More than a year ago, I got quotes directly from insurance companies without going through any shady insurance seeking services. That's why I was surprised to find out a company called US Insurance Online had my information and was dealing it out to various insurance companies without my knowledge (I've maintained insurance with the same company for over a year and do not need to switch).
I alerted State Farm Insurance that I did not request a quote from them directly or from anywhere, after getting phone calls and emails nonstop for months, and they spilled that it was coming from US Insurance Online.
US Insurance Online contacts me today three times, trying to get ahold of me for some reason. By looking up the number online, it turns out to be a cell phone number. I call them back when I finally have time to deal with them, and somebody picked up the phone right away and knew it was me by name. The woman asks about my insurance quotes and I tell her that I did not make any insurance quotes through them and I want it all to stop. She hangs up on me.
I call back right away and it just so happens that nobody picks up right away this time--a robotic voice has been turned on to ask for my phone number and information. I type in my phone number and it asks me for my phone number again. Then, after typing it in again, it tells me that there are problems accessing my account and that the problem will be resolved in an estimated several hours.
I just went onto their site and used their surprisingly simplistic form for unsubscribing to them (even though I never subscribed in the first place).
This place is absolutely shady and not a legitimate business, obviously.