ORLANDO – A Mims consumer alleges a debt collector has called him 125 times using an automatic telephone dialing system.
Ronnie Selby filed a complaint on May 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against Credit One Bank NA alleging that the defendant violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in July 2015, plaintiff answered a call from the defendant and informed its agent/representative to stop placing calls to his cellular telephone number about his alleged debt and demanding of payment. Plaintiff claims the numerous robo-calls invaded his privacy.
The plaintiff holds Credit One Bank NA responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to abide by the law of Florida regarding proper debt collection practices, failed to get any written consent to consumer before calling attempting to collect a debt and attempted to enforce a debt that is not legitimate or assert the existence of some legal right when it knows that right does not exist.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for statutory, punitive and actual damages, costs, interest, attorney fees, any other such relief the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Stephen A. Alvarez and William Peerce of The Consumer Protection Firm in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:17-cv-00642-RBD-GJK