December 7, 2006
St. Louis, Mo. — A group of telemarketers based in Nevada and California who sell satellite television services and equipment are prohibited from continuing to make telephone solicitations to Missouri citizens under a temporary restraining order obtained today by Attorney General Jay Nixon. The order was signed today by Judge Lisa Van Amburg in St. Louis City Circuit Court.
Nixon took action after his office received a total of 324 complaints from consumers on the No Call list against the three defendants, including E.Direct Dish of Las Vegas, Nev., and American Media LLC and JSR Satellite Enterprises Inc. both of Santa Ana, Calif. One defendant, JRS Satellite Enterprises, requested a copy of Missouri's No Call database in October but still was cited in 82 complaints after receiving the list.
"As long as some telemarketers choose to violate Missouri's No Call law, my office will continue to aggressively pursue them and hold them accountable," Nixon said. "Our track record of tough enforcement of the law speaks for itself, with more than $1.8 million collected from violators, and more than 2.3 million Missouri families free of annoying telemarketing calls."
Today's court order and preliminary injunction bans the defendants from continuing to make telephone solicitations to Missouri consumers, whether they are on the state's No Call list or not. Nixon is also seeking penalties and costs in the case.
More than 2.3 million residential phone numbers are currently registered on the No Call list maintained by the Attorney General's Office.
"Don't forget that, for those Missourians not yet on the list, it's never too late to place your home number on the No Call list," Nixon said. "The process to sign up is quick, easy and free."
Missourians who wish to register their home number on the No Call list may do so at any time at no cost. They may register online at www.ago.mo.gov or by calling toll-free 1-866-NOCALL1 (1-866-662-2551).