You have the right to go about your day without having to worry and avoid unwelcome calls from debt collectors. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) grants consumers relief by omitting companies from making unwanted calls, and slapping violators with fines of anywhere from $500 to $1,500 per call. Here at Elahi Mediation and Law Firm we know that in 1991 when the law first passed, it was focused on the ground line telemarketing industry as well as “blast faxing”. This essentially is nothing but automated systems employed by debt collection agencies and other marketing firms in order to easily reach potential customers.
Today, marketing firms and debt collection agencies have shifted their focus almost entirely to
- Mobile devices,
- Cloud-based technologies
- Third-party vendors in an effort to keep up with evolving communication platforms.
Victims of TCPA violations are entitled to file individual lawsuits or to join class-action litigation in regard to receiving unsolicited telemarketing calls, faxes, text messages, pre-recorded or automated calls.