TAMPA – A Tampa consumer claims she was called more than 600 times by a debt collector in its attempt to reach another party.
Starr Coleman filed a complaint on Jan. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against TransWorld Systems Inc. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant frequently called her in its attempt to collect an alleged debt by a third party and a person unknown to plaintiff. She alleges each call was made using an automatic telephone dialing system or a pre-recorded voice and without any prior express authority to call plaintiff.
The plaintiff holds TransWorld Systems Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly called plaintiff with such frequency meant to abuse or harass, contacted plaintiff without express consent and invaded plaintiff's rights to privacy and seclusion.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant; statutory, punitive, and actual damages; costs; interest; attorney's fees; and other relief the court may deem just. She is represented by Amanda J. Allen of The Consumer Protection Firm in Tampa.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00048