Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Complaint filed against debt collection agency

A class-action complaint has been filed against CollectionCenter Wyoming, a debt collection agency. The plaintiff alleged that CollectionCenter Wyoming sent collection notices for past due medical bills after a judgment was ordered in Laramie County Circuit Court. This was in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

CollectionCenter Wyoming had garnished the plaintiff's wages for the past due medical bills. The funds to cover the garnishment were paid to the Clerk of the Court. However, a month later, the debt collection agency sent another notice to the plaintiff.

In addition, according to the court documents, the debt collection agency included private identifying information in its court filings that could lead to identity theft.

A prior complaint against CollectionCenter Wyoming stating the collection agency had made continued attempts to collect on a debt after the claims on that debt were dismissed has been settled and the suit was dropped with prejudice.

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