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Scooter Company To Pay $100,000 for Violations

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 25, 2011

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleges a manufacturer of electric scooters marketed to consumers registered on the national Do Not Call Registry. Electric Mobility Corporation (EMC) manufactures Rascal Scooters, aimed at helping those with mobility issues, and used sweepstakes entry forms to contact the consumers. The FTC charges that EMC made more than three million illegal sales calls since 2003, violating the FTC Act and Do Not Call provisions of the Telemarketing Sales Rule. EMC owner Michael Flowers will pay $100,000 to settle the charges. EMC was ordered to pay $2 million but cannot afford to do so, the FTC reports. The settlement seeks court approval now.
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