June 7, 2006
St. Louis, Mo. — Attorney General Jay Nixon is suing a Florida mortgage business and a Texas telemarketer to stop from continued violations of Missouri's No Call Law. In a lawsuit filed today in St. Louis City Circuit Court, Nixon is asking for a temporary restraining order against First United Mortgage Corp. and Scorpio Systems Limited to prevent them from making telemarketing calls to Missourians on the No Call list.
The lawsuit alleges the defendants made at least 146 such calls soliciting mortgage refinancing services since last August. First United Mortgage is located in Orlando; Scorpio Systems is located in Frisco, Texas.
“Almost 2.3 million phone lines are on our No Call list because these Missourians don't want intrusive telemarketing calls,” Nixon said. “The defendants in this case have ignored our law, and they need to be held accountable.”
Nixon is asking the court to prohibit the defendants from continuing to violate the No Call law and to order them to pay appropriate penalties and costs to the state.
Missouri residents who wish to register their telephone numbers on the No Call list or file a complaint regarding a No Call violation can do so by visiting the Attorney General's Web site at www.ago.mo.gov or by calling 1-866-NOCALL1.
To date, Nixon's office has obtained more than $1.3 million from business that have violated Missouri's No Call law, which took effect in 2001. More than 2,284,000 residential phone numbers are on the Attorney General's No Call list.