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MO Attorney General Koster files lawsuit against FL telemarketer

MISSOURI (KFVS) -

Attorney General Chris Koster announced on Tuesday, Sept. 1 that his office has filed suit against Florida-based MSB Consultants, Inc., and its president, Michael Bendett, for violations of Missouri's No-Call law.

The lawsuit alleges that MSB Consultants illegally made automated telephone calls, or "robo-calls," to Missouri residents who were on the state's No-Call list.

According to the suit, MSB Consultants called Missouri consumers with a recorded message, attempting to sell them health insurance.

The AG's office received 20 complaints about the company from consumers who are on the No-Call list and received these unwanted calls.

The suit follows a recent Federal Communications Commission Order, supported by Koster, which allows phone companies to utilize call-blocking technologies to better protect their customers from robocalls and scams.

Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for the Do-Not-Call hotline on his website by clicking here, or by calling 866-662-2551. Consumers can report harassing solicitation at 1-866-buzzoff (1-866-289-9633).

Koster is asking the court to stop the company from making any further calls to Missourians on the No-Call list. He is also seeking penalties and the costs of the investigation and prosecution of the case.

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