Two companies cited for no-call violations

FILE: This photo shows the screen on a phone console. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
FILE: This photo shows the screen on a phone console. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

TOPEKA, Kansas – Two out-of-state companies have been ordered to pay nearly $1 million in combined penalties and fees for telemarketing law violations, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

Buzz Marketing and Communications, LLC, of Springfield, Mo., was ordered in a default judgment to pay the state $952,000 in penalties and fees.

Buzz Marketing contacted at least 93 Kansas consumers attempting to sell them vacation packages in Branson, Mo.

WordSmart Corporation of San Diego agreed to a consent judgment ordering the company to pay the state $10,000 in penalties and fees.

WordSmart contacted consumers attempting to sell them computer software designed to prepare students to take standardized tests.

To register for the national Do-Not-Call list, call 1-888-382-1222 or visit www.donotcall.gov.

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