At MarkoffLeinberger, our Chicago consumer rights lawyers have experience in helping clients who have been bombarded by junk faxes and spam texts. However, we can also help you if you’ve been repeatedly contacted by telemarketers despite placing yourself on the Federal Do-Not-Call-List.
In 2003, Congress passed the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act, and shortly thereafter the Federal Communications Commission established a national registry of telephone numbers to comply with the law.
The law is fairly simple: by visiting donotcall.gov, you can place your residential number on a registry that prevents telemarketers from making unsolicited calls. There are some exceptions for political groups, not-for-profit organizations and businesses with which you have a pre-existing business relationship.
As a result of changes to the law, you don’t have to renew your place on the registry. Once you place your number on the Do-Not-Call List, it’s there until you remove it.
Telemarketers have an obligation to check the registry every month. Violations of the law can be reported to the FCC, but the law also provides for provide legal action by victims.
That’s where our Chicago consumer rights lawyers come in. Violations of the law constitute unfair business practices, and we don’t think those are acceptable.
We can help if you’ve been repeatedly harassed at your home by telemarketers in spite of the national do-not-call list.
If you’re a Chicago, Illinois resident and you need an experienced consumer rights lawyers to help you pursue compensations for violations of the federal do-not-call list, please contact MarkoffLeinberger today for a free consultation.