TCPA Violations: What’s Illegal?
Nearly everyone has been annoyed by unwanted telephone calls from merchants trying to sell everything from financial services to cable TV. But did you know that often, these calls are actually illegal? The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991 is a law that protects people from solicitors or telemarketers who violate this law. Calling people with whom the caller has no business relationship or calling phone numbers listed on the National Do Not Call Registry is not legal and is a violation of the TCPA. Telemarketing calls placed before 8 AM or after 9 PM are also illegal, as is failing to identify who is calling. The TCPA is an enforceable law, but you need the help of a New York TCPA violation lawyer to make a claim.
When You May Have a Claim
If you are being harassed by unsolicited phone calls, you may be able to make a legal claim against the caller. Some companies are actually known for frequently making these unsolicited calls, and there have been class action as well as individual lawsuits made against them. If you’re getting these calls, it’s important to keep the record of your caller ID numbers to document the calls. The callers may be sued for up to $1500 for each violation. You should also keep a written record of all of these calls that includes the identity of the caller as well as the date and time of each call.
Robocalls and Exempt Calls
A robocall is a call that is made by some sort of automatic calling system, like a computer that calls people on a list and then sends a recorded message. Robocalls are illegal unless you have given written permission to the caller to contact you. Robocalls are often used in various scams to get personal information from victims or they may even disguise themselves as local government agencies or similar. Some calls, however, are exempt from the TCPA rules. For example, calls that are from a non-profit charity or similar organization are exempt.
Call to Schedule a Consultation With a New York TCPA Violation Lawyer Today
If you’ve been troubled by repeated unwanted calls from unknown solicitors or from unwanted sources, call to schedule a consultation with a New York TCPA violation lawyer today. The legal professionals at the law offices of Rubinstein & Associates PLLC can show you how to file a claim and stop being the victim of unscrupulous callers. We serve the areas of Woodmere, Long Island, Lynbrook, Hewlett, Rockville Center, Cedarhurst and surrounding Nassau County communities. Visit our website at rubesq.com or give us a call at 516-268-7077 and let us help you defend your legal rights.