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 visiting
https://donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx or by calling
1-888-382-1222 or TTY 1-866-290-4236.
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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