What do you know about extended car warranty tele-sales?

What do you know about extended car warranty tele-sales?

I've become frustrated by these robotic phone calls. Despite a two-year reign as unwanted telemarketing champions, these guys are still going strong. Can someone stop them? Local police? State investigators? Federal agents?

For some reason they appear to be unstoppable. At least once every six weeks I get a call on my cell phone. I used to hang up, but lately I've been answering their questions, occasionally posing my own questions to them.

I'm usually pretty skilled at coaxing information out of telemarketers, but these guys are dug in. They aren't giving up anything. It's like they know we hate them.  And yet, they still call.

Let's get them. Let's figure out who they are, Let's figure out where they work.
I'm not suggesting that we physically harm them. I just want to become an expert.

There is only a small bit I can do on my own. Can you help?

 

 

Step 1.
Wait for their call. They should be calling soon.
A machine with a woman's voice will let you know that the warrantee on your car is on the brink of expiring, and that you can extend it with the help of one of their associates if you press "2". Press "1" to be removed from their list. From what I hear, they ain't that good at removing you from their list.

Warning: For God's sake, don't buy a policy.

 

Step 2.
Talk to your salesman. Tell them your name and they'll want your phone number too. They'll also need to know your car make and model, year and mileage. Oh, they have a lot of questions. Also, they will pass you among their experts. You may get to meet three or four people on your journey around their sweatshop. Talk to the Senior Warranty Specialist. Talk to the Program Director.

I usually tell them about my fictitious 2004 Honda Accord with 81,000 miles on it. Runs beautifully.

 

 

 

Please gather information about the people on the other end of the line. They won't want to give you anything, so be clever about it. Try to get their company name, the city where they are working and information about how many people they work with, and how many people they talk to each day.

Find out if they work on commission, or if they get paid by the hour. Be nice. Pretend you are going to buy a policy. Ask if the policy covers a broken windshield. Ask if it covers the floor mats. Ask what the dude had for lunch. Does he get time off for lunch? Do any women work there?

In my experience, they would like to charge you $2,750 for a 5 year/ 150,000 mile warrantee. They are eager to bill your Visa or Mastercard for a $295 "down payment", followed by 18 easy payments of $132 per month.

They will probably let you know where you can use this extended warranty. They told me I could use it at Carmichael Honda or Mel Rapton Honda. Indeed I can use it at any factory authorized service department. I checked. Sacramento Service Departments Speak about Extended Car Warranty Tele-sales.

They say their warrantee will pay 100% of my repairs, with $0 deductible, plus towing, roadside assistance and a rental car. Also, if your car breaks down more than 100 miles from home, they will reimburse you for a hotel and dinner up to $225! I'm not making this up!

In fact, the warranty sounds so good that I doubt it really exists.

The closer they get to having your credit card information, the more questions they may answer, but for heaven's sake don't buy anything.

 

 

Step 3.
Come to Cockeyed.com, scroll down to the field below and share what you found out. This can be the depository of car warranty telemarketer information. I promise to keep it organized.



Notheeng, mr. Cookerham.


Crow T. Robot
Saturday 21st of March 2009 4:59 am


Mr. Thomas Servo

I have learned that if they can\'t make \"Press 1\" remove me from their list, how am I supposed to trust the validity of their warranty?


Tom Servo
Saturday 21st of March 2009 6:38 am


they like my boobies


Bender
Saturday 21st of March 2009 7:50 am


erik

One company was out or Arizona (or so they told me), but now I think they are an Irvine, CA company. They have called me on my cell phone and at my private work line. By the end of the call when I am obviously on to them, they are very quick to hang up. The only company name I can get out of them is \"Warranty Services\". They also said they got my number from \"the dealer\". I normally don\'t get worked up about phone spam, but these guys are relentless and I have now vowed to do whatever I can to bring them down.


Bender
Saturday 21st of March 2009 7:52 am


I talked to a lady named Eve. She said she was wearing a white shirt with a leaf on it.


