VMS and Jay Gotra – Permanent Injunction and $3.4 Million Penalty

Here’s the wrapper on one of the main individuals and organization responsible for the TOM WITH HOME PROTECTION calls. Jay Gotra and VMS agreed to a FINAL ORDER which appears to have real teeth, revealing that at the high point VMS was buying 20,000 leads a month from the Stop Tom Dialers, with the call volume reaching two million (per year?).

Congratulations to Bikram Bandy and those with the FTC who pursued this case. Also to Jeff Rossen with NBC NEWS for the recent update, and best wishes to Diana Mey in her class action suit.

United States of America v. Versatile Marketing Solutions, Inc. and Jasjit Gotra Individually. (Case No. 1:14-cv-10612)


Stipulated Final Order for Permanent Injunction and Civil Penalty Judgment
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VMS ORDER 2014- SNIP Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Oh, and of course they changed their name to ALLIANCE SECURITY.

CHANGE -**NEWS ALERT**- NBC News will air a report this week about “Tom”!

A report on unlawful telemarketing and the inability of the FTC to stop these calls will air this (UPDATE:) Friday, April 27th at about 7:40 AM (CST I think) on NBC News’  TODAY show. A source close to the investigation tells me that Jeff Rossen, National Investigative Correspondent for NBC News TODAY will present the story of how these calls have continued unabated, even in the face of direct requests by consumers, sanctions by state regulators, and class action lawsuits by plaintiffs. A high profile dealer for Monitronics, who was recently awarded an “F” rating to replace their lost accreditation with the Better Business Bureau,  will be featured in the piece.

This report will likely be viewed by millions of Americans who just like us have been getting these calls with no ability to make them stop. Share this news with those you know, and ask them to participate by sharing details about their experience here on this web site. It’s very, very helpful to know the name of the dealer involved with the calls, as well as the numbers that can be directly linked to them. The state regulators responsible for policing Alarm Systems Companies, sale persons, and installers are becoming more aware of this conduct and have given me the indication that with supporting details they will take action. In my state of Texas, violations of the alarm statute can bring criminal penalties to include a Class A misdemeanor with up to 1 (one) year in jail and a $10,000 fine per violation.

Thanks for your help and together we really will STOP TOM!

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(Photo credit: NBC News)

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