Representation for Violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
West Virginia lawyers advocate for consumer privacy victims
Telemarketers cannot call you at home without your permission. They cannot use aggressive tactics such as automatic dialing systems or pre-recorded messages to get your attention. The reason you cannot be disturbed by solicitors at home is because of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This law, enacted in 1991, regulates the conduct of telemarketers and phone solicitors.
At the family owned and managed law office of Paulson & Nace, PLLC, our West Virginia consumer protection lawyers can stop these rude calls by suing to enforce the provisions of the TCPA. We know the law and the remedies that apply, including statutory damages. If you are tired of being disturbed by telemarketers, you need aggressive attorneys who protect consumers. We can help you have peace at home and when the phone rings.
What is the TCPA?
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act gives the Federal Communications Commission the right to stop unsolicited phone calls and artificial messages. The TCPA states that, unless you give express prior consents, callers:
- Cannot call you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. your time.
- Must keep a Do Not Call (DNC) list of every consumer who has asked not to be called.
- Must respect this DNC list.
- Are required to give their name, identify whom they are calling for and a phone number or address of the person who you can contact.
- Must not use any artificial voice or recording.
- Cannot send an unsolicited fax.
The act does not require that all calls stop. Calls from market research companies, polling organizations, and non-profit, tax-exempt organizations are allowed, provided the caller follows the TCPA rules. These entities cannot use pre-recorded messages or auto-dialing.
Paulson & Nace consumer protection lawyers hold violators of the TCPA accountable. If a company violates the rules, our lawyers seek to assess penalties, allowed by the statute, of between $500 and $1,500 for each violation. We also seek attorney’s fees.
West Virginia residents have the right to peace at home and to comfort when they answer the phone. If telemarketers do not stop calling even when you assert your Do Not Call rights, or they harass you in other ways, get relief. While many of the complaints filed are about robocalls, Paulson & Nace represents consumers when a company violates any part of the TCPA. When telemarketers and solicitors continue to harass you, get the relief you need by calling Paulson & Nace. We always respect your privacy.
Get representation when solicitors violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act in West Virginia
Paulson & Nace, PLLC’s distinguished family of attorneys offers the compassionate, personal, and professional attention you deserve. We are widely recognized throughout West Virginia for both our comprehensive legal services and our aggressive advocacy. When you choose a consumer protection attorney from our practice to represent you, you are choosing a team that values families and family relationships. Please call 304-741-8079 or fill out our contact form to tell us your story in a no-obligation consultation. Our office is located at 3501 Maccorkle Ave SE, Charleston, WV 25304.
We have dedicated our lives to helping individuals who have suffered because of consumer protection violations. Let our family help you in your time of need.