That free cruise robocall may net you $900

Robocalls have, sadly, become a reality in our personal and business lives, and most of us have experienced the “you’ve won a free cruise” robocall. If you have received that robocall, you may be able to get a settlement check of up to $900!

Resort Marketing Group, the company that made the “free cruise” robocalls on behalf of Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise line, just settled a class action lawsuit that accused them of violating the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act). Resort Marketing Group began making recorded robocalls in 2009 based off a purchased list from a list broker. They claimed the individuals on the list had opted in to receiving the calls; however, the plaintiff in the case claimed he never gave consent.

The TCPA requires prior consent for robocalls and the lawsuit claims that Resort Marketing Group did not have any evidence related to consumers having opted in. In fact, the company who provided the list to Resort Marketing had purchased the list themselves from a third party.

The settlement is between $7 and $12.5 million depending on the number of claims filed. If you’re eligible, you can receive up to $300 per call with a limit at $900 for three or more calls received. Check out the class action site to see if you qualify.