They May Be Illegal
Your cell phone rings. You stop what you are doing and see a call from a local number. Whether you are carrying in groceries, talking to your child’s teacher, or even taking a shower, you stop what you are doing to answer what looks like an important call. After dropping what you are doing, you answer the phone and it is not even a person. Instead it is a … robocaller!
Whether they are selling you an extended warranty, a Bahamas cruise or calling to collect a debt, ROBOCALLS ARE ILLEGAL without your consent. At the Consumer Rights Law Group, we protect your rights under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
What Does the Law Say?
The law that governs robocallers is called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), and it says that most businesses, including telemarketers and debt collectors, must have your permission before they call your cell phone using a pre-recorded or artificial voice. Anyone who breaks this law has to pay you damages! Illegal robocalls are punishable by $500 for each call and $1,500 if the calls are made willfully.
Who Are the Robocallers?
Robocalls are made by lots of different types of companies. Some of the biggest violators include:
- Debt collectors
- Student loan services
- Banks and credit card companies
- Mortgage companies
- Extended warranty solicitations
- Vacation sales pitches
- Home security and alarm companies
- Solar panel solicitations
What if I Owe Them Money?
So what? The law is the law. Debt collectors cannot unleash the robocaller on you without your consent. If you already consented, the Consumer Rights Law Group may be able to write them a letter withdrawing your consent FOR FREE!
Are You Receiving Robocalls?
At the Consumer Rights Law Group, we have successfully handled hundreds of cases against robocallers and collected millions of dollars for our clients. While good lawyers can make or break a case, the most important part of any legal case is evidence. If you are receiving robocalls, you need to build your case with evidence. This means document everything! Every time you receive a robocall, you should write down:
- The DATE of the call
- The TIME of the call
- The NUMBER displayed on caller ID
- The NAME of the company calling you
- The MESSAGE or at least the idea behind the message (bill collector, security company, extended warranty, etc.)
What Are Our Fees?
The Consumer Rights Law Group takes robocall cases on contingency. That means there is never any out-of-pocket cost to you for our services. We get paid a portion of what we collect at the conclusion of your case. If we don’t collect any money, we don’t get paid.
What About Voicemail?
Robocalls to voicemail violate the law the same way as if you picked up the phone. If you find a robocall on your voicemail, don’t delete the voicemail! Call the Consumer Rights Law Group for a free case evaluation.