Monday, January 5, 2009

Phone Scamming Bastards!

I just got a call that when I answered was a recorded message that said something like "your warranty on your new vehicle is about to expire. Push 1 to talk to a warranty specialist, or push 2 to close your warranty out." So just for fun, I pushed 1. Then I get this real operator on the line who asks me the year and model of my car. So being a suspicious person, I said he should know what year and model my car is because he has the file in front of him. Then total silence....then I was disconnected.

The moral of this story is, ALWAYS be careful what you give out over the phone. I'm not really sure what type of information they were wanting or what they were wanting to sell me but the call was cut pretty short. It just so happens that I do have a car that is under warranty so it made me just a bit curious. Never give out information on the phone, especially to people claiming to be from your financial institution. If you question the caller, always hang up and call your institution.

Have a great week!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you trace the phone number(s) calling with this pitch, you will find they come from all over the US. Not only that, but oft times they target people who do not even own cars.

These calls are coming in to cell phones which are on the do not call list.