Have you been receiving those auto robocalls on your phone about your auto warranty? We sure have! If you didn't know, those are a scam!
The call usually comes from a pre-recorded voice, with an urgent message about your vehicle’s warranty or insurance.
When scammers provide this specific (albeit publicly available) information, you may be more willing to listen, respond and act. But the FCC said there are steps you can take to protect yourself.
They say if you don’t recognize the number, don’t answer the call. Any legitimate caller will leave a message.
If you already have an auto warranty, call your provider.
The FCC urges call recipients not to respond to anyone who is pressuring them to act quickly or to pay over the phone.
If you have done either of these things, move quickly to protect yourself.
When it comes to robocalls in general, the FCC is hammering down on enforcement activity, issuing fines against people or companies making robocalls. It’s also working with phone providers to introduce new call-blocking technology, and giving companies the ability to block unwanted calls to stop them from ever reaching consumers.
Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air. Listen below...