Firms Agree to Fines for No-call Violations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas attorney general’s office says two companies have agreed to pay $10,000 each for violating the state’s no-call telemarketing law.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt identified the companies Tuesday as Prairie Life Fitness LLC, of Omaha, Neb., and Vandell Communications LLC, based in Illinois.

Schmidt’s office began investigating Prairie Life Fitness in early 2012 after an Overland Park resident complained of getting a solicitation by phone. The company acknowledged marketing its Kansas-based fitness centers to Kansas residents who had placed their numbers on the national do-not-call registry.

The attorney general says Vandell Communications telephoned Kansas residents on the no-call list offering prizes on behalf of a Nevada company selling travel-related services.

Schmidt says both companies agreed to pay the state $10,000 in penalties and fees for the violations.