Collection Calls to your cell phone?
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TCPA Lawyer Near Me
Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") companies can only robodial or robocall you gave them permission to do so.
This generally means that you gave them your cell number when you signed an application, and you never asked someone to stop calling. Therefore, unless you never gave them your cell phone or you never asked them to stop calling, it is legal to contact periodically.
However, if you feel that they are harassing you with the volume of calls or calling you back-to-back, then you may have a different type of claim under the Fair Collection Practice Act or state law.
You need a consumer attorney to do this for you.
Get Paid for Each Call with the TCPA
We will work to make sure to find each call and make them pay for them.
$500 Per Illegal Cell Phone Call
Just how it sounds: Under the TCPA, consumers are due between $500 and $1,500 for each illegal cell phone call. This is the penalty for the business using an automated telephone dialing system to contact consumers with either no consent to call them like this or calling them after they lost the consent to call using one of these annoying machines.
Since you have never seen this law discussed on TV or in the movies, I imagine you have questions. Pick up the phone and give us a quick call to see why this applies to you. You can also send us an email or complete the form on our site. As you will see, we do not charge for our services unless we can obtain you a settlement.
Who to Contact about Harassing Phone Calls?
Funny thing about you making debt collectors, marketers, and big businesses pay you is they don't want to pay you twice after they know you have an attorney on your side. The harassment stops quickly when this happens.
What are Robocalls Under the TCPA?
Robocalls or robocalls under the TCPA are calls made with the help of a computer that can call thousands of telephone numbers at a time. Sometimes these calls are called automated dialers or ATDS.
They are used for telemarketing purposes and debt collection. If you ever answer a telephone call and there is a pre-recorded message, then you are on a call that used an autodialer under the TCPA.
If you ever answer your cell phone and hear a delay before the person comes on the line, that is likely the use of a computer assisted call or robocall.
Do You Potentially Have a TCPA Claim
Here is a quick, self-assessment quiz to see if you have a case under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. There are other factors, but you may find this helpful in understanding your rights.
Question #1. In the last 4 years, has a business called your cell phone multiple times?
Yes: Great. Go to the next question.
No: Sorry, but you do not have a claim regarding calls to your cell.
Question #2. Did you ever put that number on the application or give them permission to call?
Yes: Skip to question #3.
No: You may have a claim. Calling your cell phone without permission may be illegal & you get up to $1,500 per call. These unwanted cell calls are the basis for a robocall lawsuit.
Question #3. Did you take away permission (tell to stop calling)?
Yes: If they are calling after you told them to stop, then you may have a legal claim.
No: If you never told them to stop calling (and you want them to), think about doing so or contact an attorney.
Question #4. Have you told them to stop calling?
Yes: If you told them to stop calling, but they continue, you may have a claim. Go to #5.
No: If you never told them to stop calling (and you want them to), think about doing so. Otherwise, they will not stop collection calls to your cell.
Question #5. Do you want me to represent you as your attorney to turn those calls into money?
Yes: Call us today for a quick consultation.