Tired of spam texts, calls, and faxes? To protect the public from the growing number of marketing calls, Congress enacted the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, also known as the TCPA. The TCPA makes telemarking calls to your cell phone illegal if:
Automated telemarking text messages are illegal if:
Telemarking to your land line is illegal if:
The act can also apply to faxes as well. No telemarking calls are to be made before 8:00 a.m. or after 9 p.m. In cases where consent has been previously given, the consumer can revoke that consent by notifying the offender to stop calling the cell phone.
Violations of the TCPA entitle a consumer to between $500 -$1,500 depending the severity of the violation. If you are being harassed by telemarketers, take the following actions (if applicable):
Contact Matthew Marsalka, Esq. if you would like to discuss your case and believe you are entitled to compensation under the TCPA.
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