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Press 1 to extend your vehicles warranty!

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posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 08:58 AM
It's over, guys, it's over.

Thank God!

Upon pressing "1," you are transferred to a "warranty specialist" who lies to you, telling you he is affiliated with an automobile dealer or manufacturer and that your warranty is up. And before long, you may have agreed to put $450 down on an extended service contract that costs up to $3,000, the balance to be paid in monthly payments.

It's over, they caught the four men, and three companies behind it, follow the link to see the a hole, who called me in an interview, during other things, from odd numbers!

I'm actually kind of sad, i'll miss getting so mad, but hey the gov't was getting them too apparently! So of course eventually it had to be stopped, only two years later.

[edit on 15-6-2009 by Republican08]

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:05 AM
Good you know I got a ton of emails to extend my warranty... the problem with that is I drive a restored 79 Trans Am and the Warranty expired back in 1980... go figure...

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:09 AM
reply to post by DaddyBare

Well they made roughly ten million dollars off peoples ignorance, so that's impressive.

I had just bought a used car from autotrader, and at least 5 minutes later I was driving off and got a phone call, I was furious, and it was funny too just because of the timing.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:11 AM
Good to see that these folks won't be able to scam anyone else now. Although it occurs to me that Government Motors might take a cue and add a "would you like to invest X dollars towards extending your auto warranty?" to future 1040 forms.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:13 AM
reply to post by Hefficide

It's very probably, GM= Government Motors.

Hey, if you can make money off offering nothing, it's not so bad, although, you'll be lynched.

The gov't would probably just send letters saying you owe more taxes, and new back taxes! YAY!

The first ebay sale was a broken laser pointer, sold for 12.50.... people will buy anything.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:19 AM
Heh, a buddy of mine has a 1974 Ford Mustang Cobra II. He got the call telling him that the warrantee on his car was about to expire. He decided to play along and got the caller to agree to what sounded like a great deal. The caller then asked him for the make and model of his car. He told them (after asking out loud why they didn't already know since they knew his warrantee was expiring), and they happily punched it in. He then confronted them and said "so let me get this straight. You are going to give me a full warrantee on my 35 year old car to replace any part for a $50/mo premium." He had to repeat it three times before he gave up and hung up.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:23 AM
reply to post by Republican08

I have learned the hard way to be critical of anything regarding money that I did not originate myself. In Texas, you can be charged personal property taxes on a vehicle you are leasing, but only if you are using said vehicle for business for 50% or more of the road time. I got snail mail from some random third party stating they were the official collection agency for property taxes. I turned around and checked the state comptroller's office and found that I was indeed exempt since it is a private use vehicle. I shudder to think how much money I would have lost if I paid the fake collectors.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:24 AM
reply to post by Republican08
Just because they caught some people doesn't mean we're going to stop getting calls and emails. I got one this morning.

I'm 17 and I've never taken a driver's ed course. I haven't the slightest clue of how to drive.

In fact, nobody in my family has a license or a permit. We still get the calls, even on our cell phones.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 09:28 AM
reply to post by Zomgoose

Oh really?

Well then, we can only hope that the vast majority of the calls are gone!

Try putting your phone number on a Do Not Call List, it's on a .gov site so it's legit!

I notice my calls were cut 75% from those people after I did this.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:14 AM
they quit calling me after i started saying my vehicle make and model as "left" and "nutsack" then stringing a quick line of choice words in right before they hang up.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 10:36 AM
Of course..., this is the best revenge I have ever heard of.....

This one deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for karmic ingenuity....

[edit on 15-6-2009 by Maxmars]

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 11:24 AM


i hope he gets the naughty touch from the bad man in the pen!

this makes me happy! i just got one of these calls a few days ago for the 8th time.

first couple times they called i ignored it, cus i dont answer unkown (to me) numbers

then picked up and heard the robot... hung up few times

then actually pushed 1 to tell the guy to remove me, HE HUNG UP ON ME!!!!!!

then got another one who i pressed one. yelled at him for the other guy hanging up on me and NOT removing me. he said he removed it......


OMG i hope they get to be someones girlfriend for a long time!

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 12:06 PM
I had gotten 3 or 4 phone-callz relating to just exactly this very same exact issue, and when I told them that I didn't even own a car, they just hung right up on me, lol.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 12:20 PM
reply to post by MuzicSoulWorldly

i remember this one time:

i was working on a ship in jacksonville fla and had a landline. telemarketers called to try and sell crap all the time. satellite installations to new roofs.

this is a 163' ex noaa boat (noaa ship pierce, the sister ship was the whiting) that was being retrofitted into a private yacht. this lady calls up and trys to sell vinyl siding. we keep telling her its a boat, and shes like YEA, STILL WANT THE SIDING FOR IT? omg one freaking wave and its all gone!!

we got a good laugh out of it. told her to come on out and give an estimate....

[edit on 6/15/2009 by mahtoosacks]

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 12:52 PM
Yeah! I would get these daily and sometimes more than once! I have a ten year old mustang I bought last year and the warranty is obviously expired. These calls drove me nuts! I yelled at these people many times.

posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 05:31 PM
reply to post by mahtoosacks

LMAO, did she ever come out and give an estimate?

Obviously their not professionals. Even that one guy, monthly premium 50 bucks and they'll exchange any part on the 35 year old car..... Makes for a great antique!

Well at least a large percentage of them are gone. Breathes a sigh of relief.

Makes that one guys SXWC or however it's put together, a little lest interesting though.

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