Transcontinental Warranty Fake Auto-Service Warranties Lands Execs In Prison

After pitching $40 million in fake auto-service warranties two former telemarketing executives are sentenced to five years in prison and a fine of $15,000 each. Christopher Cowart and Cris Sagnelli of Florida pleaded guilty last December to federal fraud charges arising out of the telemarketing sales practices of Transcontinental Warranty, a Florida company selling so … Read more

Telemarketing News & Utah Telemarketing Warning

A couple of telemarketing stories to report today. Telemarketing in Utah I was having a chat with the State of Utah today and they wanted to share important news with any debt relief company that does business over the phone with residents in Utah. Apparently telemarketers talking to Utah residents need to file to become … Read more

Executives Facing Jail Time for Auto Warranty Scam

Two executives with a Florida-based telemarketing company admit selling bogus auto-service warranties in a scheme federal prosecutors say victimized 15,000 consumers of nearly $40 million over a two-year span. Christopher Cowart of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Cris Sagnelli of Boca Raton, Fla., pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to a … Read more

Auto Warranty Robocaller To Pay $2.3 Million, Sell Mercedes For Consumer Redress

One of the telemarketers who blasted U.S. consumers with millions of illegal auto “warranty” robocalls last year will pay approximately $2.3 million, give up his Mercedes, and be barred from telemarketing, under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that wraps up the agency’s case against the deceptive operation. In sum, the FTC is collecting … Read more