June 9, 2009
Jefferson City, Mo. -- Attorney General Chris Koster today announced an agreement with a telemarketer who will pay the state $50,000 for violating Missouri’s no-call law by calling residents who had previously placed their names on the no-call list.
The Attorney General’s agreement is with THV Holdings, which does business as Thomas Construction and True Home Value, Inc. The company acknowledged calling Missourians in an attempt to sell consumers home-remodeling products.
“My office is actively pursing telemarketers who bother Missourians who are on the no-call list,” Koster said. “This company has agreed to pay Missouri $50,000, and to pay fines if they commit any future violations.”
Koster said THV Holdings LLC is a Delaware company, with its principal place of business in Louisville, Kentucky. THV does business as Thomas Construction, which has an office in Bridgeton, Missouri.
In addition to paying the $50,000 fine, THV Holdings has agreed to keep an updated list of Missourians on the no-call list and to comply with all of Missouri’s no-call statutes.
The Attorney General reminds Missourians they can sign up for the Do-Not-Call hotline on his website at ago.mo.gov or by calling 1-866-662-2551. He encourages consumers who receive harassing solicitation calls to file a complaint at 1-866-buzzoff (1-866-289-9633).