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Apr 17, 2021 - 8:15:54 AM
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57150 posts since 12/14/2005

In a recent conversation, we were trying  to remember the names of the JETSONS cartoon family.
I identified most of them, including ROSIE the robot maid.
And I said that, even though she's not on TV any more (except for reruns), she's got a different job, where she phones me, several times each month, to tell me how worried she is, because my car's warranty may have expired.
 
Apr 17, 2021 - 8:41:16 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

25829 posts since 8/3/2003

Mike, I'm still getting calls about my 2010 Malibu Chevy that I haven't had since 2014, plus calls about my 2014 Honda that I haven't had since 2018. These warranty trolls evidently don't check for current ownership at all.

Apr 17, 2021 - 10:48:16 AM
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863 posts since 9/6/2019

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Apr 17, 2021 - 11:01:18 AM

Brian T

Canada

18059 posts since 6/5/2008

Eat the pigeon. End of interference.

Apr 17, 2021 - 11:20:44 AM

DRH

USA

614 posts since 5/29/2018

My guess is that most of the current wave of car warranty scams come from the Philippines. Their biggest industry is (was) call centers. The lockdowns put thousands of these people out of work. A few fortunate ones were allowed to work from home. Some less fortunate probably used their understanding of call center technology to set up fake call centers.

These are all college educated people, among the highest paid non-professional workers in the country. The tech types are university educated, some with graduate degrees, and are more than capable of building moonlight operations.

Last I heard the Philippines had 48% unemployment. Crime is going through the roof because people are starving. No doubt the same thing is happening in India, Indonesia, and other countries with a large call center presense.

I think much of this type of scamming would go away if the telecoms here in the states did something about phone number spoofing. They can stop it but lack any motivation to do so.

Apr 17, 2021 - 11:50:04 AM

donc

Canada

6552 posts since 2/9/2010

Being cynical makes me assume one thing. Any warranty company that would pursue someone to the ends of the earth is likely the same company that has a hard time resolving a legitimate claim.

Edited by - donc on 04/17/2021 11:50:27

Apr 17, 2021 - 1:24:12 PM
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OM45GE

USA

106155 posts since 11/7/2007

I have as good friend who is the service manager at a BMW dealership. He said those calls and related mailings are pretty much all scams and worthless. They used to try and help customers file claims but never succeeded.

Apr 17, 2021 - 1:25:56 PM

DRH

USA

614 posts since 5/29/2018

I doubt any of the present problem is coming from "real" extended warranty companies.

Of course the real extended warranty companies aren't much more than scammers operating under the legitimacy of car dealers, walmart, etc. Privately, most of the guys peddling this stuff admit they are only trying to meet quotas imposed by management. The sales people hate it because they know the customer will eventually be angry with them when the warranty doesn't work as promised.

Apr 17, 2021 - 1:27:05 PM

DRH

USA

614 posts since 5/29/2018

quote:
Originally posted by OM45GE

I have as good friend who is the service manager at a BMW dealership. He said those calls and related mailings are pretty much all scams and worthless. They used to try and help customers file claims but never succeeded.


Exactly!

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