Man sues bank over threatening MySpace messages

April 14, 2009 2:16:44 PM PDT
A Chicago man is suing a collection agency and JP Morgan Chase Bank for posting threatening messages on his daughter's MySpace account. James Ricobene claims Universal Tracing Services threatened his daughter with felony charges and possible imprisonment if he didn't pay back his car loan.

When he contacted Chase, Ricobene claims, he was told the bank employs Universal because the company uses social networking sites and that it's an "effective collection practice."

The suit accuses Universal And chase of libel, invasion of privacy and violation of the Consumer Fraud Act, and asks for more than $150,000 in damages.

A spokesperson for JP Morgan Chase told ABC7 they cannot comment on pending litigation.


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