Received phone call at 12:14 p.m. on April 7, 2012. Middle-aged woman, with a New Jersey accent, spoke to me over the phone to offer me a supposed one-time only deal to pay for an extented car warranty to provide complete coverage for my vehicle for the next 3 years.
Woman told me about a couple of different payment plans that I could use to pay for the extended warranty. One was for $124.80 for 15 monthly payments, with a down payment of $623.00. The other payment option was for $134.06 for 16 monthly payments, with a down payment of $350.00. She asked me my vehicle make & model, I told her that info. She also asked for my mailing address, which I also gave. Woman phone rep also told me her name was Janice. I did not give any of that information to Janice until after she told me several times, "Sir, in order to find out what your warranty payment plan is, I need that information!"
However, I informed Janice that I don't make the final financial decisions in my household, but that someone else does & that I would have to confer with that person about it. She asked me if I was affiliated with a power of attorney. That was when I got very suspicious about the call. I told her that information as to who I consult with on financial decisions was private. She repeatedly asked me if I consult my finances with a family member, financial representative, my bank, or, once again, a power of attorney! A few minutes later, she demanded that I give her my credit or debit card number to make an immediate payment for either payment plan that she told me about earlier. I repeated the same refrain to her that I don't make the final financial decisions in my household. She then abruptly yelled, "This warranty deal is off! You have a nice day, Sir!" Then hung up. Which I was glad she did. Especially after reading some of the reports filed by various people on this website! Obviously a big scam going around nationally! I noticed the phone number had the area code of my state of residence, Tennessee, though the phone rep told me that she was calling from New Jersey!