Woman in lawsuit says Norfolk debt collector robocalled her 1,500 times


NORFOLK — A woman is suing a Norfolk debt collector after the company allegedly “robocalled” her more than 1,500 times.

Melinda Howard said that over the last four years Portfolio Recover Associates LLC used prerecorded voice technology — or robocalling — to bombard her with calls to her cellphone in an effort to collect debt she accrued on a credit card, according to a complaint filed in the Eastern District Court of Virginia.