FTC Charges Telemarketing Operators for Making Unsolicited Calls to Consumers


The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed complaints against telemarketing operators for allegedly making unsolicited calls to consumers about educational programs.

In its complaint, the Commission alleged that Day Pacer LLC also doing business as EduTrek L.L.C. and EdSoup and its officers Raymond Fitzgerald, Ian Fitzgerald, and David Cumming violated the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act and the FTC Act.

Allegations against the defendants

The defendants alleged called the telephone numbers listed on the National Do Not Call Registry without the consent of consumers. They obtained consumers’ telephone numbers from websites claiming to help consumers apply for jobs, health insurance, employment benefits, or other forms of public service.

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Instead of offering the services promised by the websites to consumers, the defendants and their affiliates are calling them to sell vocational or post-secondary education programs. They initiated more than five million outbound calls to consumers whose telephone number are listed on the National Do Not Call Registry.