For anyone who reached out to file a comment with the FCC as we requested, we thank you. The FCC received over 10,000 comments filed by consumers opposing ringless voicemails, plus actions were filed against this change in the law by the Attorney Generals in NY, MA and Kentucky.
A change to the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) to exclude ringless voicemails would give free rein to debt collectors and creditors to relentlessly invade every consumer’s privacy, and deluge their private voicemail with unlimited, harassing messages. Consumers could easily check their phone and have hundreds of voice messages at the end of a workday.
Fortunately, the news media has picked up on this story as well and is helping to get the word out for people to oppose this change to the TCPA.
For more information about stopping harassing debt collection calls, please contact us at Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.