Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. Is Making Consumers Aware of Recent Class Action Lawsuits Alleging Violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Class action lawsuit filed on March 30, 2020 against Firmfinder LLC in United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Allegedly, Defendant [Firmfinder] called Plaintiff in 2019 and 2020 from telephone number (954) 518-3298. According to the complaint, telephone number (954) 518-3298 is
a number which upon information and belief was ‘spoofed’ and was not in service. In other words, Defendant [Firmfinder] used technology to change the phone number it used to call Plaintiff so that the number would appear on Plaintiff’s Caller ID as a local 954 area code number. The spoofing of telephone numbers is also consistent with Defendant’s use of an ATDS, as computer software was used to manipulate the way that the call appeared on Plaintiff’s Call[er] ID.
Upon information and belief, the purpose of Defendant’s phone calls was marketing and solicitation.
Schooladvisor, LLC, d/b/a Degreesearch.org
Class action lawsuit filed on March 26, 2020 against Schooladvisor, LLC, d/b/a Degreesearch.org, in United States District Court, Eastern District of California.
According to the complaint, “[i]n an effort to boost DegreeSearch’s business, Defendant utilized bulk text messaging to reach consumers.” According to the complaint, the Plaintiff received the following unsolicited text messages to his cell phone from Schooladvisor, LLC, d/b/a Degreesearch.org:
On February 2, 2020, at 10:23 AM, Plaintiff received an unsolicited text message to his cellphone from Defendant using SMS shortcode 397-96, which read, “$6,195 in school grant $$ could be available if you qualify! View Schools: http://www2.schoolwe.com/r/1ogp9ha0j (CPG, reply stop to remove)”.
On February 10, 2020, at 10:28 AM, Plaintiff received a similar text message from the same shortcode 397-96, which read, “Edwardo, did you get a chance to explore your class options? View matches here – http://www2.schoolwe.com/r/1ow74bt0m (DS, reply stop to remove)”.
On February 13, 2020, at 8:42 AM, Plaintiff received another text message from the same shortcode 397-96, which read, “Get matched to a school in seconds! $6,195 per year to those who qualify. http://www2.schoolwe.com/r/1rheg0r0e (DS, reply stop to remove)”.
On February 14, 2020, at 12:11 PM Plaintiff received a text message from the short code 397-96, which was identical to the February 13th text message. The text message read, “Get matched to a school in seconds! $6,195 per year to those who qualify. http://www2.schoolwe.com/r/1rheg0r0e (DS, reply stop to remove)”.
According to the complaint, the “Plaintiff does not have a relationship with DegreeSearch, never provided his telephone number to DegreeSearch, and never requested that DegreeSearch send text messages to him or offer him its services in any way.”
Do You Believe You Are a Victim of Illegal Robocalls, Text Messages, “Junk” Faxes or Telemarketing Sales Calls?
If you have received illegal robocalls, text messages, “junk” faxes or telemarketing sales calls, you may be able to recover at least $500 for each illegal call, text or fax you received and, possibly, as much as $1,500 for each illegal call, text message or facsimile that was made either willfully or knowingly in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
To help evaluate your potential legal claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, please complete KLF’s confidential Robocall Questionnaire or, if you prefer to speak with an attorney, please complete the form above on the right, e-mail [email protected] or contact Michael Yarnoff, Esq., [email protected], (215) 792-6676, Ext. 804, for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your potential legal rights.