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Old 04-07-2008, 02:02 PM
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Direct Protect Warranty - Scammers!

I got a call out of the blue from this company. It was a recording saying my warranty on my car is about to expire. I knew I had another 7 months left and/or about 14,000 miles before it expired but I decided to see what it was all about. The guy asked me a couple questions and put me on hold for a minute and then a different guy got on the phone. I asked him why they called me and said my warranty was about to expire when it wasn't and he told me if I had less than a year before it was set to expire than it is considered 'set to expire'.

"OK" I said. I don't know anything about my warranty so I listened to what he said. I was put on hold again and another guy got on the phone and told me my file would close after the phone call so I had to make a decision on if I wanted to buy an extended warranty before I hung up. This was my final chance to get a warranty.

To make a long story as short as possible, the original guy got back on the phone and told me he could extend my warranty for 5 more years or 150,000 miles. He wanted a down payment of $500 and he would set up financing for the remainder of what was owed. I actually got him down to about $300 for the down payment and decided to take it. So far, so good. I had nothing to worry about and my warranty is now extended for 5 years. Longer than I plan on keeping the car.

Well, I got this package in the mail and I was horrified. The first thing I thought was, "I'm paying almost $2,500 for this?" First, it was horribly packaged. But that wasn't the worst. I was told my warranty was 'extended' for 5 years but when I looked at the verbiage of the contract it is very specific on what it covers......pretty much nothing. I was amazed at how little this coverage was. I was told my entire engine, tranny, computers, electrics and on and on and on would be covered. Well, it wasn't even close. Only a very select few parts inside the engine and tranny, no computers, almost no electrical.

At that point I was incredibly agitated and called them to get out of this. I spoke with a manager and told him I was misled and wanted my account credited back. Well, it didn't stop there. I spoke with a man there for 25 minutes and he would not let me get out of the contract. He danced around every complaint I had about this 'warranty' I bought trying to talk me out of it. He talked down to me in a very condescending tone and when I told him I do not want the warranty he tried to give me a discount from Chevy bringing it from $2,500 to $2,000 for the total price if I kept it. When I said no again he put me on hold for a moment and came back and offered another $200 off of the price.

There was an obvious desperation in his voice for me to not cancel my purchase. I finally got my way, after a long battle, and had to pay a fee to get out of the contract, but I must say it was worth it.

This was a few weeks ago and I wanted to post this because I spoke with my Mother who informed me that my Grandmother got a call from a warranty company attempting the same thing on her. She doesn't even drive her car anymore and told them that but they insisted and said they would work with her to get her down payment lowered and help her with easy financing. This is an 87 year old lady. How low do people go? Very low I see. I don't know if it was the same company but it sounded like the same sales tactics so I am going to assume it was.

If you get a call from Direct Protect Warranty do not buy anything. The 'warranty' they sell is not even worth the paper it is printed on and the cheap box it comes in. It is an obvious scam that I was stupid enough to fall for. Don't make the same mistake.


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Old 04-08-2008, 06:20 PM
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Re: Direct Protect Warranty - Scammers!

This is a perfect example of why one should not do business over the phone with any company you do not know or can't verify the Company credentials on first.

Sorry to hear you got stung. Did you report it to the Attorney General in your state?

If you have been misled, it is not only possible to get out of a contract but to be refunded in full too. But you have to do it right. That means talking to the proper authorities.

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Old 04-09-2008, 03:14 PM
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This is weird, i bought a warranty from Direct Protect Warranty and have used it twice since january on my mercedes, their has never been any problems with it at all. It sounds like the guy who wrote about Direct Protect was misled all in general, starting with the business name. I have bought so much stuff over the phone, that is why i use credit cards because of the fraud protection they give you, so there is nothing to worry about these days. Sounds like the poster of this blog has other issues, like needing a job to fill up his time. And I am sure an 87 year old still could use a warranty if her vehicle was to break down, anyone can! But Direct Protect Warranty is legit and has been in business for a very long time and have excellent customer service, so please stay true to facts before you try to hurt a very great company. thanks

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:14 PM
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Re: Direct Protect Warranty - Scammers!

