Federal Judge Rules in FTC’s Favor in Telemarketing Case

Companies held liable for deceptive practices.

A federal judge in Illinois upheld the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) case that began in 2019 against a telemarketing company and its owners. The court found the defendants, Day Pacer, LLC and Edutrek, L.L.C., guilty of making millions of illegal, unsolicited calls to individuals listed on the Do Not Call Registry.

These companies obtained consumers’ contact information from job search websites and misused it to promote unsolicited vocational and post-secondary education services. They also facilitated other telemarketing companies by paying them to make approximately 40 million calls to individuals on the Do Not Call Registry.

The court granted the FTC both injunctive relief and civil penalties. The exact amount of the civil penalty and the extent of injunctive relief will be determined in a subsequent hearing. This decision marks a significant step in curbing illegal telemarketing practices and upholding the rights of consumers.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For FTC Chair Lina Khan as she oversees the commission’s efforts to protect consumers.
  • For wisdom for district judges as they hear federal cases regarding regulations.

Sources: Federal Trade Commission


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