3/31/2008

National Life Quotes telemarketing against FCC rules

I've been on the FCC's National Do Not Call Registry since 2004. I got a call today with Caller ID of "Blocked" and when I answered I heard a recorded voice say:

"Hi, I'm calling from National Life Quotes. I wanted to tell you about..."

That's illegal. A telemarketer called a DNC number with a recorded message and concealed their Caller ID. Three strikes!

Option 1: Hang up in anger so they can call someone else, or

Option 2: Go to www.fcc.gov and fill out a Form 2000, you'll feel better!

You can also file a complaint by e-mail (fccinfo@fcc.gov), telephone 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY, by fax to 1-866-418-0232, or mail. See this web page for details.

23 Comments:

At 7/31/2008, Blogger ooglek said...

I was just called now (July 31, 2008 at 3:54pm EDT) by National Life Quotes. I got to an agent, asked to be put on their do not call list, and she took my number, but I'm on the DNC list, never done business with this company now or in the last 180 days (or ever). Grr.

 
At 9/25/2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got a call like this on my cell phone. Caller ID said unknown. The message said press 8 to be removed from the list, which I did. But they should never have called as my number is on the DNC AND a cell phone!

 
At 10/27/2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got one of these and immediately did an online FCC form. It DID feel better just to do that (even though it surely enters a black hole in some anonymous government office computer). Wish I could get an inside # on NLQ and call them repeatedly. I'd enjoy spending time doing that at least once. Anybody have any # for this group?

 
At 12/01/2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks. I am on the DNC list too and National Life hits my phone number constantly. How do they get away with this?

 
At 1/21/2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're still at it! This time I pressed "1" when prompted and got a human. I asked him the name of his company and all he would say is that they respresent many companies. When I asked a third time for his company name, he hung up on me.

 
At 1/28/2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same thing just happened to me for the second time. The first time, I hit "1" and was hung up on. This time I hit "1" and got an agent. I asked him for a number where I could call him back. He said "I'll call you back, when is a good time." And I said, "no, I'd like a number for you." He said "okay" and then hung up on me immediately. Then it sounded like he was trying to pick up the phone to make a call, but I was still on the line. Someone needs to try to get a number for these people.

 
At 3/09/2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The name given on the automated call was National Life Quotes but the company you are connected to is called Best Leads, inc. One of the names on the company roster is Larry Krauss who who I was connected to and who hung up on me when I asked for a phone number because the connection was bad.

 
At 3/09/2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The marketing company is Best Leads, Inc, the phone number is (972) 250-0330 and guy in charge of marketing is Greg. So there! Bruhahahahah...............

 
At 3/24/2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Anonymous Poster(s) of 3/9/09 - I'll turn 'em in on the next call.

 
At 3/26/2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They call and Fax us every week. We have pressed 8 to be removed - it doesn't work! Caller ID is blocked. National Life Quotes sucks.

 
At 5/14/2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give them a taste of their own medicine. Go to National Life Quotes on the web and e-mail them a message.

I did.

 
At 5/14/2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same scenario here. Robocall and hiht one to find out who to complain about. Carol, at National Life Quote, hung up on me after she said, "you should find something better to do than complain about a phone call". Why can't someone stop these *%##@*% from breaking the law!

 
At 6/24/2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. You're the "I'm Feeling Lucky" search result for National Life Quotes. Goes to show you that plenty of people are bothered and filling out the FCC form. I did!

 
At 11/25/2010, Blogger Danielle said...

I hope that whoever make that phone call could be found and blocked them to prevent from disturbing everyone. I hope that government officials could do something to resolve this problem.

Danielle

Order taking services

 
At 1/05/2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got the call from National life quotes. I waited for the speil and pressed 8 to be taken off their list. All it did was start the recorded speil all over again. Shut these creeps down.

 
At 1/28/2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Co-operate with them. Give them non-dangerous info, enough for them to have some insurance person contact you with a quote. Then you have them. Get all of their identification info. That insurance person is licensed, probably by your state insurance department, and can be identified, sued, and/or prosecuted. In some states, robocalls are a crime.If nothing else, that insurance person can give you or your attorney contact info about the perpetrator. There are civil fines available to the injured parties (you) for violation of the Federal laws. The insurance people can also lose their licenses. This will continue until the insurance people learn not to pay these characters to harass you.

 
At 2/03/2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for setting up this page. Just got a call from them on my DNC-registered cell phone, and they have a new trick: they used a local exchange number for the Caller ID. Made a full FCC report, and wouldn't it be something if they were found guilty of spoofing too? :-)

 
At 3/02/2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just recieved a call from a friend of mine that told me he recieved a call from my home phone number and when he answered it was National Life Quotes. Why would anyone do business with this dishonest company. I own a business and pay to obey the Do Not Call Registry.

 
At 3/02/2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By any chance, are you and your friend connected on Facebook? Unscrupulous companies are pulling data from the FB API and using that for dirty sales tactics. Falsifying caller ID is hard, but not impossible.

 
At 4/04/2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a recorded message today (4/4/11) on our business line. All our numbers have been on DNC list since 2006. Identified as National Life Quotes. I pressed '1' and spoke to operator who asked if I was interested in a quote. I asked for her phone number. She asked if I wanted off their list. I replied "no, I want your phone number to file a report with the FCC because you called a number on the DNC list." She said she'd take us off their list and hung up quickly. She'd better do it.

 
At 8/11/2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of Aug. 11, 2011, they're still at it. Evidently nobody is enforcing the law.

 
At 8/23/2011, Blogger MichaelS said...

File a formal complaint with the FCC at http://www.fcc.gov/complaints
I received a call from National Life Quotes this morning. They somehow were able to have a local area code phone number show up on my caller ID, so I answered. Got the recorded message, selected "1" to talk to a representative, who hung up immediately when I asked her the name of her company. The phone number turned out to be "disconnected or no longer in service". File a complaint - get rid of these scumbags.

 
At 1/13/2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just received a robocall from National Life Quotes and it came in on one of my business lines. I'm not happy and will be filling out the FCC complaint form. As you know, business lines cannot be placed on a DNC. Sigh.

 

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