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Jun 12, 2008 - 14;14 MST

Kept the person on the line until they were flustered and gave me to their supervisor. After some pressing, an officious young man came on the line and when asked about the company name, he said it was "Extended Auto Warranty" (obviously, a genius at work here based on the name) and when confronted about a number, he gave me 1-800-905-1012. I called them after about 30 minutes and got someone who answered as 'Corporate Office' - when I asked their location, he said 'Plantation Florida' - when I asked if it was on the peninsula, he said "No, it's in the south". (IGNORAMUS FLAG!) After more pressing, he gave me the web site of http://theautowarranty.com - on that site, the address is listed as 1868 North University Dr. Suite 304, Plantation, FL 33322 - BUT their address for feedback is 3430 Sunset Avenue, Ocean, NJ 07712.

Their domain is hosted by GoDaddy and was created on May 8, 2007 with an expiration of May 8, 2009 - Have you ever heard of a company that only buys domains for 2 years?

Checking the whois database, we get the registrant:

shapiro, michael
mshap1@aol.com
1868 n. university dr.
#304
plantation, Florida 33322
United States
954-423-3700

So.... there's the data from a little digging on the internet. Mr Shapiro, if you see this, realize that everyone your company calls knows who you are, where you are, and they have your phone number :)

Other information:
http://www.my3cents.com/showReview.cgi?id=36322
Earlier data:
PHONE NUMBER: 313-692-7192
ADDRESS: 6600 N.W 16TH ST
LOCATION: PLANTATION,FL
33313
jmp
 Oct 01st, 2008
These creeps called July 31st and I didn't get to my phone on time. I called back because I have family with that area code and I thought it was them calling me on my birthday to say happy birthday. Number was disconected when I called back. My friend told me she had a simular call from the same number and we both missed it. Since then I have been getting alot of calls from reported numbers.
Katylin
 Aug 09th, 2008
Didnt answer.
Zwalley
 Aug 05th, 2008
I am sick of the low lifes calling multiple times. I don't know how the hell them got my phone numbers.

These are the scum bags that are running this telemarketing scam! Call and email them and harass them back. They are obviouslly low life, scum of the earth who don't care them we don't want their annoying phone calls.


http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/csr/754712554.html
hapatalano@yahoo.com
heatherp@c1fmarketing.com
714-415-7550
RRRR
 Aug 01st, 2008
called on my cell phone about satellite tv offer....has called previously about the car warrenty thing too.....i got his number by checking the history of the voice mail that was left....the number never shows up on the call log and i've never answered it when the call actually comes in......i've only heard the voicemail that's left....how can this be stopped?...i don't want someone i don't know and don't want to call me using up my minutes!
Terri
 Aug 01st, 2008
I have received numerous calls from this number, with automated messages about my car warranty expiring.
x
 Aug 01st, 2008
I have an intersting theory...

I have never received one of these calls before, until today!!! And guess what!!! As is the case with others, I had my first experience with AT&T. Let me point out that I am a Tmobile customer, not with AT&T.

Here's what happened:

I was at Starbucks trying to access my Tmobile HotSpot when, lo and behold, an AT&T login screen appeared. I called Tmobile and they informed me that I should still be able to use the HotSpot despite it being an AT&T WiFi now. Some kind of contractual agreement between Tmobile and AT&T, which is part of AT&T taking over the Starbucks locations.

Tmobile advised me to use the login I've always used, it will work the same. Now if you've used Tmobile, you'll know that your login ID is your cell phone number. So, I did what I was told, tried logging into the AT&T Wifi with my cell number/password combination but was informed I had supplied an invalid login. I never got online, BUT, I have now started getting these solicitation calls!

Could be it's AT&T itself, in partnership with these Spam callers. They used to do this back in the late 80's - early 90's with landlines. These Spam callers spend a lot of money making these calls, so there is incentive for AT&T to get into bed with them. What irks me most is that I feel like they could be using these HotSpot and Wifi locations to gather numbers of people not on their service. Which is what they'd have to do once they've betrayed all of their own subscribers.

