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A Win for Consumers! Elderly Couple Wins $1 Million in BOA Lawsuit over Harassing Debt Collection Calls

December 18, 2014 Posted by kingcade

Nelson and Joyce Coniglio were called repeatedly and endured years of harassment after they fell behind on their mortgage payments in 2009. According to court documents, for more than four years the couple received approximately 700 collection calls from Bank of America’s automated robo calling system.

The automated system also dialed each number that the couple had available- home phone and cell phones, leaving messages on each one. The collection calls would come at all times of the day and night, leaving the 69-year-old couple completely overwhelmed and feeling helpless.

When Bank of America was not bombarding the couple with relentless and harassing phone calls, they were mailing them letters threatening foreclosure. The Coniglios say they even sent letters to the bank asking them to cease all phone calls, but the calls continued.

Fed up, the couple decided to take action, using the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which outlines the manner in which these collection companies, agencies, and banks collect on money owed to them.

The judge awarded the elderly couple exactly $1,051,000 in monies due, including court costs and other attorney fees related to the suit.

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