Who is Select Insurance and how do they know so much about me?
For the last few months, I've been seeing "Insurance Select" (1-508-458-0203) on my Caller ID. They never left a message, so I didn't think much of it. Actually I thought they might be a bill collector after my daughter, but that's a whole other story. Tonight I got a call from "Out of Area" - the number was 1-213-537-1391. I usually don't answer the phone when I don't know who's calling, but tonight I picked it up.
It was Select Insurance.
First the woman wanted to make it clear they weren't trying to sell me anything - good thing, because I am on the Federal Do Not Call List.
She wanted to know if I was the person in the household responsible for paying for health insurance premiums. I said I was. Then they went on to name the company I have my health insurance with. I went "Wait a minute - how do you know that? Who are you? Where did you get that information?"
She turned me over to her supervisor. He said again, we are not to sell you anything - you do have your health insurance with Company XXX, right?
I said, in this order: take my information our of your files and put me on your Do Not Call list (in addition to the Federal List, each company is supposed to keep their own list and put you on their list if your request it).
So who is Select Insurance and how did they get my personal information?
Google doesn't give me much to go on, although the 213-537-1391 phone number does show up on some sites where people report annoying phone calls.