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Posted: 1/19/2015 1:57:19 PM EST
IE: I've been getting "warranty" calls for a BMW I haven't had for months. They know everything about it.

Two people have sold the info: Either the DMV or the dealer.

Does anyone know?

Name, phone, vehicle, year were all available since they all know it.

Since the warranty company is violating the Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act, I don't see how the DMV isn't liable to enabling telemarketers...
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:04:04 PM EST
Guess we'll find out, sending out a FOIA request to the DMV.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:53:27 PM EST
Iirc car manuf get info on car owners to facilitate recall notices I believe. Maybe they distribute that info to dealers, warranty providers, or solicit you directly.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:17:37 PM EST
Your bank has the information, if you had/have a loan on it.

Also your insurance company.

Also anyone that did any work on it at all, even Jiffy Lube.

Anyone that you had an accident in it with. Their insurance company, etc.

Any parking stickers, etc.

There's probably a whole bunch of folks with the info.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:29:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ross:
Your bank has the information, if you had/have a loan on it.

Also your insurance company.

Also anyone that did any work on it at all, even Jiffy Lube.

Anyone that you had an accident in it with. Their insurance company, etc.

Any parking stickers, etc.

There's probably a whole bunch of folks with the info.
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true enough

infuriating
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:32:09 PM EST
Who do you think is more shady, the stealership or the DMV? My clear bet is it's the dealership or one of their partners.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:43:10 PM EST
Ever read a Carfax report? Both dealer and DMV contribute record information.

Insurance companies share information. Dealer might have both ownership and financial info, or bank.Credit Union, etc.


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Originally Posted By ebern220:
Who do you think is more shady, the stealership or the DMV? My clear bet is it's the dealership or one of their partners.
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 8:46:26 PM EST
As others have said, it probably was not the DMV. At least, not directly. DMV is authorized to provide certain information to certain parties (like insurance companies), but it doesn't sell your information to marketers.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:35:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 9:37:18 PM EST by ebern220]
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Originally Posted By olivers_AR:
Ever read a Carfax report? Both dealer and DMV contribute record information.

Insurance companies share information. Dealer might have both ownership and financial info, or bank.Credit Union, etc.



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Originally Posted By olivers_AR:
Ever read a Carfax report? Both dealer and DMV contribute record information.

Insurance companies share information. Dealer might have both ownership and financial info, or bank.Credit Union, etc.


Originally Posted By ebern220:
Who do you think is more shady, the stealership or the DMV? My clear bet is it's the dealership or one of their partners.



Carfax is not the same as junk mail spam or calls. I've never received phone calls to buy car warranties, only crap in the mail which starts arriving when the first "service" is due. Dealerships sell third party warranties for extra cash...
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