Attorney General Chris Koster said his office has signed an agreement with a New York company that called Missourians on the state No-Call list soliciting home-improvement contracting.


Attorney General Chris Koster said his office has signed an agreement with a New York company that called Missourians on the state No-Call list soliciting home-improvement contracting.

Koster said William C. Bergmann, a Missouri resident, and his New York company, C. Michael Exteriors, Inc., have signed an assurance of voluntary compliance (AVC) and paid the state $10,000. The AVC was filed in Jackson County Circuit Court.

Koster said that in addition to paying the state $10,000, the defendants are prohibited from making any telemarketing calls to Missourians on the No-Call list. In addition, they must obey Missouri’s No-Call laws as set out in Missouri statutes. He said the settlement also includes the stipulation that the defendants will pay $5,000 per violation for any future violations of Missouri’s consumer protection laws. 

Koster reminds Missourians they can sign up for the Do-Not-Call hotline on his website at www.ago.mo.gov or by calling 1-866-buzzoff (1-866-289-9633). He encourages consumers who receive harassing solicitation calls to file a complaint at 1-866-662-2551.