It's one of those calls that sound too good to be true. Naturally, it must be a scam, right? Well, in this particular instance, no. While you may trained not to answer calls from numbers you don't recognize, this call is totally legit AND it could score you $1,200!

Recently, Dish Network lost a class-action lawsuit filed by more than 18,000 people who sued the company over violations of the National Do Not Call Registry law.

According to, representatives from Dish Network knowingly called people on "Do not Call List" between May 11, 2010 and August 1, 2011.

As a result, a class action suit was filed and the court ruled against Dish and ordered them to pay out over $61 million in the settlement.

However, according to the attorney representing consumers in the lawsuit, almost two-thirds of the people haven’t responded to claim their money. All because the people who are being contacted by phone, letter or postcard, think it’s a scam.

Welcome to the world as we know it in 2018 where everyone is trying to take advantage of you. I don't have any money coming from this suit, but I'm one of the people who would think this is a total scam. I never answer calls from numbers I don't recognize and I usually throw away any mail pieces that I don't' recognize thinking they are either spam or a scam.

The good news is, that if you’re among the 70% of people who didn’t answer the phone or ignored the mail piece, there is still time to submit your claim and get your money.

If you can dig up your claim ID and PIN code that was included in the mail or email notice, you can use that information to log in and file your claim. If you think you might be entitled to a claim, but don’t have the claim ID or PIN code sent out, then you can visit the claims website to enter your information and see if you’re eligible. You can also use the phone number search tool to see if you’re included.

But don’t wait, because claims are due by May 1st.

It could take some time before members of the class see any cash. Attorneys for Dish Network have until May 6 to appeal. That could kick off another yearlong court battle.

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This is an example of the letter you will have received if you are included in the law suit

A federal court authorized this supplemental Notice.
It is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
  • You are receiving this email because the Settlement Administrator in the class action captioned Charvat v. Resort Marketing Group, Inc. et al., 1:12cv5746 United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, received a claim or claims from you that included this e-mail address as a means of contact.
  • The Settlement Administrator recently informed the Court that over two million claims were filed in this action by consumers who received publication notice of the settlement and submitted a claim on line via the portal provided at The Settlement Administrator has also informed the Court that an unknown but substantial number of claims filed in this manner may be fraudulent.
  • To ensure that only valid claims are recognized, the Court has ordered that all recipients of this email must submit proof of their connection to the phone numbers at issue before their claims can be deemed valid. See Court Order Dated March 5, 2018, DE # 619.
  • Claimants are hereby advised to forward documents sufficient to confirm their connection, (be it by ownership, use or subscription), to each phone number upon which they contend to have received telemarketing calls relating to this litigation.
  • Such documents could include, but need not be limited to, a phone bill or a reference to a phone directory confirming the connection between the phone number and the claimant.
  • Any documentation that will allow the Parties or the Settlement Administrator to independently verify the claimant's ownership, use or subscription to the phone number at issue will be sufficient.
  • We request that you please limit your submission to a single page, if possible.
Foreman Friedman PA
Attn: Class Action Supplemental Notice Claims
2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2300
Miami, Florida 33131
Please send documentation in only one of these ways to these addresses, which have been specially prepared to accept documentation from a large number of claimants.
  • Submissions must include the Claim ID number originally provided to the claimant when they filed their original claim, along with their name, address, phone number and email address. Any supplementation must also be labelled with the name of this case CHARVAT V. RESORT MARKETING GROUP.

Claimants shall have until May 1, 2018 to submit the above-requested additional documentation to support their claim. If they fail to do so, such claims will be deemed invalid.

Claimants may redact (e.g. black out with a magic marker) any portions of documentation that are not relevant to the claimant's use, subscription to or ownership of the phone number at issue. By order of the Court, any information submitted by you will only be used to verify your claim and not for any other purpose.

The parties have also agreed to honor any Claimants' requests to exclude themselves from this settlement and preserve their option to litigate their own claims. Any Claimants who would like to exclude themselves from this settlement altogether, or "opt out" of the settlement, may do so by May 1, 2018, by mailing your request to:

Foreman Friedman PA
Attn: Class Action Supplemental Notice Claims
2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2300
Miami, Florida 33131
You must include your claim ID, name, address, phone number and email and a statement that you wish to be excluded from the settlement.
  • Any information submitted will be deemed confidential and only will be used to confirm the connection between the claimant and the Claimant's phone number.

Any Claimant who wishes to object to this supplemental process of proof required of their connection to the phone numbers at issue before their claims can be deemed valid may submit objections to the Court until May 1, 2018.

Due to the need for the supplemental claims verification process as described above, the Final Approval Hearing has been reset for Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. (CST).

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