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PSC fines Texas company for 'No-Call' violation

JACKSON — Public Service Commission chairman Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) announced that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined a Texas telemarketer $45,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Presley said Mobile Marketing Solutions of Houston violated the “No-Call” law by failing to register and purchase the state’s “No-Call” list and for contacting ...

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Commission fines two Florida companies

JACKSON — Public Service Commission chairman Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) announced that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined two Florida telemarketers a total of $90,000 for violations of the Mississippi “No-Call” law and rules associated with enforcing the law. Presley said Ski Group, LLC, of Plantation, Fla., and Higher Response Marketing Inc. of St. Petersburg, Fla., violated the law by ...

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Commission fines California company

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) has fined Angora Hills, Calif.-based Allstar Satellite $10,000 for violating the state’s “No-Call” law. Allstar violated the law by failing to register on the “No-Call” list. In addition, it failed to purchase the “No-Call” list as required by law, and contacted a consumer registered on the list. The company has also failed ...

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Presley backs new telemarketing law

JACKSON — Mississippi Public Service Commission chairman Brandon Presley is praising the passage of the Caller ID Anti-Spoofing Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Haley Barbour March 15. Presley said the measure would outlaw deceptive tactics used by some telemarketers and other when calling Mississippians. The Act outlaws a technique used to show a different number and/or name ...

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PSC levies largest-ever fine

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a fine totaling $455,000 to SVM Inc. and Mike Moneymaker of Sparks, Nev., for violations of the Mississippi No-Call law. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D-Nettleton) said the fines were the result of a PSC investigation into telemarketer calls made to residents across Mississippi over the past several ...

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PSC warns of 'No Call' scam

JACKSON — Southern District Public Service Commissioner Leonard Betz is warning Mississippians of fraudulent e-mails that tell consumers to register their cell phone numbers or risk being contacted by telemarketers. “This scam is not new; however, consumers are still receiving e-mail messages asking them to call a number to register their cell phone by a certain date. I have received ...

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'Robocall' ban soon to be in effect

WASHINGTON — Beginning Sept. 1, prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls to consumers, commonly known as robocalls, will be prohibited, unless the telemarketer has obtained permission in writing from consumers who want to receive such calls, the Federal Trade Commission announced. The new requirement is part of amendments to the agency’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) that were announced a year ago. After ...

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