This number called me twice within a couple of hours...on my cell phone. I didn't answer either time. I have been getting several calls lately from the auto warranty is expiring, so I do not answer anything not recognized anymore. I also add an entry into my cell phone as "Dont' Answer" with the number saved.
I think these rougue companies are WAR dialing. They pick an area code and prefix then just start dialing the last 4...0000, 0001, 0002, etc. It's the equivelant to spam emails. The rogue company uses statistics to sell using an automated caller. If you sell one "warranty" to every 10,000 calls...and the automated message calls 10 million calls a year with a profit of $100 per sale then you have 1000 sales per year with a profit of $100,000.
Educate all of your non-techy and non-savvy electronic users of cell phones and computers about this scam. And even the ones who may be rather savvy!
I have received calls from this scammer a few times but it has been under different #'s, usually an Oklahoma #, this time a CT #. I have never been able to actually answer it (until today) so it usually goes to my voicemail, where I get the cut-off message of "press 2 to be removed from the follow-up list, or press 1 to speak to a representative" (or something of that nature). This time I answered, pressed to speak to a Rep and a girl named Megan (sounded young) picked up... never stated the company name, just asked if I would be interested in renewing my vehicle's warranty. I said, "No, Megan, I'm not interested because I don't have a file with you guys, and in fact, I don't even own a vehicle." She cut me off before I could finish saying "vehicle" and told me she would add me to the do not call list and she even wished for me to have a good day. Next time they call, as I'm certain they don't have a "do not call" list (aside from the one I'm already on, you know, the official one)... I'm going to ask exactly what my "current" file with them claims I have, then go ahead and attempt renewing... just to see what happens. Promise to report back when/if it happens. :)
left no voice mail. I called back and a recording came up saying it's 'not a working number'. I did a reverse look up and this shows up:
26 Rockland Rd
Norwalk, CT 06854
Google lists the number as belonging to David Figueroa, 26 Rockland Road, Norwalk, Ct
Got a call from this number a few moments ago. Probably a faked ID using a Voice over IP phone or system. Probably even an offshore company so beyond FCC.
They call every week saying it's the "2nd and final call" for vehicle warranty. They always say they are from a state that is not the state of the originating area code. This time they say they are from California but it's a CT area code. When I complain they always say this is the first time they called. They say they are from a different state but the initial recording is always the same voice and text. This company is 100% fraud of course and they hack into the caller id system so the number on your phone is NOT the actual number of the caller.
Automated telemarketing message, called on my work phone. Received same message on my home phone earlier but with caller ID info blocked.
Google reports the owner of this number as:
David Figueroa (203) 899-0248 26 Rockland Rd, Norwalk, CT 06854
soulcutter Aug 26th, 2008
Automated recording hawking satellite TV. Received on cell phone.