Do Not Call List Violator Has To Pay $4.4 Million

Kris_LTRMa

LoseTheRadio.net's Ma
Nov 17, 2006
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Do Not Call Crackdown Nets $7.7 Million

By JENNIFER C. KERR,
AP
Posted: 2007-11-07 14:19:41
WASHINGTON (Nov. 7) - Federal regulators on Wednesday announced nearly $7.7 million in settlements with six companies - including Craftmatic Industries and ADT Security Services - accused of calling people on the national Do Not Call list.

The Federal Trade Commission said Craftmatic, maker of adjustable beds, would pay the biggest fine - $4.4 million in civil penalties. ADT agreed to a $2 million settlement, the FTC said.

The four other companies were: Ameriquest Mortgage Company, Alarm King, Direct Security Services and Guardian Communications.

"By bringing enforcement actions, like those announced today, we will ensure that the small number of bad actors pay a price for not adhering to the law and respecting consumers' privacy requests," said FTC chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras.

Majoras also said the Justice Department, acting on the FTC's behalf, will allege in a federal court complaint that California-based Global Mortgage Funding made hundreds of thousands of calls to consumers on the Do Not Call registry.

The FTC accused Craftmatic and three of its subsidiaries of running a sweepstakes for a Craftmatic bed and using the phone number that consumers provided on the entry form to later call entrants even though their numbers were on the Do Not Call list.

ADT and two of its dealers, Alarm King and Direct Security Services, were accused of directly marketing security systems to consumers who had placed their numbers of the list.

The registry prohibits telemarketers from calling phone numbers on the list. Companies face fines of up to $11,000 for each violation.

Organizations engaged in charitable, political or survey work are exempt. Companies that have an established business relationship with a customer also may call for up to 18 months after the last purchase, payment or delivery.
Serves them right for calling me on a Sunday morning at 8 a.m.
 

TheDrip

I'm bi-winning.
Jan 9, 2006
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I love these stories!
 
May 7, 2003
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Ugh I had to be very careful of this in the mortgage buisness...Usually the lists were scrubed but you really have to be careful
 
Jul 13, 2006
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Well from what I gathered on the news it said that the company had called people who registered for a bed giveaway after they had put in their phone number. I don't see how they wouldn't know there wasn't a chance of being called.

Now the company has a stupid little waiver saying that you may be called if you register for the giveaway
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
Aug 23, 2002
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Well from what I gathered on the news it said that the company had called people who registered for a bed giveaway after they had put in their phone number. I don't see how they wouldn't know there wasn't a chance of being called.

Now the company has a stupid little waiver saying that you may be called if you register for the giveaway
im surprised that they didn't just do that, any time you give out your phone # e mail or address you open your self up to marketing