UNSOLICITED CALLS TO BUSINESS

A company calls businesses about search engine services saying it is affiliated with Google.  In fact, it is an independent company.  The company Egumball appears to cloak or disguise its name on some calls.  Our office is investigating claims. 

A company calls businesses about search engine services saying it is affiliated with Google.

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In fact, it is an independent company.  The company Egumball appears to cloak or disguise its name on some calls.  Our office is investigating claims.

 

ENERGY SUPPLIERS AND THE DO NOT CALL LIST

Consumers may find they received unsolicited calls even though they were duly registered on the Do Not Call List.

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If you received an unsolicited call you may be entitled to compensation if you are on the Do Not Call List.   No payment from you is needed and Call (973) 598-1980 for further information.   Here is a list of suppliers who have registered with the state (listing here does not indicate the company has violated any particular law.  .

Constellation/ Exelon
Direct Energy
Clearview Energy
Triengle Energy

Yep Energy

AEP Energy, Inc. f/k/a/ BlueStar Energy Services
309 Fellowship Road Fl.2
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(866) 258-3782

http://www.aepenergy.com
Aggressive Energy LLC
396 Winnfall Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873

Ambit Northeast, LLC
103 Carnegie Center Suite 300
Princeton, NJ 08540
(877) 30-AMBIT (877) 302-6248
http://www.ambitenergy.com

American Power & Gas of NJ, LLC
10000 Lincoln Drive East Suite 201
Marlton, NJ 08053
(800) 205-7491

http://www.GoAPG.com
Aspirity Energy, LLC
3600 Route 66
Neptune, NJ 07753

Atlantic Energy MD LLC
82 Myer Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601 (800) 917-9133
http://www.atlanticenergyco.com
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BBPC, LLC d/b/a Great Eastern Energy
116 Village Blvd. Suite 200
Princeton, NJ 08540
(888) 651-4121 http://www.greateasternenergy.com

Calpine Energy Solutions LLC
717 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002 (877) 273-6772

http://www.calpinesolutions.com
Champion Energy Services, LLC
1500 Route 22 East
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(888) 653-0093
http://www.championenergyservices.com

Choice Energy, LLC
4257 US Highway 9, Suite 6C
Freehold, NJ 07728
888-565-4490 www.4choiceenergy.com

Clearview Electric, Inc.
1744 Lexington Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
(888) CLR-VIEW (800) 746- 4702

http://www.clearviewenergy.com
Covanta Energy Marketing LLC
445 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
(800) 950-8749 www.covanta.com

Just Energy Solutions, Inc d/b/a Just Energy
f/k/a Commerce Energy, Inc.
19 Spear Rd, Suite 204-B
Ramsey, NJ 07446 1-866-587-8674
http://www.justenergy.com

ConocoPhillips
224 Strawbridge DriveSuite 107
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(800) 646-4427 www.conocophillips.com

Consolidated Edison Solutions, Inc.
Cherry Tree Corporate Center
535 State Hwy. 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(888) 665-0955
http://www.conedsolutions.com

Direct Energy Services, LLC
12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77046
1 (866) 348-4193
http://www.directenergy.com
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EDF Energy Services, LLC
1 Meadowlands Plaza
Suite 200, Office No. 246

CALL 973 598-1980 for a Free Consultation on Your Rights
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Medicare Enrollment Unwanted Calls

Companies seeking to enroll retired people are making unsolicited calls violating the do not call list.  If you receive a call, check the number.   We have secured compensation for victims where the number and identity of the caller can be identified.

Companies seeking to enroll retired people are making unsolicited calls violating the do not call list.  If you receive a call, check the number.   We have secured compensation for victims where the number and identity of the caller can be identified. Contact us for a free consultation.

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Do Not Call Veteran’ Mortgage Refinancing

An FTC Investigation suggested that a large mortgage refinance company called veterancs and possibly others in violation of the statute, and even refused to remove them.  

The National Do-Not-Call Registry allows consumers to place their home and mobile telephone numbers on a restricted list.  Once on the list, consumers cannot be called.

An FTC Investigation suggested that a large mortgage refinance company called veterans and possibly others in violation of the statute, and even refused to remove them.
If you received unwanted calls, you may be entitled to compensation.

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ENERGY COMPANY DO NOT CALL LIST SETTLEMENT

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A class action settlement was reached in an energy do not call claim.  The claimants said calls soliciting energy items had been made to multiple cell phones violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (the “TCPA”).