Geez "James West".

No one can read between the lines that you wouldn't be one of the SHILLS for the Company.

Like maybe putting down the poster saying he needs a job and commenting an 80+ yr old women needs a warranty doesn't make you look like a weasel enough......

Try yourself getting a legitimate job you loser!! You and Westmoreland are probably buddies!!!

All of these companies are crap!!!

Stick that har earned money in a savings account in CASE you need it folks.

Don't fall for the crap!!!

You need to work on your deception skills James.


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Old 04-10-2008, 01:02 AM
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I am not sure where you get your information from. Even you admit that you are not sure of the company that you spoke to. I have a warranty with Direct Protect Warranty and I have never had a problem. I do know that there are allot of company's out there and you really should get your information correct before making assumptions that even you admit maybe incorrect. I quote from your reply” I don't know if it was the same company but it sounded like the same sales tactics so I am going to assume it was”. We all know about assumptions. Yes there are bad people out there. Yes there is crime in this world and one should always be sure of what they are doing or saying. Including your self. It's kind of like school, spreading roomers. Who pay's for it. The people that don't deserve it. The times are already too paranoid as it is and if you don’t have factual information then you shouldn’t be spreading roomers. That makes you the bad guy. I had my transmission repaired with no cost due to this warranty. Other wise I would have been out of a job and not to mention money. I agree that you should always make sure with whom you are doing business with as well as who you are getting your information from. I like the news but do you really think that I believe everything that I hear, even if it is channel 7 or read in the newspaper. You really should get your information straight. If anything you should have made a blanket statement.


Sorry to be a pain I just hate to see the little guy getting the sort end of the stick so to speak. E-mail me your phone number and we can talk. I would like to make sure we are all talking about the same thing. I am on EST time zone,

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Old 04-10-2008, 01:35 AM
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Now you got me thinking! I must admit that I don’t do that often as I should. Apparently either do you. I quote you once again from your statement “ I don't know if it was the same company but it sounded like the same sales tactics so I am going to assume it was” and ” I looked at the verbiage of the contract it is very specific on what it covers....... So my point is that you received a contract with the companies name on it, right? You are assuming that this is the same company? My contract came with the name indicating that it was from Direct Protect Warranty. I just looked at it to make sure. Why didn’t yours indicate the same thing? I’ll let you think about that one for yourself. Could it be it wasn’t the same company? In any case I am completely happy with coverage that I have currently.

I still welcome any and all phone numbers so that we can talk in person, just to make sure that I have not missed something. Keeping in mind that I am on EST time. Please E-mail me your phone number. I have unlimited minutes and want to get this cleared up for my own sake of mind.

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Old 04-11-2008, 04:08 PM
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I used to work for Direct Protect Warranty. The allegations above are not only untrue but entirely far fetched and in no way near the way business is done there.

I'm on this site to ask that whoever did write this BS over the internet that they re-think their reason and kindly take it down. Whoever did this has started a rumor vile of absurd proportions stating that I am somehow trying to sabotage them. Whatever your reasons are, fine, they are not my business. But your reasons have now put me in a light that I have somehow turned into a disgruntled, ex employee with a vendetta which is entirely not the case.

I'm simply asking that you tell them who you are or take it down. You made your point and in doing so have turned people into resorting to backstabbing and trash talking on my character.

As a past employee I can whole heartedly assure any potential customer that the original post is completely untrue and fake. It is not even close to the way business is done there. Direct Protect Warranty is a good company with hardworking, honest management and great employees. There was never any scam, on any level whatsoever, taking place. It is not that kind of company. They are very legit and it was a pleasure working with them.

