with me and it never showed on my credit report so I just thought it was a scam agency.
     
  14. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It's an Algo, of course it can be gamed.
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    They are not in any way shape or form a company one would want to be associated with but they are a real outfit.
     
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    Oh yeah I know they are real, I was talking about the collection agency. Just not a stand up company by any means but I understand what your saying, your right. I just didn't fall for there shady tricks.

    The way I see it is... If you see that they have commercials all over mean stream TV they are most likely paying an arm and a leg for completely uneducated customers to do that exact thing to. But yes they are a real company and they've been around for like 12 years. Been getting away with that for to long. Just makes me mad! I don't do anything about it though so I vent here :D
     
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  16. mrtwister_65

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    Tell them F**K off, for collection agency to take you to court for debt will cost them around 300 GB in fees upfront.
     
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    Those Stupid Aholes did the samething to me. :(
     
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    Got the same collection notice last week from them, no idea what they are on about since I cancelled the vps and auto-pay was turned off.
    They aren't getting shit from me
     
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    Eff 1&1. They have done crap like this to so many people. 1&1 are the *worst* online services company to do business with. As BTB said, NCO is a real company, but that doesn't mean you should cave or fear them. Collection agencies are a whole other breed of business, and fairly dark by their nature, but at least with collection companies you know where they are coming from.

    Not so with 1&1 - they seem very friendly, competitive, and web-savvy up front. But once you're in their grubby paws, it is a whole different story. Name one other registrar that takes hours if not days to do an availability check on a name you might want to register. They suck.

    I believe the only reason 1&1 haven't had their ICANN accreditation as a registrar yanked is because ICANN has no testicles. At least with ICANN you are dealing with a toothless, monolithic organisation that collects their measly little pennies per every name registered anywhere (good work if you can get it, and their name dispute process is a joke, but I don't think ICANN is actually malicious). Whereas with 1&1 you are dealing with con artists, digital rapists, and scumbags.

    Dispute the collection attempt in writing - with NCO and with any credit bureaus in your region. Keep all communications via snail mail. That will likely make them back the eff off. Then pull your credit report in a few months and if this crap from them is on it, dispute that too to get it cleared.

    Goooooogle "1&1 collection agency" if you want more horror stories.

    @silentthunder - who are some economical and reputable companies you could use instead of 1&1? Anybody but 1&1. The specific companies I would suggest depend on what you need (hosting, names, other), but anybody other than the douchebags at 1&1 would be better.
     
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    I got one of those letters the other day, don't do business with them they suck at life...