Just a theory...
leave_me_alone
 Aug 01st, 2008
Called my cell phone said my car warrenty was about to expirer?
I hung up my cell.

I have seen other posts that it is dish network? or telemarketer? or a warrenty on car call?

So which is it, and I had my cell for years now and only call home with it, never delt with any above party, nor gave out the number but to my wife.

If someone posts who it actually is, I would like to send them a bill for my minutes and the air time they chew up which I never even had a warrenty on a car to expirer in the first place!

I want my minutes refunded.
mike
 Aug 01st, 2008
Recieved this call on my cell phone today, knew it was a PA number and I am in Florida....did not answer. Then I googled the number, and found this site. What is our government doing about it? Do we have any recourse at all?
Amy
 Aug 01st, 2008
Called on my cellphone (grrr). It's a recording saying that your car warranty is about to expire and you should renew it and this is your second and final chance.
Bill
 Aug 01st, 2008
I am getting calls from (918) 468-2338, but mine are prerecorded messages from the car warranty people. They have the same voice and same message; they use the following phone numbers: (918) 468-2338, 702-520-1478, 304-324-8040, 215-542-4930, 612-307-5885, 702-520-1465 and 217-341-3591. They call work, home and cell numbers. They are not just targeting me, they are also calling family, co-workers, etc. I believe these people are using some sort of autodialer and are cloning these phone numbers. When they call my cell, I answer and then hang up. This way it appears to be a dropped call and does not count towards my minutes. Also they are unable to leave a voicemail on my phone any more.
Mel Zuni Girl
 Aug 01st, 2008
i won 12000 and free instalation of smth..yeh, right.. block this spam
v
 Aug 01st, 2008
next time they call, wait for them to get on the line and then you can tell them your "so and so" with the "United States cell phone fraud division...this call is being recorded and traced.
they will probably hang up and never call again.
stephanie
 Aug 01st, 2008
I tried to call it back and it says the number is no longer in service or has been disconnected. Bogus -I agree!
kris
 Aug 01st, 2008
A reverse lookup shows this belonging to Mark Winebrand in North Wales, PA. When I tried to call the number back, got a message, "Your call cannot be completed as dialed, please check the number and dial again, 0992." These people have my work, home and cell number. They are wasting my daytime minutes and causing lost time at work. I don't know where they obtained their call list from because I only list my work and cell number on critical accounts. I don't frivolously sign up for things on the internet using my work and cell number. I did wait through the prompts until I got a live person on July 8, 2008, the person's name was Debbie; she said that she was calling from National Auto Warranty. I told her that she had called my work number and unless she was willing to pay me for this phone call then she shouldn't call here anymore. She promised to add my name to their Do Not Call list; however, July 31, 2008, I got another call at work. This time I pressed the key that I was prompted to press to have my name added to the Do Not Call List, I didn't talk to a live person. I'm getting f*^#&!% tired of it. What can we do to stop this? I'm going to ask our local investigative reporters to check it out.
Angry
 Aug 01st, 2008
Got this call 5 min ago...didn't answer I kwe it was a scam
DPR
 Aug 01st, 2008
Ditto
la
 Aug 01st, 2008
Auto warranty- held on the phone 5 minutes before a live body answered. Told them I'd like to get a warranty for a 1975 truck. They said they would put me on a DNC list in 24-72 hours. Asked them for a warranty on the 1975 truck again. They said it was too old. Asked them why. After 40 seconds or so they got mad and hung up.
Thomas
 Aug 01st, 2008
These people have called me several times today, on my house and cell phone. Has anyone figured out how to make them stop?????
MW
 Aug 01st, 2008
They just called for the second time this week to my cell phone in FL
Carol
 Jul 31st, 2008
The address, name, and number have NOTHING to do with the call. These as*holes just spoof Caller IDs.
Annoyed
 Jul 31st, 2008
This is the Third call. I have been on their Do Not Call list....
Ian
 Jul 31st, 2008
These f-ers started calling right after I purchased a car from CarMax. Its a great car and a good company, except if they sold my name, number, purchase details....
how to make them stop?
Jim
 Jul 31st, 2008
They tend to hang up on me when I point out that their CNID is invalid, in violation of FTC regs. *Theoretically* they have manually added me to their DNC, but we'll see. I've started calling Sprint/Nextel's abuse bureau, since, in violation of another FTC rule, they're calling my cellphone.

