The Federal Trade Commission settled a complaint against a Massachusetts-based home security company that illegally called millions of consumers on the FTCs National Do Not Call Registry to pitch home security systems.
Versatile Marketing Solutions, under the guidance of its owner, Jasjit Gotra, called millions of consumers whose names and phone numbers VMS bought from lead generators. The lead generators falsely claimed that those consumers had given VMS permission to contact them about the installation of a free home security system. The FTC, in its complaint, alleges that defendants' tactics violated the FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule. The U.S. Department of Justice assisted in the investigation.