Are you receiving Kmart text spam? If you texted KMART to 414141 for a Kmart SMS coupon and can’t get the texts to stop, you may be able to recover money. Our firm has received complaints that Kmart doesn’t honor “opt-out” requests. In other words, when consumers ask to stop receiving Kmart text messages, the texts keep coming.
Kmart has been around for decades. It launched in 1962 and is the third largest mass merchandiser in the U.S. (after Walmart and Target). The store is known for its blue light specials and its callout of “Attention Kmart shoppers.” The company is owned by Sears and hauls in $25 billion of revenue each year.
The mass merchandising industry is competitive, so they rely on text messaging to entice shoppers to buy – both in stores and online. Just like all other companies, though, retailers have to play by the rules. The federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Federal Communications Commission regulate what businesses can and cannot do with respect to text messages.
For example, the law says that a company must have your permission to send you a text. It also forbids businesses from sending additional text messages once you’ve asked them to stop. When a company keeps texting you after you’ve told them not to, you can sue in federal court for $500 to $1,500 per text.
If you’ve been receiving unwanted Kmart text messages, Lemberg Law can help. Call our office at 475-277-2200 for a free case evaluation.