ATLANTA - A FOX 5 I-Team report on robocalls got a lot of attention a few months back when there was an offer of getting cash from a class-action lawsuit. Many of you signed up, but then there was radio silence from the lawyers involved. There is a development.
Yes, we got your emails and social media messages asking what happened to your money. It's coming. But, first, let me remind you about the case.
A class-action lawsuit formed offering up to $900 for robocalls received about a free cruise. According to the suit, these calls were placed between 2009 and 2014. And the caller offered vacations either on Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Norwegian cruise lines.
This was back in August. Many of you went to a link, submitted your phone number and then were told 'yes' or 'no' your phone received this robocall. And then nothing.
Here's what's going on: The court has authorized what is called a supplemental notice, meaning you have to jump through another hoop to collect your money. Because so many people filed a claim -- two million - they suspect some of these are fraudulent.
Now, be on the look-out for a notice in your email from Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group that says, "Recipients of this email must submit proof of their connection to the phone numbers."
GO TO THIS LINK TO FOR FULL DETAILS: Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group.
You have to prove the number is yours. And here's how you can do that. Submit a phone bill, phone contract, your number and name in a phone directory - anything that proves that the number you told the court got a cruise robocall, in fact, belongs to you. You have until May 1, 2018, to get this done.
Check your spam folders for this email.