CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - National investment firm Edward Jones has agreed to pay New Hampshire $750,000 to settle complaints it violated telephone solicitation rules by calling residents on the National Do Not Call Registry.
The New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation announced the settlement Wednesday. The bureau said the settlement includes payment of its costs and a contribution to the New Hampshire Investor Education Fund.
The bureau said Edward Jones, which has 58 branch offices in the state, failed to train its agents about telephone solicitation rules and failed to properly supervise them. Edward Jones agreed to stop the calls and to modify its procedures as part of the settlement agreement.
The investigation covered the time from Jan. 1, 2010, to the present.
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