The TCPA Protects You From Telemarketers!
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was passed in 1991 to protect ordinary people from receiving unwanted calls, such as those from sales reps and telemarketers. However, since then phone technology has changed significantly. There have been many amendments made to the legislation to take account of the shift to mobile devices, IP calls, pre-recorded messages, robo-dialers and Cloud technologies – all of which make it easier for debt collectors, creditors, and telemarketers to contact you whenever and wherever you are. More often than not, that means when you don’t want to contacted!
However, under TCPA law, telemarketers, debt collectors and other companies that contact you must abide by a strict code of conduct. In short, no one is allowed to call your cell phone using (1) an automated dialer or (2) artificial or prerecorded voice messages, unless you have given them express permission. The same thing applies to text messages.
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Under the TCPA, each call and text allows you to sue the caller for $500. And, if the caller knowingly violated the TCPA, you can sue for up to $1,500 for each call and text.
The TCPA is complex, but we have a dedicated team working on TCPA cases and a long track record in successfully bringing these types cases in court and winning them. Halvorsen Klote will protect you, your privacy, and get you the compensation you deserve.
If the caller claims that you gave them permission to call your cell phone, you have the right to revoke your permission, and to tell them to stop calling your cell phone. Even if you gave the prior permission in writing, once you tell them to stop calling – even if you do so orally on the phone – any future calls would violate the TCPA.
As for text messages, they can also violate the TCPA. Any text message sent to your cell phone using an automated dialer without your express prior consent permission violates the TCPA, and may entitle you to compensation!
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