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 employing robocall tactics. When violations of the TCPA do occur, consumers are entitled to damages. TCPA lawsuits are a valuable tool in helping to hold businesses accountable, while helping consumers get compensation they deserve.
Compensation Through A TCPA Lawsuit
Under the TCPA rules, those automated calls, texts, or faxes you receive on your cellphone or mobile devices, such as offers for vacations and cruises, notices of expired warranties, or claims that you owe money, are prohibited without your prior express consent. Even if you do other business with a company, they are still prevented from using your number to make robocalls for marketing purposes unless they have signed written express consent.
Unfortunately, not all companies conform to these requirements. While some are fly-by-night operations designed to scam victims, others are reputable companies who aim to increase their sales by flooding the market with these types of calls. In these cases, you may be able to hold these companies liable through a TCPA lawsuit, in which you are entitled to between $500 and $1,500 in damages for each call you receive.
Think You Have A Claim? Contact Our Chicago Attorney
If you have been receiving these types of call and have questions about filing a claim, contact Keogh Law, LTD today. We can arrange a consultation with our experienced Chicago TCPA attorney to discuss your case and the amount of damages you may be legally entitled to.