Wall-E
Saturday 21st of March 2009 8:11 am


Chelsea

Prior to reading this, I spoke to a representative and told them I wanted to be removed from the list and threatened to report them to the Better Business Bureau. The representative told me to \"stop f*cking\" with his life and hung up on me. It sounded like a bunch of guys were hanging out in a garage. I still get called.


Roomba
Saturday 21st of March 2009 8:50 am


Wall-E

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Wall-E
Saturday 21st of March 2009 8:55 am


Henry

So far I have not spoken to a live human, but I can add two things: 1) They do not (necessarily) get your number from \"the dealer,\" since I receive these calls fairly frequently and I have never owned a car in my life. 2) I started receiving them only after giving my cell phone number to Comcast cable. Of course, this could be a coincidence, but I doubt it considering I had never gotten a sales call on this cell phone number in its first four years, and now I get them at least once a month.


Johnny 5
Saturday 21st of March 2009 10:28 am


Heywood

I\'ll string them along.... Ask them which car has the warrenty about to expire... Wait, they\'ll stutter and stammer a second. Then I tell them I have a 55 chevy and a 63 Harley.... Usually ends with a quick click on their end. Another good one is tell them they just called a top secret military telephone and that the authorities are automatically listening with a trace.


C3PO
Saturday 21st of March 2009 10:32 am


Tom

The best is to ask them what they are wearing, tell them their voice sounds familiar, Ask the if they\'ve ever been in Porn. Then tell them you aren\'t wearing any clothes and ask if if they\'ll continue talking while to \"touch\" yourself. Hilarious!


Robby the Robot
Saturday 21st of March 2009 10:35 am


tamuru

i actually did \\press 1\\, and i havenot called me again, so that\'s one up on mr servo.


Bender
Saturday 21st of March 2009 10:39 am


William

You\'re right; they are incredibly hard to get information out of. They have definitely been trained. They haven\'t called me in a while, but at the time it was every month or so, and they were forging Caller ID, which got them past Privacy Manager. The same people were pushing some sort of credit card related service, and then they were called \"Account Services\". I haven\'t heard from either in a while, perhaps because I annoyed them enough through stringing them along.


VICI
Saturday 21st of March 2009 11:12 am


Kornel

I have spoken with them numerous times, trying to get info from them. I managed to talk to one woman and convince her that I would answer one of her questions if she answered one of mine. I used a script that I found to deal with telemarketers. Link is here: http://www.xs4all.nl/~egbg/counterscript.html It works well, but eventually, they hang up on you. The woman told me that it was her first week working, and that she didn\'t like her job. I felt bad and told her to have a nice day.


Tom Servo
Saturday 21st of March 2009 12:59 pm


Skot

From the New Orleans area. Got my first call from them the other day. They left a message on my cellphone since I won\'t answer numbers I don\'t know. I called back against my better judgement to hassle them but pressed 1 instead to remove myself. No call since then. Been getting mail trying to sell me something similar for over a year now. Started getting mail 6 months after buying a new car so I\'m positive the mail got my info from the dealer. The phone call could have gotten it anywhere.


Dalek
Saturday 21st of March 2009 1:04 pm


Dan

They definitely do not get your info from the dealer; I don\'t even own a car, yet I still get calls from them. Clearly something fishy. I talked to a rep, asked if the call was in reference to my Delorean or my Hummer. He said he didn\'t know, supposedly they had \"lost\" the exact info about my car. I said something like \"yeah right\" and the guy hung up.


Optimus Prime
Saturday 21st of March 2009 1:11 pm


Samantha

These people have been driving me crazy!! I\'ve been getting calls from them almost everyday for the past two weeks. The area codes on my caller ID have been from all over the place, NJ, GA, CA, IL. Never the same number twice.


