Are you tired of receiving robocalls that bombard you with prerecorded marketing messages? You’re not alone! Millions of Americans receive these calls every day, violating their privacy and wasting their time. Fortunately, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are taking action to stop these illegal telemarketers.
Recently, the DOJ and FTC announced a civil enforcement action against several corporate and individual defendants who violated the FTC Act and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) by providing technological services to telemarketers who illegally called consumers with robocalls delivering prerecorded marketing messages. These calls included numerous “ringless voicemails” delivered to consumers without making their phones ring.
The complaint also brings claims against several defendants who illegally telemarketed credit-card debt relief services. These defendants misrepresented the terms and outcomes of their debt relief services and violated the TSR by making those misrepresentations, failing to clearly and truthfully identify the seller of their services, and calling consumers with prerecorded messages without first obtaining their consent. The complaint seeks a permanent injunction to prohibit future violations, monetary civil penalties, and relief to redress injury caused to consumers.
The DOJ and FTC are committed to stopping individuals and companies from making illegal robocalls and peddling predatory debt relief services. Our law firm shares their commitment and works tirelessly to protect consumers from these scams.
If you’ve received unwanted robocalls, you may be entitled to compensation too. Our experienced attorneys specialize in Do Not Call claims and can help you recover the damages you deserve. Don’t let illegal telemarketers violate your privacy and waste your time. Call us for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn about your options.
- “United States Files Complaint Against Illegal Robocall Telemarketers and Telecommunications Service Providers” Department of Justice. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-files-complaint-against-illegal-robocall-telemarketers-and-telecommunications