Charges Filed Against 19 Companies For ‘No Call’ Violations
TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Nineteen telemarketers have been charged for violating Mississippi’s No Call law.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says an investigation found the companies made 236 illegal calls to Mississippi residents.
If a court finds they violated the No Call Law, they could be fined 5 thousand dollars per call, which would total $1,180,000
Presley says the companies willingly broke the law.
“These 236 complaints that allowed us to charge these companies is because Mississippians picked up the phone or went on the website or used our app to file these complaints so we want to urge the public to continue to do this so we can go after more of these companies for violating our law,” Presley said.
Presley points out that there is a free app called “PSC NO Call” in the App Store, or Google Play Marketplace. That app allows citizens to immediately report calls to the PSC from their cell phones.