NJ Firm Accused of PA No-Call Violations

Share this article:
A New Jersey company that offers satellite television and cellular phone service called consumers in Pennsylvania who were registered for that state's no-call list, the Pennsylvania attorney general said yesterday.


The attorney general's office said it received 41 complaints from Pennsylvania consumers about calls from Satellite Systems Direct and Elephant Wireless, both located in Edison, NJ. Pennsylvania is one of the states that retained its own no-call list independent of the national no-call registry.


According to the attorney general, Satellite Systems Direct left prerecorded messages with consumers claiming to be from the "local satellite center" and claiming that a direct mail solicitation had been previously sent, a misleading statement.


Other deceptive claims were made in the prerecorded call, including that an offer of free installation, equipment and one month's service was available for a limited time and that others in the consumer's neighborhood had accepted the offer, according to the attorney general.


Elephant Wireless agents called consumers, claiming to be affiliated with Cingular Wireless or refusing to identify themselves, the attorney general said. They also claimed consumers should switch wireless carriers because their current provider would be unable to carry them in the near future, according to the attorney general.


The state attorney general seeks $1,000 in fines per violation and $3,000 per violation against people 60 or older under Pennsylvania's no-call law.


Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.
close

Next Article in News

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

Hawk Search Widens its Global Reach

Hawk Search Widens its Global Reach

Hawk Search's solution offers support for more than twice as many languages as other site search providers, according to the company.

Candidates Offer Change In The Form of Targeting

Candidates Offer Change In The Form of Targeting

A campaign for Ben Carson raised $2.8 million despite his lack of cooperation.

Target Names Retail Veteran Brian Cornell as CEO

Target Names Retail Veteran Brian Cornell as CEO

He leaves the top job at PepsiCo Foods to take the spot vacated by Greg Steinhafel in the aftermath of the data breach.