The Difference Between Legitimate Robocalls And TCPA Violations

Posted on August 18, 2017

Robocalls are those often annoying pre-recorded messages you get on your cell phone, either via an actual call or a text. They are permitted under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for (1) debt collection calls where you have willingly provided your contact information to businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits, but not for telemarketing calls […]

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Five Telephone Imposter Scams To Watch Out For

Posted on August 14, 2017

Scammers have found a niche in impersonating others over the telephone, using automated dialing systems and robocalls to rip off honest consumers. While the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits these types of calls, violations of the TCPA abound. The following includes some of the most common telephone imposter scams currently targeting consumers in 2017. […]

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TCPA Lawsuits A Plus For Consumers

Posted on July 28, 2017

Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), marketing and sales companies are prohibited from using automated and prerecorded calls to contact potential customers. Creditors and debt collectors are prohibited from calling your cell phone using robocalls or a prerecord message unless you provided prior consent. Unfortunately, this does not always prevent even reputable companies from […]

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Why The Do Not Call List Does Not Stop All Calls

Posted on July 21, 2017

The ‘Do Not Call” list was originally designed as a way for consumers to protect themselves against annoying and harassing telemarketing calls. While the service produced results when these calls came in over land telephone lines, they are far less effective at preventing automated ‘robocalls’ to mobile devices, which are prohibited under the Telephone Consumer […]

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Millennials a Prime Target In Mobile Device Robocall Scams

Posted on July 15, 2017

Scam artists use robocalls and other tactics prohibited by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to rip off unsuspecting consumers, and millennials are among their prime targets. As scammers make the switch from land lines to mobile devices, they exploit millennials’ trust in technology and their willingness to answer their phones to employ tactics that, while […]

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Can The TCPA Offer Protection Against Debt Collector Calls?

Posted on July 10, 2017

When you owe money on loans or credit cards and fall behind on your payments, the barrage of communications from credit collection agencies can be a nightmare. Debt collectors call are covered under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) for automated or prerecorded calls to cell phones. Robocalls made to your cell phone may be […]

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Dish Network Pays Millions In Damages and Fines Resulting From TCPA Lawsuit

Posted on July 1, 2017

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) provides protections and legal recourse for consumers who are harassed by pre-recorded telemarketing or debt collection calls and junk faxes or texts. Consumers who received automated calls or texts in violation of the TCPA may be entitled to between $500 and $1,500 for each claim. Despite the prohibitions and […]

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TCPA Law – Not Just Telemarketers and Debt Collectors

Posted on October 11, 2016

Back in 1991, when the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was first enacted, the main goal of the law was to protect consumers from unwanted, unsolicited, and even harassing phone calls and faxes from debt collectors and telemarketers. Since then, the law has been interpreted to encompass more modern communication methods, such as SMS messages TCPA […]

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Stop Robo Phone Call Harassment

Posted on September 26, 2016, Robo Calls

Have you been annoyed with robo phone calls? Do you receive unwanted and unsolicited calls or texts on your home or cell phone? Do you constantly receive phone calls in which the caller is asking for a person other than yourself? Are the phone calls happening early in the morning, at night, or while you […]

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Unwanted Text Messages Have Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Under Fire

Posted on August 17, 2016, Robo Calls

As usual, the Donald Trump campaign has been stirring up a buzz. This time, it is in the form of unwanted text messages from his campaign. These text messages have led to two separate class action lawsuits that charge the Trump presidential campaign with violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).    The TCPA, In […]

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