Telemarketer Abuse

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Heidarpour Law Firm, PLLC handles lawsuits for consumers who have received unwanted calls from debt collectors, banks, and other companies on their cell phones. Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), individuals must provide consent to receive certain types of telephone calls and you have the right to tell these companies, including debt collectors, to discontinue calling you.

Telemarketing Spam

Telemarketing spam as we call it is any telemarketing call initiated by machines without your consent such as auto-dialed calls, predictive dialer calls, or robocalls.  Auto-dialed and predictive dialed calls work by having a computer dial many phone numbers at once and whichever phones answer the line are routed to a live telemarketer.  There may be a slight delay if the operators are busy or if they are really busy, then those who answer the telemarketing call may be hung up on altogether.  These auto-dialed and predictive dialed calls were created to save telemarketers time by not having to manually enter each phone number they called and then to wait for that one phone number to ring and go unanswered.  Rather these auto-dialers will call several numbers at once and only connect the operators after they’ve been answered. These autodialers can call many people at once, including thousands per hour.

Auto-Dialers, Predictive Dialers, and Robocalls Are Illegal

Even though auto-dialers, predictive dialers, and robocalls made without your consent are illegal because of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, companies still continue to use them because consumers do not take any action hold them accountable for these illegal telemarketing methods.  The Telephone Consumer Protection Act provides that consumers can sue the telemarketing companies $500 for each autodialed, predictive dialed, text message, or robocall they receive. These laws to see whether you have a good claim are highly complex and factually specific, so it is best to have a firm like us analyze your claim.

How to Determine If You Received an AutoDialed Call?

It is simple to determine if you received an auto-dialed call.  If when you pick up the phone there is a slight pause before the operator/marketer picks up then the company is probably using an autodialer or predictive dialer.  Or, when you pick up the call you are immediately hung up, this is another indicator that the company is using an autodialer.  Finally, if when you pick up the call, you are greeted by an automated message telling you to hold or to press 1 for an offer then this is also a clear sign of the company using an autodialer. If you received any of these calls, then you should report the phone spam immediately to us.

How Did They Get My Phone Number?

They got your phone number in one of three ways: (1) you gave them your phone number and your consent (2) or they bought your phone number and your profile from some other company that sold your information to them, (3) or, they sent the calls randomly to a series of phone numbers.

How Do I Stop the Telemarketing Calls?

You can certainly tell the person on the other end of the line to put you on their do not call list, but that is generally not very effective.  We recommend that you  fill out our contact form immediately so we can help you make a claim against the telemarketer, and in some circumstances, help you collect money from them for their unsolicited calls or texts to you. This will definitely get their attention and hopefully stop their illegal telemarketing calls.

Legal Rights

The following is a quick summary of your legal rights against any company that calls you using an autodialer, text message, or through a pre-recorded message without your consent.  Most importantly, if they called you without your consent, you may have a claim to collect $500 per call from the telemarketer for their violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The Quick Facts About Telemarketing Spam

The following is a quick summary of your legal rights against any company that calls you using an autodialer, text message, or through a pre-recorded message without your consent.  Most importantly, if they called you without your consent, you may have a claim to collect $500 per call from the telemarketer for their violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Why Are AutoDialed and Pre-recorded Calls Illegal?

In 1991, Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C section 227.  This law prohibits companies from making “any call using any automatic telephone dialing system…to any telephone number assigned to a…cellular telephone service.”  This law was created to halt the rise of annoying robocalls and predictive dialed calls that are annoying, invasive, and can sometimes cost you money if you have a cell phone plan limited to a certain amount of minutes per month.  Fortunately, this law created a way to help the consumer fight back against illegal phone spam and to hold the spammer liable.

Did You Consent to Receive the Autodialed Call?

The key area that I first investigate in determining if you have a valid case is to first determine whether you gave the company consent to call you.  If you gave the company consent to call you, you have no claim.  It is possible to withdraw this consent by notifying them that you no longer wish to receive these calls or texts, and then if they continue to call or text you, then you would have a potential claim.

If you never gave the company consent in the first place, then you probably have a good claim that we may be able to help you pursue.

You May Be Able To Recover Per Phone Call

The law specifically provides for you to bring a claim against a telemarketer to recover between $500-$1500 per call or text message. 

What Can You Do Now To Recover Your Money?

At our law firm, we investigate each and every phone spam report you send us.  If after our investigation, we determine that we can help you stop the caller and possibly recover money from the telemarketer, then we will attempt to help you.

You may be wondering if you have to pay us to help you recover the money from the telemarketer. The answer is that we work on a contingent basis, meaning if you do not get paid, we do not get paid. 

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