October 4, 2013
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that he has filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania-based Leading Apex, LLC, and its manager Brian M. Ofner, for numerous violations of Missouri's No Call law. According to Koster, the Attorney General's Office has received over 480 complaints against Leading Apex since May 2012.
Leading Apex contracts with businesses to provide telemarketing sales services, providing both the telephone numbers and placing the actual sales calls. Koster said that Leading Apex was marketing home security systems through telephone calls to Missourians on the No Call list.
"Missourians add their numbers to the No Call list to avoid unwanted sales calls from telemarketers," said Koster. "My office will continue to aggressively pursue companies that violate this protection for Missouri consumers."
Koster is asking the court to stop the company from making any further calls to Missourians on the No Call list. He is also seeking financial penalties and cost recovery for the state’s investigation and prosecution of the case.
Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for the No Call list on his website or by calling 866-662-2551. Missourians can register their land and cell phone numbers with Missouri's No Call program. He encourages consumers already registered on the No Call list to file a complaint at 866-buzzoff (866-289-9633) if they receive an unsolicited telemarketing call.