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automobile warranty scam letters. #4565201
11/05/17 06:32 PM
11/05/17 06:32 PM
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Nebraska
BJD78 Offline OP
BJD78  Offline OP
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Nebraska
Anyone else get these bogus auto warranty letters??? Seems like every fall I get them and they somehow know my vehicles and approx mileage. have been getting various types of these for many years now. Apparently enough people fall for the scam to keep them in business and they operate just enough on the legal fringes to avoid being shut down. They use bogus headings that are supposed to sound official but they really sound FAKE, like "vehicle service dept" or US Warranty corporation"or Motor Vehicle services" The letters are always similar but they do change address every year or so. They are annoying to get that is for sure.I burn them in my backyard fire pit.


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Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565210
11/05/17 06:39 PM
11/05/17 06:39 PM
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Orlando, FL
Mr Nice Offline
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Orlando, FL
Just toss in the trash. I also get them.

Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565211
11/05/17 06:42 PM
11/05/17 06:42 PM
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Utah
CKN Offline
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Utah
I get them...ALL THE TIME.

They go in my recycle bin!

Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565216
11/05/17 06:45 PM
11/05/17 06:45 PM
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texas
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texas
I think if you have a mailbox and or a phone you get these. My dad as a board retiree and he made a hobby of calling and aggravating the heck out of these people until they blocked his calls. LOL!

Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: CKN] #4565230
11/05/17 07:08 PM
11/05/17 07:08 PM
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Kendall, FL
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Kendall, FL
Originally Posted By: CKN
I get them...ALL THE TIME.

They go in my recycle bin!


I get them too, and requested they stop mailing me. Of course they haven't. Now i just call them back and give them the impression I'm ALL IN. The disappointment in their voice is priceless when they realize i know they AREN'T my "warranty department". I've advised them this will continue if they do as well.


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Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565287
11/05/17 08:02 PM
11/05/17 08:02 PM
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Kansas
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Kansas
Originally Posted By: BJD78
Anyone else get these bogus auto warranty letters??? Seems like every fall I get them and they somehow know my vehicles and approx mileage.


Any chance that the dealer that sold you your car also sold them your information?
A lot of shady used-car dealerships try to sell you this when you buy your vehicle and then sell it to somebody else when you decline.

Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565293
11/05/17 08:13 PM
11/05/17 08:13 PM
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FL, USA
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FL, USA
They also get your info if you apply for an auto loan. Was getting a ton of these after I financed with a small loan from AutoNation. The letters are annoying but the phone calls are worse!


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Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: Kruse] #4565336
11/05/17 09:03 PM
11/05/17 09:03 PM
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MA
Wolf359 Offline
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MA
Originally Posted By: Kruse
Originally Posted By: BJD78
Anyone else get these bogus auto warranty letters??? Seems like every fall I get them and they somehow know my vehicles and approx mileage.


Any chance that the dealer that sold you your car also sold them your information?
A lot of shady used-car dealerships try to sell you this when you buy your vehicle and then sell it to somebody else when you decline.


I get those letters all the time. I think they get it from the registry because the last one I bought was private party.

Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: shurguywutt] #4565342
11/05/17 09:07 PM
11/05/17 09:07 PM
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Ottumwa, Iowa
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Ottumwa, Iowa
Originally Posted By: Kruse
Originally Posted By: BJD78
Anyone else get these bogus auto warranty letters??? Seems like every fall I get them and they somehow know my vehicles and approx mileage.


Any chance that the dealer that sold you your car also sold them your information?
A lot of shady used-car dealerships try to sell you this when you buy your vehicle and then sell it to somebody else when you decline.
Originally Posted By: shurguywutt
They also get your info if you apply for an auto loan. Was getting a ton of these after I financed with a small loan from AutoNation. The letters are annoying but the phone calls are worse!


The county treasurers either sell the info or it is super easy to find. I get it for vehicles that were bought privately and not financed.

I bought a 3 year old vehicle with 120000 on it from a dot auction and started getting the calls and letters. I finally started leading them on till I told them it had over 100k on it then they lost interest real quick.


Sparks fly from my fingers.

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Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565351
11/05/17 09:16 PM
11/05/17 09:16 PM
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Michigan
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Michigan
uh oh.. it's so "official looking".. oh no!! I'm so scared! *tosses it in the trash*

I know a dealership for my scion was selling my info. After awhile of not going there to buy any parts those warranty mailings stopped. I knew it was them, since there were clues in the letter only that dealer would know. And no, I have never bought anything from that dealership again. I go out of my way to other ones to buy stuff now.

Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565372
11/05/17 09:40 PM
11/05/17 09:40 PM
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NEPA
shrooms Offline
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NEPA
Right in the garbage.


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Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565388
11/05/17 09:55 PM
11/05/17 09:55 PM
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Phoenix
dishdude Offline
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Phoenix
They call too. mad


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Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565393
11/05/17 09:59 PM
11/05/17 09:59 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
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Phoenix, AZ
They used to send my mom those for a 12-13 year old Buick Rendezvous that had a blown head gasket, blown struts, bad a/c compressor, non-working power windows, and a bad rear differential.

I just laughed


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Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565407
11/05/17 10:11 PM
11/05/17 10:11 PM
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Posts: 7,143
Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
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Waco, TX
The ones I get are pink and look like "disconnect notices".

This websites censorship software will blank anything I have to say about it.


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Re: automobile warranty scam letters. [Re: BJD78] #4565518
11/06/17 05:19 AM
11/06/17 05:19 AM
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The Midwest
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The Midwest
I heard about extended warranties when I was a mechanic at a Honda dealer back in the 90's. Simply put, my service advisor told me most were a scam and they didn't accept them. She said they tried at one time and the extended warranty companies made it hard on purpose by making you spend half the day making several phone calls and being on hold forever, paying a low set rate for the labor and only allowing for aftermarket and used parts. We didn't always use OEM parts on customers vehicles but we disclosed it beforehand and it was on older, higher mileage Hondas.


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