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How MANY times is THIS the FINAL notice I will receive?

Posted by berkeleyscot on December 6, 2007

I am all beset around with a car insurance company that randomly dials my telephone number several times a day.

“Please listen carefully to the following message. We have been trying to reach you concerning the expiration of your car’s warranty. This is the final notice you will receive from us. If you have already activated your car’s warranty, press 2. Press 1 to talk to a representative.” Or something similar “Blah Blah Blah.”

I’ve never owned a car in my life, but to date, I can’t get out of the system.

I’ve tried several different approaches to get them to leave me alone.

When I got the first call, I naïvely thought I should tell them I don’t have a car and I pressed 1 so I could explain and tell them not to bother calling back.

That strategy didn’t work and the calls continued, so I pressed 2 to be taken off the list.

After that, I was receiving at least 2 calls a day from this company.

I tried the tactic of telling them I did have a car. One day I had a Rolls Royce, the next a Hillman Imp (a UK car, popular in the 1960s). The reps didn’t believe me and the Hillman Imp one slammed the phone down!

But, nothing worked and I was told several times a day that this was the LAST call I would receive about my car.

Recently, I realised I’m talking to reps I’ve already talked to and they apologise, but they can’t get me out of their system!

Of course, it’s a scam.


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