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June 30, 2011

Attorney Picks TransMedia to Generate Awareness about Telephone Consumer Protection Act

It’s has been reported that increasingly consumers are being contacted illegally via their cell phones and they are not even aware of it. After noting the rise in illegal consumer texting, attorney Scott D. Owens selected TransMedia Group to help spread the word to let consumers know they have rights. 

Glen Calder, president at TransMedia Group, said that the cellular world is like the “wild, wild west” with little disregard for the rules and the consumer assumes that companies have consent to continually contact them, when many don't. 

“What used to be a simple nuisance is now becoming an epidemic and we are looking forward to introducing attorney Scott to the media,” Calder noted, adding that the company plans to bring Owen’s knowledge to the Florida and national media to make the consumer aware of their rights and the damages involved.

Owens helps and protects cell phone users from violations by enforcing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Currently, he is involved in numerous cases including a class action suit with Edelson McGuire, a Chicago-based law firm, when Owens discovered that Google was allegedly violating the TCPA by spamming users with SMS messages. 

“We retained TransMedia because it's a dynamic and distinguished firm with a proven track record for promoting consumer stories to the local and national media,” Owens said.

Louise Canuto, director of PR at TransMedia, said that the unsolicited cellular contacts are annoyances that consumers have dealt with for too long and Scott will provide key tips on their rights.

Sharing some of the rights of cell phone users, company officials said that if customers are receiving auto-dialed calls on their cellular telephone for someone else’s debt, their rights have most likely been violated; and even if they have not been charged for receiving spam text messages, they may still be entitled to monetary damages.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for MobilityTechzone. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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