Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release
March 27, 2014
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
Attorney General Bondi Reminds Consumers to File Refund Claims by April 12
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Attorney General Pam Bondi reminds eligible consumers who were allegedly billed for unauthorized charges by DADATA, Inc. that they have until April 12th to file their claims. The claims administrator recently mailed more than 12,000 reminder postcards to consumers, as only approximately 25 percent of eligible consumers have filed claims. Refunds may total approximately $2.3 million depending on the number of claims made. Individual refund checks are estimated to average $134, and they may be as high as $700.
DADATA, Inc. is a Pinellas County-based company that placed charges on telephone bills for voicemail, e-fax, or other services on behalf of numerous companies. In December, Attorney General Bondi announced a settlement with DADATA, Inc. and others resolving allegations that they charged customers' telephone bills for these services without the customers’ consent. The agreement requires the companies to refund all charges billed since July 1, 2009 to eligible Florida customers who did not consent to the service for which they were charged.
Claim forms can be mailed in or submitted online. Customers who previously received some credit or a refund may be eligible to file a claim for additional money. An independent claims administrator is handling the process. The claims website is https://attorneygeneralphonerefund.com/, and the toll-free number is 866-483-0379.
For more information on the settlement, follow this link: http://myfloridalegal.com/__852562220065EE67.nsf/0/4B561004981CD80C85257C4500675701?Open&Highlight=0,dadata