Miss. PSC files complaint on warranty robocalls

Published 7:12 pm Monday, June 29, 2009

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has filed a complaint against companies it accuses of making misleading robocalls to sell vehicle warranties.

The PSC filed the complaint Friday against Vehicle Warranty Options, SVC Inc. and a man named Mike Moneymaker.

Commissioner Leonard Bentz said in a statement released Saturday that an investigation showed SVC made unauthorized telephone solicitations by using an automated dialing system and a recorded message.

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The defendants have 30 days to answer the PSC complaint. The PSC could set a penalty of up to $5,000 for each violation.

Attorneys general in several states, including Arkansas and Indiana, have sued other companies accused of using robocalls to try to sell vehicle warranties.