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Driving home the meaning of Do Not Call to car warranty telemarketers

Driving home the meaning of Do Not Call to car warranty telemarketers

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Do Not Call. Seems easy enough to understand. But some companies just don’t adhere to the law, which says commercial telemarketers can’t bug you if you’ve postcard1registered for the federal Do Not Call list. In particular, the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys have declared war, so to speak, on a number of companies that advertise so-called extended vehicle warranties through the use of deceptive “robo-calls” and official-looking postcards similar to the one on the left.

A few months ago, All Consuming tipped you that the Washington Attorney General’s Office is leading a 40-state investigation into these types of businesses.  Many of these companies make it appear that they are associated with your car’s manufacturer but it’s not true. Their pitches are designed to pressure you into buying an expensive service contract.

While our investigation moves forward, a number of other officials are swooping in too:

Read the FTC's tips on how to steer clear of deceptive warranty scams.

Have you received any robo-calls lately advertising car warranties/service contracts?

 


 

Posted by AGO Blog Moderator at 06/24/2009 04:02:20 PM | 


My elderly mother continues to get these phone calls; we also both continue to receive the postcard solicitations in the mail. [BLOG MODERATOR'S NOTE: Personal contact information was removed from this post.]
Posted by: Diane Jackson ( Email ) at 6/27/2009 12:48 PM


This must be stop! The people behind this fraud must pay for whatever damages they've done. Thanks for the post!
Posted by: discountautoparts ( Email ) at 7/1/2009 7:02 AM


Crap like this hurts all of the hard working honest companies that are trying to do business right. I is also a cheap shot at consumers that do not deserve to be bothered or ripped off. Keep up the good fight
Posted by: Extended Vehicle Warranties ( Email ) at 2/11/2010 6:42 AM


There is not enough being done to shut these companies down. I had a number of issues regarding one particular company and I have had enough. The need to be heavily fined for miss selling. [AGO BLOG MODERATOR'S NOTE: This comment came from an email address in the UK. The Do Not Call rules apply in the United States. That said, check out our Nov. 8, 2010, news release about a settlement with U.S. Fidelis.]
Posted by: driving schools sheffield ( Email ) at 11/1/2010 6:36 AM


Crap like this hurts all of the hard working honest companies that are trying to do business right. I is also a cheap shot at consumers that do not deserve to be bothered or ripped off. Keep up the good fight
Posted by: earl Libby ( Email ) at 12/1/2011 1:20 AM


This must be stop! The people behind this fraud must pay for whatever damages they've done. Thanks for the post!
Posted by: adamj ( Email ) at 12/7/2011 11:43 PM


This is really very useful post. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: AMT Service Corp ( Email ) at 1/11/2014 2:12 AM


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