February 6, 2013
Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today filed a lawsuit against a California security alarm business for making phone calls to Missourians on the state’s no-call list, trying to sell them home security services.
Koster is asking the court to stop Maximum Security Alarm, Inc., from calling Missourians on the no-call list. He is also seeking civil penalties for the violations, in addition to the costs of the investigation and prosecution.
“The Attorney General’s Office will continue to pursue companies that violate our telemarketing and phone solicitation laws,” Koster said. “Missourians subscribe to our no-call list to avoid being harassed by telemarketers, and this office will aggressively enforce the law.”
Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for the Do-Not-Call hotline on his website at www.ago.mo.gov or by calling 1-866-662-2551. He encourages consumers who receive harassing solicitation calls to file a complaint at 1-866-buzzoff (1-866-289-9633). Missourians can also register their cell phone numbers with Missouri’s no-call list.