A Verizon Wireless subscriber is suing the carrier and TransUnion in an Alabama federal court for continuing to try to collect $1,000 that the plaintiff says he does not owe the carrier. Johnny Howard said that the carrier and its agent TransUnion have falsely reported the disputed debt on his credit reports. Howard believes he is the victim of identity theft, but followed the carrier's instructions to fill out a police report and send it to the carrier, according to the suit.
"This wrongful conduct has drastically impacted plaintiff's credit score and credit worthiness and has caused him past and future monetary loss, past and future emotional distress, and other damages that will be presented," the lawsuit states.
Verizon Wireless and Alltel both faced class-action credit lawsuits last month, but those suits were over credit privacy.
For more on the suits:
- read this article from RCR News
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