TCPA and Telemarketing

A single phone call, placed using an auto-dialer to a person who has not provided prior express consent, can cost a company at least $500 in legal penalties.

And if a company has placed thousands of calls or texts using auto-dialing equipment, or sent numerous faxes, without following all the rules set forth under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)—the federal consumer privacy statute that regulates calling, texting and faxing—the liability can be massive. Multiply that by the millions of communications that companies make to consumers, and it’s easy to see why plaintiffs’ attorneys have developed an entire cottage industry out of filing consumer class action lawsuits under the TCPA.