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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Jasjit Gotra, individually and as an officer or owner of Alliance Security, Inc., formerly known as Versatile Marketing Solutions, Inc., VMS Alarms, VMS, Alliance Security, Alliance Home Protection, and AH Protection; Alliance Security Inc., a Massachusetts corporation formerly known as Versatile Marketing Solutions, Inc., VMS Alarms, VMS Alliance Security, and Alliance Home Protection; Jessica Merrick, also known as Jessica Bright also known as Jessica Dudlicek, individually and as an officer of Defend America LLC; Defend America LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company; Kevin Klink, individually and as an officer or owner of Power Marketing Promotions LLC, and Power Marketing Promotions LLC, A North Carolina Limited Liability Company, also doing business as J Tele Alarms, Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
Docket Number
Enforcement Type
Federal Injunctions
Federal Court
District of Massachusetts

Case Summary

In March 2018, the FTC filed a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction alleging that Alliance Security Inc., a home security installation company, and its founder, directly and through its authorized telemarketers, called millions of consumers whose numbers are on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. At the same time, two of Alliance’s authorized telemarketers and their principals agreed to settle charges that they made illegal calls on Alliance’s behalf. In August 2019, the court issued two orders against the remaining defendants in the case. The first permanently bars Alliance from telemarketing and obtaining or using consumer credit reports without written authorization. The second, a preliminary injunction, imposes the same ban on the company’s CEO and founder Jasjit “Jay” Gotra. In May 2020, the FTC announced that Gotra had settled the case against him under a court order barring him from nearly all outbound telemarketing.