A Chicago judge has approved a settlement worth up to $12.5 million that forces cruise companies to pay up for spamming people's phones.
Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and a marketing company that worked with them to pay up for spamming people with pre-recorded telemarketing calls that promoted the cruise lines.
The calls allegedly violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) becaus the marketing group did not have permission to contact people.
If you think you were the recipient of one of these calls, it could pay off!
To find out if you qualify for a payment of up to $300 per call you received (up to $900 per phone number), you can check out the class action’s website and search to see if your phone number qualifies.
According to the settlement agreement...
"Only those who have their phone numbers are listed in Resort Marketing Group’s database are eligible for a payment. The pre-recorded calls went out between July 23, 2009 and March 8, 2014. All claims must be postmarked by November 3, 2017, or electronically filed by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on November 3, 2017."