State Probes Complaints

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A year ago this summer, the state Public Service Commission created a no-call list for residents who do not want to be contacted by telemarketers.

Telemarketers, including debt collection firms, who call anyone registered on the no-call list can face up to $10,000 in fines.

If you are on the no-call list and still being bothered by telemarketers, the commission has advice for you.

Record the time and date when the call happens. Make a note if your Caller ID is blocked, because that is a violation of Mississippi telemarketing law.

Stay on the line with a telemarketer long enough to get his or her phone number. This information makes it easier for the commission to track down violators even if they are calling you from another state.