First they pissed off Verizon, then they pissed off the internet, the attorney general of Indiana, and Congressmen Mike Doyle. Now the group of companies responsible for the car warranty robocalls have annoyed New York Senator Chuck Schumer by calling him during an important meeting about health care.
Protip for telemarkers: If you’re going to engage in random robodialing to unlisted cell phones, pray very very hard that you do not dial the attorney general of a state in which you plan to continue doing business.
A Reddit user figured out the phone number for one of the car warranty robocallers and has decided the best revenge would be to post it online so the internet can annoy them just as much as they’ve been annoying us. Now that the story is on the front page of Reddit, that dream can come true. User personsaddress commented, “I called and asked the rep if she would like to buy a warranty on the computer she was currently using. She said she didn’t need one. So I told her that I don’t either, so quit freaking calling me.”
The Today show recently aired a terrifically entertaining exposé of US Fidelis, one of the biggest companies behind the auto warranty racket that you’ve probably encountered via junk mail, telemarketing, or even on TV. They start by looking at an individual who spent $3,180 on one of their auto warranties only to be left stranded when her car overheated and they refused to pay.