PITTSBURGH – An Allegheny County consumer alleges a debt collector keeps calling her over a debt she does not owe.
Trileise Barber filed a complaint on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated on Sept. 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Santander Consumer USA Inc. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that beginning in July 2017, she was called several times on her cellular telephone by the defendant to collect a debt she does not owe. She alleges she is not the owner of the debt and has never provided her contact information to the defendant.
The plaintiff holds Santander Consumer USA Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly kept calling the plaintiff despite her request to cease calling and after she informed it that she did not owe the alleged debt.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks $500 in statutory damages for each and every violation, treble damages up to $1,500 for each and every violation and any further relief this court grants. She is represented by Cynthia Z. Levin of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in King of Prussia.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-01227-CB