ERIE – A consumer alleges that a bank is harassing him with automated calls.
Andrew Velicoff filed a complaint on Aug. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Synchrony Bank alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in May and June, he received 136 unwanted calls on his cellular telephone from the defendant. He alleges he also received numerous calls prior to those months.
The plaintiff holds Synchrony Bank responsible because the defendant allegedly used an automated telephone dialing system or pre-recorded messages to contact the plaintiff despite his several requests to stop calling.
The plaintiff seeks statutory damages of $500, treble damages of $1,500, and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Mark G. Moynihan of Moynihan Law PC in Pittsburgh.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01013-MRH