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MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND ITS DUTY
November 26, 2014
The Morton county sheriff’s office went beyond the legal requirements of the open record law by providing information in response to an inquiry.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-22

“LOWER INTEREST RATE” PRE-RECORDED MESSAGE SCAM-Cease & Desist Order issued against Florida scam operation
November 25, 2014
North Dakota consumers have seen a recent surge in the “lower interest rate” pre-recorded message scams, but Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has taken action today to put a stop to one scam artist. Steven Short, doing business as Epiphany Management Systems, LLC, of Seminole, Florida, has been banned from doing business in North Dakota.
For more information: Florida scam operation banned
Read the Cease & Desist Order

STENEHJEM BANS CONVICTED FELON FROM DOING BUSINESS IN THE STATE
November 25, 2014
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a cease and desist order banning Chad Peda and Somer Hilleboe, DBA CS Companies, Inc., of Horace, North Dakota, from conducting business in the state. Peda, who is a convicted felon, appears to have fled North Dakota.
For more information: Stenehjem Bans Convicted Felon
Read the Cease & Desist Order

TEXAS TELEMARKETER BANNED FROM DOING BUSINESS IN NORTH DAKOTA
November 24, 2014
Texas telemarketer France Carrasco, doing business as Hyper-Phonebank, The Political Group, Hyperphonebank.com, and Thepoliticalgroup.com, is banned from conducting business in North Dakota. In addition to contacting individuals whose telephone numbers were registered on the Do Not Call list, Carrasco used prerecorded messages in his telemarketing activities, which is illegal in North Dakota.
For more information: Texas telemarketer Carrasco banned in ND
Read the Cease & Desist

DELAY WAS INADVERTENT BUT STILL UNREASONABLE
November 21, 2014
The Mandan Police Department forwarded requested records to the city administrator in the mistaken belief that he was responding to all the requests the city had received from this requester. The requester did not receive the records for several days. Such a mistake, although inadvertent, was an unreasonable delay.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-21

INACCESSIBLE PUBLIC RECORDS
November 21, 2014
The state tax department provided all records accessible at the time of the request and agreed to turn over all remaining records as soon as it could access the personal electronic devices on which the records were stored. The department did not violate the open records laws.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-20

SBHE VIOLATED LAW WHEN IT ASKED THE PUBLIC TO LEAVE AN OPEN MEETING
November 21, 2014
The State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) violated the law when it asked the public to leave an open meeting so that only board members would be present for a consultation regarding the problems the SBHE was having and how to improve the performance of its duties.
Read the Opinion: 2014-O-19

ND RESIDENTS RECEIVING SCAM PHONE CALLS FROM THEIR OWN TELEPHONE NUMBER
November 19, 2014
North Dakota residents across the state have been receiving scam recorded messages that appear to come from their own telephone number, said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. “Seeing their own telephone number displayed has consumers worried that their phones may have been hacked. Instead, this is simply the latest effort by scam artists trying to trick people into answering the phone,” said Stenehjem.
For more information: Scam Phone Calls

 

 



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