What are robocalls?

Robocalls are calls that are made with an automated machine to your phone. The term robocall includes calls made using a prerecorded message, an artificial voice, or even a live person if the call was made using an Automated Telephone Dialing System.

Robocalls are governed by a federal law called the TCPA, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The TCPA prohibits robocalls calls to your cell phone without your consent.

If you want to stop the robocalls, you should revoke your consent. One way you can do this is by sending a letter to the person that’s calling you, stating “Stop calling me!” You could tell them by phone, but the best evidence is notice in writing. This will be exhibit “A” in your court case.

If you are getting calls to your cell phone from an automated telephone dialing system, a prerecorded voice, or an artificial voice, and the caller doesn’t have your consent, the law states that that caller needs to pay you $500 per call. If the calls are willful, the caller needs to pay you $1,500 a call.