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Cheeseheads
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Hi all,

Just got an email from a friend stating that next month all cell #s are going to be public info. Not sure if telemarketing calls are an issue for folks in the Islands but I know cell rates are fairly high soo.... The phone number for the do not call list is: 888-382-1222. I believe this # is for cell and home as well. You need to call from the phone that you are planning to put on the list. Web site is: donotcall.gov. Site can also be used to report any unwanted calls received 31 days after you have put your number on the list. Yeeeaaah, no more telemarketing calls. Easy peasy.

Just my little attempt to pay back a little for all of the help I have recieved from so many of you. Hope it helps and have a great day8-)

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Topic starter Posted : May 18, 2009 1:59 pm
Trade
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Thanks a bunch! I get "data calls" whatever they are so I'll check into this.

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Posted : May 18, 2009 2:33 pm
Cheeseheads
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lol, Mine are "Your automobiles extended warranty is about to expire" I just politely tell them "actually I have 3 more years, but thanks for thinking of me" wouldn't mind so much if it wasn't almost EVERY DAY, uuuggghh. Hopefully no more.

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Topic starter Posted : May 18, 2009 3:23 pm
cheryl96s
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I get that auto warranty call EVERY day from different #'s. I actually made myself endure the entire automated call thinking that a real person would get on so I could tell them to take me off the stupid list........but no, not a real person at all! UGH!

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Posted : May 18, 2009 4:29 pm
DUN
 DUN
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I politely inform the caller I have Tourettes Syndrome.

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Posted : May 21, 2009 1:23 am
Cheeseheads
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funny Dun. I may "borrow" that one some day. Could have some real fun with one of the real pushy ones.

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Topic starter Posted : May 21, 2009 12:25 pm
Suzette
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I get the auto warranty calls alllll the time, and now the credit card call too (last chance to lower your interest rate !!!)

I have also waited thru the entire thing to get to a PERSON but NOPE, no person. VERY ANNOYING !

Cheeseheads: How do you politely inform ,,, do you actually get a PERSON ?

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Posted : May 21, 2009 8:57 pm
Cheeseheads
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Not always, but I'm fortunate enough to be interupted by a live person on about 40% of my warranty calls 😛

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Topic starter Posted : May 22, 2009 1:03 am
no0ne
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BEWARE! The warranty calls are a verified SCAM!

When will the USofA finally start going after these scammers? I suppose after enough congress-people get scammed themselves...

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Posted : May 22, 2009 10:05 pm
no0ne
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Seems I spoke too early, here is an article about the government going after the scammers:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30852785/

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Posted : May 23, 2009 12:34 am
Cheeseheads
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Thanks for finding that article noone. It's uplifting to know that our Government is actually working to protect us against these crooks, and even more so to hear that some folks may even get reimbursed. FYI, I've also gotten the credit card calls, unfortunately quite regularly.

After reading the article you posted it looks as if the original info I posted will not help anyone when it comes to deterring these loosers. Hopefully it will help still help in other ways.

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Topic starter Posted : May 23, 2009 5:17 am
no0ne
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Sorry to bring this thread back up, but it looks like the "motor vehicle warranty notification" scam has moved to snail mail. I just received a postcard for my car (a nine year old car) saying my warranty "has expired or may expire soon."

Details:

Dealership Warranties
12131 Dorsett Rd., #106
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Wanna bet this is a drop off point for mail and has no legitimate use?

In big letters at the bottom: 1-866-533-996

For some damn reason, they actually know my real name. I do wonder where my name came from, as I am anally-retentive about giving it out.

Also, a good piece of advice for all: never give anyone (including car rental agencies) you SS number. NO ONE NEEDS IT TO DO BUSINESS, except for the government and your employer. I am sure they have my name because some sh!thouse corporation that has my name sold it to them.

What makes me really wonder about their motivations, is, "...call us immediately with your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and exact miles to extend... blah blah blah" - the VIN is what worries me - I would postulate that they are looking for VINs to put on stolen cars.

/funny part is my mint condition 2000 loaded Trans Am with 46k miles, that I baby, does not need "To avoid the high cost of automobile repairs..." - said car:

//drive a 1999 4-banger Camry daily - highly reliable car

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Posted : June 16, 2009 5:00 pm
Future Islander
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noOne:

Although you're correct to say that you do not need to give out your SSN, firms can deny you service if you don't.

We just had this happen to us at an optometrist......the staff indicated that for "insurance reasons and their computer system" they needed the SSN........if we didn't provide it they wouldn't perform the examination.

There was a bill in Congress some years ago, but the insurance industry lobby put a stop to it. Too bad.

F.I.

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Posted : June 16, 2009 5:12 pm
no0ne
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I would just like to add that I think moving to snail mail makes them impervious. Reason: you agree to a contract that they put forward, and they are providing the postage to send it to you. According to our government, anyone can send you mail for any reason - just look at how much crap you get in the mail. This is unlike cell phone calls, because they are paying for all of it.

Look forward to getting this snail-mail spam in the future, with no repercussions for the con-artists.

Thanks Future Islander, you are right, for insurance reasons some companies do require it. Just be careful with the SSN.

You do know the guy on TV (I can't be bothered to look it up) that promises they will protect your ID and has posted his SSN in commercials has had his identity stolen a couple of dozen times?

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Posted : June 16, 2009 5:28 pm
Sauceress
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What's your real name????

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Posted : June 17, 2009 10:26 am
SDMNSTX
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noOne,

Dealership Warranties
12131 Dorsett Rd., #106
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Dealership Warranties address is just a UPS drop-off for mail to make it look like you have a office. My ex brother in law workes for one of these scammers and he makes a lot of money 150,000 + and he is one big SLIME BALL!! And I am glad he is an EX too! Missouri seems to have a lot of this type of scams Atty. general is cracking down but it"s slow and they just change their names when there caught US FIDELS is also huge in Missouri

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Posted : June 18, 2009 2:54 pm
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