09/04/2020

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S. Fla. Broker Sued for Sending Unsolicited Spam Texts

A consumer who alleges that a real estate broker sent spam texts submitted a lawsuit in opposition to the broker. The texts suggested articles revealed on the broker’s site. The Authentic Deal calls it “the most current circumstance introduced by a pair of regional lawyers targeting brokers and brokers.”

ORLANDO, Fla. – A consumer who alleges that a real estate broker sent spam texts submitted a lawsuit in opposition to the broker. The Authentic Deal calls it “the most current circumstance introduced by a pair of regional lawyers targeting brokers and brokers who are allegedly breaking federal legislation that prohibits abusing mass textual content messaging for unsolicited commercials.”

The Weston brokerage allegedly sent details texts about household purchasing with a suggestion to go through the post on the brokers’ site.

The lawsuit was submitted in Miami federal court, and the plaintiff hopes it will turn out to be a course motion fit. He suggests the broker has sent two other automated texts above the previous 6 months.

The legislation business symbolizing the plaintiff has submitted lawsuits in opposition to at least 3 real estate brokers ahead of this, according to The Authentic Deal. Previous lawsuits focused on brokers in Pembroke Pines, Celebration and Naples. Two of people lawsuits have been settled but the terms weren’t disclosed.

The lawsuit accuses the brokerage of violating the Telephone Consumer Security Act when it utilised an automated dialing method due to the fact it didn’t have the customer’s prior consent. As evidence, the plaintiff offered two screenshots of the messages. In accordance to The Authentic Deal, the 1st one particular said, “Hi (customer’s name), I located this post and I want to share it with you. Permit me know what you feel.” The consumer could then simply click on a website link to go to the complete post.

The second message arrived two months later and said “Hi (customer’s name), guess what most People in america are expressing about household ownership and look at out the total South and Central Florida housing inventory for absolutely free at (broker’s site address.)”

For much more details on illegal robocalls and the threat the existing for brokers and agent, go through “You Could Be Sending Illegal Robocalls and Not Know It,” on Florida Realtors’ site.

Supply: The Authentic Deal, South Florida Authentic Estate News, Feb. 24, 2020, Francisco Alvarado investigate by Jerome Dineen

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