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December 23, 2009

Attorney General Koster says California telemarketer to pay state $75,000 for no-call violations

Jefferson City, Mo. -

Attorney General Chris Koster said today a California telemarketing company will pay the state of Missouri $75,000 for making solicitation calls to Missourians who had previously placed their names on the state's no-call list.

Koster reached an assurance of voluntary compliance with Credexx Corporation, doing business as Auto One Warranty Specialists, based in Irvine, California. Koster said the company placed robo calls to consumers in an attempt to sell products described as automobile warranties.

Koster said in addition to the $75,000 fine, the agreement requires the company to comply with all state and federal laws regarding telemarketing and telephone solicitations or sales, and to obtain the Missouri No-Call List. Any violation of the agreement will result civil penalties.

"Missourians who register with our No-Call list do so with the reasonable expectation that unsolicited, harassing calls will stop," Koster said. "This office is committed to making sure they do stop by vigorous enforcement of our No-Call laws."

Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for the Do-Not-Call hotline on his website at ago.mo.gov or by calling 1-866-buzzoff (1-866-289-9633). Consumers can also use that number to report harassing solicitation calls.



 
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