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PSC fines companies for alleged violations of no-call law

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined three companies for alleged violations of the state’s no-call law. Commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to enter default judgments against Financial Knowledge Network, HME Providers and Fountain of Youth Bathtubs. Financial Knowledge Network of Wyoming, James Thomas Graham of Florida and associated companies are alleged to have […] [...]

Two companies fined for violating No-Call Law

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has entered default judgments against two companies for alleged violations of the state’s No-Call Law. Northern District Public Service Commission Brandon Presley says in a news release the companies were alleged to have made unauthorized telephone solicitations and failed to register with the PSC as telephone solicitors. Presley […] [...]

AG Hood warns of ‘emergency scam’ that uses law firm’s name

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood has reissued a reminder about the clever scams constantly being executed by con-artists. One current scam, a version of what is known as the “emergency scam,” has circulated and is falsely using the name of a local law firm, Hawkins/Gibson. The law firm reported the calls they have been receiving […] [...]

Two companies fined for violations of ‘No-Call’ law

JACKSON — Two companies, including one based in Mississippi, have been found in violation of the state’s ‘No-Call’ law. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Public Service Commission-ordered fines totaling $40,000. Higher Impact Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz., was fined $15,000, while Mississippi-based Diverse Solutions, LLC, was fined $25,000. Neither company registered as telephone solicitors with […] [...]

Hosemann warns of scam involving Compliance Services

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office has received numerous inquiries regarding a company called Compliance Services, which has apparently been soliciting businesses across the state. In what appears as an official correspondence, Compliance Services requests businesses to provide sensitive information and a check for $125. In return, the company would prepare an “Annual Minutes Requirement […] [...]

Fla. telemarketing firm fined $420K for ‘No-Call’ violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has penalized Tailbone Security, LLC of Boyton Beach, Fla., $420,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said Tailbone Security violated the “No-Call” law by failing to register and purchase the state’s “No-Call” list, by contacting […] [...]

Telemarketer’s appeal fails, will serve prison term

JACKSON — A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of Timothy Allen for his role in a telemarketing scheme that prosecutors said targeted seniors. Allen was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in 2012. He was sentenced to more than seven years in prison with four years’ supervised release. He also was ordered […] [...]

Appeals court upholds challenge to anti-spoofing law

JACKSON — A federal appeals court has sided with a New Jersey company that challenged Mississippi’s “anti-spoofing” law. Mississippi enacted the law 2010. Other states and Congress have since enacted similar laws. Backers of the laws say caller ID “spoofing” is a growing threat to people because of new technology making it cheap and easy […] [...]

Commissioner asking for help in hunt for ‘Rachel’

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is asking the general public who are registered on the Mississippi Do-Not Call list to report automated calls coming from “Rachel from Card Holder Services.” Presley said these calls have been the largest invasion of Mississippians’ privacy by a telemarketing scheme in years and that his office is […] [...]

PSC levies largest civil penalty for No-Call law violations

by Published: September 11,2012

Tags: commission, commissioner, fine, law, marketing, penalty, state agency, telemarketing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a civil penalty of $5.7 million against Purchase Power Solutions, LCC, ELH Consulting, LCC, doing business as Proactive Planning Solutions, LLC and Lisa Miller. Presley said that over 390 complaints had been filed at the PSC regarding alleged calls in violation of Mississippi Do-Not-Call law. […] [...]

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