Stop Robocalls to your Cell Phone

Are telemarketers, debt collectors or lenders contacting you at all hours of the day on your cell phone? You have the right to stop these unwanted calls. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was passed by the United States Congress to limit the use of automatic dialing systems, or robocalls, used by lenders, telemarketers and …

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Getting Unwanted Robocalls? Know the Rules

Congress passed initial TCPA legislation back in 1991, and the federal agency has been refining the law ever since. The law limits the use of automatic dialing systems, artificial or pre-recorded voice messages, SMS text messages, and fax machines. The law also requires the caller to be identified in the message. Get familiar with the law to …

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How to Report a Robocall

Nearly all automated calls to mobile phones are illegal in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but that hasn’t stopped telemarketers and debt collection companies from using auto-dialers to reach consumers. In some cases, the caller will deliberately falsify the information sent to your caller ID to mask their identity, a practice known as spoofing. The FCC …

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How to Report Telemarketers

The advent of the Do Not Call registry was supposed to put an end to unwanted  robocalls from telemarketers, lenders and debt collectors. Unfortunately, there are always new companies, with new phone numbers, placing new calls.  However, there are ways you can stop unwanted robocalls.  Read on to learn how to get yourself off telemarketers’ …

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How Do Telemarketers Get My Number?

Everyone has received a call from a telemarketer that has used and auto-dialer at some point.  This type of call is referred to as a robocall. According to the Federal Communications Commission, there are just about 2.4 billion robocalls made every month to consumers. These unwanted calls are annoying, disruptive, and always seem to occur …

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What You Need Know About Ringless Voicemails

Telemarketers, debt collectors, and other companies that engage in mass telephone outreach are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, finding new ways to reach consumers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Companies that began with robocalls or auto-dialer technology that enables businesses to program computers to place millions of calls at a low cost, have now adopted a …

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How to Stop Persistent Unwanted Calls And Texts to your Cell Phone

More and more people are getting robocalls to their cell phones The Federal Communications Commission states that there are nearly 2.4 billion robocalls made every month to consumers. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was passed by the United States Congress to limit the use of automatic dialing systems that are often used by lenders, …

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Successful Cases Helping Consumers

Since the formation of the CFPB in 2010, the Bureau has taken on the biggest banks, including those that open thousands of phony accounts, payday lenders that charge 200% or more in interest, abusive debt collectors, the credit bureaus, student loan servicers, and other irresponsible lenders. The CFPB’s success has been undeniable in getting these entities to …

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