How to Report Text Spam
Getting a spam text message is a major annoyance. Worse yet, many spam text messages contain financial fraud scams, phishing schemes, attempted credit card fraud, or malware. If you have received even one spam text message in your life you no doubt want to make it stop now.
While most people have received these unwanted messages before, not many are familiar that they have a legal right to stop spam texts. Did you know that you can sue spam texters? You may be entitled to financial compensation for each spam text message that you have received.
At Sonn Law Group, our top-rated spam text messages lawyers are strong advocates for consumers. Here, we offer an overview of the most important things that you need to know about reporting spam text messages.
Spam Text Messages are Illegal
Federal law prohibits the sending of spam text messages. Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), it is illegal for marketers, businesses, and other people soliciting commercial action to send text messages without the consent of the receiving party. This is a serious civil violation. If you never gave consent to receive a business/commercial message, your rights have been violated.
Under federal regulations, victims who have received illegal spam text messages may be entitled to $500 to $1,5000 per violation. The first step to holding the offending party accountable for illegal spam involves reporting the text messages.
Four Steps to Report Spam Text Messages
- Preserve the Text Message
When reporting text spam for legal action, the very first thing that you should do is save all of offending text messages. Do not delete the spam text. That text message is a very important form of evidence. You will want to have it when you are making your case. Beyond saving the message, you should also take a screenshot of it and put it in the cloud or on a backup device.
- Get as Much Information as Possible
In spam text message claims, one of the primary challenges that stands between a victim and legal accountability is identifying the offender. Unfortunately, many telemarketers, debt collections firms, and financial scammers often make an effort to conceal their identity.
When you receive a spam text message, you should record as much information as possible. In addition to saving the text message itself, write down the associated phone number and any other information that you know. The more information you can show your lawyer, the better off you will be.
- Send Your Information to a Text Spam Attorney
Your consumer protection attorney can help you report spam text messages to the appropriate state or federal regulators. Further, your lawyer will help you do the necessary research and take the appropriate action so that you can locate the offending party and bring a strong legal claim against the defendant. The spam text message needs to stop now. You deserve justice. A lawyer will help you get accountability.
- Refer the Spam Texts to the Federal Regulators
Spam texts are generally dealt with by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). You may want to report spam text to FTC. You can file a report directly online through the FTC’s website. While the FTC can help take some action to stop major spammers, the agency is not focused on helping spam text victims recover damages through the TCPA claims process. To make a claim for financial compensation, you should work with an experienced spam text message lawyer.
Report Spam Text Now: Get Help From a Lawyer
At Sonn Law Group, we are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of consumers. If you are receiving illegal or fraudulent spam text messages, our legal team can help make it stop. To find out if financial compensation is available in your case, please call us at 1-855 SPAM-TEXT or contact us through our website. We will conduct a free, fully confidential review of your spam text claim.