Prerecorded Message Gets Business Owner In Trouble
The judge in Houston also ordered Donald Stafford Borden, owner of Lone Star Utility Savers Inc., to pay $5,000 to the consumer and stop making unsolicited prerecorded telephone solicitations.
According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, an attorney for Borden tried to argue that a technical glitch led to the company's autodialer calling the consumer by accident. The consumer who sued had made extensive documentation of the company's telemarketing, including taped recordings of the prerecorded messages and photographs of the consumer's caller ID box showing the phone number from which the messages were coming.
The consumer also claimed he had requested placement on the company's do-not-call list, according to the report.