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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

Fingerhut, Gettington, PayCheck Direct TCPA Settlement

Bluestem Brands, Inc. is paying a round $1 million to settle a class action alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint claimed that Bluestem placed calls to consumer cell phones that did not have accounts with its Fingerhut, Gettington, or PayCheck Direct companies. In doing so, it used automated equipment that  Read more

LoanCare Daily Cell Phone Calls to Wrong Parties TCPA Class Action

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).  Read more

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I3 Group Student Debt Collection Calls to Cell Phones TCPA Class Action

Even debt collection companies must obey the provisions of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)—and violations are all the more maddening when the person who receives the calls is not the person who owes money. The complaint for this class action alleges that the I3 Group, LLC violated the law when it called consumers without  Read more

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Comcast 143 Calls to Wrong Cell Phone Number TCPA Class Action

Sometimes companies insist on calling consumers’ cell phones not because they’re trying to telemarket to them, but because they’re trying to reach other parties who are not at that number. Even so, the complaint for this class action notes that this is still a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  Read more

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Flagship Credit Acceptance TCPA Settlement

Flagship Credit Acceptance is paying $4 million to settle a class action alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The complaint alleged that Flagship called the plaintiff on his cell phone using an automatic dialing system and prerecorded voice without consent, and that it continued to call him even after he told the  Read more