Man alleges Rural/Metro of San Diego, others attempting to collect invalid debt

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 26, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County man alleges that a collector is attempting to collect an alleged debt he does not owe.

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County man alleges that a collector is attempting to collect an alleged debt he does not owe.

Phillip Franklin filed a complaint individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Rural/Metro of San Diego Inc., Credence Resource Management LLC and Does 1-20 alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Rural/Metro is attempting to collect $113.31 he alleges he does not owe.

The plaintiff holds Rural/Metro of San Diego Inc., Credence Resource Management LLC and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendants allegedly attempted to collect an amount prohibited by law and disregarded knowledge of invalid debts to increase profits.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendants; certify class action; award actual, consequential and statutory damages; special damages; injunctive relief; attorney's fees and other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Joseph Z. Samo and Trevor J. Carroll of Samo Law Group in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-01149

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