July 1, 2009
Jefferson City, Mo. -- Attorney General Chris Koster said today his office has collected $50,000 and reached an agreement with a Florida telemarketer who violated 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 FBK Products, LLC, and two individuals associated with the company, Steven Kranz and Gary Kranz. The company acknowledged calling Missourians in an attempt to sell consumers septic system products.
"My office continues to pursue telemarketers who ignore Missouri's no-call list," Koster said. "Missouri's no-call law is clear and we will continue to pursue fines from those who violate it, as well as to put agreements in place so they will not violate it again in the future."
In addition to paying the $50,000 fine, FBK Products 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. Future violations of Missouri's no-call law would result in civil penalties.
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).