Bender
Saturday 21st of March 2009 1:19 pm


I got so fed up with those calls, that I called the phone company to try track down their number so I could report them. Phone company said they could not give me that information without a police report, so I called my local police department and talked to a really nice cop, who took my report. Then called back the phone company and they put some kind of tracer on my account, but it only lasted for two weeks, and don\'t you know, they did not call again during that period. So, waste of time.


Iron Giant
Saturday 21st of March 2009 1:32 pm


They call me at lunch, 3 times in a row. 515-261-3738


Aibo
Saturday 21st of March 2009 1:35 pm


Reinier

These are run by a company in Florida. They might be related to the company that calls to tell you that they have important news about your credit card interest rates. They forge the Caller-ID so that it reverses to some residential or cell phone number. They are violating every telemarketing law that has been passed on the federal and state levels. I screw with them. I make up fake cars like my 2007 Bugati Cockmaster. (cont)


Maximillian
Saturday 21st of March 2009 1:57 pm


Reinier

(cont) The other day I got the credit card interest rate call. They warned me that my payment was going to go up next month. I faked like I was crying when I got the live rep. She asked lots of questions about my credit cards then asked why I was crying. I told her that I was scared that my payment will go up. That\'s when she said \"You are stupid. You are a stupid, stupid man.\" I then changed my voice back to normal and said \"and you are a f*cking wh*re!\"


Maximillian
Saturday 21st of March 2009 1:57 pm


I\'ve gotten calls from area codes all around the country with the same robot intro message. They either have offices everywhere, or they\'re really sneaky bastards. One is glad to be of service.


Bicentennial Man
Saturday 21st of March 2009 3:28 pm


Oh, also I think there\'s some more evidence that they\'re operating illegally: First, my cell is on the do-not-call list. (I\'ve worked in telemarketing and we\'re told NEVER to screw with the do-not-call list). Interestingly, these warrenty calls are the ONLY unwanted calls I get on my cell. This must mean they\'re operating in violation of a bunch of laws.... One is glad to be of service.


Bicentennial Man
Saturday 21st of March 2009 3:33 pm


Peter

I get these guys all the time too. My assumption is that their assertions that each of dozens of notices is my \"final warning\" is as truthful as their promise to make good on warranty claims. Usually just their machine talking to mine, but once I got a live salesman and decided to tie him up for a while. About a half hour later, I said I decided not to buy. Then the SOB calls me back and asks if I had health insurance and if so why not car warranty.


Lore
Saturday 21st of March 2009 3:59 pm


little faust

ask them to send the terms in writing. hopefully you have a PO Box for crap like this.


K9
Saturday 21st of March 2009 4:08 pm


I love Voltron!


Voltron
Saturday 21st of March 2009 4:35 pm


Mandrake

I spoke with Jim. All I learned was that he has a small penis and compensates for his insecurities by preying on stupid people.


Dalek
Saturday 21st of March 2009 7:27 pm


Cult of Skaro

Lobby for the death penalty in these types of crimes. Anyone who defends a telemarketer\'s right to life will be laughed at.


Dalek
Saturday 21st of March 2009 7:34 pm


Tony

I get their mass mailings from the extended warranty people alot but no phone calls. I have had some good luck getting telemarketers to hang up on me by asking if they know Jesus. I once told an AT&T long distance rep who called me on my home phone that I didn\'t have a phone. He stuttered a little and said sorry to bother you sir. I still laugh about that one.


Data
Saturday 21st of March 2009 8:59 pm


They were pinging our office a few months back. We have five phones with sequential one-off numbers. guess who got to take five calls within 15 minutes that day?


The Gunslinger
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 4:22 am


Grant

I\'m only 17 at the moment, and I have been getting the calls for about a year now. Now, there is no way they got me from a dealer, since my phone number has never been near a dealership. Its good to know that I\'m not the only one who gets these while being on the do not call list.


Johnny 5
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 8:10 am


Brandon

The last time someone called about an extended car warranty was in November of 2008. The caller ID read \"International Gateway\" with the phone number 615-238-2110. The caller had a south Indian accent, and had called several times before with various offers (an online degree, a prize I had won, and several times about an extended warranty). I am very sure it was the same male voice calling me each time. The calls ended after I told him that I was on the do not call list.


