After an 18 month investigation, an Idaho Attorney General has entered into a settlement designed to put a stop to one company’s questionable telemarketing practices targeting new truck drivers.
Investigation: Telemarketers Tricked Truckers Into Believing They Were DOT
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden found “several problematic business practices” during an investigation into Unified Compliance Services and its parent company BLAK Inc. Wasden’s investigation also focused on a few other telemarketing companies that were targeting truck drivers.
According to Wasden, truck drivers were contacted by telemarketers from Unified Compliance Services who falsely claimed to be associated with the U.S. DOT, leading the drivers to believe that their services were required by federal law when they weren’t. They also reportedly refused to issue refunds when drivers tried to cancel their services.
Unified Compliance Services focused on truckers who had recently registered with the DOT, according to the findings of the investigation.
Attorney General Orders Company To Pay Out Refunds
Wasden has ordered Unified Compliance Services to pay restitution to truck drivers that they harmed. In addition, Wasden ordered them to train their telemarketers on their legal responsibilities. They may no longer say that they are affiliated with the government or that their services are legally required.
If you would like to cancel your services and receive a refund, you must email [email protected] directly. The deadline for refunds is August 6, 2016.