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DirecTV Wrong-Number Collection Calls TCPA Settlement

DirecTV is spending $17 million to settle a class action based on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that DirecTV’s four debt collection agencies (Credit Management, LP, iQor, Inc., AFNI, Inc., and Enhanced Recovery Company, Inc.) made calls using prerecorded messages to the cell phones of individuals who were not DirecTV customers  Read more

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Medicredit Wrong Number Collection Calls TCPA Settlement

Medicredit, Inc. is settling a class action for just under $2 million, alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint claims that it placed collection calls using an artificial or prerecorded voice to the cell phones of consumers who did not have accounts in collections with Medicredit. More than 300,000 numbers were  Read more

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Hertz Wrong or Reassigned Number Calls TCPA Class Action

The Hertz Corporation is known for its vehicle rentals. But the complaint for this class action alleges that it has been making repeated robocalls to consumer cell phone numbers, which appear to be wrong or reassigned numbers. The complaint alleges these calls violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  Read more

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Verizon Wireless Wrong-Party Collection Calls TCPA Settlement

Cellco Partnership, the defendant in this case, does business as Verizon Wireless. It is now settling a class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by making prerecorded collection calls to consumer cell phones without the owners’ prior express written consent.  Read more

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Santander Consumer 145 Calls to Wrong Number TCPA Class Action

Santander Consumer USA, Inc. makes auto loans, and it also makes telephone calls trying to collect amounts owed on auto loans. The complaint for this class action alleges that Santander sometimes also calls wrong numbers, “badgering” people about accounts that do not belong to them, in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  Read more

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Debt Collector CMRE Violates Both TCPA and FDCPA Class Action

Automated debt collection calls may be annoying, but they’re much more annoying when they’re about someone else’s debt. The complaint for this class action alleges that CMRE Financial Services, Inc. places repeated automated calls to consumers, even after being told the calls are reaching the wrong people. The complaint claims CMRE is violating both the  Read more

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Virtuoso Sourcing Group Wrong-Number Robo-Calls TCPA Class Action

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.   Read more

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Comenity Bank Debt Calls to Friends and Relatives TCPA Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, Comenity Bank “bears the dubious distinction of perhaps being the most abusive robocalling debt collector in the country.” The complaint brings suit not under debt collection laws but primarily under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  Read more

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Comenity Bank 700 Calls at One Month in Arrears TCPA Class Action

The complaint begins by asserting, “Comenity remains one of, if the not the most abusive, robodialer in the country.” It is referring to Comenity Bank, which it claims “blasted Plaintiff’s cellular telephone with over 379 calls … in the span of two months” for an account that it claims was only one month delinquent. The  Read more

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Fingerhut, Gettington “Wrong Party” Texts TCPA Settlement

Bluestem Brands, Inc., the parent company of Fingerhut and Gettington, is paying over $5 million to settle a second recent class action alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that Bluestem sent unwanted text messages to numbers that it had coded as “wrong party” numbers.   Read more