It has become very common over the years for companies to call random people from a list of phone numbers they purchased in order to see if they can turn some of those people into paying customers. It is legal for them to do so, but it can very annoying, even to the point of harassment. This is where the legal tide can turn against them.
If you have placed your phone number on the federal Do Not Call Registry, telemarketers by law have to stop calling you. If they continue to do so, you can take action against them and sue them in court. While you can do this on your own if you like, contacting a telemarketer harassment lawyer can help ensure you can get compensation for the inconvenience.
Here is what you need to know about suing a telemarketer to stop the harassing calls.
Make Sure Your Number Is On The Registry
It's possible you have multiple phones under your name, and you might have only placed one number on the Do Not Call Registry. You should ensure that all numbers under your name are on the list. This includes your main number to your home if you still have one, your personal cell number, and any work phones if you are receiving calls there.
You should be able to find out more information from the website itself. If you just put your phone number on the registry, you will have to wait at least a month until you can take legal action against any telemarketer. They have that long to receive the updated Do Not Call list and apply it to their records.
If you are unsure of how to proceed, talk to your telemarketer harassment lawyer to walk you through all the steps. If you are on the list, your lawyer can walk you through what to say to the telemarketers when they call. For example, make sure you get the name of the company calling and inform them you are on the list and to not call again.
Log All Calls
If you have still received harassing calls, you should begin logging them every time they happen. This means you should log the date, time, length of the call, and company name. Write it down, and if possible, log the phone number in your phone's memory logs as well.
Talk to your telemarketer harassment lawyer about the potential to record each call as well. There are legal ways to record the other person, and your lawyer can fill you in on your state's laws surrounding that issue. Once you have all the information you need, talk to your lawyer about the court case.
For more information, contact a local telemarketing law firm, such as Heidarpour Law Firm, to learn more.