Auto Warranty Scam Targeting Utica Area

A new car warranty scam is targeting vehicle owners in the Utica area as if the repeated ‘extended car warranty’ robocalls weren’t bad enough. This time, the scam is coming in the mail.

The letter or call tries to trick consumers into buying a service contract for their vehicle. Often, scammers pretend the offer is from the car manufacturer or dealership.

Vehicle owners in the area are receiving notices on pink paper advising them to ‘activate a vehicle service contract’ on their cars or trucks. Consumers are encouraged to call an 877 number that reportedly connects them to ‘SAP – Service Agreement Program’. A simple Google search of the BBB reveals this warranty company is a scam. The ‘warranty’ it hawks provides little to no coverage to buyers.

Unfortunately, warranty scams are not uncommon. The government is continuing efforts to stop fraudulent calls and letters. The FTC has paid out millions of dollars to thousands of people who were duped by these scams.

Get a Warranty Scam in the Mail?

If you receive a letter or phone call from someone suggesting your vehicle’s warranty is about to expire, or needs to be activated, call the dealership where you purchased your vehicle or the manufacturer. Consumer Reports says you should not call the number listed on the letter. It could be a warranty scam.

Like any phone or mail scam, never give your personal information to someone online or over the phone. “Do not provide any personal information, such as a social security number, credit card information, driver’s license number or bank account information to any caller unless you can verify you are dealing directly with a legitimate company with which you have an established business relationship,” advises the FCC.

Bottom line: if you get a call, hang up. If you get a letter, throw it away.

If you have any questions, call us at 315-733-2277 or call your vehicle’s manufacturer, or your dealership.


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Pizza Places in Utica NY

Where Can You Get the Best Pizza in Utica NY?

The fundamentals of pizza are the same wherever you go: dough, sauce, and cheese. As any pizza lover will tell you, there’s a lot of variation from one pizza place to another. So where can you find the best pizza in Utica NY?

Out of three basic components, there are infinite pizza permutations — and that’s before we’re even talking about toppings. Pizza excellence is in the eye of the beholder — or the hand of the slice holder. Is your preference thick or thin crust? Smothered in cheese or less cheesy? Whatever you like, you can find a pizza place in Utica that serves just that.

Here at Nimey’s New Generation Cars, we tend to get our pizza from Jonny’s Pizza on Genesee Street. Not only is the pizza delicious, the slices are humungous.

Pizza in Utica NY
Lunch time. Can you see how huge those slices are?

We don’t want you to rely on just our opinion, so we asked everyone we knew where they get the best pizza in Utica, and — WHEW — we’re they ready to tell us.

So if you’re looking for a delicious slice, where should you go? One of these spots:

Best Pizza Places in Utica NY

Is a pizza place missing from this list? Let us know.


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