Woman Sues Debt Collector for Stalking Her on Facebook

Facebook debt collector
Facebook debt collector

Melanie Beacham had received letters, phone calls and a courier from the auto loan debt collector, but when an agent contacted her family and friends through Facebook, she decided to fight back.

Beacham sued MarkOne Financial LLC of Tampa, Fla. for harassment and inflicting emotional distress and has asked a Florida court to bar the agency from contacting her loved ones through the social media site in what the lawsuit said is "a campaign to embarrass, intimidate and harass her into paying an alleged debt." The lawsuit seeks $15,000 in damages and also seeks punitive damages.