Complaint / review text:
About a week ago i made an application to Cell C, for a cell phone contract, as i assumed my name had been cleared, i am working towards clearing my name. I was declined, suddenly today i get a visit from a guy who mentioned that he works for DMC Debt Management and Counselling, he insists that i sign a debit order to pay off this account from 2007.
This account is definately prescribed, he cannot give me any information like prescribed date, or a breakdown of the amount owed including interest and so on, but that he will give me a chance to settle in full at a discounted rate. If judgement was taken why does Cell C need to sell this account to recover, dont they know better.
DMC is in contravention, 126B. (1) (a) No person may sell a debt under a credit agreement to which this Act applies and that has been extinguished by prescription under the Prescription Act, 1969 (Act No. 68 of 1969).
I am totally against this bullying behaviour from Cell C and DMC my next step is Wendy Knowler and the media, i believe that people need to be educated about this tactic from financial houses. When doing online contracts or applications one expects privacy or information sharing. So not on!!!