Unsolicited Text Messages
Companies are still trying consumers’ patience with unwanted telemarketing, including telemarketing that is illegal under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This class action brings suit against Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Inc. for autodialed text message calls. The complaint alleges that the company has been sending these texts to the plaintiff “over the past several years…”
Exit Realty Florida is a sub-franchise of a Canadian company which intends “to expand the Exit brand throughout the state of Florida with over 350 profitable franchises and 10,000 sales associates.” How does it intend to advertise itself? Unfortunately, it seems to have chosen to use telemarketing. The complaint for this class action alleges the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by unlawfully sending text messages to consumers.
This settlement resolves a class action alleging that Hot Topic, Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint claimed that Hot Topic sent telemarketing text messages to consumer cell phones without first getting the cell phone owners’ express written consent.
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).
“The [Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)] was designed to protect consumers from excessive, unwanted nuisance calls, exactly like the text messages alleged in this complaint.” So says the complaint for this class action, which claims that DSW Shoe Warehouse, Inc. sent unwanted telemarketing messages to consumers without first getting their permission.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lays out requirements for how advertisers can obtain permission to send customers telemarketing messages. However, the complaint for this class action claims that Boll & Branch obtains consumer numbers even from a simple call to their 800 number and doesn’t bother about permission.
If you contemplate buying something from a company, and fill out your information on their website, but do not complete the purchase, does that constitute “consent” to receive text messages from them? No, says the complaint for this class action. It alleges that 1Up Nutrition, LLC simply takes consumer phone numbers entered on its website and sends them telemarketing texts.
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).
This complaint calls Saks Fifth Avenue “a chain of luxury department stores.” This chain seems to include Saks Fifth Avenue, LLC, Saks Direct, Inc, Saks Direct II, LLC, and Saks Department Stores. It’s not clear which of these parties is responsible for sending unsolicited text messages to consumers, but this class action’s contention is that Saks has violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
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.