May 18, 2017 | ryan Stopping Endless Unwanted Text Messages The explosion in the popularity of text messaging in recent years has made many aspects of communication more convenient. However, many people receive unwanted spam texts from various companies soliciting customers. These texts are annoying and, depending on the receiver’s wireless plan, can cost money. Be careful about giving your cell phone number on contest entry forms or other promotions, as the fine print may say you are consenting to text messages and calls. You should know that spam texting is outlawed in the U.S. As of June 2012, companies cannot text message a consumer unless the consumer has given express written consent to receive the texts. At Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC, our entire practice is on protecting consumer rights. We help consumers recover compensation when they receive unwanted texts, robocalls, and other solicitations. If you have received spam text messages, reach out to our Chicago spam text lawyers for help by calling 312-739-4200. You can also contact our law firm online for a free consultation. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Protects You As Chicago spam text attorneys, we have vast experience pursuing claims under the TCPA, which governs spam texting and telemarketing. The general rule under the TCPA is that companies cannot send out mass texts/spam texts to anyone who has not consented to receive them and done so in writing. If you have received spam texts, you may file a lawsuit. We will help you at each step of the process. If we prevail, you will be entitled to $500 for each violation. If the violations were “willful or knowing,” you could receive up to $1,500 per violation. If you have received spam texts and you want to know more about your rights and options, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We can analyze the situation, tell you whether you may have a claim and then take the appropriate next steps. To read attorney Daniel Edelman’s paper on the TCPA and its protections. Contact an Illinois Junk Texts Lawyer for a Free Consultation If you have received unwanted text messages and are not sure how to make them stop, we are ready to speak with you. 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.