Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Presley Announces $85,000 No Call Fine

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (June 2, 2015) – Following today’s
monthly open meeting of the Public Service Commission, Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that the PSC has imposed civil penalties totaling $85,000 against L & J Bay Area Holding and Edward L. Dement for alleged violations of the state’s No-Call law. The defendants were alleged to have violated the law on at least seventeen occasions.

In complaints received by the Commission, the company was accused of making unauthorized telephone solicitations in violation of law. They also allegedly failed to register with the PSC as telephone solicitors and failed to purchase the Mississippi Do Not Call List. When served by the PSC, the defendants did not respond to the complaints, bringing the imposition of civil penalties by default.

“I am always proud to see our aggressive efforts against telemarketers yield tangible results. I hope other telemarketers will take this fine as evidence that harassing citizens of Mississippi will not be tolerated by the Commission,” Presley said.

Mississippians who wish to add their home telephone number to the No Call list should contact the PSC at 1-800-356-6428 or online at www. psc.state.ms.us/nocall.