No. Robo calls, or solicitation calls made by automated dialers, are illegal. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits unsolicited text messages or calls made by auto-dialers. Class action lawsuits can be brought to stop these annoying and invasive practices. The company can be made to pay $500 per violation (this means per call!).
The following information can help you when you receive such a call:
Telephone Consumer Protection Act ~ Unsolicited Text/Robocall Claim Sheet
If you get a voice mail message on your land line, save the voice mail and contact us at (860) 522-8888.
* Listen to the sales pitch, but don’t agree to buy anything. Just ask for the information below in a non-confrontational way.
|Record as much of this information as possible:|
|Name of Company Calling|
|Company they are Calling For|
|Date of Call|
|Number Called From|
|Service/Products They Are Selling|
|What they said to you
(what was their sales pitch?)
Before this call, did you ever ask them not to call you?
|Are you on the Do Not Call List?|