According to an
insideARM article, any and all companies and debt collectors who use automatic dialing and
recorded messages to contact Minnesota residents should take the time
to understand Minnesota’s Automatic Dialing-Announcing Devices statute.
Under this section of the law, if a debt collector or company contacts
a phone line—home or cell—in Minnesota with use of an auto
dialer, without prior express consent, using a prerecorded message, and
without a current business relationship between the parties, the caller
may be considered liable for violating the statute. These rules apply
even if the auto dialer called the wrong number. This means that they
could be forced to pay the consumer monetary compensation for damages
and attorney fees.
The ADAD Act prohibits these types of calls unless there is consent or
if the message is preceded, immediately, by a live person who obtains
consent prior to playing the pre-recorded message. Violation of the ADAD
Act allows for private action against the company or debt collector using
wrongful methods to contact a consumer.
Action against the debt collector or company not only helps the consumer
to recover compensation, but it can also stop the harassing calls, protecting
At Sulaiman Law Group, LTD., our
Chicago consumer attorneys understand what acts are available to protect the rights of consumers
and shield them from harassing debt collection calls. Individuals shouldn’t
have to deal with these tactics. They have rights to protect them from
unsolicited calls from auto dialers. If you’ve been on the receiving
end of these phone calls, you may be able to take action and our firm
is here to help you.
Call us today to discuss your rights.