We know how much you just loooove those car warranty robocallers, so we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to introduce you to the folks the FTC says is behind the robot army.
Meet Christopher, James, Damian, and Maureen. They are allegedly behind the three companies responsible for 3 billion robocalls.
From Fox News:
Meet the main players behind the alleged scheme:
- Christopher D. Cowart, 47, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., owns Transcontinental Warranty, a Delaware company based in Fort Lauderdale. A graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Cowart likes to read, travel and play golf in his spare time. He also maintains a Facebook page and uses a LinkedIn profile to advertise his latest business ventures.
- James A. Dunne, 36, of Daytona Beach, Fla., owns Florida-based Voice Touch with his wife, Maureen. Dunne has a checkered legal past, including charges of filing a false report of a bomb that landed him six months in jail in 1991. He was most recently arrested in 2001 for indecent exposure, but those charges were later dismissed.
- Maureen E. Dunne, nee Maureen Geisen, is James Dunne’s wife. Little information can be found pertaining to her.
- Damian P. Kohlfeld, 35, of Valparaiso, Ind., is the owner of Network Foundations, which is based in Chicago. Kohlfeld allegedly supplied the technical know-how for the alleged telemarketing scheme employed by all three companies. The Arizona State University graduate has more than a decade of experience writing software and building computer networks. His latest hit, according to the FTC, was a “spoofing” device that tricked caller ID systems.
They’ve all denied wrongdoing, but the FTC seems fairly certain that they’ve got the right people. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz says consumers have already started to notice that the calls have stopped.
“I have never seen an issue that resonated so much,” Leibowitz told FOXNews.com. “When I was at my daughter’s soccer game, people came up to me and said, ‘Thank you so much for stopping these guys.’ It resonates because this is all about protecting Americans’ privacy.”
Have you gotten any car warranty robocalls lately?