Americans and Louisianians continue to be harassed by robocalls. In fact, the number of reported robocalls are even growing. In 2017, 30.5 billion robocalls were conducted, over 1 billion more than the previous year. Robocalls in Louisiana were no exception to unwanted growth.
Robocalls in Louisiana are phone calls initiated by a computer or autodialer that provides the recipient with a pre-recorded message. The message is often a personalized audio message that simulates an actual person. Telemarketers, politicians, and debt collectors often use robocalls in Louisiana as a way to make thousands and thousands of undesirables calls everyday.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) receive more complaints about robocalls than any other consumer complaint. Still robocalls in Louisiana continue to be a significant problem. In 2017, the FTC received 4.5 million complaints for robocall. That is over 1 million more than the year previous. Robocalls may not be stopping anytime soon. However, a consumer lawyer and a federal statute may be able to make the sender of a robocall pay you for your trouble.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is federal statute that provides the recipient of a robocall in Louisiana to sue for up to $1,500 for each call. Last year, one company used robocalls in Louisiana to sell cruises. Thanks to the TCPA, they were required to pay out over $7 million to consumers.
The TCPA allows consumers to sue telemarketers and debt collectors for up to $1,500. However, not all robocalls in Louisiana are treated equally. It is best to contact a Louisiana consumer lawyer to find out if you have been the victim of robocalls to be sure. A consumer lawyer such as those at Paramount Law can determine if you have a case. If you have are receiving phone calls that answer with a recorded message, contact Paramount Law today.