Two Companies Fined For No Call Violation

Two Companies Fined For No-Call Violation

The state of Kansas has fined two companies more than $100,000 for violating the Kansas No-Call Act. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said of the ruling, “A great many Kansas citizens have chosen privacy when it comes to telephone solicitors,” Schmidt said. “We take seriously violations of the No-Call Act and we vigorously enforce the law against those who ignore it.”The first company, Bene-Fit Health Products Inc. of Kingsland, Ga., was ordered to pay the state $81,500 in penalties and fees for violations of the No-Call Act. The second, Vacations Digest, LLC, of Orlando, Fla., was ordered to pay the state $21,500 in penalties and fees. Bene-Fit Health Products Inc. came under scrutiny after the AG received complaints in August and September 2012 that the company had solicited Kansans by telephone, marketing health seminars and wellness products—some of the people called were on the National Do-Not-Call list.Vacations Digest, LLC also called Kansas citizens on the National Do-Not-Call list, offering to assist consumers in selling or renting their unused timeshares. The AG's office, which is in charge of enforcing the Do-Not-Call list, built a solid case against both companies.The TCPA restricts telephone solicitations, the use of automated telephone equipment, and unsolicited advertisements. Specifically, the TCPA limits the use of automatic dialing systems, prerecorded voice messages, unsolicited text messages, and junk faxes. So, what should you do when you get a robocall or an unsolicited text message? Hang up the phone. Do not press 1 or any other numbers to get off the list. Then, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC, for a free consultation. The Federal Trade Commission has stopped billions, yes billions, of robocalls in the last two years. Agruss Law Firm, LLC, will do the same for you. We will aggressively enforce the law to stop robocalls and unsolicited text message. Not only will we stop the calls and text messages, but you may be entitled to money damages, too. Damages in TCPA cases range from $500.00 - $1,500.00 per call or text. 

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They call every day 2 times a day. How do I get them to stop?