Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) fines firms $945,000 for no-call violations

By JEFF AMY for the Associated Press: covers the economy, state government, health care, education and demographics in Mississippi.

Not only are those telemarketing robocalls from “card services” annoying, they’re also illegal if you’ve signed up for a federal or state “do not call” list.

Mississippi Public Service Commission, Jackson: cardcow.com

Mississippi utility regulators Tuesday fined a California telemarketer $945,000, in an effort to get such calls to stop. It’s the largest fine that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has ever issued against a telemarketer.

The order was issued against Roy M. Cox Jr. of Santa Ana, Calif., and five companies he controls. The commission said Cox broke Mississippi’s law against unwanted telephone solicitations 189 times in the last four years.

 Full article and MPSC Press release links below
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Read more: 
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/may/08/miss-fines-firms-945000-for-no-call-violations/?print=1
 
Press release: http://www.psc.state.ms.us/commissioners/central/press%20releases/2012/05-8-12%20Posey%20Orders%20945.000%20Fine%20for%20NO%20CALL%20Violator.pdf
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