Unlawful Phonecalls Can Leave Consumers Eligible to Collect Compensation
Every day, a countless number of Americans receive unwanted phone calls to their cellphones from banks, debt collectors, and other companies. However, this act is considered unlawful under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which states that persons must give their consent to receive these types of calls from companies. If an individual receives an unwanted call from a debt collector or various other types of companies, the individual may be entitled to collect up to $1,500 for each call.
Information Regarding Robocalls
Robocalls are those phone calls produced using autodial systems. In most cases, these phonecalls are designed with pre-recorded messages, which play when the consumer answers the phone. However, a call can also be considered a robocall if a live person speaks when the consumer answers but the call was made using an autodial system.
Information Regarding Autodial Systems
Autodial systems are pieces of software or equipment that dial telephone numbers without any human initiation or intervention. In most instances, if a person receives a phone call and is greeted by a message that has been pre-recorded, that phone call was more than likely made using an autodial system. Additionally, many of these types of phonecalls result in a disconnect or a period of silence before a live human speaks.
Have You Received Unlawful Phonecalls from Debt Collectors? We Can Help!
If you have received phone calls from debt collectors or any other type of company and believe the company has used robocalls and autodial systems to contact you, get in touch with a Chicago consumer lawyer at Atlas Consumer Law as soon as possible. At our firm, we strongly believe that every individual’s rights should be upheld and respected, and that is why we are here. When you feel you have been harassed by creditors or any other company, we can stand by you and fight for your rights. In addition, we may even be able to pursue monetary compensation for any phone calls that have been unlawfully placed to your cell phone.
Don’t wait to seek legal counsel. Contact a Chicago consumer attorney at Atlas Consumer Law right away, or fill out a free consultation form online! We can’t wait to work with you.