JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed lawsuits on Thursday against four Florida companies and one California company for allegedly calling Missourians on the state's No-Call list.
Koster filed lawsuits against A+ Financial Center LLC, American Credit Counselors, BMV Debt Management Corporation, Innovative Wealth Builders Inc. and TollFreeZone.com Inc.
Innovative Wealth Builders has offices in Clearwater, Fla., TollFreeZone.com is believed to be operating from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and the other three companies are located in cities surrounding Palm Beach, Fla.
American Credit Counselors and BMV Debt Management allegedly used a spoofed telephone number to make 20,000 calls over a three month period. The spoofed number, rather than the actual number called from, shows up on the consumer's caller ID system, concealing the identity and origin of the telemarketer from the consumer.
"The telemarketers who flaunt Missouri's No-Call law will be prosecuted. We have received hundreds of complaints from consumers receiving these unwanted calls," Koster said. "We will continue to enforce the No-Call laws so that consumers are not bothered at home by illegal calls."