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Do Not Call Registry Fees Increase

By Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi | Jan 13, 2019

On October 1, 2018, annual fees for access to the numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry will increase. Access to registered numbers in a single area code will go up to $63 per year while access to area codes nationwide will increase by up to $385 per year. Access to numbers on the…

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Florida Man Hits Discover with TCPA Lawsuit

By Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi | Jan 6, 2019

Unwanted phone calls and text messages are the top complaints reported to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by consumers. According to the FCC, they received over 215,000 complaints under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in 2014. The TCPA protects consumers from unwanted solicitations from companies that send robocalls. These types of calls use an…

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The Top Five Lies Debt Collectors Tell

By Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi | Dec 30, 2018

Are you afraid of what a debt collectors might tell you? It’s understandable to be apprehensive when one of them calls, but don’t give into their pressure tactics. Their job is to get you to pay an overdue debt. While the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) restricts what they can do, some collectors may…

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How Do Class Action Lawsuits Work?

By Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi | Dec 23, 2018

Maybe you bought a phone that gave you trouble or a car that didn’t drive well. You’re considering filing a lawsuit against the seller, manufacturer, or other related party. If a large number of people are having the same trouble you are, it’s possible to file a joint complaint or “class action lawsuit.” Class action…

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Cubamax Class Action Suit Travel Texts Violate TCPA

By Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi | Dec 16, 2018

A Florida resident has sued a travel company that arranges trips to Cuba after receiving repeated text messages on his phone without his consent. Cubamax Travel, Inc., is accused of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by sending unsolicited text messages to the plaintiff in the case, Stephane Poirier. En Masse Texting The plaintiff…

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Tampa Bay Rays Face TCPA Lawsuit for Unwanted Text Messages

By Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi | Dec 9, 2018

For the second time, local MLB team the Tampa Bay Rays is facing a lawsuit for sending unsolicited text messages. The team is being sued under the Telephone Protection Consumer Act (TCPA), which protects consumers from unwanted phone calls, text messages and faxes. The suit alleges that the team sent out the unwanted messages to…

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Jenny Craig to Pay $3 Million in TCPA Settlement

By Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi | Dec 2, 2018

More than 600,000 Florida residents who received unwanted text offers from weight loss company Jenny Craig will partake in a $3 million class action settlement. Lead plaintiff Zoey Bloom began receiving a number of unwanted text messages from Jenny Craig on May 17, 2014. Bloom never gave the company consent to contact her, so she…

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Five Myths About Debt Collectors

By Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi | Nov 30, 2018

If you find yourself mired in the world of debt collection, you are likely to hear a lot of comments by people who may or may not know what they’re talking about. If you go online and do a search, you’ll find the same thing, as well as lots of books, articles, pins, and other…

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Stopping Neighbor-Spoofing Robocalls

By Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi | Nov 25, 2018

You’ve probably answered a call at least once with a phone number that looked local–probably very close to your own–only to be greeted with a recorded message for any number of unwanted products or services. You’ve answered the next-gen version of telephone scams: Neighbor Spoofing Robocalls. Your Neighbor Is Not Calling Unlike most phone-based scams,…

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