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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
December 18, 2003
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
Suzanne Tetreault (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C. - Today, Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau Chief David H. Solomon issued the following statement regarding a citation the Bureau issued to CPM Funding, Inc. d/b/a California Pacific Mortgage for failure to honor the FCC's National Do Not Call rules. See Citation to CPM Funding, Inc., DA 03-4026 (Dec. 18, 2003).
``This is a landmark enforcement step - the first FCC action to enforce our new National Do Not Call rules. This citation demonstrates our resolve to ensure that consumers are not bothered by unwanted, intrusive calls to their homes. Do Not Call enforcement is the FCC's top consumer protection priority and we, along with our partners at the FTC, will continue to be vigilant in this area on behalf of the American public.''
California Pacific Mortgage may be subject to a monetary forfeiture if it continues to violate the Do Not Call rules. The Communications Act, however, requires that the FCC issue a citation as a first step when dealing with a company that does not hold an FCC license or other authorization.
Enforcement Bureau contacts: Suzanne Tetreault at (202) 418-7450 or Kurt Schroeder at (202) 418-0966
TTY: 1 (888) 835-5322