FTC Case Against Deceptive Robocallers Leads to Record $30 Million in Civil Penalties

Cash Grant Institute Called Consumers on the Do Not Call Registry, Promised Cash Grants That Didn’t Exist

In response to charges by the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge has ordered the defendants, Paul Navestad, also known as Paul Richard, and Chintana Maspakorn, also known as Christina Maspakorn, both doing business as, among others, The Cash Grant Institute, Global Ad Agency, Global Advertising Agency, Domain Leasing Company, and/or Cash Grant Search, who are behind a deceptive robocall scheme, to pay a total of $30 million in civil penalties and give up more than $1.1 million in ill-gotten gains for violations of the FTC Act and the Telemarketing Sales Rule.

MPS’ client, the Vehicle Protection Association, has led the assault via self regulation in this area virtually eliminating all illegal robodialing in the vehicle service contract industry.

Click here to read the entire FTC’s press release.

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