Spam text messages are commonplace, but that does not mean that they are legal! Nor does it mean that you should just accept them as an annoying part of life. Something can be done with the help of a great TCPA lawyer. Here is what you need to know.
Are Spam Text Messages Really Illegal?
Yes! It is a fact that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) (47 USC §227), as well as many other laws, make it illegal for any businesses or individuals to advertise to individuals through unsolicited text messages or unwanted phone calls to their cellular phone. The act has been in existence since 1991 and still stands today. Not only does the TCPA restrict telephone solicitations and telemarketing in general, but it also restricts the use of automated telephone equipment. As such, the TCPA limits the use of automatic dialing systems, artificial or prerecorded voice messages, SMS text messages, and fax machines.
What Is Considered Spam Under the TCPA?
Spam text messages are the most common forms of illegal spam advertising, but they definitely are not the only ones. Other spam advertisements include SMS spam text, mobile spam, wireless spam, spam, automated calls, robo calls, nuisance calls, harassing calls as well as any unsolicited calls from businesses. If you have been regularly subjected to any of these forms of unsolicited advertising, you will need TCPA attorneys to get you the justice you deserve.
Is It Worth It to Take Action?
Most definitely! As per the TCPA, penalties for spam text message violations can range between $500 and $1,500 per violation. In other words, you can get an impressive sum of money for your trouble if your chosen TCPA lawyer wins the case.
Joining a Spam Text Message Class Action Lawsuit
Obviously, you are not the only one who is being affected by these spam text messages and calls. Hence, the reason why there is a sizable class action lawsuit that you can join via the class action attorneys at Shamis & Gentile, P.A. Joining the lawsuit is very simple. Be sure to save the message on your smartphone, take a screenshot of it, and send it to 1-833-3TEXT-ME (1-833-383-9863). Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form with more details, or give us a call and schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential case. We look forward to assisting you!