A class action legal suit was filed against HSBC by plaintiffs Michael Wilkins and Kenneth Mills claiming that HSBC violated the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) by placing calls between May 31, 2008 and May 1, 2012 to the consumer without the consent of the consumer. The claim states they used other entities to coordinate the calls using automatic telephone dialing systems or prerecorded voice machines.
A settlement has been agreed upon by both the Plaintiffs and HSBC in the amount of $39,975,000 which HSBC will pay into a Settlement Fund. The funds will pay for the cost of notice which each consumer affected by the class action suit will receive, settlement administration costs, member claims, attorney’s fees, and incentive awards for the Plaintiffs. Settlement Class Member’s can expect to receive a cash award between $20 and $40 if they submit a valid claim.
Claim forms can be found via the settlement announcement attached to the business reply mail that arrived via mail to each class member’s residence or by filing a claim form online HERE. When using the online claim form you will need the actual claim number and control number which are printed on the business reply mail card.
The deadline for submitting your claim form whether online or via the business reply mail card is by November 4, 2014. Members must be sure they received a phone call from HSBC during the time period of May 31, 2008 and May 1, 2012 or else they could be committing perjury. To exclude yourself from the settlement a written request must be mailed in prior to October 6, 2014 to the following address: Claims Administrator at Wilkins TCPA Settlement, c/o GCG PO Box 35127, Seattle, WA 98124-5127. To learn more details about this settlement please click HERE.