Debt collection companies, banks, credit card companies, and telemarketers often will call, text, or fax consumers, without having prior express consent from the consumer for them to be able to do so.
These companies cannot contact you without first having obtained your prior express consent.
There is a federal statute passed by U.S. Congress in 1991 and signed into law that same year by President George H.W. Bush, named The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq.). It protects the rights of people who are receiving unwanted calls, artificial or prerecorded voice messages, texts, or faxes, by companies using automatic telephone dialing machines.
If the law is violated, the offending company could be found liable and to owe you $500.00 per unwanted call, artificial or prerecorded voice message, text, or fax.
So, if you tell a company to stop calling, texting, or faxing you orally or in writing, it could mean that the offending company owes you $500.00 per every call, text, artificial or prerecorded voice message, or fax made or sent after that to you.
If your court believes that the company acted in a willful and knowing manner, it could entitle you to three times the normal amount per unwanted call, text, artificial or prerecorded voice message, or fax; so $1,500.00 per unwanted call, text, artificial or prerecorded voice message, or fax.
Even if you do not owe the company any money, or are not on the federal Do Not Call List, if the company is calling you without your express consent, or after you have told it not to, it can owe you up to $500.00 to $1,500.00 per unwanted call.
If you are getting unwanted calls or faxes, please contact the firm as soon as possible, so that we can do quick, free review of your story to see if your rights were violated and if you may be entitled to monetary damages.
We would love to try to assist you and stop the unwanted harassing calls, texts, artificial or prerecorded voice messages, and/or faxes.