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  posted on 4/22/2009 at 04:01 PM
I realize that this belongs in the Whippin Post, but I'm sure everybody is sick of this stuff.

I keep getting calls on my cell advising me that "this is the final notification ..." and then it goes on to tell me that my car's warranty is about to expire. Trouble is, I get about 5-8 of these calls everyday, and usually while I'm driving (having to try to get the phone out of my pocket while driving).

Whoever this company (?) is - they forgot a few minor details - like who they are, the person to contact (if you actually want their service) or where they're located. If you press 1 to speak to a rep, you are given the option of getting on their "do not call" list. I have chosen this option about 7,000 times now.

What I'd really like is to actually get a human being - threaten to burn their building down, kill their grandmas and rape their children!!!!

So I started Googling, trying to find a company, person or other entity to call and chew out (or at least rape their grandma). The only thing I came up with is the following blog:


"Expired car warranty" calls have several states pissed, too

by Chris Tutor on Nov 9th 2008 at 3:31PM
If you haven't gotten the automated phone call frantically saying that you desperately need to speak to someone about your car's warranty, consider yourself lucky. If you gave in and actually bought an expired warranty from these spineless telemarketers, good luck getting reimbursed for car repairs.

At least that's what several state attorneys general are saying. Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal says his office has received a "huge number" of complaints about the highly annoying and possibly illegal sales calls. Illegal because many of them blatantly violate the Federal Do Not Call Registry. Annoying because not only do they waste people's time, the extended warranties the companies are selling are almost always impossible to use, according to one attorney general. Connecticut, New Jersey and Iowa have teamed up to look into the sales pitches.

Unfortunately, the calls are almost impossible to trace since the numbers are spoofed. One number being used was traced to a disconnected phone in Nebraska that had belonged to an illegal immigrant who had been deported after a meat-packing plant raid.

If you've gotten calls from these people, you've probably already learned it's about impossible to get anything specific from them like a call back number, a manager's name or even the actual name of the business. We hope the investigation brings these alleged scam artists down. Hard.

 

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  posted on 4/22/2009 at 04:03 PM
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I realize that this belongs in the Whippin Post, but I'm sure everybody is sick of this stuff.

I keep getting calls on my cell advising me that "this is the final notification ..." and then it goes on to tell me that my car's warranty is about to expire. Trouble is, I get about 5-8 of these calls everyday, and usually while I'm driving (having to try to get the phone out of my pocket while driving).

Whoever this company (?) is - they forgot a few minor details - like who they are, the person to contact (if you actually want their service) or where they're located. If you press 1 to speak to a rep, you are given the option of getting on their "do not call" list. I have chosen this option about 7,000 times now.

What I'd really like is to actually get a human being - threaten to burn their building down, kill their grandmas and rape their children!!!!

So I started Googling, trying to find a company, person or other entity to call and chew out (or at least rape their grandma). The only thing I came up with is the following blog:


"Expired car warranty" calls have several states pissed, too

by Chris Tutor on Nov 9th 2008 at 3:31PM
If you haven't gotten the automated phone call frantically saying that you desperately need to speak to someone about your car's warranty, consider yourself lucky. If you gave in and actually bought an expired warranty from these spineless telemarketers, good luck getting reimbursed for car repairs.

At least that's what several state attorneys general are saying. Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal says his office has received a "huge number" of complaints about the highly annoying and possibly illegal sales calls. Illegal because many of them blatantly violate the Federal Do Not Call Registry. Annoying because not only do they waste people's time, the extended warranties the companies are selling are almost always impossible to use, according to one attorney general. Connecticut, New Jersey and Iowa have teamed up to look into the sales pitches.

Unfortunately, the calls are almost impossible to trace since the numbers are spoofed. One number being used was traced to a disconnected phone in Nebraska that had belonged to an illegal immigrant who had been deported after a meat-packing plant raid.

If you've gotten calls from these people, you've probably already learned it's about impossible to get anything specific from them like a call back number, a manager's name or even the actual name of the business. We hope the investigation brings these alleged scam artists down. Hard.




i've also been getting a ton of these calls & agree that they are a pain in the ass

 

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  posted on 4/22/2009 at 04:10 PM
They can't even tell you what kind of car you own so how do they know whether your warranty has expired or not?

I think it's the same people who call to lower the interest rate on all your credit cards. They can't tell you what credit cards you have so how do they know whether you have a balance or not? Asking them to take your name off their list does no good. Spoofed telephone numbers, impossible to trace, impossible to get the phone co. or anyone else to assist in stopping these calls that come, for me, at least a couple of times a week.

These b*astards should be thrown in jail...

 

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  posted on 4/22/2009 at 04:12 PM
it all works out ... my car's manufacturer is about to expire too...

