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NJ Septic Company That Made 45 Million Robocalls Fined, Ordered to Dissolve

Jul 19, 2021 NBC News

A New Jersey-based company that sold septic tank cleaning products was ordered to dissolve and pay $1.66 million in fines after the government sued its owners for making millions of illegal robocalls.

Environment Safety International (ESI), addressed to Fairview in Bergen County, made more than 45 million illegal robocalls over a 15-month period between January 2018 and March 2019, the Federal Trade Commission claims. The agency says more than two-thirds of those telemarketing calls were made to numbers listed on the FTC’s National Do-Not-Call Registry.

Brothers Joseph and Sean Carney, who co-own and operate ESI, worked alongside their younger brother, Raymond Carney, to conduct their alleged telemarketing scheme dating back more than a decade. In the lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice, Raymond Carney allegedly formed Carbro in 2009 with the purpose of contacting potential customers to sell ESI’s cleaning products — ESI was their only client, the complaint says…