Company Representative for Becks Imports LLC
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bucks County, PA
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I didn't read all four pages, but I did see on page one the laughs about spies. I can tell you that Subaru, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and others troll forums and take note of certain things. If they can tie mods to an owner and deny a claim, they can then use the forum posts as evidence. They have done this in the past.
It's not widespread, and it is used (according to people I spoke with) as backup info, as they still have to physically verify your car was modded to deny a claim. They can't just point to an internet posting. A few extended warranty companies do this too.
It's not tin-foil hat time, but it's not pure paranoia either...it is happening, just not to the extent that some people hear via internet tall-tales.
Last edited by Bruce M.; 21st September 2011 at 08:52 PM.