What Are Robocalls & Which Ones Can You Sue for $500 - $1,500 Each?

Ring. Ring. Ring.

You answer your phone,  push some buttons or a person comes on and you say, "stop calling me"

If they robocall you again, this call may now be worth $500 to $1,500 because you told them to stop.  

For this, you need to know the 4 types of robocalls under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

4 Types of Robocalls You Get

1. Collection Calls for You

These are calls looking for you or anyone else in an attempt to collect a debt of some type. These are a large part of most robocall lawsuits. This is big. Many people originally give their consent to be robocalled when they hand over their cell phone numbers.

ILLEGAL WHEN:

If you ask to not be robocalled anymore, and they continue to call you - it's illegal.

If you are absolutely positive you told a collector to stop calling and you were later repeatedly called about the same debt, we want to talk with.  These types of robocall cases can be valuable to you.

2. Collection Calls for Another Person

These are calls looking for you or anyone else in an attempt to collect a debt of some type. These are a large part of most robocall lawsuits.

ALWAYS ILLEGAL: If this is the case, since you never gave consent for them to call you, all of the robocalls will be illegal. It's all about consent and if they used a robodialer.

If this is your situation, let's speak privately about what we can do for you. As a TCPA lawyer, I can advise you on your next steps. These types of robocall cases can be valuable to you.

3. Telemarketing Calls

These are sales calls made by a business or on behalf of another business. These are also a large part of most robocall lawsuits. Many of these robocall cases are also class actions. These types of robocall cases can be valuable to you.

4. Calls from Crooks & Liars

These could be either collection robocalls or telemarketing calls, but either way, you will be screwed when you deal with them. You can't sue these robocall guys because they won't pay and are crooks. For these, you can try to report them and let the authorities try or not.

No matter what, you likely won't get squat out of these robocallers. 

Report - Block - Repeat


Is a business or collection company robocalling you constantly after you told them to stop calling you?  You may be entitled to compensation of $500 to $1,500 per phone call. Contact the law office of Joseph P. McClelland, LLC by clicking the button above or call 770-775-0938.

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About the Author

Consumer Attorney that fights big businesses on your behalf. Started his career in international human rights before eventually finding his true calling in consumer protection law. He is a husband and trial lawyer. Most of his work involves credit reporting errors, robocalls, and identity theft. His law practice is in the Atlanta/Decatur area.