Miss. issues $420,000 fine for telemarketing

June 6, 2013 9:08:29 AM



JACKSON -- Mississippi regulators have ordered a company named Tailbone Security to pay $420,000 for violating the state's ban on unwanted telemarketing. 


Commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to impose the penalty against Tailbone, which is based in Boynton Beach, Fla. 


It's the latest in a series of large fines that the Public Service Commission has issued for companies that violate the state's prohibition on calling people who have registered their phone numbers to get telemarketers to stop calling. 


An order against Tailbone said it also failed to purchase the state "no-call" list and violated Mississippi's prohibition against telemarketing robocalls -- using an automated dialing system to make recorded phone calls -- to people on the "no-call" list. 


The order lists 29 complaints, with 84 total violations of the law, each of which was fined at the maximum $5,000 after the company failed to answer state complaints. The commission's penalty is a civil fine, not a criminal action. 


Florida corporation records show that Tailbone's registered agent is William Adomanis. At least four other businesses are at the same address, including firms called Supreme Data Connections and Leading Apex, which promise to provide telemarketing leads to businesses.