Unwanted Calls Results in $6.25 Million Class Action Lawsuit
The case was brought on by a consumer who had received unsolicited calls from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to their cell phone. The insurer repeatedly called this person on his pay-per-call cell phone. The calls were via a predictive dialing service; some call this robo dialing. The insurer had been calling many other consumers on their mobile phones without getting consent.
In 2014, the FCC received over 215,000 complaints about unwanted calls.
In the end, each member of the lawsuit received $200 for the unethical actions of the insurance company and their telemarketing practices.
Learn your Consumer Rights
If you are getting repeated calls from companies, or debt collection companies- you have rights. If you are getting calls from an automotive voice recording, without giving your phone number out- you have rights. Learn the TCPA laws and how they can help you protect yourself from unwanted and unethical calls.
If you cannot get the calls to stop, call our team at Francis and Mailman today!