May 18, 2017 | ryan The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) of 1991 and other related laws regulate unwanted junk faxes. These laws make it illegal for advertisers to send faxes to potential consumers without the consent of the receiver. They also spell out regulations for robocalls, text messages and other telemarketing calls. At Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC, we have filed numerous cases complaining of TCPA violations on behalf of clients. Because our sole focus is on protecting the rights of consumers, we are highly experienced in dealing with the TCPA and all of the related laws. In fact, our founding attorney, Daniel Edelman, writes frequently about the topic. You are welcome to read some of his work here. Fax Violations! Stopping Junk Faxes To violate the TCPA, a fax must be unsolicited and must advertise the commercial availability or quality of property, goods or services. Therefore, a fax inviting recipients to attend a political fundraiser is not covered by the TCPA. A computer equipped with a fax modem and printer or scanner would appear to qualify as capable of sending a violating fax message. The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit related to a junk fax is four years. The most important piece of evidence in a junk fax case is the fax itself. Keep the document together with any log of incoming faxes generated by your fax machine. If you call the “remove” or “contact” number, keep notes with the date and time of the conversation to assist in identifying the sender. Other TCPA Violations Faxes are not the only means of communication protected by the TCPA. Our Chicago consumer protection lawyers handle cases involving other violations, including: Autodialed or recorded calls (telemarketing robocalls) that you have not consented to receive Spam text messages What Do You Receive If Your Legal Claim Is Successful? The TCPA allows private lawsuits by persons who received unwanted faxes, calls or text messages and authorizes recovery of up to $500 per violation, or $1500 if the violation was willful or knowing. Our attorneys will help you understand what the potential outcomes are in your specific situation when you visit our Chicago law office. Contact an Illinois Unsolicited Fax Lawyer for a Free Consultation You do not have to put up with unwanted junk faxes. Our experienced Chicago junk fax attorneys can advise you of your options. Schedule a free consultation with an experienced Chicago consumer protection lawyer by calling 312-739-4200. You can also contact our law firm online. Se habla español.