No Call List Means Don't Call - Koster Slams Florida Telemarketer

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Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
– There will be one less annoying telemarker calling Missourians after recent action by the state attorney general.

Attorney General Chris Koster on Monday announced that his office has obtained a temporary restraining order against a Florida telemarketing company for making solicitations to Missourian’s on the state’s “no-call” list.

Koster said the restraining order prohibits Christian Serna, doing business as All in One Service (AIOS), from making any further calls to Missourians on the do-not-call registry.  The attorney general had previously filed a lawsuit against Serna and AIOS alleging violations of the Missouri

Merchandising Practices Act and the Telemarketing No-Call List Act.  Koster said telephone solicitation calls were made to consumers claiming the company could reduce their credit card interest rates.  Thousands of phone calls were made to consumers on the no call list. Koster is seeking a civil penalty of $5,000 for each violation of Missouri law, costs of the investigation and prosecution, and all court costs.

“When Missourians register with our No-Call list, they do so with the reasonable expectation that they will not receive these unsolicited, harassing calls,” Koster said. “These businesses are aware of our No-Call laws, and they are realizing that this office will enforce those laws.”