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What did Florida consumers complain about the most in 2016?

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Violations of the state’s “Do Not Call” list were the most common complaint this year to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The department released its “Top 10 complaints” list on Thursday. It’s the state’s clearinghouse for consumer complaints, protection and information. In addition, the department said it recovered more than $2.9 million for Florida consumers. “We are dedicated to protecting Florida’s consumers, and I’m proud that we recovered nearly $3 million for Floridians this year,” Agriculture Commissioner Adam…

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1 million Floridians signed up for ‘Do Not Call’ list

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One million phone numbers now are on the state’s Do Not Call List, which restricts telemarketers and others from making sales calls to Floridians. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s office announced the news Tuesday. Of those, 928,000 were added since “Putnam worked with the Legislature in 2012 to remove the fee to join,” according to a press release. The list makes it “illegal for solicitors to call or text numbers on the state’s Do Not Call List, with penalties of up to $10,000…

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Largo-based A/C company calls even when you say not to

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A Largo Air Conditioning company seems to have a bit of a problem following the state’s rules governing “do-not-call” rules. Over the course of two years between, 2012 and 2014. Graham Heating & Air Conditioning has been fined $18,000 stemming from do-not-call violations in five different actions. According to a lawsuit filed by the Florida Department of Agriculture, the company, formally named Cool Air Solutions Inc., hasn’t taken the hint. Lawsuit documents filed by the state agency allege the company…

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