TAMPA – A consumer alleges a debt collector sent her a collection letter that did not comply with debt collection laws.

Sybil Smith filed a complaint on March 31 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against Midland Credit Management Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 10 she suffered harm and injury from receiving a letter from the defendant in an attempt to collect upon a debt that violated provisions of the FDCPA, including misrepresentation of the character, amount and legal status of the debt. 

The plaintiff holds Midland Credit Management Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to identify information about the alleged debt within five days of the initial communication.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant, actual damages, interest, costs, attorney's fees, statutory damages of $1,000 per violation, and further relief that the court deems just. She is represented by Scott D. Stamatakis of Stamatakis + Thaiji + Bonanno in Tampa.

Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00765

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