You know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t been getting at least a couple of these robot-dialed calls an hour claiming that you’re warranty’s up … well, you’re probably in the middle of nowhere so you aren’t reading this blog either. Today a federal judge in Chicago ordered an immediate stop to these calls, targeting 3 companies that are the subject of the lawsuit, and freezing their assets.
Variously described as a misleading practice, a scam, or a giant misleading scam, the FTC sued these jerks in the lawsuit that lead to this order restraining the companies from continuing their evil practices. Among the complaints, the FTC is calling shenannagins on their avoidance of the Do Not Call registry thru random automated dialing, faking numbers on caller IDs, preventing call-backs, and generally being more annoying than a Molly Ringwald movie. They also are infamous for denying pretty much every warranty claim on the shady policies they manage to sell. No Nigerian princes? They haven’t learned that trick yet apparently.