These scammers are so hungry for money they are acting like scavengers trying to deplete the older folks. Go get a decent paying job and save money on your mailing materials!
An elderly friend received a card in the mail from "URP Vehicle Division" with a postal address of 3216-1 Rue Royale, St. Charles MO 63301 and this 800 number listed. I trust (the real) Resident47 when he said these are scams. Same goes for the shills who think anyone is foolish enough to fall for their fake review.
Leavemealone Sep 15th, 2017
Hi carlos manzanet . Receive the letter & customer id## mtr1859582 . Anytime contact me 484-502-3016
mobile thank u
Received a card in the mail from urp vehicle Division selling factory warranty. Mine has long since been out!!
its carlos manzanet. today got the letter by customer id no. evdb383407. thank u
urp vehicle division Jul 15th, 2014
Mister Not Resident47:
I've found all the ''direct marketing'' firms which hawk Marathon warranties and done sample research on several. Each one I examined had either serious consumer complaints trailing behind, or attorney general actions, or both. Some send deceptive fear-mongering letters, others have pushy phone reps. That Vehicle Protection Association which you feel validates their activity seems keen to lecture its members in compliance with the Telemarketing Sales Rule, which suggests that they tacitly would rather ignore it. Indeed, some of the complaints center on cold sales calls, which violate TSR and open the door to private TCPA lawsuits.
Even IF United Repair Programs keeps clean in other respects, it should not be attracting comments to a mystery caller site if it consistently places calls to people with an established business relationship AND with their express permission. ''Affiliate marketers'' tend not to meet those criteria. Extended warranties on *anything* are nothing but pure profit to their sellers and worthless to owners. Scammers who sell them have operated for a long time now, well before there was a federal Do Not Call list to help choke them off.
It's no secret that you'd also posted that sunny testimonial as ''DidMyHomework'' a month prior. I'll thank you not to jack other people's user names if you're going to behave like a shill.
From the FTC:
Auto Service Contracts and Warranties
''Be skeptical of mail and phone calls warning that the warranty on your car is about to expire. The companies behind the letters and calls may give the impression they represent your car dealer or manufacturer. .... More than likely, these pitches are from unrelated businesses that want to sell you extended warranties — more accurately known as service contracts — that often sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars. If you respond to a call from a business pitching so-called extended warranties, you’re likely to hear high-pressure sales tactics, as well as demands for personal financial information and a down payment, before you get any details about the service contract. And if you buy a service contract, you may find that the company behind it won’t be in business long enough to fulfill its commitments.''
Resident47 Jul 30th, 2013
Mr. Resident47, where do you come up with your opinion on URP "not having authority to extend coverage"????? They are registered with the VPA and the dept of insurance as licensed agents. They also have a good grade with the BBB and i bought a Marathon policy from them that has well paid for itself over the years. The company they market for is Marathon Administrative company, who is a subsidiary of Marathon Oil.. I have done extensive research on this company and many others and these guys are A+ in my book. They are knowledgeable and even my dealer at Ourismann and Champion Chrysler said this is the only aftermarket coverage they like to deal with because they do such a good job making sure claims are paid and because they don't try and negotiate repair pricing because they pay the posted labor rates,
resident47 Jun 19th, 2013
Did anyone here even call them?
Seemed like a very stand up company. My father no longer drives, so I called for him to inform them and ask questions. Had a lovely conversation.
B+ on BBB
DidMyHomework May 08th, 2013
Grace and Carlis: Your callers do not maintain this site or this web page. Your callers cannot magically determine which numbers should not be called based on anonymous comments. It is unwise to publish a phone number you meant to protect in an open forum where any data harvester and scammer can find it.
As two others have tried to tell everyone here this year, these particular callers are criminal scammers. They have no authority to extend any warranty, and they know nothing about your vehicles, or lack of them. The fake warranty scam is well established and has been around for years.
FCC notes on various ways to combat nuisance calls (at least from legitimate sources)
Resident47 Oct 23rd, 2012
Iam writing in regards to extending coverage. I no longer have a car so I dont need extending coverage. Thank you very much for your time
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE ? REAL / SCAMMERS ?
DENNIS ELS Sep 30th, 2012
hello , this is Carlos manzanet. today receive the letter and owner I'd# 1120216.please content me 610-563-1514
left the message, thank you smile.
carlis manzanet Jul 12th, 2012
Scammers targeting elderly people.