R2D2
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 10:43 am


(c&h, names witheld for privacy purposes.)

You have read our minds. We believe that these telemarketers and others are secretly trying to subvert the nation\'s productivity- and thereby subvert our economic recovery- by consuming our time and attention with mind-numbing robocalls. We believe they are calling from an undisclosed location in central Asia. Their mission, obviously- accomplished.


Gigilo Jane
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 11:06 am


Red Icculus

I started getting these calls after giving my number to David\'s Bridal. They are a scam out of Florida from what I can find on the net. I string them along acting like I am going to buy a warranty while intermittently screaming at a pretend toddler and telling the person on the other line that he sounds cute.


Teddy Ruxpin
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 1:20 pm


Patrick

I hate those messages. I just hit 2 but now I\'ll try to pry. Good idea! Those guys SUCK! (get it? Roomba. heh.)


Roomba
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 2:00 pm


Fredrick

Are you guys crazy? I love telemarketers, theyre way to fun to screw around with. Im at college and when they call and i have nothing to do i give them all the time in the world. Wish they would call more often tbh. Best part is hanging up, take controll of the converstation, then wish them a good day, thank them for their time and for calling your number. If you say it really quickly their response is epic. Mostly they dont know what to say and you can hear them squeem. Hmm... telemarketers.


Iron Giant
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 2:29 pm


Brian

They call my cell phone. I thought that was at least safe from telemarketers. After they waste one of my minutes, I hang up!!


Iron Giant
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 6:26 pm


Ben

One question I have is that when they acutally scam people, doesn\'t it show the name of the company of who charged them? Shouldn\'t it be easy to track then? What if I made a virtual credit card number (most credit cards allow this for online shopping, so you don\'t have give the physical credit card number) and made it so they can only get a dollar out of it. Then see who tries to take the money from it.


Aibo
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 8:25 pm


lol

they will call from many different numbers and will sometimes even leave lengthy voicemails


B9
Sunday 22nd of March 2009 10:21 pm


Timo

I learned that when they ask for your phone number and you (repeatedly) give them 9 digits instead of 10 they get really angry and hang up on you.


Crow T. Robot
Monday 23rd of March 2009 3:49 am


Badger

We aren\'t immune to these calls in Canada. A person must be listening while the robot makes its speech because when they called my cellphone and pulled me out of class I yelled at the recording and it immediately hung up. I don\'t have caller id so I normally get pulled out of class to take these calls about twice a week.


Ed 209
Monday 23rd of March 2009 5:48 am


Blake

I used to get these calls a couple of times a week on my direct line at work. I used to just hang up during the recording but the last time (about two weeks ago) I pressed whatever it was to speak to a representative. She asked if I was interested in information about a warranty and I said, \"No, I\'d like to be removed from your list.\" She asked what number to remove, I repeated my work number to her. No more calls since then.


Gigilo Joe
Monday 23rd of March 2009 6:33 am


TQV

I need to make up a ficticious car. Every time I tell them about my interest in renewing the warranty on my 1970 Volkswagen beetle, they hang up on me, for the love of Pete!


Gort
Monday 23rd of March 2009 6:35 am


steveo

They must be using some sort of an auto dialer (pun intended?). I have over 30 lines at work that go through the phone at my desk, and when these fuckers get going it gets crazy. They even call extensions that aren\'t assigned to anyone, and haven\'t been for a number of years. I always hit \"2\" , but the calls still seem to come in waves


Bender
Monday 23rd of March 2009 7:19 am


steve

I just tell them my my wife and I don\'t own a car and we use mass transit. They haven\'t called back for 4 weeks now.


T-1000
Monday 23rd of March 2009 8:05 am


That Guy

I have never personally received one of these calls, but a coworker and I were getting into the elevator to go back to work when it started to speak to us. Yup. Somehow, these fools had called a number that was linked to the audio system in the elevator. And let me tell you, there is nothing like a ride in an elevator with an expired warranty.


