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Federal regulators are close to filing lawsuits against Car Warranty "robocallers"

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are close to filing
lawsuits against companies believed to be behind a national wave of
spam "robocalls" warning people that their auto warranties are
about to expire and they need to sign up for new service plans.
The Federal Trade Commission has inquiries under way into
several companies involved in the deceptive calls.
The FTC also is providing an electronic link on its homepage for
consumers to file complaints.
New York Senator Charles Schumer says the computerized calls can
eat up a consumer's cell phone minutes, possibly jacking up phone
He says the message "Your Car Warranty Has Expired" already
has brought some 300,000 complaints nationwide.

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  • by Mary Location: kentucky on May 12, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    Thank heavens...I get several calls a day from these people. I have a family plan with shared minutes, so by the time you throw in the times they are calling my 3 childrens' phones...who knows how many minutes are actually being used by this nonsense. I have hit the key numerous times to be removed from the list and it never happens.
  • by hotnana Location: ky on May 12, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    I get these calls two and thre times a day .Ihave even pushed the no call back number .I wouldnt mind it so much but i dont have a car.Andits a recording so i cant tellthem that so what can we do .
  • by KYMom Location: Salyersville on May 12, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    Please do! I have had probably 100 calls from them and I have even pushed the button to talk to someone several times to demand to be taken off their list... then 3 days later I get another phone call! Gah!
  • by j on May 12, 2009 at 07:59 AM
    Stick it to em. They've burnt up my cell-phone minutes with computerized calls & there's no actual "human" voice you can snap at before you hang up on it.
  • by Zeke Location: Olin on May 12, 2009 at 06:55 AM
    The warranty callers are no worse than the other callers, trying to seperate you from your money and disrupting your life, why don`t they crack down on all of them? The do not call list does not help that much, with all of the loopholes for them.


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