April 4, 2012

Robo Calls Are Illegal

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act makes it illegal for businesses and individuals to use automated dialing equipment to call cell phones or residential lines. An auto-dialer or robo-dialer is a computer set up to call phones without manual dialing the phone phone.

Unless the recipient has given prior express consent, the TCPA and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules under the TCPA generally require:

1) Solicitation or debt collection calls cannot be made to residences with artificial voices or recordings.
2) Calls cannot be made with artificial voices or recordings to cell phones or to any service in which the recipient is charged for the call.
3) Prerecorded or autodialed calls cannot engage two or more lines of a multi-line business or to any emergency number.
In a related section, unsolicited advertising faxes are also prohibited.

In the event of a violation of the TCPA, individuals are entitled to collect damages directly from a solicitor or debt collector for $500 to $1,500 for each violation, or recover actual monetary loss, whichever is higher.

If you have been called by an auto dialer contact us today via the link above. Offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis which means you pay nothing for our service. Our lawyers have successfully handled hundreds of TCPA cases, and are widely seen as the top TCPA lawyers in Minnesota.

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