Bender
Monday 23rd of March 2009 8:46 am


Steve C

I don\'t even own a (working) car, and I still get these calls. The last guy sounded about 17, very unsure of himself, and I had a lot of fun. I think he believed me when I said I owned 25 cars and wanted warranties for all of them. Entertaining when I have some free time, annoying when I don\'t.


Ed 209
Monday 23rd of March 2009 10:59 am


Rob Cockerham

I\'d like to determine whether the calls are coming from inside or from outside of the USA.


Megatron
Monday 23rd of March 2009 11:14 am


Brandon

I am pretty sure the number I posted earlier is some sort of caller ID mask for an international number. The information I found on this website, http://tirs.us/lookup/6152382110/ leads me to believe it is a local Nashville number that is either rented or sold to an ISP. (See http://www.techweb.com/encyclopedia/defineterm.jhtml?term=DLEC) I\'m not too sure how this process works, but this CLEC & DLEC business sounds like a way to sell local numbers to non-local companies.


R2D2
Monday 23rd of March 2009 12:26 pm


Marnie

Well, I have tried to talk to a person before and ask who they are, how they got my number and how they can be calling me when I\'m on the no-call list. Their answer was \"warranty services\" \"the dealer\" and \"then just fucking press 1 next time.\" Charming


Eve
Monday 23rd of March 2009 12:49 pm


Maybelle

I live in Canada and I get calls bi-weekly from a nearly identical \'company\'. They somehow know the type of vehicle I own though, which unnerves me.


Starscream
Monday 23rd of March 2009 1:02 pm


Steve

I got another of these calls just this morning, I pressed 2 to talk to the representative and the conversation went like this: Them: Hello Sir, [begins speech] Me: [cutting in] Hi, remove me from Them: [hang up] Me: your list... Nice, they hang up before you can finish saying \"remove me from your list\"... I worked for a VERY short time in telemarketing, and this is DEFINITELY not legal...


Teddy Ruxpin
Monday 23rd of March 2009 1:51 pm


AK

I\'ve been getting these B.S. calls on my cell phone, which is ILLEGAL BY FEDERAL LAW. My Sprint phone has been getting these, and my mom\'s Boost mobile (a Sprint pre-paid cell phone company) as well. The caller ID shows up with eight digits, one digit too long with an area code of \"506\" which is in New Brunswick, Canada.


Terminator
Monday 23rd of March 2009 1:55 pm


Pete

I love being a kind and gentle jerk to all telemarketers. We don\'t seem to have these fake extended warranty asses over here in the East Coast, but we have plenty of other scammers. I love to introduce them to my two year old. I love to cough excessively into the phone. \"Oh, I\'m so sorry.\" I love to say things like, \"Hang on a second, I need to find a pen.\" Then take my time getting a beer. I love to stand near the TV and ask, \"I\'m sorry, could you say that again?\" Over and over.


Tom Servo
Monday 23rd of March 2009 2:01 pm


Caitlyn

Its not only car warranty they do credit cards too. We get these calls every day


K9
Monday 23rd of March 2009 6:26 pm


Angela

The new article on the Honda service department is like the experience I\'ve had. I work at a Hyundai dealership as a receptionist (among other titles) and I can\'t tell you how many calls I get from confused customers, especially since Hyundai makes such a big deal about their warranty. Most of them are confused, some are angry, and some get defensive, thinking Hyundai was lying about their warranty and are trying to sell them another one.


Mr. Roboto
Monday 23rd of March 2009 6:44 pm


Angela

The only helpful information I can offer is that the calls from customers about the telemarketers seem to come in waves. We\'ll hear nothing for a month or so, then for a period of about 2 weeks get calls.


Mr. Roboto
Monday 23rd of March 2009 6:46 pm


Jay

Why doesn\'t someone get a credit card not associated with your real account, and give that number, and see what happens?


