Annoying Robocalls Regarding “Free Cruise” Could Earn You Up to $900
Ever get one of those annoying RoboCalls saying you won a free cruise? Those RoboCalls could now get you up to $900 thanks to a recent class action lawsuit. Thanks to the Charvat v. Carnival et al case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, class members can receive $300 to $900 for up to three violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
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The lawsuit claims Resort Marketing Group (RMG), a third-party travel agency, made the RoboCalls from July 2009 to March 2014 offering free cruises. The lawsuit claims the cruise lines authorized the company to make calls on their behalf.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) governs how telemarketing companies can call you. Prior to placing RoboCalls and using automated dialers, telemarketers must receive a consumer’s written consent. This can be given in various ways, including checking a consent box on an internet form.
Companies are not allowed to require consent as a necessity to buying products or services. They are prohibited from collecting mobile phone numbers through unrelated transactions, incoming phone calls, or third-party contacts.
Each robocall you received from RMG will have a maximum value of $300. You can claim up to three calls per telephone number included as part of the settlement.
Telemarketing companies must give you the option of opting out of receiving RoboCalls or autodialed calls. The option must be given at the start of the message. When leaving voice messages, telemarketers must offer toll-free call-back numbers for recipients can add their numbers to a do-not-call list.
You can check your phone number here to determine if you’re eligible to submit a claim.
All claims must be submitted by November 3, 2017.