SHERMAN – A Plano consumer alleges a debt collector misrepresented itself as a hospital in collection calls.
Zohaib Mohammed filed a complaint on Jan. 14 in the Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas against Collectech Financial Services Inc., doing business as Prime Financial Services II, alleging that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 30, 2018, he began receiving calls from the defendant attempting to collect an allegedly past-due debt for Methodist Health System. He alleges the defendant also called again multiple times in December and left the same message, which failed to notify him that it is attempting to collect an alleged debt and any information would be used for that purpose.
He also alleges the defendant failed to identify itself as Collectech Financial Services in the messages and misrepresented itself as Methodist Health System.
The plaintiff holds Collectech Financial Services Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to identify itself as a debt collector in violation of the FDCPA.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and statutory damages, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses and all other relief as the court may deem appropriate. He is represented by Keren E. Gesund of Gesund & Pailet LLC in Plano.
Sherman District of the Eastern District of Texas case number 4:19-cv-00029-ALM-KPJ