Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. is making consumers aware that on October 25, 2018, a class action complaint was filed against Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (“Wells Fargo”) for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”). Wells Fargo, allegedly, “placed tens of thousands of harassing calls to wrong parties-people with no ongoing business relationship with Wells Fargo and who owe no debt.”
According to the class action complaint, Wells Fargo “engaged in this ongoing practice of contacting Plaintiff and proposed Class Members on their cellular telephones without their express consent,” and “nonetheless continued to make automated calls,” despite a June 2008 citation issued against Wells Fargo by the FCC for TCPA violations. The complaint stated that
[n]otwithstanding these prior violations of the TCPA, the FCC’s citation, and the prior class action lawsuits and settlements, Wells Fargo violated the TCPA by contacting Plaintiff and proposed Class Members on their cellular telephones by using “an artificial or prerecorded voice” . . . and/or via an “automatic telephone dialing system,” . . . without their prior express consent within the meaning of the TCPA.
Allegedly, in 2016, Wells Fargo started to place calls to the cellular telephone of the Plaintiff from telephone numbers (800) 289-8019, (248) 728-2304, and (888) 804-5037. When telephone numbers (800) 289-8019 and (888) 804-5037 were dialed, recorded messages identifying Wells Fargo played, according to the complaint. The calls to the Plaintiff’s cell phone “were intended for a recipient other than Plaintiff,” and the Plaintiff tried to get Wells Fargo to cease making calls to her cellular telephone number. Additionally, the Plaintiff, according to the class action complaint, was never a Wells Fargo customer and never had a business relationship with Wells Fargo.
The lawsuit seeks to enjoin Wells Fargo from continuing to make calls to the Plaintiff’s and other class members’ cellular telephone numbers without their prior express consent, as well as statutory damages.
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.