BEAUMONT – A Hardin County consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a debt collector over allegations of abusive, deceptive and unfair collection practices.

Troy Ephraim, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on Dec. 26, 2017, in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Recovery Service Bureau alleging that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the defendant mailed a collection letter to the plaintiff on Jan. 3, 2017. The plaintiff alleges the defendant falsely represented in the letter that there was an intention to take legal action.

The plaintiff holds Recovery Service Bureau responsible because the defendant allegedly used false, deceptive and misleading means to collect an alleged debt.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order declaring this action as a class action and certifying plaintiff and his counsel as class representative and counsel respectively, award for damages, interest and any further relief that the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Yitzchak Zelman of Marcus Zelman LLC in Ocean, New Jersey.

Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 1:17-cv-00533




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