SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County consumer alleges a debt collector misrepresented the amount of a debt in a letter.

Parivash Hekmat filed a complaint on Aug. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against GC Services Limited Partnership alleging that the debt collector violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practice Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff states that she received a validation notice from defendant dated July 6 about her alleged debt with American Express. The letter stated that the debt was accruing interest, which the suit states it is not. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant misrepresented the amount of the debt to intimidate her into making payments.

The plaintiff holds GC Services Limited Partnership responsible because the defendant allegedly made a false statement to force consumer to pay loan and intimidated plaintiff into making payments in violation of the FDCPA.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor, damages, interest, attorney's fees, costs of suit and further relief as the court may deem proper. She is represented by Alex Asil Mashiri of Mashiri Law Firm in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 16-cv-02194

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