Text Message Solicitation: The Case of Club Texting
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 restricts telephone solicitations (i.e. telemarketing). The TCPA prohibits solicitors from, among other things, sending unsolicited faxes as well. In the event of a violation of the TCPA, a subscriber may sue for up to $1,500. In addition, the subscriber may seek an injunction. A 2009 ruling held that…Read More
Do You Know Your Telephone Service Provider?
What is Slamming? “Slamming” is the illegal practice of switching a consumer’s traditional wireline telephone company for local or long distance service without permission. Most people have heard satires of the common telemarketing scheme: “Are you satisfied with your long-distance phone provider?” This seemingly comical reference comes from the prevalence of slamming after the deregulation…Read More
What Type Of Protection Does The Bureau Of Consumer Protection Provide?
The Bureau of Consumer Protection is operated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The bureau is an independent agency that works to stop fraudulent, unfair and deceptive business practices. It is imperative that consumer rights are protected. Government agencies like the bureau work alongside qualified consumer rights lawyers to make that happen. Collects Complaints and…Read More
Are The Days Of Online Fantasy Sports Over?
Recently, a New York State Judge ordered all online fantasy sports sites to stop taking “entry fees” from New York state consumers. This was widely observed as a big hit for the industry, while New York is not the first state to make this move, it is by far the largest and most impactful. Draftkings…Read More
Safe Online Shopping Tips To Follow This Holiday Season
Every year a greater number of Americans do their holiday shopping online. Business analysts expect around 70 billion dollars to be spent online this season, this is a 14 percent increase from 2014. The growth is not surprising as online shopping is very convenient, especially at such a busy time of year. But that convenience…Read More