How many of you are getting the auto warranty scam calls?

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    scjbash

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    These people are driving me nuts. They call at all hours, and won't stop no matter how many times I tell them. I was reading up on it, and apparently there are around 70 companies in the St. Louis area trying to sell them. The company that keeps calling me has a New Jersey number though. 973-804-0196. I just filed a complaint with the FTC at Federal Trade Commission. All you need is their number or company name to identify them, and it only takes about 5 minutes. From what I've read they are well aware of the problem and are trying to figure out which ones are ignoring the do not call registry and/or calling repeatedly. If you are not on the registry, you can sign up at the ftc site in about 30 seconds.
     
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    usmamg

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    Several times a week on mobile phones.. This is bull$#!t
     
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    Godless Gun Guy

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    once a week
     
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    TeeJay

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    quite a few dang times and ALWAYS from a different number. i had started saving the numbers as "waranty scam #" on my phone, but it was always a new number so i gave up.

    i have 203-608-5005 and 717-432-5696 saved as warranty scam numbers.
     
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    thehinge

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    Same thing but a company claiming you asked about mortgage info (complete BS) and wanting to sell you 'grant info': 213-228-8111. Ugh!
     
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    Armed2TheTeeth

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    I've thankfully never gotten them, but then again we are signed up for every no-call list there is, mobile and home phones. FWIW, when we switched to Vonage we noticed a significant drop in sales call volume, even before we got on the list.
     
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    usmamg

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    We should start a data base of these fools numbers and call them to see if they want to buy real estate on the Moon!
     
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    rykdawgg6601

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    I keep an emergency whistle by the phone just for this type of call. :twisted::twisted::twisted:
     
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    evidens83

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    Damn bastards always call my cell phone at all types of hours!! Funny thing is that I dont even own a car right now too :mad:
     
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    scjbash

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    The mobile phone part really ticks me off. It's illegal for a company to auto-dial cell phones because the cell owner can be charged for the call. They can dial it by hand, but we know they aren't doing that.
     

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