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X
 May 15th, 2009
Unknown company, although they claimed to have tried to reach me by mail and this was my "last chance" to extend my car's warranty. Sigh; here we go again...
*69 ==> 240-210-7077; May 13, 2009 at 9:18 a.m. When I called back I got a recorded message saying that the wireless customer was not available and please call back later.

Notes:
- I wasn't here but they left a message on my answering machine
- The pre-recorded message did not give me a company name (so I don't know for sure that it was the Warranty Activation Center) but there were a lot of similarities between this spiel and the one used by Warranty Activation Center
- I used *69 to get the number that had called. My first attempt ended with a "wireless customer is not currently available, please call back later" message. I called back later and a woman's voice (she sounded like she had an Indian accent to me) asked if my phone number was correct and if I wished to have that number removed. I pressed "1" to do so, but I doubt it will help, and they shouldn't have called me and wasted my time in the first place since I've been on the National Do Not Call registry for some months now.
Steve in Tucson
 May 13th, 2009
This is an Identity Theft phishing scam - they tell you it is for an Extended Car Warranty, once they get your Credit Card number they charge thousands of dollars on it. They did NOT "GET YOUR NUMBER FROM SOMEWHERE". It uses a sequential number Auto-dialing computer (Calls EVERY phone number by adding 1 to the previous phone number) and is run by criminals.... they could care less about the Do-Not-Call list. The phone number seen on Caller ID is "spoofed", which means it is not the number from which the call was placed - they just pick some random number to use when the computer dials the calls. In all probability, the calls are coming from Russia, Nigeria or another one of the countries that are known for email scams - IT IS THE SAME PEOPLE that send out Email phishing scams! The worst thing you can do is answer, that validates your phone number as a "real" phone number. It is then added to a list that they originator uses REPEATEDLY to call you... and then it is put on a list that is sold to other scammers (criminals, really) at a premium price, because it is then on a list of valid cell phone numbers!

It Is Criminals Calling, do not answer!
jaydee
 May 13th, 2009
caller ID said R Smith. No message left.
mkd
 May 13th, 2009
Caller stated her name was Amanda, and she was calling because my car warranty was going to expire. She wanted me to ***activate new warranty** not renew old warranty
T Laabs
 May 12th, 2009
Didn't recognize the number and didn't answer. No message left. After researching to see what others have said, I'm glad I didn't answer. It is tempting to answer and tell them I don't have a car so I don't have to worry about a warranty. Of course, I do have a car and the warranty is far from expiring.
B
 May 11th, 2009
REceived call but no message was left. Caller ID just had wireless caller
Dawna
 May 09th, 2009
Automated sales call for car warranties.
Sharon
 May 07th, 2009
call received from 240-210-7077 caller ID comes up as Pamela Banks... automated system refers to my car's warranty expiring .... funny since I do not have one! there is an option to press 2 and have your number removed. I have used it 2 x's now and am still getting calls. when I call the number back it is a automated system that allows you to opt out.. did this 2 times also...still getting calls ! You can file complaints ..here is the url ; http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall/ you can e-mail, or phone in the complaint.
NY
 May 07th, 2009
I received the recorded call and pressed 1 just to rattle their chain. I asked the jerk what vehicle he was calling about and he went on that they covered all makes. I then asked him if they covered Ford (I never owned one) and he said yes. I asked him then if he was from Ford and he alluded to the fact that he was but I kept on hammering him about if his paycheck came from Ford and he finally said yes, but then said no. When I told him I was busy and asked for a number I could call him back at he hung up.
Bob
 May 07th, 2009
Received so many calls from this number pressed to be taken off the list..and the calls kept coming.My answer machine got filled with there extended car insurance messages..Got to the point pressed 1 to talk to a operator...when I said TAKE MY NUMBER she slammed the phone down..an disconnected me..lovely operator..
Tired
 May 06th, 2009
when I refused the warranty the man called me a jerk and hung up.
hehee
 May 04th, 2009
a lady called and said this is Adaline..your car warranty has expired..hold on one minute please..I hung up ..because it had scam written all over it
caller id said R Smith number was 240-210-7077
Noneya
 May 02nd, 2009
R Smith
Cheryl Hensley
 Apr 30th, 2009

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