On behalf of our client, Lemberg & Associates recently filed a complaint in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, against Focus Receivables Management. Our client alleges that Focus Receivables Management called in an attempt to collect a $209 DirecTV debt, and that the debt collection agency called two to three calls per day to her home telephone. On several occasions, our client explained that she did not owe the debt, and at least once requested that Focus Receivables Management stop calling. In addition, our client informed Focus Receivables Management that she had an attorney. Nevertheless, Focus Receivables Management continued to call.
The lawsuit charges that Focus Receivables Management violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by contacting our client knowing she was represented by an attorney; by engaging in harassing behavior; by using false, deceptive, or misleading representation in connection with the collection of a debt; by using unfair and unconscionable means to collect a debt; and by failing to send a validation notice. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that Focus Receivables Management violated the Pennsylvania Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act and invaded our client’s privacy.