TOPEKA – (February 20, 2013) – Two companies were 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 deserve to have their privacy respected,” Schmidt said. “Our office will continue to enforce the law and take action against those who violate it.”
Retirement Solutions Group, Inc., based in Olathe, agreed to pay $10,000 to settle allegations they regularly contacted Kansas consumers by telephone to solicit the sale of various insurance products. Some of the consumers they contacted were registered on the do-not-call list. The case stemmed from complaints from residents in Olathe and Mission Hills.
Energy Guard, LLC, of Wichita, agreed to pay $20,000 to settle allegations they telemarketed home improvement services to consumers who were registered on the do-not-call list. They also agreed to implement policies to prevent calls from being made to consumers who are registered. The case stemmed from complaints from residents in the Wichita area.
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.