Friday, April 27, 2007

Connecticut Sues Telemarketers for Violating Do-Not-Call law

The Attorney General of Connecticut is suing three companies for violating the state Do Not Call law. According the AG’s press release, “Tri-State Home Improvement, LLC, of Branford, First National Mortgage Group, Inc., of Orange and Craftmasters Windows and Siding, LLC, of East Hartford called consumers on the do-not-call list and, in some instances, continued calling even after recipients said they were on the list.”

Blumenthal filed the suit charging violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act. He can seek up to a $5,000 fine per violation, disgorgement of any ill-gotten gains and reimbursement of the state's litigation expenses. Blumenthal is also seeking orders allowing consumers to void contracts they signed as a result of the illegal phone solicitations.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is quoted as saying:

"These companies harassed consumers with unwanted and unwelcome sales pitches - effectively breaking into their homes - exactly what the do-not-call list statute should stop. Even when told numbers were on the do-not-call list, the companies continued calling them, invading consumers' privacy and wasting their time."

"The message to telemarketers: Do not call means do not call. What part of 'no' don't you understand? We will fight intrusive, infuriating calls at home - still all too common. Consumers have legal rights to stop unsolicited telemarketing calls. Companies must be held accountable for flagrant, frequent violations of the state's telemarketing safeguards. Remedies should enable consumers to collect money and void unwanted contracts when these telemarketers break into their homes."

See: Connecticut Attorney General Sues Telemarketers


Blogger workhard said...

Hi.. that is so true and annoying.. Donot call means donot call.. but some of these marketing companies just wanna try their luck.

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Anonymous Telemarketing services said...

Connecticut did the right thing. A law is a law and everyone should follow that law. It is going to be a big lesson to all telemarketers in Connecticut.

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Blogger Danielle said...

That's right! A law cannot be a law if it is not been followed. I am hoping that this could serve as a lesson to every telemarketers in Connecticut. Good Luck!


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