October 19, 2009
Jefferson City, Mo. - Attorney General Chris Koster today filed suit to stop two Florida telemarketing companies from making solicitation calls to Missourians who had previously placed their names on the state's no-call list.
Koster's suit is against Summer Bay Sales & Marketing of Clearmont, Florida, and Tele Secure International of Pompano Beach, Florida. Koster said the defendants made repetitive and harassing calls to consumers telling them they won a free trip and soliciting vacation travel packages.
"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 prosecute these telemarketers who ignore the law and continue to make prohibited calls."
Koster said the suit seeks to stop the telemarketers from making calls to Missourians on the no-call list who have no established business relationship with the companies. In addition, he said he is seeking civil penalties for the violations of Missouri law, in addition to the costs of the investigation and prosecution, and all court costs.
Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for the Do-Not-Call hotline on his website at www.ago.mo.gov or by calling 1-866-buzzoff (1-866-289-9633). He encourages consumers who receive harassing solicitation calls to file a complaint at 1-866-662-2551.