The recorded messages are illegal in North Carolina, but that did not stop one company from using that approach to call the main agency enforcing the law -- the state Attorney General's Office.
Barbara Fillion, an administrative assistant in the division of consumer protection, got the message last month.
"I guess they use computer-generated lists and they're fairly indiscriminate, but it is kind of ironic," she said. "Well, they messed up this time. They picked on the wrong people I think."
Thursday, Attorney General Roy Cooper filed a complaint asking for an order to stop the company, fax.com, from calling anyone else with the recording.
The company faces a $100 fine for each call.