TOPEKA, Kansas – Two out-of-state companies have been fined a total of more than $100,000 for violating the Kansas No-Call Act, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.
Bene-Fit Health Products Inc. of Kingsland, Ga., was ordered to pay the state $81,500 in penalties and fees for violations of the No-Call Act.
The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division began investigating the company after receiving complaints in August and September 2012 that the company had solicited Kansans by telephone, marketing health seminars and wellness products. Some of the Kansas consumers who were called were on the National Do-Not-Call list.
Vacations Digest, LLC, of Orlando, Fla., was ordered to pay the state $21,500 in penalties and fees for violations of the No-Call Act.
The Attorney General’s Office determined that the company called Kansas consumers listed on the National Do-Not-Call list offering to assist consumers in selling or renting their unused timeshares.
The Kansas Attorney General’s office is responsible for enforcing the Kansas No-Call Act.
Kansans who wish to register for the national Do-Not-Call list can call 1-888-382-1222 or visit www.donotcall.gov.