Collection company sued for calling wrong person over 20 times

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Jul. 15, 2012, 11:29am

LUFKIN - A Livingston resident has filed a lawsuit against a collection agency after she received more than 20 collection calls for someone else's debt.

Dorcas White filed suit against First National Collection Bureau Inc. on July 3 in the Eastern District of Texas, Lufkin Division.

White states that the defendant made repeated collection calls to her cell phone in an effort to collect on someone else's consumer debt.

According to the lawsuit, White informed the defendant that she did not know the consumer and asked for the phone calls to stop, but the calls continued.

White states that within the last two years First National Collection Bureau called her at least 22 times.

The defendant is accused of violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The plaintiff is asking for an award of statutory damages, interest, attorney's fees and court costs.

White is represented by Robert Amador of Centennial Law Offices in Ventura, California. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Ron Clark is assigned to the case.

Case No. 9:12-cv-00105

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