You probably know that Congress passed a law prohibiting advertisers from sending fax blasts and text message blasts to non-consenting consumers. And you may have taken steps to opt out of specific companies’ mailing lists or even placed yourself on the National Do Not Call Registry. But you are still be receiving unwanted text messages or faxes pretty regularly. What gives? And what can you do about it?
The consumer-focused attorneys at Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP have significant TCPA experience and would be happy to perform a free, no-obligation evaluation of the unwanted faxes and texts that you receive. You can call us at 312-782-4880, or send us copies of unwanted faxes or screenshots of unwanted texts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to know more? Read on!
More than fifteen years have gone by since Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, in 1991. That law, which is codified as 47 U.S.C. § 227, restricts the use of automated systems for placing telephone calls and sending fax and text messages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_Consumer_Protection_Act_of_1991. It was designed to provide relief to consumers, and it has survived several legal challenges from the telemarketing industry, but those pesky text messages, and even faxes, are still coming in at a rapid pace. http://blogs.findlaw.com/free_enterprise/2017/03/junk-faxes-still-a-thing-now-causing-federal-lawsuits.html. Why? Continue reading