Fine print. We all know what it means. We all have suspicions about what it contains. Yet very few of us actually take the time to read what can amount to line after line of legalese in a print so fine it’s practically indecipherable. This can, however, place us in an interesting spot when it comes to rights protected by the TCPA.
Under the TCPA, companies are limited in their communication efforts unless they have received express prior consent from the consumer. As we have discussed previously on our blog, unscrupulous companies often try to find creative ways to obtain express consent – at times even hiding disclosures in fine print or call-to-action at the bottom of a page. When a company does this and subsequently engages in a campaign of harassment, consumers have every right to stand up, fight back, and receive fair compensation for these disturbances.
Disclosures in fine print are not an acceptable way to circumvent actual consent from a consumer. Companies that engage in this behavior are not acting with their customers’ best interests in mind. They must be held accountable for the sneaky and often dishonest methods they have utilized to contact and harass people who use their product or service. If you have fallen victim to one of these companies and have been receiving unsolicited, unwanted, and unwelcome communications, our Chicago TCPA lawyers can help. We are prepared to get to work on your case right away, stop nuisance calls, texts, and messages, and secure for you fair compensation for your harassment.
To schedule a free consultation with our Illinois consumer protection attorneys, please contact Markoff Leinberger today.