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Anybody gone through Debt Settlement with GE MoneyBank?

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I have a GEMB account that i owe 14K on, and to make a long story short, had a really rough year with medical bills and car repairs. I got a couple days behind on my payment to GE 2 months in a row and they raised my interest rate to an ungodly amount. Out of my minimum payment of $330, $220 of it was interest. I contacted them to see if they could lower the rate and they told me no, so seeing that i basically would never be able to pay this debt off with the current % rate, i decided to go the route of Debt Settlement.
 
At the time i signed up for the program (signed with Achieve Security) i was experiencing hardship, i had 2 surgeries and had to put a new motor in my truck. But recently my luck has changed and i got a promotion and a modest raise along with free rent. I am now able to greatly accelerate my Debt Settlement program and plan on having the target settlement amount in about 6 months.
 
Now that i do have the money to pay GEMB, are they going to come after me with a lawsuit? I am currently 3 months delinquent and if i stay with the program will be 9 months delinquent at the time of the settlement offer by Achieve. At this point i have already invested about $2,000 into the Settlement program and i do not want to lose this money. But if i get sued by GEMB i dont have much of a defense about being financially broke anymore.
My question is, will this 9 month time frame be long enough for GEMB to sue me, and if so, how likely is it? I really dont know what to do. Like i said earlier, i have too much money invested in the settlement program to just walk away, but i dont want to get dragged into court over this either. I have spoken to GE collection representitives several times, and they know i am enrolled in a settlement program. I have read recently this makes you more of a target for litigation because they know you have the money to pay into the settlement program.
I am really losing sleep over this, any comments or suggestions from anyone who has been through or known of a like case would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thank You




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Sub: #1 I can't speak on your situation, but I just settled with them at
Tue, 03/31/2009 - 06:49

I can't speak on your situation, but I just settled with them at 150 days late for $1150 on around $3250. I called them to update them on my situation and they offered me $1900. I said I couldn't do it, so a few hours later a company that represents them called and offered me $1150. I went ahead and took it. I know that doesn't help your situation, but it at least shows they do provide settlements.




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Sub: #2 I was in a settlement program and GE Money sent both accounts I
Tue, 03/31/2009 - 18:59

I was in a settlement program and GE Money sent both accounts I had with them (one Paypal account and one Walmart) to a local law collection firm. I stopped paying in May 08 and in Nov the law collection firm sent me the dunning letter for both! So pretty aggressive for me. Balance was $1,271 and $2542.

One other thing with GE Money..any settlement you make, be sure to get IN WRITING that they will not sell off the remaining balance. They sold off the remaining balance on the Walmart account and now I have LVNV trying to collect on it! And this was settled by the settlement program I was in at the time. Do not trust them at all....




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Sub: #3 Thanks for the replies people, and thanks for the tip about gett
Tue, 03/31/2009 - 19:59

Thanks for the replies people, and thanks for the tip about getting??the settled in FULL in writing. ??From what ive been reading it seems to be about 6 months before they send it off to collections, hopefully this is the case for me. I wonder if i should make a minimum payment to get current right now, so that i get another 6 months and i should be settled right around that time.
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Or is it better to just let it go to collections?




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Sub: #4 no, dont make a payment the more time goes on the better the set
Wed, 04/01/2009 - 06:24

no, dont make a payment the more time goes on the better the settlement




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Sub: #5 Quote:Originally Posted by jacobyiI have a GEMB account that i o
Thu, 01/28/2010 - 12:24

