TAMPA – A consumer is accusing a creditor of telephone harassment.
Melanee Packard filed a complaint on May 4 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against Wells Fargo Bank NA alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in May 2015, she began receiving calls to her cellular telephone from the defendant seeking to recover an alleged debt. The telephone calls were made without her express permission or for emergency purposes, the suit states. The plaintiff holds Wells Fargo Bank N.A. responsible because the defendant allegedly placed calls using an automatic telephone dialing system and/or an artificial or pre-recorded voice and intentionally harassed and abused her on numerous occasions by calling multiple times during one day and on back-to-back days.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for statutory damages, treble damages, punitive damages, actual damages and any other such relief that the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Shaughn C. Hill of Morgan & Morgan, Tampa PA in Tampa.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-01098