MIAMI – Two Florida consumers allege a third-party debt collector attempted to collect a debt that had been paid.
Jeremy Bethel and Alexandra Roy filed a complaint on July 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against I.Q. Data International Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in March, they were sent a collections letter from the defendant for a debt they've already settled for a lease for Oasis at Bayside Apartments. The plaintiffs hold I.Q. Data International Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly communicated with Bethel's mother to remind plaintiff of their alleged debt, which was prohibited, and falsely represented the amount owed.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek all damages, legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Jennifer M. Colson of Jennifer M. Colson, ESQ. in Lighthouse Point.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 9:16-cv-81286-RLR