Whether you own a business or work from home, you most likely have a fax machine to perform your work duties. Unfortunately, you also receive unsolicited faxes sometimes. These junk faxes are extremely annoying because they waste your time by forcing you to check and read every new fax you receive, as well as waste your money by using up your fax machine’s ink and paper.
If you have received spam faxes, despite not giving out your number, your rights may have been violated. At Atlas Consumer Law, our Chicago junk fax attorneys can evaluate your case and determine whether you can file a lawsuit against the business who is constantly faxing you. Let us help you stop the nonsense for good.
What is a TCPA Lawsuit?
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA) is a federal law which protects individuals from receiving undesirable communications on their telephone or fax machine. It is against the law for a person or business to send unsolicited advertisement via fax, collection calls, robocalls, or texts.
There is an exemption for ads from a business who has established a relationship with the recipient. However, an “opt-out clause” to cancel future faxes. This clause must be presented on the first page of each fax and needs to include a phone number, fax number, or another cost-free method to cancel the fax subscription. So, if you receive spam fax which doesn’t have an opt-out clause, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against that business.
The TCPA gives individuals the right to pursue a civil action for financial compensation. Plaintiffs can recover between $500 to $1,500 for each fax. If you receive an influx of junk fax, the monetary damages can significantly add up.
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Our Chicago consumer protection lawyers are committed to helping you recover the financial compensation you deserve. No matter how many unsolicited faxes you receive, we can help you get the money you deserve from each and every one of them.
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