Court record sniffing structured settlement buyers can obtain information about any structured settlement that has required court approval and has not been filed under seal. The same companies can target structured settlement annuitants who have previously sold their structured settlements and obtain addresses and phone numbers and other information useful to them prior to hitting you up in an unsolicited phone call.
The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home . Once you register your phone number, telemarketers covered by the National Do Not Call Registry have up to 31 days from the date you register to stop calling you. When wrapping up a settlement with a client, the settlement planner and/or plaintiff attorney should discuss privacy issues with the plaintiff and perhaps should include information about the Do Not Call list.
The National Do Not Call Registry is managed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency. It is enforced by the FTC, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and state law enforcement officials.
NOTE: Companies, including settlement purchasers with which you do business may also continue to call, unless you have asked them to stop calling you. If you have asked them to stop calling, please keep a record of the date you made the request and include that information in the comment section of any complaint you submit against that company.
Debt collectors may also continue to call you whether your number is on the Do Not Call Registry or not. If you have a complaint about a debt collector, please Click Here to file your complaint. For more information about your rights regarding debt collectors Click Here.
Register Your Phone Number(s) for the National Do Not Call List
File a Complaint With the Federal Trade Commission if you are on the Do Not Call List and have received an unsolicited call from someone seeking to buy your structured settlement.You may also file a complaint if you received a call that used a recorded message instead of a live person (whether or not your number was on the Registry).
Read about the Telemarketing Sales Rule 16 C.F.R. Part 310
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