Jiffy Lube Text Spam TCPA Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
The amount of the Jiffy Lube Text Spam TCPA Class Action Lawsuit Settlement is $47 million. The reason for the settlement is because Jiffy Lube customers were sent a text message from the company. This is considered a spam text message and actually violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act or TCPA. The content of the text message was that there was a one time offer for 45% off for an oil change.
The Jiffy Lube Text Spam TCPA Class Action Lawsuit Settlement came about because the text messages sent by the company used phone numbers that the customers had provided on invoices. These invoices were for previous sales. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act or TCPA does not allow for the use of automatic telephone dialing systems to make phone calls without the consent of those people being called. This also covers text messages sent to those phone.
If you are eligible to take part in the settlement, then you may be eligible to get $500 for each violation. If you can prove that it was done willfully or intentionally, then you may even get up to $1500 per violation. I think this is the biggest refund that I have seen from any class action lawsuit settlement in cases like this. Now you may be wondering how to file a claim because you should if you received the spam text messages. There is a toll free number that you can call at the Gilman Law LLP website. There is also a fax number that you can submit your claim to if you wish to do this. There is also a website where you can file a claim online. Finally if you do not like any of the options listed here, you can also just email the law firm.
There have other companies who have also been hit by the class action lawsuits for sending unsolicited text messages. The most recent one was for Huffington Post. Apparently Huffington Post also violated TCPA because it sent text message news updates to phones even though the owners of the post had said that they did not want to receive these text messages anymore. Dell was also sued for sending text messages for past due accounts.
Yet other companies that have settled their cases for sending unsolicited text messages include Twentieth Century Fox, Simon & Schuster. Timberland and Burger King have also settled. Steve Madden brand products also settled a TCPA lawsuit. It sent more than 200,000 promotional messages to cell phones.
I know that I get very upset when I receive these text spam messages. For me getting them from a company that you have worked with or bought something from is a lot better than those random ones that you get. Some of the random ones I get are to buy products and the only way to opt out is to go to a website that they provide. There are two problems with that. First, why should I go to a website to stop the text messages that I did not ask for in the first place? Secondly the website that they send you to does not really exist. So they try to play games so that there is no way for you to stop them from sending you unwanted text messages. This is definitely against the law and should be stopped at all costs. I get a lot more that I have to reply with the word STOP to have them stop sending me these text messages that I did not want.
I do not understand why the companies do this when there have been so many TCPA lawsuits and TCPA lawsuit settlements. I would think that they would have learned not to do it. I guess a lot of them forget that it is actually against the law to send text messages to people without asking their consent. I guess a lot of people think that since it is not a phone call then it is okay. They forget that sending a text message is actually like a phone call except that it is in text form. The person receiving it still get information that they did not want to receive.
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