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What is the TCPA

What is the TCPA?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), or 47 U.S.C. § 227, protects consumers from spam texts and robocalls by restricting how and when telemarketing can take place. The act specifically addresses auto-dialing, pre-recorded voice messages, and spam text messages to cell phones, faxes, and residential land lines. According to the TCPA, solicitors cannot: Send unsolicited advertising faxes. Make calls before 8 a.m.

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When To Hire An Attorney – Know Your Consumer Rights

A summarized guide to consumer laws and what to do if your rights are violated. If any of your rights listed below have been violated, it’s time to contact an attorney and start fighting for your life back. Fair Credit Reporting Act The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) protects the accuracy and privacy of your

Stop Robocalls and Sue For Every TCPA Violation!

What is the TCPA? The TCPA is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act is the principal federal law that protects consumers from abusive telemarketers, text message spammers, and robocallers. What is a Robocall? Robocallers refer to automatic telephone dialing systems. These systems store the numbers to be called and and then

New Consumer Protections Against Unwanted Robocalls and Texts

Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established the rules that address unsolicited telephone marketing calls including automated and prerecorded messages. For details about those rules, visit the FCC website. Last month the FCC clarified certain rules regarding marketing calls established by the TCPA. These clarifications should benefit consumers by

Anthem $6.25 Million Class Action

Unwanted Calls Results in $6.25 Million Class Action Lawsuit The case was brought on by a consumer who had received unsolicited calls from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to their cell phone. The insurer repeatedly called this person on his pay-per-call cell phone. The calls were via a predictive dialing service; some call this robo

FCC expands RoboCall Rules within the TCPA

New Rules Close TCPA Loopholes New rules have been put into place for those marketing and companies using loopholes to get around the current TCPA laws. There have been an astonishing amount of consumer complaints and tons of petitions and lawsuits, in fact last year alone; the FCC received over 215,000 complaints. Blocking RoboCalls The

Capital One Settles a Huge TCPA Lawsuit

Capital One just settled a record breaking Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit in the amount of $75 million! Capital One was accused of violating the TCPA rules when it comes to auto-dialing consumer’s cell phones without prior consent. This class action lawsuit was created specifically because of debt collection calls made by the company.

Busted! How To Catch Telemarketers Who Break The Law

Identifying Illegal Telemarketing Techniques and How to Protect Yourself Many legitimate companies and charities use the telephone to solicit consumers, however, both telemarketers and con artists alike sometimes use over aggressive scripted sales pitches and high-pressure tactics to harass and rob consumers everyday. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides a national Do Not Call registry