If you received an unwanted marketing or sales call or text, then contact our firm immediately for a free consultation. Montgomery & Ponder, LLC attorneys are investigating lawsuits on behalf of people who received unwanted spam phone calls or texts on their cell phones from student loan companies, banks, travel companies, debt collectors, and other business. Remember, TCPA regulations are complicated and compensation is only available in certain circumstances.
NBC’s Today Show recently reported that a settlement had been reached in federal court for consumers that received certain robocalls offering a free cruise may be eligible for a settlement of $300 for each call, up to a maximum of $900 per person. A judge in Chicago approved a settlement that requires Resort Marketing Group and Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line, pay consumers who received telemarketing calls notifying people they qualified for a free cruise. “The judge ruled the calls violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act because the marketing company didn’t have written permission to use the phone numbers. According to the class-action lawsuit, Resort Marketing Group bought people’s contact information from a data broker.” To read the full article click here.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits marketing and sales companies from using automated and prerecorded calls to contact potential customers. Consumers must provide express consent to receive certain types of calls and have the right to tell the company you no longer want to receive marketing phone calls. For each unwanted call, a consumer may be able to collect between $500 and $1,500. Remember, even if you have previously made a purchase with a company, that company is still must have signed written consent in order to make robocalls for marketing.
Even though these companies are prohibited from using robocalls or a prerecord message to contact customers unless they provide prior consent, these companies still make the calls. Our attorneys pursue TCPA lawsuits to hold these businesses accountable, while also helping to get consumers the compensation they deserve under federal law.
Examples of unwanted marketing calls that may be considered violations of the TCPA are:
- Travel companies (such as “free cruise” or “free timeshare weekend” offers)
- Debt Collectors
- Student Loan Consolidation
- Check Cashing Companies
- Mortgage or Line of Credit Offers
If you have received unwanted spam phone calls or text messages on your cell phone, contact us today. Remember, TCPA regulations are complicated and compensation is only available in certain circumstances.