DoingHomework wrote:Yeah, it was pretty shocking to get threatened by customer service! They said if I reported the fraud or had the bank cancel the charges they would report me to a credit bureau and to the police. This is called "obstruction of justice" and is a crime. The idiots doing customer service should have known this. The lawwyers for the company certainly did! It was fun. I bet that customer service guy was looking for a job soon after that.
It is not obstruction as you are not a officer of the court, however it does violate law when it comes to Fair Debt Collection/Fair Credit Reporting and it does constitute harassment and threats without basis (if your state has this statute). I'd certainly call the corporate offices up and report this while having counsel draft a cease and desist letter.