After a year and a half of unwanted calls from these idiots, I'd had enough and decided to do some digging.
The company ultimately responsible for these calls is: EXCLUSIVE ATTORNEY LEADS, aka: EXCLUSIVE ATTORNEY MEDIA in New York (Brooklyn) and THEIR PH # is: 888-674-8678. The offshore call center they use is: Arogus.bpm in Ahmedabad, India. The Director of Arogus is Sohail Hingorja and HIS email is: firstname.lastname@example.org His telemarketers use untraceable SKYPE, VOIP & track phones (hence the convenient Miami area codes) to call people from lists. They're only supposed to be following up with & qualifying people who HAVE FIRST CONTACTED THEM in response to an advertisement, but that isn't always (read: likely never) the case, given all the unwanted calls. Once they “qualify” the lead, it is sent to Claudia at Lead Publishers in AZ (818-315-5415) who then puts you through to an attorney who paid big bucks for that “qualified” lead. The head of EXCLUSIVE ATTORNEY LEADS is Rob Nilson. HIS # is: 631-897-5030. On the phone, he sounds more like a teenage boy who's just woken up. The National Director of Sales for EXCLUSIVE ATTORNEY LEADS is: Richard Stephens and HIS # is: 646-210-8810. His job is to sell the over-priced, “confirmed” leads (for $500 - $1200 a pop) to ambulance chasing law firms all across the US, looking to get in on a sweet class action lawsuit, with minimal effort on their part.
To stop the calls, you have to report them to the FTC. But not the numbers that have been calling you because those are fake numbers anyway. You have to find out the name of the company who hired them to make the calls in the first place. That takes a bit of creativity.
The next time they call, play along with them. Answer “yes” to all their questions. Stay with them long enough for them to pass your info on to the attorney. When the attorney calls you, make sure he's legit - google him & the name of his firm. Then clue him in to the unwanted calls you've been receiving and find out the name of the company he buys his leads from. Then report THAT company to the Federal Trade Commission – 877-382-4357.
Alternately, you can also call the numbers listed above & give them a dose of their own medicine!
Numbers they've called from:
888-315-5415 Claudia, Lead Publishers, AZ