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Allen Jones: Jury Awards Man $1.5 Million After Debt Collector Left Harassing, Racist Voice Mails (VIDEO)


First Posted: 06/01/10 07:24 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:40 PM ET

Harassing, abusive debt collectors, like the ones HuffPost readers detailed last June, should consider themselves warned.

A jury has awarded a debt-ridden Texas man has $1.5 million after a debt collection agency left vulgar, racist voice messages left on his cell phone. In August 2007, collectors from Advanced Call Center Technologies left eight messages for Allen Jones, an African-American, to collect his credit card debts.

Jones sued the agency, and last Friday a Dallas County jury awarded him $50,000 in mental anguish and $1.5 million in punitive damages.

Read the full story at WFAA-TV here, and WATCH their video report here:

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