Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Debt Collection Agency Ordered Not to Use Facebook

Mark One Financial LLC (Mark One) of Jacksonville was ordered not to use Facebook to contact a St. Petersburg woman to collect $362 for an unpaid car loan.  In the lawsuit, the woman states that Mark One sent her and her relatives messages on Facebook telling her to call the company regarding the unpaid car loan.  In addition to using Facebook, the collection agency contacted her six to ten times a day by phone, sent her text messages, contacted her neighbor and sent a courier to deliver a letter to her workplace.

This is a violation of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.