Are You Tired of Auto Warranty Calls???

@LadyMarissa (12160)
United States
May 13, 2009 6:57pm CST
http://www.wyff4.com/money/19453110/detail.html You know those annoying calls with the automated recording offering a warranty for your car. The ones that rip you off!!! I don't know about you, but some days I get a dozen or more. They ignore/violate the "Do Not Call" list...even calling cell phones. Well, it seems they have been calling some important people. So, now the FTC is going after them (hallelujah!!!) There's a link in the news report where you can report any you have been receiving. Have you been getting these calls & are you as happy as I am that there's a chance they will have to stop???
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@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
14 May 09
I have only gotten that once, at least only once where I actually picked up. I just hung up. I hat all those robotic type calls. I am glad they have not tried my cell phone, that would have really ticked me off because I have a pre-phone and I pay by the minute. So I would have been really upset. I certainly hope they don't try and and do that.
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
They've NOT called my cell either, but they apparently called a couple of senators' personal cells & they didn't find it funny!!!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
They've not called my cell either, but they apparently calld a couple of senators' personal cells & they didn't find it funny!!!
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
Dontcha just love stereo???
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
14 May 09
Oh ladyM, I love those calls! You know I was listening to the radio this morning and they said that you can buy a warranty from them even if you don't have a car. Those people really are willing to go out of the way to get a happy customer. I wish all companies were that flexible. Customer service like this is so rare (only kidding
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
Good thing you're kidding!!! People who bought a warranty from them says their customer service sux!!! I don't think they've ever paid out a dime.
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
14 May 09
Oh yes, I am livid about them, that and the same type of emails. One of our state senators is also looking into it. I hope they can do something, that and the do you want to sell your timeshare unit. DUH I am in real estate, can do it myslef if I want to without their upfront marketing fees.Or I can sell it on Ebay, where I got it in the first place.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
Just makes me wanna SSSSCREEEEAAAAAAAMMMMMMM!!!
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
14 May 09
I rarely answer my home phone anymore, except for people I know. But to be honest if the service were not free ( husband got that as a retirement perk from the phone company) I would not have a landline at all. The only time I use it is when the person I plan on talking to is a real talker and would eat up my cell minutes( we all have friends or family like that). I do not even have a phone in my room anymore, other than my cell. Luckily none of those calls have some to my cell yet. But even then if I see 800 or out of area numbers I do not know, I let it go to voicemail. On my home phone most of those calls I also let go to voicemail. I think it slows them down. I think in general it is better to screen calls anyhow.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
Not much slows them down. My landline has been out of service for the last year. It was finally fixed about 3 weeks ago. I'm getting 12-20 calls every day...including Sundays. I check caller ID before answering it. If I don't recognize the number then I check it out on the internet. Important calls will leave messages. I've found http://800notes.com to be extremely helpful in tracking down what they're calling about. They don't seem to care whether we answer or not. They working on averages not every one answering. If they dial a thousand numbers & only 1 percent bites, they have had a good day. They don't just call a thousand....they call hundred of thousands. I had one company call me 6 times in less than 30 minutes. I picked up to tell them to stop calling & they hung up when I said hello. Never got the chance to say stop calling. Then 20 minutes later they were calling again. At one point I gave my fax number for my telephone number when ordering something. I was getting about 20 faxes every day trying to sell me vacations, insurance for my small business & various other junk. One company's fax was 20 pages long. Those haven't started back since my phone line has been repaired. I've tried calling some of these numbers back & they say they don't accept incoming calls.
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@palonghorn (5483)
• United States
14 May 09
First off I hate them too, but they are not in violation, cell phone numbers are now public just like home phones, you can add your cell phone number to the 'do not call' list. I finally got them to stop calling, I stayed on the line and when the rep came on, I told her I would love an extended warranty on my vehicle, she asked what year model, I told her 1991!!! Wellll guess what, they couldn't offer me a warranty! DUH LOL they stopped calling after that.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
They are in violation!!! My home & cell numbers have been on the do not call list for a few of years now. There is NO reason for a company to call my home over 12 times a day!!! Not only are they in violation of the do not call list, they operate illegally. They take your money & refuse your benefits once you need it. I pay a small fortune to have both phones I should have some say on who calls me. I don't want them calling me 12-20 times every day & by adding my numbers to the DNC list, I've indicated that. They are totally disrespectful of me & my time. They have the morals of a slug!!!
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• United States
15 May 09
What some people don't realize is that placing their numbers on the do not call list, it is not placed on the list permanently. You have to add your number back to the do not call list every several years. I am not sure of the exact length of time it stays on the list.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 May 09
I have not got any of those calls recently. It would get on my nerves too if I got them though.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
18 May 09
You are lucky!!! I find the phone ringing ever 1/2 hour...45 minutes to be akin to Chinese Water Torture!!! Never knowing when it will be an important phone call, I have to stop what I'm doing each time to look at who is calling. Some days, it severely cuts into my myLot time!!!
