Castle Strategic Properties, LLC has placed unlawful telemarketing calls to consumers who never consented to receive them, according to a proposed class action.
The lawsuit alleges the real estate investment services provider and its owner have run afoul of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a federal law that prohibits the use of automated telephone dialing equipment to place telemarketing calls without a recipient’s prior express consent to do so.
The plaintiff is a King County, Washington resident who claims to have received a handful of prerecorded calls from Castle Strategic Properties that identified “Zach” as the caller and requested a return call.
Per the case, the plaintiff, after receiving several calls, called the numbers back in order to determine their source. When the plaintiff was eventually connected with an acquisition manager, he was told that Castle Strategic Properties was calling “lots of people,” and that Zach was the owner of the company, the suit relays.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was not interested in the defendants’ real estate investment services and had not requested information regarding Castle Strategic Properties’ products, much less consented to receive automated calls from the company.
Moreover, the plaintiff’s phone number has been listed on the National Do Not Call Registry since 2004, the case alleges. Per the suit, it is a violation of the TCPA to place multiple telemarketing calls to a residential number on the registry without its owner’s consent.
The lawsuit claims the plaintiff and other consumers who received the defendants’ calls have “suffered an invasion of privacy and were harassed by the conduct of Defendant.”
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