2013 News Releases

AG Schmidt: Missouri ‘storm chasing’ company fined for No-Call Act violations

Release Date: May 10, 2013

TOPEKA – (May 10, 2013) – A Missouri telemarketing company was recently fined for violations of the Kansas No-Call Act, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

“Kansans who have registered their phone numbers on the do-not-call list have done so with an expectation of privacy,” Schmidt said. “Our office will continue to enforce the law and take action against those who violate it.”

Attorney General Schmidt sued Bullseye Target Marketing, LLC, in February. The company did not answer the attorney general’s lawsuit, and earlier this week the Shawnee County District Court entered a default judgment in favor of the Attorney General and ordered the company to pay $600,000 in No-Call penalties and $2,500 in investigative costs. The Court also ordered the company and to refrain from future violations of the Kansas No-Call Act.

The default judgment in favor of the Kansas Attorney General’s office resulted from complaints accusing the company of calling Kansas consumers on the do-not-call list. The calls included telemarketing activities offering to set-up roof inspections for consumers who had recently experienced storm damage to their homes.

The Kansas Attorney General's office is responsible for enforcing the Kansas No-Call Act. This act prohibits most businesses from calling consumers registered on the do-not-call list to sell a product or service. Organizations soliciting charitable donations, calls concerning political candidates or issues, or other calls unrelated to the sale of property or services do not fall within the scope of the Kansas No-Call Act.

If you wish to register for the do-not-call list, you can call 1-888-382-1222 or visit www.donotcall.gov.

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