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Huntington man cashes in on free cruise class action lawsuit

Does a recorded call offering a free cruise sound familiar?

If so, the robocaller, which repeatedly violated consumer protection laws to offer the trips, may owe you money under a recently approved class-action settlement.

Resort Marketing Group made the automated calls from July 2009 to March 2014 to market the Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean cruise lines, according to the settlement.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 bars such marketing programs.

Philip Charvat launched the class-action lawsuit in 2012 on behalf of himself and others who received the calls.

The settlement preliminarily was estimated at $7 million to $12.5 million.

Its final size partly depends on how many claims are received.

Resort Marketing Group produced its records, which people can check to see if their telephone numbers — both home and cell — were called.

Those who are eligible can collect as much as $300 for each call, with a maximum of $900.

Craig Haas of Huntington told News 12 Long Island his home phone lines plus three of his family’s cellphone numbers were on the list, even though he’s on the National Do Not Call Registry. He filed a claim and could be due up to $3,600.

The website to file an online claim is www.rmgtcpasettlement.com/Landing.aspx

There is a Nov. 3 deadline.

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