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1and1 Trying to send Debt Collectors

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by flgator103, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. flgator103

    flgator103 Newbie

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    So about a month ago I recieved a letter in the mail saying that I have a balance of $119.88 that needs to be payed even though I only payed for 1 month of hosting to just test the service, so fast forward to today and I get another letter from them saying pretty much the same thing but now they say they are going to send debt collectors after me with a $20 fee slapped onto it all. I also have emails from them showing that i disabled auto-renewal and that I paid for only 1 month of hosting. Any tips on what I should do?
     
  2. Hawkster

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    So you used the hosting for 1 month then stopped using them correct?

    If so you have nothing to worry about, fuck them
     
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    Ignore these scammy little arseholes.
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

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    When someone owes me a debt that I consider un-collectable i sell it to a debt collector and I assume that 1 and 1 is about to do the same. That is a very common practice for a lot of businesses.

    Call them up, clear it up and get it off your desk.

    Part of the cost of doing business, and it is unfortunate but it is reality, is clearing up errors that your vendors make and if this is one just get it all cleared up as I am sure that you have documentation to back up your statements above.
     
  5. flgator103

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    Correct I used the hosting for the month I payed for it then moved on and now this, also after doing a quick google search I see multiple people having the same issue with them over smaller amounts of money then me.
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

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    Yeah, 1 and 1 has a bit of a reputation as to billing issues, much like Verizon Mobile does, but you would be wise to clear it up properly as opposed to just ignore it.

    4 or 5 years ago I had a similar experience with them and it took a phone call and 2 emails to clear up.
     
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  8. Reviewergal

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    I had the same issue. I called them and sent a letter to the collection company asking them to verify the debt was valid. Everything was cleared up but they do this pretty often and that is why I personally don't like that company.
     
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    sound like a scam... I wouldnt even bother on that
     
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    See if you can go back to your accounts and take screen shots and time stamps of when you canceled etc..i.e paypal and whatever...if you come out in front of them before they sent you a letter..tell them to stop harrassing your peace or else.