What are Robocalls?

Robocalls have become an increasingly annoying and invasive issue in our daily lives. These automated phone calls aim to sell products, promote services, or even scam unsuspecting individuals. They not only interrupt our peace and privacy but also waste our valuable time. If you are tired of receiving unwanted robocalls, take steps to understand your rights and learn what you can do to stop them.

The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi can provide advice and assistance in dealing with these frustrating calls. We offer free consultations and do not charge a penny for our services.

Defining Robocalls Under the Law

According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), robocalls are phone calls made using an automated dialing system or pre-recorded message. These calls may include telemarketing calls, political campaign calls, and informational calls from charities or healthcare providers. However, not all robocalls are illegal. Non-commercial calls, such as those from schools and government entities, are exempt from the TCPA regulations.

What to Do if You are Receiving Robocalls

Receiving robocalls can be frustrating and disruptive, but you don’t have to simply accept them. Here are steps you can take to stop or reduce robocalls:

  • Register your number on the National Do Not Call Registry: By adding your number to this list, you can limit the number of unwanted telemarketing calls you receive. However, it may not eliminate all robocalls.
  • Hang up and block the number: If you receive a robocall, simply hang up without engaging in conversation. Most smartphones allow you to block specific numbers, preventing them from contacting you again.
  • Don’t provide personal information: Scammers often use robocalls to trick individuals into revealing personal information. Never share sensitive details like your Social Security number or credit card information over the phone.
  • Keep a record: Document each robocall you receive, including the date, time, and phone number. This information can be valuable evidence if you decide to take legal action.

If you have continually received unwanted robocalls, you may be eligible to take legal action under the TCPA. The TCPA allows individuals who have received unauthorized robocalls to sue the responsible entities for damages.

To file a lawsuit, you must prove that the robocalls you received violated the TCPA. This includes showing that you did not provide consent to receive such calls. Always be aware of the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit under the TCPA. Generally, the statute of limitations is four years from the date of the violation.

If successful in your lawsuit, you may be entitled to statutory damages ranging from $500 to $1,500 per violation. The exact amount will depend on the specific circumstances of your case.

Consult a Consumer Protection Attorney Today

If you are tired of incessant robocalls infringing upon your privacy, reach out to a reliable consumer protection lawyer today. The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi can help you fight back against the companies or individuals responsible for disruptive calls.

Our firm has recovered millions in legal relief for our clients, and we never get paid unless you do. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and put an end to robocalls for good.