The problem of robocalls has grown to monumental proportions in the United States. Everyone has to deal with robocalls. A woman in Tennessee has been awarded almost half a million dollars after a furniture company hounded her illegally with more than 300 robocalls. Wow.
Veronica Davis started getting calls from furniture company Conn’s in September of 2015. The calls started about a month after she purchased furniture from the chain’s Memphis store, especially during the 10 day grace period she was told that she had for making the monthly installment payments. The company repeatedly called her with robocalls between the day her payment was due and the end of the grace period with an automatic telephone dialing system.
Davis had revoked her consent to be contacted by the company in March 2017 but she received 306 more robocalls. There were some days, she got over a dozen calls in just one day. Since the company called her after she had revoked her consent, it was a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. So she get money now.
Conn’s now has 30 days from March 25th to pay the $459,000 awarded to Davis which amounts to the maximum of $1,500 per call after the consent was revoked. The furniture chain has filed a motion to vacate the award in the Southern District of Texas. It doesn’t pay to robocall people anymore.