PSC Press Release:
BENTZ FINES $45,000 FOR NO CALL VIOLATIONS FOR ARIZONA TELEMARKETER
Jackson, Mississippi - Mississippi Public Service Commission Chairman Leonard Bentz announced today that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined Greatest Virtual Offices, LLC of Arizona a total of $45,000 for violations of the Mississippi No- Call Law and rules associated with enforcing the law.
Greatest Virtual Offices, LLC failed to respond to complaints filed by the Commission, and is therefore, found liable by default.
Greatest Virtual Offices, LLC has been ordered to pay a penalty of $45,000, and is prohibited from making any calls a telephone solicitor until the penalty has been paid in full, they have registered as a telephone solicitor and have purchased the Do No Call List.
"I am committed to stopping unwanted telemarketing calls. In some cases, they are fraudulent. But in all cases, they are unacceptable," Bentz said.
Commissioner Bentz asks all consumers who are receiving any unwanted telemarketing calls to contact his office at 1-800-356-6429.
Commissioner Bentz's office may also be contacted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by mail to the following address:
Commissioner Leonard L. Bentz
Mississippi Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 1174
Jackson, MS 39215-1174
The Public Service Commission regulates telecommunications, electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. The Public Service Commission also regulates the No-Call List. The agency is charged with assuring that rates and charges for services are just and reasonable, that the service rendered is reasonably adequate, and that any facilities constructed or acquired are required for the convenience and necessity of the public. Additionally, the agency exercises safety jurisdiction over gas pipelines and has area jurisdiction over all public utilities. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Commission answers complaints, conducts investigations and holds both formal and informal hearings.
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