AT&T Pays $30,000 No-Call Settlement

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AT&T agreed to pay $30,000 to North Carolina to settle charges of no-call violations in the state, North Carolina attorney general Roy Cooper announced yesterday.


According to the attorney general, AT&T called consumers who had made company-specific requests not to receive calls from AT&T as well as consumers who had registered for the state's no-call list. Along with paying the settlement, AT&T agreed to train its telemarketers to follow telemarketing laws and keep records for two years of calls made to North Carolina numbers.


AT&T also faces a $780,000 fine from the Federal Communications Commission on complaints that the company violated company-specific no-call requests from consumers nationwide. The telecommunications provider has sued the FCC, seeking access to records held by the agency showing that AT&T committed the violations.


Cooper also settled a no-call complaint against American Communications, High Point, NC, which sells DirecTV products and services. American Communications agreed to pay $15,000 and cooperate with investigations against other DirecTV telemarketers to settle the charge.


The North Carolina attorney general's office filed a lawsuit last week against MST Business Research, Surrey, British Columbia, which it said was a telemarketer working with American Communications to sell DirecTV products.


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