Telephone Consumer Protection Act

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  • Fighting Robocalls

    A robocall is something large companies have been using more and more to reach people by phone. It uses a computerized autodialer to deliver prerecorded, telemarketing or political messages. Businesses use it to cut down costs by using a machine ...
  • How to Stop Robocalls from Harassing You

    The New York Times has recently published a report on a new type of consumer scourge: artificial telemarketers, or “robocallers.” If you’ve recently been getting calls from unfamiliar numbers—with a strange pause after you ...
  • Preventing Robocalls Or Fighting Back

    If you are like most of the people throughout the nation, you have received one of the annoying — but sometimes worrisome — phone calls telling you that there is some kind of action against you, or that you owe money. Once you pick up the ...
  • In a case involving alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Midland Credit Management Inc. — a subsidiary of Encore Capital Group, Inc. — and other similar companies have reached an agreement to settle the ...
  • ROBOCOP Act Brought Before Senate

    Back in April, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives that would force phone service providers to make it simpler for customers to block unwanted prerecorded and automated calls. The ROBOCOP Act has been sitting idle for a while, but ...
  • How the Telemarketing Sales Rule Protects Consumers

    Let’s face it, telemarketing calls can be annoying. One way the Federal Trade Commission protects your rights is by putting you in charge of how many of these calls you get at home. Through its Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR), it has established ...
  • The Supreme Court recently threw out the decision made by the Ninth Circuit Court in the case of Spokeo Inc. v. Thomas Robins, which held that a plaintiff does not have a legal right to sue simply by alleging bare, technical violations of statute. On ...
  • One of the largest debt collectors in the United States, Midland Credit Management, Inc. is facing a potential class action lawsuit from consumers accusing the company of trying to force payment of old debts that are no longer legally enforceable. ...
  • HANGUP Act to End Unwanted Robocalls

    Two House Democratic Lawmakers introduced a new law that would roll back a budget bill provision of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 allowing unsolicited autodialed collection calls to borrowers of government-backed loans. According to Congresswomen ...
  • TCPA Exemption for Fed-Backed Loans Circulated to FCC

    On February 17, a draft rule to exempt robocalls to collect federal debt from TCPA rules was circulated to the FCC. This proposal is looking to create a balance between consumer protections and a directive by Congress allowing companies servicing ...
  • A tentative budget deal struck on Monday by the White House and Congressional leaders will result in some irritating consequences for Americans with student loan debt. The new provision would give debt collectors permission to robocall and auto-text ...