Car Scam

02005-06-17 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

This scam could happen to anybody. Beware of people trying to sell extended car-warranties, on fake letterhead of your dealer’s. Email from me to my sales person at the local Toyota dealership – I replaced names with xyz:

I received an offer for an extended warranty from xyz at xyz Toyota. My car is only a year old, and still has two years of warranty, yes? I understand the warranty to be like this:
3-years/36,000-mi. bumper-to-bumper, 5/60,000 powertrain, and 8/100,000 for hybrid-related components.
So – why send me a letter claiming urgent nature and giving me only until June 7 to respond?

Answer from the sales person:

Would you do me a favor and mail or drop your letter off to me so I can find out who sent it to you. We do not have a xyz here at xyz Toyota. The State makes available all new vehicle sales and many outside companies use these records to contact customers to sell warranties and other products. But we do not authorize anyone to contact customers under our name and with your letter I will put a stop to it. If you have any questions please call or email me. I really appreciate you letting me know about this.

1 Comment

  1. Panj

    Thanks for the ‘heads-up’ Ottmar!

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