Mar 30 2016

Do you receive “junk faxes” at either your home or business? Do you receive unwanted calls to your cell phone? If so, our firm may be able to help you file a claim for compensation.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is designed to help protect consumers from receiving unwanted, prerecorded or autodialed phone calls, as well as unwanted faxes. Some recipients of these unsolicited calls and faxes may be eligible for relief and monetary compensation pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, 47 U.S.C. § 221, as amended by the Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005.

In 2005, the Junk Fax Prevention Act was signed into law, and served to amend the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 to prohibit fax transmissions containing unsolicited advertisement. The Act makes it unlawful for companies to use any telephone facsimile machine, computer, or other device to send an unsolicited advertisement to another telephone facsimile machine in the United States where said advertisement fails to provide the recipient with a cost-free mechanism to opt out of receiving said transmissions in the future. For each unwanted call, a consumer may be able to collect between $500 and $1,500.

This Act also applies to “robocalls”, pre-recorded calls and unwanted, “autodialer” calls to your cell phone from banks, debt collectors and other companies. Your eligibility for compensation under the Act will depend on how the call was made. The TCPA, enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), sets strict requirements for companies in an effort to prevent consumers from receiving unwanted prerecorded or autodialed phone calls, as well as “junk faxes”.

If you have questions about your rights under the TCPA, contact us today for a FREE telephone consultation.

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Kimberly Perkins

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Kimberly Perkins is the founder of the K. Perkins Law Firm, LLC. Representing clients throughout the state of Alabama, her varied practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, consumer protection and personal injury, including wrongful death.

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