PSC announces $125K fines, settlements

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has received $10,000 in settlements from Direct Diabetic Source, Inc. and Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. for alleged violations of the No-Call law.

The companies paid $5,000 each, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the PSC,.

The PSC said the companies did not register as a telephone solicitors, did not buy the Mississippi No-Call List and called consumers who are registered on the No-Call List.

The PSC said it had issued fines totaling $100,000 for BLC Management LLC, which also goes by the name Angles Communications Solutions, for multiple violations of the no-call law.

The PSC cited BLC Management for failing to provide required annual reports dating back to 2006 and for failing to provide adequate service. The PSC also revoked BLC’s certificate to continue to do business in Mississippi.

“Typically, we would allow a company time to rectify these issues, but BLC has neglected to respond to us. So, they have lost this opportunity,” said PSC chairman Leonard Bentz.

The PSC also ordered United American Technology Inc. to pay $15,000 for alleged violations of the No-Call Law. It says United American Technology failed to respond to complaints issued by the commission and was found liable by default.