Register your personal phone numbers on the Do-Not-Call Registry and see how it can help you.
The Do-Not-Call List defined
- The National Do-Not-Call Registry was established in 2003 to help people stop getting unwanted sales calls.
- You can register your landline and your cell phone.
- The list includes only personal phone numbers, no business number or faxes are included.
Registering for the Do-Not-Call List
- It is free and easy to register.
- Register online at donotcall.gov. You will an email within 72 hours. You must click on that link in the email for your registration to be effective.
- You can also call 1-888-382-1222 to register by phone.
- You can register multiple phone numbers as long as they are your numbers. Business phones and faxes (personal and business) are not covered on the Do-Not-Call Registry.
Calls that are not covered You can still get calls from the following:
- Political organizations
- Callers conducting surveys
- Companies that you have an existing business relationship. This could mean one of the following:
1. If you purchase something from a company, you have created a business relationship. That company can call you for up to 18 months after your last purchase or delivery or payment to it, unless you tell them not to call again.
2. Calls from companies that you submitted an application up to three months after the application date.
3. Calls from companies that you have given permission to call you
Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Do-Not-Call List If you continue to get unwanted sales calls, find out who is calling you. Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, telemarketing calls by auto dialers are prohibited. You can recover $500 for each prohibited calls.
How You Can Earn $500 Per Call with a few steps
- First, provide proof that you are on the Do-Not-Call Registry. You can check this easily online. However, if you registered by phone, you can also get the confirmation on the phone registered by using that particular phone.
- Second, find out who is calling. If you don’t know who is calling, how do you know who to go after.
- Third, provide proof that they are using a robo-dialer. You can save a voicemail or record the next call. Recording calls are easy with cell phones. Look at functions on your phone and you will find that it not hard. Or if you are old school, find a tape recorder to use. Think $500 per call and I am sure you can find a way to record that message.
- If a company violates the TCPA, they are liable for $500 for each call made. A court may find that the conduct is willful or wanton, and may increase the amount per call to up to $1,500.
Experienced consumer rights attorneys SmithMarco can help you get the recovery you deserve. We have been protecting consumer rights since 2005. If you are receiving calls to your cell phone from an automated, or “Robo” dialer, CONTACT US for a free case review.