We have all received unwanted calls from telemarketers and other similar companies. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted in 1991 to defend people from unwanted solicitation in the form of autodials, robocalls, telemarketers, invasive text messages, etc. The TCPA created a National Do Not Call Registry in which consumers can enroll to prevent solicitors from contacting them. Companies and solicitors must honor a consumer’s Do Not Call registration permanently.
As per the TCPA, solicitors must provide their name, phone number, and address, and state on whose behalf they are calling. Other TCPA provisions prevent solicitors from calling before 8am or after 9pm, from using autodialers, and from using artificial recordings. Unfortunately, countless companies ignore the TCPA and the Do Not Call Registry. These companies still engage in robocalling, autodialing, and other unlawful practices, to the dismay of consumers. Nonetheless, you still have the right to uninterrupted peace and quiet. If you have been contacted by a company which violated the TCPA, contact Buffalo, New York Telephone Consumer Protection Act Attorney Jason Shear.