TAMPA – A Largo man alleges a debt collector has contacted him more than 150 times.
Ronald Ventura filed a complaint on March 24 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida
against Citibank NA alleging that the creditor violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in November 2016, he has suffered from abuse and harassment, stress and anxiety, including invasion of privacy, unnecessary expenditure of his time and intrusion on his seclusion, caused by defendants' barrage of calls in an attempt to collect on alleged debt.
The plaintiff holds Citibank NA responsible because the defendant allegedly called plaintiff with such frequency meant to abuse or harass, unlawfully utilized an automatic dialer and automated voice, and contacted plaintiff without prior express consent.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant; statutory, punitive, actual and treble damages; enjoinder from further violations; and other relief the court may deem just. He is represented by Octavio Gomez of Morgan & Morgan PA in Tampa.
Tampa Division for the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00690