Consumers: You Are Entitled To Damages and Penalties For Receiving Unsolicited Automated Marketing Calls and Text Messages To Your Cell Phone

November 20, 2014
By Haeggquist & Eck

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) protects people from unsolicited robocalls.  What is a “robocall”? A robocall is when you answer our phone and find that you are listening to a recording.  These calls are placed by machines which are called automatic dialing announcing devices.  They store thousands of telephone numbers, and then dial them automatically and play a recorded message.   The TCPA allows a person to recover $500 to $1,500 per violation for receiving robocalls to a cell phone, without prior express consent and without emergency purposes.  The TPCA also protects people from unwanted text messages.

If you have received an unsolicited automated messages or text to your cell phone, you may have a case entitling you to damages and statutory penalties.

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