Bicentennial Man
Monday 23rd of March 2009 7:29 pm


James T. Bender

Listen, meat bag, no one drives a car these days. Tubes is where it\'s at, baby.


Bender
Monday 23rd of March 2009 7:39 pm


Mr.Bob

They must be blind dialing; I continue to get these calls on my GrandCentral number which isn\'t published and I never share with anyone. The Caller ID shows numbers in NJ, NV, CA, and toll-free numbers. (702) 554-1452 and (702) 554-1452 seem to be recent favorites.


Johnny 5
Monday 23rd of March 2009 9:23 pm


BrewWench

What timing! Read your article yesterday morning, then they called last night. Told them I was thrilled that my 1979 Mustang Ghia was still under warranty, as it had caught on fire and burned to the ground in December, 1986. For some reason, he did not agree with my joy and hung up.


Bender
Tuesday 24th of March 2009 6:05 am


Martin McFly

Simply pretend you are a law enforcement officer investigating a homicide when they called. Advise them if they hang up they will be charged with interferring with an investigation & a warrant has already been obtained to gather all phone records to this number. Then proceed to grill them on how they know the deceased. What is their relationship with them? What vehicle has the warranty about to expire? Pretend this is new information because they did not own a car. Etc...Have fun!


Mr. Roboto
Tuesday 24th of March 2009 12:29 pm


Repeatedly following the instructions to be removed from their list doesn\'t work, and with the people I get, they hang up the instant they realize you are not interested in their warranty. If I play along, when I get to a human, the first thing they ask is for the year/make/model of my car. I pointed out that they should know that already, since they knew the car\'s warranty is about to expire, and they hung up. The next time, I played naive and told them about my 1997 Ford Slingshot. Whaddya know, my Slingshot was in their database! And while the salesman couldn\'t provide any new information (due to security reasons), he confirmed that any information I provided was right there already in my file. I managed to string out the conversation for about a half hour, but didn\'t get any believable info about the company.


Nanite
Tuesday 24th of March 2009 1:32 pm


Slager

Well, all I do know is they keep calling me and I don\'t even have a car.


Tom Servo
Tuesday 24th of March 2009 7:34 pm


Slager

Oh, also I\'m pretty sure all my calls (to my cell phone) has come from area codes in California. I live in Minnesota. Pretty sketchy!


Crow T. Robot
Tuesday 24th of March 2009 7:35 pm


Renee

I always do a reverse phone number search when I get these calls. One time I tried to call it back. It was a Spanish-speaking lady in Los Angeles who had no idea WTF I was talking about when I tried to explain that someone was exploiting her number to spam-call my cell phone.


Crow T. Robot
Tuesday 24th of March 2009 10:05 pm


Spike

The name \"Auto Warranty\" comes up in my caller ID, and a quick Google search told me that the number, 786-369-7342 is in Florida. These ones appear to be calling from the tip of America\'s whang! Could we get everyone to call them at once or something? Has anyone tried to reverse the tables on them? Maybe it wouldn\'t do any good, but still...


Bender
Tuesday 24th of March 2009 10:06 pm


Johnny

In the latest version of this call (which began with a lovely-sounding southern voice), I pressed \"1\" to talk to a person, but all I got was a recording saying that everyone was busy, and if I left a name/number, they\'d get back to me. Not gonna happen. On the bright side, the recording did mention their hours of operation (allegedly): M-F 9-9 ET, Sat 9-2.


The Gunslinger
Wednesday 25th of March 2009 10:30 am


Smash

They are calling a shared support cell phone at my work (the old number must have been to someone with a warranty). I once tried to engage the telemarketer in conversation, trying to reason with him to stop calling us, since we didn\'t have a vehicle tied to this phone number. The telemarketer began to just repeat everything I said, as in a game. Me: \"We don\'t have a car or a warranty\" Him: \"we don\'t got a car or warranty either\" Me: \"why are you calling, then?\" Him: \"Why are you calling?\"


Aibo
Wednesday 25th of March 2009 11:05 am


John E.

