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California telemarketer sued by Mo. AG over calls

By Bryan Cohen | Jan 6, 2014


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a California-based telemarketer and its owner for allegedly violating Missouri's No Call laws.

Timeshare Relief Inc. and David MacMillan allegedly made hundreds of automated robocalls to Missouri residents on the No Call list. The calls allegedly offered the company's services to help the consumers to sell or transfer timeshares. Timeshare Relief allegedly continued to make the robocalls after consumers requested the company stop calling, which represents an additional violation of Missouri's telemarketing law.

Koster's office received more than 100 complaints from Missourians about Timeshare Relief.

"Missourians place their phone numbers on our No Call list for a very simple reason - they do not want to receive annoying, unwanted sales calls," Koster said. "We will continue to take action against companies that ignore our state law."

Koster's lawsuit requests that the court prohibit Timeshare Relief and MacMillan from making any further solicitations to Missourians. The suit also seeks penalties of up to $5,000 per violation of the No Call law, up to $1,000 per violation of the state's telemarketing law and the recovery of court and attorney costs.

Koster said Missouri residents could register their landline and cellphone numbers for the No Call list on his website.

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