SACRAMENTO – A North Highlands resident alleges a debt collector harassed her with phone calls.
Sheree Tresca filed a complaint on Jan. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Global Payments Check Services Inc. alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in June 2016, she suffered a significant amount of anxiety, frustration and annoyance from receiving unsolicited calls from the defendant. The suit states the defendant's agent demanded to know how plaintiff was going to repay her alleged debt and defendant refused to provide her with the requested information. She alleges she demanded the defendant to cease the calls, but defendant purportedly continued calling her using an automatic telephone dialing system at an excessive and harassing rate.
The plaintiff holds Global Payments Check Services Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly called plaintiff with such frequency meant to abuse or harass, contacted plaintiff without express consent and invaded plaintiff's rights to privacy and seclusion.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant; statutory damages; treble, punitive and actual damages; costs of litigation; attorneys’ fees; and further relief as may be just. She is represented by Trinette G. Kent of Lemberg Law LLC in Wilton, Connecticut.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00084