Here’s How to Make $300 if your number is on the list!

The most effective way to fight telemarketers? Sue them and force a settlement—one worth up to $12.5 million.

A Chicago judge approved a settlement last month that forces Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and a marketing company that worked with them to pay up for spamming people with pre-recorded telemarketing calls that promoted the cruise lines.

The problem? These calls allegedly violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, because the marketing company contracted to initiate the calls, Resort Marketing Group, didn’t have people’s permission to contact them.

If you received one of these calls, you could get up to $300 per call you received (up to $900 per phone number). To find out if you qualify, you can check out the class action’s website and search to see if your phone number qualifies.

The suit, filed by Philip Charvat in 2012, claims Resort Marketing Group contacted thousands of people through a telemarketing campaign on behalf of the three cruise lines. But he claims that neither Resort Marketing Group nor the cruise lines ever received prior express written consent from him allowing them to contact him in that manner—a step that’s required under the TCPA.

If the cruise lines and marketing company—all of which are named as defendants—were found to have willfully violated the TCPA, they could have faced damages of up to $1,500 per call. The settlement reached covers a lower amount, and is worth a total of $7 million to $12.5 million, depending on the number of claims filed.

According to the settlement agreement, only those who have their phone numbers are listed in Resort Marketing Group’s database are eligible for a payment. The pre-recorded calls went out between July 23, 2009 and March 8, 2014. All claims must be postmarked by November 3, 2017, or electronically filed by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on November 3, 2017.

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If anyone is interested I am Top40 online. In the real world my name is David Russell Ellenberger. I am a SWM 57 and live in Louisville, Ky. I started Internettop40.com about 4 years ago. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted the website to be about but I liked the idea of people voting on items in ranked lists. The voting on these ranked lists will move the items up or down in the rankings you vote by clicking the + or - buttons below or next to the item in a list, refresh the page and the item will then appear in it's new ranking. IMHO voting really is one of the most important things you can do. Your vote is literally worth millions of dollars and that's one thing the politicians want you to do but don't want you to think about in that way. In other words vote for me I'm the best and I'm for this I'm for that I am for all the things that you want and that's why should vote for me. In reality what its about is control over you and money. So next time you vote you should demand to get paid. But I digress that's voting on items is just one of the reasons I started Internttop40.com. I also wanted to get my point out to the people and hopefully other people will want to use my website to get their point out or at least create their own lists. I had hoped for this to be another social media website. That hasn't really happened and I have been online for almost 5 years now. More about that later.

 

Everyone thinks just put your website up and they will come but that's not really the case. Part of the problem is search engines like Google have almost complete control of the web and all the traffic on it and they want you to pay. They also don't like other social media sites or search engine type sites they are what's known in the business as viral sites or sites that mostly contain links and not much original content which is exactly what Google is. But I maintain that links are part of the branding and the way you show your links to the world is an original aspect of any website and part of the branding and is orginal content in and of itself. But Google doesn't think so, Because that's what they are and they of course want complete control and they have it and no one seems to care. I didn't care until I started this website. But again I digress.

 

Back to the point. Why I started this website. Well another reason was to make money you can sell things or you can put advertising on your website. You can go out and sell advertising yourself or simply sign up for advertising services that have already sold the advertising and put the ads on your website for you. Services like this from Google and it's advertising service called adsense. If you read up on the internet how to make money with a website You will eventually find Adsense and various websites will tell you you can make tens of thousands with website adverting its so easy. And that may be true just from a numbers point of view but then reality sets in. More coming in a few days. Thanks for reading....

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