Thursday, February 05, 2009

Warranty Scams

Ernest has been getting a number of recorded phone calls: "Your car warranty is about to expire. This is your final warning." Except? Hello? He's TWELVE years old. He can't even drive yet.

He always hangs up on them, but today he handed the phone to me and I got through to a live person in just a few minutes. That's surprising (considering how long Frank and I have spent on the phone with Dell lately, but that's another story). So I told the person how these calls were going to a twelve year old and he put the phone number on a do-not-call list. Which reminded me that I hadn't put this phone number on the national do-not-call registry, so I did.

But wait, there's more. I got this in the mail a couple days ago. I wish I could get that to appear larger. It's completely vague with no reference to any specific car. Now, which of our cars is out of warranty on 1/31/2009? NONE OF THEM! So what kind of scam is this?
Maybe they can get some money from Nigeria instead of from me.

7 comments:

i am very mary said...

Seriously. Seriously. Seriously.

Bunny Bunster said...

That's pretty low!

Tricia said...

It's just terrible the number of these things that are out there.

Vanessa said...

I hate those warranty calls. No matter what you do trying to get removed, they keep calling me back. All of them call my cell phone too which is even more annoying! GRRRRR!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

I DESPISE calls like that. I recently got some on my cell phone and at first I panicked, thinking, oh no, what the heck did I forget, but then realized, I've never given my cell phone number to any car company.

Mrs. G. said...

No!

Hen said...

That's so low - it never ceases to amaze me how many genuinely sneaky people there are out there.

Have a good weekend
H