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Friday, August 30, 2013
Two out-of-state companies have been ordered to pay nearly one million dollars for violating the Kansas No-Call Act.
According to the Kansas Attorney General's Office, Buzz Marketing and Communications, LLC of Springfield, Missouri was ordered in a default judgment to pay the state $952,000 in penalties and fees. The company came under investigation after nearly 100 Kansans on the National Do-Not-Call list complained that they were receiving calls concerning vacation packages in Branson, Missouri.
Another company, WordSmart Corporation of San Diego, agreed to a consent judgment ordering the company to pay the state $10,000 in penalties and fees for violating the same act. Several Kansas consumers received telemarketing calls concerning computer software to prepare students for standardized tests.
"Telephone solicitors are bound by state and federal laws to avoid calling consumers who opt for privacy," Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. "The Kansas No-Call Act gives us clear authority to enforce the law against those who ignore it."
Anyone interested in registering for the national Do-Not-Call list can do so by calling 1-888-382-1222 or visiting http://www.donotcall.gov.