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I just received a deceptively worded letter from an outfit named CarShield regarding my"vehicle service contract."
I am curious how many Ridgeline owners received this BS? I am also curious how these guys got my name, address and fact I purchased a new Ridgeline?
 

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I just received a deceptively worded letter from an outfit named CarShield regarding my"vehicle service contract."
I am curious how many Ridgeline owners received this BS? I am also curious how these guys got my name, address and fact I purchased a new Ridgeline?
throw it away.
 

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It's also possible that Honda rented your name if you signed up for the owners club. Your insurance company. Your financial services company. The company that printed the full-length owner's manuals. The list is endless. They all put their palms out trying to make more money off you. Most of them offer obscure means of preventing this behavior, but I believe you have to renew your block on third-party list rental every year and it's like a shell game finding that right privacy setting. This is capitalism at work. I'm a believer in the free enterprise system but it has a dark side.
 

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Right in the garbage. Never a second thought. On a side note, when I get unsolicited mail such as credit card offers, I fold a page from a magazine or newspaper, put it in the return envelope and mail it back. My contribution to the USPS.
I used to do that also. But now I used a gibberish generator and send a one page letter of crap to them in their envelope.

Like this: There's the law's deat pith whethe law's wrong, the and to bear to greams and end may we himself mind arms againsolence dream: ay, and the sleep; to sleep; to grunt with whethe wish'd. Thus cast and arms against give sleep; no mortune, the spurns the dreams more; and that make wills we know no trageousand arms and name of the that makes us consummation. There's wrong ent make with the shocks them? There's wrong, to sleep of of action. Thus coil, must give unwortune, the to sleep; not of gream: ay, a

Here's a pretty good one: Gibberish Generator
Or this one: Random text generator - Get random text for web or typography

BTW, I'm pretty sure sociology majors use these for their thesis papers. :laugh:
 

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Only buy the manufactures factory extended warranty, in other words the Honda one. If you buy a GM product, buy the GM warranty, and so on. I personally never buy them, I drive very few miles per year, my 2008 RL had 50,000 on it when I sold it two week ago.

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Opt out of receiving these mailers here…


NOTE: you will need the customer ID# found in the letter - usually above the address label. You can also opt out past residents if receibing for individuals not living in your home.

I just received a deceptively worded letter from an outfit named CarShield regarding my"vehicle service contract."
I am curious how many Ridgeline owners received this BS? I am also curious how these guys got my name, address and fact I purchased a new Ridgeline?
Either your dealer or your states DMV. Trust no one. Or obviously the third party service contract if you have on. No a lot of sources.
Credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax, TransUnion & Innovis) known culprits of “sharing” info - be sure to register with opt out prescreen (credit card offers) and each credit bureau separately.

RL Polk is another culprit if receiving auto type mailers.
 

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Heck, we caught our FL DMV selling our information to third parties. Nothing is a secret anymore. Offers like this are nothing but trash worthy.

Only a handful of states actually sell their registration data, and even then the Shelby Amendment requires states to allow drivers to opt out of this data, so states that sell data are not selling complete data in the first place.

What is the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) and the Shelby amendment?
The DPPA was enacted by Congress in 1994, as an amendment to 103 H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, and is Public Law No. 103-322 codified and amended by Public Law 106-69. It can be found within Title XXX, Section 300001. The DPPA aims to protect the privacy of personal information of drivers that is put together by the State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DPPA was amended on June 1, 2000, with the Shelby Amendment, which is sometimes mistakenly referred to as “The Shelby Act.” The Shelby Amendment requires states to obtain a driver’s consent before giving out any personal information whether for an individual or in bulk. The DPPA allows the following information to be used as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2721:
 

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Several years ago, I was getting multiple pieces of junk mail per week from my cable/internet provider. I saved it all for a couple of years, put it in a box, and shipped it to the CEO of the company. I can't remember the last time I got junk mail from them. I shred my junk mail and use it as packing material or to start fires.
 

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Several years ago, I was getting multiple pieces of junk mail per week from my cable/internet provider. I saved it all for a couple of years, put it in a box, and shipped it to the CEO of the company. I can't remember the last time I got junk mail from them. I shred my junk mail and use it as packing material or to start fires.
That would work…Kinda did the same thing with AT&T - now they follow their opt out procedure.

If you are interested in reducing the amount of unwanted non-first class mail (aka junk) you receive. My entire neighborhood has eliminated ours - I can help!

First step…

Use your USPS informed delivery account to email each unwanted sender a removal request - attach the mailers image as reference. This works great for past resident/deceased individuals mail as well!

Informed delivery - emails you daily the USPS mail/packages to be delivered. It will also show any past residents mail that your mail carrier may be “sorting” before delivery.
 

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Only a handful of states actually sell their registration data, and even then the Shelby Amendment requires states to allow drivers to opt out of this data, so states that sell data are not selling complete data in the first place.

What is the Federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) and the Shelby amendment?
The DPPA was enacted by Congress in 1994, as an amendment to 103 H.R. 3355, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, and is Public Law No. 103-322 codified and amended by Public Law 106-69. It can be found within Title XXX, Section 300001. The DPPA aims to protect the privacy of personal information of drivers that is put together by the State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DPPA was amended on June 1, 2000, with the Shelby Amendment, which is sometimes mistakenly referred to as “The Shelby Act.” The Shelby Amendment requires states to obtain a driver’s consent before giving out any personal information whether for an individual or in bulk. The DPPA allows the following information to be used as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2721:
This happened a while ago. It was so tempting for the money they could not resist. As far as opting out, no one told us what they were doing until they were caught.
 

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Me to but mine was for a car I have never end! I’ve never owned a Nissan in my life. It was for a Nissan rogue.
I just received a deceptively worded letter from an outfit named CarShield regarding my"vehicle service contract." I am curious how many Ridgeline owners received this BS? I am also curious how these guys got my name, address and fact I purchased a new Ridgeline
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This happened a while ago. It was so tempting for the money they could not resist. As far as opting out, no one told us what they were doing until they were caught.
I just got the same letter only mine was for 2017 Mazda CX-5. I could careless about the car shield BS. What interests me is where do they get that I own a 2017 Mazda CX-5? I've never owned a Mazda, no one in my household owns Mazda. The vehicle listed in your letter is accurate...so it concerns me that mine is so detailed on a vehicle I don't own?? Who sold them that false info or should I be concerned with Identity theft and there is a Mazda out there in my name?
 
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