Could it be an ex employee with an axe to grind? Maybe, probably even, I don't know that answer. What I do know is that it was not me. You telling everyone it was me will not change that fact. Get your facts straight before you resort to character assassination.

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Old 04-24-2008, 12:02 PM
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I experienced pretty much the same sales pitch as "sagev" but didn't fall for it.

The telephone number that came up under the caller ID, 207-546-2765 comes back with a "Not in service at this time" message when dialed. The live human being that I talked to gave me a number of 800-878-1869 or may have been 800-898-1869. Neither of these numbers answer when dialed.

I'd say pretty clearly a scam when there's no way of calling the company back, they originally called me on my cell phone which is illegal anyway, and they claimed they couldn't find out that the number they called is a cell phone. (Telemarketers are required by the FCC to check lists to insure they are not sending prerecorded autodialer messages to cell phones which is how this pitch started)

Also, in a quick Google search, Direct Protect Warranty only comes up under scams, not any other formal web site.

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Old 06-25-2008, 11:35 AM
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These guys have called me a number of times and I wanted to play with them a little bit. Usually if you ask a few questions, they hang up on you.
First, this block of phone numbers comes from Digicom Services, which provides 'disposable' phone numbers to scam artists like these guys. Their information is:
12923 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone (310) 358-7000
(800) 464-5446
Fax (310) 437-4105
I spoke with Chris Georger. They were good enough to offer me a three year extended warranty on my (make-beleive) car (2003 Chevy Impala LS) for $2995 ($495 of it up front, 208.33 a month). Even if they weren't in a boiler room somewhere in Orange County, CA, that is about half the trade-in value of the car today, much less in three years when the warranty is supposed to end. He told me that I could find the contract information at www.royaladmin.com but none of the information emailed to me has Royal Admin on it anywhere, which makes me question whether or not they are actually affiliated.
The email they sent me comes from mail@directprotectwarranty.com. There is a website for directprotectwarranty.com, I tried calling the toll-free that is on the website (which is differnt than the number Chris gave me) When I asked for Chris Georger, I did get connected, so at least they are keeping that part of their story straight. Nowhere on the website is there any location information - no names, no addresses... a Whois search of the domain is privacy protected.
A Google search of directprotectwarranty is kinda interesting: There is a Google posting for MemorialCare Health Centers looking for Extended Warranty Reps. I am afraid to ask what kind of extended warranty a hospital would be trying to sell, but my guess is that someone posted the job using a hacked Monster account.
http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.as..._n=jobscomview
The posting had a phone number 714-415-7500 - Googling this number comes back with a number of interesting businesses in Orange County, CA like 'Morgage Bang' (really). Calling this number gets you a very helpful receptionist at C1F Marketing, another one of these awesome virtual companies with a website and a phone number, but no contact information, no street address, and a privacy hidden. C1F Marketing styles itself as a 'Voice Broadcasting' company (read: 'Robo-Telemarketing'). The receptionist didn't know who Chris Georger was.
Okay, seriously, if this didn't look like a scam before, it really does now. This information will go to the appropriate consumer protection agencies of my home state and California.
And yes, I really did give them the name Bartholomew Simpson - maybe they can sell me a warranty on my skateboard... !Ay Carrumba! It was hard not to giggle when they kept calling me Mr. Simpson.

