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What action can you take against violations of the TCPA?

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2022 | Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act helps keep you safe from deceptive and annoying telephone solicitations. The TCPA gives you the right to retaliate against a business or person who violates its rules.

You may be able to bring a lawsuit under the TCPA and seek compensation.

Violations

You will have the grounds to bring a TCPA lawsuit if you can show a person or business broke the guidelines of the act. You will need to show the regulations broken and provide proof of what happened. Be sure you can do this before you take steps to go to court, or else you may lose your case, which can be time-consuming and costly for no payoff.

Damages

You have the right to seek monetary damages for a violation. The TCPA includes instructions about potential lawsuits. You can ask for payment of the actual losses you incurred due to the actions of the person or entity violating the TCPA. Or you have the option of payment of $500 for each violation. The court will award whichever amount would give you the highest payout.

A court may also decide to grant you payment above what the basic damages are in the TCPA. It is up to the judge and usually will depend on the situation. It may also depend on the defendant in the case. Repeat offenders may draw the ire of a judge who wants to ensure they do not appear in his or her court on this matter again.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act ensures that you do not have to deal with harassing and frustrating telephone contact from another person or business. It gives you the right to take action against anyone violating the provisions.