A Dorchester woman has gotten so sick of what she says are incessant calls from a debt-collection company over some other woman's debts that she's sued to make the calls stop.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday in US District Court in Boston, the woman says that even if she were the person who owes money, the repeated calls from Federal Bond and Collection Service, Inc. of Hatboro, PA are harassment and violate the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
The Defendant's representative advised that it was calling for a "Rosa Linda."
Plaintiff is not Rosa Linda nor does she know Rosa Linda.
In early December of 2013, during one of the calls, Plaintiff informed Defendant that it was calling the wrong person and asked Defendant to cease further calls.
Nevertheless, the calls continued to Plaintiff's home phone.
Sought: $1,000 recompense plus lawyers' fees.
Ed. note: I sympathize. There's a deadbeat down in the Taunton area whose name is just one middle initial different from my wife's. Even though she's in Taunton and has a different Social Security number, her credit record keeps getting appended to my wife's, and we get periodic calls from a debt-collection agency seeking to collect. Even worse was a couple years back when our bank told us it would reject our mortgage refinancing because of our "bad" credit, and I had to drive all the way down to Taunton to dig up the other woman's court records and then convince the credit agency that had downgraded us that that woman was not my wife - thank goodness it was Taunton and not, say, Seattle.