Thanks for the lead, RD. It lead me to the culprits. As far as being out and out crooks go, there may be some free-lancers using their already questionable setup, but the business is acutally legit.
Here's the story.
The calls are from a call center at 162 Closter Dock Road #4, Closter, NJ, 07624-1920. Their direct phone is 201-768-4550
. Fax numbers are 201-768-4567
They are registered as NJ Domestic Profit Corp. #010-025-6895
, Specialty Advertising, Marketing & Direct Mail. Their space is rented to them by Ambassador Food Services Corp.
Their main product is "Magnetic Marketing" publications. They publish material from a supposed marketing guru, one Dan Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy is in no way associated with the business.
The actual business is run by one Michael Kimble of Group M Marketing in Austin, TX. His contact info is:
Group M Marketing
9433 Bee Cave Rd. #2-110
Austin, Texas 78733
Fax -- 512-263-9898
(I have not confirmed these numbers)
The actual calls are coordinated by a Jennifer Dalton, same address, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
They have taken pains to hide their connection with Distinct Advantage and their telemarketing. Their "legitimate" storefront is at http://www.kimble-kennedy.com.
They have been the subject of one legal action, to explicitly add a disclaimer to their products that Dan Kennedy is in no way associated with their business.
Bottom line, they exist to market krap to those that market krap. Guess they're branching out.