Last week a Jury in Dallas, Texas made one of the biggest sanctions ever in a case involving abusive debt collections. The jury awarded Allen Jones’ $50,000 in mental anguish damages and $1.5 Million in punitive damages due to the conduct of debt collectors employed by Advanced Call Center Technologies. This story was first reported by WFAA-TV in Forth Worth.
Debt Collectors employed by ACCT admitted to making the calls which included the use of racial slurs, swearing, and mental harassment. All of this was over “Zombie Debt” of $200.00 that Mr. Jones had previously paid but his creditors refused to give him credit.
Even if you may or may not owe a company money they are not entitled to berate your in their attempts to collect a debt. By law debt collectors must treat you with:
If you are receiving calls from a debt collector and he or she is saying things that
you could not “Repeat to your Grandmother” then your rights under state and federal law are being violated. It is time to act!
Debt Collector harassment is illegal and can be stopped Click Here for Help.