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@jtr115 (724)
• United States
14 May 09
I have been receiving these types of calls nonstop for over three months. These "companies" use fake Caller ID numbers so I can't call them back or report them, and they don't listen to requests to stop calling. I've also received calls from someone pretending to be with Verizon Wireless who claimed my phone number was selected for a sweepstakes. I got so fed up, I signed up for Call Blocking to keep these calls away. When the FTC catches the people doing this, I hope they get heavily fined and arrested for harassment.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
They've stolen enough money that afin isn't severe enough. I think they need to go to jail for life plus 50 years!!!
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
14 May 09
I've been getting those things in the mail and over the phone for years. I knew the first time I saw one that it was a scam. It attempts to look official in the mail and sound official in the phone call and that's a sure sign it's a scam. I hope they put them all in jail, there are naive people that fall for those things all the time.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
I was surprised how many people fell for it thinking they were getting a good deal!!!
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@cj5guy (93)
• United States
14 May 09
I found the best way to get them to stop calling. I let them know I'm interested and would like to know more. Avoid the specific questions about the car and try to keep them on the coverage. When you finally give the info on your car, I tell them I have a 1978 Ford Pinto with 350,000 miles. The then let me know they can't cover that vehicle. I only received one call after that and I told them the same thing. That was about 3 months ago, they have not called me since.
@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
I think I used to work for you. My boss took every sales call. He'd keep them on the phone asking questions about their product. After an hour or so, he'd say sorry not interested & then sit back & laugh!!!
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
14 May 09
I'd say I am! My husband and I bought a used car, without a warranty, about a year and a half ago. About a year or so later my husband started getting these calls on his cell phone. He never answered the calls, though we thought it was legit, and maybe, just maybe, the previous owner had some extended warranty that he transferred to us. However, that all changed after one of the messages said this is the final call yet we are still getting calls about it! To top it off they started calling my cell phone a few months ago. Sometimes from different phone numbers. I've done a search on some of these numbers online and they always lead to the same thing...people complaining about car warranty scams. It makes me so glad that my husband and I never fell for it, even when we thought they were legit. Thanks for the link LadyMarissa. I'll have to pass it on to friends and family, so that they can know about this. Because more than likely they've been getting these calls too.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
According to the local news, these warranty companies just take your money & never pay for your repairs. It's one excuse after another. Look 2 responses up & there is a link to a site set up to look up these numbers. It seems to be pretty reliable. You can leave comments on the problems you've had with a particular number.
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@marcialoyd (1174)
• United States
14 May 09
We get those calls to. I'm going to say atleast four or five times a day. They also call my moms cell phone and it makes her so mad because it wastes her minutes on her cell. She will be delighted to hear that these phone calls may end soon. lol.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
I put my cell number on the do not call list. Only problem is these people ignore that list completely!!!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
14 May 09
Canadians are too polite to induge in such blatent commercialism. NANANANANA! LOL
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
Yeah right!!!
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14 May 09
Hi LadyM, That must be so annoying, as I do have a car I don't get any of that but my hubby has one and he has put a stop to a lot of cold callers so we don't get any, we used to be bombarded with all sorts of thing like double glacesing sales people but now they have all gone. Tamara
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
It is extremely annoying!!! It doesn't matter whether you own a car or not, they still call. Both of my vehicles are so old they won't cover them, yet I receive a dozen or more calls a day. They aren't happy to just call. I get dozens of envelopes each week offering the same. They even offer me a quote on the brand of both my vehicles. It scares me that they know that much about my personal life!!!
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@littleowl (7157)
14 May 09
Fortunately I don't have a car and all the rest that goes with, but Housing Insurance, Gas and Electric people are forever ringing me up it drives me crazy as they are all saying they give a better deal etc than the people you are with...why can't they just leave people alone, am sure if someone wanted to change any kind of Insurance then they would look for someone who would be cheaper...hugs LoLo
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
14 May 09
I am so so so tired of those calls. They have called me in the morning and woken me up--I work nights so I sleep late. They have even called the fax number at my workplace! There is no end to when and where they call. I am glad they are going after them--anything to stop those calls.
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
A public lynching would be kind!!! I work weird hours so my sleeping time varies so I understand your frustration on being awoken. If i receive several close together, I take the phone off the hook. My family calls me on my cell phone if they need me. I'm not sure just fining them will be enough to satisfy me. I think jail time is warranted!!!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 May 09
You get those too? And here I thought my mom and I was the only one they kept calling and annoying. Everyday like clockwork. To beat it all I don't even have a vehicle or ever have one in my name. My mom doesn't have a car either, My dad does but they call my mom's cell and not his. I also get onces about a credit card periodically and I don't have one or ever had one. So it is great!! to hear that they will be put on a leash so to speak..
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@LadyMarissa (12160)
• United States
14 May 09
If I only get 12 calls a day, I feel it has been a GREAT day!!! I so look forward to the day they HAVE TO STOP!!! They don't care if you have a car or not. If only 1 percent of people called sign up, they make a fortune. I've heard on the news that they don't pay out to those who sign up with them anyway. I think there should be serious jail time for such a scam & headache!!!
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