Kershaw, Cook & Talley is investigating mass unwanted text messages, phone calls (cell phones and landlines), and faxes sent from companies to individuals without their written express consent. This practice may violate the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The TCPA enacted in 1991 protects consumers from certain unsolicited commercial communications. Violations of the TCPA may be subject to statutory penalties up to $1500 per incident.
According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), you can file a complaint if you receive:
Examples of spam texts:
Contact a Kershaw, Cook & Talley attorney if you, or someone you know, received unauthorized automated texts, calls, or faxes. Feel free to give us a call at (888) 997-5170 or contact us via the form on this page.
Hi. My name is Ian Barlow with Kershaw, Cook & Talley. Our firm is investigating the equivalence of high tech junk mail. I am talking about unwanted, unsolicited text messages, pre-recorded, auto-dialed phone messages, or even faxes regarding some product offer, special discount, or coupon that you never requested or never wanted in the first place. This practice is not only annoying but can force you to incur text message charges which are particularly troublesome with a pre-paid cell phone plan.
Also, this practice can violate federal law. A federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA. This practice is unlawful if you haven’t provided your expressed written consent to receive these communications, or these communications weren’t provided for an emergency purpose. Also, these communications are subject to a civil fine anywhere from $500 up to $1500 per communication. If you, or anyone you know, received a communication like this, or if you’d like more information about the TCPA, please contact our office at (888) 997-5170.