A proposed class action has been filed in Florida against VegasSportsConsultants.com and its owning entity, Perfect Privacy, LLC, over what the plaintiff claims are unsolicited bulk spam texts sent in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
The plaintiff claims he received an unsolicited text from the defendants on June 20, 2017 telling him to “Text ‘CASH’ for the 3 Biggest MLB Selections in the past 30 days!” The case says the plaintiff received similar baseball- and football-related texts from the defendants on at least five other occasions between June and September 2017, all from the same number believed to belong to Perfect Privacy. The messages failed to provide the plaintiff with any way of opting out of future texts, the suit says.
“[The plaintiff] has never signed-up [sic] for, and has never used, [the defendants’] services or products,” the complaint reads, “and has never had any form of business relationship with [the defendants].”
Automatic dialing technology prohibited for use in non-emergency situations was used to send the texts to consumers en masse, the case adds.
The suit seeks statutory damages of $500 per unsolicited text, as well as damages of $1,500 per text for instances of willful TCPA violations.