Extended Car Warranty Scam Hits Kentucky Town
Warranty robocall scam surfaces in Boyle, Kentucky according to the Advocate-Messenger
Posted by Craig Randall
January 7, 2020
An oldy-but-a-goody is making its way back around — the vehicle warranty scam. The call comes from a local area code, even indicating the town you live in or one nearby, and first greets you with an urgent recording.
There are many “companies” who attempt to sell extended warranties by fraudulently representing car manufacturers
“If you don’t choose to stay on the line and speak to one of our representatives, your car warranty will be cancelled immediately …” Then the “representative” comes on the line, aggressively asking for the make, model and year of your car.
“It’s one of our more common and frequent scams. I don’t think it ever really died out,” says Kim Sweazy, director of operations for the Better Business Bureau of Central and Eastern Kentucky. She said if given the chance, the man on the other end of the phone will likely ask for your debit or credit card information.
There are many “companies” who attempt to sell extended warranties by fraudulently representing car manufacturers, which is why they pretend to have the victim’s warranty information. These same companies are infamous for selling warranties and refusing to reimburse for the repairs they say they cover.
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