If you’re being annoyed by spam texts, you should know that you’re protected by federal text spam laws. In 1991, Congress passed the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) in an attempt to put an end to annoying intrusions into people’s lives. Over time, this has come to include telemarketing calls, junk faxes, and text message advertising.Read More About Federal Text Spam Laws
“Smishing” is one of the latest. The text may look like it comes from your bank. It tells you that your account has been compromised and that you must text back personal information to reactivate the account.
Or the text looks like it comes from the IRS or another government agency. These texts are false. The Federal Trade Commission (FCC) warns you not to text back.
Learn more about your rights regarding text messaging and fax spam.
Sometimes it’s hard to know when spam texters cross the line and – more importantly – how to stop unwanted text messages. Here is a handy checklist that provides an overview of text messaging rules and what constitutes a violation of federal spam laws.Read Our Text Spam Checklist
The federal Junk Fax Protection Act (JFPA) sets rules for advertising faxes and gives you rights against companies that act illegally.Read More About Fax Spam Laws
National Do-Not-Call-Registry – If you’re receiving unwanted text messages from advertisers, the first step you should take is to sign up for the National Do-Not-Call Registry. The federal do not call list was authorized by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which was enacted in 1991.Read More About The Do Not Call Registry
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) grants you a number of rights when it comes to unwanted text messages. If you receive text messaging spam, here’s what to do to protect your Telephone Consumer Protection Act rights.Read More About Your TCPA Rights
If you have had it and want to stop spam texters, help is available. The federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) provides consumers with a private right of action. This means that you can sue spam texters.How to Sue Spam Texters
That’s why we’re here to help you to avoid becoming another victim of the spammer’s smishing expedition in two ways. First, we can bring you additional tips from the FCC and other experts. Second, we can provide you with expert legal advice.
We hope that you find this information useful. If you’d like advice or a free case evaluation, we urge you to contact us by using the form to the right or by calling us at 855-301-2100.