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Unsolicited Cell Phone Calls

Bank of America Sign and Logo in Front of Branch

Financial institutions may telephone consumers to try to collect debts. What they may not do is call consumers’ cell phones using automatic dialing systems, unless they obtain prior express written consent. So says the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint for this class action claims that Bank of America Corporation did indeed use automatic dialing systems to contact consumer cell phones, even after a consumer’s lawyer told it to stop.

Target Store

Target is paying over seven million dollars to settle a class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint claimed that Target made automated calls to try to collect debts to persons who were not the debtors on the accounts and thus had not consented to receive such calls. 

Open Book with Title Page Saying "Telephone Consumer Protection Act"

A 2016 statement of the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) notes, “Robocalls and telemarketing calls are currently the number one source of consumer complaints at the FCC.” This comment came twenty-five years after the passage of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint for this class action alleges that HomeAdvisor, Inc. made unwanted calls to consumer cell phones in violation of that Act.

GoDaddy.com, LLC provides products and services related to website. The complaint for this class action alleges that it sends calls and text messages to customers to encourage them to buy more from it, without first getting their permission for this telemarketing. According to the complaint, this is a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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Despite efforts to limit calls to consumers, “[r]obocalls and telemarketing calls are currently the number one source of consumer complaints” at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). So reported the FCC chairman in 2016. This class action is yet another bringing suit against a telemarketer, Vivint, Inc., and DSI Systems, its telemarketer. The law allegedly violated is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Policeman Reaching Out of Cell Phone

For some reason, real estate agents or companies seem to be frequent violators of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint for this class action brings suit against Re/Max Real Pros for both placing calls and sending text messages in violation of the TCPA.

What does it say when a business funding lender uses unlawful methods to approach potential customers? Apparently, some businesses find it’s not a problem and, eighteen years after the passage of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), they continue to try to trawl for customers by telemarketing. In this case, Muth Capital, LLC is alleged to have made unlawful calls to consumer cell phones and also to have called numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry to peddle its services.

Cell Phone in Circle with Strikethrough

Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to try to stop the rising tide of automated telemarketing. Unfortunately, it has only grown. The complaint for this class action alleges that HealthCompare Insurance Services, Inc. placed illegal telemarketing calls to consumer cell phones, in violation of the TCPA.

Frontier Sign in Front of Brick Building

Yes, it’s another class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this case, the complaint alleges, Frontier Communications of America, Inc. repeatedly called placed calls to the private cell phone of a consumer with an automatic dialing system.

Cell Phone in Circle with Strikethrough

This settlement involves the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which requires that before telemarketing to consumer cell phones using automated equipment, businesses get the consumers’ prior express written consent.

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