Sunday, August 29, 2010

Beware: Warranty-Expiring Scam

Friends,
I despise salespersons who use linguistic sophistry to frighten and trick people into buying something they do not need. Probably, if you hear from anyone with a vague name such as "Credit Card Services" or "Motor Vehicle Services" or "Publisher Services" you ought to report them to your state Attorney General, and also to your local Better Business Bureau. Maybe to the Postmaster, too!



Notice that I am being threatened with a $2,000 fine and 5 years imprisonment if I am caught "OBSTRUCTING WITH DELIVERY" of this missive which I honestly believe to be an attempt to swindle me!

So, what does it say with such great urgency? That my factory warranty (or my dealership warranty) is expiring. The truth is, my legitimate warranty is good for approximately 5 years from new, and I'll bet yours is, too.

What *is* going to expire alarmingly soon is this offer of this spurious coverage! They mention their own allegedly made-up expiration date of 09/08/10 three times, in large print. But that--I repeat--is when their offer expires. Not when my own, existing, real car warranty expires.


If I'm getting this, I'll bet an awful lot of Americans are also getting something similar. As with spam in your email account, your best course of action is to set the paper aside, under no circumstances to use the telephone number on the mailing, and to telephone your car dealership using the number provided in your vehicle documents or contract.

All the best,
Rowena

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just got one of those, i freaked out but then the dates when my warrantee is due don't match and told them ill go to my dealer to pay there and not by phone…their nice attitude totally changed.

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