Madigan filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of
Illinois, alleging the Lincoln-based AAA Siding placed telemarketing calls to
Illinois consumers who are registered on the National Do Not Call Registry,
including residents in Macon, Morgan, Sangamon and Tazewell counties.
Under the agreed settlement, AAA Siding will be barred from future violations
of the registry and must train its telemarketing employees on the guidelines
outlined in the agreement. The company must also maintain telemarketing records
for monitoring by the attorney general's office to ensure compliance with
regulations of the Do Not Call Registry.
"The Do Not Call laws provide important protections to limit unwanted phone
solicitations," Madigan said. "This company violated the registry laws by
contacting central Illinois residents."
Madigan urged Illinois consumers to sign up for the Do Not Call Registry by
https://donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx or by calling 1-888-382-1222 or TTY
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Once consumers are registered, companies cannot make solicitation
calls to their homes or cellphones, with the following limited
organizations with which you have established a business
Calls for which
you have given prior written consent.
Calls that are not
commercial or do not include unsolicited advertisements.
Calls by or on behalf of tax-exempt,
Assistant Attorney General Philip Heimlich is handling the case
for Madigan's Consumer Fraud Bureau.
[Text from file received from the office
Illinois Attorney General Lisa