You know, I got my first phone calls on these a couple days ago, but I\'ve been getting them in the mail for years! Rob, you get letters on this too?


Starscream
Wednesday 25th of March 2009 1:18 pm


lou ferrigno

its hilarious because i got a phonecall about my warranty expiring just today and then i come to cockeyed and found this story!


Bumblebee
Wednesday 25th of March 2009 1:36 pm


Ruh

I would have tried to get more information for you but when they called me I was actually curious. However it only took 3-4 questions and the amount of cash they wanted to make me turn and walk away quickly. Well, really I just ended to conversation and hung up. But they still called ike 3 more times before I got rid of them.


Metropolis
Wednesday 25th of March 2009 9:14 pm


I get calls like this almost every day. The one I get most often is \"Hello this is NAME, I have important information regarding your credit card account\". They do not specify which company or bank it is with and I always have hung up. My favorite one starts with a big fog horn sound and then goes \"Hello this is your captain speaking. You\'ve won a cruise\". Next time I should listen to one of these things few to figure out what their obvious scams are all about.


Robby the Robot
Thursday 26th of March 2009 12:25 am


hutchiee

They are easy to treat the same as all telemarketers, waste their time more than they\'ve wasted yours. I usually put them on speakerphone, and see how well they carry on a conversation with my 3-year-old daughter. I really should start recording them, those would make some great blog entries.


Terminator
Thursday 26th of March 2009 6:20 am


Chuck

I got 2 of these calls TODAY from these f***tards from 2 different numbers. I plan on screwing with them the next time they call. I had no idea that there would be live operators after the automated message ends. www.cockeyed.com is the best! Thanks for looking out for consumers, Rob!


Cylon
Thursday 26th of March 2009 3:34 pm


Mr. Tibbs

Look people, it\'s a waste of time to get mad at these people, they just don\'t care. So why not play them and make the time more enjoyable for all parties? I\'ll ask about a warranty on my 2004 Fallopia ( c\'mon, you know, it\'s one of those eye-talon sports cars ). Ask them to repeat what they just said. Act stoned....OK, maybe it won\'t be an act. Do anything, be anyone, just have fun dammit!


Iron Giant
Thursday 26th of March 2009 3:58 pm


Eric

The feds can\'t do anything about it yet because the calls are made from a computer which routes the call through unused/disconnected phone numbers or transmits a fake caller id. The \"live\" people on the other end are work at home people who make $0 an hour since they hang up ever 2 seconds to a pissed off person.


Data
Thursday 26th of March 2009 11:08 pm


Robert

They\'ve been calling both my cell phone, my father\'s cell phone, and the phone at my work (a Starbucks) with automated messages claiming the \"factory warranty on my vehicle is about to run out...\" I have a sneaking suspicion that this robotic annoyance got my number after I dialed 1-800-FREE-411... I\'ve used it on my cell and at work and my father used it...


Robby the Robot
Friday 27th of March 2009 1:20 am


wait what were we writing again.....


Robby the Robot
Friday 27th of March 2009 7:30 am


Dan

I have been getting these calls for a couple years now. They seem to call back more frequently when you hang up or ask to be removed from the list.. sometimes the next day. A couple months ago, I filed an FCC complaint ( http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm ) with the limited information I had. You fill out the form, the FCC kills a tree or two and a week later sends you a paper copy of what you just filled out. Not sure if anything will ever come of it, but I haven\'t got a call since.


Pris
Friday 27th of March 2009 7:31 am


Betsy

I still havn\'t gotten a call, but I do get ragular letters in the mail. \"Your car warrenty is almost up! We can help.\" I don\'t own a car, I can\'t drive a car, I\'m the only 19 year old without a license around here! Now my 7 year old brother gets the same letter at the same time in the mail...


