June 5, 2009
Jefferson City, Mo. -- Attorney General Chris Koster today filed suit to stop a telemarketing company in Corpus Christi, Texas, from calling and soliciting donations from Missourians who had previously placed their names on the state's No-Call List.
The Attorney General's suit is against Futuremarket Telecenter, Inc. Koster said the business made repetitive calls to numerous people, asking them to donate to a third-party nonprofit.
"Missouri's no-call law is clear, and businesses need to know we will stop them if they ignore the law," Koster said. "The Attorney General's office will continue to aggressively pursue and stop these telemarketers who ignore the law and continue to make prohibited calls."
The Attorney General's suit seeks to stop the telemarketer from making calls to Missourians on the no-call list who have no established business relationship with Futuremarket Telecenter, as well as to pay penalties, the costs of the investigation and prosecution, and all court costs.
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).