JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $3.75 Million to settle claims after a class action was filed in the Middle District of Florida alleging that JPMorgan Chase violated the Telephone Consumer Protection (TCPA) by placing autodialed calls to cell phone numbers that were reassigned from Chase customers to new cell phone subscribers. In other words, JPMorgan Chase customers changed their number but never updated their records. The phone calls were automated and without prior express consent of the cell phone owners. Pursuant to the allegations in the class action complaint, JPMorgan Chase Bank continued to call thousands of people (675,000) who had previously told the company that it had the wrong number.
While the company did not admit to violating the TCPA it did agree to settle the claims and avoid the expense and uncertainty of litigation. Had JPMorgan Chase lost the case it may have been responsible for paying between $500 to $1500 for each illegal phone call.
If you are receiving calls from creditors that are not meant for you, you have the right to send a cease and desist letter requesting that the calls stop. If they do not, you may be able to file a similar TCPA case seeking between $500 to $1500 per phone call.
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