By Alec Brooks of Kazerouni Law Group, APC on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.
On May 16, 2017, KLG obtained a judgment against CMRE Financial Services, Inc. for $6,501 on behalf of their client, A.C.
CMRE in an attempt to collect a medical related debt from our client repeatedly contacted A.C. via mail and phone. These communications continued even after A.C. sent CMRE a refusal to pay letter. Such contact following receipt of a consumer’s refusal to pay letter constitutes a violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1692c(c); and, California Civil Code § 1788.17.
A.C. made the correct move by sending this letter, and KLG is very happy we were able to obtain the judgment for him. We hope this case can be viewed as a learning experience for all consumers on the proper steps to take when being contacted by a debt collector.