RIVERSIDE – A Hemet consumer is accusing a South Dakota bank of unlawful credit and collection practices.

Osmin Morales filed a complaint on Oct. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Eastern Division against Citibank NA and Does 1 through 10 alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between December 2015 and February, the defendant called 128 times over an alleged debt. The plaintiff holds Citibank NA and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly contacted plaintiff using an automatic telephone dialing system with such frequency to be considered harassment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction against the defendant, actual damages, $500 in statutory damages, $1,500 in treble damages, all legal fees and interest and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Kian Mottahedeh and John D. Sarai of SM Law Group APC in Encino.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 5:16-cv-02095-JGB-KK

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