Have you Received Unauthorized Calls on your Residential Landline or Cell Phone?
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227, prohibits, among other things, unauthorized phone calls or text messages to residential land lines and cell phones that employ: • automatic dialing mechanisms • automated retrieval of phone numbers • prerecorded messages (and, in some cases, messages by or conversations with live callers)
Often these violations are made by retailers, debt collectors, and telemarketers. They can be held liable if you did not give consent to receive calls or text messages.
The law states that only those that use automatic dialing systems and leaverecorded or artificial voice messages violate the Act. For calls made to cell phones, prohibited calls include those that involve live speakers as well as those that leave recorded messages.