Pa. AG settles telemarketing charges with Okla. business

Bryan Cohen Apr. 30, 2012, 1:23pm


HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly reached a settlement on Thursday with an Oklahoma-based company that allegedly solicited consumers who were signed up for the state's Do Not Call list.

United American Technology Inc., an Edmond, Okla.-based company, allegedly hired the National Campaign for Moral Values Fund to solicit business from Pennsylvania consumers enrolled in the Do Not Call registry. UAT is a for-profit telecommunications corporation.

UAT allegedly tried to circumvent the limitations of the Telemarketer Registration Act by having the non-profit NCMVF make calls on its behalf. NCMVF called consumers to warn them about the dangers of child predators and online pornography and allegedly used the call to market the services of UAT. UAT allegedly paid a commission to NCMVF for each consumer it referred to UAT.

Under the terms of the settlement, UAT must pay court costs and civil penalties. A portion of the penalties will go toward consumers who filed complaints that resulted in legal action.

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