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Justin Ramsey permanently banned from robocalling individuals, calling numbers on the Do Not Call Registry
The FTC has obtained a settlement order with Justin Ramsey, the ringleader of telemarketing operations that blasted illegal robocalls to consumers and called phone numbers listed on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. The order bans Ramsey and his company, Prime Marketing LLC from placing robocalls to individuals to sell goods or services, initiating sales calls to numbers listed on the DNC Registry, and selling data lists containing phone numbers listed on the Registry. This settlement resolves the Federal Trade Commission’s charges against Ramsey.
Ramsey and Prime Marketing also agreed to a $2.2 million civil penalty, which will be suspended upon payment of $65,000. The full judgment will become due if they are later found to have misrepresented their financial condition.
From 2014 through 2016, Ramsey continued his unlawful telemarketing through his new company, Prime Marketing. Just during April and May of 2016, Ramsey and Prime Marketing initiated at least 800,000 calls to numbers listed on the DNC Registry.
The Commission vote authorizing staff to file the proposed stipulated federal court order settling the charges against Ramsey and Prime Marketing LLC was 2-0. FTC staff filed the proposed order in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
NOTE: Stipulated court orders have the force of law when approved and signed by the District Court judge.