TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Attorney General's Office has fined a California company for violating the state's No-Call Act.
Auto Protection Alliance LLC, doing business as Auto Processing Center and Lead Services LLC, has been ordered to pay the state $10,000 in penalties and fees for violating the act.
Consumers in Douglas, Johnson, Lyon and Miami Counties complained that they were called by the company, which was marketing their extended auto warranty products and services. Some of the Kansas residents were also on the National Do-Not-Call list. An investigation began in January of last year.
A consent judgment ordering the fin and injunction against future violations was approved last week by a judge in Shawnee County.
“Kansans who register on the Do-Not-Call list have an expectation that telemarketers will leave them alone,” Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. “We are continuing to enforce the law against those who violate the No-Call list and are working with the legislature to strengthen the Kansas No-Call Act.”
Last month, Schmidt asked the Kansas Legislature to update the Kansas No-Call Act to allow the Attorney General’s Office to enforce the Act against telemarketers who call consumers’ cell phones. The bill is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Utilities Committee next week.
Kansans who wish to register a phone number on the Do-Not-Call list may do so by visiting www.InYourCornerKansas.org and clicking on the “Register for the Do-Not-Call List” button.
Last year, Schmidt’s office litigated 17 cases against violators of the No-Call Act, resulting in $3.4 million in penalties and fees.