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Did these businesses text you? You could get cash

Posted: 6:00 AM, Dec 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-10 10:16:42-05
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How often do you get a text about a sale or promo code for some business? Well, if you didn't consent to get them, you could turn those texts into cash.

Wells Fargo Bank agreed to pay nearly $18 million to settle allegations it sent unwanted texts about various products.

Depending on the product sold, if you received an unsolicited text between January 20, 2013, and July 10, 2019, you could file by December 23, 2019, to claim part of that money.

Wells Fargo claims no wrongdoing.

Click here for more on this settlement.

Scott Hardy with Topclassactions.com says the lawsuit claims violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

That law prohibits automated, pre-recorded calls or text messages to cell phones without previous consent.

Penalties include up to:

-$500 for Do Not Call Registry violations

-$500 for each phone call that violates the law

-$1,500 for each call if the consumer can show intent to violate the TCPA.

Other unwanted text lawsuit settlements include the store Hot Topic.

If you got a text from the store between August 1, 2012, and July 26, 2019, file by December 13, 2019, and claim part of the $2.9 million settlement.

The business claims no wrongdoing.

Click here for more on this settlement.

Wish.com was also sued over alleged text violations.

If you got an unsolicited text between April 6, 2014, and September 24, 2019, you could file a claim by February 25, 2020, for part of the $16 million settlement.

The business claims no wrongdoing.

Click here for more on this settlement.

And SmartPay Leasing settled a text message lawsuit.

Allegations are texts were sent even if customers texted back the word "STOP."

If you did this between September 29, 2015, and June 13, 2017, you could get part of the $8.7 million settlement.

The business claims no wrongdoing.

Click here for more on this settlement.

Now, if you did give consent for texts or calls, you can revoke that by telling the business to stop all calls and texts. Do that in writing.

And anytime you get a business text, it may be worth keeping. It's the proof you would need to file these claims.