Missouri AG sues Florida telemarketers

10:02 AM, Oct 19, 2009   |    comments
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.
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KSDK --  Attorney General Chris Koster today filed suit to stop two Florida telemarketing companies from making 
calls to Missourians who had previously placed their names
on the state's no-call list.

Koster's suit is against Summer Bay Sales & Marketing
of Clearmont, Florida, and Tele Secure International of Pompano Beach, Florida.

Koster said the defendants made repetitive and harassing calls
to consumers telling them they won a free trip and soliciting vacation travel packages.

Koster said the suit seeks to stop the telemarketers
from making calls to Missourians on the no-call list who have no
established business relationship with the companies. In addition, he said he is seeking civil penalties for the violations of Missouri law, in addition to the costs of the investigation and prosecution, and all court costs.

Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for the
Do-Not-Call hotline on his website at www.ago.mo.gov  or by calling 1-866-buzzoff (1-866-289-9633). He encourages consumers who receive harassing solicitation calls to file a complaint at 1-866-662-2551.


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