Called with a recording about my car warranty expiring soon, to fix this hit 1 to end call hit 2. I hit 2 and it hung up on me.
yep, same happened to me just now, except I hit 1 just to see what the deal was. When they asked for the year and make and I told them 1987 Toyota, they hung up on me. How rude! ;-) Not that I would have fallen for it, just funny.
I just had the same thing happen to me I pressed 1 and talked to a guy. Told him I had 120,000 on my car and he hung up on me. I tried calling back but its a dead number. He sounded like some hick on the phone could barely speak.
voicemail from this number, we don't answer numbers we don't know. about warranty and we have not responded. i am so tired of scams.
This has NOTHING to do with car warranties and EVERYTHING to do with them finding LIVE phone numbers they can sell overseas to other scammers. I'm SO annoyed by this.
If they really wanted to know about my car's warranties and they were legitimate, they would have known what kind of car I had - like I asked. All I did was press #1 and they asked for my car's make and model. I said, well you tell me... you called me and was abruptly hung-up upon.
If they are not hunting for LIVE numbers, then they are hunting for information about CARS that they can sell.
Either way, they are mining for information and I'm annoyed as all get out. I have all of our phone numbers on the Do Not Call list and this is a cell phone!
if any of you who get these calls have any affialiations with Iraq soldiers?
Got this call as well said it was about renewing a car warranty, this is a complete scam, my number has been on the do not call list since 2005.
Got one from a different number same thing... +442074922696
I just received a call from this number and they told me my warranty was expired on my GM vehicle. They said press 1 for a representative so I did, thinking that I might be able to talk to someone about removing my number or at the least vent some frustration. Right away they ask for the make and model for my GM vehicle or part (didn't quite catch that part). They hung up as soon as I didn't start my sentence with a letter or number! I drive an 82 Chevy Sport Van so they must have got my number from either Big O or Advanced Auto Parts, since those are the only companies that have my number associated with my van. Of coarse there is a chance that the GM thing is nothing but a coincidence, but who knows. If anyone knows what company this is for or how to talk to somebody I would love it if you could share it with me. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, please don't spam me ;)
Got the same call 10 minutes ago saying that my auto warranty was about to expire. My warranty expired about 3 years ago. SCAM!!!!
did not get a rep. was hung up on immediately.
it is a scam if you type the number into Google, you can file a report to with the government at www.ftc.gov they are apparently after your money and will use the gemic that your car warranty has expired. They are from London, do not pick up or believe them.
Said my auto insurance was about to expire,bla bla bla.
I got the call too, let it go to my voicemail and when i checked, the person (or recording) just hung up...
Much like others here, I received this unsolicited call. I waited on the line for a representative and asked who was calling. I was immediately hung up on.
I received the same call on my cell on Tues Feb 12 7:36PM ESt.
Same automated message from a auto warranty place.
I was supicious A: my warranty is not near its end, B: I'm on the Do not call list.
I pressed 1 to speak with the rep. A young male voice answered and asked me for the make an model of my car. I said " You tell me, you called ..." and
the represntive said " Don't be a moron, get off my phone" and hung up!
PS: Aren't automated telemarking calls illegal in NJ?
any leads email me to email@example.com
I got a call from this number a few minutes ago. I did not answer because it was a long number and it had a plus sign in the front of it(+442074842277). I was sitting at the computer and decided to do a number lookup and got all these complaints on the same number. It also listed a UK number code.
I just received a call from this number on my cell phone. I never answer numbers I don't know (that is why they make voicemail) so I didn't answer this call. No message was left. Thanks to everyone before me who did answer and who identified this as a scam call.
i just got this call too dont give them any info folks its a scam
i JUST GOT A PHONE CALL AS WELL. BUT KNOW ONE ANSWERED
sounds like I got the same thing happen as did all of you. received the call, could not answer it at the time. found this on the web?????
frustrated in Texas
Called my cell phone and when I called back and challenged them, they hung up. I am on the "Do Not Call" List and I went to the FTC web site and filed a complaint. You have to include the phone number - 442-074-842277
Same here just got a call from the +442074842277...Im used to receiving phone call from italy so when I saw the number I almost answered it...since i recognized a european country code...but sinces it wasn't 01139 for italy i googled the number to check where it was from and found this forum...Im glad i didn't anwser...I recently purchased a used car so they must have gotten my phone number from the dealership...I hope its not from the bank because then we have a bigger problem...I am also on the Do not Call List
YEAH! I was wondering what on earth was going on. I thought it might me international or something. They called at like 8:15 on 2/11/08, I didn't answer it.
I also received a call on my CELL phone from this number with the 77 added at the end. As I am on the National Do Not Call list I wonder how that happened?
I got the same phone call last night! It was at 8:34pm. Rude. Does anyone know who to report this too??
This number is calling from London.
Recieved the same call, here's some info I found:
The same exact scenario happened to me except I really thought it was a legitimate company so was on the phone with the company for about 30 minutes. When I was contacted I was advised that my warranty had already expired and we discussed the warranty they offered (pricing, financing, etc).
The recording when I first received the call (from +442074842277 according to my caller id) stated that they were calling as a courtesy since they had sent me numerous notices via mail but i had not responded and they were basically giving me one last chance to enroll in this warranty before my case was closed (this is also what the man I spoke with said).
After reviewing the terms I asked how long I had to decide and they advised me that I had to purchase the warranty tonight and that they offered no interest financing.
I let the man know that I needed to speak to my husband about the terms and if I could call him back. He stated that he did not have a direct number but gave me customer service number and advised to leave a message. The customer service number that was given to me is 888-998-9893. I also asked for the name of the company since it was never mentioned in the recording or when the live operator answered the phone - he stated that the company name is TransAmerica Warranty and that the insurance company for the warranty is Warranty America. He agreed to call me back in 20 minutes.
In those 20 minutes I went to my car to grab my current warranty information and found out that my warranty had NOT expired and it is actually good til Dec 2009. At this point, I decided to google the companies and found the website for Warranty America and on the main page there is a NOTICE posted --- see www.warrantyamerica.net/notice ... this notice basically states that if you are contacted by someone selling warranty from them it is not legitimate. Please read! If it had not been for this notice I would have fallen victim to this scam!
When the representative called me back I said 'I have reviewed my records and shows that my warranty has not expired, I have over a year left on it' ... he tried to state that my mileage had expired but advised him that my mileage was still below the max per my warranty. At this point, he stated that his computer showed different information.
Further researching TransAmerica I came across this site and found the report filed which described exactly what I had experienced.
I emailed Warranty America to confirm that the sales call was a scam but in the meantime I plan to tell everyone I can about this!
I consider myself a pretty intelligent and cautious person but I was ready to pay the down payment! Very scary!
It's a telemarketing scam, offering car warranties. You get a recording telling you lies, then telling you to press 1 to talk to an agent, or press 2 to disconnect. I always answer and act interested. I try to get them to mail me something or give me a website to go to for more info. They hang up on you quickly if you try to get them to identify themselves. Give them a fake name and your real address if you can. Sooner or later they'll leave a trail leading back to themselves...