November 2020 Complaints Against USAA

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Complaint Details:

Date of Complaint: November 16, 2020


State: MI

Product: Credit card or prepaid card
Sub-Product: General-purpose credit card or charge card

Issue: Closing your account
Sub-Issue: Company closed your account

Full Complaint:
USAA Savings Bank XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX, TX XXXX USAA account # XXXX I applied for USAA secured credit card on XXXX. Application was accepted and I enjoyed card. But then the bad occurred I was a victim of credit card theft and it was a constant occurrence with me being an XXXX XXXX and frequent activity my bank allowed transactions not made by me. Several calls were made on my end to USAA to resolve issue no contacts back.

USAA has yet to respond to any of my requests. Months went by and I had not heard from USAA however the fraudulent account was still, and still is reporting on my credit profiles. I was constantly submitting information to USAA. To date, USAA has not removed this fraudulent account from my credit report. In fact, without any notice given to me, in contravention of the law, USAA further exacerbated this issue by denying my fraud dispute with the credit bureaus. Since then, I have continued to bear the financial burden of an account that was illegally opened by their company because of their fraudulent, erroneous and unfair credit reporting. Under Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 9, 3568 ( B ) and State Identity Theft and Credit Reporting Statutes, Each creditor who grants credit as a result of information which was obtained through an identity theft shall make available to the victim of the identity theft application information and transactional information, such as a copy of one or more complete monthly billing statements prepared in the regular course of business by a financial institution, in the possession of the creditor which the victim needs to undo the effects of the identity theft. Prior to providing information to the victim, the creditor or its representative may require the victim to submit a written statement, dated and signed by the victim of identity theft, which ( a ) provides information sufficient to verify the identity of the victim and the existence of an identity crime, including a copy of the police report and a copy of the victim ‘s state-issued identification card, and ( b ) states that the consumer authorizes disclosure of the information, and ( c ) identifies the information the victim requests to be disclosed. On the other hand, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Section 623 ( a ) ( 6 ) ( 15 U.S.C. 1681 ) All furnishers must have in place reasonable procedures to respond to notifications from CRAs that information furnished is the result of identity theft, and to prevent refurnishing the information in the future. A furnisher may not furnish information that a consumer has identified as resulting from identity theft unless the furnisher subsequently knows or is informed by the consumer that the information is correct. If a furnisher learns that it has furnished inaccurate information due to identity theft, it must notify each consumer reporting agency of the correct information and must thereafter report only complete and accurate information. Section 623 ( a ) ( 2 ). When any furnisher of information is notified pursuant to the procedures set forth in Section 605B that a debt has resulted from identity theft, the furnisher may not sell, transfer, or place for collection the debt except in certain limited circumstances. Section 615 ( f ).

Complaint Tags: Servicemember

Company response:

Response Type: Closed with explanation

Public Response:
Company believes it acted appropriately as authorized by contract or law

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