Cincinnati, Ohio Telemarketing attorney and invasion of privacy lawyer reviewing Wells Fargo TCPA settlements and other Robocall Violations
When telemarketing companies, banks and real estate companies call and harass you with offers and other unsolicited information, consumers may have some recourse. In fact, spam calls, robocall and telemarketing lawsuits are more common now than ever. When companies violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and continually call consumers, they are liable for damages due a flagrant invasion of privacy.
One such TCPA lawsuit alleged that Wells Fargo Dealer Services, Inc., a division of Wells Fargo Bank, violated TCPA laws by using prerecorded calls and an automatic robocalling telephone dialing system to initiate calls regarding automobile retail installment sale contracts. The calls violated privacy laws because the Wells Fargo calls were made without the prior express consent of consumers who received the calls.
A settlement has been reached in the Wells Fargo TCPA case, which affected individuals who received a robocall regarding a Wells Fargo auto financing account between April 2011 and March 2016. Other Wells Fargo infractions involve several hundred thousand individuals who were not customers of the bank in an attempt to collect on unpaid debts.
A settlement worth over &7 million has been reported to end TCPA Class Action lawsuits alleging Wells Fargo violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Attorneys were attempting to triple damages under the U.S. Telephone Consumer Protection Act, with fines up to $1,500 for each call. Robocalls from an auto dialer were placed to cell phones in connection with the following:
Many consumers assume they are on a do not call registry, which is meant to protect them from telephone harassments and irritating calls from a range of telemarketers, real estate companies, banks, debt collection agencies, hotels and other U.S. companies.
If you wish to sign up, and avoid calls from telemarketers, go to donotcall.gov or call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) from the phone you want to register. The do not call registry service is free of charge, and once you sign up, you should be registered within 72 hours.
Please note: a telemarketer or company with whom you’ve made a purchase may call a consumer in an established business relationship for up to 18 months after the consumer’s last purchase, delivery, or payment – even if the consumer’s number is on the National Do Not Call Registry.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) takes these cases very seriously these days. If you have been harassed by any bank, hotel, real estate company or other organization, please call The Lyon Firm to speak with an invasion of privacy attorney regarding your legal options. Class Action TCPA lawsuits can be very valuable and in recent years, several defendants have settled cases for millions of dollars.
Not only do TCPA violation lawsuits recover rightful compensation for victims and plaintiffs, but telemarketers and robocall companies are held responsible, discouraging such consumer harassment in the future. Large settlements are likely, and evidence such as call records, text message screenshots and voice recordings should be saved and shared with your TCPA attorney.
If you have received unwanted prerecorded robocalls or unsolicited text messages, contact an Ohio TCPA Lawyer to discuss your legal options. Call The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403 for a free consultation. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding Wells Fargo TCPA settlements and other telemarketing lawsuits.