Are you tired of constantly being bombarded by robocalls and telemarketers, even though you’ve listed your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), companies that illegally call numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry or place illegal robocalls can be fined up to $43,792 per call. And one man from Texas is making sure that these companies pay up.
Meet Dan Graham, a financial accountant who splits his time between Dallas and Austin. Graham has won $105,000 in court decisions since launching a prolonged effort to find and sue companies behind intrusive telemarketing calls. Graham listed his number on the National Do Not Call Registry, but when the calls persisted, he contacted the Better Business Bureau and FTC and filed complaints.
Graham began to identify and file lawsuits against telemarketing firms who contacted him in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which states marketers “must obtain prior express written consent before robocalling” potential customers. He has filed 50 lawsuits in small business court seeking redress over illegal robocalling. Many of his early attempts failed, but eventually, he began to win decisions that resulted in thousands of dollars in penalties for the offending companies.
If you’re receiving unwanted telemarketing calls, there are steps you can take to fight back. First, list your phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry, which takes 30 days to take effect. Then, start taking the calls to find out the business that’s really calling. Once you’ve identified the company, reach out to them to ask them to stop the illegal practice. If they don’t comply, consider suing them in small claims court for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
At our law firm, we specialize in Do Not Call claims and have helped many clients like Dan Graham receive the compensation. If you’re receiving unwanted calls, you too could be entitled to compensation.
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- “Texas man wins $100,000 suing robocallers, shares how you can too” FOX4. https://www.fox4news.com/news/texas-man-wins-100000-suing-robocallers
- “Texas man wins $75K after tracking down and suing telemarketers over illegal robocalls” CHRON. https://www.chron.com/business/article/Robocalls-Texas-Austin-lawsuit-Do-Not-Call-list-16989419.php