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Alert: Are you receiving
unwanted ‘robocalls’ or
‘spam’ text messages on
your cellular telephone?

If you are one of the thousands of Floridians being continuously bombarded by annoying robocalls and spam text messages, you are not alone. My name is Scott D. Owens and I protect consumers from these types of unsolicited calls – here in Florida and also around our great nation. In addition to my legal efforts, I am actively engaged in promoting stronger legislation which will hopefully bring an end this type of illegal mass-marketing. Please contact our office if you have been receiving spam text messages or robocalls on your cell phone. Our law firm looks forward to making you one of our valued clients.
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As one of Florida’s most recognized consumer advocates, Attorney Scott D. Owens has represented consumers – and only consumers – for the past six years. Whether you have been sued in small claims court for an alleged credit card debt, or are interested in bringing a class action lawsuit against a multi-billion dollar corporate behemoth, Scott is here to help you win your case.

Scott D. Owens: In the MediaAll

The recent wave of text message spam hitting South Florida is not only bothersome but it is also increasing our cellular phone bills at an alarming rate. Scott D. Owens, Esq. has been challenging these spammers and robocallers in the courts. Below are some recent articles wherein Attorney Owens’ consumer advocacy has been featured in the media.

Settlement Reached in Class-Action Against Marshall Watson

August 7, 2013
By Julie Kay
Daily Business Review

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Court Approves Google Inc.'s $6 Million Settlement of TCPA Group Texting Suit

July 15, 2013
Article
Law360,com


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Scott D. Owens quoted in The American Lawyer article

July 25, 2013
Article
AmericanLawyer.com

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DirecTV Illegally Sent Unsolicited Text Messages, Suit Says

July 29, 2013
Article
Law360,com



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Erin Capital Can't Dodge Class Cert. In Wage-Garnishing Suit

March 25, 2013
Article
Law360,com



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Expiration dates fuzzy on old card debt

March 22, 2013
Article
CreditCards.com



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How to stop political robocalls

October 2, 2012
Video
Local 10 News


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Compran carros de uso, y ahora enfrentan demanda

July 11, 2012
by Sandra Peebles  
Univision Video  

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"We Buy Junk Cars" Texts a Blight Upon Florida Consumers: Attorney

June 22, 2012
By Ari Odzer
NBC 6 News Miami

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Texters should pay $1 billion for JUNK CAR spam, lawsuit says

June 8, 2012
By Donna Gehrke-White
Sun Sentinel

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Developing Legal Areas

Scott D. Owens has been paving the way in the four legal areas listed below in an effort to protect Florida consumers against the often unscrupulous tactics of debt collection companies and telemarketers.

If any of the areas referenced below are applicable to your situation, please

Contact Scott today at 1-877-DEBT FLA to enforce your consumer rights!

Unlicensed Debt Collectors

It should come as no surprise that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of unlicensed debt collectors conducting business within the State of Florida. These blatant law-breakers have illegally collected millions of dollars from unknowing consumers.

Florida Statute § 559.553(1) specifically and unequivocally states that after January 1, 1994, no person shall engage in business in this state as a consumer collection agency without first registering in accordance with Florida law, and thereafter maintaining a valid registration.

On behalf of Florida consumers, Attorney Owens has filed multiple class-action lawsuits seeking to recover this ill-gotten money.

If you believe you have been contacted by and/or have actually PAID an unlicensed debt collector, call Scott Owens right now to verify the license status of the collection agency.

Text Message Spam

If you have received unwanted text message advertisements on your cell phone, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages.

Some of the most common violators are, besides those behind the “junk cars” text message: restaurants, nightclubs, pizzerias, car dealerships, and delivery services.

Pursuant to the TCPA, you may be entitled to recover a minimum of $500 dollars per unlawful text message (sent by an auto-dialer), and in some cases, even more, such as those already enrolled in the National Do Not Call Registry (www.donotcall.gov).

Automated Calls For Someone Else's Debt

As the name of this area of law denotes, anyone who has received a pre-recorded or auto-dialed debt collection call on their cellular telephone (intended for someone other than themselves) is entitled to minimum statutory damages of $500 dollars per call pursuant to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. It makes no difference if the allegedly indebted party is related to you. If you have received such calls on your cellular telephone, Scott Owens will aggressively litigate you claim against these unrepentant robocallers.

If you have received such calls on your cellular telephone, or even on your residential landline, ask Scott D. Owens to review your potential legal claim.

Continuing Robocalls (after you’ve told them to stop calling)

Even if you have provided your cell phone number to a bank or debt collector, you can always revoke consent. We advise that you do this in writing, however, this is not always necessary, particularly when you are not the intended recipient of the call or have no prior relationship with the caller. Pursuant to the TCPA, you may be entitled to recover a minimum of $500 dollars per unlawful call (sent by an auto-dialer), these damages may in some instances treble to $1500 dollars per call. Ask us about our past results!

General Advice Consumers Must Know To Protect Their Rights Under The Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA)

  1. The TCPA protects consumers from receiving auto-dialed or pre-recorded messages on their cell phone unless the consumer has provided their prior express consent (it also covers text message spam).

  2. The most common violators of the TCPA are debt collectors, banks and telemarketers.

  3. If you have previously provided your cell phone to a creditor or debt collector and are receiving calls on your cell phone, you can always revoke any prior consent to receiving calls (it is best to do so via certified mail).

  4. Always save your voicemails and have them reviewed by a consumer attorney for potential violations of the TCPA (and other federal laws).

  5. Just because you hear a “live” voice is at the other end of the cellphone, the call still may have been made with an auto-dialer.

  6. If you are beginning to receive pre-recorded calls or calls made from an auto-dialer, start keeping a written log of the calls and request/save your records from your cell phone provider.

  7. If you are receiving calls on your cell phone for someone else’s debt, you may very likely have a claim under the TCPA (note: this also includes calls from banks or debt collectors looking for a friend or family member).

  8. If at all possible avoid giving out your cell phone number altogether; alternatively, if you can afford to do so, maintain two cell phones — one public, one private.

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NOTE: if your area of inquiry is in regard to the defense of a debt collection lawsuit, please fax to 1-954-337-0666 or scan the lawsuit to us for the quickest response.