I received a letter from a private company that claims to be a consumer advocacy organization. In the letter the company suggests that their system flagged a car that I recently bought from a local dealership to be damaged. They continued to explain how they would help me get my rights and punitive damages by connecting me with lawyers. My heart started beating so fast that I am almost fainted. I rushed to pull the title to my car but did not find anything on the title that would alarm anybody. The car's title was clean. I checked the records that the dealership provided me at the time of the purchase and again found nothing to worry about. However, my curiosity made me call this company to ask some questions.
The next day I called NASC, Inc to be answered by a very pleasant person on the other side. I started asking questions and instantly I felt that there is something up. All the answers are ambiguous and unclear. The person on the phone kept saying that I have to discuss this or that question with our legal department before discussing any specific questions. Eventhough, my questions were simple and concise, like "Where did you get my personal information?" , "What database do you have?", "How much would it cost me?", "Why are you doing this?" I was simply given BS answers that did not make any sense.
Soon after that, I contacted DMV to confirm that my car has a clean title and does not have a salvage title. They confirmed that my car is clean. They also told me that NASC inc is a private organization that is currently under investigation by DMV for violating privacy laws and accessing consumer database to get thier name and address. They also suspected that NASC might have access to some people's social security numbers.
Whatever you do or no matter how concerned you are, DO NOT contact the National Automobile Saftey Council, Inc. They are a bunch of ex car dealers who joined forced to extort monye from you while pretending to be angels who are trying to serve the community.