Telephone Consumer Protection Act Information

Nobody likes getting telemarketing calls or other unwanted phone calls. They’re annoying and if you wanted to buy what a telemarketer is trying to sell you, you’d call them, right? Is there anything you can do about these pesky calls? Well, actually there is under both federal and Mississippi law (or the law of your particular state). A federal law known as the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) makes certain calls to consumers unlawful. TCPA Violations Autodialed or prerecorded calls to cell phones and other numbers without the prior consent of the person being called; Certain pre recorded calls to…Read   More

Scammers seem to get savvier every day. There is a new scam going on that begins with a phone call, usually to your cell phone. I have received a few of these calls myself on my cell phone. The caller will tell you that you have won either the Publisher’s Clearinghouse sweepstakes or a Caribbean cruise. Sounds great…right? Wrong!  My first clue was that I had not entered a Publisher’s Clearinghouse sweepstakes in many years! The first distinctive sign of the scam is that you are being called by a number located in Antigua, Jamaica, Barbados or some other Caribbean…Read   More

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a powerful law that regulates telephone calls to both a home and cell phone. Specifically, 47 U.S.C. § 227(c)(5) sets forth the Do Not Call (DNC) list that is now common knowledge in our country. Click here to go to the government Do Not Call Registry. You can register up to three numbers on the website so make sure, even if you have to submit separate emails, that you register all of your home and cell phone numbers. You will then receive an email confirmation of the registration. It is very important that you…Read   More