ORLANDO – A Jacksonville consumer is suing a debt collector over allegations it was trying collect unlawful fees.
Sharon McGregor filed a complaint on March 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against M.G. Credit Inc., alleging that the debt collector violated the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act and the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in Nov. 17, 2015, she received a collection letter directing her to make payment on a purported debt to the website www.mgcredit.com. Upon reaching the website, there was a $5 charge for paying with credit card, the suit states. The plaintiff holds M.G. Credit Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly attempted to collect improper collection fees through online payments.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for actual and statutory damages, attorney's fees and costs and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. She is represented by Michael J. Ringleheim of RC Law Group PLLC in Hackensack, New Jersey.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 3:16-cv-00366