The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is legislation that is designed to protect you from overreach from telemarketers and debt collectors. Under the law, automated robo-calls to your cell phone are prohibited. Other important aspects of the TCPA include prohibiting:
- All sales calls at any time other than between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
- Calls to people on the Do Not Call list
- Calls to anyone who has opted out of calls from that specific caller
- Unsolicited faxes to your home
Additionally, the law requires callers to provide information about their name, the identity of the organization they are calling from, and how to contact the organization. Unfortunately, many telemarketing companies continue to use robo-calls as a primary way to reach clients. In some cases, this may be a violation of your rights.
If you believe that you have received autodialed robo-calls in violation of the law, get in touch with Sue the Collector today. Our attorneys can help you seek justice and compensation from these invasive companies. To get a FREE consultation on the merits of your potential lawsuit and the compensation you might be entitled to receive, call our office at (866) 768-6005. You can also reach us by filling out the form on our contact page, and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.
Potential Signs of a Robo-Call
Under the TCPA, all automated calls to your cell phone from sellers, debt collectors, or telemarketers are prohibited. However, you might not know how to spot a robo-call. Below are a few of the telltale signs that the call you received was autodialed.
If you answer the phone and it is completely silent or filled with electronic noises, chances are good that it is a robocall. Often, companies do this to gauge times when you are able to answer your phone, in the hopes of calling you at similar times with sales propositions.
Did you answer your phone call only to be greeted by a robotic voice? Pre-recorded, automated messages are forbidden, and are a sure sign of a robocall.
Several Calls Each Day
Another sign that you are the victim of an autodialer is repeated calls throughout the day from the same number or numbers. If any of those calls come before 8:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m., that is an additional violation.
The National Do Not Call List
Telemarketing calls do not have to be simply a fact of life. The National Do Not Call Registry allows consumers to opt-out of receiving telemarketing calls. Both landlines and cell phone numbers can be included on the list. However, the list only prevents telemarketers from calling your number. Other entities may still contact you legally even if you are on the DNC Registry, such as:
- Debt collection agencies
- Public surveys
- Charity organizations
- Political or activist organizations
At Sue the Collector, we offer potential clients a FREE consultation to discuss whether you have a case for compensation. If a business or organization has called you with the purpose of selling you an item, and you have been on the DNC Registry for at least 31 days, you might be entitled to significant compensation. Get in touch with our attorneys as quickly as possible and we can help you report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Compensation for Illegal Robo-Calls
Courts have awarded significant compensation to victims of illegally autodialed robo-calls. With help from the attorneys at Sue the Collector, you may be entitled to receive up to:
- $1,000 for harassment due to continued calling
- $1,500 for each robo-call you received
The team at Sue the Collector knows the ins and outs of all the legislation that protects you from this kind of harassment, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We work to protect and uphold the rights of consumers against unfair, illegal practices.
Get a FREE Consultation on TCPA Violations Today
If you have received autodialed calls on your cell phone, repeated calls from the same telemarketing company, or calls on a number that is listed in the Do Not Call registry, you may qualify for compensation. Sue the Collector offers a FREE consultation so that we can learn more about your case and how we can help you achieve justice.
To schedule your consultation, simply fill out the form on our contact page and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. You can also call us directly at (866) 768-6005. Together, we can hold telemarketing agencies accountable and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.