Pre-recorded calls, or “robocalls”, and spam text messages are a common phenomenon in todays mobile world. The federal government has created a law to penalize companies who make robocalls and send spam text messages. Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), companies are prohibited from sending spam text messages and making robocalls to consumers’ cell phones without their consent.
Your rights are violated under the TCPA if you receive more than one unsolicited call by a robocaller or received more than one spam text message within 12 months.
You can recover money for the violation of your rights under the TCPA on a “per violation” basis. This means that each time a company robocalls or spam texts you without your consent, you are entitled to damages for each call or text. TCPA violations are higher if they continue to call you after you have told them to stop.
If you have been a victim of repeated and unwaned robocalls or spam text messages, contact Whitfield Bryson & Mason LLP today at 919-600-5000 or complete the form and let us evaluate your claim at no cost to you.