Extended Warranty Call

How the scam works:

(with video below) Buying a car is an investment that almost everyone makes at some point in their life. But keeping that car safe and running well can be expensive. Having a service warranty is a great way to defray the cost of automobile ownership. The key is to make sure the warranty you're purchasing is valid.

A new scam on the horizon is the extended warranty scam. How does it work?

Watch the video below to see the Extended Warranty Call scam exposed:

Extended Warranty Call Scam

This is a telemarketing scheme where the scammers contact car owners by phone offering extended service warranties. They will often make their targets feel unnecessary pressure to purchase a policy that, if it's worth anything at all, doesn't begin to cover all of the repairs they imply that it does.

Once the target has been pressured into giving their credit card information in order to "process the down payment," the scammer disappears.

 

How to avoid:

First and most importantly, never give your credit card information to any telemarketer. The odds of the legitimacy of the services they are selling are not good. Next, be sure to ask for specific details of the coverage.

If the company is a valid one, they will be forthcoming with this information. Lastly, ask to see all of the information in writing, then tell them that once you've looked over the written material you will make a decision. By taking these simple precautions you're protecting yourself and your hard-earned cash.

How to report:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report Scammers To The FTC Here


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Phil

This scam, I believe, involves TWO scams: the first must be "Make $1000 per week from HOME", when the gullible person signs on and receives (likely for a payment) a list of about-to or recently expired warranties on vehicles. The second, of course, is buying the extended warranty itself. I must have received over 30 phone calls since May 2015 when I finished one lease on my truck, and took out a ’15 model on another lease. Only one of the callers said she would "remove my name from the list" — of course, she could not do that —… Read more »

anthony

i recently recieved a call from auto protection alliance about this. and i was careless and gave my debit number because i felt the pressure and just gave in. later on i found out that there is a lot of complaints on these and i called back the next day to cancel it but they wont let me because they need the policy that they said that im gonna recieve through mail. but i have a feeling that im not gonna recieve any because thats one of the complaints that i have read and they continue to deduct the monthly… Read more »

Robert

You need to reference your contract number to cancel…and that comes in the mail. They will claim they will mail you cancellation forms but its a mask to expire the 30 day refund period. The forms don’t actually exist. You need to write them a certified letter and tell them you want to cancel. Real the section of the agreement about cancellations and abide by all the terms, including the odometer check. Save a copy of your contract. Go to consumerpetition.org and follow the instructions on how to have the state of California fight for you.

John Skiba

I am always receiving emails about how my car warranty is about to expire and should sign up for extended warranty coverage. The joke is probably on them. I DON"T OWN A VECHICLE.

Michael D

Also, these scams come via emails. Their e-mail claims that they are accepted by any shop/dealership/mechanic and are "BBB Approved". They are not: the New Jersey BBB has numerous complaints about Direct Auto Warranty and it IS NOT accredited. I work in automotive service and have seen many issues with "third-party aftermarket warranties"; in most cases the customer must pay the bill then try to file a claim. Before buying any after-market warranty check it out — a simple phone call to a dealership "Do you accept XXX Warranty?" can save you expense & hassle.

Tom T.

P.T. Barnum said “There is a sucker born every minute.” 15 years later Guardian Warranty and Simmons-Rockwell are 0 proving him right. I bought a used car from Simmons-Rockwell and they sold me a Guardian Warranty deal for $1699. My air conditioning quit working and they said "Sorry, AC metal tubing is not covered". My $1699 didn’t do me any good. Apparently which parts are covered is a crap shoot. I never did get a contract, but I assume GWC got their share of my $1699. Simmons-Rockwell also sold me "electronic corrosion protection" for $799 and there is a small… Read more »

JohnDang

Cecile Johnson call me to day 8-13-15
281 545 0307
214-307-4460

Nina Lee 407 442 1231
James York direct number is 855 361 6000 x3107 he work for Omega Auto Care
Call back to James number and spoke to Dana she work with Purn Key Auto Group. Her office number is 1877 888 5770

and Cecile Johnson 281 545 0307

This IS a scam DO NOT BUY OR pay over phone for Extended Warranty Call warranty insurance coverage

Kevin M Smith

Wow I just got a call from a guy from Omega Auto Care and I told him I needed to do more research on that company. And he said well I could lead a "horse to water but I can’t make him drink so have a nice day horse" and then he hung up and he sounded extremely agitated.
For the record the company with us protection with Omega for an automotive extended warranty

Vtercell

If they won’t tell you the name of their company, IT’S A SCAM. If they tell you that you are wasting their time when you ask questions, IT’S A SCAM as any legitimate company would happily answer any and all of a contact’s questions, and since representatives of legitimate companies are paid an hourly wage (rather than commission on people successfully cheated) they will never feel that their time is being wasted.

M S

This is a scam. I received a fake letter telling me that a Subaru of mine was connected to an auto file they had, and that I needed to call and update the auto file. I DO NOT OWN A CAR, let alone a Subaru! What a joke! I gave the man on the phone the code written in the letter, he did something with the number, and was quick to hang up. In fine print in the letter, it mentioned that "this is an advertisement," but only after using scare language to convince the reader to pay attention. The… Read more »

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