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March 15, 2013

Attorney General Koster sues Tennessee-based telemarketers for violating Missouri's no-call law

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today filed suit against Tennessee-based Simplex Health Care, Inc., doing business as Simplex Diabetic Supplies, and its chairman and CEO Larson Douglas Hudson, for numerous violations of Missouri's no-call law. According to Koster, the Attorney General's Office has received at least 500 complaints against Simplex.

"Missourians place their phone numbers on our no-call list for a very simple reason – they do not want to receive annoying, unwanted calls," Koster said. "We will continue to take action against companies that ignore Missouri law."

Koster is asking the court to stop the telemarketers from making any further calls to Missourians, both temporarily, while the suit is pending, and permanently. He is also seeking penalties and the costs of the investigation and prosecution of the case.

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).



 
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