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Calls from 562-228-7160 about vehicle warranty

:: Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 @ 6:54:27 pm

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I keep getting calls from 562-228-7160 to my mobile phone telling my my vehicle warranty has expired. I stayed on the line to talk to an operator, and he hung up on me when I told him I wanted to be taken off their list. If you call back, the number goes nowhere. A Google search for the number shows that others have had the same issue from the same number.

Anyone have more information? I’ve filed a complaint with the FCC, which I hope will have some effect (and you should, too, if they have called you). Those bastards.

UPDATE: Drew has a great plan. Let’s flood their toll-free number with calls and run up their bill:

Now here’s where we get them back. Lets run up their phone bills. 888 numbers are free for us–not for them. Let’s make this the Million Man Message!!! Everyone – call this number: 888-858-8448. Don’t just call it once, call it 10 times. Call it 10 times for each call you get from them. They’ll get the picture.

The company answers as “Great Atlantic Warranty.” Be sure to dial *67 before your call to block outgoing Caller ID! Maybe use a fax machine on auto-retry…

UPDATE, 2 Feb 2009: I’m getting a similar call from 501-977-0960 (5019770960). This is infuriating.

| Oakland, CA | link | trackback | Mar 4, 2008 18:54:27
  • tanthalas

    Don’t think I’ve gotten that one before. I usually get the Mexican telemarketers on my cell phone. :\

  • Ted Nghiem

    Odd…. I got that same call to my cellphone as well.

  • Josh K

    This one isn’t me, I swear! In any case, one good trick to lessen the annoyance of this kind of thing is to set a special ring (silent) for that number.

  • http://www.thinkoholic.com markus

    BTW, eric: i think you should check your vehicle warranty. it might have expired or something :-p

  • Drew

    I’ve been getting these same calls. I say we rise up and strike back!!! My latest conversation involved me talking with a nice girl name “Terry”. Apparently Terry is a new hire, and not very good at giving the run-around yet. Since I’ve had a few practice runs with these people, I tried a new tactic…kindness. I asked for a number at which they can be reached. I was given a customer service number. An 888 number. Now here’s where we get them back. Lets run up their phone bills. 888 numbers are free for us…not for them. Let’s make this the Million Man Message!!! Everyone – call this number: 888-858-8448. Don’t just call it once, call it 10 times. Call it 10 times for each call you get from them. They’ll get the picture. Either that or they’ll go out of business from high phone bills. Just call it then pretend you don’t speak English. Ask if their refrigerator is running, or if they have “Prince Albert” in a can. The longer you keep them on the phone, the higher THEIR bill. Let’s put these jerks out of business!!!!

  • Tavo

    i agree with Drew… lets put these annoying bastards out of business!

  • http://echeng.com echeng

    Ready, set… GO!

  • Rick

    GOGOGO, im tired of getting 3 calls a day from these fools, anyone know a program that repeatedly calls people? I’d run it on theie number for a year straight if I could!

  • Remy

    Guys, you’re not gonna run them out of business by spamming them.

    Be smart, fill out this form : https://esupport.fcc.gov/form1088/

    If we get enough people to fill this out, the calls will stop… What they’re doing is illegal. And the FCC will stop them.

  • http://echeng.com echeng

    Thanks, Remy. First thing I did was file a complaint with the FCC, and I hope everyone else will, too.

  • Remy

    Errr… use this page instead : http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html

  • http://echeng.com/journal/2008/03/04/calls-from-562-228-7160-about-vehicle-warranty/ steve

    Let’s stop these calls. way too many…

  • Weiguo

    as an aside — I don’t believe that *67 works on toll-free numbers. *67 prevents Caller ID from seeing your number, but 800- (etc.) numbers use something called Automatic Number Identification and *67 doesn’t affect that. I learned the hard way once; it was 10 years ago so maybe things have changed, but I doubt it.

    not that I think calling them openly is a bad idea.

