Use of artificial or pre-recorded voice
This class action is yet another brought against allegedly illegal telemarketing under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This time, the alleged culprit is Ally Financial, Inc., which the complaint accuses of unlawfully calling the cell phones of people it has no relationship with.
“Robocalls and telemarketing calls are currently the number one source of
consumer complaints at the FCC.” You might think that this statement on the Federal Communications Commission website was made before the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was passed, but it was actually made in 2016, when the TCPA had been in effect for twenty-five years. The complaint for this class action alleges that yet another company—LE Energy, LLC, doing business as Utility Gas & Power—has engaged in illegal telemarketing.
We think of unwanted telephone calls as an annoyance, but what if the person receiving the calls is legally disabled and suffering from numerous medical conditions? This is the case with plaintiff Heather M. Barclay, and the complaint for this class action alleges that Capital One Bank (USA), NA should not have been making daily collection calls to her cell phone.
First Key Homes, LLC helps people find home rentals. That’s a good thing, but its telemarketing to cell phone customers may not be. The complaint for this class action claims that the company violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in making automated calls to consumer cell phones to promote its business.
Automatically-dialed calls are annoying, but even more annoying are automatically-dialed calls intended for other persons. The complaint for this class action alleges that LoanCare, LLC made automatically-dialed calls to consumer cell phones without permission, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
In 1991, Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) because of what the complaint for this class action calls “the explosive growth of the telemarketing industry.” The complaint explains, “In so doing, Congress recognized that ‘[u]nrestricted telemarketing … can be an intrusive invasion of privacy.’” The complaint alleges that First Data Merchant Services, LLC, aided by One Connect Processing, violated that law when it sent telemarketing calls to consumer cell phones.
Many class actions are filed over violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This is yet another one, brought against the Compass Lending Group, over telemarketing calls to consumer cells phones.
A $28 million settlement is resolving a class action about telemarketing. The complaint claimed that Alarm.com, Incorporated’s dealer, Alliance Security, Inc. made automated telemarketing calls to consumer cell phones and to numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry without first getting the consumers’ express written consent.
The complaint for this class action alleges that National Motor Club of America, Inc. hired Hard Tack, Inc. to make telemarketing calls on its behalf, and that the calls violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Calls from companies with whom you don’t care to do business can be annoying. They are even more so if the messages they carry are for someone else entirely. The complaint for this class action claims that Regional Acceptance Corporation (RAC) placed unwanted calls to the cell phone of William Christopher Collins, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).