What Are the Exceptions to the Federal No-Call List?

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Most Americans breathed a sigh of relief when they heard about the establishment of the federal no-call list. However, many were disappointed to discover that while the no-call list covered a lot, there were still quite a few loopholes.

The Chicago consumer rights lawyers at Markoff Leinberger are quite familiar with the no-call list and its exceptions. Telemarketing robocalls are among the most common complaints we hear.

Even if you put your residential number on the national do-not-call registry, you can still receive unsolicited phonecalls from certain parties and in certain circumstances. These exceptions include:

  • Political organizations
  • Not-for-profits
  • Those conducting surveys
  • For-profit companies with whom you have a pre-existing business relationship
  • Bill collectors (who are themselves governed by laws establishing your debt collection rights)

If you place your name on the national no-call registry and receive an unsolicited phone call that does not fall into one of those categories, you likely have a claim under federal law and you might be entitled to compensation.

Markoff Leinberger’s consumer rights lawyers will evaluate your claim and determine if the calls you received fell under one of the law’s exceptions. We will also advise you on the question of whether or not a legal claim is a reasonable option for you.

If you’re a Chicago, Illinois-area resident who has received an unwanted phone call after placing your name on the do-not-call registry, you should speak to our consumer rights lawyers. Please contact Markoff Leinberger today for a free consultation.