PSC reaches ‘No-Call’ settlement; fines other telemarketers
by MBJ Staff
Published: February 29,2012
JACKSON — Chairman of the Public Service Commission Leonard Bentz reports the Public Service Commission has reached a settlement with two companies for alleged violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law, issued more fines for No-Call violations for another company and issued other fines for yet another company for failures.
Bentz issued fines totaling $100,000 for BLC Management, LLC (a/k/a Angles Communications Solutions) for multiple violations of Mississippi Law, where the Commission has jurisdiction.
“BLC Management has failed to provide the required annual reports dating all the way back to 2006, failed to file required transfer paperwork and also appalling is the lack of reasonable adequate service provided,” Bentz said. “This Commission has revoked their certificate to continue to do business, and I am ordering $50,000 in fines for failure to file the annual reports and $50,000 in fines for failure to file the other required transfer paperwork with the PSC. Also, any board member or other individuals associated with BLC will also be restricted from doing business as a telecommunications business or applying for other Certificates with this Commission and in the State of Mississippi.
“Typically, we would allow a company time to rectify these issues, but BLC has neglected to respond to us. So, they have lost this opportunity.”
Also today, Direct Diabetic Source Inc. and Med-Care Diabetic and Medical Supplies Inc., both of Florida, each agreed to pay $5,000 each for alleged violations of the No-Call law and rules associated with the enforcing the No-Call law. Complaints against the companies included allegations of not registering as a telephone solicitor, not purchasing the Mississippi No-Call List and calling consumers who are registered on the list.
Bentz also ordered United American Technology Inc. to pay $15,000 for alleged violations of the No-Call law and for violations of rules associated with the enforcing the No-Call law.
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