It might sound like a scam but it most certainly is NOT! A triumphant class action suit against Dish Network telemarketing operation is putting money in unexpecting pockets.
CBSNews wants the nation to know that each and everyone of else could be the recipient of money won in a class action suit against Dish Network for their violation against telemarketing laws.
We all know how annoying those telemarketing calls can get. And with the advent of mobile devices, we thought we dodged them as we transition completely from landlines.
But unfortunately, those sneaky weasels snaked back into our lives by finding ways to get ahold of our cell phone numbers — and the bothersome calls started all over again.
What made matters worse is that even when you’d ask to be put on their “do not call” list, you’d still receive the pesty calls — sometimes several times in a day.
Well, redemption has come in the form of a payday for some. As reported on CBSNews attorney John W. Barret with Bailey Glasser has won a class action lawsuit against Dish Network.
The jury awarded $400 for each of the 51,000 calls made in violation of the Do Not Call Registry. Not only that, a judge later determined Dish “willfully and knowingly violated” the law and tripled the damages to $1,200 per call.
Dish Network is appealing the ruling but in the meantime, Barret is trying to get in contact with everyone that has a claim to the awarded funds. Unfortunately, he is running into some hangups himself.
Some won’t answer. Others hang up on him. That’s despite the fact he did win a lawsuit against Dish Network for what a jury found was illegal telemarketing.
“Talking to them firsthand, I learned that they thought that we were, A, telemarketers, or B, trying to scam them,” Barrett said.
There’s is away to find out if you are one of the lucky recipients of the awarded money. And it’s simple and easy to do. Just enter your phone number on the provided link and in seconds, you’ll see if “your number is one of the 18,066 eligible for payment” as written on kccsecure.com.
Click below to enter your number.