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Are debt collectors or telephone solicitor blowing up your phone?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act is a small law with a big bite! In fact, you can collect between $500 to $1,500 per call from debt collectors and others that make unwanted telephone calls to you.

In a nutshell, here is how the Telephone Consumer Protect Act works like this:

Cell phones

Calls to your cell phone made by a third party who uses automated dialing equipment and
without your permission are illegal.

Land lines

Calls to your land line made by a third party with a prerecorded voice or message
without your permission are illegal

Fax machines

Faxes sent to you without your permission violate the TCPA

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission issued an Order favoring consumers’ rights under the TCPA. The FCC ordered that:

  1. Even if a consumer had previously given consent, he or she now has the right to revoke consent to being contacted on his or her cell phone;
  2. Text messages are calls subject to the TCPA;
  3. Calls to consumers who have received reassigned phone numbers are subject to TCPA violations. For example, did you get a new phone with a recycled phone number? If a debt collector is trying to reach the prior owner of that phone number but reaches you, he has violated the TCPA. (There is a one call exception to this rule to give the caller a chance to NOT call you again).

If a debt collector is blowing up your telephone call us at Credit Repair Lawyers of America. We can stop those calls and make the debt collector pay you damages.
Email us at [email protected].

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