The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) is a federal law that regulates telephone communications in an effort to protect consumers. In furtherance of this goal, the TCPA led to the creation of a national do not call list in 2003. Telemarketers may not contact consumers whose names appear on this list more than once in a one-year period. When a person on this list receives more than one telemarketing call in a year, he or she may be entitled to financial compensation. Below is an overview of do not call list violations under the TCPA. For more information on the do not call list and TCPA violations, please contact a Florida TCPA attorney.
Who is Exempt from the Do Not Call List?
Although the do not call list affords protection to those who choose to register, it doesn’t prevent all telemarketing calls. The list doesn’t apply to telemarketers who:
- Have a business relationship with an individual on the list, or
- Have written consent to call a person on the list.
However, even if an individual gives a business permission to contact him or her via telephone, this consent can be revoked at any time. For information on how to effectively revoke permission to be called by a telemarketer, contact a Florida TCPA attorney.
What Happens When a Telemarketer Violates the TCPA?
If a business calls someone who is on the do not call list twice during a 365-day period, the recipient of the call may be entitled to financial compensation under the TCPA. Under the TCPA, when a telemarketer calls someone on the do not call list more than once in a year, the violator is liable for statutory damages in the amount of $500 per call (excluding the first call made to the individual on the do not call list). In addition, if the violation of the TCPA was willful, the court may award the recipient of the unwanted call up to $1,500 per call. If you are the victim of telemarketer harassment, the best way to ensure you receive financial compensation is to contact a Florida TCPA attorney as soon as possible.
Contact a Florida attorney today!
Telemarketers are notorious for harassing innocent people. Luckily, as a consumer, you no longer have to accept telemarketer harassment. If you’re ready to fight back against illegal calls, you need a Florida TCPA attorney in your corner. When you hire attorney Seth Lehrman, we’ll do everything we can to ensure that you are well compensated for the harassment you’ve endured. In fact, you may be able to recover up to $1500 for each documented violation of the TCPA. Therefore, if you have received unsolicited robocalls or pre-recorded messages in Florida or elsewhere in the United States, please contact our law firm as soon as possible for a free consultation.