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Old 07-21-2008, 09:22 PM
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hey there folks, so i find myself a little confused... I too got a call from a rep from direct protect. I followed the prompts and was patched through to a warranty specialist. He was great. My Tahoe had just past the factory 36k warranty and they were able to get me the same bumper to bumper coverage, just as if it was the factory one, i have traveled outside of Ca, I have had several repairs done, and they have been fully covered. It was as if the warranty from Chevy had never expired. The price was a little high at first, but the specialist and the finance guy were able to listen to what i could afford and made it fit. And thank God! I would have been screwed. I have referred my friends and family to them and they have had nothing but good things come out of it, so it seems that some of you people get a little "finger point crazy" just bc you might have had a bad experience with your car or the dealership. dont blame the guys that are trying to make a living and help us out too. sure, they are salesmen, sure they want to make money. But its no different than the guy who sells you your health insurance policy, or your car insurance. I know I would not go crying about my insurance agent bc someone else didn't have insurance and they weren't able to cover it. ya know? make sense. Come on guy, just because something wasn't covered (which we ALL know there is no such thing as a perfect deal) you automatically think its a scam?? wow.. if i had a dollar for every time something didn't go JUST the way i liked it, and went blasting the company about it, i could have written a book. But the next time wal-mart wont take my returns because i broke the product first, doesn't mean wal-mart (or insert your choice of retail establishments here) is a scam or a bad company. just my 2 cents. We are all adults, if you don't want to talk to a guy selling you stuff, then don't! SIMPLE!

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Old 07-21-2008, 09:34 PM
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and i was also curious to see what all this "google scam" stuff was all about. so i just clicked over from the google tab i had opened. typed in direct protect warranty, and the first thing that came up was the company's site. So... am I the dumb one for thinking that i paid money, got what i paid for, and so far things are checking out.. i dont think so. BUt, hey, Good luck to you all. As for my warranty, and my health insurance, and my car insurance, thank god i have them. You never want to have to use them, But they are a life saver when you do. (sometimes literally.)

God Bless

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Old 07-22-2008, 10:09 AM
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Okay, these clowns are still posting here and trying to appear legit. Here is the information I was able to extract out of them and where it leads, then decide for yourself...
I was contacted by someone who appeared to be a 702 area code number (Las Vegas, NV). They offered me an extended warranty on my car that at the end of the warranty would have exceeded the residual price of the car. Clearly a scam. I was able to get them to email some information to me (which looked pretty shady) and it was sent from mail@directprotectwarranty.com.
Browsing the website directprotectwarranty.com gets you a site with no addresses and only a toll-free number. Any reputable company would have more contact information on it. A whois lookup of the domain shows it to be 'privacy blocked', reputable companies wouldn't do this either.
A Google search of directprotectwarranty.com showed me a listing on Monster for telemarketing reps, but were listed under a local hospital (yep, they want us to believe that hospitals sell extended warranties). I contacted Monster's fraud department and had the listing taken down. In the listing, they had the number 714-415-7500.
Googling this number showed all kinds of telemarketing referral companies. I called this number pretending to be a wrong number and the receptionist told me they are C1F Marketing.
http://www.c1fmarketing.com/index.html styles themselves as a marketing company specializing in 'voice broadcasting' (Read: RoboCallers).
Ordinarily, when I post to forums like this, I stop with the above information, but I am sick and tired of these guys harrassing people, so here is a little more digging...
A Google search of c1fmarketing shows a lot of entries for Bill will the address of c1fmarketing@gmail.com and phone number of (714)625-8460 offering 'live transfers' of calls (which is the point of all of these robocalls, find a victim, transfer them to someone willing to sell them junk.)
Searching this number reveals that this person is Bill Mariner. He apparently has sold a lot of these 'Voice Boradcasting' and 'Business to Business Telemarketing' services along with hosting a number of 'Gold and Jewelry' parties and selling questionable 2% loans at http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/p...ighlight=japan
I can't say what Bill Mariner's association is with this company, but my guess is that he is the company. If you want these people to stop calling, press the number to get a live agent, ask them to call you right back on your 'other line', and give them the number(714)625-8460. I haven't gotten a call since.

