Attorneys for “Do Not Call” Violations
In 2003, Congress passed the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act, leading the Federal Trade Commission to create the National Do Not Call Registry. The Registry facilitates enforcement of the legal protections provided by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, a law which provides powerful legal rights to individuals who want to put an end to unsolicited telemarketing phone calls. Anyone who has a residential phone line is entitled to enter their phone number in the Registry, either by calling 888-382-1222 or by registering online at www.donotcall.gov. Once 31 days have elapsed since you have registered your phone number, telemarketers will, in most cases, be legally prohibited from contacting you. Telemarketing companies are, for the most part, forbidden to make robo-calls to cell phones, and since such equipment is in widespread use in the industry it is not typically necessary to register your mobile phone number.
What the Do Not Call Registry Does Not Cover
While the National Do Not Call Registry provides significant legal protections to individuals, it does not give you the opportunity to put an end to calls of all types. You may still receive phone calls from political organizations, charities and telephone surveyors, as well as companies with which you have an existing business relationship or to which you have provided your consent to contact. Your phone number can additionally be used for collection calls, provided that the debt collectors comply with laws such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
What Should I do if I Still Receive Calls?
If you receive a phone call even after being on the Do Not Call list for 31 days, contact our “Do Not Call” Class Action Lawyers for assistance. Mr. Mendelsohn and our TCPA attorneys are ready to provide the one-on-one attention you need and deserve. For your free consultation with a Class Action Lawyer, fill out our contact form or call us at 973-228-0391.