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TCD - Marketing Enforcement Actions Detailed Information

10-29-2003 $1,200,000 Consent Decree with NOS Communications, Inc., Affinity Network Incorporated and NOSVA Limited Partnership   regarding telemarketing campaign
04-07-2003 Hearing   ordered to determine whether to revoke the common carrier operating authority of affiliated long distance companies NOS Communications, Inc., Affinity Network Incorporated, and NOSVA Limited Partnership for apparently engaging in deceptive and misleading marketing practices
12-26-2002 $1,000,000 Consent Decree   with NOS Communications, Inc. and Affinity Network Incorporated for unfair and deceptive marketing practices
04-02-2001 $1,000,000 in total fines proposed in Notice of Apparent Liability against NOS Communications, Inc. (NOS) and Affinity Network Incorporated (ANI)   for apparent unfair and deceptive marketing practices
12-07-2000 Order On Reconsideration of 7/17/00 Order imposing a forfeiture against Business Discount Plan, Inc.   (denied in part, granted in part). Forfeiture adjusted to $1,800,000.
07-17-2000 $2,400,000 forfeiture assessed against Business Discount Plan, Inc.   for slamming violations and telemarketing abuse
03-01-2000 FCC/FTC Policy Statement   on Deceptive Advertising of Long Distance Telephone Services
03-01-2000 $100,000 Consent Decree with MCI WORLDCOM   for marketing and advertising practices
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