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Old 12-31-20, 06:34 PM
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We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

What in the hell is the deal with the incessant number of phone calls and emails regarding this? We get them on our home phone, cell phones, emails, etc.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

Yeah it's insane. Besides, my real warranty ran out in 2008 and they never called me. Bitches.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

That's the only spam phone call I get, around once a month.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

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That's the only spam phone call I get, around once a month.
I wish I was as lucky as you.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

Well, dsa, you finally figured out how to reach me.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

There is obviously a lot of money to be made in needless extended car warranties.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

I had to get a new phone a while back, with a new #, and those calls stopped almost completely. And when I do a get a call from a number I don't know, it gets blocked immediately.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

I donít ever get calls or emails about an extended car warranty but I do get an official looking letter in the mail about twice a month about it.
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I get them about once every two days. I also get them about Marriott hotels.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

I have gotten so if it's a number I don't recognize I just don't pick up. My dad's phone line, which is not a true land line but which he was able to keep his Michigan number of nearly 35 years for, has a feature that tells you when it's a telemarketer or a spam risk so at least I can ignore those.

I also laugh to see Ice-T hawking CarShield on TV commercials. Yeah, Ice, I'm sure you're driving a beater.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
There is obviously a lot of money to be made in needless extended car warranties.
See, Iíd actually be somewhat interested in a legitimate company that sold extended car warranties. Like, extra insurance for repairs and such. Is that even a thing outside of dealerships?
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

We get those every day. They spoof our local area code with a different number every time, so it's tough to block.

I don't answer the phone anymore unless the Caller ID recognizes the caller.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

Originally Posted by dsa_shea View Post
I wish I was as lucky as you.
I don't know if I'm lucky or the precautions I have been doing has really helped. Probably luck.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana View Post
I have gotten so if it's a number I don't recognize I just don't pick up. My dad's phone line, which is not a true land line but which he was able to keep his Michigan number of nearly 35 years for, has a feature that tells you when it's a telemarketer or a spam risk so at least I can ignore those.

I also laugh to see Ice-T hawking CarShield on TV commercials. Yeah, Ice, I'm sure you're driving a beater.
Oh, you mean the OG from the streets who made it big with a song called ďCop KillerĒ but now makes his living playing a cop on prime time TV?
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

Bought my car in 2008 and still receive calls about the fkn extended warranty. Actually just got a call a couple of days ago. I hate dealerships. I purchase a car from them and they sell my info so I could be annoyed with the same sales call 3 or 4x a month for 13 years.
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I get 2-5 spam calls a day. So fucking annoying

Speaking of the car warranty one, I got one in the mail yesterday to extend my warranty on my Fiat. I don't own a Fiat. I mean of you're gonna try to scam me I'd appreciate a little effort.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

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Bought my car in 2008 and still receive calls about the fkn extended warranty. Actually just got a call a couple of days ago. I hate dealerships. I purchase a car from them and they sell my info so I could be annoyed with the same sales call 3 or 4x a month for 13 years.
It probably isn't the dealer. I bought my Saab in 2000, used. I was still on a landline. Twenty years later I get calls, on a cell phone, about my car warranty. I think the scammers purchased a hundred million phone numbers and are calling them all to look for suckers.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

Someone just posted this on Facebook and it showed up on my feed..


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Pretty sure Iíve read that they use computer dialers that just go through number sequences to find working phone lines. When you pick up, it has to switch to one of the operators, thatís why thereís sometimes a moment before they start talking.
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I was getting calls for a while saying "This is your FINAL notice regarding your warranty!" After getting about 5 of them I decided to talk to someone, where I asked exactly why they kept saying it was my final notice and then continuing to call after that- they promptly hung up.

I get other calls where it tries to sound like a live person talking but is actually a computer that tries to react properly to your responses- it says they're from some order of police officers and ask if they sent me an envelope "could we depend on you to send in a small donation?" I often say that they can depend on me to wipe my ass with it, which usually gets the reaction "Well, we're only asking for a small donation, would $20 be OK?" It seems to sense when I say "Fuck you" and then says "Thank you for your time, this call has been sponsored by" blah blah blah. There's a similar one with a woman asking for donations for breast cancer, and I've given similar responses to that.
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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

I was getting 4-5 of these calls (plus the hotel scam) daily last week.


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Re: We've been trying to reach you regarding your car warranty.

I get these calls a couple times a day.

Maybe I should follow up. A lot of this stuff is actually phishing scams.

I got a call from Sprint/T-Mobile the other day. It was a scam, and I knew how to spot it. But it was pretty good.

1. There was an order placed on my account. Do I recognize this order?
2. No, I start talking to someone.
3. They cancel my order.
4. To verify, they text my username to my cell phone. They want me to read it back to them. They obviously just use the "forgot your username" option on the site.
5. I hung up. Chances are, they would have locked me out with a "forgot password" or whatever the next step is.

I called Ebay the other day. I used a now-defunct phone # that's posted on Google. Ebay should NOT allow that. But they do. They're a very stupid company. What kind of giant company loses a phone # over time? On Google, it appears it used to be a real number to call them.

1. They answer like they're customer service. Automated, then real person. It feels real.
2. I told them my issue.
3. They told me to download TeamViewer on my cell phone so they can further assist me.
4. This is where I hung up.
5. They probably get into people's Cash App or whatever they can and lift info. It's so messed up.
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I was getting calls for a while saying "This is your FINAL notice regarding your warranty!" After getting about 5 of them I decided to talk to someone, where I asked exactly why they kept saying it was my final notice and then continuing to call after that- they promptly hung up.
Yeah, I try to get someone on the line and my first question is always, "which car are you specifically calling about?" They never have an answer and just hang up.

I also get the 'fraudulent activity with my social security number' calls. And no matter what I say when I get a live person, they always hang up. I mean, what's the point? No shpiel or anything.

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