Robocalls can be a nuisance, but they can also be a source of compensation. Each time you receive an unwanted robocall, you may be entitled to compensation for the call. However, you'll want to consult with a lawyer who specializes in handling robocalls beforehand so you can increase your odds of receiving compensation.
How Robocalls Work
Most telemarketing calls are carried out using an auto-dialer. This is a program that will call phone numbers automatically without the need for a human. Then, when you pick up the phone, the auto-dialer redirects you to a telemarketer or a scammer who will then attempt a sales pitch. Whether or not this is legal or not depends on whether you are on the Do Not Call registry.
Why Robocalls are Illegal
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act placed restrictions on telemarketing activities that can be used. Telemarketers must have written permission to call you, and you have the right to opt-out of receiving phone calls at any time. You will need to make sure that the calls you are receiving are not legal. For this reason, it's crucial to speak with an attorney before you get started.
The Benefits of Suing
For each violation, the telemarketer will need to pay a fine that can vary depending on the severity of the violation. This fine will be paid to you. Therefore, suing telemarketers can be a great way to make extra money.
However, by taking legal action against the telemarketers, you're also stopping harassment so that you no longer have to worry about annoying phone calls at all hours of the day. You're also helping to stop the robocall problem by deterring telemarketers from continuing with these illegal practices. While they are illegal, a telemarketer will only be dissuaded from making these types of calls when they face consequences.
How to Prepare Your Case
Your attorney will help you determine the type of call that you received. Reminders and messages related to financial accounts you own would not be considered illegal, but telemarketers violating the Do Not Call registry and scammers are. If your attorney determines that the telemarketer is breaking the law, you can report this violation and begin the process of suing the telemarketer.
You will be able to increase your odds of winning by recording the conversation and informing the caller that you're doing so. Create a log of all calls you have received and you will then be able to use this evidence to take legal action and stop robocalls.Share