Here's how to find out if you are eligible.
If you've been seeking revenge for all those telemarketer calls over the years, you may be in luck—and a little bit richer.
Thanks to a class action lawsuit settlement, people who received certain calls from cruise lines are eligible for up to $300 per call—for a total of up to $900 for each qualifying phone number. And now, there's an easy way to check whether you qualify for the settlement through the class-action suit's website.
Resort Marketing Group, along with three major cruise lines it represents, recently settled the 2012 suit and will have to payout up to $12.5 million after the firm violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The law prohibits telemarketers from using automated messages to contact customers without their consent.
For those who received a call from Carnival, Norwegian or Royal Caribbean cruises between July 23, 2009 and March 8, 2014, you're likely eligible for a payment. Even some people who didn’t receive a call could be eligible, as the settlement includes anyone whose phone number is listed in the marketing group’s database.
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There’s no need to worry if you can’t remember if you received a spam call about cruises from nearly a decade ago. Finding out if you’re eligible is just a few clicks away. Just go to this website and choose one of the two options to see whether your phone number is listed as part of the settlement.
If it is, you can file a claim either online or through the mail. Just make sure you do so by November 3 of this year.