Cincinnati Consumer Protection Attorney reviews Autodialer settlements and Ohio telemarketing robocall lawsuits for class action plaintiffs
Those automated robocalls and autodialed telemarketing messages you have been receiving are not only irritating, but may be illegal. Certain telemarketing practices, like pre-recorded calls and unsolicited texts which have gained in popularity, violate Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) laws that are in place to protect consumers from harassment. Banks, real estate agents, credit card companies, hotels and other businesses are engaging in illegal robocall telemarketing practices.
There are a couple solutions for consumers who are continually bombarded with unfair debt collection calls, advertisements, and annoying unsolicited calls from unknown numbers. One is to download apps on your smartphone that can detect robocalls and telemarketers and screen the calls. Consumers and victims of telemarketing and TCPA robocall violations can also contact an Ohio TCPA lawyer to investigate, and seek autodialer settlements in class action Ohio telemarketing robocall lawsuits.
Not every pre-recorded robocall you get from an unknown number or telemarketer is illegal, but many are. Unwanted voicemails and unsolicited text messages can violate TCPA regulations and make you eligible for compensation.
Illegal automated voicemails and text messages can be a nuisance for consumers, and filing class action lawsuits against those responsible can help eliminate the problem.
So, what constitutes illegal telemarketing? Telemarketing is defined as a telephone call or text message delivered to encourage investments, properties, goods, or services. The FCC restrictions listed on the government Web site states the following:
Artificial and pre-recorded voice telephone messages must identity the business, individual, or other entity that is responsible for initiating the call at the beginning of the message. During or after the voice or text message, the call must state the telephone number of that business, entity, or individual.
The number provided may not be a number that incurs long distance charges. It must also give the consumer an automated, interactive voice- and/or key press-activated opt-out mechanism for a a do-not-call request.
Telemarketing exceptions include the following:
Compensation and damages in TCPA violation cases are available in all 50 states. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to protecting consumers, and holding harassing companies financially responsible. Each illegal call may result in up to $1,500 in fines, and cases have fined telemarketing firms and robocall outfits millions for their negligence.
This means that if you have had one company repeatedly calling you 20 times, leaving prerecorded voice messages, or sending text messages, the fines and compensation can be quite substantial. Plaintiffs are encouraged to file TCPA violation claims to help curb consumer harassment and to bolster consumer protection.
The Lyon Firm has handled a number of TCPA cases and has settled violations for large sums. Plaintiffs will pay no attorney fees up front, and the Lyon Firm works on a contingency fee basis.
Some common TCPA violations and recent cases involve real estate agents calling potential customers repeatedly, and have failed to adhere to Do Not Call lists and FCC registries. Banks, insurance companies and hotel chains like Wells Fargo and Allstate and Marriott have all settled large TCPA lawsuits after multiple infractions.
The majority of TCPA violations sound similar, and the evidence is generally easy to gather and file a viable lawsuit against unlawful telemarketers and spam call violators. Plaintiffs are encouraged to call a consumer protection and invasion of privacy attorney to discuss your potential TCPA case.
Companies who willfully ignore TCPA laws and the Do Not Call Registry can be sued by a class of plaintiffs. If you receive unwanted robocalls or unsolicited text messages, contact an Ohio TCPA Lawyer to discuss your legal options. Call The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403 for a free consultation. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding autodialer settlements and Ohio telemarketing robocall lawsuits.