The TCPA places restrictions on how companies can contact your cellphone. This includes solicitations of course, but also opinion and marketing research calls – both of which tend to become more popular as elections approach. Automated calls from any company that have not been made with your express consent are prohibited by the TCPA. However, there are work-arounds for this, and unscrupulous companies may exploit these loopholes to harass, annoy, and otherwise disturb cellphone users.
If you believe your protections under the TCPA have been violated, please contact Markoff Leinberger to learn more about your rights. Appointments with our consumer protection attorneys can also be made by calling our Chicago, Illinois office at (888) 517-9115.
Prior Express Consent
The FCC requires prior express consent be given to companies before they can make automated calls to your cellphone. Traditionally this has defined as “unambiguous written consent,” but recent rulings have altered that to some extent and many debt collectors are now exempt from those more stringent requirements. Nonetheless, if you are receiving harassing autodial phone calls or text messages that you did not consent to, you may be entitled to take legal action that both stops the calls and helps provide compensation for all related damages. Our Chicago TCPA attorneys are here to review your case free of charge and help you determine if you have cause to file suit.
Your cellphone is always with you. This means that unwanted calls can interrupt family, social, and business interactions, placing you in an uncomfortable or awkward position and generally causing unnecessary distraction. Remember, even if you have given consent to contact your cellphone, you can revoke it at any time. If revocation proves ineffective, our consumer protection attorneys can help there as well. Please call our Chicago office at (888) 517-9115 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights. We welcome clients from all areas of Illinois and throughout the United States.