Here's What To Really Do About Robocalls

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, "Why Are There So Many Robocalls? Here's What You Can Do About Them", the author points to a few different methods of stopping the robocalls that have become ubiquitous of late. Commercial remedies, such as call-filtering apps, are not a bad idea, although the technology is certainly nascent and may not be very effective. Filing a complaint to the FTC does help them begin to start identifying bad actors, but the glacial pace of the federal government means very little will be done to help you any time soon. Oddly, the piece ignores the most effective solution for consumers: litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Since 2010, private citizens have brought more than 20,000 TCPA cases against companies using robocalls, ignoring do-not-call lists, and other TCPA violations. Since the establishment of the TCPA, the FTC has brought a grand total of only 134 enforcement actions, only 120 of which they have resolved as of July 2018.

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Under the TCPA, consumers have the right to sue for up to $500 for each violation, and up to $1500 for each willful violation of their rights under TCPA. Since often times these cases involved companies robocalling consumers hundreds, if not thousands of times, these damages quickly add up and many TCPA cases see judgements to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

So if you are receiving constant robocalls, or are being called after already being on the Do-Not-Call registry, contacting an experienced consumer rights attorney is your best option. Private litigation has done far more to punish TCPA violators than any government enforcement could hope to. Kazerouni Law Group was one of the pioneers of the class action TCPA lawsuit, and one of the leading TCPA litigation firms in the country. Our lawyers are uniquely qualified to help you fight back against robocallers, and are dedicated to stopping harassing phone calls.

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