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|Problems with Product/Service||1|
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Motor Vehicle Dealer Board (MVDB)-VA
2201 West Broad Street Ste 104, Richmond VA 23220
Phone Number: 804-367-1100
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Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Gavin D Marks, President
Auto Dealers - Used Cars
936 N Kenmore St
Arlington, VA 22201
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|4/19/2014||Problems with Product/Service|
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Complaint: RE: Notice of disagreement/ complaint of collection practices at C& G Imports Although I have resolved this problem/issue as of 2/22/13, I am required as a consumer of C & G Imports, to inform of its unethical and abusive collection practices. I will be brief, and limit details. After purchasing my vehicle from C& G Imports using your C&G imports in-house loan system a payment was missed after a year of faithfully abiding by my contractual obligations of $200 biweekly payments for my 2008 Nissan Altima. What ensued was nothing short of unprofessional, language biased behavior and extreme inaccuracy. My payment of $200 was missed on one occasion which I attempted to set up payment arrangement or pay full amount within a 60 day period. But to my dismay I was consistently transferred to multiple people whom did not seem to comprehend or understand English which is my preferred language and what I used when purchasing this vehicle, including all paperwork/contracts (I am a proud Spanish speaker as well, but my preference and lifestyle have dictated my preference for English). Within the 60 days it took me to pay the missed payment, including the $10 late charge for every 2 weeks, I was mailed over 8 Spanish letters (after requesting all communication be sent in English), threatening the repossession of the vehicle I was still paying for. Within the 60 days I also received over 10 voice mails and 20 missed calls, (I am not exaggerating as I have record of this). I spoke to about 5-6 different “customer service/collection agents” whom never notated conversations when had. As I was informed by multiple agents at C & G Imports department there is a section within your financial software where notes are taken to describe conversation with the consumer. NONE OF THIS WAS DONE, OR IF IT HAD BEEN DONE IT WAS BLATANTLY INACCURATE. I am not pointing fingers at a specific person as it seems it is multiple people in this office. The disorganization is what led me to recap the inaccuracies and unprofessional-ism with the select few I had the misfortune of dealing with. I am requesting C & G Imports collections/costumer service be informed of this incident and perhaps provide better business/change abusive and inaccurate practices for collections or any communication held with consumers.
Desired Settlement: First abide by language preference, especially when requested multiple times. Maintain that all telephone conversation that are relevant to consumer accounts are accurately detailed by the agent-/initials & times stamped. Possibly adjust threatening letters of repossession when payments are being paid towards loan, in other words inform the consumer their credit will be hurt.
Dear *** ******:
I am responding to the complaint of ********* ******, ID *******, on behalf of * * * ********** ***., the company to whom *** ****** is likely referring. *** ****** inadvertently submitted her complaint against C & G Imports, Inc. Kindly have the record of her complaint removed against C & G Imports, Inc.
In responding to her complaint, I must initially state that we always try our best to assist our customers and appreciate comments about how we can improve our service. *** ****** should feel free to contact me directly if she has other suggestions. Nevertheless, I will respond to her complaint in this forum.
As *** ****** stated, she missed a payment on her car loan. She stated she attempted to set up a payment arrangement for the missed payment and was upset because the company sent her notices about the missed payments and attempted to contact her numerous times about these missed payments. We would like *** ****** to know that the written notifications are made pursuant to laws dictating what we must do to inform her of what could happen as a result of a default. These notices are form letters. They are not modified for each customer based on their prior history of making either timely or untimely payments. *** ****** happened to be a person who had an excellent payment history with us. Thus, I can understand why she would think the notice is harsh. However, the law states that we have to inform customers of the consequences of a default even thought we usually work out terms with customers to put them back on schedule. We will, nevertheless, take her comment under consideration.
Additionally, sometimes there is a time delay between when we agree to a new payment schedule and when a customer receives a notice. Because notices are computer generated, put in an envelope and then mailed, it is possible that she received a notice from us after she called and made an arrangement to pay. If she called on a day after a notice was prepared to be sent out, she would still receive the notice possibly days later even though we had agreed to accept a late or partial payment. One again, we will look into her suggestion to see how we can improve this process.
We contacted her by phone as a courtesy to determine if she was willing to cure her default, and likely because we had not timely received payment. While *** ****** stated that we do not keep records of phone call conversations with customers, I can assure her that we do keep records of phone conversations and other correspondence. As she may be aware, when you do not pay your car loan, most companies promptly repossess the vehicle. We, however, try to work out arrangements with people so they can keep their car, because we know many people use their cars to go to work or for family purposes. Many times this involves making every attempt to speak with a customer personally. Our goal is to provide the best service to our customers and be as accommodative as possible.
Regarding the use of the Spanish language versus the English language, we do our best to accommodate language preferences. Employees are bilingual and will speak the language of the customer’s preference. If *** ****** requested to speak in English, our employees would speak to her in English. We do write our notices in Spanish as well as English as an effort to accommodate many of our customers who prefer Spanish. In this case it appears that we understood that *** ****** was bilingual which comports with her statement in the complaint. Nevertheless, we will look into her suggestion about sending English language letters to bilingual (Spanish/English) customers.
In conclusion, it is respectfully suggested that the complaint made by *** ****** does not rise to the level of being a complaint about business practices which necessitates the involvement of the BBB. As such, there should be no record of a valid complaint being made against us. If ** ****** has any issues in the future, she is welcome to speak with me directly.