Verizon continues its recent campaign of turning robocallers into charitable contributions, this time by settling a lawsuit against two of the companies behind those awful car warranty calls. Last time it was for $25,000; this time it’s for $50,000, all of which is being donated to the Joyful Heart Foundation, which Wireless Week describes as “a nonprofit devoted to empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.”
So who’s behind the robocallers? Here’s a list compiled from WirelessWeek and ComputerWorld articles. The first two were the ones involved in the $50k settlement with Verizon; the other three have been named in a similar, unrelated suit filed in New Jersey Superior Court.
- National Auto Warranty Services
100 Mall Parkway
Wentzville, Missouri, 63385
- Explicit Media – based in Florida; website says they’re out of business
- Dealers Warranty (dba Federal Auto Protection) – based in Missouri
- National Dealers Warranty – based in Missouri
- Tele Europe, B.V.
Papaverweg 34 34 West Higgins
1032KJ Amsterdam 1032KJ Amsterdam
Tel. 0206367275 0206367275
“Verizon Files Another Suit Against Telemarketers” [WirelessWeek] (Thanks to CZ!)
“Verizon pursues illegal autodialers” [ComputerWorld] (Thanks to Rob!)