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Our office is handling claims involving unsolicited or robotic calls.  Call 973 598-1980 for a free consultation, with no payment required from you.   

The case above is Abramson v. Alpha Gas & Electric, (N.Y 2017),  Case No. 7:15-CV-05299-KMK.

The Court  notice states,
NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION. THIS NOTICE CONCERNS SETTLEMENT OF A LAWSUIT THAT MAY ENTITLE YOU TO RECEIVE A PAYMENT

This is a Notice of a proposed Settlement in a class action lawsuit Abramson v. Alpha Gas and Electric, LLC, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, No. 15-CV-05299-KMK (the “Action”). The settlement would resolve claims against defendant Alpha Gas and Electric, LLC (“Alpha”) arising from telemarketing calls made by it to cellular telephone numbers in alleged violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (the “TCPA”).

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WHAT IS THE LAWSUIT ABOUT?
The lawsuit alleges that telemarketing calls made by Alpha to consumers’ cellular telephone numbers violated the TCPA. Alpha has asserted, as a defense in the Action, that it should not be held liable for the calls at issue.
All persons in the United States who, from July 8, 2011 through November 10, 2016, who subscribed to, used, or who owned any of the phone numbers listed on the Class List and who received phone calls from any of the Released Parties using an automated telephone dialing system, or prerecorded voice, or who were listed on the Do Not Call list.

Here are some other sites discussing the class action,

http://www.manta.com/c/mbyf99h/alpha-gas-and-electric-llc
http://www.alphagastcpasettlement.com/Home.aspxhttp://www.city-data.com/forum/new-jersey/2039282-alpha-gas-electric-called-me-give.html
https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/closed-settlements/359042-alpha-gas-electric-tcpa-class-action-settlement
http://www.classactionrebates.com/settlements/alpha-gas-electric
http://www.insidearm.com/news/00042418-grid-tcpa-class-action-settlement-www.law360.com/articles/861803/judge-gives-initial-ok-to-electric-co-s-1-1m-tcpa-www.law360.com/cases/559da853cc4ad176d4000001http://legalnewsline.com/stories/510630850-telemarketing-calls-bring-court-action-against-new-york-gas-company

Have you been a victim of unwanted calls.
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Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation.

NEW JERSEY STATE DO NOT CALL REGULATIONS AND ENERGY SUPPLIERS

The Do-Not-Call Registry provided in the Federal Trade Commission Telemarketing Sales Rules CALL REGISTRY it is “an abusive telemarketing act or practice” for a telemarketer to engage in, or for a seller to cause a telemarketer to engage in, a telephone call to a person when:
that person previously has stated that he or she does not wish to receive an outbound telephone call made by or on behalf of the seller whose goods or services are being offered

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If you received unsolicited calls, you may be entitled to compensation.  Call 973 598-1980 for a Free Consultation.

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS/RIGHTS REGARDING THE “DO-NOT-CALL” REGISTRY

Residential Customer Rights Regarding Third Party Suppliers
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and doing business in the State of New Jersey has a continuing legal obligation to comply with all applicable requirements

The Do-Not-Call Registry provided in the Federal Trade Commission Telemarketing Sales Rules CALL REGISTRY it is “an abusive telemarketing act or practice” for a telemarketer to engage in, or for a seller to cause a telemarketer to engage in, a telephone call to a person when:

that person previously has stated that he or she does not wish to receive an outbound telephone call made by or on behalf of the seller whose goods or services are being offered…; or that person’s telephone number is on the “do-not-call” registry, maintained by the [Federal Trade] Commission…  In addition to the establishment of a national Do-Not-Call Registry, the following are Federal Trade Commission rules aimed at reducing the number of telemarketing calls to your home.

Telemarketers are required to transmit Caller ID information and may not block their numbers.

Telephone solicitation calls before 8 am or after 9 pm are prohibited.
Anyone making a telephone solicitation must provide his/her name, the name of the entity on whose behalf the call is being made, and a telephone number or address at which you may contact that entity.
Company-specific do-not-call lists are available to consumers who wish to avoid telemarketing calls only from specific companies.
However, please note that the federal Do-Not-Call Registry does not prevent calls from organizations that you have an established a business relationship, gave prior written permission to call you, are not commercial, whose calls do not include unsolicited advertisements, and calls made by tax-exempt non-profit organizations.