  • oldman

    legitimate company my ass! I’ve been getting these calls on all my phones for months, they won’t take me off their lists and call my cell during the day costing me minutes! They are abusive, they try to scam people out of their money, and THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED. I like this idea of flooding them with a bunch of toll-free calls at their expense, lets do this!!! 1. Their number is 888-898-8778, which they will change once this campaign starts taking effect… SO lets post any new numbers they might have, also if they call again….see if you can get their toll-free number and post it 2. ‘Skype OUT’ lets you call toll-free number all day long for no charge. So call them, mute them (or fuck with them), wait till they hang up, and repeat. Its fun. 3. I like scripting, here is an applescript that calls them, waits till they hang up, then calls them again. Put it on a bunch of macs, let it run, its fun:

    repeat tell application “Skype” send command “CALL +18888988778″ script name “My Other Script” end tell end repeat

    does anyone know an easy way to script skype on a PC?

  • Melissa

    Just stumbled across this in my quest to try to get great atlantic warranty shut down. They screwed my mom out of almost $1300 dollars. I have been calling them almost every hour on the hour for the last month. The 888-858-8448 number is just an answering service and has nothing to do with the a**holes that cold call. But still, everyone should do the “million man message” and run their bill sky high! Anyone and everyone who has even gotten one phone call from them should visit the FTC website and file a complaint… maybe after enough complaints they will get shut down!!

  • kai chang

    I pretended to be interested in the product long enough to get some more details, but the callback number this dude “wayne” gave me was a fake 800 number (I dialed it).

    Basically, they need to hard-sell you the ‘warrantee’ right there on the spot – if you are the type to check them out, they want nothing to do with you.

    Grumble

  • anon

    National Auto Warranty Services 100 Mall Pkwy Wentzville, MO 63385 Tel: 636.639.1620 General Sales Manager, Derek Carroll (ext 7799) General Manager, Eddie Struckman (ext 7706) Team Managers: Brian Hayes, Brian Sczepanski, Chris Robinson, Len Woolfenden and Nils Foldberg. ————————————————– Complaints to: FTC tel 877.382.4357 File complaint with MO Attorney General’s office National Auto Warranty Services, Inc. Incorporated by Darain Atkinson, Philip J. Jehle, Cory C. Atkinson, National Auto Warranty Services, Inc. is located at 100 Mall Pkwy Wentzville, MO 63385. National Auto Warranty Services, Inc. was incorporated on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 in the State of FL and is currently active. Business Filings Incorporated represents National Auto Warranty Services, Inc. as their registered agent. State of Florida Incorporation Record for National Auto Warranty Services, Inc. State: FL State #: F05000006403 Filing Type: Foreign for Profit Created: 11/2/2005 Status: Active Darain Atkinson • President • Secretary • Director 1009 Hawks Landing Dr Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367 Saint Charles County Cory C. Atkinson • Vice President • Director 20 Signal Hill Ct Saint Charles, MO 63301 Saint Charles County Philip J. Jehle • Chairman • Vice President 3 Fort Sumter Ct Saint Charles, MO 63303 Saint Charles County

  • Gee

    dude, i just got a call like this. I googled it before the guy came on the phone (your page was the first search item for “vehicle warranty expired”).

    when I asked him for company name, his name and employee number, he said “sir, I will take you off our list” and hung up. lol.

    anon: great work !

  • Joe

    this is happening to me now as well. i got a call from (562)-223-8851 and another from (909)-650-9175. I will file an FCC complaint right now i guess.

  • http://www.medlawplus.com jjray

    One of these auto warranty scammers called Sen. Schumer (NY) on his cel phone while he was in a senate committee hearing. Unbelievable. http://www.abcnews.go.com/Busi.....038;page=1

    Here is some info on one of the biggest of these companies (US Fidelis) now with a class action case pending against it. http://www.medlawplus.com/clas.....laints.tpl

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