Tuesday, April 30, 2019

PSC Charges Wyoming Telemarketing Firm for No-Call Violations Totaling $2.9 Million in Fines

Commissioner Brandon Presley announced last week the Mississippi Public Service Commission has charged a telemarketing firm for violations of the state’s No-Call law. 

Contact Center Specialists of Cheyenne, Wyoming is charged with 580 alleged violations of the No-Call law. Should the company be found to have violated the law, they are subject to a $5,000 per call fine—totaling $2.9 million.

“Our staff is actively seeking out those companies and individuals who continue to violate our No-Call law. We remain vigilant and will ultimately bring those who violate it to justice. These illegal calls against the people of our state will stop,” said Commissioner Presley.

Presley continues to encourage citizens to download the Public Service Commission’s app for smartphones. The app helps people immediately report calls to the PSC from their cell phones. It can be found by searching “PSC No-Call” in the App Store for Apple devices or Google Play for Android devices. Landlines can be registered at www.psc.state.ms.us or by calling Commissioner Presley’s office at 1-800-637-7722.

A charge is an allegation in an enforcement action. The companies involved in this investigation will be afforded all rights of due process of law.