Addressing Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Violations
In 1991, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted in an effort to regulate telemarketers who disturb consumers with telephone solicitations and robocalls or automated messages. Enforced by the Federal Communications Commission, the TCPA is meant to protect the rights of consumers from annoying telemarketing practices unless the consumer has "prior express consent."
- The TCPA restricts telephone solicitors from practices such as:
- Calling a consumer's home before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m.
- Calling someone who is on the "Do-Not-Call" list
- Sending unsolicited faxes
- Sending text messages
What kinds of telephone calls are regulated by the TCPA?
The TCPA regulates the phone calls telemarketers, debt collectors, and other solicitors make to cell phones and residential phone lines. If you have been subjected to the nuisance of telemarketers and automated messages at unlawful times or are on the "Do-Not-Call" list, we can help you seek damages.
By taking legal action, you may be entitled up to $1,500 if you are able to prove that telemarketers willfully or knowingly violated the TCPA. Individual phone call violations of the TCPA - and those involving the "Do-Not-Call" registry - can result in up to $500 in damages. As our client, you can rest assured in knowing that we will do everything in our power to help secure maximum damages for you.
Our Chicago consumer attorneys can uphold your rights!
Our legal team has the litigation skills and resources to tackle even the most challenging TCPA matters. We possess extensive legal insight regarding this area of the law, including significant TCPA cases, such as Destination Ventures Ltd. vs. FCC.
In 2014, Capital One made headlines when agreeing to a $75.5 million class settlement for allegedly calling customers cell phones without consent through an automated dialing system. We are ready to launch a thorough investigation in order to prove that your rights were violated under the TCPA.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about how we can help you with your TCPA case.