Bismarck, N.D. - A Cease and Desist order has been issued against Jason Rhoden of Santa Ana, California for violations of the consumer fraud and telephone solicitation laws.
According to the Attorney General's office, Rhoden was doing business as Vehicle Protection Department, LLC.
The AG's office initiated an investigation into the business after a consumer complained that she received a telephone solicitation even though her number is on the Do Not Call list. The consume said Rhoden's company offered to sell her an extended warranty for a vehicle she does not own.
The consumer then said when she questioned the caller, he responded with a threat, tell her he knew where she lived.
According to the AG, Rhoden ignored all efforts by investigators to contact him over several weeks. He also did not respond to an investigative demand for information about solicitation calls his company made to ND residents.
Rhoden also operates a website selling 'supposed' extended warranties -- vehicleprotectiondepartment.net
Rhoden has been banned making any further solicitations in North Dakota, including selling extended vehicle warranties to North Dakota residents through his website.