R2D2
Friday 27th of March 2009 2:03 pm


Etab

I have learned that they don\'t care that I work at a hospital and they tie up the line.


The Gunslinger
Friday 27th of March 2009 3:04 pm


Eliott

They don\'t seem to like taking more calls than necessary. Case in point: Usually, I\'ll get these calls, and eagerly press 1 to talk to someone, only to talk like Special Ed. When I tell them I want a warranty on the short bus that I ride everyday, it exposes their true character. One lady said \'I\'m sorry, sweetie, you don\'t need to worry about us calling you anymore, ok?\'. But then I got another call a week later. This one asked to put me on hold, and left me there for 20+ minutes.


Voltron
Friday 27th of March 2009 9:52 pm


Timbo

The continue to call about once every two weeks at various times of the day.


Bender
Sunday 29th of March 2009 4:10 pm


nihil

It seems like we need to figure out where all of these people (possibly myself included) shopped/gave their info to in say the last 6 months. That would probably lead to whatever company sold our info or had their security breached and isn\'t saying it was. Either that or AT&T has someone on the inside giving out numbers. It\'s all very fishy. There\'s got to be a recurring component in all of this.


Crow T. Robot
Monday 30th of March 2009 8:39 am


Katt

I used to get these phone calls weekly and they almost always came from a Nevada or Oklahoma number. Since putting my number on the Do Not Call list they\'ve been reduced to once every one or two months. I\'m wondering if we can think of some innocent sounding questions to ask while pretending to search for information, like \"how\'s the weather\" that could help us triangulate where these people are over time. Or just pretend to be overly friendly and tell them your \"amazing\" skills, like being able to give historical trivia about anywhere or making dumb rhymes with any name.


Terminator
Monday 30th of March 2009 11:16 am


NiteSurfer

I worked 4 weeks in Warranty phone sales. Ugh! Most co-workers were ex-inmates. Crew Chiefs were constantly texting drug deals. Company was in office building. Due to complaints, had to hire security guards to keep \"gang looking\" workers from using other floors or public restrooms. Company was a scam. Warranties had major problems. Customer credit card numbers were written on post-its and stuffed into pockets. Even employee pay plan was a rip-off. It took me 4 weeks to figure out and leave.


Aibo
Monday 30th of March 2009 11:39 am


David Davidson

April 1st Annonymous is launching a campaign against this company. Get in on the LULZ.


David
Monday 30th of March 2009 10:18 pm


Holly H

The call was from Kentucky.I spoke to Nicole in Jayfield, IL. She said the warranty would expire tonight at midnight, so it wad lucky I called (and obviously I had not called, they called me, but I digress). She transferred me to Adam in Irvine, CA. Adam told me that my warranty had expired after 10 years were up, which as I had said I was in a 1999 Honda Accord (??), then he transferred me to Drew the inspector. I answered 4 dumb questions and asked Drew where he was, and then drew hung up on m


Eve
Tuesday 31st of March 2009 1:32 pm


Nikoli

I have never had a call from them. However one of my co-workers has a brother who works for them in St. Louis, he says all they do is hang out all day and make tons of money. He\'s never been too specific on any details, and I\'ve always thought that it was a scam/con. He\'s tried to rope me into it, and get me to move down to St. Louis with him, but it sounds too good to be true. This story almost confirms it.


Teddy Ruxpin
Wednesday 01st of April 2009 11:15 pm


Brandon

I get these calls ALL THE TIME! Yet for some reason it always hangs up on me before I can click the option to stop receiving calls. weird.


Voltron
Thursday 02nd of April 2009 1:54 am


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Mr. Roboto
Thursday 02nd of April 2009 11:56 pm


John

They seem to be hitting me hard up here in Tumwater, Washington. We\'ve had at least one pushy phone call (we are on the no-call list) an LOTS of snail-mail come-ons. Oh those sneaky Car Warranty sales men/women! May their sales pitch into oblivion... =john=


Optimus Prime
Friday 03rd of April 2009 12:25 am

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