Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has announced that the PSC has charged multiple telemarketers with violations of Mississippi’s ‘No-Call law’.
According to Presley, a PSC investigation found that 8 companies made 334 illegal calls to Mississippians. Should these entities be found to have violated the No-Call law, they are subject to a $5,000 per call fine; totaling $1,670,000. Notices of alleged violations have been recently filed against the following companies:
- Digital Media Solutions
- Call Center Consultants
- Inbound Fetching, LLC
- Jones Kinetics
- American Processing Solutions, Inc.
- Arete Financial Group
- Atlantic Auto Protection
- Capital Alliance Group
“I’ve asked our staff to leave no stone unturned. We have doubled our efforts to stop these criminals. These companies will get the message that we mean business. We will stop these predatory calls on Mississippians,” Presley said.
In a tweet, Presley stated that the accused companies may face further penalties.
“Even stricter laws and more enforcement actions are coming. Where appropriate, we will be seeking criminal indictments with law changes effective July 1st. We have all hands on deck,” he said.
Presley also encouraged Mississippians to download the PSC’s new smartphone app, which can be found by searching “PSC No-Call” in the iTunes App Store or Google Play Marketplace. The app allows citizens to immediately report calls to the PSC from their cell phones. Also, landline phones can be registered at www.psc.state.ms.us or by calling Commissioner Presley’s office at 1-800-637-7722.