WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 8 that the operators of an allegedly illegal robocall scheme have agreed to a settlement.
According to the FTC in a March 2016 complaint it alleged the operators of the scheme made millions of illegal robocalls to consumers in which they generated leads to sell to solar panel companies by promising consumers energy savings.
The defendants in the case are KFJ Marketing LLC; Sunlight Solar Leads LLC, Go Green Education, and Francisco J. Salvat and Julio E. Salvat, individually and as officers of the corporate defendants.
The FTC charged these defendants with violations of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). Under the stipulated court order, Francisco Salvat and the companies he controls are banned from telemarketing. Julio Salvat is banned from violating the TSR. Both are liable for a $155,000 penalty.
The FTC voted 2-0 to approve the proposed stipulated final order, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. A judge recently signed the order.
The U.S. Department of Justice assisted on the case.