California company fined $10,000 for violating Kansas No-Call Act

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TOPEKA, Kan. — A California home security and marketing company has been fined for violating the Kansas No-Call Act.

Outreach Marketing Group, Direct Source Media and Secure 1, Inc., were ordered to pay a $10,000 penalty and have been ordered to refrain from further violations.

In 2012 and 2013, three Johnson County residents complained to the attorney general's office, saying the company had called them to sell home security systems or security monitoring systems. All three were registered on the Do-Not-Call list.

“Consumers who have chosen to register their phone numbers on the Do-Not-Call list have an expectation that they will no longer receive these calls,” Schmidt said. “Our office will continue to enforce the law against those who choose to violate consumers’ privacy.”

Earlier this year, Schmidt proposed a new law, which will give the attorney general additional authority to enforce violations of the No-Call Act when telemarketers call consumers’ cell phones. That law was passed unanimously by the Kansas Legislature and signed by the governor. The law takes effect July 1.

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