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Old 10-06-2008, 09:40 AM
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Direct Protect Warrantees is a complete scam....They use Voice Broadcasting witch is illegal....The Warranty Companies they sell and the finance company that finance's there contracts is investigating them as we speak, along with other illegal rooms in CA....It`s a BIG deal. The industry is sick of these rooms and has a law firm building case`s to help the states attorney generals and the FBI....Direct Protect is the Worst......They have employed all the employee`s that got let go when GAW, another illegal room closed down. The Warranty Industry is sick of these bottom feeders and the corruption they bring. Buy there Warranty if they call you and then MEPCO, there finance company will reimburse you. Each time they will be fined 20k dollars.....Help stop these criminals.


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Old 10-10-2008, 01:11 AM
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I also used to work at Direct Protect Warranty and it is total BS. If you get a call saying your warranty is about to exspire, HANG UP IMMEDIATELY!! They use a two person sales pitch, 1st you'll speak to a "Warranty Specialist" who will tell you in so many words that the miles on your car have just gone over the cutoff to qualify for a warranty. Than they'll tell you " Let me see if there is something we can do for you" and transfer you to a so called "Program Director" to see if we can get you approved since you are over the milage. The Program Director will then tell you that he will go head and open you're file but you have to make a decision NOW since you are over the cutoff. It's all BS. The warranty is worthless. I guarantee that 80% of their employees would not pass a criminal background check that would be required at a ligitamit, well respected company, and thats a generous figure.

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Old 11-03-2008, 03:35 PM
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This company is out of control. Don't you think that if you wanted ssome sort of service you would call someone instead of having them call you. All the positive feed back is from people that work at this place. Here is all the information you will need.

Directprotect Warranty is a scamer - Managers are: There are a few more but we wont give out there numbers.....You guys need to stop
Mark Leitgeb cell #****
Ryan Earl cell #******

The company has several names that they go by " Directprotect Warranty, OC Auto, CF1 Marketing Onpoint Media". The pay checks are under the company Warranty Alliance Group, LLC located at 15991 Red Hill Ave. Suite 202, Tustin Ca. 92780. This is the primary location of the auto dialers and one of three call centers as well as The warranty Company Directprotect Warranty. Not to mention that they have call centers in Nevada, Georgia and India, Tustin, Santa Ana and Irvine that they utilize to send calls from the auto dialers from what is to be understood. The call center seems okay at first to prospective clients wanting more leads. After a little you start to get the idea the company may not be okay. You see the dialers call all numbers "Cell Phones, Police 911 trunk lines, Persons on the DO NOT call list, Home Land Security... you name it even youths cell phone asking a 14 year old if they wanted a warranty, debit consolidation or to refinance there mortgage" stating that this is your 2nd and finale notice that your warranty is about to expire. They are set to call all numbers example 555-555-5555 next 555-555-5554 and so on through all combinations or something very close to that. They may of had random data they received maybe on old or new numbers of everyone that had lets say ford or had applied for consolidation. Not likely I think most of it was very random. When some one in the call center would answer they would have NO information about this person or there car, debit or mortgage. They would simply ask do you own a vehicle between 1995 and 2007. Do you owe $10,000 or would you like to reduce your mortgage You must remember that when these dialers are running the majority of persons that would answer where senior citizens or person that has some sort of disability i.e. - Alzheimer's and are more then likely to be on a fixed income. Okay now that they have the person believing that there warranty would expire or they could lower there debit/mortgage, they would transfer them to a so called specialist of what ever type. If it were a warranty specialist let them know that "WOW" I don't know if there is anything that we can do for you because your vehicle was either out of warranty or past the cut off. Then they would tell them that they would need to get our program director. For mortgage and debit consolidation it would be some 2 nd rate company I wouldn't even give a quarter to. The program director however was someone that would walk around the office getting on the phone and tell people that we are going to make an exception that we don't normally do because your vehicle is either out of warranty or past the cut of date. Then they would say something like you have to let your warranty specialists know what your decisions is by the end of the call because if you have a problem later you would be crazy not to call us back, does that make scene? This was the warranty specialists". If you listen on these calls on mute you might think that this might be okay, I thought well if the warranty's are good then it can't be all bad but losing interest in the job. I lost credibility in the company especially when at one point as a I transferred a call and I told them that the person on the line could not remember there state but knew there city" Redington ". They told me they have Alzheimer's. The first person said they could not take the call. Two minutes later I transferred the call back to a new person, I listened in and sure enough they took there CC info. It took them about 1 1/2 hours they didn't know that I was listening. I found out later that these warranty are worth nothing. They trained people not to give out the company address, listed earlier in this letter. We all were told not to give out our company phone number until we had a credit card number. The phone numbers are "800-***, 866-***,888-***". I thought this more strange since they said that we would be written up if you gave out any of these numbers. The numbers that the auto dialers would use were made so that you could not call them back. . If the customer tried it would come back as not in service I was told that the company also started a direct mailing to FL., TN. and I think GA. When a customer would call in they would ask for the customer ID and ask to verify all the information. Well they already had all of it including the VIN of the vehicle in question. Staff was told not to tell the customer this because they were not suppose to have this information and they did mention that they could be in trouble. At this point I knew that company seemed a little strange. When customers would call in to try an cancel a warranty they would try anything to make them keep the warranty big discounts anything. When they finally said no and ask for a refund of the initial down payment, they would tell them that there was an administration fee of $100 - $150. In some cases if the person didn't speak the best of English and had already put down $495 the customer would say I don't care keep it I don't want the warranty. Now if these people read the contract properly they would understand that they were entitled to a full refund under the condition of the contract. Contracts would run from $2440 - $6,000 and pad the contract prices was recommended incase you needed to lower it to get them to buy. In the entire time that I worked with this company I only saw one claim approved. The person I talked said that when some one would talk to a service mechanic they would straight out and tell me that these underwriters where some of the worst they have seen in 30 years of business. I is interesting what you hear when your out smoking a cigarett.


