Is It Illegal to Send Unwanted Text Messages?
Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Agency (TCPA) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, it is illegal for a company to send text messages unless the consumer gave consent to receive the message or the message was sent for emergency reasons.
You May Be Able to Recover Up to $1,500 per Text Message!
As of October 2013, the FCC issued new regulations that require businesses to obtain written, signed consent before they can send text messages to consumers. This applies even if you have not placed your cell phone on the Do-Not-Call list. When a company breaks the law and sends out unwanted spam text messages, you can recover up to $500 per message – a fine that can increase to $1500 per text if the company willfully violated the law.
What You Can Do If You’ve Received Illegal Unwanted Text Messages from a Business
If a company is sending you spam texts or SMS messages, report the message to us. After you get in touch with us, we will explain how you may be able to collect up to $1,500 per unwanted message. Remember to keep any messages you receive—deleting the text messages can significantly hinder your chances of recovering money.
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We represent consumers just like you who are tired of being hounded by spam texts you never asked for and don’t want.
Why This Is Illegal
There is good basis for this law. First, unwanted text messages are very annoying. Second, under most cellular phone plans you are charged when you receive a text. Even if you have a text plan the unwanted text counts against your plan. So unwanted texts cost you one way or another. And courts have held that even if you don’t lose money - you can still recover.
How Much Is It?
When we decide to represent you, you don’t have to pay us a dime out of pocket. In fact, we don’t get paid at all unless we win. We cover all the costs to bring the case. It doesn’t get easier than that.
What Kind of Money Can We Be Talking About?
For example, in one unwanted text message case the recovery to the person was over $200,000 for unwanted text messages. In another spam text message case the person got over $28,000 for 19 unwanted text messages. This is serious money we are talking about. But even if you only get one unwanted text - we can show you how you can protect your rights.
We can’t guarantee any particular result to you for your case. Every case is different. But you should know your rights.
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The Way These Illegal Texting Claims Usually Go Down
Businesses use text messages to market. So they send you unwanted text messages to promote products for specials and/or promotions. For example: loans, pizza, burgers, stocks, bail bonds, etc.
Then you contact us. And we take care of the rest.
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And most importantly - we are widely known as being down to earth honest lawyers.
THE TURLEY & MARA LAW FIRM, APLC has helped hundreds of thousands of consumers in California and across the United States with their legal issues, and we have never seen two cases that were identical. We have been successful in some of the biggest cases in California history. We have recovered over $56,000,000 in one case alone. In other words we have nBut we have some down to earth advice for you.
You should never assume your situation is the same as something that is described on this web site, or something that you read elsewhere on the Internet. Each and every case is unique. All situations and cases are different. No matter what other lawyers may suggest to you. No one can guarantee you any particular result. The only guarantees in life or law are death and taxes. And that is it.
The law is made up of a ton of grey area. While some legal situations may first appear black or white - we suggest that may not always be the case. What we are suggesting is that you do not act, or fail to act based upon what you read on this website or on the Internet. Instead, you should always consult with a honest consumer rights lawyer.