Oaks woman files TCPA suit against Allied Interstate

Kasey Schefflin-Emrich Jul. 24, 2015, 9:42am


PHILADELPHIA - An Oaks resident has cited a debt collection company for making unwanted, repeated calls to her cell phone.

Tonya Crump filed a class action lawsuit June 26 in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Allied Interstate Inc., alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the defendant began contacting Crump on her cellphone in April 2015 in an effort to collect an alleged debt. Crump contends that prior to the calls she received a notice from the original debt holder confirming that she made all payments on the account and owed nothing further.

Despite this notice, the suit states the defendant made calls using an automated telephone dialing system and prerecord messages. The calls were made without Crump's consent and weren't made for emergency purposes, she says.

The suit also alleges that Crump incurred a charge for each incoming call.

Crump claims that even though she told the defendant on numerous occasions that she didn't owe anything and to stop contacting her, the company continued to place daily calls on her cellphone and at inconvenient times such as early in the morning.

Alleging that Allied Interstate made negligent and willful violations of the TCPA, Crump seeks statutory and treble damages for each violation and any other relief deemed appropriate by the court.

Crump is being represented by attorney Cynthia Levin of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman.

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number: 2:15-cv-03593-GP.

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