Credit One Robocalls
Our law firm is the lead counsel in a class action against Credit One Bank, currently pending in federal court in Chicago. Our client, age fifteen, got dozens of calls on her cell phone from Credit One Bank because her mom was late on paying a credit card bill for less than one hundred dollars. She stepped up and agreed to be the lead plaintiff on behalf of millions of consumer across the country to say Stop Calling Us!
As part of the discovery process, we have discovered evidence that Credit One made more than 1.3 billion phone calls to people on their cell phones all over the country. In fact, from July 2015 through November 2015 -- five months -- Credit One called 144,000 people more than 500 times each.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act is a federal law that makes it illegal to call someone's cell phone using a robo-dialer unless the caller has the express prior consent of the person called. Violations carry a statutory damages of $500 per call which can be trebled to $1,500 per call if the calls were made "knowingly and willfully." These damages go directly to the person harmed: you, the consumer, who had to suffer through this harassment.
Our law firm specializes in taking on the biggest banks and financial institutions in the country and has obtained more than $210 million in settlement money for millions of consumers across the country. We also represent individuals, not just class actions, including people who have received hundreds of calls on their cell phones. Here's more information about Mark Ankcorn, the lead trial counsel at the firm. We only work on a contingency basis, which means our clients don't pay anything unless we win the case.
If you are one of the millions of folks who got one (or a thousand) of these calls from Credit One, please be in touch with us. We would love to hear your story.
If you're currently getting calls from Credit One or anyone else, just say "Please stop calling." It doesn't have to be in writing, though if you want to send a letter that's even better. According to the law, an oral revocation of consent is enough to trigger TCPA liability, assuming that the caller even had consent in the first place.
The more people step up and say Stop Calling Us! the quicker Credit One will change its practices and put a stop to these illegal calls. Please join us in our fight against harassing, intrusive calls.