On behalf of our client, Lemberg & Associates recently filed a complaint in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, against Allied Fidelity Services. Our client alleges that Allied Fidelity Services began contacting her in an attempt to collect a debt by placing numerous calls to her place of employment. During the first call, she told them that she could not take personal calls at her workplace and asked that Allied Fidelity Services cease all calls to her work phone number. Immediately after this call, Allied Fidelity Services called her back at work and continued to call her there on a daily basis. This was despite her demand that they cease all phone calls to her workplace. In fact, they called her at work so frequently that her employer warned her about the prohibition of receiving personal calls while at work. In addition, Allied Fidelity Services failed to send our client written validation of the debt, including a notice of her rights under federal law.
The lawsuit charges that Allied Fidelity Services violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by engaging in harassing behavior; by causing a telephone to ring repeatedly, with the intent to annoy or abuse; by failing to send a validation notice; by contacting our client at a place and time known to be inconvenient; and by contacting our client at her workplace, knowing that her employer prohibited such calls. The lawsuit also charges that Allied Fidelity Services violated the Texas Debt Collection Act.