Do you feel like your phone is constantly ringing due to telemarketers, and you're sick of dealing with it and ready to take legal action against them? If so, it will help to know these tips so that you can get compensated for being inconvenienced.
Register With The Do Not Call Registry
The first step that you are going to have to take is to register with the national do not call registry that is run by the federal government. This is the main step that you need to take to tell those telemarketers that you no longer want to be bothered, and it creates a record of you formally making the request. It is as simple as going to DoNotCall.gov and registering the phone numbers that you want to put on the do not call list.
However, keep in mind that it is going to take about a month for the entry into the database to take effect, and you still may receive those unwanted telemarketing calls during that time. That is because telemarketers have about 31 days to make sure that numbers added to the do not call registry are taken off their list. If you receive calls after 31 days you can start taking legal action.
Figure Out Who's Calling You
If you do receive a call from a telemarketer or robo dialer, it's important that you figure out who is calling you. You should let them know that you are recording the call for your records, ask for the company's name, and tell them that you want to be added to their do not call list. Just make sure that you are recording the call legally according to your state laws, which often involves notification of the other party that you're recording the call. This is going to be your record of personally contacting the company to be added to a do not call list.
You should then be keeping documentation of the interaction with the company. Use a spreadsheet to write down the date of the call, the name of the company that has contacted you, information from your phone carrier about the date and time of the incoming call, and a reference to your recording.
Report The Call And Sue
With your information logged, you can now report the illegal call to the do not call registry to make your formal complaint. You should now have all the evidence you need to sue the telemarketing company in court and receive compensation for that unwanted call.
Reach out to a law firm, such as Heidarpour Law Firm, for more information.