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Unsolicited Cell Phone Calls

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One of the most common types of class action brings suit against telemarketers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In this case, the complaint alleges that LendUp Global, Inc. violated the TCPA by contacting consumer cell phones using an automatic dialing system and/or an artificial or prerecorded voice.

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What is there to say about the number of companies that continue to violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)? The complaint for this class action alleges that Home Warranty Administrator of Arizona and CHW Group, Inc. (which does business as Choice Home Warranty) are the culprits, contacting consumer cell phones in violation of the law. 

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Cox Communications is paying more than $10 million to settle a class action alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that Cox placed calls to consumer cell phones, using automatic dialing systems or an artificial or prerecorded voice, even though the consumers were not Cox customers.

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) seeks to protect consumers from unwanted telemarketing calls and give them some choice about who contacts them. The complaint for this class action alleges that Cardinal Financial Company, LP knowingly and willfully violates this law by sending telemarketing text messages to consumer cell phones. 

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The complaint for this class action alleges that Virtuoso Sourcing Group, LLC (VSG) is one more in the long list of companies making illegal calls to consumers, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). At issue are wrong-number autodialed calls made to consumer cells phones. 

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Wells Fargo is paying well over $17 million to settle a class action relating to a series of calls or text messages sent to consumer cell phones. The complaint alleged the bank placed these calls with automatic dialing systems or artificial or prerecorded voices in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

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Creditors do have a right to contact their debtors—but they do not have a right to do it in ways that violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and they do not have the right to make repeated calls to wrong numbers. The complaint for this class action alleges that CCS Financial Services, Inc violated the TCPA by using prerecorded messages and automatic dialing systems to call consumer cell phones.

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It’s amazing that consumers take deliberate and sometimes multiple measures to try to keep away telemarketing calls and yet companies keep calling—as if people who have told them not to call will turn around any buy something from them. In this case, the caller is Fidelity National Home Warranty, which the complaint claims has violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

One of the difficulties with automated calls is that they may not be for the person who currently owns the number. Getting connected to someone who can do something about it can be time consuming. The complaint for this class action alleges that Discover Financial Services, Inc. placed debt collection calls to consumer cell phones that were not owned by the parties it was trying to reach.

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When Congress was considering what to do about telemarketing calls, it found that “the evidence presented to Congress indicates that automated or prerecorded calls are a nuisance and an invasion of privacy, regardless of the type of call.” The complaint for this class action alleges that iHOUSEweb, Inc. nevertheless tries to gain customers by telemarketing to them on their cell phones.

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