April 2, 2012
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster said today that CallAssistant, L.C., a Utah-based telemarketing company, will pay $35,000 in penalties to settle allegations that it violated Missouri’s no-call law.
Koster filed suit in November 2011 against CallAssistant after his office received more than 100 complaints about the company’s telemarketing practices. In the lawsuit, Koster alleged that from December 2009 to November 2011, CallAssistant tried to sell home security systems and enrollment in an online college, among other things, to Missourians on the no-call list.
“When Missourians register with our No-Call list, they do so with the reasonable expectation that they will not receive these unsolicited, harassing calls,” Koster said. “My office will continue to enforce the no-call law against those who flout it.”
In addition to the $35,000 penalty, CallAssistant agreed to stop making telemarketing calls to any consumer in the state of Missouri who has placed his or her phone number on the Missouri Do-Not-Call list.
Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for the Do-Not-Call hotline on his website at http://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.