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NEW JERSEY DO NOT CALL REGISTRY

Additionally, the New Jersey Do-Not-Call law is now in effect providing New Jersey residents additional protection from unsolicited and unwanted telemarketing sales calls. Pursuant to the law, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, not the Board of Public Utilities, has authority over telemarketers. Under the New Jersey law:

Telemarketers may not make sales calls to New Jersey residents who are on the federal Do-Not-Call registry.
Telemarketers who have not registered with Consumer Affairs may not call any New Jersey resident.
Telemarketers may not call New Jersey residents between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.
Telemarketers may not intentionally block the use of caller identification.
Telemarketers or sellers that carry out “any plan, program or campaign” to sell merchandise to consumers in New Jersey must register with Consumer Affairs annually and disclose certain information about their business operations and principals.
Violators may receive penalties up to $10,000 for the first offense and up to $20,000 for each subsequent offense.
Most telemarketing calls are covered regardless of where the telemarketer is calling from.
Telemarketers and sellers must maintain in-house Do-Not-Call lists pertaining to “existing customers” who have said they do not want to receive sales calls from the telemarketers.
Telemarketers, at the beginning of every sales call, must disclose the name of person making the call as well as the name of the telemarketing company, the name of person or company the telemarketer is calling on behalf of and the purpose of the call.
How to Register
Consumers can register their home and cell phone numbers in the federal Do-Not-Call Registry administered by the Federal Trade Commission for free, and the numbers will remain in the Registry until they are removed or service is discontinued. Consumers can register on-line by going to http://www.donotcall.gov. To register by telephone, consumers may call 1-888-382-1222: for TTY call 1-866-290-4236. You must call from the phone number you wish to register.

If you are a New Jersey resident who has already signed up for the federal Do-Not-Call registry you need not do anything else. You’re already covered under New Jersey’s law.
How to File a Complaint
In addition to complaints alleging violations of the federal Do-Not-Call Registry, you may also file a complaint against a telemarketer who is calling for a commercial purpose (e.g., not charitable organizations) if:
The telemarketer calls before 8 AM or after 9 PM;
The telemarketer leaves a message, but fails to leave a phone number that you can call to sign up for their company specific do-not-call list;
You receive a telemarketing call from a company that you have previously requested not call you;
The telemarketing firm fails to identify itself; or
You receive a pre-recorded commercial message from someone with whom you do not have an established business relationship and to whom you have not given permission to call you.
You can file a complaint by telephone to 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, via our electronic complaint form, or mail. For the FCC to process your complaint you must either fill in the electronic form completely or otherwise indicate:

Your name and address;
The home phone number where you received the solicitation;
Identification of the individual or company whose products or services were being advertised or sold, and any phone numbers included in the call;
A description of the call;
Any phone number provided to allow you to “opt-out” of future calls;
Whether you or anyone else in your household gave the caller express prior permission to call;
Whether you have an established business relationship with the caller (specifically, whether you or anyone else in your household made any purchases of property, goods, or services from the company that called, or made any inquiry or filed an application with the company prior to receiving the call).

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FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR DO NOT CALL LIST VIOLATION CLAIM
Call (973) 598-1980

 

Credit Card Do Not Call List

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At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Office of the Attorney General, a federal district court judge has entered eight orders against an intertwined web of Orlando-based individuals and companies that bombarded consumers with illegal robocalls from “Card Member Services,” pitching worthless credit card interest rate reduction programs.

In addition to imposing financial judgments, the orders permanently ban most of the defendants from robocalling, telemarketing, and providing debt relief services. The FTC alleges the scheme operated from 2011 until the court issued injunctions at the agencies’ request stopping the calls in mid-2015.

According to the FTC’s June 2015 complaint, filed jointly with the State of Florida, the defendants, doing business as Payless Solutions, illegally called thousands of consumers nationwide – including many seniors – claiming that their credit card interest rate reduction program would save consumers at least $2,500 in a short period of time and would enable them to pay off their debts more quickly. After convincing consumers to provide their credit card information, the defendants charged them between $300 and $4,999 up-front, but provided nothing in return.

The FTC and Florida AG alleged the defendants failed to provide consumers with the promised interest rate reductions or savings. Instead, some consumers received a package of financial education information they did not request or agree to pay for. In other cases, the defendants used consumers’ personal information to apply for new credit cards, presumably with low introductory interest rates, without their knowledge or consent.

Finally, the complaint charged the defendants with making many calls to consumers whose phone numbers are on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry, along with several other violations of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule and Florida’s Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Act.