TAMPA – A Riverview consumer alleges a debt collector called him more than 400 times using an automatic dialing system.
Jorge Rivera filed a complaint on Jan. 3 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against Diversified Consultants Inc. alleging violation of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in January 2016, he told the defendant its calls were harassing and revoked his consent to be called. The plaintiff holds Diversified Consultants Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly kept on calling the plaintiff despite his demand to stop.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages, punitive damages, actual damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by Amanda J. Allen and William Peerce Howard of The Consumer Protection Firm PLLC in Tampa.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00005-EAK-AAS