MIAMI – A Broward County man alleges an Ohio-based debt collector mailed him a collection letter with false information.

Patrick Gentles filed a complaint on Oct. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against General Revenue Corp. citing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff claims that on July 11, the defendant sent him a letter with false information in its attempt to collect an alleged debt. The plaintiff holds General Revenue Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly engaged in unlawful conduct in attempting to collect a consumer debt from plaintiff, including illegal display of a QR code on the envelope defendant used to mail the collection letter, and caused consumer to believe that the only way to end defendant’s collection attempts is to pay the alleged debt.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, damages, injunction, costs, attorneys' fees and other relief deemed just. He is represented by Jibrael S. Hindi of The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi in Fort Lauderdale and Thomas J. Patti of Thomas-John Law PA in Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-62567

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