Ever get those annoying robo dialed or computer dialed calls to your cell phones? Everyone does and they can be very harassing.
Instead of a person dialing your number, collection agencies (such as Portfolio Recovery), car finance companies (such as Santander), credit card companies (such as Chase), and others can hit a button on a computer and blow up thousands of phones a minute.
This is why these places will call you several times a day up to sometimes 10 times a day.
Not only is it harassing and annoying, but quite often it is illegal.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) makes this illegal unless you gave permission.
If this law has been violated, as it often is, then you may be entitled to damages of either $500 per call or $1500 per call.
Find out more at Alabama Consumer Protection where we have a practice area page devoted to illegal calls to cell phones.