Annoying robocall about a ‘free cruise’ could result in $900 payout

WASHINGTON — Have you received one of those annoying robocalls saying you won a free cruise? That phone call could get you up to $900 thanks to a class-action lawsuit. 

The lawsuit claims Resort Marketing Group, a third-party travel agency, made prerecorded robocalls from July 2009 to March 2014 offering free cruises with Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line.

The lawsuit claims the cruise lines authorized the company to make calls on their behalf.

The agency, referred to as “Travel Services” during the calls, violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, according to the lawsuit.

A settlement was agreed to last month, and a fund of at least $7 million and up to $12.5 million will be established and maintained for eligible members.

Each call received from RMG will have a maximum value of $300. Recipients can claim up to three calls per telephone number included in the official call records for a maximum of $900 per number.

Phone numbers can be checked to determine who’s eligible to submit a claim. All claims must be submitted by Nov. 3.

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