We file complaints against Versadebt and VP Marketing every time I receive a call. If everyone that received a call from these low-life scumbags does the same, then the combined action of thousands of us can stop these crooks from scamming innocent people out of money. You may also try to write your congress person.
Additional information: This is what can happen if everyone were to complain!
See the following press releases to see how effective your complaints can be:
Go get 'em people! And remember, don't take any crap from them!
Also, the time you take from them means them have less time to steal from someone who is unknowledgeable about their scams. They get paid to rip people off. Take away their time, and they make no money! I have kept them on the phone for up to 20 minutes! I realize that many of you do not have the time. But do you appreciate being taken advantage of?
Ever hear of Scambaiting? That is what you are doing!!! There are many entertaining web sites on this topic. For example, see:
2) YOU MUST REPORT THEM TO THE AUTHORITIES:
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION!
Here is the link to file a complaint: http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION:
YOU MUST ALSO FILE A REPORT WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF YOUR STATE. See the last link below to see how effective this can be.
Here are some details from RipOff Report:
You can learn much more about these douchebags by performing a web search for "versadebt," and "vp marketing," or "heather from account services."
NOW, WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THIS? You have two solutions:
1) Speak to one of their customer service representatives. Pretend to be interested in either lowering your credit card interest rate or a car warranty. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY REAL INFORMATION. Give them a fake credit card number, a fake name, and a fake SS#. Tell them you own a Ferrari, or a 1937 Dodge (however, if you really own one of those two, tell them you own a Buick). Give a made up VIN number. If they ask for your name and phone number, give them the info for the person you hate the most.
Your goal is simple. Keep them on the phone for as long as possible. Be friendly. Your goal is twofold. You want to learn as much as possible about them. They will refuse to give you a website, phone number, or even a real company name. They will attempt to give you a generic name such as "Account Services," "Financial Services," or "Warranty Services." This is done for a reason, to throw you and the government off their tracks. Do not accept this. Keep pressing for info. You will need this (see below).
EVEN BETTER IS IF YOU CAN RECORD THE CALL.
Here are some links to prove my research:
Job listings for VP Marketing:
Notice the job listings for "Appointment Setter," "Qualification Representative," "Auto Warranty Specialist," and "Financial Representatives." Those are the idiots you get on the phone when you press "1" to speak to a representative after receiving their ILLEGAL recorded phone calls. Also, you can see many other job listings with similar titles.
Interestingly, if you view these help wanted ads, you will notice that their address and phone number are different from what is listed with the Georgia Department of State. They now list 678-741-3188
as the phone number of Human Resources. IT IS PERFECTLY LEGAL TO CALL THEM AS THEY LISTED THEIR NUMBER IN A PUBLIC FORUM. Call them to find out more information about this company. You will need this in your complaints to the FCC, FTC, and your state Attorney General.
You can call them to see if they offer Car Warranties or tell them you are interested in a lower interest rate. It is quite humorous to listen to their answers!
Here are the details of these douchebags:
Car Warranty Scam:
VP Marketing LLC
4501 Circle 75 Parkway
Atlanta GA 30339
They also show a new address in their help wanted ads: (see link below)
1820 Water Place Pkwy
Atlanta GA 30339
Credit Card Scam:
4501 Circle 75 Parkway
Atlanta GA 30339
Both companies are listed with the Georgia Department of State. Here is how you can lookup their information:
You will find that the "Registered Agent" for VP Marketing is Kelly Lonas, 224 Ripple Creek Drive, Marietta GA 30060. The listed "Member/Manager" is James A. Schoenholz at the 4501 Circle 75 Parkway address.
Versadebt's Registered Agent is the same James A. Schoenholz at the 4501 Circle 75 Parkway address. There is one additional name listed for Versadebt. The listed CEO, CFO, and Secretary is named Marvin Cox, Jr. at the same address.
Remember, Marvin Cox is the owner of Versadebt. His number is listed above.
The company making this call with an auto dialer is a known scam outfit. They spoofed phone numbers of victims all the time. Sometimes, they spoof non-working phone numbers. The phone number 801-955-5568 is just another victim of these scumbags. I've done a lot of research of this company. Actually, there are several affiliated companies, owned by the same people that try to scam innocent victims. One scam is about auto warranties. The other is about credit card debt relief. Their MO is the same. The use an auto dialer, and call thousands of RANDOM numbers. They have no regard to the do not call lists. Your demands or complaints to be removed are worthless. They will continue to call you.
