FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
News media information 202/418-0500
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
March 1, 2005
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
Janice Wise at (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C.: The Federal Communications Commission today proposed a forfeiture of $770,000 against Dynasty Mortgage, L.L.C. of Phoenix, Arizona for apparently making telemarketing calls to residential consumers in violation of the Commission's National Do-Not-Call rules. This action, the Commission's first proposed forfeiture in the area, follows 16 citations against non-common carriers and two consent decrees involving common carriers.
The Commission found that Dynasty apparently initiated telephone solicitations to consumers who registered their numbers on the National Do-Not-Call Registry. The Commission proposed the maximum forfeiture of $11,000 for each of 70 violations because the company apparently continued to make telemarketing calls after receiving an FCC citation warning it of potential penalties if it continued violating the Do-Not-Call rules. Further, the company apparently misinformed consumers that it was exempt from these Commission rules.
By the Commission: Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin and Adelstein, FCC 05-47, February 28, 2005.
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: Janice Wise (202) 418-7450, Mary Romano (202) 418-0975 or Kurt Schroeder (202) 418-0966