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 are at work?
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
Did you know that federal laws make it illegal for debt collectors, credit card agencies, banks, student loan companies, and most other companies to contact you if you have not specifically provided them consent to call you on your home phone or cell phone? That federal law is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and it permits you the right to tell specific types of callers that you do not want them to call you. The law also says that once you have told them not to call you, they must stop calling you.
The Right to Seek Compensation
The TCPA also gives you the right to seek compensation if the calls continue. If you are receiving calls that violate the TCPA law, you may be entitled to compensation. Depending on whether or not the company, debt collector, or bank has already been asked to stop calling or not, each phone call is worth $500 to $1,500 as a penalty.
Are You Being Harassed?
At Keogh Law LTD, our attorneys assist consumers who have been receiving unwanted calls to their home or cell phones file claims for compensation against the company or bank that is harassing them. Let our TCPA lawyers help you put a stop to the harassment and hold the debt collector, bank, or company that is calling you accountable for violating federal laws and your rights.
Autodialed & Robocall Phone Calls for Debt Collection
The TCPA law states that auto dialing or robocalling your cell phone without consent is illegal, even if you owe the bank, company, or debt collector an outstanding balance. Yet if you provided your cell number in the transaction that resulted in the debt., that is consent for them to call you unless you revoke the consent.
You will know that you are receiving auto dialed or robocalled phone calls if you answer the phone and you hear a prerecorded message or the line sounds dead before a live person begins talking to you.. Remember that even if a live person is on the other end of the phone call, it does not mean that you did not receive an auto dialer call. In fact, technology has improved so drastically since the TCPA’s inception, there is a good chance that you will not be able to differentiate an auto-dialed phone call from one that is not. If you can save any voicemails and caller ID logs, they would be extremely helpful when you take the company to court for the violations.
Autodialed & Robocall Phone Calls for Telemarketing
Unlike debt collection calls, the caller must have signed written consent for you to call.
Contact the law offices of Keogh Law, LTD today for a free consultation if you feel harassed and you want the unwanted phone calls to stop. You have been burdened enough. Let us take over and put an end to the harassment today. We will also pursue every penny of compensation you are entitled to under the TCPA law.
Most Common TCPA Violators
Although most companies can be held liable for unwanted phone calls or texts under the TCPA law, there are common types of companies that are constantly violating federal law. Those include telemarketers, banks, and debt collectors, not necessarily in that order. If you have been receiving phone calls that feel like harassment, chances are that whomever is calling you is violating federal law.
Contact an Experienced TCPA Lawyer Today
If you are still wondering if the phone calls you are receiving are illegal, you can contact the law office of Keogh Law LTD and speak to one of our experienced TCPA attorneys to find out whether or not you have a valid case. We offer a free consultation, so you have nothing to lose. Contact us online or call us today at (866)726-1092 to start the process of putting an end to the harassment.