Texas Attorney General Files Suit Against Phone Record Provider

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed the state’s first lawsuit against a phone record data broker and his companies. The suit names John Strange of Denver, CO and his companies USA Skip Trace, AMS Research Services Inc. and Worldwide Investigations Inc.

From the article —

Abbott says he has reason to believe Strange uses one or more illegal pretexts for obtaining this information, such as posing as the person whose records are being requested or claiming to speak for that person as his or her representative.

The suit alleges USA Skiptrace has violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, which allows the state to seek civil penalties of $20,000 per violation.

The suit also seeks attorneys’ fees and investigative costs.

You can read the entire article in the Houston Business Journal @ Texas AG files suit over sale of private phone records.