The primary purpose of the TCPA is to limit the number of nuisance calls from solicitors, but it is also about the consumer’s right to privacy. Congress passed the act to protect consumers like you from harassment from these relentless callers.
North Carolina Restrictions Against Solicitors
In North Carolina, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) places restrictions on calls made from solicitors. These include:
- Cannot call you before 8am and they cannot call you after 9pm.
- They are prohibited from using threats, intimidation or obscene language.
- Must comply with the “Do Not Call List”.
- Cannot give misleading or inaccurate information to the consumer.
- No calls to anyone under the age of 18.
Penalties for TCPA Violations
Solicitors can face a $500 penalty for the first violation of the TCPA, $1,000 for the second TCPA violation and $5,000 for the third TCPA violation and any others that occur within two years of the first violation.
Maginnis Howard’s North Carolina TCPA attorneys handle TCPA claims across the State of North Carolina. We offer free consultations to all victims and handle TCPA cases on a contingency basis.
To discuss your TCPA claim, contact our firm at 919-526-0450 or by email info@MaginnisHoward.com. You may also send any questions or inquiries you have about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or any other consumer protections laws, through our contact page.