SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego consumer alleges T-Mobile opened an account in his name and charged him for it without his knowledge.
Patrick Ames filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Aug. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against T-Mobile USA Inc. and Does 1 through 10 citing the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff went to a retail store of the defendant on Aug. 15, 2016, to compare prices between his current provider and the defendant. He alleges he did not sign any documents or purchase any service. On Aug. 29, 2016, he alleges he received a letter from the defendant stating his application for a service plan had been denied, but he had not submitted an application.
The suit states that in October 2016, a debt collector contacted him claiming he owed a debt of $46.66 to the defendant.
The plaintiff holds T-Mobile USA Inc. and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly contacted the plaintiff in an attempt to collect an alleged debt for a service despite having no account or service with his name.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual damages, punitive damages and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon, Meghan E. George and Thomas E. Wheeler of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman, P.C. in Woodland Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:17-cv-01666-L-AGS