The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was established in 1991 as part of an effort to regulate telemarketers, debt collectors, and other solicitors who disturb consumers with automated messages and solicitations. The TCPA protects consumers from annoying telemarketing practices unless the consumer has given “prior express consent” to receive such communications. The TCPA is enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The TCPA prohibits solicitors from the following actions:
- Sending unsolicited text messages
- Sending unsolicited faxes
- Making unauthorized calls to cell phones
- Calling someone’s home before 8:00 AM or after 9:00 PM
- Calling a consumer who is on the national “Do Not Call” list
- Using a fake voice or recording
- Calling consumers using autodialers
Repeated unsolicited phone calls are not only a major nuisance, it is also unlawful. If you believe that your rights under the TCPA are being violated, we encourage you to contact Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, LLC to discuss your potential case. Our New Orleans consumer protection lawyers may be able to help you seek damages of between $500 and $1,500 per violation.
Our firm is committed to helping protect the right of consumers not to be harassed by unwanted communications. Knowledgeable and experienced, we have handled numerous consumer protection issues during our years in practice, including FCRA, FDCRA, warranty fraud, false advertising, and other matters. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we may be able to help!
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