Family First Life robocall fraud lawsuits climb to seven

The variety of filed civil robocall fraud lawsuits in opposition to Household First Life’s mum or dad firm has climbed to eight.

BehindMLM documented the fifth Household First Life robocall fraud lawsuit final August. Since then;

  • Nichols v. Integrity Advertising Group was filed on September twenty third, 2023
  • Newman v. Integrity Advertising Group was filed on August nineteenth, 2024

Plaintiff Terri Nichols filed her California go well with in opposition to Integrity Advertising Group on September twenty third, 2023.

In her lawsuit Nichols accuses Integrity Advertising Group of violating the Phone Client Safety Act (TCPA).

Nichols claims her residential cellphone quantity has been on the Nationwide Do Not Name Registry since March 2022. She additionally claims she “by no means consented to obtain calls from Integrity Advertising”.

Regardless of that,

Plaintiff Nichols acquired a number of unsolicited telemarketing calls from the Defendant on Could 13 (twice) and Could 18, 2022.

The telemarketing calls all adopted an analogous script.

The caller recognized if the Plaintiff had any supplemental Medicare insurance coverage.

When the Plaintiff defined that she didn’t, the Defendant’s telemarketers requested in regards to the Plaintiff’s present Medicare supplemental insurance coverage.

The Defendant’s telemarketers then wished to ask the Plaintiff different qualification questions to arrange a quote for her to buy Medicare supplemental insurance coverage.

This included her social safety quantity.

The Plaintiff was not and so she ended the decision.

Nichols alleges Integrity Advertising Group’s conduct

(A) invaded Plaintiff’s privateness and solitude;

(B) wasted Plaintiff’s time;

(C) aggravated Plaintiff;

(D) tied up Plaintiff’s cellphone line; and

(E) harassed Plaintiff.

In her filed Criticism, Nichols sought to characterize a category of shoppers topic to related conduct.

Integrity Advertising Group filed a movement to dismiss Nichols’ Criticism on November sixteenth.

Following submitting of an Amended Criticism on November seventeenth, Integrity Advertising Group filed a “stipulation of dismissal with prejudice” on December eighth, 2023.

This means Integrity Advertising Group reached a settlement with Nichols, the small print of which weren’t made public.

Plaintiff Wes Newman filed his Illinois go well with in opposition to Integrity Advertising Group on April nineteenth, 2024.

Newman additionally accuses Integrity Advertising Group of violating the TCPA.

Integrity’s TCPA insurance policies and practices are ineffective, and Integrity fails to correctly implement them, which has precipitated Plaintiff and different shoppers to incur TCPA violations on a large scale.

Oftentimes, as in Plaintiff’s case, the patron receives TCPA violations via a number of Integrity downlines, with no actual potential to cease the calls as a result of nameless nature of the calling and Integrity’s refusal to correctly coordinate TCPA compliance.

Newman claims he’s been receiving Integrity Advertising Group calls from brokers utilizing “faux names and spoofed numbers” since 2021.

Forty-one unsolicited telemarketing calls from Integrity Advertising Group are documented in Newman’s Criticism.

Though these calls in just about each prompt started with the caller utilizing a generic, faux identify, they hint to brokers affiliated with Integrity companions, together with

(1) not less than two telemarketing calls that traced to Integrity subsidiary Connexion Level on November 19, 2021;

(2) not less than two telemarketing calls that traced to Integrity subsidiary Berwick Insurance coverage Group on December 7,

(3) not less than one telemarketing name that traced to Integrity subsidiary Your Insurance coverage Group on January 16, 2022; and

(4) roughly thirty-four or extra telemarketing calls that traced to Integrity subsidiary Household First Life between February 1, 2022 and July 21, 2023.

Newman claims he complained to Integrity Advertising Group however to no avail.

Integrity must be held chargeable for these calls, even when it didn’t “provoke” them.

Regardless of realizing for years that its practices lead to unlawful calls, and that its inside do-not-call checklist is incomplete, it continues to simply accept enterprise derived therefrom: Certainly, Plaintiff maintained direct contact with Integrity’s in-house and out of doors counsel over the course of a number of months to attempt to get these calls to cease, to no avail.

Particular to Household First Life, Newman alleges advertising calls starting February 2022.

Plaintiff answered a name from [removed] on February 1, 2022, after which the caller recognized herself as “Erica Smith with State Farm,” and proceeded to solicit Plaintiff for remaining expense insurance coverage.

Nevertheless, this reference to State Farm was a rouse: After Plaintiff answered a number of questions, he was transferred to an agent who recognized himself as Michael Williams, for the aim of making an attempt to shut a sale with Plaintiff.

Although he didn’t disclose Integrity or any of its associates initially, Mr. Williams texted Plaintiff his license data, which recognized him as a Household First Life agent.

Mr. Williams recognized the entity from which he acquired Plaintiff as a lead as LeadEngin.

When Plaintiff reached out to LeadEngin to attempt to talk about the undesirable calling, they ignored him.

Plaintiff complained about this name to Integrity’s in-house and out of doors counsel via an e-mail on February 18, 2022.

Roughly twenty-nine Household First Life unsolicited advertising calls spanning February 2022 via July 2023 are additionally documented.

Newman alleges Integrity Advertising Group’s conduct violates the TCPA.

Given the extent of calls Plaintiff acquired throughout a number of Integrity downlines, TCPA noncompliance is a systemic drawback that Integrity and its advertising companions have didn’t correctly tackle.

Plaintiff due to this fact brings this class motion for injunctive reduction and cash damages in opposition to Integrity, on behalf of himself and others who equally incurred TCPA robocall, IDNC, and NDNCR violations on account of Integrity’s and its companions’ wrongful

Newman seeks to characterize others who’ve been equally harmed by Integrity Advertising Group via a proposed class-action.

As of Could twenty ninth, Newman’s case stays pending. On Could tenth, Integrity Advertising Group filed for an extension of time to reply to Newman’s Criticism.

The court docket granted the movement on Could thirteenth, giving Integrity Advertising Group until June twelfth.

Household First Life is an insurance coverage MLM firm for whom promoting results in brokers is a giant a part of their enterprise.

Given seven civil TCPA fraud lawsuits have now been filed, this seems to be an ongoing drawback with Household First Life and Integrity Advertising Group.

Three lawsuits have been settled with the end result of 4, together with Newman’s, pending.

TCPA is regulated federally by the Federal Communication Fee (FCC). Whether or not the FCC has an open Integrity Advertising Group investigation is unclear.