Wyoming Robocall Laws: Can You Sue Telemarketers & Debt Collectors?

Wyoming Robocall Laws: Can You Sue Telemarketers & Debt Collectors? 2018-06-26T13:24:46+00:00
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In Wyoming, the State's powerful robocall laws make almost any automatically-dialed phone call illegal. If you're still getting harassed by unwanted robocalls or robotexts, you may be eligible to file suit and pursue valuable financial compensation.

  • Up to $1,500 in damages for every illegal call or text
  • Put an end to phone harassment once and for all
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Unwanted calls from telemarketers, debt collectors, creditors, and other entities have been a common problem for decades. But with advancements in internet and telephone technology over the past couple of decades, this problem has only gotten worse.

Pursuing A Robocall Lawsuit For Financial Compensation

Robocalls have become a serious national issue, as automated dialers and prerecorded messages are used to harass millions of Americans with unwanted calls. Many types of robocalls, along with unsolicited text messages and advertising faxes, are illegal under both federal and Wyoming state laws.

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When a company breaks these laws and contacts you illegally, you have the right to file a robocall lawsuit and recover $500 to $1,500 for each and every illegal call, text, and fax you've received.

State Robocall Laws In Wyoming

Wyoming has their own state robocall laws covering their citizens, along with additional protections under a federal law called the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to Wyoming robocall laws, robocalls made for any of the following purposes are illegal:

  • Offering goods or services for sale;
  • Conveying information on goods or services in soliciting sales or purchases;
  • Soliciting information;
  • Gathering data and statistics; or
  • Promoting or any other use related to a political campaign.

As you can see, these state laws cover most types of robocalls - as most robocalls are either made for solicitation or political purposes. Because Wyoming state law has some additional protections not always covered by the TCPA, you may have the option to file a robocall lawsuit in either state or federal court. This decision is best made with advice from an experienced Wyoming robocall lawyer.

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Robocall Restrictions & Penalties Under The TCPA

The TCPA is a broad law which restricts and regulates telemarketing calls, along with providing legal recourse for consumers when companies break this law and harass them with unwanted robocalls or texts.

According to the TCPA, telemarketers are required to follow these rules:

  • Robocalls using automated dialers or prerecorded messages to cell phones are illegal without express written permission.
  • Robocalls using prerecorded messages to home phones are illegal without express written permission.
  • Prerecorded messages must include an automated opt-out system which allows the recipient to revoke consent.
  • Calls may not be made before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. local time.
  • Must keep and honor a company-specific do-not-call list.
  • Honor the national do-not-call registry.
  • Identify on whose behalf the call is being made and provide a telephone number and address for that person, company, or other entity.
  • Unsolicited advertising faxes are prohibited.
  • Text messages are considered the same as calls and covered under the same rules.

Express written permission is the most important factor in determining if robocalls are illegal. If you never gave a company such permission to contact you with autodialers or prerecorded messages but they did it anyway, that company has broken the law and can be held liable for damages in a robocall lawsuit.

Revoking Express Written Permission

Even if you've express written permission in the past, you have the right to revoke this permission in any reasonable way, at any time. Prerecorded messages are also required to provide an automated opt-out system which allows you to revoke permission.

How Much Money Can I Get In A Robocall Lawsuit?

Damages for illegal robocalls, texts, and faxes start at $500 per violation - that's $500 for each and every illegal robocall, robotext, or unsolicited advertising fax you've received. However, this amount triples to $1,500 if the violations are determined to be willful. For example, if you received 20 robocalls after explicitly requesting not to be contacted anymore, the company that called you could be held liable for $1,500 for each of those violations - or $30,000 in total damages.

How To File A Robocall Lawsuit In Wyoming

If you've been harassed by illegal robocalls and you're thinking about filing a lawsuit, it's important to prioritize two things: evidence and quality legal counsel. Having sufficient evidence will help ensure that you have proof for every illegal robocall, text, and fax you've received. And in order to get through the legal process and recover every penny you deserve, it's best to be represented by a lawyer with experience in similar cases.

We suggest trying to gather the following information in preparation for your lawsuit:

  • Dates and times you were contacted, ideally with call records from your service provider. Screenshots can also be helpful.
  • Save all commercial text messages and faxes you've received.
  • Record the companies who contacted you.
  • Note specific details about the robocalls, including:
    • Was there a prerecorded message?
    • Were you connected to a live operator, and if so, when?
    • Did you revoke permission? Did the calls continue anyway?
    • Did you notice signs of an autodialer, such as a pause, click, or beep?
    • Anything else you can remember about the calls.

Once you've recorded all of the information that you can, we suggest speaking with one of our experience Wyoming robocall lawyers in a free consultation. We can help guide you through the legal process and are prepared to fight for the financial compensation you deserve.

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