TYPES OF UNSOLICITED CALLS

Auto Warranty

These calls involve companies calling to solicit consumers for their automobile warranty policies.

Do Not Call List Violations
Several companies have been calling to solicit consumers for their warranty policies. There are two problems with the calls. Firstly, many homeowners have listed their name on the Do Not Call List. See Federal Do Not Call List The Do Not Call List: Questions and Answers

Remedies For Unwanted Calls
Consumers can be entitled to compensation for violations.  In such cases, attorney’s fees will be paid by the company or taken from the settlement.

Problem With Warranty Companies
First, many companies have a large number of complaints. Auto warranty company BBB Evaluation
There are also a large number of exclusions. If someone failed to have a required oil or transmission fluid change, the warranty might not be honored. Some companies will pay a limited reimbursement or claim that the owner abused the vehicle. For example, if a car overheats, and the driver steers a mile to the nearest service station, the warranty company might claim the failure to stop invalidates coverage.

Have you received annoying unsolicited calls. If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation.

Solar

To include unsolicited calls from companies providing solar products or services.

Solar Energy Providers
Solar companies have been among the worst and most prevalent violators of the Do Not Call List. A class action has been filed in New York against one solar energy provider stating,

Plaintiff brings this action as a class action on behalf of all persons to whose cellular or residential andline telephone number one or more telephone calls, described below, were placed (the “Federal Robocall Class”). during the period beginning four years prior to the commencement of this action until the date of such commencement (the “Federal Robocall Class Period”).

Have you received unwanted calls from solar or other providers. If so, you may be entitled to $500 per violation and $1,500 for deliberate violations. Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation

Sources and Related Pages

  1. How to Stop Telemarketers and Get Compensation

  2. Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

  3. Most Frequent Robocallers

Vacation Schemes

Involve complaints about supposed free vacation schemes, which turn out to be requests for significant monies.

Vacation Calls Violating the Do Not Call Law
There have been complaints about supposed free vacation schemes, which turn out to be requests for significant monies. The complaint discuss violation of the Do Not Call Law as well as deceptive marketing.

Better Business Bureau files indicate contain a pattern of complaints from consumers that allege they were contacted informing them they won a “free” vacation or cruise; however when they tried to redeem the free vacation they were informed of undisclosed fees and solicited for other monies. Some consumers allege receiving repeated phone calls about free vacations and requested to be removed from the company’s call list but they still continue to receive calls.

Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation if you were victimized by a free vacation scheme.

Energy & Others

These category of unsolicited calls violating the Do Not Call List are being made by home security companies.

The Federal Trade Commission, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, has settled a complaint against a Massachusetts-based home security company that illegally called millions of consumers on the FTC’s National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry to pitch home security systems.


{It} called millions of consumers whose names and phone numbers VMS bought from lead generators. The lead generators claimed that those consumers had given VMS permission to contact them about the installation of a free home security system, but in reality, they had not. In its complaint, the FTC alleges that the defendants’ tactics violated the Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule.

The sales leads were obtained by illegal means through rampant use of robocalls from “Tom with Home Protection,” fake survey calls, and calls to phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry. According to the complaint, VMS subsequently called these consumers without first checking to see if they had registered their telephone numbers on the DNC Registry.

In addition, the complaint alleges that VMS ignored warning signs that the lead generators were engaged in illegal telemarketing practices. For example, many consumers contacted by VMS complained that they had not given the company permission to call, nor had they given permission to receive a robocall. Despite mounting complaints, VMS continued buying leads from the same lead generators, and calling consumers using those leads.

“Companies that use lead generators must exercise due diligence when they buy lists of phone numbers,” said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, “or else they can be on the hook for illegal telemarketing. Relying on a say-so that the numbers were obtained legally, or that the consumers have agreed to be called, even if their numbers are on the Do Not Call Registry, isn’t enough.” FTC Home Security release

Do Not Call List Claims
Our office have resolved several claims under the statute. Call for a Free Consultation to Discuss Compensation and Stopping the Calls