What’s regulated under the TCPA?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) plays an important role in protecting consumers from unwanted telemarketing and robocalls. This federal law sets clear guidelines on how telemarketers and businesses can contact individuals via telephone. Understanding what falls under the purview of the TCPA can empower you to know when your rights have been violated.

If you believe you have been a victim of TCPA violations, never hesitate to consult with our knowledgeable consumer protection attorney. We never charge a penny for our services unless you receive compensation.

What is the TCPA?

The TCPA, enacted by Congress in 1991, protects consumers from unsolicited phone calls, faxes, and text messages. Its primary goal is to safeguard individuals’ privacy rights and ensure that they have control over the communications they receive. The TCPA restricts telemarketing calls and the use of auto-dialers, pre-recorded messages, and artificial or prerecorded voice messages. It applies to both residential and cellular phone numbers.

Types of Calls Regulated by the TCPA

The TCPA covers various types of calls and communications made by telemarketers, debt collectors, and other businesses. Here are some examples:

Telemarketing Calls

Telemarketing calls, which are made for the purpose of promoting or selling a product or service, are subject to the TCPA regulations. These calls require prior express written consent from the recipient.


Robocalls, also known as automated calls, are calls made using an automatic dialing system or artificial or prerecorded voice messages. Unless the recipient has given prior express consent, these types of calls are generally prohibited under the TCPA.

Text Messages

The TCPA also governs the sending of text messages for advertising or marketing purposes. Businesses must obtain the recipient’s prior express written consent before sending such messages.

Fax Messages

Unsolicited fax messages are also regulated under the TCPA. Businesses must have prior express consent or an established business relationship with the recipient before sending fax advertisements.

Potential Remedies for TCPA Violations

If you believe your rights under the TCPA have been violated, you may be entitled to take legal action and seek compensation. Some potential remedies for TCPA violations include:

Statutory Damages

Under the TCPA, individuals can seek statutory damages for each violation, which can range from $500 to $1,500 per call, text, or fax message.

Injunctive Relief

Injunctive relief refers to a court order that prohibits the violating party from making further unwanted communications. This ensures future compliance with the TCPA regulations.

Actual Damages

If you have suffered actual harm as a result of TCPA violations, such as invasion of privacy or financial losses, you may be entitled to seek compensation for those damages.

Attorneys’ Fees

In some cases, the court may award attorneys’ fees to the prevailing party, which means that the defendant may be responsible for paying your legal costs.

Contact The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi for TCPA Violations in Florida

If you’re facing TCPA violations in Florida, The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi are here to help. Don’t let unwanted telemarketing calls or robocalls invade your privacy. Contact The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi today to speak with an experienced Florida consumer protection attorney who will fight for your rights.

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