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 registered 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?