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Solar telemarketing lawsuit receives judgment

By Amanda Rupp | Sep 11, 2015

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich recently announced a settlement with Go Green Today, a solar company based in Arizona, which allegedly had countless unwanted telephone calls to customers who were listed on the FTC’s national do not call registry (DNC).

The consumer lawsuit included that the company has also had the marketing and sales of solar products that violate the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act (ACFA). According to the consent judgment, approximately $55,000 in restitution will be given to the victims.

The consumer fraud investigation began in November 2014. It included the company’s parent company, Paniolo Brothers, doing business as Discover Energy. The Attorney General’s Office reportedly received countless consumer complaints about “Go Green Campaign” and “Go Green Initiative” unsolicited telemarketing calls. There were also 30 consumer complaints from Go Green customers who said that they did not receive the cost savings and benefits that they had been promised.

“We are aggressively going after companies that make illegal telemarketing and robocalls to scam consumers,” Brnovich said. “Our office intends to pursue a legislative fix this session that will close many of the statutory loopholes that allow telemarketing companies to flourish in our state.”

Go Green installs solar water heaters, photovoltaic systems and energy saving products throughout Arizona.

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