Posts Tagged ‘telemarketing’

PSC, FTC put robocaller out of telemarketing business

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) along with the Federal Trade Commission have exchanged information and put a robocaller out of the telemarketing business, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. The telemarketers were allegedly responsible for billions of calls and will give up assets totaling roughly $3 million under an FTC order. […] [...]

PSC fines Arizona telemarketer for ‘No-Call’ violations

by MBJ Staff Published: April 3,2012

Tags: fine, penalties, state agency, state government, state law, telemarketer, telemarketing

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) reports the Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined Greatest Virtual Offices, LLC of Phoenix, Ariz., $45,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Presley said Greatest Virtual Offices violated the “No-Call” law by failing to register and purchase the State’s […] [...]

PSC reaches ‘No-Call’ settlement; fines other telemarketers

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 […] [...]

FBI issues alert on federal grant scam

by Associated Press Published: February 17,2012

Tags: federal government, grants, homes, houses, identity theft, law enforcement, residences, residents, scam, scheme, telemarketing, theft, thieves

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The FBI has warned Mississippi residents of a telephone scam that claims the person is eligible for a $5,000 to $10,000 grant from the Grants Department of the federal government. It supposedly can be used for home or residential purposes. The FBI says in a statement that a claim code containing two […] [...]

PSC fines two telemarketers for ‘No-Call’ violations

by MBJ Staff Published: December 7,2011

Tags: fines, No Call, soliciting, state government, state law, telemarketing, violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined Maxim Media Marketing Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Sonkei Communications Inc. of American Fork, Utah, a total of $220,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) said both companies violated the “No-Call” law by failing […] [...]

Hood warns of scammers using Magic Jack

by MBJ Staff Published: December 6,2011

Tags: crime, law enforcement, phishing, scam, telemarketing

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Attorney General Jim Hood is warning consumers of a scam that appears to be surfacing in Mississippi. The scam being recently reported to the Attorney General’s Office is a combination of the long-existing “emergency” and “phone spoofing” scams. In the emergency scam, the caller leads you to believe that there is some […] [...]

Maryland telemarketer fined $490K by PSC

by MBJ Staff Published: October 12,2011

Tags: No Call, sales, state government, state law, telemarketer, telemarketing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined Joel Katz, d/b/a Fast To Market Corp., of Baltimore Md., a total of $490,000 for violations of the Mississippi No-Call law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Commissioner Brandon Presley said Katz violated the No-Call law by failing to register and purchase the list and […] [...]

California company fined for ‘No-Call’ violations

by MBJ Staff Published: July 19,2011

Tags: fines, state government, telemarketing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined another out-of-state telemarketing company for allegedly violating the state’s “No-Call” law. The PSC reached a settlement with SmartReply Inc. of Irvine, California, whereby the company has paid $21,000 regarding alleged violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. SmartReply also has […] [...]

PSC fines telemarketers $100,000 for ‘No-Call’ violations

by For the MBJ Published: May 9,2011

Tags: state government, telemarketing

JACKSON — According to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton), the Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined The A Group Marketing, LLC, and United Unlimited Warranties, LLC, both of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Franklin United of Ferndale, Mich., a total of $100,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. […] [...]

PSC warns of increase in caller ID ‘spoofing’

by For the MBJ Published: April 11,2011

Tags: scams, state government, telemarketing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission reports it has seen an increase in “spoofing” telephone calls throughout Mississippi. Caller ID spoofing is the practice of causing the telephone network to display a number on the recipient’s caller ID display, which is not that of the actual caller. Residents will see a number on their […] [...]

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