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Trans Tech Banned From Doing Business In South Dakota

Trans Tech Banned From Doing Business In South Dakota

PIERRES.D. –    A South Dakota Circuit Court has enjoined Trans Tech Solutions from “dunning” South Dakota businesses.

“We are pleased with the court’s ruling, “said Attorney General Larry Long. “South Dakota businesses now have one less scam to worry about.”

Long sued the Tennessee- based Trans Tech in February 2004, after receiving complaints that Trans Tech was “dunning” South Dakota businesses. The term “dunning” refers to the sending of unwarranted and illegitimate collection notices. Trans Tech threatened South Dakota businesses with legal action if they failed to pay old shipping charges.

The court agreed with Long’s assertions that South Dakota businesses are not liable to Trans Tech for the old shipping charges. 

The court’s judgment bars Trans Tech and its principals, Elmer Twilley, Barbara Twilley and Melissa Bozeman from conducting business in South Dakota. Trans Tech has also been ordered to pay restitution to South Dakota businesses. “Unfortunately, it is unlikely that we will ever collect restitution for the small number of businesses that actually paid Trans Tech,” said Long. “They have few, if any, assets, and no assets in South Dakota.”

Any South Dakota business who paid money to Trans Tech should contact the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-300-1986. Moreover, businesses should report similar schemes to the Attorney General.

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TECH BANNED FROM DOING BUSINESS IN SOUTH DAKOTA

             

                                                                                     

PIERRES.D. –    A South Dakota Circuit Court has enjoined Trans Tech Solutions from “dunning” South Dakota businesses.

 

“We are pleased with the court’s ruling, “said Attorney General Larry Long. “South Dakota businesses now have one less scam to worry about.”

 

Long sued the Tennessee- based Trans Tech in February 2004, after receiving complaints that Trans Tech was “dunning” South Dakota businesses. The term “dunning” refers to the sending of unwarranted and illegitimate collection notices. Trans Tech threatened South Dakota businesses with legal action if they failed to pay old shipping charges.

 

The court agreed with Long’s assertions that South Dakota businesses are not liable to Trans Tech for the old shipping charges. 

 

The court’s judgment bars Trans Tech and its principals, Elmer Twilley, Barbara Twilley and Melissa Bozeman from conducting business in South Dakota. Trans Tech has also been ordered to pay restitution to South Dakota businesses. “Unfortunately, it is unlikely that we will ever collect restitution for the small number of businesses that actually paid Trans Tech,” said Long. “They have few, if any, assets, and no assets in South Dakota.”

 

Any South Dakota business who paid money to Trans Tech should contact the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-300-1986. Moreover, businesses should report similar schemes to the Attorney General.

 

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