July 29, 2014

No Call Act violators fined

Two out-of-state companies have been fined a total of more than $100,000 for violating the Kansas No-Call Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.
“A great many Kansas citizens have chosen privacy when it comes to telephone solicitors,” Schmidt said. “We take seriously violations of the No-Call Act and we vigorously enforce the law against those who ignore it.”
Bene-Fit Health Products Inc. of Kingsland, Ga., was ordered to pay the state $81,500 in penalties and fees for violations of the No-Call Act. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division began investigating the company after receiving complaints in August and September 2012 that the company had solicited Kansans by telephone, marketing health seminars and wellness products. Some of the Kansas consumers who were called were on the National Do-Not-Call list.
Vacations Digest, LLC, of Orlando, Fla., was ordered to pay the state $21,500 in penalties and fees for violations of the No-Call Act. The Attorney General’s Office determined that the company called Kansas consumers listed on the National Do-Not-Call list offering to assist consumers in selling or renting their unused timeshares.

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