Law360, Washington (August 10, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT) -- Two men hit Collecto Inc. with a putative class action in California federal court Monday, saying the AT&T Inc. debt collector violated their privacy by making QR codes with sensitive information publicly visible on the plaintiffs' collection notices.
Collecto violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by sending collection notices with QR codes, visible through a clear plastic sheet on the envelopes, that when scanned revealed the recipients' account numbers, the suit says.
Scanning the QR code on mail sent in December to Fernando Jackson, an AT&T user, revealed his Collecto account number...
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