If I get another one, I'm buying. And *then* I'll be calling many Attorney's General.
Baylink
 Jul 31st, 2008
Two spam calls today.
Id by google to
215-542-4930 WINEBRAND MARK 700 Lower State Rd, North Wales, PA 19454
Pressed 3 to remove

Called via land line, Received Wrong number called by Telco.
* Called Verizon wireless Recommended to add to https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx
Bobby
 Jul 31st, 2008
not sure what it was missed the call but this site is iteresting
siri
 Jul 31st, 2008
Automated msg asking to renew car warranty.
A
 Jul 31st, 2008
This phone belongs to my 8 year old son, and the only calls that he uses this phone for is to call his grandmother in New York, nothing else. I actually answered his phone one day when they were talking about car warranty and got to speak to a live person...when I told them that my legally blind 8 year old boy didn't need a car warranty they hung up. It's just annoying because he gets all excited when his phone rings that it's going to be his grandmother on the other line!
Annoyed mom
 Jul 31st, 2008
FHA SPECIAL LOANS
BILL
 Jul 31st, 2008
Got a call on my cell phone. So I could not get the company name or caller ID (words). It was an automated message about auto warranty.
Sam
 Jul 31st, 2008
A pre-recorded message told me I was eligible for a free satellite tv system. It said press 1 to learn more, or 3 to be removed. I pressed 3, hope that doesn't mark me as a live number. They called my cell phone, and I thought it was illegal for telemarketers to call cell #'s so it doesn't seem very legit.
Matt
 Jul 31st, 2008
I have gotten this call everday this wk never anyone there or they hang up on the machine. wish this would stop they call when the baby is napping and wake him.
ila
 Jul 31st, 2008
When your phone rings & displays this number, just ignore and hang up. This is a scheme atist. It rang 7 times on my phone already. Don't pay any attention. I'm just about to report it to the necessary agencies to take an appropriate measure againt.
Alan
 Jul 31st, 2008
I think the middle east is high jacking phone numbers and cold calling (scam)
I had some india sounding person call yesterday saying that i got a Payday loan (NOT) and now they are going to take me to court if i dont pay now....
I hate these over sea scams and our goverment just lets it happen
jim
 Jul 31st, 2008
Didnt answer. Calls every day.
J
 Jul 31st, 2008
I hate these calls, I even get them at my job, and when I ask them to stop calling they laugh and hang up.. and then.. keep calling.. wish they would catch them all!
tink
 Jul 31st, 2008
Was not home when it called, but it looks like the car warranty scam continues. Judging from the previous reports, the scammers were very busy with their crap today! Just so folks know, it seems that whoever is running the telemarketing hardware is now using valid numbers of innocent people that have nothing to do with this scam crap! From the calls I have received in as many days, they have used numbers from Florida, Alabama, and now Pennsylvania. Be aware yours might be next! I guess the FCC needs lots of complaints before they will ever do something to fix this problem... If we as subscribers could really use the CALL TRACE feature, that could help ID these dildoes and take their PRI away!
LA HABRA 90631
 Jul 31st, 2008
Jeez...same old bad bad callers offering warranty
S
 Jul 31st, 2008
Ditto on what Amy said. They have been calling me for months trying to tell me that the stock warranty on my (30 year old) jeep is expired. When asked to never call me again they hung up.
Sean
 Jul 31st, 2008
A reverse lookup shows this as belonging to a Maria Winebrand in Philadelphia. When I try to call back, I get a message stating that call cannot be completed as dialed. This number is trying to sell bogus auto warranty extensions.
Amy
 Jul 30th, 2008

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