Update by user Jun 14, 2013
Well, almost two months have transpired since my DISH NETWORK NIGHTMARE began. It’s time to give an update on the latest developments on the case. Last April, I contacted the credit reporting agencies and initiated the corresponding dispute processes with all three of them. Concurrently, I contacted the collections agency and informed them about my situation and sent a Dispute Letter along with the supporting documentation they requested. On that letter I pointed out the following: 1) That I had never conducted any business nor had any dealings whatsoever with Dish Network; 2) That I did not own subject debt nor have received any service from Dish Network, and 3) That I was not the person whose name appeared on the account (they only had my first name). I also provided a copy of my driver’s license to further substantiate that.
Approximately, three weeks later I got a letter from the collections agency confirming that they have requested a deletion with all the credit bureaus. Soon after that, I also received a notification from the credit bureaus confirming that the negative account had been deleted. I got an updated copy of my credit report and the account was indeed removed. Honestly, I was shocked, as I was expecting a very long a tedious process. Well, needless to say, I was so NAIVE!
Today, I received a voice message from a different collections agency concerning the same FRAUDULENT DISH NETWORK ACCOUNT. Isn’t that outrageous? Apparently, the collections agency that “graciously” deleted the account from my almost pristine credit report, sold the account to a different collections agency. This time, my name was listed correctly, of course after obtaining all documentation that I provided to the previous collections agency to straighten up their mess.
My credit is totally ruined as a result of this nightmare. The worst part of this story…I have been a victim from Identity Theft and the only responsible party here is DISH NETWORK! I’m not giving up.
Update by user Jun 13, 2013
Original review posted by user Apr 29, 2013
I just learned that someone used my social security and first name to open a Dish Network account. The account was turned over to a collections agency for an unpaid bill of $400.
I'm iin the middle of purchasing a house and my credit score has dropped drastically. I'm trying to dispute this fraudulent account but I'm afraid this process will take forever. I have learned that I have to go through a tremendous hassle and I'm running out time. Interestingly, that's the only fraudulent account on my credit report.
I'm seriously considering initiating legal actions against Dish Network. I'm so angry and frustrated.
Product or Service Mentioned: Dish Network Account.