The 58th U.S. presidential election is more than a year off. But with the candidates on both sides of the ballot already jockeying for headlines, our consumer rights and junk fax/text lawyers at Markoff Leinberger in Chicago want to remind you that you don’t have to live with political robocalls.
How can you stop political robocalls?
Although the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) acknowledges that uninvited phone calls, texts and faxes are an invasion of consumer privacy, political robocalls made to landlines are still legal, even when those numbers are registers with the National Do Not Call Registry.
The Federal Communications Commission has outlawed unwanted, non-emergency calls to cell phones. So if a political party is calling you on your cell phone, because they believe you consented so such calls, the first, best place to start is by requesting, in writing, that you’re removed from their robocall list.
That said, consumers may be unaware that participating in some other arena of public life ̶ such as registering a child for public school ̶ may have allowed third-party political groups access to your contact information.
The good news is that the laws regulating privacy with regards to your cell phone (or fax machine) favor consumers, which is why the Chicago consumer rights lawyers at Markoff Leinberger can determine your rights in the face of unwanted robocalls. Contact us online or call to schedule your free TCPA case consultation: 1 (877) 905-5161.