This is a copy of someone that post it on scam.com and I can tell you that it is very real and this person did there home work.

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Okay, these clowns are still posting here and trying to appear legit. Here is the information I was able to extract out of them and where it leads, then decide for yourself...
I was contacted by someone who appeared to be a 702 area code number (
Las Vegas, NV). They offered me an extended warranty on my car that at the end of the warranty would have exceeded the residual price of the car. Clearly a scam. I was able to get them to email some information to me (which looked pretty shady) and it was sent from mail@directprotectwarranty.com.
Browsing the website directprotectwarranty.com gets you a site with no addresses and only a toll-free number. Any reputable company would have more contact information on it. A whois lookup of the domain shows it to be 'privacy blocked', reputable companies wouldn't do this either.
A Google search of directprotectwarranty.com showed me a listing on Monster for telemarketing reps, but were listed under a local hospital (yep, they want us to believe that hospitals sell extended warranties). I contacted Monster's fraud department and had the listing taken down. In the listing, they had the number #*****.
Googling this number showed all kinds of telemarketing referral companies. I called this number pretending to be a wrong number and the receptionist told me they are C1F Marketing.
http://www.c1fmarketing.com/index.html styles themselves as a marketing company specializing in 'voice broadcasting' (Read: RoboCallers).
Ordinarily, when I post to forums like this, I stop with the above information, but I am sick and tired of these guys harrassing people, so here is a little more digging...
A Google search of c1fmarketing shows a lot of entries for Bill will the address of c1fmarketing@gmail.com and phone number of *****offering 'live transfers' of calls (which is the point of all of these robocalls, find a victim, transfer them to someone willing to sell them junk.)
Searching this number reveals that this person is Bill Mariner. He apparently has sold a lot of these 'Voice Boradcasting' and 'Business to Business Telemarketing' services along with hosting a number of 'Gold and Jewelry' parties and selling questionable 2% loans at http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/p...ighlight=japan
I can't say what Bill Mariner's association is with this company, but my guess is that he is the company. If you want these people to stop calling, press the number to get a live agent, ask them to call you right back on your 'other line', and give them the number*****. I haven't gotten a call since.





