Connecticut Sues Telemarketers for Violating Do-Not-Call law
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