About a month ago, my husband and I bought a vehicle. Along with the purchase, we bought a four-year extended warranty, bumper to bumper coverage.
Recently we got a phone call from a well-spoken woman who represented a company called “Motor Vehicle” something or other. When you hear Motor Vehicle, it sounds legit, doesn’t it? She strongly suggested we accept her offer of an extended warranty policy costing $2,224 for a three-year period or 40,000 odometer miles.
Even after we explained that we had all the coverage we needed, she started to push the fact that we were mistaken about the coverage we had and insisted over an over that all we had was coverage on our vehicle’s power train and Gap Insurance (whatever that is).
She insisted we needed to take advantage of the offer her company was giving us, even if we could only pay a part of it immediately. Of course, she would have our credit card number!
We told her we would call her back and that’s when she got very adamant and yelled, “No! You cannot call me back. You are not listening to me. This is a now or never deal and will be a shame if you pass it by.”
Bingo, on went the light bulb! “Scam!” screamed in my head.
I won’t tell you the words I uttered when I slammed down the phone. I called the phone number of the scammer as it appeared on my caller ID only be told that the number was out of service.
It’s pretty scary out there. You can’t be too careful. These people are well spoken, clever and pushy. They can find out anything about any one of us.
This is one of the drawbacks of the great technologies of today.