I talked to the Warranty Person That took this call, I love smoke brakes:
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These guys have called me a number of times and I wanted to play with them a little bit. Usually if you ask a few questions, they hang up on you.
First, this block of phone numbers comes from Digicom Services, which provides 'disposable' phone numbers to scam artists like these guys. Their information is:
12923
Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA90066
Phone ****
Fax *****
I spoke with Chris Georger. They were good enough to offer me a three year extended warranty on my (make-beleive) car (2003 Chevy Impala LS) for $2995 ($495 of it up front, 208.33 a month). Even if they weren't in a boiler room somewhere in
Orange County, CA, that is about half the trade-in value of the car today, much less in three years when the warranty is supposed to end. He told me that I could find the contract information at www.royaladmin.com but none of the information emailed to me has Royal Admin on it anywhere, which makes me question whether or not they are actually affiliated.
The email they sent me comes from mail@directprotectwarranty.com. There is a website for directprotectwarranty.com, I tried calling the toll-free that is on the website (which is differnt than the number Chris gave me) When I asked for Chris Georger, I did get connected, so at least they are keeping that part of their story straight. Nowhere on the website is there any location information - no names, no addresses... a Whois search of the domain is privacy protected.
A Google search of directprotectwarranty is kinda interesting: There is a Google posting for MemorialCare Health Centers looking for Extended Warranty Reps. I am afraid to ask what kind of extended warranty a hospital would be trying to sell, but my guess is that someone posted the job using a hacked Monster account.
http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.as..._n=jobscomview
The posting had a phone number ****- Googling this number comes back with a number of interesting businesses in
Orange County, CA like 'Morgage Bang' (really). Calling this number gets you a very helpful receptionist at C1F Marketing, another one of these awesome virtual companies with a website and a phone number, but no contact information, no street address, and a privacy hidden. C1F Marketing styles itself as a 'Voice Broadcasting' company (read: 'Robo-Telemarketing'). The receptionist didn't know who Chris Georger was.
Okay, seriously, if this didn't look like a scam before, it really does now. This information will go to the appropriate consumer protection agencies of my home state and
California.
And yes, I really did give them the name Bartholomew Simpson - maybe they can sell me a warranty on my skateboard... !Ay Carrumba! It was hard not to giggle when they kept calling me Mr. Simpson.



If you don't call a company and you are contacted then you should not doe business with and look out for elderly persons that maybe at home because they ill into this trap allot.







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Old 01-17-2009, 12:38 AM
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Re: Direct Protect Warranty - Scammers!

how could an extended car warranty be a scam. you have health insurace. you have life insurance. you buy them just in case. its no different when the car insurance company calls you because its about to expire, and they offer you an extension on it. im a new employee at direct protect. theres no scam. i had to go through alot of training to learn everything aboute extended warranties. and of course its expensive. a fucking transmission costs 700$ plus labor. i think a 100$ deductible is better than a 2,400 dollar engine rebuild.

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:26 AM
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Re: Direct Protect Warranty - Scammers!

What a dumbass..LMAO

So all you have to pay is a $100 deductable!? Not the $2000+++ your scamming people out of for the cost of the so called warranty(it's not ever a real warranty) that 99% of auto repair shops dont take anyway. Trust me folks when I say it's a SCAM and a rip off. Alot of the people who work for this company are ex-convicts and low lifes. Keep your hard earned mony in your savings account instead of throwing it away to these cheats and liars. If anyone needs their address or direct phine numbers, I'll be more than happy to post them.

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Old 02-13-2009, 01:50 PM
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Re: Direct Protect Warranty - Scammers!

Well I got scammed..... So how do I go about getting my money back now?

One user stated calling mepco, is that the best way to go about it? If not I can call my credit card company. They also have my bank account info, so I'm thinking I should give my bank the heads up just incase they try to pull funds.


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