Are you getting fed up with receiving spam text messages? Besides being dreadfully annoying, it is illegal to send reams of unwanted messages without the sender getting your consent. Did you know that in the United States approximately 4.5 billion spam messages are sent to consumers every year, usually containing special offers and services? Fortunately, Shamis & Gentile has profound experience in dealing with numerous cases of spam messages. According to The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA), if you are a victim of spam, you are able to collect between $500 and $1.500 per violation by simply filing a lawsuit against the offending parties.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act restricts the use of illegal telemarketing and the use of pre-recorded voice messages, automated dialling and SMS without the consumer’s explicit consent. The first stride to guarantee compliance and avoid costly liabilities is grasping a solid understanding of the statute and its regulations. This includes individual lawsuits represented by consumers and legal committees seeking financial penalties.
Many spam text messages contain the option for consumers to “opt” out of receiving the annoying spam messages. However attempting to “opt” out (“opting” out by replying) may identify you as a target for future penalties therefore the best option would be to block the phone number and report as spam.
How to report spam text messages
If you are among the many recipients of unwanted spam text messages ensure you follow this simple procedure:
- Save the spam message. Your case may not be valid without evidence and may jeopardize your lawsuit.
- Screenshot the message. Identifying the company can often be a tricky process, therefore the more information the better.
- Forward the screenshot to your lawyer. Simply forward your screenshot by sending us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call your attorney. For a free consultation to ensure the best legal action regarding your potential lawsuit contact us today.
If you are a victim and think you may be entitled to financial remuneration from spam text messages claims, get in touch with a spam lawyer from Shamis & Gentile immediately!