Collection agent accused of pressuring payments in NC suit

By Hayley Fowler (June 16, 2022, 1:31 p.m. EDT) – A North Carolina woman says she felt pressured to pay off a debt after receiving a supposedly encrypted text message from a collection agency with little details suggesting she had a blow to settle, according to a proposed class action lawsuit filed Wednesday in Federal Court.

Maraim Rivera sued New York-based Capital Link Management LLC, in the Central District of North Carolina, on behalf of a proposed class of consumers who received similar texts, which she claimed violated Fair Debt Collection Practices. Act.

Rivera argued that the text made it sound like she had to pay the proposed settlement immediately, …

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