Never accept financing with any HSBC credit card says customer

Cynthia in Michigan said: “I WISH I COULD FIND SOMEWHERE TO GO FOR HELP IN DEALING WITH THE SCAM THE HSBC CREDIT CARD COMPANY HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH!!! I have now cancelled all those cards that are backed by the HSBC credit cards, and will never use them again.

Though I experienced problems with the other HSBC companies (ie., receiving my bill with little time to pay w/o a late fee), the one that has convinced me to never use HSBC again is my past Best Buy HSBC card.

I purchased a computer with 18 months interest free. In order to avoid any problems with late fees, or interest being put back on the card, I set up automatic payments through my online bank, WITH enough days for the payment to arrive before the day of the month I was told it would be due.

Little did I know that the day of the month I was given was only for the first month’s payment. I NEVER received a paper or electronic bill.

It was not until I was checking on Best Buy reward points and had trouble with accessing my online account, that I made a call to the 800 #, and was informed that the billing cycle was 25 days vs. 30 days.

AND, I discovered I had received 9 late fees, or $328.50. After calling 3-4 times (talking to representatives and supervisors) and writing a letter to have them review my situation, did they give me $72.50 credit.

DOES THIS SOUND LIKE INTEREST FREE TO YOU? AGAIN, I NEVER RECEIVED A STATEMENT OF ANY KIND.

I now receive notices that I have a statement available, but can not access my account online. It keeps saying my information does not match any account they have on record. How convenient!

If you are reading this, I suggest that you NEVER accept financing through a HSBC back credit card (Best Buy, Menards, Younker, BonTon Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Parisian).”

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