You’ve done your part by signing up for the no-call list. And now Kansas is doing their part in holding those annoying telemarketers accountable for breaking the law. Touchstone Communications in Texas now owes Kansas $10,000 in fines and fees.
Press Release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt:
A Texas company has been ordered to pay $10,000 in penalties and fees for violating the No-Call Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
Touchstone Communications-II, LLC, of Hurst, Texas, agreed to a consent judgment ordering it to pay $10,000 in fees and civil penalties. The judgment was approved September 4 by Judge Teresa Watson in Shawnee County District Court. In addition, the company was enjoined from further violations of the Kansas No-Call Act and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
“We continue to vigorously pursue violations of the Kansas No-Call Act,” Schmidt said. “Kansans who have signed up for the Do-Not-Call list have an expectation that their privacy will be respected. We will enforce the law against those telemarketers who violate it.”
The attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division began investigating Touchstone Communications-II, LLC, after receiving complaints from Kansas consumers about receiving unsolicited telemarketing calls. The complaints alleged that company employees were calling Kansas consumers on the Do-Not-Call registry.