Posts Tagged ‘telemarketing’

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. […] [...]

Court to hear appeal of ‘anti-spoofing’ law

JACKSON — A challenge to Mississippi’s “anti-spoofing” law will be heard Oct. 4 by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. 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 […] [...]

PSC fines Nevada telemarketer for ‘No-Call’ violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined a Nevada company $20,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced the fine. Presley says the fine was against Worldwide Commerce Associates, LLC of Carson City, Nev. Presley says Worldwide Commerce Associates violated […] [...]

PSC fines California telemarketer $945K for ‘No-Call’ violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined Roy M. Cox Jr. of Santa Ana, Calif., and his five corporations, Castle Rock Capital Management Inc., Castle Rock Capital Management, S. A., Capital Solutions Group, S. A., Transfers Argentina and Marketing Strategy Group, with both domestic and foreign places of business, a total of $945,000 […] [...]

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