LOS ANGELES – A Sherman Oaks consumer claims a debt collector mailed him a letter falsely stating that he was issued a proof of service regarding a case for an alleged debt.
Ryan Odum filed a complaint on Jan. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Persolve LLC citing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, in January 2017, he received a collection letter stating that a judgment was entered against him for a debt he owed amounting to $4,232.29. He alleges he was never served in the case mentioned in the letter and filed a police report for identity fraud. He claims the defendant is still attempting to collect the alleged debt.
The plaintiff holds Persolve LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly sent a collection letter to the plaintiff containing false, deceptive and misleading representations in connection with the alleged debt.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages; statutory damages of $1,000; special, general, compensatory and punitive damages; all legal fees; and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman of The Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00734-R-KS