Robocalls / Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Have you been harassed by a debt collector? Barraged with text messages from an unknown advertiser? Are you tired of being contacted by companies you do not know and to whom you never provided consent to contact you? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, we can help.
According to the Federal Communications Commission, unwanted “robocalls” are consistently among the top problems consumers cite when filing complaints. More than 1 in 10 U.S. adults has fallen victim to telephone scams. Unsolicited text messages and facsimile transmissions also invade our privacy and clog important lines of communication.
In an effort to curb the growing number of telemarketing calls, in 1991 Congress enacted the
Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA regulates, among other things, the use of automatic telephone dialing systems to make calls and send text messages. Under the TCPA, a company that makes robocalls or sends unsolicited text messages for a marketing purpose, without first obtaining the recipient’s express written consent, may be liable for $500 to $1,500 per call or message. These penalties may also apply to the sending of facsimile transmissions in violation of the statute.
At Glancy Prongay & Murray we are experts at pursuing companies that violate the TCPA. If you have received robocalls, text messages or facsimile transmissions to which you did not consent, contact us for a free and confidential case review and let us help you put an end the harassment.