Contact Us

Robocalling Company Fined a Staggering $65,000 for Badgering Man with Unwanted Calls — Dollars and Sense

CellPhone
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

No means no — on a date and when it comes to telemarketing.

Auto-dialed, pre-recorded phone calls to cell phones and mobile devices are illegal. That is, unless you actually consent to receiving marketing messages.

Despite the fact that it’s against the law, some companies continue to make these robocalls, even when they are told to stop. Due to this annoyance, a Michigan man received $65,500 in compensation after suing a robocalling company that made 56 calls to his cell phone over a two-month period.

The calls violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the state’s Collection Practices Act. Of course, the robocaller attested that it had been given clearance to dial the number, but the plaintiff argued the calls continued when he asked the company to stop. He was awarded $500 per call, plus triple damages for each call made after he alerted the business to the error.

See, those do-not-call lists really d0 work.

[The Consumerist]

More from 107.9 The River

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theriver1079.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 107.9 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 107.9 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!