Some people think it’s acceptable for a telemarketer or debt collector to contact you on your cell phone. Well, a lot of times it’s not. In fact, in certain situations it may be illegal.
The TCPA lawyers at Hughes Ellzey, LLP represent clients nationwide. We handle all TCPA claims on a contingent fee basis, and we advance all expenses involved in prosecuting your TCPA claim at our own risk. In other words, you don’t have to pay any attorney’s fees or costs unless we successfully recover money for you through a settlement or judgment at trial. Call today for a free case review and consultation. We want to help you.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1991. The TCPA is a federal statute located at 42 U.S.C. §§ 227 et seq. The TCPA allows individuals to file lawsuits and collect money damages for receiving unsolicited telemarketing calls, text messages, faxes, pre-recorded calls or autodialed calls.
The TCPA provides for certain statutory damages in situations where a person has been harassed by unsolicited telephone calls, faxes, or text messages from telemarketers. The statute is found at 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq. There are multiple sections and ways a telephone solicitor can violate the statute. For each violation the recipient of the telephone call, fax or text message is entitled to a minimum of $500.00. If a TCPA violation was committed knowingly and willfully, the statutory damages can be increased to an amount between $500.00 and $1,500.00.
If you received text message spam or robocalls to your cell phone, you may be entitled to recover up to $500 for each robocall and robotext you received. It’s illegal for companies to make auto-dialed, pre-recorded calls or to send junk text messages to your cell phone unless you have given them your consent.
Violating the law is a serious matter, and can carry a penalty of $500 each time the company places a robocall or robotext under the TCPA. A consumer was recently awarded a significant amount of money under the TCPA after a company made over 50 separate robocalls to his cell phone.
Contact the TCPA lawyers at Hughes Ellzey, LLP by calling 888-350-3931, or click here to complete our Contact Form. You can also send a confidential message to our TCPA attorneys by clicking here to complete and submit your TCPA Questionnaire. One of our TCPA attorneys will contact you as soon as possible after receiving your information. Take action and stop being harassed by telemarketers, SMS text message marketers, debt collectors, credit card Companies, telephone solicitors, banks, or other businesses. If the company used an automatic dialing system or prerecorded message to contact you, then we want to help you file a legitimate TCPA claim and protect your rights.
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