A Federal law, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) protects consumers from receiving Louisiana Robocalls (auto-dialed or pre-recorded messages) on their cell phone. If companies violate the TCPA, they may have to pay thousands of dollars! This law applies unless the consumer has provided their prior express consent. You may be familiar with this law as you have likely heard of the do not call list. However, this law also covers spam sent by text message or fax, wrong number calls from debt collectors, as well as soliciting telemarketers.
Often, the most common violators of the TCPA are not legitimate telemarketers. Still, debt collectors that constantly call consumers’ cell phone numbers, without permission, and sometimes even expressly told they are calling the wrong number are also common violators.
When moving it is sometimes necessary to obtain a new local phone number. However, what happens when the number that you were assigned by your provided was one that was recently canceled by a person receiving a large number of Louisiana robocalls or telemarketer calls? In that case, you may now be the one to receive all of the Louisiana robocalls that the previous owner was receiving. The law states that the debt collector is now calling a wrong number. Here’s what you should do:
If you are receiving unwanted Louisiana robocalls, telemarketer calls, or wrong number callers after telling them to stop, contact a consumer attorney at Paramount Law today!