I admit I don't understand how these types of scammy calls and emails
work... there is no place to followup and hand out my personal info even
if I was gullible enuff to do so

[Edited on 4/22/2009 by crosstownbar]

 

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  posted on 4/22/2009 at 11:06 PM
'About to expire' ?

Jeeze,....I haven't owned a brand new car/truck, since 1978.

I darn well think THAT 'expired' Years ago,.....regardless, my teen-age kid inherited the car and it did't make it past 6 months in his 'care'


 

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  posted on 4/23/2009 at 07:17 AM
I've been getting a couple of these too. 404-537-0432 is the number on the caller ID. Since this is a Georgia number I pick it up thinking it's somebody that I know from this website.

 

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  posted on 4/23/2009 at 08:04 AM
I get a piece of junk mail or two every month offering something like this, but never a phone call. I'll be looking forward to my first one.

 

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  posted on 4/23/2009 at 08:16 AM
Big piece on the Today show this morning about these guys and this scam. Felt sad for the single mother who purchased one of these (turns out the guy who owns the company is an ex-con ... imagine that) only to find that it was worthless paper and that she was put in position of paying big bucks for the car repairs that she did eventually incur. To me these guys are a keystroke away from some guy in Nigeria who is waiting to share a million dollars with you after you've provided all your personal information.

 

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  posted on 4/23/2009 at 08:17 AM
I get the occasional junk text .... didn't even know there was
such a thing until I got a couple

 

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  posted on 4/23/2009 at 08:40 AM
Just got one of these calls yesterday... and we have a Tracfone that they keep calling and reducing our units/minutes. Pisses me off.

Boy that felt good to get that off my chest!

 

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I, too, received several of these calls. Once they start they bwill not stop UNLESS they realize that they are wasting their time. The question is, how do you get them to realize that they're getting nowhere. When I got "Samuel" on the line, I played dumb as a rock (insert your own line about my intelligence here) and asked about every possible scenario I could. Questions like: "But what if my car breaks while it is in the shop? Am I covered? I can pose questions like this for hours. Actually, it took about ten to twelve minutes for "Samuel" to begin to think that I night not be a good prospect. When he finally asked if i had any desire to protect my investment before something bad happened, I told him "No, but I have a desire to see how long I can keep you on my line and away from selling this crap to some idiot who will fall for your B.S." I have not received any more calls or mail from these crooks because I am now listed as a bad number. It does take some time to do this, but it's worth the satisfaction. It's my form of fishing. Each minute I can keep them on the line is the equivalent to 1 pound of bass. Ol' Sam was a 10 plus pounder, too bad I can't have them sent to a taxidermist.

 

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I, too, received several of these calls. Once they start they bwill not stop UNLESS they realize that they are wasting their time. The question is, how do you get them to realize that they're getting nowhere. When I got "Samuel" on the line, I played dumb as a rock (insert your own line about my intelligence here) and asked about every possible scenario I could. Questions like: "But what if my car breaks while it is in the shop? Am I covered? I can pose questions like this for hours. Actually, it took about ten to twelve minutes for "Samuel" to begin to think that I night not be a good prospect. When he finally asked if i had any desire to protect my investment before something bad happened, I told him "No, but I have a desire to see how long I can keep you on my line and away from selling this crap to some idiot who will fall for your B.S." I have not received any more calls or mail from these crooks because I am now listed as a bad number. It does take some time to do this, but it's worth the satisfaction. It's my form of fishing. Each minute I can keep them on the line is the equivalent to 1 pound of bass. Ol' Sam was a 10 plus pounder, too bad I can't have them sent to a taxidermist.


I bet you got one of those "BassBuster" video games, don't ya ?

 

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  posted on 4/24/2009 at 03:14 AM
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I, too, received several of these calls. Once they start they bwill not stop UNLESS they realize that they are wasting their time. The question is, how do you get them to realize that they're getting nowhere. When I got "Samuel" on the line, I played dumb as a rock (insert your own line about my intelligence here) and asked about every possible scenario I could. Questions like: "But what if my car breaks while it is in the shop? Am I covered? I can pose questions like this for hours. Actually, it took about ten to twelve minutes for "Samuel" to begin to think that I night not be a good prospect. When he finally asked if i had any desire to protect my investment before something bad happened, I told him "No, but I have a desire to see how long I can keep you on my line and away from selling this crap to some idiot who will fall for your B.S." I have not received any more calls or mail from these crooks because I am now listed as a bad number. It does take some time to do this, but it's worth the satisfaction. It's my form of fishing. Each minute I can keep them on the line is the equivalent to 1 pound of bass. Ol' Sam was a 10 plus pounder, too bad I can't have them sent to a taxidermist.