Quote:
Originally Posted byjacobyi
I have a GEMB account that i owe 14K on, and to make a long story short, had a really rough year with medical bills and car repairs. I got a couple days behind on my payment to GE 2 months in a row and they raised my interest rate to an ungodly amount. Out of my minimum payment of $330, $220 of it was interest. I contacted them to see if they could lower the rate and they told me no, so seeing that i basically would never be able to pay this debt off with the current % rate, i decided to go the route of Debt Settlement.
?*
At the time i signed up for the program (signed with Achieve Security) i was experiencing hardship, i had 2 surgeries and had to put a new motor in my truck. But recently my luck has changed and i got a promotion and a?*modest raise along with free rent. I am now able to greatly accelerate my Debt Settlement program and plan on having the target settlement amount in about 6 months.
?*
Now that i do have the money to pay GEMB, are they going to come after me with a lawsuit? I am currently 3 months delinquent and if i stay with the program will be 9 months delinquent at the time of the settlement offer by Achieve. At this point i have already invested about $2,000 into the Settlement program and i do not want to lose this money.?*But if i get sued by GEMB i dont have much of a defense about being financially broke anymore.
My question is, will this 9 month time frame be long enough for GEMB to sue me, and if so, how likely is it? I really dont know what to do. Like i said earlier, i have too much money invested in the settlement?*program to just walk away, but i dont want to get dragged into court over this either. I have spoken to?*GE collection representitives?*several times, and they know i am enrolled in a settlement program. I have read recently this makes you more of a target for litigation?*because they know you have the money to pay into the settlement program.
I am really losing sleep over this, any comments or suggestions from anyone who has been through or known of a like case would be greatly appreciated.
?*
Thank You
What helps me sleep is fighting until I cant fight any more and I get up the next day and keep fighting. I have found its never too late, their practices are under the scrutiny of the US Treasure Dept thru the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) you must file your complaint with the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) about GE Money Bank in writing with the Consumer Affairs division in order for them to investigate your concerns. Here is a link to the OTS Consumer Complaint and Inquiries website - http://ww w.ots.treas.gov/?p=ConsumerComplaintsInquiries.

Don???t lay down on this because they will not stop until they get every damn dime they can. Don???t forget to send the same letter to the Senate and Congress and anyone in the media you or your friends might know. The 700 billion we gave them was designed to prevent this very thing, GE has been accused of "Cherry Picking Accounts" they study each account and decide who has the most to loose and proceeds to descends on them like a pack of wild dogs equipped with well thought out plan of attack to tear your life apart. Our president Obama is aware of the situation and legislation is currently underway. "We Must Protect Middle Americans" is his quote on the cover of a news paper a few days ago and middle Americans are the majority of the GE Money Bank victims.

The Underdog.




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Sub: #6 Check out the new banking regulations
Thu, 01/28/2010 - 12:36

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Originally Posted byjacobyi
Thanks for the replies people, and thanks for the tip about getting?*the settled in FULL in writing. ?*From what ive been reading it seems to be about 6 months before they send it off to collections, hopefully this is the case for me. I wonder if i should make a minimum payment to get current right now, so that i get another 6 months and i should be settled right around that time.
?*
Or is it better to just let it go to collections?

That might work but there are a bunch of new banking regulations that the public is completely un- aware of them. You might fit into one of them. However, you might have to go digging for them. Best of luck




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Sub: #7 Quote:Originally Posted by AnonymousThat might work but there ar
Thu, 02/18/2010 - 08:31

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That might work but there are a bunch of new banking regulations that the public is completely un- aware of them. You might fit into one of them. However, you might have to go digging for them. Best of luck


Can you elaborate rather than sending us all on a Google chase? ;)




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Sub: #8 I sent a letter to GE Money Bank asking them to settle my Old Na
Mon, 02/22/2010 - 09:47

I sent a letter to GE Money Bank asking them to settle my Old Navy credit card balance of $455 for $85. They sent back a letter saying they will settle for $319 and report as account paid in full for less than the full balance.. Any advice on responding to this? Should I try to counter offer? Any advice from someone dealing with this too is appreciated:)




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Sub: #9 What does "settled for less than full balance/zero balance&
Tue, 06/01/2010 - 13:30

Quote:
Originally Posted byAnonymous
I sent a letter to GE Money Bank asking them to settle my Old Navy credit card balance of $455 for $85. They sent back a letter saying they will settle for $319 and report as account paid in full for less than the full balance.. Any advice on responding to this? Should I try to counter offer? Any advice from someone dealing with this too is appreciated:)


I am dealing with GE Bank and JC Penney and got a similar letter as jannilynn.
What does it mean about "settle for less than full balance". I requested to be settled and to have all negative reporting removed.

What action should I take now?

Thanks.




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Sub: #10 MY orginal balance was 4,000. I'm over 4 months late with calls
Sat, 07/17/2010 - 16:01

MY orginal balance was 4,000. I'm over 4 months late with calls every Friday from allied intertate. Balance is now 4600. They offered to settle for 2,600, I offered 2,000 and they agreed.




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