Skip to comments.Behind a Massive Robocall Scam, Four Human Faces
Posted on 06/15/2009 11:24:44 AM PDT by metmom
You answer the phone, and it's a recorded message:
"By now you should have received your written note regarding your vehicle warranty expiring. This call is to give you a final opportunity to extend coverage before it is too late. Press '1' now to speak to a warranty specialist regarding your options on your vehicle."
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.
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Do people really fall for these things?
I must’ve gotten a dozen “final call before we close the book” calls in addition to the other “your warranty may be expiring”. Ya think??? My car is 12 years old!
If I put aside $450 a month, I could afford to fix my car myself, or use it as a down payment for a new car that actually came with a warranty.
It’s a scam. I’m investing my winnings from the European Lottery to ivestigate scams like this and bring them to justice. I should be getting my money any day now. I just sent the processing fee and my bank account number to them.
“Do people really fall for these things?”
Follow the link in the article to this other article....
A Peek Inside One Telemarketing Firm Ensnared in FTC Lawsuit
I knew it was a fraud the first time they called, because our vehicles are so old that there’s no way that ANY warranty we may have had on it was *about to expire*. They would have expired YEARS ago.
I'll soon be so rich I'll be able to afford both i's in Nigeria.
I finally started pressing one to talk to a customer service member. What I told them was that if the calls didn’t stop I was going to the attorney general.
Yes, people are stupid.
I hit ‘1’ and start dragging the call out, maybe I will, maybe not... how about transmisions?.... I dunno.... how about steering column...?... how much is that?...
Why does everyone else get all the luck?
Nobody ever wants to send me free money.....
This type of thing is one of the main concerns I have with individual accounts replacing social security. There are a lot of bad guys, and a lot of people that could get really hurt.
My friends in Nigeria say this is a scam. If you really want to make some money you need to help them move 5 million dollars out of the country. Just send them your account number and personal information, along with a check to cover the processing and you can be rich.
We asked them which car it was that the warranty was about to expire on. They told us to tell them which one's we had. Mr. mm said to them that we own more than one car and we needed to know which vehicle they were calling about since they called us. They hung up.
I like the way you think.
Keep them busy so they can’t harass others.
I guess you don’t have an elderly parent. Whether they “fall for it” enough to send money, old people worry when they get official-sounding calls.
If anybody wants to apply some direct action on these guys, I’m in.
I’ve asked for a supervisor to find who they are because I am on the ‘do not call list’ and they just hang up.
And then call back. I’ll have to try the Attorney General bit. Since my AG is always on TV badgering some company or another (Blumenthal), they might believe me.
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