“Eight Principles” to Fight Robocalls

In January of 2020 alone, Americans received roughly 4.7 million robocalls. That figure represents just one month out of the year, and continues to rise over time. Consumer advocacy groups like the National Consumer Law Center have been urging government leaders for years to address this unprecedented uptick, in hopes of protecting the public. In […]

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Restrictions

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) not only restricts calls from solicitors, but also affirms the consumer’s right to privacy. “Robocalls” are frequently used by debt collectors and telemarketers because it is an effective tool to quickly reach consumers. Protection From Solicitors Regardless of the debts you owe, solicitors must adhere to the following guidelines. […]

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) FAQs

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) restricts telemarketing calls, telephone solicitations and the use of automated telephone equipment, such as automated dialing machines, types of voice messages, fax and text messages. Whom does the TCPA protect? Any consumer who applies for credit or a loan is from then on protected under this legislation. If you […]

Compensation for TCPA Violations

Consumers who receive telemarketing calls, pre-recorded and/or automated calls to their cellphones or home landlines, may file a lawsuit against the telemarketer or debt collector for Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations. These calls and texts can be more than a nuisance– and for that reason, you should know your course of action against them. […]

Telemarketer Harassment Attorneys

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Solicitations by telemarketers are disruptive to your daily life, and in some cases, can be a constant annoyance.   Many are not aware that these calls (as well as unsolicited texts) often violate federal law. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) requires telemarketers to adhere to stringent regulations. In addition to prohibiting many types of solicitations, […]

Protections Against Autodialled Robocalls

Autodialled robocalls are some of the most annoying calls that we can receive nowadays. These calls can interrupt our everyday routine and are an overall nuisance. What qualifies a call as a robocall and what can you do to protect yourself? A robocall typically runs through an autodialer system, and contacts as many people per […]

Extended Warranty Robocalls

Car extended warranty robocalls are not the only ones plaguing our mobile devices, but they can be some of the more dangerous ones. At times it can be difficult to know if this call is a scam or a real call. Sometimes there will be information about your car, which can lead you to think […]

What Consent is Required for Telemarketing Calls?

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Telemarketing or advertising calls made using an ATDS require prior express written consent (PEWC). However, both the FCC and courts intend the definition of PEWC to remain broad. A sale need not occur during the telephone call for it to be a telemarketing call or a call that introduces an advertisement. Likewise, the TCPA qualifies […]