State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday that the office recently filed a suit against Simple Recovery Solutions, a
Florida company that
allegedly tried to collect unverified debt or debt which never really existed
consumers. West Virginia
The suit accuses SRS of unfair competition methods and practices of deception by contacting consumers to collect debt they didn’t owe. The company is accused of violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act; the complaint also alleges that the organization operated without a valid
business license. West Virginia
Morrisey said that the goal of the suit was to protect the public.
“This complaint seeks to protect
from paying out money they do not owe,” Morrisey said. “Our office believes SRS
and its owners have collected, or attempted to collect, unverified debts from
at least 125 West Virginia
consumers so far.” West Virginia
He said fraudulent debt collection is a problem in
and consumers had to be made aware of “unscrupulous business practices.” West Virginia
The lawsuit was filed in Kanawha County Circuit Court.