Verizon Wireless said it filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J. against several Miami-based companies and individuals for leaving pre-recorded messages in Spanish through an unwanted and illegal telemarketing campaign. The defendants: Mega Travel Inc., Mega Travel, All Star Market Corp., Chile Insider Corp. are Miami-based agencies conducting travel-related telemarketing
Verizon alleges the calls are originated from the companies’ South Florida offices, though the Caller ID makes suggests the calls are being made from an 859 area code in Kentucky. The mobile phone carrier says almost 900,000 calls were made to Verizon Wireless accounts since April 2007. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.