$150,000 Fine Levied Against Orangutan Home Services for Illegal Telemarketing Calls

PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Orangutan Home Services, Inc. will pay $150,000 in civil fines for calling Arizonans on the “Do Not Call” Registry.

In a consent judgment reached with the Attorney General’s Office, Orangutan admitted to making thousands illegal telemarketing calls from April 2017 to October 2017. Orangutan Home Services is an HVAC installation and maintenance company that does business in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas.

“People have a reasonable right to privacy in their own homes and an expectation to not be continually hounded by illegal telemarketers,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “We will continue to enforce Arizona’s telemarketing laws, but we also need the federal government to step up and do their part. Companies need to know there will be consequences if they continue to harass Arizonans with illegal phone calls.

The $150,000 fine will be used to fund further enforcement efforts, including actions against illegal telemarketers.

Assistant Attorney General Bryce Clark of the Consumer Protection and Advocacy Section handled the case.

Consumers are encouraged to visit and sign up for the National Do Not Call Registry.

Copy of complaint.

Copy of consent judgment.

For more consumer protection tips visit the Arizona Attorney General’s Office website. If you believe you have been the victim of consumer fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6648, or outside the metro areas at (800) 352-8431. Bilingual consumer protection staff is available to assist. Consumers can also file complaints online by visiting Attorney General’s website.