SHERMAN – A Denton consumer alleges a New York-based debt collector used illegal efforts to collect a purported debt.
Sachi Reyna filed a complaint on Dec. 17 in the Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas against Eastpoint Recovery Group Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges on or about Nov. 15, 2018, the defendant falsely threatened to file a suit against her and place a lien on her bank account if she did not immediately pay an alleged debt. She alleges that the amount allegedly owed has not been paid and no legal action has been taken.
The plaintiff also alleges the defendant contacted her mother, who was not a co-signer and is no way responsible for repayment.
The plaintiff holds Eastpoint Recovery Group responsible because the defendant allegedly violated the FDCPA when it threatened garnishment and employed false and deceptive means to collect an alleged debt.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and punitive damages, statutory damages of $1,000, litigation costs, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as may be just and proper. She is represented by Jody B. Burton of Lemberg Law LLC in Wilton, Connecticut.
Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas case number 4:18-cv-00873-ALM