TCPA Violations by Utility Companies

Posted on October 19, 2017

The TCPA and Utility Companies The Telephone Consumer Protection Act was established in 1991 to prevent consumers from being subjected to harassment via automated telemarketing calls. Companies that use automated telephone dialing systems (ATDS) and prerecorded calls without receiving prior written consent from those being contacted can be subject to penalties, which include having to […]

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Telemarketing Tricks Consumers Need to Be Aware of

Posted on October 16, 2017

Telemarketer calls are a nuisance, but companies know the odds are in their favor. Setting up a call center is inexpensive, and if only one out of every hundred or so people fall for their gimmicks, they make a profit. Problems arise when these companies employ practices that are at odds with the Telephone Consumer […]

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Individuals and Small Business Owners Getting Hammered By Junk Faxes

Posted on August 30, 2017

With the ease and popularity of scanning pictures and documents to send via email, the use of fax machines has steadily declined over the past several years. There are still individuals and companies who rely on fax machines as part of their daily routine, and these users have found they are not immune from the […]

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Keogh Law Breaks New Ground For Consumers In Single Call TCPA Cases

Posted on August 26, 2017

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects consumers against unsolicited automated and telemarketing calls, providing compensation of up to $1,500 for each call a victim receives. TCPA violation lawsuits have typically involved consumers who have been harassed by multiple calls, but Keogh Law LTD recently broke new ground with a court ruling allowing companies to […]

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‘Spoofing’ Increasingly Common Among Robocall Scammers

Posted on August 22, 2017

If you have noticed an increase in the number of telemarketing and robocalls coming from your area code, you are not alone. Spoofing is the practice of transmitting false information to your caller ID, making it appear that an incoming call is local in the hopes you will be more likely to answer it. In […]

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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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