They will not remove you from their call lists. Why? BECAUSE THEY DO NOT MAINTAIN ANY. THEY ARE CROOKS. THEY HAVE NO REGARD TO THE MANY LAWS THEY BREAK.
If they call about a car warranty, the message says something as "This is the second notice on your extended vehicle warranty. Press one now to speak to a representative..." The message about credit debt mentions "This is Account Services. We are calling to lower your credit card debt. Press one now to speak to a representative..."
I tried calling the number and I got, "This number is no longer in service or is disconnected".
If you wait til the end of the message you can hit 1 to be connected to someone and ask them to take you off the call list. It is one of those annoying messages about renewing your nonexistant automobile warranty.
called my cell. left no message. I called # with land and got an out of service message
Hello...don't know anybody in Utah now that Warren Jeffs is in custody! No warranty's to renew either! Ignore this nonsense!
google or whitepages.com the number, you get hhis address, then go to google maps, put in the address and you can "street view" to check out his ratty old house, too cheep to water the yard. maybe someone he has called lives near by and can go put a stop to this for all of us. please.
Get off your ass, fix yur roof, paint the concrete block fence, and finish cutting down that nasty looking tree trunk beween the side walk and the side street. If you have enough to keep you busy, maybe, just maybe, you will quit bothering people with these inane, stupid auto warranty scams and get a real job. My KIA has about 9 years left at the current rate of driving, and my 88GMC is about 500 miles short of 200k. I think that one expired before I bought it, 10 years ago.
I just got the call and did not pick up
I didnt pick up the call. They left no voicemail.
2nd call I recd on this and I have not answered either calls. I have a new car with a factory warranty and I know it's good because I just bought it. STOP CALLING MY CELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They called twice this week looking for a warranty on a vehicle
I keep getting calls from this # on my cell, I call the # back and it not a working #
Did not answer but called the number back and the number is not in service, scam.
I IMMEDIATELY called the number back which turned out to be a disconnected number. How does a person call from a disconnected number?!? Is it a calling card or are they being routed from somewhere? My advice to anyone who receives this crap is to pretend to be interested, get connected to the supervisor for "confirmation" of your interest in the offer. When the boss gets on, tell him/her that you are recording the call from your end and are formally asking to be removed from their list. I don't know what else to do and am open to suggestions. (Sorry this was so long.)
...I started to tell them that I've already gone through this, that I've declined the offer that my name was supposed to be off their list and that I wanted to speak with her supervisor. Before I got a third of that out she rudely cut me off began yelling over me and hung up on me...
..HELLO?!? No offense folks, but only a fool gives this info out over the phone to unknown parties. I told him I do not conduct business that way nor should anyone else with half a brain without first establishing a company's trustworthiness and legitimacy. I told him to take my name off the list. Fast forward to Aug. 27 2008, I receive that same postcard again. And, SURPRISE!, Aug. 28, I receive a call from them again...
But if it smells like a fish and looks like a fish, it is nothing but a stinky fish. I told the supervisor that if he could send me some info that I could look over and check out, I'd consider it. He said that was impossible because the "offer expires today" and that if I wanted to "take advantage" of this offer, he would need some credit card or checking info...
Last month in July, I received a couple "post cards" in the mail offring this warranty crap. I just discarded them as junk mail. Shortly after, I received a call from them offering the same coverage. I politely listened to their pitch as 1.) I worked for a telemarkting company years ago before it was as stigmatized as it is these days 2.) Its a tough job with (understandably) rude "customers" on the other end and 3.) If the offer was actually legitimate, it sounds like a good deal...
DON'T ANSWER ! ! ! THIS IS A SCAM. An automated message was left stating that this was my final call to re-activate vehicle warranty coverage. I have no vehicle warranty coverate to re-activate. WHAT A JOKE. GLAD I DIDN'T ANSWER. Don't know where they got my cell number, unless maybe just calling randomly.
dont know how they getting my cell phone number! but it a scammer
called on 8-27-2008 and left no message at 13:07 PST
big willie Aug 27th, 2008
This a town home community - Please remove from list!
Portrait Homes Aug 27th, 2008
auto warranty company called - left voicemail - says press 2 to remove from calling list but it does not work.
Peter Samuels Aug 27th, 2008
Our car is 12 years old - no warranty.
Message left on my daughter's phone???
We do not have any outside warranty products on our vehicles.