Court Rules Debt Agency Can’t Contact Woman on Facebook

N.J. Law Journal reports:

A Florida judge has ordered a debt collection agency to not use Facebook or any other social media site in an attempt to locate a woman over a $362 unpaid car loan. Judge W. Douglas Baird of the Florida 6th Judicial Circuit Court also ordered Mark One Financial LLC of Jacksonville, Fla., to refrain from contacting the woman’s family or friends on Facebook. The order is part of a lawsuit that Melanie Beacham filed last August against the debt collection agency. According to court documents, Beacham said Mark One sent messages to her and her family on the Facebook networking site to have her call the agency about the debt. Billy Howard, the woman’s attorney with the Morgan and Morgan law firm in Tampa, said the debt collectors violated a provision of Florida’s consumer protection law that prohibits debt collectors from harassing people.

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About Lawrence "Larry" Berezin

I retired from the private practice of law after a 35-year legal career and fight parking tickets for people like you and me. I love sharing valuable information, tips and tricks to help drivers beat NYC parking tickets.

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