Luxury Vehicle Retailer Allegedly Engaged in Unsolicited Text Message Telemarketing
On January 29, 2018, a class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was filed against The Collection LLC in United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.
According to the class action complaint, on December 12, 2017, The Collection, a Florida-based retailer of luxury vehicles, allegedly sent an unsolicited text message from (833) 600-0059 to the Plaintiff’s cellular telephone using an automated text-messaging platform. The message stated: “THE COLLECTION: Happy Holidays! We are offering 12 Days of Deals. Follow us on Facebook for your daily offer https://goo.gl/6R1aN% Reply STOP to opt-out”
The link in the message, according to the complaint, was a web link to The Collection’s Facebook page, which included postings indicating the terms of The Collection’s promotions. The following is an image of the message, as reflected in the complaint:
The class action was brought on behalf of all individuals in the United States who within the past four years were sent a text message to their cellular telephone by The Collection, or anyone on The Collection’s behalf, using an automatic telephone dialing system, without an emergency purpose and without the prior express consent of the text message recipient. The class action seeks, among other things, statutory damages of $500 for each TCPA violation, as well as treble, or triple, statutory damages of $1,500 for each willful and knowing violation of the TCPA.
Have You Received Unsolicited or Unwanted Telemarketing Calls, Autodial Calls, Prerecorded Calls, Robocalls or Text Messages from The Collection LLC or Any Other Company?
If you have received unwanted, unsolicited or harassing telemarketing calls, autodial calls, prerecorded calls, robocalls or text messages and would like to speak privately with an attorney about your potential legal rights, please contact Michael Yarnoff, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, [email protected], complete the form above on the right or send an e-mail to [email protected].