Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: DO NOT CLICK ON Cars.gov ... Beware of the Cash for Clunkers Program

DO NOT CLICK ON Cars.gov ... Beware of the Cash for Clunkers Program

 

Well!  Talk about an EYE OPENER!  Read this blog and watch this Video. 

What ever you do ... DO NOT!   Go TO Cars.gov ! 

Is it 1984? 

Thanks to Alice Linahan for this very enlightening post!

 

Please watch this video if you have considered the cash for clunkers program. It is possible your computer will be hacked legally and you may not want all info on your computer to be made available to some of the organizations that are authorized to read your files and your web browsing history. It is specified in the privacy agreement and if you feel confident enough with your browsing security, go to the site and read it. This is actually posted and not a right wing conspiracy plot or Obama bashing segment.

 

Remember my liberal friends here is the message. Are you going to attack the messenger or are you going to verify the facts. Although on this one if you go on Cars.gov I would not press enter to except! You have been warned!!

 

Comment balloon 18 commentsLisa Wetzel • August 01 2009 12:01PM

Comments

This sounds like hackers gone wild , and legally -- what is the world coming to.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) about 11 years ago

Bob and Carolin - Pretty scary if you ask me!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 11 years ago

That is amazing! If you want to go to cars.gov defiantly use someone else's computer! LOL! The Cash for Clunkers is a great program but I do not think the Government had any idea what they were in for when they initiated this program.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) about 11 years ago

Lisa,

Some of these computer people have way too much time on their hands.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) about 11 years ago

If our Federal Govt' can't manage a ONE Billion dollar program, how will they handle the new ONE TRILLION dollar+ health care program. I hope they tweak some things and fast.

Posted by Dallas Jensen about 11 years ago

Terrie - Maybe your best enemy?  LOL! 

Terry - Scary ... isn't it!

Dallas - That Is The One Trillion Dollar Question!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 11 years ago

Like healthcare isn't going to double a couple of times before it is actually done... 

And if the government can't handle something a used car lot can handle, why do we keep truting them with important things?

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) about 11 years ago

Terri, the way the government approaches things its more like the Keystone Cops.  They did not anticipate the response?  What did they think maybe 100 or 200? The worst is yet to come when they meddle with health care and decides who lives and who dies.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin about 11 years ago

Oh WOW! I'd better tell Steve. He was on there because he wants to trade in the Durango for another Prius like the one Jana has.

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 11 years ago

Lisa

Text of the Privacy Act & Security Statement at cars.gov:

"This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government. Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, Dot, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign."

Education is power and we will lose our freedom and the power to defend it if we are not educated on what Congress and Obama are up to

Posted by Alice Linahan (Voices Empower ) about 11 years ago

Sounds like a reality show, Government Gone Wild. Big brother is always watching, why are we surprised.

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) about 11 years ago

This stuff is getting way out of hand.  Thanks for the heads up.

Posted by Jim Valentine (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 11 years ago

That what people get for trusting other in order to get a free ride.

Posted by Lupe Medina & Oscar Matamoros (RE/MAX Metro Real Estate Services) about 11 years ago

The scary thing here is that some folks believe what Glen Beck says. I went to cars.gov, read the privacy policy and its not what Glen Beck says. 

Posted by Ron Parise (LocateHomes.com) about 11 years ago

Have you read the cash for clunker program rules.  They take the "clunker" which may be a fin running used auto, and break the engine and tow it to a salvage yard.  I think it is great getting people to buy new cars and all, but think about all the used autos that could have been given to the poor or underpriveledged that don't even have a car.  There will be fewer affordable used autos for those people now. 

Posted by Brian Griffis (Realty Choice) about 11 years ago

Brian - It's sda!  And, I heard tonight, that the disposal of the clunkers may be more hazardous tan leaving them n the road.  So ... it's lose lose!  Nice!

Ron - I haven;t read this but I will!

Lupe - I hate to think that's really the way it is!

Jim - You Bet, thank Alice!

Charles - Like 1984?

Alice - Thanks!  you are a great source of info and knowledge!  We'll keep watching yiour blog!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 11 years ago

Ron,

Please tell us what the text does say. The actual test. Not your interpretation.

Thanks, Jim

 

Posted by JIm Mukubansky about 11 years ago

Ron - ditto.  As i've previously stated elsewhere, you CAN"T login to cars.gov.  Only the participating dealers can.  Glenn Beck's "reporting" at its best, as always.

Here is the notice, as it appears.

"We respect your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our website.
This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices only, including how we collect and use your personal information. It does not apply to third-party websites that you are able to reach from this website, nor does it cover practices of other areas within the Department of Transportation. We encourage you to read those privacy policies to learn how they collect and use your information.
What We Automatically Collect Online
We collect information about your visit that does not identify you personally. We can tell the computer, browser, and web service you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the site to suit your needs. In the event of a known security or virus threat, we may collect information on the web content you view."
Source: http://www.dot.gov/privacy.html

 

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