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equivalent to 1 pound of bass. Ol' Sam was a 10 plus pounder, too bad I can't have them sent to a taxidermist.


Or pureed in the ole bass-o-matic. MMM that's good bass.

I got those calls too. I still have a warranty on my car. After a few calls to the dealer, finally figured out that it was a scam.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2009 at 08:10 AM
Punkn, I consider any caller that wants to sell me something, unsolicited, over the phone as a scam. Also, I don't buy meat from the back of a pickup truck. Little rules of life for me. My point is this: if people would realize how boiler rooms work (Yes, I did as a teenager for about 3 days) then you could use that information against them. Boiler rooms are about time and numbers. Dial as many as you can (the dialing is automated now) get a fish on the line and see how quick you an hook them. These guys work on minimum wage/commission. If they can't hook anyone, they won't have any money at the end of the week. They get really angry when someone "wastes" their time. That's my mission; waste their time. I consider it my patriotic duty to thwart these folks at every chance. So, next time, take the time to save somebody else from being scammed. Tie up their time, then let them know what you're doing. They'll go more ballistic than North Korea, then you laugh, heartily. But, be careful, 'cause if you do it too well, they will never call back. Heck, I have to go to friends houses now in order to "fish" anymore.
Try it, you'll giggle uncontrolably for weeks.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2009 at 08:37 AM
Good ideas and advice! I got TWO of these calls yesterday, alone. When I find out where their building is located ...

I've even tried calling them back (cell phone/recent calls/ calls received ...) but that number lands you in the "press 1 to have your name removed" - which, again I've done hundreds of times already.

If you can't access them, how do they hope to achieve anything?

 

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  posted on 4/24/2009 at 08:51 AM
Boca Boca Beachside.
I answered the phone that way one time years ago.
It was a Sprint tele-sales person.
He laughed his arse off.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2009 at 09:24 AM
I had a call from a lady a couple of years back, who asked to speak to 'Mr Wertz'
I told her 'Mr Wertz' was un-available,.....could I, perhaps help her ?

She asked when 'Mr Wertz' Would be 'available' ?,....i.e. when would be a better time to call, and be able to speak to him ?

I told her "No time in This Century,.....he's buried in the back yard,...."

She asked was I serious ?

I told her "Yeah,....that's what he'd said he'd wanted me to 'do' with him,....if anything ever 'happened',.....just 'Put me in the garden and re-cycle me,.....God-only-knows,...you do,...Everything else !!!!".........so I did,.....Now,...is there anything 'I' can help you with ?"

She started laughing.
When she could finally catch her breath,...she says "Well,...that TOTALLY negates the reason for my call,.......I'm calling for Hightower Funeral Home,..."

Then it was My turn to laugh.

btw,...it's true about him being buried in the garden and him saying that was what he'd wanted,.......but,...even if it wasn't,......it's made for some funny as hell reactions from real people calling and asking for him,.....Her's was ok,......others have been shock that I would DARE say such a Horrible thing about my husband,....and then anger at my 'insensitivity' to create such a lie, just to try and get rid of them,...

Man,...there are days when they just can't win,......but sure do give me some good laughes, when I finally Do.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2009 at 10:31 AM
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I get a piece of junk mail or two every month offering something like this, but never a phone call. I'll be looking forward to my first one.


I get the junk mail too, but not the calls... they must not be in Chicago yet!

 

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  posted on 4/24/2009 at 10:48 AM
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Punkn, I consider any caller that wants to sell me something, unsolicited, over the phone as a scam. Also, I don't buy meat from the back of a pickup truck. Little rules of life for me. My point is this: if people would realize how boiler rooms work (Yes, I did as a teenager for about 3 days) then you could use that information against them. Boiler rooms are about time and numbers. Dial as many as you can (the dialing is automated now) get a fish on the line and see how quick you an hook them. These guys work on minimum wage/commission. If they can't hook anyone, they won't have any money at the end of the week. They get really angry when someone "wastes" their time. That's my mission; waste their time. I consider it my patriotic duty to thwart these folks at every chance. So, next time, take the time to save somebody else from being scammed. Tie up their time, then let them know what you're doing. They'll go more ballistic than North Korea, then you laugh, heartily. But, be careful, 'cause if you do it too well, they will never call back. Heck, I have to go to friends houses now in order to "fish" anymore.
Try it, you'll giggle uncontrolably for weeks.


I love it. next time they call, I'll try it.

[Edited on 4/24/2009 by punknseed]

 

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  posted on 4/24/2009 at 02:09 PM
I guess they figure if you were suckered into buying a warranty, then they can sucker you into buying another one.
 

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  posted on 4/24/2009 at 02:52 PM
I had a family member buy a second warranty

and when the transmission went out

they wouldnt even cover it
and for the record they bought through the dealership

 

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