Federal Law Protects you from:
- Unsolicited Texts
- Prerecorded / Artificial Voice Messages
- Ringless Voicemails
- Unsolicited Faxes
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (“TCPA") prohibits calls to cellular telephone numbers that use an autodialer or artificial or prerecorded voice without the recipient’s prior express consent. 47 U.S.C. § 227(b)(1); Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. v. Fed. Ins. Co., 869 F.3d 795, 804 (9th Cir. 2017). Defendants bear the burden of proving they had prior express consent to place the calls.
The TCPA permits damages between $500 and $1,500 per violation under 227(b).
All artificial or prerecorded telephone messages shall “state clearly the identity of the business, individual, or other entity that is responsible for initiating the call” and “provide an automated, interactive voice- and/or key press-activated opt-out mechanism for the called person to make a do-not-call request.” 47 C.F.R. § 64.1200(b)(1) & (3); Liotta v. Wolford Boutiques, LLC, Case No. 1:16-cv-4634-WSD, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47434, 2017 WL 1178083, at *4 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 30, 2017).
If you are receiving unsolicited calls, texts, or faxes, please contact Javitch Law Office for a free case review by filling out the form on this page.