Stopping “Robocalls” to Your Cellphone
Are you being harassed by robocalls? You may be entitled to as much as $500 to $1,500 per call.
In a recent appearance on Eye Opener (PHL17), our own Craig T. Kimmel took a moment to discuss robocalls, how they affect consumers, and what consumers can do when they’re being abused or harassed by these types of calls.
“Robocalls” are phone calls made by a computer or automated calling machine as a means of solicitation. Regardless of whether you have added your contact information to the National Do Not Call Registry, these types of unwanted calls are a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Kimmel explains further:
“The Telephone Collection Practices Act forbids certain types of calling. Automated calling, what we call ‘robocalls,’ calls without consent or permission, or calls when you have revoked permission [for these calls to be made to you].”
Violations include calls from debt collectors, marketers, advertisers, survey takers, charities, when you never gave permission for your cell phone number to be called.
When you’re making this kind of claim, we typically just need to show that the call came in, that it originated from a number that was not authorized to call, and that the number was dialed using a computer or that any automated voicemail messages were left by an originator who never had permission to call.
Debt collectors and marketers use phones more now than ever to collect and make money. This does not permit them to violate your rights as a consumer. If you are being harassed by robocalls, telemarketing calls, or debt collection calls to your cellphone, contact us at 1-800-NOT-FAIR (1-800-668-3247) or email us for a FREE case review.