jstr00az wrote:This is not legal advice, but some information on private causes of action available to you that may apply in circumstances where calls are unsolicited - you have not applied, but your name is on some list, and some school calls you. Note that schools may have gotten the right to call via consent given when you applied for some third-party product, such as the LSAT.
You might want to consult a lawyer.
Probably the easiest way pursue illegal telemarketers is to sue them in small claims court. Many states have similar statutes.
The relevant Federal statute is 47 U.S.C. 227 and the regulations in 47 CFR 64.1200, both of which you can find at http://www.tcpalaw.com/
That law makes automated telephone soliciations illegal, and gives citizens a private right to action to sue for statutory damages. Each violation of the statute entitles you to $500, which can be trebled at the judge's discretion if the violation can be shown to be "willful and/or knowing," which it almost always is. A single call can contain multiple violations--e.g., 1) the call itself, 2) the failure for the caller to properly identify itself, 3) the blocking of caller ID information. Thus, it is sometimes possible to sue for a single call for $4,500 or more.
dude, come on