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Are consumers being scammed by World Financial Network Bank?

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I received a letter today from the above. Thinking this was my local Bank I called the company. They stated that I could opt out on who they furnished my credit info to if I called and told them. I got a recording asking for my account number (if you dont have your account number give us your Social and then the recording asked for my zip code.
Later I questioned my actions and called the President of my Bank. He stated he has never heard of them. I checked the web and it is loaded with complaints about this company.
May I please hear from you.




SCAM! They are probably Identity thieves

Sub: #1 posted on Wed, 06/03/2009 - 11:26

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They tried to scam my mother and I with a paper that looked like a tax form. I ended up sending copies of my mother's info, license, ss card and now I am terrified that it was a scam. The tax form looked legit, so I am going to have my mother pull her credit report.....

Sub: #2 posted on Wed, 06/24/2009 - 09:12

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I, too recieved a mailing ("privacy statement") from world financial network national bank telling me if I didn't want my personal info "shared" to call the 800 number. I also got the recording requesting first my account number (what account?!!) and then my ss#. I thought NO WAY and checked on the internet and found all the wfnnb scam information. I will give this mailing to the post office. The thing that first tipped me off that it might not be legit was that it was in my name, rather than my husband's. (our cr. card acct. is in his name.)

Sub: #3 posted on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 06:36

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WFNNB is an issuer for department store credit cards. I know for a fact they are the issuer of a dept store named Maurices because my daughter has one. I believe they are an issuer for furniture store cards also.

Sub: #4 posted on Wed, 07/22/2009 - 21:21

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I think there might be two WFNNBs, one legit, one scamming. For example, I do not have any credit cards by any companies owned by the legit WFNNB.

I do however, have some defaulted internetpayday loans that have nothing to do with WFNNB.

However, three times today on my home phone WFNNB showd up on my caller ID Box. Each time with a different area code and telephone number. This is highly suspect of someone trying to scam

Sub: #5 posted on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 18:26

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Thanks for the heads up on this being a scam. I got a mailing yesterday.

Sub: #6 posted on Sat, 08/22/2009 - 13:30

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If there are two WFNNB's, NEITHER is legit. The company that handles debts for department stores scams its debtors by creating false late charges and tacking on interest. They seriously need to be brought to court.

Sub: #7 posted on Mon, 08/24/2009 - 10:45

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I received a letter today from the above. Thinking this was my local Bank I called the company. They stated that I could opt out on who they furnished my credit info to if I called and told them. I got a recording asking for my account number (if you dont have your account number give us your Social and then the recording asked for my zip code.
Later I questioned my actions and called the President of my Bank. He stated he has never heard of them. I checked the web and it is loaded with complaints about this company.
May I please hear from you.

YES! THEY ARE SCAM.. I RECEIVED the same small piece of paper with such an arrogant tone that made me throu up!. What is new in this country? They just think we DECENT Tax payer people are at their mercy. But, time will change... We should never forget this people! for what they are. DO NOT give any information. They are the worst. And who cares? they can give my information whom ever they please!!! I hope they do. I DO NOT NEED ANY CREDIT. I DO NOT WANT ANY CREDIT. I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE... AND I AM FORTUNATE! I HAVE OTHER CHOICES.. I CAN MOVE OUT OF THIS COUNTRY, AND THEY CAN CONTINUE WITH THEIR HARRASMENT!
Sorry for all the scam around us. Keep up and spred the information. Thanks

Sub: #8 posted on Fri, 10/09/2009 - 15:30

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I got one of those mailings today to opt out -- and stupid me gave my ss #. I have excellent credit & hope they don't steal my identity! Can't believe I did that!

Sub: #9 posted on Mon, 11/02/2009 - 22:24

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I did the same thing. What do I do now?????

Sub: #10 posted on Thu, 11/26/2009 - 06:31

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